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 6:00PM 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 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.
This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Alan Johnson and William Karpiak of Ramada Plaza West Hollywood.
The 2017 CBA nominees by category are: Creative Concept (awarded to a business that is an innovator of a cool new concept, product or service), Pride Card Services, Synhergyand Tocaya; Corporate Innovation (awarded to a business that has shown creative innovation in their corporate business model), Faring, Klean Treatment Centers and Thomas Employment Law Advocates, LLP; 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) Jon Viscott, Maxfield and R&A Architecture + Design for The Harland; Creative Communications (awarded to a business within public relations, marketing, outdoor media, branding, televisual arts, copyrighting, technology, social media, graphic design, writing etc.) Gear 6 Productions, Sam Borelli, Consultant & Educator and WeHo Times; WeHo Attraction Award (awarded to a business that attracts visitors to West Hollywood or caters to the visitor and tourism market) Catch, Chamberlain West Hollywood and Micky’s; 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) Ascencia, Café D’Etoile and Institute for Public Strategies; 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) Cycle Hop for WeHo Pedals, West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation and Zipcar.
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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.