In this Echo Park podcast episode, we interview the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce and its current president, KamranV. The Echo Park Chamber of Commerce was established in Echo Park in 1961 by a group of local businessmen who had operated under a group called the Sunset Business Association. The organization’s original purpose, which remains its goal to this day, was to promote the interests of business and property owners in Echo Park with “goodwill, publicity and advertising”, as well as to arrange “special events and celebrations” that help encourage good community relations. In the past, the Chamber has participated in improving crime, infrastructure, city services, and more. The organization has also been involved in traditional community events such as the Echo Park Community Parade at the end of the year. Who runs the organization nowadays? What are they involved in, and what are some of their plans for 2014 and 2015? Its current president, KamranV, who is also the owner of local recording studios Bedrock LA, joins us on the podcast to discuss all of the details of the organization. If you’ve never really known what the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce is all about, or if you just want to be updated about who is in charge now and what their plans are, this podcast episode is a great listen for you. Business owners, residents, and any interested in Echo Park commerce will benefit from the episode.
Interview with EPCC
- What is EPCC?
- What are the goals of the organization?
- What’s the history of EPCC?
- Who are the members of the board? How are they elected? How long are the terms?
- What’s the connection with EPCC and the City of Los Angeles, or with the Echo Park Neighborhood Council?
- What does it mean to have a membership? Who can be a member? How much does it cost? What privileges do members receive?
- Where are the meetings held, and when are they?
- What are the events that EPCC is putting on or involved in?
- What’s with the new website, and how can I keep in touch via social media?
Toward the end, we also learn more about the president, KamranV and his other projects and ventures in Echo Park.
- What is Bedrock LA?
- Where is it located, and what services does it offer?
- What else has Kamran done or been up to?
- What are some of the future plans for Bedrock LA studios?
Bedrock LA is located at 1623 Allesandro St, Los Angeles, CA 90026. (Map it!)