On Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce hosted its most prominent annual event, Innovate Beverly Hills. This year, numerous business leaders gathered to join in on the event presented by Bentley Motors and The Nightfall Group. Among the 450 individuals attending were chief executives, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, community leaders and many more industry professionals. Amongst the guest was Lili Bosse, a political leader who has been a 2X Beverly Hills Mayor and on April 5th was inaugurated again into office.
The Honorable Lili Bosse, provided opening remarks at the Innovate Beverly Hills event. Guests then enjoyed a special The Honorable Lili Bosse provided opening remarks at the Innovate Beverly Hills event. Guests then enjoyed a special performance by the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. Throughout the event, conversations surrounded innovation in the community and how various industries are developing strategies to defend climate change in both the region and the world. To close off the night, guests were invited to the Promenade Terrance for an elegant reception with networking, riveting conversations, entertainment and more.
Event participants included:
Lili Bosse, City of Beverly Hills Mayor
Lili Bosse, the only child of Holocaust survivors, grew up on South Maple Drive. She attended Beverly Vista, Beverly Hills High School and the University of Southern California. Lili and her husband, Jon, raised their family here; their two sons are both graduates of Beverly High and the University of Michigan.
Lili has long been considered one of Beverly Hills’ most accessible and effective community leaders. Her colleagues on the City Council, as well as residents and local business owners, have recognized her work ethic and level of preparation. She is known for always listening and responding.
Tiffany Davis, President & Co-Founder, Quay Entertainment
Tiffany is an accomplished event, marketing and fundraising executive specializing in the development and management of celebrity driven, high-profile events that cultivate consumer loyalty, nurture sponsor and patron relationships, and elevate visibility and brand awareness. She has line produced and managed numerous events; from multi-day festivals and conferences to multiple concurrent live performance stages and live televised content.
As an artist manager, she leverages her in-depth understanding of the music industry and vast relationships to advise her clients and secure opportunities on their behalf.
Erin Bronner, Sr. Manager Communications & Brand Experience at Bentley Motors
Experienced Brand Experience and Communications Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the luxury and automotive industries. Strong media and communication professional skilled in Crisis Communications, Media Relations, Corporate Communications, Publicity, Social Media, Integrated Marketing, Creative Event and Brand Development, Problem Solving, Contingency Planning and Team Management.
Soniya Gandhi, MD, MPH, Vice President Medical Affairs, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical System
Dr. Soniya S. Gandhi is one of the internists currently working at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. She attended the Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University and graduated with honors in 2002. The physician has special expertise in immunization, vaccination, HIV, and Hepatitis C. Dr. Soniya S. Ghandi has approximately 20 years of professional experience and her subspecialty is infectious disease. She is the recipient of the CMS Stage 1 EHR award. Before practicing medicine in California, the physician had a medical license for Hawaii and New York. Dr. Soniya S. Ghandi also has a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, which she earned in 1997.
Ned Colletti, Major League Baseball Executive & Three-time Emmy Award-winning baseball analyst
Ned Colletti has worked in Major League Baseball for 36 years and has become one of the winningest executives during the last 20+ years having scouted, signed or developed numerous championship caliber and Hall of Fame Baseball players.
He led the Los Angeles Dodgers as General Manager for nine seasons, leading the team to five post-season appearances including three appearances in the League Championship Series. The five post-season appearances during his tenure equaled the best nine-year period in the history of the Los Angeles franchise. During his nine years as GM, no National League GM won more games than Colletti.
Giacomino Drago, Chef & Southern California Restaurateur, leading Drago Restaurant Group
For 20 years now, Il Pastaio has served as an important gathering spot for locals as well as a place to be seen by celebrities. And for all of these years, one man has run the kitchen with an extraordinary eye for detail: Chef Giacomino Drago.
In Beverly Hills, with its fickle clientele, it’s never easy to keep patrons happy. That Giacomino has consistently pleased his demanding customers for two decades is a feat to be lauded. One look at the designer-label crowd waiting three-deep on the sidewalk for a table, and it’s clear that something special is happening in the kitchen. Daily fresh-made pastas, traditional risottos, salads with Italian staples like artichokes, lentils and aged Parmesan, and entrees, including whole Branzino prepared simply with lemon, butter and capers. These are just a few of the fresh flavors that emerge from Giacomino’s kitchen.
But Il Pastaio is just one of Giacomino’s nine exceptional restaurants, all of which are situated in Beverly Hills and other sought-after neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
The Grammy Award-winning National Children’s Chorus, under the leadership of Artistic Director Luke McEndarfer and Associate Artistic Director Dr. Pamela Blackstone, has quickly established itself as one of the world’s leading children’s choirs. With the launch of the NCC Online Conservatory, the group now provides its unparalleled training to young singers around the country, in addition to its 26 ensembles and more than 1,000 students, based in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Austin, Dallas and Boston. Entering its second decade, the NCC’s groundbreaking Season 2021/22, entitled Legacy, expands on the chorus’ recent success, featuring an array of stunning repertoire, demonstrating the organization’s firm commitment to new music, world culture and extraordinary collaborations.
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The mission of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce is to empower businesses to thrive by being an invaluable resource for optimizing connections.
We serve the luxury capital of the world through marketing, advocacy and education for the Beverly Hills business community. The Chamber – with its committees, councils, staff and valuable members – works with city officials, local businesses and the community at large to promote the local economy.
The Chamber has been the voice of business in Beverly Hills since 1923. We are a membership organization comprised of hundreds of local businesses who believe in the importance of creating a solid foundation within the community. To accomplish our mission, the Chamber relies on the efforts of our members, our Board of Directors, volunteers and the generosity of companies who sponsor our events and programs.
The Nightfall Group is the bespoke US travel concierge and luxury rentals company based in Beverly Hills, California. Providing the finest villas, cars, yachts, and private jets to high-net-worth individuals seeking the glamour of worldwide jet-set destinations such as Los Angeles, Monaco, Miami, Dubai, Ibiza, and Saint Barthélemy.
Drawing on an elite and extensive network of contacts, we put our main focus on our clients by sourcing the most desirable, exclusive, and luxurious accommodations that the world has to offer.
From W.O. Bentley, who founded Bentley Motors in 1919, to the current team of over 4,000 dedicated employees, the company’s extraordinary cars have always been designed and built by exceptional people using only the finest of materials. They have always been driven by exceptional people, too. From the passionate Bentley Boys and Girls who raced the cars in the 1920s, encouraging W.O. Bentley to achieve ever greater feats of engineering, to the visionary Bentley owners of today, Bentley drivers help to shape the world around them.
As a brand we are also constantly looking forwards, and in this section you will find our concept cars, including the concept car we launched for our centenary Bentley EXP 100 GT, our technological innovations and future vision for Bentley. And now we are going further, towards a more sustainable future. In 2020 Bentley Motors launched the ‘Beyond 100’ Manifesto, which outlines our intention to become the most sustainable luxury Automotive brand in the world. Click here to read the Manifesto.
The unique relationship between those who create the cars and those who drive them has helped create an enthralling story unlike any other.