WEHO TIMES Among Nominees Announced for West Hollywood Creative Business Awards 2017

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The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (WHCC) will host the West Hollywood Creative Business Awards 2017 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at The Jeremy West Hollywood, at 8490 Sunset Boulevard. The festivities begin at 6:00 PM with a reception and silent auction sponsored by Beverly Center.

This gala is the West Hollywood Chamber’s most prestigious and longest-running event, now in its 34th year. Each year the Chamber celebrates businesses that have shown innovation and creativity in their business model. The nominees are selected by their peers and the winners are voted by the WHCC Membership and announced at the event.

The Creative Business Awards (CBA) is the most important fundraiser for WHCC, a 501c6 non-profit organization. Funds raised from this event help to contribute to programming and promotions for the business community. The twenty-one (21) nominees in seven (7) categories were chosen for their innovative approach to business and/or creative merits in product and service by the WHCC Membership, its Board of Directors and the Special Events Committee.

The criterion for selection requires the businesses to be WHCC Members in good standing 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.

The 2017 CBA nominees by category are:

HONOREES & NOMINEES
34th Annual West Hollywood CREATIVE BUSINESS AWARDS 2017

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Alan Johnson and William Karpiak
Ramada Plaza West Hollywood

CREATIVE CONCEPT
Pride Card Services
Synhergy
Tocaya

CORPORATE INNOVATION
Faring
Klean Treatment Centers
Thomas Employment Law Advocates, LLP

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Ascencia
Café D’Etoile
Institute of Public Strategies

CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS
Gear 6 Productions
Sam Borelli, Consultant & Educator
WEHO TIMES

WEHO ATTRACTION
Catch
Chamberlain West Hollywood
Micky’s

INNOVATIVE SUSTAINABILITY
Cycle Hop for WeHo Pedals
West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation
Zipcar

JOHN CHASE ART & DESIGN
Jon Viscott
Maxfield
R&A Architects for Faring Townhouse

 

ABOUT THE AWARD CATEGORIES

Creative Concept – awarded to a business that is an innovator of a cool new concept, product or service.

Corporate Innovation – awarded to a business that has shown creative innovation in their corporate business model. 

John Chase Art & Design Award – awarded to a business that falls into the categories of art, performance art, fashion, design, architecture or any other creative arts realm.

Creative Communications – 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 visitors to West Hollywood or caters to the visitor and tourism market.

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.

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.

MORE ABOUT WHCC

Founded in 1921, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6, non-profit organization which 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. We advocate and represent business interests to government while enhancing the quality of community life and promoting the uniqueness of West Hollywood.

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Marco Colantonio is a longtime West Hollywood resident and community activist, former West Hollywood Disabilities Advisory Board member and founder/publisher emeritus of WEHO TIMES.
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