WHAT’S COMING – JANUARY 2014

DON’T MISS THE NEXT MEMBER MIXER, JAN. 23, 2014

Please join us for our first member mixer of 2014 and a rare opportunity to tour the VIP vault at The Petersen Automotive Museum. On Thursday, Jan. 23, from 5:30 p.m. -  8:00 p.m. enjoy a complimentary cocktail (cash bar thereafter), tasty hors d' oeuvres and an incredible multi-sensory experience while networking with other LATCB members and industry peers. Be sure to leave your business card at the registration desk for a chance to win some great raffle items! The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, the Petersen’s exhibits and lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

MEMBER OPPORTUNITY – VISIT CALIFORNIA OUTLOOK FORUM

Members are invited to join Visit California for a two day conference to get immersed in California’s tourism marketing, Feb. 5-6 at the Langham Huntington Pasadena. The conference is a valuable opportunity to kick off your planning season with a preview of Visit California’s 2014-15 marketing plan and programs, and Brand USA’s strategies and marketing co-ops. Tracks include Digital Marketing, China Ready 2.0, and PR Summit. Attendees can also hear from Visit California’s worldwide staff and vendors about trends, opportunities and challenges in specific markets. Use the code “VIPSPECIAL” to register for the Outlook Forum at a reduced rate of $475, a savings of over $100. The Langham Huntington is offering a special room rate of $199 for Outlook Forum participants.

To register or for more information, click here.

MEMBER OPPORTUNITY THROUGH LATCB PARTNERSHIP WITH LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE

LATCB has partnered with Los Angeles Magazine to publish our 2014 Official Visitor Guides. The definitive resource for Angelenos, Los Angeles Magazine will now bring the Los Angeles area to life for visitors. With their award winning writing style, the writers of Los Angeles Magazine know how to capture all that Los Angeles offers in interesting and dynamic ways for visitors. As an exclusive member benefit, LATCB has negotiated “member only” discounted rates to advertise in the Official Visitor Guide.  If you are interested in advertising in the upcoming Official Visitors Guide, please contact: Michael Petruncola, Associate Publisher of Advertising Sales, Los Angeles Magazine at (323) 801-0051 or [email protected].

 

RELAUNCH OF LATCB MEMBER EXTRANET

LATCB has re-launched our Extranet Member Portal! Accessing your membership account through the Portal will allow you to update contact information, upload photos and descriptions for the website and print publications. We encourage you to log in and review your own listing on discoverlosangeles.com to make sure the account information is accurate and up-to-date, and make any necessary changes using the Portal. We’re excited about showcasing and promoting our members and encourage you to help us keep your information fresh for 2014. If you do not have your login, please send your request to DB Villanueva at [email protected] or for questions, contact her at 213.236.2350.

2015 SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES VOLUNTEER AND “SUPPORT-AN-ATHLETE" OPPORTUNITIES

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games has launched two programs to encourage support of and participation in the Games. The Special Olympics World Games will be held in Los Angeles, July 25 – Aug. 2, 2015, and will be the largest sports-and-humanitarian event in the world that year. This international sporting competition is organized by Special Olympics to showcase the skills and accomplishments of people with intellectual disabilities on a global stage. The games will bring 7,000 athletes from 170 countries, along with 3,000 coaches, 6,000 family members, 5,000 VIPs and dignitaries and an expected 500,000 spectators over nine days to Los Angeles.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER WITH THE WORLD GAMES!

The Special Olympics World Games are a huge undertaking, requiring the help of approximately 30,000 volunteers. Volunteering for the Special Olympics World Games is a tremendously rewarding experience – volunteers help create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the participants and spectators. A range of volunteer opportunities are available, from competition venues, hospitality, and language services to media relations and administration. To register as a volunteer or for more information, click here.

“SUPPORT-AN-ATHLETE" PROGRAM

The Special Olympics World Games also launched its “Support-An-Athlete” program, offering individuals or groups the opportunity to join together online to form their own fundraising pages to raise $2,500 to support a particular athlete's participation in the Special Olympic Games. Every $2,500 will be matched, and the funds will go to support one more athlete competing in the Games. The $2,500 covers an athlete's expenses after arriving in Los Angeles, including all food, housing, transportation, medical care and entertainment at the Athlete Villages at USC and UCLA. This is a fun, rewarding way to support an important cause, and all donations are tax-deductible. To sign up, or for information about existing fundraising teams, click here. www.support.LA2015.org