Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
June 2016
A Word From Our President
Diversity in spades is what we observed and experienced most recently. We have seen growth in our membership and community, with diverse businesses joining and ranging from the American Lung Association, Te'Kila, to  Mathnasium. This diversity represents businesses responding to the needs and interests of our Sherman Oaks community, eclectic and forever evolving. The growth in our community includes new business partners such as The Sherman joining our family, reinvigorating our boulevard with their investments. With the school year winding down and an eye on our Sherman Oaks Street Fair, we continue our planning and implementation efforts, opening opportunities for businesses to join this event. As such, we have opened up sign-ups for booths and encourage participants to plan aheadand secure their spot. 

Pedro Manrique
DeVry University and President of the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce

Community Updates

Tree Trimmings in Sherman Oaks
If you are in need of tree trimming, you may request a free tree trimming permit from the City of LA and have a City approved tree trimmer perform the work.  If any work is performed that is not approved by the City, significant fines and penalties will be incurred. For more information, visit LA City's Urban Forestry website or call Urban Forestry at 213-847-3077.

L APD Update
There has been an uptick in business break ins in Sherman Oaks.  Make sure your alarm company has your most recent contact information.  One recent burglar got away with thousands of dollars of merchandise because the alarm company could not locate the business owner and did not dispatch the police.

Te'kila Opening
Sherman Oaks is excited to welcome new restaurant and tequila bar, Te'kila, to the neighborhood. This authentic Mexican hotspot, also located in Hollywood, has delicious margaritas, street tacos, and quesadillas. The Chamber joined Te'kila for an exciting opening event on Wednesday, June 8th and is excited to see Te'kila bringing great food and drink to Sherman Oaks.

 Chamber News

Annual Awards Gala at Galpin Autosports
In May, Galpin Motors hosted our Annual Installation and Awards Gala. T he 1950's Sock Hop and Rock and Roll themed event was decorated festively and the night included live music, excellent food, an award ceremony, and even a costume contest. S ee the full album on Facebook here: 

Spring Into Wellness Health Expo at Westfield Fashion Square
We partnered with Westfield Fashion Square for our 2nd Annual Spring Into Wellness Health Expo on Saturday April 9. Our event was even bigger and better this year, with 50 vendors, exercise classes, a rock climbing wall, health screenings and many wellness resources.

Upcoming Events

June Events
6th Annual Valley Mega Mixer
Date/Time: Thursday, June 30, 5:00-8:00pm
Location: Anheuser Busch Brewery, 8250 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Description: Join us for our Mega-Mixer, one of the largest networking events in the Valley. Last year, approximately 500 guests attended. It's a great way to promote your business and make valuable connections. Members and non-members welcome!
Admission: $20 through 06/29, $25 after or at the door

July Events
Mix & Mingle 
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 26, 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Buffalo Wild Wings, Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Description:   Join us in creating connections and power partners at the  SOCC  Mix & Mingle
Admission: $15 includes appetizers. Cash bar available
Save the Date!
National Night Out
Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 2, 6:00-8:00pm
Location:  Entrance to Westfield Fashion Square Mall, by the Farmer's Market,  14006 Riverside Drive,  Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Description: Come join us for America's Night Against Crime, a night of family fun and community building! National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships and helps to make our neighborhood a safe place to live and work. There will be live music by Guitar Center, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, plenty of farmer's market fresh food, carnival games and a bounce house for the kids.
Admission: Free

 Spotlight Member
Behavioral Learning Center
Behavioral Learning Center, Inc. provides behavior analytic services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and related conditions. They perform functional behavior analyses and create individualized treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs.  Behavioral Learning Center's high quality service allows every individual to learn and excel for a lifetime. They provide a caring environment that uses applied behavior analysis to increase skills and  effective evidence based treatments to support an increase in the quality of life for individuals and families. 

The Higher Path Collective
 The Higher Path is a Pre-ICO, Prop D compliant wellness collective located in Sherman Oaks. Hailing from Northern California, The Higher Path's owner Jerred Kiloh brings a very different mentality of medicine with him to Southern California-one that puts the patient before everything else. Since their opening in September 2013, it's been The Higher Path's focus and passion to help provide patients with the knowledge and medicine they need. Above all else, they are a collective that strives to support their community by making a difference through education and compassion. If you have questions about medical cannabis or The Higher Path, feel free to call (818)-385-1224 or come visit them in person at 14080 Ventura Blvd from 10am to 8pm daily! 

Harvard Westlake School
Harvard-Westlake School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school for grades 7-12. It is located on two campuses in the Los Angeles area-and has been at the Coldwater Canyon location since 1937. Harvard-Westlake s trives to be  a diverse and inclusive  community  un ited by  the joyful pursuit of educational excellenceliving  and learning with  integrity and  purpose  beyond ourselves. 

 Welcome New Members!



14827 Ventura Blvd, Suite 207, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 906-1951

Vicki Nussbaum, Executive Director