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Upcoming Business Meetings In Long Beach

By Kendra Ablaza, Staff Writer

January 18, 2013 - Now that the holidays are over, local business groups and associations are resuming their monthly meetings in preparation for the New Year. The following meetings cover a variety of business issues in Long Beach from local public safety efforts to international trade.

The East Anaheim Street Business Alliance meets on January 22 at noon at the Long Beach Playhouse at 5021 E. Anaheim St. Long Beach City Manager Pat West, who has led many community redevelopment programs and projects, discusses the “State of the City” and answers questions. An optional lunch is available at $12. To RSVP, call (562) 494-3800 or email info@easba.com.

The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association Board meets on January 24 at 7:45 a.m. at Café Bixby. For more information, call (562) 595-0081 or visit http://bixbyknollsinfo.com.

The Belmont Shore Business Association hosts its monthly luncheon on January 29 at Legends, located at 5236 E. 2nd St. The luncheon, scheduled at 11:30 a.m., will be followed by the association’s regular meeting at noon. Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee is the featured guest speaker. For more information, visit http://belmontshore.org.

International Business Association’s 10th annual State of the Port address takes place on January 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center, at 300 E. Ocean Blvd. The Speaker is J. Christopher Lytle, executive director of the Port of Long Beach. Call (562) 432-8128 for more information.