Letter from our President and CEO, Steve Nissen

April 4, 2024
April 4, 2024 Hollywood Chamber

Letter from our President and CEO, Steve Nissen

Message from our President and CEO, Steve Nissen


Dear HCC Members, 

As we welcome Spring 2024, the Hollywood Chamber has been busy in the community and the Nation’s Capitol.  

On March 21, the City of Los Angeles announced the first step of a massive infrastructure plan to revitalize Hollywood Boulevard, which City Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez has dubbed Access to Hollywood. I participated in the press conference to thank our local government for taking the early big steps and stressed that the private sector must engage meaningfully in the process since it builds the businesses and venues that bring millions of people to Hollywood to live, work, and play. Visit our website for more information about Access to Hollywood

The Hollywood Chamber was in D.C. this past month addressing homelessness with our Congressman, Adam Schiff, coordinated federal response to homelessness with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Olympic readiness with the office of Rep. Sydney Kankager, and travel/tourism with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

We had a successful month on the Walk of Fame, welcoming our newest Walk of Famers — Eugene Levy, Lenny Kravitz, Dr. Dre, and Martha Reeves – to bring the total number of Stars on the Walk to 2,777. Dr. Dre drew in over 7 million viewers across all our social media platforms following the ceremony and found himself with his fellow renowned artists, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg, on Jimmy Kimmel Live that evening. Be sure to follow us across our social media channels to stay connected. Walk of Fame Social • Hollywood Chamber Social.

Lights, Camera, Nominate! It’s that time of year again. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Hollywood Walk of Fame starting April 15, 2024. The submission deadline is Friday, May 31, 2024, at noon. An independent Walk of Fame Committee will consider nominations in June and make selections for the coming year. Learn more! 

Upcoming Installation Gala! The biggest and most elegant evening of the year for Chamber members, leaders, and friends will occur on April 17, 2024. We will honor community leaders, County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will administer the oath to our Board Members, and we will enjoy some Hollywood entertainment. Check out our events calendar and register today. Please contact our Chief, Signature Events, Kaylee Kiecker, regarding sponsorship and ticketing inquiries.

In closing, I am thrilled to introduce nine new members to our Hollywood Chamber community. The Chamber is the largest business organization in Hollywood with some 700 members that represent about 148,000 employees. Join me in welcoming these new members, and should you have any questions about membership benefits, connect with our VP of Membership, Lex Escobar.





President and CEO

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce