Cheers West Edition


Nile Malloy, senior program manager of the Neighborhood Funders Group, has joined the board of directors for the Ford Theatres.

The Ford Theatres contribute to a more vibrant Los Angeles County by supporting artistic expression and innovation and by providing access to exemplary arts and culture experiences. Those experiences, representative of the county’s many multifaceted communities, deepen human connections and broaden cultural understanding throughout the region.

Ken McNeely, president of AT&T – West received the “Hall of Fame Award” at Mayor Eric Garcetti and Our Author’s Study Club’s Los Angeles African American Heritage Month Celebration Feb. 6 at City Hall.

African American Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of African American heritage and history in Los Angeles. Celebrations acknowledge Southern California’s African American contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include dance and music concerts, and gallery exhibitions.

Los Angeles native Rashunda Rene opened the Innovative Entrepreneurs Hub for entrepreneurs, small business owners, consultants and freelance workers Feb. 4. Located at 5777 W. Century Blvd., the space offers free valet parking for all members, a cozy kitchen space, a meeting room, private offices and an open desk area.

Rene’s goal is to bring a productive and supportive work environment to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds. She hopes that the openness of Innovative Entrepreneur Hub will create a real members first experience that will allow business owners from different industries to connect and gain valuable information from readily available sources.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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