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Title supplied by cataloger. The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1888, and is Southern California's largest not-for-profit business federation, representing over 1,600 businesses. The Chamber's early focus promoted the region's abundance of opportunities in agriculture and international trade. After World War II, the organization converted from a country-sponsored to a private business organization funded solely by its members. Its advocacy efforts started to include issues that also affected the four other surrounding counties. In 1967, the Chamber changed its name to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce takes up key issues that affect the business community in Los Angeles. These issues include Affordable Health Care, Affordable Housing, Disaster Preparedness, Economic Development, Education & Workforce Development, Homeland Security, Improving L.A.'s Business Climate, Industrial Land Use, LAX Modernization, and Reducing Traffic Congestion. Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce President, James L. Beebe in the Chamber's Board Room with a group of oil industry leaders. It is assumed that Mr. Beebe is the gentleman sitting in the middle of the group. Photographs of several men, possibly past Chamber members, line the back wall and a mural depicting several random images can be seen above that. The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Board Room pictured here was located at 1151 S. Broadway. Photograph dated: March 3, 1939.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00078736 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Organizations-Chamber of Commerce.; N-003-954 4x5 CARL0000080898 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112265
Beebe, James L Petroleum industry and trade--California--Los Angeles Industrial promotion--California--Los Angeles Boards of trade--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles