West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (WHCC) announced its list of nominees for the 38th Annual West Hollywood Creative Business Awards 2022 (CBA) set to take place on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the 1 Hotel West Hollywood, at 8490 Sunset Boulevard. Presented by urbn leaf (www.urbnleaf.com), the ceremony will celebrate businesses that have shown innovation and creativity in their business models; nominees 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!”
WHCC, is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization and the event serves as a fundraiser. The night begins at 6:00PM PT with a reception and silent auction sponsored by Beverly Connection (www.thebeverlyconnection.com) and Better than Sex: A Dessert Restaurant (www.betterthansexdesserts.com).
It closes with an after-party sponsored by Capitol Drugs (www.capitoldrugs.com). The event sees twenty-one (21) nominees 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 2022 CBA Nominees by category are:
Creative Concept Award:
A business that is an innovator of a cool new concept, product, or service
- Beaches Weho
- The Rink at Summer on Sunset by The Sunset Strip Business Improvement District
- The Woods WeHo
Corporate Innovation Award:
A business that has shown creative innovation in their corporate business model
- Hotel Ziggy by Springboard Hospitality Group
- MARCELL VON BERLIN
- Serve Robotics
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.
- Atacama Home
- Kimia Arya, Corp.
- Welcome to the Brightside
Creative Communications Award:
Awarded to a business within public relations, marketing, outdoor media, branding, televisual arts, copyrighting, technology, social media, graphic design, writing, etc.
- Chapter 2
- Orange Barrel Media
- The Sax Agency
WeHo Attraction Award:
Awarded to a business that attracts people to the West Hollywood area, or caters to the visitor and tourism market
- Dialog Cafe
- Mystery Pier Books, Inc
- Tail ‘o the Pup
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
- 1 Hotel West Hollywood
Creative Community Service
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
- Tom Sopit, Employees Only
- Trans Can Work, Inc.
The WEHO Chamber of Commerce Creative Business Legacy Award 2022 will honor the continuing West Hollywood retail triumph Pink Dot (www.pinkdot.com) and owner Sol Yamini. With a powerful name respected globally for convenience, customer service and selection, Pink Dot’s success story is every bit as colorful as the trademarked rose-hued vintage Volkswagen Bugs that for early decades were their delivery cars that could be seen across the city. In 2004, Los Angeles native and entrepreneur Sol Yamini, at only 23 years old, led a group of investors to become the majority owner of the store chain. In an effort to refocus their resources, the new owner closed all but the original flagship store on Sunset Blvd. By building brand equity back into the company’s busiest location, the chain was moved into the delivery business model early which soon steered the store back to record high sales.
Learn more about legacy award honoree Sol Yamini and the iconic Pink Dot at www.wehochamber.com/CBA2022. For more event information, sponsorship, and tickets, visit www.wehochamber.com/cba.