Hermosa Current
2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce. Be sure to visit our website at HBChamber.net for special event updates and activities to celebrate this special occasion.
Upcoming Events
Jan 26 at 5:30 PM - Business at the Beach at VCA Animal Hospital - Pets are welcome

Feb 2 at 5:00PM - HBYP - Mixer at Rockefeller

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day Parade - Save the date of Saturday, March 17th for the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hermosa Beach. Join us for what has become a popular annual traditional in Hermosa Beach.

Parade applications are now available at on our website at HBChamber.net
Man and Woman of the Year
On January 12th, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce honored the 2011 Man and Woman of the Year Award winners during a special ceremony and dinner at Union Cattle Company in Hermosa Beach.

Steve Collins was recognized as man of the year.  Steve is a native of the South Bay and is active with the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club, the Hermosa Beach Sister City Association and was honored by the Hermosa Beach Rotary Club with their Businessman of the Year Award in 2011. He spearheaded Hermosa Cyclery's Fiesta Hermosa Beach bike valet, along with partner organizations Beach Cities Cycle Club and the South Bay Bicycle Coalition, where he is a member of the organization's Board of Directors.

Woman of the Year, Corinne Ybarra moved to Hermosa Beach in 1967 and is active with Friends of the Park, Leadership Hermosa, the Kiwanis Club Christmas Tree lot, the Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach, the Hermosa Beach Historical Society, Hermosa Beach Garden Club, and the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce. Corinne has been an inspiration to many as she is also two time breast cancer survivor.

The Chamber also welcomed newly elected members to the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:

- Brian Cooley of Wicked+;
- Michael Goergen of The Law Offices of Micahel S. Goergen;
- Karen Nowicki, CPA;
- Shirley Pe of South Bay Yellow Cab;
- Janice Webb of Citibank;
- Seth Weiss of The Underground Pub and Grill
Business Spotlight
The Chamber of Commerce has recently added a "Business Spotlight" video feature which will highlight one of our members on our website each month. Be sure to check out this month's feature on Felder's Body Shop as well as the archive from December featuring Paciugo Gelato.
First Thursdays & Farmers' Market Fridays
Holiday Banners
Hermosa Beach got a little holiday sparkle this season thanks to the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber added holiday banners, lights and decorations up and down Pier Avenue, Hermosa Avenue and Pier Plaza. Holiday lights along with garland wreaths and bows also adorned Pacific Coast Highway between Pier Avenue and 2nd Street.

Overall, the Chamber invested approximately $30,000 in the project which also included upgrades to light posts on PCH to be able to accommodate the holiday lights, all of which can be used for years to come.

The Chamber also hosted the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Pier Plaza to help kick off the holiday season in Hermosa Beach and was a sponsor of Spyder Snowfest, which took place on December 10th in downtown Hermosa Beach.