On Tuesday May 19, 2020 the Long Beach City Council approved the Open Streets initiative which will make it possible to temporarily re-purpose some of our public spaces –think sidewalks, off-street parking and, large parking lots– into safe spaces for physically distanced retail, dining, and potentially even entertainment. The Chamber, along with other businesses and business associations were pleased to support this initiative and were grateful to the Mayor and Councilmembers for bringing it forward for
"The City of Long Beach launched a city-wide community online survey "ReopenLB" with hopes of seeking input from residents, workers, and business owners on how to safely reopen the economy. The survey was live for seven days between April 28th and May 4th. There was a strong response from the community with a total of 15, 258 responses. There was strong support for opening parks, but little support for large public events." Click here to for Full Survey Result.
"In a joint effort, the Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA), the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Long Beach Economic Development Department, and Business Councils launched an online survey for business owners across the City. The survey was live for nearly a month from April 3 to May 1 and received a total of 509 responses. These responses showed that more than 50% of businesses have seen revenue loss due to COVID-19 and many were forced to furlough or lay off workers. The most common financial
The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce urged Congress to include additional emergency support in the next coronavirus aid package for 501(c)(6) organizations, such as trade and professional associations. This was request was to mitigate the financial impact of the crisis for all business organizations. The Chamber request $25 billion in aid for these associations that face financial losses from canceled conferences and events; eligibility for associations to access small business interruption loans that
IT'S OFFICIAL! As of March 12th, most households across the country have started to receive invitation letters from the U.S. Census Bureau to go online and complete the 2020 Census.Now, more than ever, business leaders are critical voices to inform and encourage everyone to participate in the 2020 Census. We encourage everyone to safely participate in the 2020 Census by mail, phone, or by going to https://my2020census.gov/. To complete by phone in your preferred language please call 844-330-2020.
Long Beach Area Chamber Releases Annual Vote Record Holding Elected Officials AccountableThe Chamber Releases Annual Vote Record on How State Elected Officials Voted with Business in Long Beach. The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce focused its efforts in 2019 on 61 potential state laws, the most in this decade, that may have impacted the Long Beach area business community in one form or another. The Chamber’s Government Affairs Council (GAC) met monthly to discuss and work together to support or oppose