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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.


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97th Annual EALB Meeting | February 4, 2019

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On Monday, February 4th the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their annual meeting. 

On Monday we held a members only annual meeting. During the meeting we voted on the 2109 budget and voted in new board members. We also highlighted the events we held this year and an update on our new and past members for 2018.


Next Meeting: 

Next Monday we will be back at The Grand to hear from Matt Fleischmann of Digital Installers.  


Remember to invite guests to keep our membership continually growing!

Members, please remember if you are bringing a guest as a potential member please make sure the classification is open

Congratulations to our two new additions to the board of Directors. Eric Speier of 5 Elements Entertainment and Elizabeth Riley of T.G.I.S

1st Classification Postings:


2nd Classification Postings:


Membership Postings:


Welcome New Members:

 Please welcome Bob Cook of Business Printing and Imaging under the classification of Printing - Small Commercial 

Other Membership News: 


Classification of the Month:

Featured Classification for January:

Optometrist and Video Production

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Board Meeting Minutes: 


Annual Meeting Agenda

February 4th, 2019 – 12:15 pm

Annual Meeting

Location: The Grand


12:15 PM     K. GRAGSON                                           CALL TO ORDER / PLEDGE / MINUTES

   Motion to approve minutes from 2018 Annual Meeting?

   Motion:   J. Parry     2nd:   B. Littrell   Discussion. All in favor?  34   Any Opposed? 0 Motion Passes

12:20 PM     J. BEELER                                              FINANCIAL REPORTS / BUDGET

   Motion to receive and file the financial reports for Annual Meeting 2018?

   Motion:   J. Parry   2nd:   B. Littrell     Discussion. All in favor?  34   Any Opposed? 0 Motion Passes

   Motion to approve and adopt the 2019 budget?

   Motion:  C. Skovgard    2nd:  B. Littrell    Discussion. All in favor?  34  Any Opposed? 0 Motion Passes

12:30 PM     K. GRAGSON                                           BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTIONS

·       This year we have two new openings for the Board of Directors

·         Are there any nominations from the floor?

·         Motion (If any) 2nd: All in favor? Any Opposed?

·         We have two nominees for the board. Info on the members is in your packet.

-          Eric Speier of 5 Elements Entertainment

-          Elizabeth Riley of T.G.I.S Catering

·         Motion to accept Eric Speier to serve on the 2019/2020 Board?

·         Motion:  J. Parry   2nd:  J. Skovgard    Discussion. All in favor? 34  Any Opposed? 0 Motion Passes

·         Motion to accept Elizabeth Riley to serve on the 2019/2020 Board

·         Motion:  P. Ellington   2nd:  B. Littrell    Discussion. All in favor? 34  Any Opposed? 0 Motion Passes

·         The carry overs for the board:

-          Jennifer Sawday

-          Kris Gragson

-          Tom DiLeo

-          Corey Vane

-          Jay Beeler

-          Vince Bunting

·         Thank you, outgoing board, members Machelle Thompson and Rusty Deeble. Your dedication and hard work for the EALB are greatly appreciated.

·         Kris Gragson Resignation

·         At this time, in order to remain in accordance with the Bylaws I would like to resign my post as President and will remain on the 2019/2020 Board as the most immediate and available past president.


12:40 PM J. SAWDAY                                                   MEMBERSHIP

·         Top attendees for 2018. A total of 44 meetings were held.

-       95% of the meetings attended – Jay Beeler and Corey Vane

-       93% of the meetings attended – Tim Perry and Jennifer Sawday

-       90% of the meetings attended – Earl Valinsky

-       88% of the meetings attended – Tom Dileo

-       86% of the meetings attended – Jeff Parry

-       81% of the meetings attended – Kris Gragson

-       77% of the meetings attended – Vince Bunting

·         Members who joined in 2018

-          Miguel Garcia – Mikes Auto Collision

-          Joe Zieba – Zieba Builders

-          Jim Mills-Winkler – Waddell and Reed

-          Josh Thomson – Thomson AC

-          Jack Skovgard – Long Beach Home Loan Corp

-          Rodney Bolton – HR Bizz

-          Nathan Whittacre – Stimulus Technologies

-          Marc Materie – Merchant Service Group

-          Michael Shafter – Edward Jones

-          Fernanda Fletcher – Senior Placement Hotline

-          Hugh Wolf – Speedpro Imaging

-          Cindy Skovgard – Pathways Volunteer Hospice


·         Members who left in 2018


-          Scott Williams - Scott Williams Law

-          Steve Allen – All Souls Mortuary

-          Bob Hegedus – H&H Electrical

-          Stephen Hryniewicki – Long Beach Internal Medical Group

-          Frank Messano – Dilday and Associates

-          Tobin Mullen – Neutility Solar

-          Dan Regan – Heritage Press

-          Kimberly Rodgers – Jungle Promotions

-          Doug Shea – INCO Commercial

-          Tom Shilton – Shilton Appraisals

-          Kellie Sherill – Knightling Inc / Executive Director

·            The 2018 Don Temple award went to Tim Perry.

·            2018 ended with 44 Executive Members, 6 Associates and 2 honorary members.

·            Total 52 members




12:50 PM        J. BEELER                                         BUSINESS PROMOTION 

·         2018 was a year of new beginnings for the Execs. We hired a new Executive Director, Steven Caudillo and we held our first ever networking mixer. 2018 also brought a lot of great craft talks from our new members and our guest speaker. A speed networking event we held so we could get to our new members a little better. Jeff Parry held a showcase event. TG.I.S hosted our Thanksgiving dinner event. Machelle Thompson hosted a wonderful Christmas party at the Long Beach Yacht Club. Here are a few other moments throughout 2018.


-          January: Started the year with our craft/ classification talks from our members.

-          February: We held our annual meeting and joint board meeting.

-          March: We held our Presidents Installation dinner to welcome our new president Kris Gragson, and thank our outgoing president Machelle Thompson. We also introduced our new board members and awarded our 5th recipient of the Don Temple Award, Tim Perry. Kellie Sherill also resigned and Steven Caudillo accepted the position of Executive Director.

-          April-August: Full of Craft talks

-          September: Jeff Parry held a showcase event

-          October: Our first ever mixer was held at The Grand

-          November: T.G.I.S hosted our Thanksgiving dinner at the Betty Reckas Center

-          December: Machelle Thompson hosted our Christmas dinner at the Long Beach Yacht Club. We also held our end of the year gift exchange.

1:00 PM          S. CAUDILLO                                                EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT

   Thank yous

   Our Joint Board Meeting is on Feb 13th at the Digital Installers Board Room

   The Annual Presidents Installation will be on Monday, March 11th for a simple but ungraded lunch.

1:05 PM          K. GRAGSON                                                PRESIDENTS REPORT

   Thank you to all of the board members and special advisors.

   Next week we will be back at the Grand to hear from Matt Fleischmann of Digital Installers

1:15 PM          K. GRAGSON                                                ADJOURN


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