News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley area


Lease: Premier Business Centers will list its available office space on, a website targeting small businesses and entrepreneurs.

SuiteSearch launched on April 1 and offers detailed listings, including property photos and floor plans, full contact information for the leasing agent/broker, publicity of listings across multiple marketing channels, and tour scheduling.

Premier Business Centers provides businesses with professionally staffed office space on a full-time or part-time basis.

Premier has locations in Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Panorama City and Woodland Hills.

Awards: Winners of the 2011 Excellence Awards will be recognized at the May 14 Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber’s 100th Birthday Celebration and Inaugural Ball.

Awards include Founders’ Award, Daily News; Chairman’s Award of Excellence, Braemer Country Club; Community Award of Excellence, Dr. Michael Olenick, President and CEO of Child Care Resource Center; Chamber Award of Excellence, Curves Lake Balboa/Reseda Fitness Center; Committee Chairperson of the Year, Anush Sumian, Valley Village; Mendenhall Memorial Award, Heidi Lennartz, Mission Community Hospital.

Chamber Award nominations are made by committee chairs, board members, and staff, while membership handles the Community Award nominations

Van Nuys

Partnership: Caesarstone announced a partnership with Jeff Lewis, star of Bravo’s Flipping Out and recently-announced television series Interior Therapy.

Lewis has designed over 100 homes and with Caesarstone, he will be developing surface colors and appear in advertising campaigns for the company.

“Jeff Lewis brings to the Caesarstone brand his experience in designing homes for over 20 years; his understanding of the homeowners' likes and dislikes; his use of modern and relevant colors, as well as his humor and humility,” said Arik Tendler, President of Caesarstone.

This will be the second year of partnership between Caesarstone and Lewis.

North Hollywood

Contest: The International Student Film Festival Hollywood is now accepting submissions for its 9th annual Film and Video Competition. The festival takes place November 5 and 6 in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood. The competition is open to students of all ages and academic backgrounds. Submission deadline is August 31, 2011. Participants must be registered in elementary, junior high or high school, community college, university, graduate or private film schools. Awards are presented to winners after their films are judged by a panel of professional filmmakers, writers, directors, producers, actors, distributors, agents, film critics and professors that comprise the jury. Information and entry forms are available on the festival website: