Category: LAcarGUY News & Events

LAcarGUY Supports Organization Of Women Leaders Breakfast In Santa Monica

March 29, 2017 lacarguy Community Involvement, LAcarGUY News & Events Tags: , ,

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LAcarGUY was proud to support and represent at the recent Organization of Women Leaders breakfast in Santa Monica. The International Women’s Day breakfast gathered professionals from throughout the community to network and celebrate women leaders in Santa Monica. This year “OWLIE” honorees were Elaine Polachek, Assistant City Manager of the City of Santa Monica and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Amy Ziering.

“The Chamber holds this event annually with a dual focus: to highlight outstanding women leaders in the city and surrounding county, and to unite women in business in all levels of the community,” states Laurel Rosen, President and CEO of the Santa Monica Chamber. “The Organization of Women Leaders (OWL) feels this breakfast now more than ever highlights the importance of female entrepreneurs and business champions! Everyone enjoyed the networking and a delicious breakfast while listening to the inspiring speakers.

Join Us For Breakfast With Santa At Audi Pacific

December 1, 2016 lacarguy LAcarGUY News & Events, Pacific Audi

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It’s that time of the year that we all love at Subaru Pacific, Santa is coming to town!! Join us on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:30am until 11:30am and get your picture taken with Santa.

This is a cherished tradition here at Audi Pacific, we never know who has more fun, the kids or the adults!

We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

Santa Is Coming For Breakfast At Subaru Pacific

December 1, 2016 lacarguy LAcarGUY News & Events, Subaru Pacific

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It’s that time of the year that we all love at Subaru Pacific, Santa is coming to town!!  Join us on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:30am until 11:30am and get your picture taken with Santa.

This is a cherished tradition here at Subaru Pacific, we never know who has more fun, the kids or the adults!  And remember your pets are part of your family too, so bring them in for their photo with Santa!

We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

Mike Sullivan To Be Honored By The Boys And Girls Clubs Of Santa Monica

November 9, 2016 lacarguy Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica, LAcarGUY Awards, LAcarGUY News & Events Tags: , ,

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We are excited to announce that the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica have decided to honor Mike Sullivan at this year’s Great Futures Gala on November 18th!

Enjoy an exciting evening of silent and live auctions, cocktails, and a delicious dinner! Mix and mingle with hundreds of Club supporters, city officials, and business & community leaders all while supporting the mission of inspiring and enabling youth to reach their highest potential.

The event will be at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tickets are available now here

 

LAcarGUY Participates In The Santa Monica Health & Wellbeing Festival

September 12, 2016 lacarguy Community Involvement, LAcarGUY News & Events Tags: ,

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Local businesses and non-profits gathered at the Festival to provide expertise, advice, and product samples promoting a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica Community. Stores and restaurants from every neighborhood had food and vendor booths. There was be music, cooking demos and interactive classes on stages and lots of opportunities to get free resources and screenings.

We always enjoy connecting with the community and it was great to see everyone out and having a great time!

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The Industry Achievement Awards Held at Lexus of Santa Monica

May 10, 2016 lacarguy Lexus Santa Monica, Sustainable Business Council Tags: , , , , , ,

Last month the annual Sustainable Business Council Industry Achievement Awards were held, and a collection of industry leaders and environment activists were celebrated in the process. Moby, Dr. Bronner’s and Rose Marcario the CEO or Patagonia Inc. were all recognized at the event as leaders of the sustainable business effort and real helpful forces driving environmental concerns forward.

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Local Roots CEO Eric Ellestad, L.A. Kitchen President Robert Egger and Activist Award honoree Moby Photo by Jon Weinberg

A Large Showing

There were more than 400 people that attended the April 19th event. It was held in the Lexus Santa Monica building over on Santa Monica Boulevard, the Italian Villa styled building making the ideal location for such a special occasion.

What the Awards Mean

Awards are given by the Sustainable Business Council only to companies that helped to improve sustainability in a noticeable way. Dr. Bronner’s, Rose Marcario and Moby all helped to improve industry sustainability remarkably, a worthy goal when you consider that much of the world’s pollution results from businesses and industries.

Offering Recognition Where it’s Due

Each year businesses are split up into six different award categories and dealt with separately. Among those six different categories there was a total of 70 different finalists that each made a difference for the environment and made things a bit more sustainable. Local Roots, an indoor vertical farming company managed to come out on top of the Seedling Small Business Award, as a company with less than $100,000 in revenue throughout 2015. Other notable finalists were Everblaze, the solar company based out of Santa Monica, Newlight Technologies, a company that creates plastics from detrimental methane emissions, and L.A. Kitchen, a non-profit organization that strives to reduce food waste while training ex-prisoners and former foster children for a career in food.

A Night of Fun

Not only were the Industry Achievement Awards about recognizing all the great strides that industry has made toward more sustainability, but also about having a good time and making connections with others. As people arrived they were interviewed by Marci Zaroff on the “green carpet”. A group of women modeled a collection of outfits designed by LA Relaxed and composed entirely from recycled materials. There was good food and plenty of entertainment to go around, and the increased number of finalists shows that more businesses are becoming environmentally conscious and trying to make a difference.

Lexus Santa Monica Sponsors 21st Annual JA Southern Golf Classic

April 28, 2016 lacarguy Charity, LAcarGUY News & Events, Lexus Santa Monica Tags: , ,

Lexus Santa Monica is proud to once again sponsor the Junior Achievement of Southern California Golf Classic at the Riviera Country Club on May 2nd.  The event kicks off at 8:30 with a registration, breakfast and a putting contest.  10:30 is the shotgun start to the event, there will be a barbecue lunch, and then starting at 4PM is the cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and awards.

Lexus Santa Monica will be bringing two cars, including a 2016 GS350 as a “Hole In One Car”!

Please see the flyer for all the details, but we look forward to seeing everyone on May 2nd!

JASoCal Golf Classic Overview

Join Lexus Santa Monica To “Scooter For Batten”

April 20, 2016 lacarguy Community Involvement, LAcarGUY News & Events, Lexus Santa Monica

Batten disease (also known as Spielmeyer-Vogt-Sjögren-Batten disease) is an extremely rare and fatal autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder that begins in childhood. It is the most common form of a group of disorders called the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs).

Although Batten disease is usually regarded as the juvenile form of NCL (or “type 3″), some physicians use the term Batten disease to describe all forms of NCL. Historically, the NCLs were classified by age of disease onset as infantile NCL (INCL), late infantile NCL (LINCL), juvenile NCL (JNCL) or adult NCL (ANCL).[1]

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At least twenty genes have been identified in association with Batten disease, but juvenile NCL, the most prevalent form of Batten disease, has been linked to mutations in the CLN3 gene.

Join us on May 21st from 9am until noon at the Palisades Charter High School as we raise money to cure this horrible disease.  We will have face painting, a DJ, and kids activities.

Resgister at curebatten.org/scooter for more details.

The hashtag for the foundation is #curebatten make sure to follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

The 2016 Sustainable Quality Awards are Coming Soon

April 9, 2016 lacarguy Green Articles, Green Auto Technology, LAcarGUY Sustainability Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Business owners interested in protecting the environment and working toward more sustainable business practices may be interested in the Sustainable Quality Awards scheduled for April 21st this year. The event is set to begin at 11:00 AM and will be help in the Delfina Santa Monica Hotel Penthouse Ballroom. It’s going to be a fun day of awards, speeches, demonstrations and food for surrounding business owners and enthusiasts. A sustainable lunch will be served to everyone in attendance and there will be an hour dedicated to business networking for anyone looking to make connections.

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Learn to Build a More Sustainable Business

Clinton Maloney, an expert in sustainable businesses with more than 17 years of experience in the matter will be giving a keynote speech at the event. Anyone interested in building a more sustainable business can learn something from Maloney and his wealth of experience and knowledge.

Enjoy a Bite to Eat

Attendees will have the opportunity to try out different appetizers from Uplifters Kitchen, Sunny Blue, Lo/Cal Coffee, and the Art Institute International Culinary School.

Pedal Up in Style

The Santa Monica Bike Center is coming together to organize a group ride to the Awards on April 21st. The ride starts at Santa Monica bike Center and takes a direct route to Le Meridien Delfina Hotel. If you’re interested in taking part in the ride make sure you show up at 10:30am. If you’ll need bike tuning you should show up earlier so you have time to prepare for the ride.

It’s a Green Event

This organized event will produce zero waste thanks to careful organization and planning. It’s lead sponsored by LAcarGUY and Morley Builders and will show off local restaurants that rely heavily on local Farmers Market Produce.

When and Where?

The 2016 Sustainable Quality Awards are set to take place on April 21st and the Le Meridien Delfina Hotel in Santa Monica. If you aren’t sure where that is, the address is 530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA. Prepaid tickets for Chamber members is just $50 and nonmembers can pick up tickets for $60. Tickets are available online here or you can call (310) 393-9825 to reserve your spot at the big event.

Get Involved

If you would like to be more involved with the big day than just being an attendee now’s your chance. Visit this link to learn how you can be an event sponsor, a volunteer or an exhibitor at the 2016 Sustainable Quality Awards.