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Hub Los Angeles launches, Driving Power of People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HUB Los Angeles Driving Power of People through Membership-based Conscious Lifestyle Club Bringing Impact Professionals to Downtown LA

Los Angeles, CA (August 8, 2012)- Los Angeles is about to get a brand new kind of membership club. Like the Soho House and Jonathan Club, there is an application and acceptance process as well as dues to be paid, but the membership benefits are much different. Hub Los Angeles, a conscious lifestyle club, is positioning itself to attract the best impact professionals in the Los Angeles area and globally. The club’s sophisticated, refreshing and thoughtful approach to a community, membership and benefits provide a new opportunity for those looking to act on ideas and be supported by a community that shares their same life value set.

Hub Los Angeles, slated to launch September 2012, will be opening its doors in the heart of the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, creating an innovative change community that is centered locally with a powerful global vision. Positioned as a beacon of resource through physical space and curated programming, this conscious lifestyle club was established as a business with a social mission to further social enterprise, education, and diverse collaborations across sectors. It will be a place where people working for a better world can quickly access relationships and support to bring their ideas to life.

Hub Los Angeles co-founders, Elizabeth Stewart and Nick Kislinger, saw a need to provide relevant, just-in-time resources for a new class of mobile, creative, socially-conscious professionals in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Hub LA was born with a vision for a new kind of gathering place where individuals integrate their personal values and meaning into their professional lives through daily work-social rhythms, cultural programming, and conscious business acceleration services. Imagine experiencing the type of comradery, collaborative opportunity, and face-to-face relationships of a university campus, but now located in your neighborhood.

“Our tech platforms have evolved, but what would it look like if our physical world changed to accommodate the level of social connectivity, flexibility, blurred lines, just-in-time services, and mobility that we use in our virtual lives? We want Hub Los Angeles to be the answer,” shares Elizabeth Stewart, CEO, Co-founder, Hub Los Angeles.

Hub Los Angeles member suite of services include access to creative, flexible office amenities, lounge and cafe space; an outdoor social setting; a global online network; and access to all specialized programming and events. The Hub’s membership goals are to highlight Impact Professionals; people using their work in the world to create positive social and environmental change, across all sectors and facilitate community and culture within a cohesive group including the recent grad, the entrepreneur, the freelancer, the executive, the business owner, the career shifter, the community activist, and more. Hub Los Angeles speaks to the whole person in its holistic approach to incubation, the application of ideas, and the process of innovation.

Anchored by a physical space, Hub LA will offer 4,000 square feet of creative industrial space in the heart of the Arts District.

“The look and feel of the space is a direct result of a diverse collaboration between big and small firms, all with the vision to see Hub LA come to life. We are working closely with new start-up GardnerDesignLab; Moses Hacmon, a local artist; furniture designer; Haworth, a corporate leader in sustainable, stylish office furniture and systems, and a major sponsor of Hub Los Angeles as well as IOS, a Haworth preferred dealer.” states Elizabeth Stewart.

This new offering, which will be in constant beta as it grows and adapts to the community of members, serves as a highly visible platform; partner and knowledge center to accelerate positive change locally, nationally and internationally. Changemakers (members) of Hub LA are also connected to a global community of over 30 Hubs around the world.

In addition to its co-founders, Hub Los Angeles includes a group of 60 founding members that support this new much-needed infrastructure in the city and will be shepherding the mission across the Los Angeles area. These members represent diverse sectors within the city of Los Angeles working to make an impact in their communities.

Hub Los Angeles is located at 830 Traction Ave, #3A, Los Angeles, CA 90013 and is currently accepting applications for monthly memberships tailored to fit the candidates specific needs, whether it be for community, programming, and/or a physical place to be pushed productively. Hub Los Angeles’ space was generously sponsored by Haworth furniture (www.haworth.com) and GardnerDesignLab (www.gardnerdesignlab.com).

For more information on membership, programming and events, please visit www.thehubla.com, follow us on Twitter @TheHubLA and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheHubLA.

For all press inquiries and to schedule a tour, please contact Diana Bianchini, Di Moda Public Relations, 310.288.0077(o), diana@dimodapr.com

About Elizabeth Stewart, Co-Founder and CEO, Hub Los Angeles For the last ten years, Elizabeth has worked on environmental and social sustainability, with a particular emphasis on water, energy, and social enterprise within an urban context. Prior to founding Hub Los Angeles, she started CAUSEmopolis, a boutique consulting firm to enhance urban places worldwide. She has worked globally in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America on poverty reduction and women’s empowerment issues.

Domestically, she has focused on sustainable economic development, analyzing the impact of green manufacturing and green building trends on jobs, small business, and urban sustainability in Los Angeles and Washington DC. Elizabeth holds an MA in Urban Planning from the University of California Los Angeles, where she co-founded the Graduate Leaders in Sustainability Certificate program and was one of the first professionals to graduate with the recognition. Her strengths lie in community development, cross-disciplinary thinking, and business strategy. She is proud to serve on the board of Liberty Hill Foundation, loves to travel and cook, and get lost in new places.

About Nick Kislinger, Co-Founder, Hub Los Angeles Nick has served the State of California as Chief of Staff to California’s State Secretary of Education. During his service Nick oversaw K-20 public private education partnerships, managed the Governor’s Digital Education Initiative and served as a member of California’s Race to the Top application committee responsible for creating The California Office to Reform Education. Nick also worked at Pegasus Capital Advisors as Chief of Staff to Bonnie Reiss. Before joining Pegasus, Nick served as a Coro Fellow in St Louis, Missouri consulting with local public and private organizations on a variety of strategic projects. He earned a BA from Pitzer College in Organizational Ecology studying the interiors and exteriors of organizations, economies, and people.

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Proprietors LLC Sets Up West Coast Headquarters, Principals Alex Day and David Kaplan Open Chapter & Verse in Downtown LA’s Arts District

Los Angeles, CA -Alex Day and David Kaplan have been busy working with their clients all summer. Flying under the radar for the last few months, both men have been traveling the world working on Proprietors LLC projects and quickly building a solid international name and presence for their company. Many have been asking what’s next for Death & Co Owner, David Kaplan and his business partner Alex Day, known originally as individual leaders in the hospitality industry have now gone public with their partnership and brainchild platform that has been incubating and building for the last few years. Famous for the incredibly successful Death & Company, a nightlife destination in New York City, Bar & Kitchen’s most recent build into success in Los Angeles, as well as a host of other projects worldwide, their company Proprietors announced this week the opening of their official west coast headquarters in Downtown LA’s Arts District. Proprietors drives brands and reinforces their unique methodologies, strategies and approach to hospitality.

Through design, development, and operations, Proprietors was created to deliver a unique skill set to the hospitality industry. Established in 2007, the studio is currently working with clients both large and small, in the US and overseas, and executing projects across multiple disciplines. The team brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to every new project, while offering a scope of capabilities that includes bar and underbar design, interior design and architecture, graphic identities, brand and product development, and food and beverage programming. Proprietors currently carries an impressive roster of existing clients and projects, as well as projects slated to open in the new year.

In addition to announcing their west coast digs, Proprietors launches Chapter & Verse: the test bar. Located within their headquarters space, the test bar is the consolidation of the company's creative vision and hub for all beverage development, design, and administration both within the Proprietors consulting portfolio, as well as for the bars and restaurants owned and operated by the company and managing partners. Chapter & Verse functions as a development lab, design collective, training space, and office, but above all, it is a facility dedicated to evangelizing the gospel of quality drinking – in spirits, beer, wine, coffee, tea, and water. Chapter & Verse was designed by Patry+Kline with construction and finishings by Lotus Builders.

Chapter & Verse launches with the support of brand partners including Pernod Ricard USA, Karlsson’s Vodka, Infinium Spirits, Combier, Frederick Wildman & Sons.

"In keeping with Pernod Ricard's commitment to trade education and the evolution of extraordinary cocktails, we are delighted to align with the talent of Proprietors, LLC," said Suzanne Freedman, Director of On-Premise at Pernod Ricard USA. "With their new dedicated drink lab, Alex and Dave are sure to create a new industry standard in bar and cocktail consulting".

Proprietors LLC headquarters and Chapter & Verse are located in Downtown LA in the Arts District. Chapter & Verse is by appointment only. To learn more about Proprietors and their projects, please log on to http://www.proprietorsllc.com

About David Kaplan David Kaplan is the founder and owner of Death & Company, a New York City nightlife destination, as well as the co-owner of Proprietors LLC, a full service hospitality company, with Alex Day. David works in beverage and hospitality in various capacities including conceptualizing, branding, strategy, design, events, brand activation, and logistics. David is fanatical about aesthetic, truly great hospitality, and what it means to create an internal company culture. He also likes motorcycles. @dkproprietors

About Alex Day Alex Day, co-owner of Proprietors LLC with David Kaplan, is a hospitality professional who works with restaurants, bars, and spirit companies, and is currently working on various projects in the US and abroad. Alex has consulted for numerous restaurants and bars, ranging from full service beverage and hospitality programming to staff training, bar design, educational seminars, general hospitality logistics, as well as being a featured speaker at various industry trade shows and conferences. He also has an unhealthy obsession with spectacles. @adproprietors

For all press inquiries, please contact Diana Bianchini, Di Moda Public Relations, diana@dimodapr.com, 310.288.0077.