Mother’s Day Specials

With Mothers’s Day coming up on Sunday, May 10, we have a special opportunity to thank the wonderful mothers in our lives and support our local business community. Here at the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, we are arranging a list of businesses in our membership you can support on this year’s Mother’s Day. See below for great offers in our area:


Benny’s Tacos- 10% Off if you mention the LAX Coastal Chamber.

Rise and Shine Catering- Individually boxed food catering.

Cantalini’s Salerno Beach Restaurant- Lamb Chops, Lobster Ravioli, Chicken, and Crab specials.

Truxton’s American Bistro- $10 Brunch & $12 Dinner

Fleming’s Steak House- 3 Course Mother’s Day Meal at Home

El Pollo Loco- Mother’s Day Gift Cards

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill- Mother’s Day Family Meals for Home


The Westin LAX- Mother’s Day Surf and Turf from the Daily Grill

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey: Cast & Plow Mother’s Day Brunch Box.

Hilton Garden Inn: Online gift cards available

Jamaica Bay Inn : Email to request online gift cards

Marina del Rey Hotel: Email to request online gift cards 

Marina del Rey Marriott: Online gift cards available

Shops & Stores

Flowers by Felicia- Mother’s Day Flowers

A Message from the LAX Coastal Chamber

The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce has been following the issue regarding COVID-19 very closely. Out of an abundance of caution, based on recommendations received from the Governor’s Office, LA County Board of Supervisors, and LA City leadership we are suspending all in-person events, meetings and programs effective immediately through May 15, 2020.

Recommendations from experts and authorities are asking that large gatherings be suspended for the next few weeks to provide a gap that could help curtail the expansion of the virus. We will follow this recommendation and will postpone all special events and move our small events, such as our committees and networking gatherings, to online programming when possible. 

We appreciate your patience and support during this time. The health of our community is our paramount concern, and the Chamber will continue to be proactive in this current climate of uncertainty. 

We have been the voice of business in this community since 1953 and we will not waiver from that commitment. We must all rally together to get through this time, and the Chamber will continue to be here for our members and the community. While this is impacting all of our businesses, we want to you to remember that, when you can, please support our local business community – even if it’s liking their post on social media, giving them a positive review, using online delivery services – every little bit we do to support each other will go a long way.

Lastly, we encourage you to get the most local, accurate/fact-based information regarding Coronavirus. For the most up to date information from the City and official public health agencies on COVID-19, visit Other sources for accurate and up-to-date information, include and

Angelenos are also encouraged to sign up for Notify LA to receive the latest emergency alerts from the City of Los Angeles.

See our full resource list here.

Thank you for your continued support and keep washing those hands!

Christina Davis President/CEO

Protectors Appreciation Week, February 24-February 28, 2020

To whom it may concern:

Every year the LAX Coastal Chamber plans an event to celebrate the men and women who protect our community day after day. While we have traditionally done a lunch event at a hotel inviting 50 local protectors, this year we thought we would try something new to make an even greater impact.

We are excited to announce the launch of Protectors Appreciation Week (PAW) celebrating LAPD Pacific Area, Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, LA County Lifeguards, US Coastguard, County and City LAFD and LAWA Police Detail. This celebration will allow us to honor our local protectors at their stations—enabling us to reach more officers and not disrupt day-to-day operations. We’re looking forward to showing our appreciation by serving meals, offering treats, raffling prizes, giving thank you cards and more.

This week-long celebration would not be possible without the support of our members! Please join us in celebrating those that keep our business and residential communities safe by committing to one of the following sponsorships:


– $2,500 Platinum Sponsor – Headline recognition at all PAW events at stations, logo on banners/poster/flyers in community, title recognition in all press releases, selection of 2 station events

– $1,000 Gold Sponsor – recognition PAW events at stations, logo on banners/poster/flyers in community, recognition in all press releases, selection of 1 station event

– $500 Silver Sponsor – Logo on posters/flyers in community, recognition in all press releases

Additionally, we will be recruiting volunteers from our local community to help ensure this program is a success. If your company would like to volunteer to assist us with this project or donate a raffle prize for the Protectors, please let us know. We can be reached at 310.645.5151 or at

We appreciate your consideration!


Christina Davis


Spotlight Contest! Submit Your Story

The annual LAX Coastal Magazine & Business Guide is not only a great chance to advertise your business, it is also an opportunity to tell your story. Each year we highlight one business for all of the industries we represent (for FREE!). We share their stories of triumph, innovation, and philanthropy, allowing our readers to get to know the people behind the business, the same way we do as LAX Coastal Chamber staff.

Do you have an amazing story to tell? Are you challenging the status quo? Are you bringing a fresh take to an old issue? If so, we want to hear about it! As an LAX Coastal Chamber member, you are encouraged to submit your story for a chance to be highlighted in the 2020 issue of the LAX Coastal Magazine. We pride ourselves on publishing our magazine as an informative, meaningful, and heartfelt resource, but we need your stories to make that happen. From stories of overcoming adversity, embracing diversity, uplifting the community, and more, we want them all; so please, share your story with the LAX Coastal community today.

You are what makes us strong, so isn’t it time that you had your moment in the spotlight?

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2020 LAX Coastal Magazine Spotlight Contest

Submission Guidelines

*Advertisement submissions will not be accepted. Please submit engaging, entertaining stories of interest, not your most recent sale or billboard.

Looking to advertise? Ad sales for the 2020 LAX Coastal Magazine & Business Guide are open! Download the rate sheet today.

Magazine Spotlight: Wellness, Fitness & Personal Care 2

Pg. 75 of the 2019 LAX Coastal Magazine & Business Guide

With aging comes the natural diminishing of our body’s production hormones; specifically estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. As a result, certain symptoms such as hot flashes, forgetfulness, anxiety, sleep disruption, low libido, moodiness, weight gain and difficulty maintaining muscle tone are common. Before these symptoms become intolerable, it’s possible to restore your body back to its beautiful balance.

Maintaining balance is the goal of any hormone replacement therapy. Your choices include using naturally plant-derived compounded bio-identical hormones or manufactured synthetic hormones.

Bio-Identical hormones are plant-derived hormones, prepared from precursors found in wild yam or soybean. They are compounded by specially trained pharmacists in a sterile environment to be identical to the hormones produced by the human body. Therefore, the body reads them as familiar and they are readily received.

Synthetic hormones are artificial and not found in nature. They are chemically altered substances that are not identical in structure or activity to natural human hormones. Because these hormones are altered, there are many undesired (and often dangerous side effects) associated with them.
For those looking to explore these options, Dr. Gail N. Jackson has a passion for ensuring excellent care for all women and offers services such as bio-identical hormone treatments, gynecology and the lady lyft.

Read more in the 2019 LAX Coastal Magazine & Business Guide

Magazine Spotlight: Wellness, Fitness & Personal Care 1

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The Boys & Girls Club of Venice (BGCV) recently celebrated 50 years of fulfilling their mission to support young people in reaching their potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. With nationally recognized, after-school enrichment programs and a network of more than 50 partners, BGCV offers youth a “home away from home” during the critical hours after school when children are most vulnerable to crime, violence and unsafe behaviors.

In 2018, BGCV expanded their programs to include ukulele, drums & percussion, music production, ballet, Capoeira, indoor soccer, 3D printing and so much more at no additional cost to members.

When you support BGCV, you’re not just sending a child to an afterschool program—you’re breaking the cycle of poverty in Los Angeles. You’re funding good grades, healthy meals, leadership development, and career readiness. Our programs are as vital to the community as street lamps, and your investment helps children shine.

Read more in the 2019 LAX Coastal Magazine & Business Guide

Magazine Spotlight: Transportation & Aviation Services

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When the ribbon was cut at the end of 2018, the $516-million overhaul of Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) came in on schedule and on budget, with no lost-time injuries over the four-year construction project that modernized the 34-year-old building.

“Building a world-class airport requires a team of committed partners, and with our Terminal 1 renovation we delivered what we envisioned” said Deborah Flint, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). “Thanks to the leadership of Southwest Airlines, Hensel Phelps, 35 subcontracted companies, and LAWA employees—the project was built safely, on-time,and on-budget. There is now an exceptional experience for the almost 10 million guests who travel through Terminal 1 annually.”

Originally published at

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Magazine Spotlight: Shopping & Retail

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If you’ve ever wanted to knit a scarf, crochet a blanket or complete a needlepoint to hang on your wall, the L.A. County Yarn Crawl is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. During this two-weekend event, taking place in April 2019, Needlepoints West will be one of 20 stores throughout LA to open its doors for newbies, novices and experts for a day filled with yarn, crafting, giveaways and more.

“It’s a fab event,” says Needlepoints owner Joanne Bronson. “You really see stores at their very best. It’s a party atmosphere and a great time to think about taking up a new hobby.” Joanne’s shop, which opened in 1972, has thousands of bundles of yarn and thread lining its walls—made from anything from cotton, wool, corn, silk, alpaca, milk and cashmere—making it a stitcher’s (or a “fiber-ista’s”) dream.

Joanne says the goal of the LA Yarn Crawl is to get people excited about all the different craft and art opportunities associated with yarn, meet fellow enthusiasts, and perhaps, learn a new skill. “People want to start knitting for a wide variety of reasons, whether they want to make a gift for someone special in their lives, they want to get involved in charities that revolve around knitting or maybe they are retired, and they want to be part of a community,” she says. “It’s also great for people wanting to de-stress because working with your hands is very relaxing; there is definitely a Zen to it.”

Originally published in The HomeTown News

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Magazine Spotlight: Real Estate 2

Pg. 66 of the 2019 LAX Coastal Magazine & Business Guide.

The concept of coworking has developed beyond a change in a professional’s workday—it’s changed the way people do business. In 1994, the Chiat/Day ad agency built a New York office that was designed to break every workplace tradition, with the help of Italian architect Gaetano Pesce. There were no offices or personal desks, the walls literally glowed with vibrant colors and hieroglyphs and surfaces were built to seemingly hinder productivity (such as tables coated with resin that made paper stick to the surface and chairs that wobbled intentionally).

As expected, the workers of Chiat/Day abandoned the space within a year, but the coworking community sees that office as a revolution. It was one of the first creative, open-planned, collaborative spaces within Corporate America, and it taught the rest of us that it’s okay to break the rules and to learn from our failures. Bets10

Today, there are currently more 18,900 coworking spaces worldwide with 1.7 million cumulative members. Office buildings are advertising open “Creative Space” and abandoning traditional offices, enticing new tenants with open floor plans and exposed architectural features. Nonstandard items such as treadmill desks and office yoga are no longer startling concepts, they’re becoming commonplace. While many feel there are downsides to this new, collaborative workplace (such as noise distraction and a higher likelihood of spreading illness), with more than 70% of US offices featuring an open-plan design something is obviously working.

Interested in seeing if this modern workplace is for you? Visit LAX Coworking in the LAX Coastal Chamber’s office, or proud member Industrious in the Playa District.

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Magazine Spotlight: Real Estate 1

Pg. 65 of the LAX Coastal Magazine & Business Guide

In 2009, the real estate world was on its head. It was no time to start a company that focused on land-use entitlements—and yet, that is exactly what Jonathan Lonner chose to do.

That year, Jonathan opened the doors to Burns & Bouchard. Burns, after his grandparents’ last name, and Bouchard, for the last name of his wife’s grandparents. Kristen Lonner, Jonathan’s wife, was a successful land-use and community-outreach expert and a partner at a successful local lobbying firm; however, she too was experiencing the uncertainty of the market. But when Jonathan’s client list began to grow and Kristen began partnering with him on projects, it became clear that the two were meant to do this together.

Jonathan’s development experience from his years at Lee Homes and Kristen’s City Hall experience working for Councilmember Cindy Miscikowski were serving them well as a power duo. In 2010, Kristen would leave the security of a well-established 40-year firm to join Burns & Bouchard and grow their services to not only entitlements but lobbying and outreach as well.

Almost 10 years later, Burns & Bouchard represents development projects from Hollywood to Venice Beach, Woodland Hills to Glassell Park, and of course, Westchester/Playa del Rey—the same community where Jonathan and Kristen were starting their family when Burns & Bouchard was born.

Read more in the 2019 LAX Coastal Magazine & Business Guide