The long standing slogan of the association has been "Business is our Business". The Executives Association of Long Beach (EALB) was founded in 1922. It is an association of Long Beach business executives, each of whom represents his or her respective firm at the management level.
The Long Beach Executives Association is a member of the International Executives Association, a worldwide group of similar associations. It is not a service club, a social group or fraternal order. The EALB is a networking group for business owners and high level executives. It has but one unique objective: to capture the natural bond of common interest which exists between business executives and by regular weekly meetings, develop and enjoy a brand of fellowship conducive to the creation of additional and profitable business for all its members.
It does not require its members to patronize each other, but it does provide opportunities for each member to promote their products or services and it can open doors that otherwise are closed to desired business. Members of the EALB often consider the association as an extension of their own business or profession.
On Monday, November 20th the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their weekly networking luncheon to hear Craig Kotani, owner of Sawin & Kotani speak on accounting and the changes to the tax law the House is trying to pass.
Our priority at Sawin & Kotani Accountancy Corporation is to provide personalized service to all of our clients. Every business and every individual is unique, so we begin a relationship by developing a comprehensive understanding of a given client’s financial standing. This allows us to delve into specific areas where we can help a client utilize a specific tax credit or take advantage of a particular accounting technique that may not be available to most.
Many other accounting and tax preparation services use enrolled agents to prepare your tax documents and review your accounting records. We ensure a fully trained Certified Public Accountant is in charge of every one of the accounts we manage because we believe our more comprehensive training in accounting practices and tax law will yield greater accuracy and more savings for our clients.
Craig Kotani has over 30 years of experience providing accounting and tax consulting and preparation services to clients that include multi-state corporations as well as closely held owner-managed businesses. His industry experience is broad and includes manufacturing and distribution, service companies, restaurant, shipping and transportation, energy and healthcare. He graduated from USC in 1986 with degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.
Tax Preparation and Planning
Past President of the EALB 2012
EALB Board of Directors 2011- 2017