As we look forward to a new year, we see major changes occurring not only in our community, but in our nation as a whole. We have soaring unemployment numbers and an economy in crisis. The housing market has suffered incredible loss, and some of our major banks and businesses are either in serious trouble or have closed their doors.
As a Chamber of Commerce, we can see the pain that our local business members are suffering as a result of these difficult times.
It is our mission as a Chamber to help our community see the current economic climate not as a disaster, but as an opportunity. Our economy has suffered before, and recovered to come back stronger than ever. Our business community can rally to do the same. By working together, large businesses and small alike, we can continue to implement programs and strategies to encourage economic revitalization in our city.
Plans are moving forward to create a vibrant, new community in the heart of Inglewood, Hollywood Park Tomorrow - a 238-acre mixed-use community at Prairie and Century Boulevard. This development will reflect the suggestions of hundreds of Inglewood residents and businesses who have participated in planning meetings for the past two and a half years, and who have shared their community priorities for open space, quality retail stores, restaurants, homes, offices and community-serving uses.
Hollywood Park Tomorrow will be a testimony to what a community is capable of doing when they work as one unit.
Other positive developments are in various planning stages in the Century/Prairie area, the downtown and elsewhere in the city. Coupled with whatís already happening around Hollywood Park, Inglewood should undergo a very serious transformation over the next decade.
The Chamber can provide the forum for businesses to come together as a team to design the future of Inglewood. You, the members, are what make this organization work. Your ideas are critical to the design of our future. The Chamber encourages you to be a member of the Chamber Team, and use this opportunity to make your dreams come true for Inglewood.
A Chamber of Commerce is an action agency designed to meet community or area needs.
It is a voluntary organization of individuals and businesses who band together to advance
the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of a community or area. Among
other things it is a civic clearinghouse, a public relations counselor, legislative representative
at the local, state and national levels of government, an information bureau, and a research and
The variety of a Chamberís activities is virtually unlimited, depending on community needs
and the desire and ability of the Chamber to meet those needs. Its overall mission of community
development is determined by the organizationís programÖits goals, usually called a Program of Work,
Blueprint for Action, Goals for Progress, Action Agenda or similar title.
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