Established in 1933, the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce has been a viable presence in the Crenshaw area for almost 76 years. It represents the Crenshaw Corridor, which is bounded by Washington Boulevard on the north, Western Avenue on the east, La Cienega Blvd. on the west and Florence Avenue on the south.
The area is populated by hundreds of small and major businesses, including a major shopping mall, the Magic Johnson Theatre complex, and major banking institutions and food chains. It is also a popular tourist destinations and tourists regularly visit Leimert Park Village, West Angeles Cathedral and other popular sites.
The primary focus of the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce is to empower businesses and promote commerce. It conducts business leadership training through seminars, retreats and service activities. It markets the Crenshaw trade area to commercial entities seeking business locations, and works closely with the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau in promoting cultural tourism destinations.
The Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce is also concerned about the people, especially its youth. It provides job training and referrals to area youth; awards scholarships to local high school music departments; promotes culture and entertainment through its annual Summer Breeze Music Festival; and is the link between government and business community and its residents, working together to make the Crenshaw communities equal to any.
The Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce is committed to the development of the Crenshaw Corridor as a matrix for commerce and culture that attracts economic investment, tourism, and fosters community pride.
The Chamber creates a mechanism to increase the economic development for new and small businesses by providing access to technical assistance, collective networking, support and training.
The Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce develops a value-added partnership with other city chambers, businesses, corporations and residents within the community. The Chamber keeps abreast of city, county, and state legislation and ordinances that affect the growth and business endeavors of the Crenshaw Corridor