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 | January 9, 2023

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On Monday, January 9th the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their weekly meeting to hear from Jim Choura of The Grand. 

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 and what the Execs means to him.  

You can watch the video here

Execs Meeting 1-9-2023

Next Meeting: 

We will be off next week for MLK.


Meetings will begin at 12pm. Please be prompt. 

If you are looking to speak please let me know, I am filling the calendar for 2023

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

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:


2nd Classification Postings:


Membership Postings:



Welcome New Members:

Welcome Dave Marquez of Mystic Steam under the classification of Carpet Cleaner.


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. 

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: 


January Board Meeting Agenda

January 9th, 2023

Location: The Grand


1:00 PM   T. DiLeo                                                                                 ROLL CALL

PRESENT: __T.DiLeo  (P) x_ J. Skovgard (VP) _x_ D. Sakamoto (S/T)
     H. Desh _x_ M. Loos   x_ M. Garcia  _ N. Whittacre  _ V. Bunting

_x_ J. Beeler (PP)

Others: S. Caudillo (Executive Director) _x_


1:10 AM    J. Skovgard                                                                                      MINUTES

·     Motion to approve minutes from December Board Meeting?

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


1:15 AM    D. Sakamoto                                                           FINANCIAL REPORTS

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

·   Motion:  D. Sakamoto   2nd:  J. Skovgard   Discussion. All in favor? 5 Any Opposed? 0 Motion Passes


1:20 AM    J. Skovgard                                                                                    MEMBERSHIP

·   We have no new applications at this time.

·   Membership attendance for 2nd half of 2022 is attached.

·   We have two honorary memberships coming up for renewal this year. Tony Canfora & Jim Nesmith.

·   Motion to extend honorary members for another year?

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

1:20 PM     M. Loos                                                                BUSINESS PROMOTION 

·  First Happy hour event is February 21st.

·   Jimmy E.

·   Budget increased to $450

·   50/50 raffle during the event. 






1:25 PM    J. Skovgard / S. Caudillo                                              OLD & NEW BUSINESS

·  Jack Skovgard is switching companies. He is moving to United American Mortgage Company.

·   Motion to approve Jack’s move to new company and keep his classification?

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

·   We have 4 board member terms expiring this year: Dr. Desh, Vinny Bunting, Nathan Whittacre, & Dave Sakamoto. Dave and Vinny have expressed interest on having another term. Dr. Desh & Nathan have announced they will not be able to continue on the board. Any suggestions for board members?

·   Here is the budget for the year. Any extra adjustments?

·   Motion to approve budget and present at annual meeting?

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

·   Annual Meeting is February 6th

·   Joint Board meeting is February 13th 




1:30 PM      J. Skovgard                                                     GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION

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

·  The next board meeting is Feb. 13th at 12:50pm    


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