Mimi Speaks
Everyone agrees these are troubled times; life is not what it used to be. Our economy is floundering, business is down for many people, and a state of uncertainty exists. We experience disconnectedness, communication overload, lack of control, and we are cranky about it! You can hunker down and hope things get better, or you can move forward toward your goals.
Please join United Chambers for a motivational luncheon led by Guest Speaker Mimi Donaldson, with lots of humor, who will provide four growth strategies for tough times and the five pitfalls to avoid on your road to triumph.

The four strategies are:

  1. Build stronger ties to your clients and customers.
  2. Take time to consider what is positive.
  3. Redefine what your business is.
  4. Review all expenses and build cash reserves.

Mimi will take you from misery to mirth, and have you laughing about the very troubles that make times tough. $25 for Chamber Members and $30 for Non-Chamber Members.
Warner Center Marriott
21850 Oxnard St.
Wednesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m.—1 p.m.

RSVP by March 16th at (818) 981-4491.


Benefit Concert
Hosted by Amy Katherine Hall, there will be a benefit concert for the Family Service Agency of Burbank, whose motto is “Making Families Last by Putting Families First.”

Please donate what you are able to for the production of this benefit with a budget not to exceed $1,100. Your name or company name will appear in the concert program regardless of the contributing amount.

All benefit concert proceeds will be given to a representative from Family Service Agency of Burbank, immediately following concert at venue.
A receipt is provided for your charitable donation.

6101 Reseda Blvd.
Thursday, March 15, 10—11 p.m.

For more information, call Amy Katherine Hall at (818) 317-8862.


Headworks Project
Councilmember Tom LaBonge requests that you save the date of Thursday, March 8, from 8-9 a.m. to attend a press conference with DWP representatives to formally announce the Headworks Project.

As many of you already know, especially those living in the Silver Lake and Los Feliz areas of our district, the River Supply Conduit Project has been under construction for the last two years. Yet many residents do not understand what the pipeline project is all about. This visit to the site of Headworks on Forest Lawn Drive will give you a good understanding of this massive and historic infrastructure project that will be delivering drinking water to the people of Los Angeles.

Please mark your calendars. More information to follow.

Thank you.
Best, Alice Roth
District Director
Councilmember Tom LaBonge

Love a Library
On Saturday, Feb. 25, Councilman LaBonge and the CD4 Education Collaboration hosted three District Elementary Schools for the 2012 “Love a Library” event at Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. Third-graders and their parents from Charles Kim, Rio Vista, and Franklin Avenue Elementary Schools were bussed to the Central Library for a day of learning and reading. Some 50 students and their parents participated in the event, meant to instill a lifelong love of learning and reading and to make sure the kids know that the Los Angeles Public Library is a special resource for them. Studies show that if students aren’t reading at grade-level by the third grade, they begin to fall behind and their prospects for graduation grow more remote.

At Toluca Baseball Opening Day, Councilman Tom LaBonge took to the diamond to speak to the kids and their families about Opening Day ... thanking the mothers for all their effort getting their kids to the fields to play ball. The Councilman also went around and thanked each and every coach ... and talked about the importance of team-work and being together as a family and staying involved in our kids’ lives. He also talked about the partnership between Toluca Baseball and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks keeping the fields in tip-top shape.

From l, Toluca Baseball VP Alan Levy; Andrew Feola; Terry Phillips, Coach Development; Councilman LaBonge; and Tony Rolando, President of Toluca Baseball.

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