Typically our members talk about themselves and their business during their talk but since Jim is quite well known in our group, he opted to give a more inspiring talk about to our members about how to improve their membership in the EALB. It's nice to have a room full of business owners who aren't afraid to share their insight, wisdom and leadership amongst friends.
Jim began by asking who had seen one of the gold digging shows on TV. Many had or at least know how gold mining works, you put tons of soil in and it washes down to a small amount of valuable gold. Jim proclaimed the word for 2018 should be "hopper" and challenged everyone to see who in the Execs they could add to their "hopper" this year. During his talk he went through the EALB buyers guide (which is our member directory) and talked about how he could do more business with each person.
In the Execs we like to say "you have to give to get" and it's true. Jim encouraged members to try to do more business with people in the Execs to keep themselves top of mind with the members. It's not required that we give members a discount or even that we promise to give each other our business. We do hope that you will at least give a member a chance to bid on your next project. Members like Jeff Parry stood up to thank the Execs for the great Yelp reviews that helped him land a nice job but also to ask that Execs please tell him if something doesn't go right. He is eager to always improve and wants to know if something was over-bid or not fixed as it should have been. Jim Choura is often saying that he wants to hear your problems. If something isn't right with your event, tell him so he can fix it.
Please take the time to review the buyers guide and make some coffee dates with other members you think you could be doing more business with or members you don't know that well and aren't sure how to refer business to.
If you want to know more about Jim and his business history, you can read the pdf attachment from his featured article in the Long Beach Business Journal.
Are you having event in 2018? Consider The Grand as your venue. They have a terrific staff that will make your planning and execution easy. The food is always delicious, the parking is free and they have the capabilities to handle events of any kind, large or small.
Events that Choura Events want to work with you on:
- Sports Banquets
- Awards Ceremonies
- Baby Showers
- 1st Birthday Parties
- Non-Profit Fundraisers
- Corporate Training
- Business Expos
- Service Club Meetings
- and more!
Visit http://thegrandlb.com to book your next event!
Remember to invite guests to the February 12th meeting to keep our membership continually growing!
1st Classification Postings:
2nd Classification Postings:
Josh Thomson of Thomson AC
Classification: Heating & Air
Brought in by Machelle Thompson
Welcome New Members:
Welcome Hugh Wolf of Speeder Imaging in the classification of Signs
Other Membership News:
Classification of the Month:
Featured Classification for January:
Traveling? Call Pat Ellington for toady's hot deals.
PGA West La Quinta Condo. Call Jim Nesmith for details (562) 900-2230.
Board Meeting Minutes: