Last week members of the Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Hotel Wilshire for a “roast and toast” to Executive Director Meg McComb, who will be moving on from her position serving the Chamber for 10 years.
“Meg will be moving on to new and exciting adventures,” wrote the Chamber in its monthly newsletter, “Meg has given an amazing 10 years of service to the Greater Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce. She has grown and transformed the GMMCC into what it is today and there is not enough recognition for all the love and work she has put into this organization.”
McComb is a California native and has been a resident of the greater Miracle Mile area for more than 40 years. According to the Chamber, McComb has always worked in the hospitality, culinary arts, and event planning businesses. She started her career after college, with a position in an exclusive Robertson interior design house, where she perfected the skills of preparation and presentation of food. She added a course in photography to her portfolio to record each memorable menu. She got serious about food while working with local LA restaurants, and served as a recipe tester for Bon Appétit Magazine. Her passion lead to pastry chef positions at the Biltmore Hotel, Le Dome Restaurant, and Valentino’s.
“In 2011, Meg took off her toque and joined the chamber as our executive Director. Her leadership and vision expanded the chamber into an involved and effective community, benefiting not only its members but the Greater Miracle Mile. She has created many of our marquee events as well as solidified the chamber’s government relations on a local, state, and national level,” wrote Chris Devlin, Communications Director and CFO for the Chamber.
McComb said she was profoundly grateful for the extraordinary friends she has made through the Chamber, and recalled some of her favorite events that brought businesses and institutions on the Mile together. McComb said she will continue to stay involved with special Chamber events, and will remain active in emergency preparedness efforts in the Miracle Mile community as well as in her own Wilshire Vista neighborhood.