Mayor Bob Whalen to speak at State of the City Luncheon on May 2 at the Montage

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “State of the City” luncheon on Thursday, May 2, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Montage Laguna Beach.

The luncheon is a great opportunity to get an up-close look at city activities. Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen and staff will present a State of the City address. The Chamber of Commerce will provide a brief overview of the recent highlights of the past 12 months and goals for the near future.

As Mayor Bob Whalen states, “The Chamber’s State of the City Luncheon is always a packed house and offers a unique opportunity to step back and look at the big picture for our community. We welcome the chance to update everyone on the City’s recent efforts and future plans and to hear from our business community as to their priorities and needs. This is a two for one event – informative and fun!”

Mayor Bob Whalen

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Mayor Bob Whalen

This annual tradition brings out members across the community, including nonprofits, arts and cultural organizations, business and hospitality industry reps, and other civic-minded individuals. The event is open to the public.

As host of the event, the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce promotes, represents, and supports local businesses in Laguna, and advocates on their behalf. Celebrating its 102nd year of operation, the Chamber also serves as the business resource center for the community. 

On an ongoing basis, the Chamber hosts educational seminars, luncheons, and networking events for the local businesses and citizens.

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce has served the businesses of Laguna Beach since 1917 as a tool for promoting commerce and allowing members to connect to one another and the community.

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce serves over 200-member companies. Its core mission is to promote, represent, and support members of the business community.

Admission to the Luncheon is $85 per person. Registration is open through the Chamber’s website at or by contacting the Chamber at (949) 494-1018. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available. 

For questions or more information on the Laguna Beach Chamber, contact (949) 494-1018 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Montage is located at 30801 South Coast Hwy.