Welcome to the Executives Association of Long Beach Member Directory

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.


Location: The Grand

Day: Monday

Time: 12pm - 1:15pm

Visitors please contact us to be our guest.


Eric Bloomer | January 27, 2020

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On Monday, January 27th the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their weekly luncheon to hear from Eric Bloomer of Sawin and Kotani. 

Sawin and Kotani was established around 2006 when Craig Kotani became partner of the accounting firm. Sawin and Kotani specialize in annual taxes, tax planning, corporate taxes, bookkeeping, complications, reviews and audits. While other places will use enrolled agents to prepare and review your tax documents, Sawin and Kotani have fully trained CPAs looking at every account that they manage.

Eric Bloomer has worked for Sawin and Kotani for almost ten years. He has his bachelors in accounting has his CPA license. Eric was raised in the Southern California area and currently resides in Torrance. Eric has been an associate member of Craig Kotani since 2014.

Eric’s talk gave us updates on the improvements they are making at Sawin and Kotani and how the 1099 are changing. Sawin and Kotani are making improvements by sending out automatic email reminders to clients in regards to secretary of state filing, 5711, and property tax filings.

California AB-5 has changed how contractors and or employees are defined. Taking the ABC test will help. A- is the worker free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in the performance f the work, both under the contract for the performance of the work? B- Does the worker perform work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business? C-: Is the worker customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as the work performed for the hiring entity? Filing 1099 deadline is due January 31, 2020 and must file with IRS at the same time. 

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Kotani or Eric Bloomer before you file your taxes. They will be able to make filing your taxes easier and less stressful.


Next Meeting: 

We are back at The Grand for our annual meeting. Please no guest and all members are required to attend. 


Remember to invite guests to keep our membership continually growing!

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Welcome New Members:

Please welcome Vinny Bunting as an associate to CH Topping Brakes

Other Membership News: 

 Membership Promotion

When you refer a new member, you can have a choice in one of two options

1. Have your dues waived for one quarter.


2. Have your dues, as well as the new members dues cut in half for one quarter.


New member has to be in good standing for the first 6 months to receive the promotion. 

Machelle Thompson has left the Execs and is no longer a member and the classification of home care is now open.

Jim Nesmith has decided to retire and will no longer be a member and the classification of Real Estate Loans is now open.  

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Desh of HD Orthodontics, she had a son on Tuesday, Jan. 7th

Congratulations to Jim Nesmith, he has now been accepted to be an honorary member. 

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