The Long Beach Business Podcast is a bi-weekly dive into the most salient issues impacting the business community in Long Beach, presented by the Long Beach Business Journal.
Episode 25 - Is Your Business Prepared For COVID-19?
A new coronavirus, COVID-19, has dominated the headlines in recent weeks. With new cases reported across the nation and in the state of California, we asked MemorialCare Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Leo what companies can do to minimize the risk to their business and prepare for the outbreak's broader impacts.
Episode 24: A Chat With Carson's First Female City Manager
An unincorporated, working class community in Los Angeles County until 1968, Carson has long been overshadowed by its larger neighbors. Last year, the city hired its first female city manager, Sharon Landers, who came into the Long Beach Business Podcast studio to talk about her vision for the city, her experience working in diverse communities like Carson, and her plans to make the city more business-ready.
Episode 23 - Business Journal, Long Beach Post Join Forces Under New Leadership
The Long Beach Business Journal, founded by George Economides in 1987, has been sold to Pacific Community Media, owner of the Long Beach Post. Long Beach Business Podcast host Alena Maschke sat down with the Journal's new publisher, David Sommers, to discuss what's in store for the publication moving forward.
Episode 22 - A Wave Of New Development Rolls Into Alamitos Bay
Once struggling to attract shoppers and diners, Alamitos Bay is welcoming several new developments that could finally turn the tide on economic development in the area. The Long Beach Business Journal spoke to contributing writer Michael Gougis and San Pedro Fish Market Owner Michael Ungaro to learn more about the past, present and future of Alamitos Bay.
Episode 21 - Meet New 1st District Councilmember Mary Zendejas
In this interview with the Long Beach Business Podcast, the newly-elected 1st District councilmember talks about her political ambitions, and what it's like to be both marginalized and a part of the establishment.
Holiday Special - A Peek From The Pines
For the last episode of 2019, the Long Beach Business Podcast visited two of Long Beach's most well-known Christmas tree lots to talk competition, tree trends and family anecdotes.