Future Events

For schedule events please visit our Event Calendar

The following events are coming soon…

Contact us to get involved!

Virtual Business Luncheon (October 2020)
We’ll learn about the journey of a local business owner as our main course, with a dash of networking and a special offer from one of our local restaurants; an opportunity to have lunch together virtually.

Chamber 101 – Member Orientation (October 2020)
New and existing members gain an in-depth knowledge about Chamber programs, activities and involvement.

State of the City – Save the Date (November 19, 2020)
Mark your calendar for the 2020 State of the City with Lomita’s Mayor James Gazeley and Mayor Pro Tem Mark Waronkek. Come together virtually to learn about the City’s priorities for our businesses and community. Registration will be live October 1st.

Virtual Cash Mob (November through December 2020)
Just in time for the holidays, let’s support our local retailers by having a virtual cash mob at their store that we can all participate in remotely. We’re asking Chamber and Community Members to join together to help our local economy thrive even in this uncertain time by purchasing from or donating $20 to a different business. Each purchase will enter you into a drawing for a very special prize to be awarded. Have an idea for a local business who would greatly benefit from this event? Contact us at hi@lomitachamber.org today! 

Contact us if you’d like to be one of our participating businesses for the events above.

In case you missed it…

During the Chamber’s 5th Small Business Community Call, our guests included Carla Villacorta, Business Relationship Manager at One West Bank in Lomita and Alicia Velasco, Community Development Director with the City of Lomita. Updates were provided on the City’s Small Business Forgivable Loan Program and outdoor business expansion permits. One West Bank offered an update on the PPP extension and support the bank is offering to help businesses with plexiglass installations to operate safely.  We also heard from some of our local businesses and how they’re implementing safe practices. 

Connections to local resources.  Catch the replay here.

Small Business Community Call #3

The Chamber had its 3rd Small Business Community Call in May via Zoom with a great showing. The call included discussion on planning for responsible reopening, rebound and recovery. An update from the City of Lomita’s Economic Development team and business guidance from the Small Business Development Center.

Lots of great updates and support.  Catch the replay here.

Small Business Community Call #4

The Chamber had its 4th Small Business Community Call in June via Zoom with our best turnout yet. The call featured the Economic Development team from the City of Lomita who discussed its Small Business Forgivable Loan Program, and Fee Waivers for Business Expansion Permits. The Chamber and City provided updates on their efforts to push to the State and County to safely reopen small businesses. 

Lots of great updates and support.  Catch the replay here.

Small Business Community Call #2

The Chamber had its 2nd Community Call on April 23rd via Zoom with a great showing. The call provided lots of amazing community resources and programs available to serve a variety of needs during this time, as well as an opportunity to hear from the City of Lomita and our local businesses that are serving clients safely.

Lots of great updates and support.  Catch the replay here.

 

Safe Meetings & Gatherings

The Lomita Chamber of Commerce continues to make our committee meetings and gatherings available via video/conference call and will encourage these meetings to proceed in this manner.

It is out of an abundance of caution that we’re currently considering postponing our larger community and networking events until such time has passed that we can re-evaluate what is best for our community and our businesses.

During this time, we need to keep rational thoughts around this. We’re hopeful this is temporary but if you’re ill or compromised or may be at risk, please take reasonable precautions. Let us all be be careful, cautious and prepared, but continue to live life and enjoy our community and support each other in this uncertain time.

Commitee Meetings

 

 

Join a Commitee

 

Health & Wellness Committee Meeting:
3rd Wednesday Monthly | 12:30pm-1:30pm 

Ambassadors Committee Meeting:
1st Wednesday Monthly | 11:30am-12:30pm 

Art Walk Committee Meeting:
TBA

All committees and meetings are via video/conference call.

*must be a Chamber member to participate*

We’ll get back to a new normal – meantime we’re together virtually

Sponsor a virtual mixer and get targeted and meaningful exposure for your business through the Chamber’s online, social media and community channels.  Exclusively for Lomita Chamber members.

 

Celebrate a milestone – Virtual Ribbon Cuttings Now Available!

Do you have a milestone or grand opening to celebrate? The Chamber is here to help you spread the word to the community and across social media. Contact us if you’d like to set up a ribbon cutting.

 

Is it time to ask for help?

Need some guidance on a key business decision? Or just need a sounding board? Book an appointment to speak with a business advisor from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  FREE for Chamber Members. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Community Calendar

Be sure to check out the Chamber’s Community Calendar for events happening around town in Lomita!

 

Community Calendar

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