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.
On Monday, March 1st the Executives Association of Long Beach met for the 99th Presidential Installation.
On Monday, August 17th the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their weekly meeting to hear from Dave Sakamoto of F&M Bank.
On Monday, July 23th the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their weekly networking luncheon to hear from Dave Sakamoto of F&M Bank.
On Monday, September 20th the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their weekly meeting to hear from Dave Sakamoto.
C.J. Walker founded Farmers & Merchants Bank (F&M) of Long Beach more than 100 years ago based on the principles of honesty, integrity, compassion, faith, and community service. Today, fourth generation President W. Henry Walker, along with his brother Daniel, Chairman of the Board and CEO, and father Kenneth, President of the main branch, manage the bank through the lens of their founding father.
The Bank enjoys one of the strongest rates of employee retention in any organization, demonstrating the loyalty and devotion of F&M employees to the company. At last count, more than 100 employees have been with the bank for at least 15 years and an additional 65 have dedicated 20 to 30 years. When asked why they have logged so many years at F&M, employees are most likely to say they enjoy working for a company with a strong foundation built on character and concern for its employees and customers.
Following the Walker tradition of giving back to the community, the Bank continues to donate over $1 million each year to charities, non-profit organizations, and religious entities despite the state of the current economy. F&M is also committed to implementing green initiatives and most recently developed a new customer care center in Seal Beach as a sustainable infrastructure that is both environmentally responsible and resource-efficient.
On Monday, March 23rd the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their weekly meeting to have a roundtable on how COVID-19 is affecting Execs members.
On Monday, May 20th the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their quarterly showcase hosted by Dave Sakamoto.