The West Los Angeles Chamber is dedicated to providing opportunities for business owners to interact with each other as well as leaders in the community. We believe that it is important to develop relationships with like-minded business owners with the intention of helping each other succeed. This is one of the best ways to grow your business, even in this day and age of online technology. Nothing can replace an in-person interaction, the shaking of someone’s hand, etc.
Brian Calle is Publisher and CEO of the L.A. Weekly, the Editor-in-Chief of CalWatchdog.com and a professor at Chapman University.
Prior to his current professional endeavors, Brian was Opinion Editor of the Southern California News Group, overseeing editorial content for its 11 newspapers and websites including the Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register, Riverside Press-Enterprise, Daily Breeze in Torrance, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the Sun in San Bernardino and the Redlands Daily Facts.
He also served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Sally Ride Science where he worked under noted Astronaut and CEO Sally Ride and was the co-host of Fox 11’s “You Decide: SoCal” weekly news broadcast as well as host of the Catch-Up daily radio show on KABC
He later worked as vice president of the Claremont Institute; worked as a congressional aide in the United States House of Representatives; and has also taught undergraduate students at California State University, Los Angeles and California State University, Fullerton and a graduate course at Pepperdine University.
Brian holds Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in Communications and Political Science from the University of Southern California and California State University, Los Angeles, respectively. And he is an emeritus member of the Board of Governors for the University of Southern California.
Bring plenty of business cards and have your 1-minute pitch ready! You will have the opportunity to share your business during our rounds of table networking.