The Chamber has several subject specific committees, which function as educational/developmental focus groups and networking opportunities. These committees serve a wide and diverse range of the local business community. Topics range from Public Policy, to Education and Marina Affairs. Committees are the catalysts of our organization. It is through committee work that the Chamber's mission is fulfilled and members are served. Please see the complete list below of our current, standing committees.
The Ambassadors are official Chamber cheerleaders! These volunteers provide a strong communication link between Chamber members, staff and the Board of Directors. The Ambassador committee was formed with improvement of member retention in mind. Ambassadors work to contact and stay in touch with new members throughout the first year of membership and promote Chamber benefits and resources. The Chamber is always looking for new Ambassadors. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please do not hesitate to contact the Chamber office. The Ambassadors meet directly following the Business Developement committee.
The Business Development Committee, which meets every other month from 8 - 10 am, provides Chamber members with tangible skills to enhance, grow and analyze their businesses. BD is primarily focused on the development of small businesses. Past meeting topics include gaining access to credit and capital, the basics of networking, how to effectively market your business online and in print, and tax preparation for the small business owner, to name a few. Business Development is an open committee available for all members to attend. The Chamber encourages you to stop by and apply the presented knowledge to your business so that you can see positive results as soon as possible.
Did you know that one in eight jobs is in the creative industry sector? The LAX coastal service area is rich in creativity and includes local advertising agencies, entertainment consulting firms, social media companies, production studios, and one of the most well-known art schools in the country. The Chamber has recently honed in on these creative resources in its backyard and this committee's mission is to bring information and awareness to the importance of the creative industry as one of the most important economic drivers in our region. This committee will provide attendees with topical information regarding the rise in the creative sector and will also serve as a forum for focused, industry-specific networking.
The Education Commitee works with area schools to support quality education programs. They encourage local businesses to assume an active role in sponsoring education programs. The committee meets at 8 am on the 1st Friday of every month (dark from June to August).
The Marina Affairs Committee reviews issues related to Marina del Rey development, business and growth, and works closely with the Department of Beaches and Harbors. The committee meets at 8 am.
The Public Policy Committee monitors the policies and regulations of local, county and state governmental agencies and assesses their immediate and future impacts on area businesses. They meet with government officials to shape policy and to bring the needs of area businesses to their attention. The committee meets at 7:45 am.
The Technology Committee strives to enhance the skills of business people in the realms of social media and marketing, internet security, communication systems, green technology and beyond, in order to keep Chamber members updated on the most current trends and developments in the technological world. Join us at 8 am and get connected!
This committee updates our members on the current state of the local tourism/hospitality industry. Occasional events are held to promote travel and tourism in our LAX coastal community.
The mission of the LAX Coastal Young Professionals is to promote business networking, community involvement, and the advancement of professionalism. The LAX Coastal Young Professionals support a "young at heart" attitude and infuse a youthful energy into the business community while enhancing their networking abilities, strengthening leadership skills, and developing meaningful relationships in business. The YP planning committee meets at 5:30 pm.