March 13, 2020
Greetings members, partners and stakeholders:
Given the recent news and public health recommendations by public officials at the federal, state, and local levels, the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will be taking proactive steps to protect the health of our members, staff, volunteers, and partners.
This will be consistent with Long Beach Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis's declaration prohibiting all large-scale events (250 individuals or more) effective immediately and will remain in effect through April 30, 2020, unless further action is taken by the Health Officer to lessen or expand the order. To read the full release
With that in mind, The Chamber made the very difficult, but necessary, decision to postpone the following special events to a future date to be determined at a later time.
- Long Beach Young Professionals Social (Originally March 25)
- State of Public Safety (Originally March 26)
- Good Afternoon Long Beach (Originally April 14)
- City National Bank Entrepreneur of the Year Luncheon (Originally April 23)
At the same time, The Chamber will suspend all non-essential in-person meetings which includes, but not limited to: all of our regularly scheduled business council board meetings; events; programs; mixers; and ribbon cuttings through April 30. This decision was also made with respect to some of our member's mandated social distance measures. Health and safety is top priority for our organization.
Staff will remain available during this time and will be working on your behalf while serving as resource for our members and stakeholders. You can contact us directly via phone or email by visiting our Chamber Team website page by
Lastly, while we try our very best to serve as a resource for our members, we are also thinking about ways to support our small and large businesses throughout the many industry sectors during this difficult time. More on this to come. I know our staff will be shopping and eating local to support many of our members.
...and that's strictly business!