West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (WHCC) announced the nominees for the 39th Annual West Hollywood Creative Business Awards 2023 (CBA). A ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at the 1 Hotel West Hollywood, at 8490 Sunset Boulevard. Presented by Raleigh Enterprises, CBA celebrates businesses that have shown innovation and creativity in their business models; nominees were selected by their peers in the community, and the winners are chosen by the WHCC Membership. Awards are handed out when the winners are announced at the eagerly anticipated yearly event. For decades this award ceremony has been touted as “Los Angeles’ business community’s most powerful networking event of the year!”
The event is produced by Chris Isaacson Presents with musical performances by Armenian born Award-winning Blues & Rock guitar virtuoso SUREN ARUSTAMYAN, and Universal Recording Artist & Hollywood “It” Girl, singer BRENNA WHITAKER! This event will be hosted by SAG Award-winning Comedic Film & Television star KATE FLANNERY (The Office, The Masked Singer, YouTube’s PBC).
This gala event is the most important annual fundraiser for WHCC, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. The night begins at 6:00PM PT with a reception and silent auction sponsored by Beverly Center (https://beverlycenter.com) and closes with an after-party sponsored by Capitol Drugs (www.capitoldrugs.com).
The event honors a long-standing business with the Legacy Award and this year’s honoree is Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas (https://sunsetmarquis.com/) celebrating 60+ years in West Hollywood. The Sunset Marquis stands as an innovative establishment under ownership of George Rosenthal, and his son Mark Rosenthal, since 1963. Nestled upon a sprawling expanse of 3.25 acres, adorned with magnificent tropical gardens, this venerable hotel offers 100 suites and 52 villas. For six decades, the hotel has been a creative hub and home away from home, for actors, comedians, writers, and various artists and designers and when the hotel opened in 1963, the hotel welcomed the newest breed of entertainers: rock stars.
The hotel is located on a tranquil residential cul-de-sac, mere steps from the renowned Sunset Strip, in the center of West Hollywood.
Encompassing the beautiful gardens are two outdoor swimming pools; Cavatina, an Al Fresco style restaurant; Bar 1200; The Wellness Studio complete with an array of the latest fitness equipment; and Spa that is a sanctuary of serenity. The enclave also includes Nightbird Studio, where dozens of Grammy-winning records have been produced, and the Morrison Hotel Gallery. Ingrained in West Hollywood’s fabric for over six decades, The Sunset Marquis continues to build its cherished legacy.
The CBAs pays tribute to twenty-one (21) nominated businesses in seven (7) categories with the awards’ winners chosen for their innovative approach to business and creative merits in product(s) and service(s) by the WHCC Membership and staff. The criterion for selection was that the business be a WHCC Member and have made significant contributions to the West Hollywood business community. Members vote for their favorite nominees via an online ballot and the winners are announced at the event. Donations raised at the event help to fund programs and promotions for the West Hollywood business community.
The 2023 CBA Nominees by Category are:
Creative Concept Award:
A business that is an innovator of a cool new concept, product, or service:
Corporate Innovation Award:
A business that has shown creative innovation in their corporate business model.
John Chase Art & Design Award:
A business that falls into the categories of art, film, performance art, fashion, design, architecture, or any other creative arts realm.
Creative Communications Award:
Awarded to a business within public relations, marketing, outdoor media, branding, televisual arts, copyrighting, technology, social media, graphic design, writing, etc.
WeHo Attraction Award:
Awarded to a business that attracts people to the West Hollywood area or caters to the visitor and tourism market.
Innovative Sustainability Award:
Awarded to a business that seeks to innovate green, sustainable products/services and is environmentally friendly, while striving to forward global social progress.
Creative Community Service Award:
Awarded to a business or individual who has shown exemplary service to the community philanthropically, or as a volunteer, an ambassador, a non-profit, or a representative of government.
MORE ABOUT LEGACY HONOREE – SUNSET MARQUIS HOTEL & VILLAS:
Learn more about the Legacy Award honoree https://sunsetmarquis.com/about-west-hollywood-hotel/history/