WeHo Chamber to Host Virtual State of the City 2020 “The Big Shift”

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The City of West Hollywood is partnering with the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (WHCC) for the Chamber’s annual State of the City 2020 event on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. online. Presented by the West Hollywood Travel + Tourism Board, State of the Union 2020 aims to engage the City’s business leaders and the community at-large in a conversation about new initiatives, economic trends, and innovations in West Hollywood.

This year’s theme, “The Big Shift”, will examine the tresponse to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To register to participate in the State of The City 2020 event, please visit https://www.wehochamber.org/events/WEST-HOLLYWOOD-STATE-OF-THE-CITY-2020-1906/details.

More than 300 local business leaders will gather online for the occasion. City of West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath and West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Chair Nick Rimedio will provide opening remarks and West Hollywood City Manager Paul Arevalo will present the State of The City keynote address.

Andrea Batista Schlesinger from HR&A Advisors will be the event’s featured speaker. She will discuss the importance of positioning the business community toward a resilient future. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has presented unique challenges to the City of West Hollywood’s local businesses and workforce. HR&A’s current work with the City’s Vision 2050 strategic planning process establishes a framework that addresses how to best position West Hollywood for a just and resilient recovery that responds to the unique needs of the local economy and addresses underlying inequities; to provide technical support in convening stakeholders to implement strategic initiatives; and to connect to state and federal aid programs where possible to support local action.

Following the featured speaker, a panel of local experts will discuss ways in which the community can assist businesses for a resilient recovery.

For additional information about the State of The City 2020 event, please contact the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at (323) 650-2688.

The City of West Hollywood is taking extensive steps to support local businesses and workers during this unprecedented time. The City of West Hollywood has produced a Toolkit For West Hollywood Businesses affected by COVID-19. A PDF of the kit can be downloaded, along with links to guidance for businesses and workplaces, from the City’s website at www.weho.org/business.

The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce supports and promotes a community environment where commerce can flourish. The Chamber fosters prosperity and champions local business by providing resources and leadership to advance activity through economic development. For more information, please visit www.wehochamber.com.

The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. When in public, community members should maintain your space with social (physical) distancing of at least six feet, and cover your face. Public Health officials recommend that everyone continue to follow physical distancing and infection control directives and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when in contact with other people not in your household. For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit the City’s website www.weho.org/coronavirus.

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