Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
May 31, 2012
An online survey developed to better understand business owners' experiences with the City of Long Beach has been made public by the Long Beach Council of Business Associations. Complete the survey by visiting http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cobasurvey.
June 4 Oversight Board Meeting - The Long Beach Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency meets at 10 a.m. at City Hall to discuss: the sale of property located at 225 Locust Ave.; the disposition of the American Hotel at 224 E. Broadway to Temple Creative Realty; and more. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov.
June 4 Harbor Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners meets at 5 p.m. at its administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza. The agenda is forthcoming. Beginning June 4, the commission will switch from meeting three times a month to twice-monthly meetings held on the first and third Monday of each month, with one meeting during the day and the other in the evening. The new schedule is designed to give commissioners and the public more time to review agenda items and increase public participation. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com.
June 5 Election Day - The City of Long Beach conducts elections for the 4th District City Council runoff, state and federal primaries and state Propositions 28 and 29. For more election information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/cityclerk/elections.
June 5 No City Council Meeting - There is no Long Beach City Council meeting on June 5 due to the election. The next regular meeting is June 12. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/council.
June 7 Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council Annual Luncheon - The Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council (LBCREC) hosts the “2012 LBCREC Annual Luncheon” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Westin Long Beach, 333 E. Ocean Blvd., for a panel discussion with members of the commercial real estate industry regarding developments and commercial projects in Southern California. Tickets are $55 for LBCREC members and $65 for non-members. For more information regarding the event, sponsorship or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.lbcrec.com.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• June 1: Newcomb Academy hosts a “goodbye” celebration with food trucks and music to honor the campus that is being torn down, 2:30-6:30 p.m., Newcomb Academy. Call 562/493-3596.
• June 1: Councilmember James Johnson hosts “First Books at First Fridays” with guest readers Gillian Klinkert, Duchess of Bixby Knolls, and Lance Johnson, a 3rd grade student from Longfellow Elementary School, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Dana Branch Library. Call 562/570-7777.
• June 2: Art Levine hosts “Straight Talk” with guest Chris Wing, president and CEO of SCAN Health Plan, airing June 2 and June 3 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on LBTV Channel 3 and FiOS Channel 21 and at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Charter Channel 101. Visit http://www.straighttalktv.com.
• June 3: North Long Beach Community Action Group meeting with guest Al Austin, 8th District councilmember-elect, 2-4 p.m., North Long Beach Police Substation. Call 562/428-7710.
• June 4: The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association hosts its monthly supper club with two seatings, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Baja Sonora, 3502 Atlantic Ave. Specify which seating you will be attending when you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• June 6: Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell hosts “Chat with Pat,” 4:30-6 p.m., Los Altos Library. Visit http://www.longbeach.gov/district4.
• June 6: The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a business networking mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sgt. Pepper’s Dueling Piano Café. RSVP by visiting http://www.lbchamber.com/events or by e-mailing email@example.com.
• June 9: Join Councilmember Rae Gabelich for “Coffee and Conversation,” 10 a.m. to noon, Expo Arts Center. Call 562/570-6685.
• June 12: “How to Start a Nonprofit” workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership (LBNP), 4900 E. Conant St. Cost is $40 for LBNP members and $65 for non-members. Register at http://www.lbnp.org.
• June 12: The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts “Good Afternoon Long Beach Business Networking Lunch,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Forbidden City Restaurant. RSVP at http://www.lbchamber.com/events or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• June 19: FuturePorts hosts its annual conference to discuss important topics facing Southern California's goods movement industry, 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton's Madeo Ballroom, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina in San Pedro. Cost is $99 for FuturePorts members, $140 for non-members and $85 for government and nonprofit individuals. Register at http://www.futureports.org.
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