SOURCE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

September 29, 2016 14:35 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Chamber Foundation to Convene Los Angeles Leaders for 10th "Health Means Business" Forum

Event to Focus on How Local, Regional Businesses Can Promote Healthy Practices

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will host the 10th regional forum of the "Health Means Business" campaign in Los Angeles, California.

The "Health Means Business" campaign seeks to engage local and regional businesses to empower healthier individuals and communities through education, employment, and increased income. The Los Angeles Forum will focus on how business and community leaders can promote better health through economic opportunity.

Prior forum locations include Denver; Oklahoma City; Orlando, Fla; Fort Worth, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; Indianapolis; Cleveland; Phoenix; and Atlanta.


Elyse Cohen, Director, Health & Wellness Program; Executive Director, Health Means Business Campaign, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Richard Crespin, Forum Moderator; CEO, CollaborateUp; Senior Fellow, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Lewis Horne, CEO, CBRE
Tamika Lang, Community Investor, Boeing
Shuma Panse, MPH, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
David Rattray, Executive Vice President, Education & Workforce Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Gary Toebben, President and CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce A complete list of speakers and an agenda are available here.


Los Angeles "Health Means Business" Forum


Thursday, October 6, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT


Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
350 South Bixel Street
Bank of America Rooms A, B, & C (Main Floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90017


Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Please register via email to or to Claudine Battisti of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, at:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.


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