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.


Jim Choura | July 12th, 2021

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On Monday, July 12th the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their weekly meeting to hear from Jim Choura of The Grand event center. 

The Grand Long Beach Event Center is a 45,000 square foot facility, 450 car parking structure specializing in events of all types, full food and beverage services, bar services, sales professionals to help you plan your event, with no fees for planning services, and an amazing chef, sous chef and staff, highly trained operations and serving team available for your catering needs. 

Jim grew up in Chicago, where his father ran meat markets. In the late 60’s, they moved to Long Beach where he started one of the first catering companies. In 1997, The Grand Long Beach Event Center was born through an overhaul of all the event spaces including the Grand Ballroom and both outdoor courtyards, while the facility received exterior repairs and interior upgrades and enhancements. 

Jim is married to our previous executive director, Melanie Choura, and they have 4 children together.

One of our long-standing members, Jim Choura, provided insight about The Grand. Carson event center, and the reopening of the Petroleum Club. Jim also talks about his business is trying to recover post pandemic.

 You can watch the video here:

Execs Meeting 7-12-2021

Next Meeting: 

Next week we are back for an activity. 


Hybrid meetings are back! If you would like to reserve a spot for you or and a guest please let me know. We will requiring attendance again, starting April 12, either on Zoom or in person.  

If you are looking to speak please let me know, I am filling the calendar for 2021

Remember to invite guests to keep our membership continually growing! I will be asking all of you information on Potential members. 

Please stay safe and follow sanitary protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our website has been updated to send leads in real time. Click on the the "Got Leads?" button the the top right of the Execs website. Click who the lead is going to and your name and a message. 

1st Classification Postings:

 Hardware Store

2nd Classification Postings:


Membership Postings:

 Tom Barnes of Ace Hardware has turned his application in for the classification of Hardware Store

Welcome New Members:

 Welcome Rachel Massari & Melvin Farrer of Fresh Prints under the classification of Business Promotional Products. 

Other Membership News: 

Dr. Yen of Beach Heights Dentistry has resigned, the classification of Dentistry - General is now open.

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. 

We have introduced two new types of membership. 

Affiliate Member

       Dues are $150 per quarter

       Pays $50 initiation fee to cover badge and T-shirt expense

       Pays $18 for lunch at each meeting attended

       May give and receive leads and give classification talks

       No attendance requirement; may attend showcase and special events

       Entitled to any open classification; no exclusive classification entitlement

       Listed in roster and on web as affiliate member – classification and name only

       Not a voting member and not board eligible

       One-year limit as affiliate member; must become an executive member thereafter

Non-Profit Member

       Dues are $150 per quarter

       Pays $50 initiation fee to cover badge and T-shirt expense

       Pays $18 for lunch at each meeting attended

       May give and receive leads and give classification talks

       No attendance requirement; may attend showcase and special events

       Allows multiple Non-Profits in different categories. 

       Listed in roster and on web as Non-Profit member

       Voting member and one Non

       No limit as Non-Profit member

Classification of the Month:



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Board Meeting Minutes: 



July Meeting Agenda

July 12th, 2021

Location: VIA Zoom/The Grand


11:20 AM   T. DiLeo                                                                                 ROLL CALL

PRESENT: __E.Speier  (P) _x_ T. DiLeo (VP) _x_ J. Skovgard (S/T)
      H. Desh _x__ M. Loos  _x D. Sakamoto x_ N. Whittacre x_ V. Bunting

_x_ J. Beeler (PP)

Others: S. Caudillo (Executive Director) _x_


11:20 AM    T. DiLeo                                                                                     MINUTES

·     Motion to approve minutes from June Board Meeting?

·     Motion:  J. Beeler   2nd:   M. Loos   Discussion. All in favor? 5 Any Opposed? 0 Motion Passes

11:25 AM    J. Skovgard                                                                            FINANCIAL REPORTS

·   Motion to receive and file the financial reports for June?

·   Motion:   J. Skovgard  2nd:  M. Loos    Discussion. All in favor? 7 Any Opposed? 0 Motion Passes

11:30 AM    T. DiLeo                                                                                    MEMBERSHIP

·   No new memberships at this time.

·   Dr. Yen of Beach Heights Dentistry has decided to resign from the Execs.

·   Motion to approve resignation of Beach Heights Dentistry and reopen the classification of Dentistry- General?

·   Motion:   M. Loos   2nd:   V. Bunting    Discussion. All in favor? 6 Any Opposed?  0 Motion Passes



11:40 AM     J. Skovgard                                                            Business Promotion 

·  Email list has been sent out to potential members. No hit but will send out another one this month

·  John Doyle is interested in coming back to the Execs probably this month.

·  Push top 10 classifications on social media

·  Move classification list to front page

·  Create a night meeting and invite potential guests


11:48 AM    T. DiLeo / S. Caudillo                                            OLD & NEW BUSINESS

·  Last month we decided to go back inside and keep our RSVP until we can financially support more than 25 members for in person meetings.

11:50 PM      E. Speier                                                  GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION

·  Comments from each member on their current evaluation of the state of the EALB.

·  The next board meeting is August 9th at 11:20


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