New Chamber Members Please help us welcome our newest Chamber members! If you are a new member, please submit a 100 word write-up and picture/logo to membership@smchamber.com so we can feature you below.


The Kabbalah Centre is a global spiritual community.

We are not defined by geography or religion.

We are defined by what we believe.

We believe

There are spiritual laws that govern the universe.

These laws help us to understand that we are bound as one by

the Divine Spark that exists in every human being.

This is why when I make an effort to help another, it helps me too.

What gets in the way of realizing this truth is my Ego.

Sharing with others is the most powerful tool to overcome

my Ego and connect to Oneness.

Facebook.com/KabbalahSM

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Bike Attack, a popular bike retailer in Santa Monica since 1999, opened a new Bike Shop purely for electric bikes "BIKE ATTACK ELECTRIC+".

There were rumors for a while that Bike Attack Electric+ will be co-owned by a well-known figure from the film industry, but details were still kept secret. Until today when Bike Attack announced that their new business partner is film veteran Albert Cho, AD of Fast & Furious, Furious 7, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. And Mrs. Smith just to name a few. Albert Cho is also a long time cyclist and good friend of Ericson Monsalud.

Bike Attack started doing business 1994 in Berlin, Germany in cooperation with the US Army. It developed into one of the most popular bicycle retailers in Berlin. In 1999 owner Ericson Monsalud opened a second branch in his home town Venice, California and in 2004 he and Andrew Smith opened their new store in Santa Monica on Main, just across the street from Urth Caffe and the rest is history. Bike Attack was one of the first retailers concentrating on electric bicycles in the US. “Our original Bike Attack on 2400 Main was getting too small to showcase all the different electric bikes on the market. We needed to find a place close by to concentrate just on electric bikes”, Monsalud says when we talked to him outside his original Bike Attack store. “The new store will concentrate mostly on electric bikes and some other alternative ways of transportation. We are fortunate to be able to lock in the best electric bike brands on the market: Stromer, Easy Motion, Felt, KTM and some very interesting newcomers. There are many electric bikes out there, we extensively tested all of them all and found only a few brands trustworthy and dependable. We fully stand behind all the electric bikes that we sell, we don’t fall for any short-lived gimmicks. For us count best quality, good service and high warranty”, he is adding. Electric bikes, or ebikes, are getting more and more popular and the trend is growing. If this isn’t enough: the futuristic design of the store is worth the visit.

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Tabby is a free mobile application that helps 1099 Independent Contractors keep track of their business expenses to pay less tax.  It connects an individuals debit and credit cards to our app using SSL and TLS secure bank encryption protocols and allows an individual to easily swipe if their expenses are business or personal.  Keeping a bag of receipts, excel logs, and expensive software is a thing of the past.  Simply swipe your expenses and pay less in taxes. Tabby is based in Los Angeles California. 

More information is available at www.trytabby.com.


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MG Floorcovering

MG Floorcovering has been servicing the flooring needs of Santa Monica for the past 37 years.  We specialize in custom hardwood flooring…both installation of new and refinishing of existing.  We also provide and install carpeting of all types, linoleum flooring, and  laminate flooring…all for commercial, apartment and residential applications.  We pride ourselves in providing discount prices and fast and friendly service.  We pay the sales tax for all purchases made by Santa Monica Chamber members.  Our showroom is located at  2636 Lincoln Boulevard.  Free parking in rear.  Call showroom for appointments at 310 314-7084 and ask for Deborah!

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Carolina has over 15 years of expertise in the promotional products industry and works with companies such as Rand Corporation, Roll Global and Loyola Law School to name a few. Lil Xtreme is also the preferred vendor of the NY Jets and Fox Sports West. Whether you need new employee gifts, drink ware, printed apparel, executive or tech gifts, Carolina will find the right choice to help maximize your brand identity. Her customer service approach is unparalleled and she will exceed your expectations. Carolina is like an extension of your marketing department and the “go to” person for your promotional needs.

Thanks,

Carolina Connelly
Sr. Account Executive
(310)210-6422
www.lilxtreme.com

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With over 30 years of experience in the container industry, Conical GmbH is among the oldest, long-established companies in container trading and production. Our services include the sale of new and second-hand containers, the assembly of special containers according to specific customer needs, container leasing, and the distribution of various container equipment. Additionally, we provide technical revision of container specifications, supervision of production processes, inspection of containers by seasoned engineers, container positioning, and extensive consultancy beyond the business transaction.

Jens Hocke

Conical GmbH
1231 5th Street #207
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel:  +1-424-241-3266
Fax: +1-310-937-2827
Email: j.hocke@conical.de

Handelsregister Hamburg HRB 3015
Geschaeftsfuehrung: Ingo Hocke

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I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working with individuals,couples, teens and families. My private practice is located in Santa Monica, Ocean Park and 33rd.I have been practicing psychotherapy since 2005. I have been in the counseling field for over 20 years, with a focus on mental health issues, addiction and disabilities. My experience includes an internship working with teens at TEENLINE (a peer to peer hotline) located at Cedars Sinai Hospital. I practiced for four years as a therapist intern providing therapy to art students, which allowed me the opportunity to help artists who were blocked creatively. I have a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and have a Domestic Violence Certification. I am committed to helping others improve the quality of their lives including helping them uncover what a quality life would look like to them. Please don't hesitate to contact me for a free phone consultation.

 Kimberly Clapp, M.S., M.A., CRC, MFT #47049

www.kimberlyclapp.com

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We specialize in the number one burn fat fast program – incorporating the most advanced non-surgical fat reduction and body shaping system into our TRX Navy Seal Workout. We are the only studio offering this combination. i-Lipo™ is a new revolutionary system that uses low level lasers for smoothing cellulite, fat reduction, and body shaping treatments. i-Lipo is non-invasive with no pain, no needles, and no downtime. Patients can expect results of losing 1-2 dress sizes during their course of treatments.  We specialize in I-LIPO laser fat reduction, TRX, Yoga, Zumba and K30X-kickboxing.  

PK Wellness Center

2110 Willshire Blvd.

Santa MonicaCA 90403

(310) 745-7291

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www.iloveilipo.com 

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https://www.facebook.com/iloveilipo/

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We help employers of all sizes with legal compliance (such as forms, handbooks and training) and represent employers in lawsuits, administrative matters, arbitrations and mediations for such claims as wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination and harassment, wage and hour issues, disability claims and accommodations, reductions in force and other employee separations, and leave of absence issues under California and Federal law.In our Assisted Reproduction Technology law practice, we represent gamete and embryo donors, surrogates, recipients, doctors and agencies.We have written and spoken extensively for employers and at legal conferences on employment law and on assisted reproduction technology law.

Best Regards, 

Cynthia E. Fruchtman 

LAW OFFICES OF CYNTHIA E. FRUCHTMAN
2530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310
Santa Monica, CA 90403
ph: (310) 829-0678
fax: (310) 829-5923
cell: (310) 387-8791

www.fruchtmanlaw.com  

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Bob Wheeler, CPA

Bob Wheeler's personal narrative is:

Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Ghandi 

His crusade for personal growth has cross-pollinated with his accounting practice to birth a new approach to personal finances. From his 25 years of helping clients, Bob has distilled a concoction of warmth, information, motivation and budgeting directive that he offers to anyone with financial concerns. His passion is to help others gain insights about how emotions trigger financial decisions. Combining finances with behaviors, Bob has lifted the numbers off the table and put them into the heart, where he shows they have been all along in his recent book The Money Nerve: Navigating the Emotions of Money

As a man of true integrity with an infectious energy, Bob Wheeler has spoken at various conferences on tax law changes and served on the board of directors for several nonprofit and profit corporations. He has been a popular guest, sharing his concept of personal finance, on as many as 25 radio shows. He has conducted numerous Proactive Abundance and Money at its CORE seminars through the Los Angeles area and will be licensed as a CORE Energy Practitioner in May 2015.

While strengthening his accounting practice, Bob has simultaneously pursued his love of satire and ventured into the realm of standup comedy. He is currently the chief financial officer for The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California.

Bob graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. His world travels lead him to all points on the globe, especially those at high altitudes. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa arrived at the Base Camp Everest in Nepal and climbed several smaller mountains in between. With charm and humor, his experiences on the road, in the office, or in a Grecian marathon, feed his wit as a standup comic and financial behaviorist. 

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Who likes dieting and not achieving results?  NO ONE!  All you need to do is Show Up and we guarantee your results.  Show Up Fitness is a private personal training studio in Santa Monica that prides itself on client results.  All of our trainers are top tier as they've graduated a grueling 6 month course learning about the human body- the average personal trainer only understands their body.  You’ll be assessed, discuss your goals, and then earn your results by showing up!  Sessions are 60 minutes long and price depends on experience of the trainer and sessions per week.  

Chris Hitchko | Owner

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LA Social Karma is a Boutique Marketing Firm that focuses on helping locally owned businesses manage their online presence. This includes: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Yelp, Trip Advisor and Email Marketing.We provide one-on-one consulting or absolute end-to-end management of the different social sites. This includes generating monthly content, daily monitoring of sites, and consulting on what’s new in the ever-changing social media landscape.We take a personal approach by learning your business and it’s practices.

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Sheena Burke – Realtor®

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Sheena Burke is a dedicated full-time real estate professional committed to providing her clients with the highest level of service.   Sheena previously practiced law with a national litigation firm’s Boston and Los Angeles offices. Sheena’s legal background, high ethical standards, professionalism, and commitment to details make the process of buying or selling a home an enjoyable experience for her clients.   She sets high standards for herself and is personally involved in every aspect of the real estate process from pricing, marketing, advertising, negotiating and assisting her clients with their closings. Sheena is a member of the Greater Los Angeles-Beverly Hills Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Sheena enjoys traveling and cooking. She also contributes her time and energy to local and national charities.If you are thinking of buying or selling a home then you need a knowledgeable agent with excellent negotiation skills. Call Sheena at 310.596.0011 for a consultation about her services.Sheena loves selling the Southern California lifestyle! 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage  I  2444 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 102

Santa Monica, CA 90401  I  www.sheenaburke.com  I  310.596.0011

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The ASICS LA Marathon is a running event held each spring, the 26.2 mile race was inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. The 30th edition of the marathon will be held on March 15, 2015. In its 29-year history, the ASICS LA Marathon has become one of the largest marathons in the country with more than 25,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators. The race has seen unprecedented growth since introducing the iconic “Stadium to Sea” course running from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier, and draws runners from all over the world to take a tour of Los Angeles running past many major landmarks. 

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Clinical Director & Co-owner - Lovely C Laban GNP-C MSN  

Skin by Lovely is​ the top-rated facial aesthetic practice in Santa Monica for natural-looking results with products like Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and chemical peels, without the aggressive sales pitch!  We are an internationally-recognized leader in advanced medical aesthetic education for doctors worldwide, and is a National Educational Center for Allergan and Valeant (makers of Botox, Juvederm, Latisse, Restylane, Dysport and Perlane).  Basically, we are where the other​ practices come to learn about how to do these amazing medical aesthetic.procedures. 

New Visions Foundation, founded in 1994 by Dr. Paul Cummins, is now the Coalition for Engaged Education.

“This change reflects the reality of who we are and what we’ve been doing over the past two decades,” said Cummins. “We have started schools, created and maintained programs that target at-risk youth, and worked to bring resources into severely threatened neighborhoods. But at the core, we are always working to connect youth with education that excites them and helps them build their respective futures based on that engagement.”

The Coalition for Engaged Education moniker will take effect immediately, and its programs, which have been running under different names for years, will be renamed as well. New Roads for New Visions, which works with juvenile-justice-involved youth, will now be known as CEE HOPE. The Coalition for Educational Opportunities, which works with foster youth from middle school through college and into careers, will be CEE FORWARD. Initiatives in Lennox, California, will be referred to as CEE LENNOX.  

Engaged Education has been at the core of his educational career since 1970, when Dr. Cummins was the lead founder of the nationally renowned Crossroads School in Santa Monica. Cummins then founded New Visions Foundation, which in turn founded New Roads School.

Coalition for Engaged Education (ceeyouth.org) reflects the core value at the heart of all of its programs, the organization’s history of partnerships and collaboration, and its desire to be a national leader in progressive education.

Though the newly named Coalition has many programs, it has one vision at its core: to demonstrate to the world the power and effectiveness of

Engaged Education.

For more information contact:
Kevin Kate McQuha
Director of Development
Coalition for Engaged Education
3131 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404
424-272-9913
Kevin@ceeyouth.org


Adding to the diverse multicultural environment of Santa Monica, California a new language academy recently opened its doors for business at the historical building at Second Street Place. It is one block from the Third Street (Promenade) and walking distance from the beach, The Santa Monica Language Academy at 1428 2nd Street. Is a private language institution offering instructions in over 15 different languages, including the following: Arabic, Armenian, ASL, Cantonese, Chinese, ESL, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Tagalog.The class situation uses a unique style of talking and learning, in a curriculum that expresses each individual’s priority needs. With weekly programs that are designed to help with speaking and understanding using essential grammar concepts, that are important in learning a new language with application on everyday life topics. This weekly language program is the best option for individuals with busy work and life schedules. Additionally intensive and weekend immersion programs are available, offering a classes that are faster paced and catered to the needs of individuals looking to jump start in the language they wish to study. With specialized needs these courses will give the traveler and visitor an interpersonal guide to communicating and exploring a world that is keen to social interactions with comfort and enjoyment.Santa Monica Language is located on 1428 2nd Street. Its hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 6 pm, Friday to Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.

For more information, call 310.260.6307 email: alex@santamonicalanguage.com or visit santamonicalanguage.com

FirsTel Communications, Inc.



FirsTel Communications delivers a complete portfolio of phone, internet and hosted solutions exclusively focused on small and medium sized businesses. FirsTel Communications technology enables it to deliver voice and data services with the quality, security and reliability of a traditional network, but with the simplicity, the richness of feature, and the cost effectiveness that businesses demand.FirsTel's Hosted Business Phone and Business Grade Internet services provide unlimited availability with minimal capital expenditure. We make it simple for your business to succeed by offering easy voice and data solutions that improve your customer's experience, increase your employee's productivity, reduce your infrastructure cost, and grow with your business. You can trust FirsTel Communications for the latest state-of-the-art features backed by a reliable and tested network.If you have questions, or require technical support, we’re there for you.


CurbStand



CurbStand is a Los Angeles-based technology start up that is revolutionizing the valet industry by integrating smartphone technology into the valet experience.  With CurbStand, users can pay and tip for their valet service through stored credit card information in our smartphone app.  Available at over 70 locations throughout Los Angeles and counting , CurbStand is changing the game for business owners as well, by allowing a previously cash-only industry to accept and measure credit card payments.  For more information, check out www.curbstand.com.  CurbStand: Valet in Your Hands


CreatorUp




CreatorUp is a simple online learning platform that trains you how to make and market your own videos for your business. 



Baby Buggy 

  

Founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld, Baby Buggy’s mission is to provide families in need with essential gear, clothing, products and services for children 0 through 14 with the goal of improving their safety, health and well-being.  Since its inception, more than 6.7 million items, all of which are vetted for safety and quality, have been donated to hundreds of thousands of America’s most vulnerable families. 

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Palisades Technology 

                 


Palisades Technology is an information technology consulting firm located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area with particular expertise in Network and Desktop support, design, budget planning and installation. We specialize in designing and implementing cost-effective, creative information solutions to complex business problems.  We streamline your technology to help make your business run more efficiently.


Bands and Body Workplace Classes "Where teamwork meets fitness"


 

 Imagine a class designed specifically to establish a sense of community and camaraderie among the participants through group rapport exercises, partner trust exercises, solo challenges, and fun!The end results would be immeasurable!:

Group Performance Participants improve remarkably at working together and functioning as a group which makes things run smoother and faster.Group Resourcefulness Participants gain extensive understanding of one another and then draw upon the knowledge and skills of the group efficiently.Group Creativity Participants improve drastically on thinking outside the box and learning how to make things work better or differently.Group Satisfaction Creates an uncommon environment of joy, camaraderie, and contentment which in turn motivates participants to be better.

Visit us at BandsAndBody.com 

OR call 1-855-STRETCH to schedule a class.

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Create a buzz with custom graphics and displays

Image360 - Marina Del Rey provides vast opportunities to make high-impact impressions on your clients’ audience with custom graphics and displays. Whether you need to announce an event to thousands of people, launch a product to a targeted market, or build brand equity, our team of visual communication experts will customize your signage solutions to complement any advertising campaign.

As a full-service visual communications company, Image360 - Marina del Rey works with advertising agencies and marketing firms to embolden and actualize graphic concepts, consult on signage permitting processes, and install a final signage product. Achieving your clients’ unique advertising goals through signage and graphics is not only our approach at Image360 - Marina del Rey , it’s our priority.

If your client needs large-format graphics or prop billboards to showcase the spirit of their product, optical illusion floor graphics to stop pedestrians in their tracks, point of purchase displays to boost impulse buying, vehicle wraps to advertise everywhere they go, or any other visual communication, Image360 - Marina del Rey ’s solutions are unbound.


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Gemelli is an Italian Menswear Brand inspired by the Spirit of the "Italian Dandy." We're best known for our shirts, deconstructed jackets,  and signature "Gemelli Fit," incorporating a streamlined measuring system and great attention to detail.  Our cotton comes from the finest mills in Italy, where years of research and advances in technology, allow for the conversion of raw materials to the world's most luxurious textiles. This spirit we have sought to capture is expressed through combining iconic fabric patterns with a refined modern fit for today's urban dweller. 
 
Gemelli provides 'Functional Luxury', high quality shirts, blazers, outerwear and accessories that are versatile, "Our typical customer profile is a male who loves finery, but who is also busy and practical, so he needs his clothing to work for him throughout the day in a number of settings. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.  

Gemelli ~ 
1306 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 871 9816 T
(310) 861 0816 F
info@gemellishop.com

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Hawke Media is a digital marketing agency based in Santa Monica. We make it easy for you to outsource parts of your marketing team and lower your overhead. From strategy development to execution, Hawke ensures that you cover all digital channels and don't miss any opportunities to grow your business. We've recruited some of the top digital marketers in the Los Angeles area (Yahoo, Dollar Shave Club, Whisper, etc.), establishing Hawke as your digital and e-commerce expert. Please follow us on Facebook,Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Hawke ~ Media

1640 5th St. #107

Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 451 - 7295

www.HawkeMedia.com

Santa Monica Orthodontics

We are an orthodontic office located in beautiful Santa Monica where we make smiles happen! We promise you will not leave without a SMILE!

Santa Monica Orthodontics

1458 14th Street, Suite 100

Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 393 3344

www.samoortho.com

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