Dear Hollywood Chamber members,As the new President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, I would like to introduce myself, and to personally thank you for your investment in the Hollywood Chamber. Your continued support plays an important role in the sustainability and growth of our great Hollywood community!Effective January 1, 2019, I assumed leadership of the Hollywood Chamber upon the retirement of outgoing President/CEO, Leron Gubler, who concluded his leadership tenure December 31st, after 26 years of outstanding service.I am very impressed with the role the Hollywood Chamber has played in the revitalization of Hollywood over the past 26 years. I will make every effort to seamlessly continue the Hollywood Chamber’s tradition of excellence, including my aims of growing the Chamber and its positive impact on Hollywood.To do so, I will bring to the Hollywood Chamber my extensive business-building and organizational management expertise; my many years of advanced education, training, and experience as a successful chamber of commerce President/CEO; and my strong commitment to innovation and improvement.In my role as President/CEO, I will work closely with our Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers to facilitate the Chamber’s effective adaptation to today’s ever-changing economic, social, and digital business environments.I am committed to advancing the Hollywood community. I look forward to continuing and strengthening our Chamber’s partnerships with key stakeholders in government, education, and other local organizations, such as the Business Improvement Districts and Neighborhood Councils, in order to foster a better quality of life in Hollywood, and to further elevate Hollywood as a sought-after destination for commerce, tourism, culture, history, recreation, and more!I will continue the Chamber’s efforts in advocating for policy initiatives that advance the State and local economic climate. And, I will also continue the Chamber’s good work toward solutions to challenges facing our community, such as homelessness and street vending, which impact our local businesses.And, of course, our dedicated staff and I will always work very hard to provide Hollywood Chamber members with the best possible resources for business success. To accomplish this, I will evaluate our many existing programs, and will implement adjustments necessary to enhance them, while I also look for innovative ways to offer additional membership benefits. Improving our member services and developing exciting new member programs, all geared toward better serving you, our valued members, will always be a top priority!At the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, we are here for you as your trusted business-building and community resource! Please feel free to contact us anytime. We are dedicated to your success and are happy to be of service. We look forward to hearing from you, and to helping you and your business any way we can.Warmest regards,Rana GhadbanPresident & CEOHollywood Chamber of Commerce