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Join us as we interview the Honorable Al Austin, Long Beach City Councilman 8 District. Councilman Austin will share his assessment of his first year experiences on the City Council. Also, we will talk about his interests and his priorities for the district.
Councilman Austin is a regular participant in many of the City’s activities, especially within the 8 District. For example, he host the “Councilman on the Corner” at Bixby Knolls’ ever popular First Friday events held monthly in Bixby Knolls.
He is also actively engaged in the many varying arenas of community involvement here in Long Beach.
Councilman Austin's District website: www.longbeach.gov/district8/
Councilman Austin's Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/CouncilmemberALAUSTIN
This show is about Free Long Beach advertising! Some business owners are skeptical when it comes to free offers. Many refuse to take advantage of the free offer until that have “figured out” how the “money is being made” by those providing the free offers.
This show will dispel some of the age-old notions like “there is no such thing as a free lunch” and other clichés. But, the currently reality is that there are “free lunches” (viable products and services) being provided in the business environment. Simply put – the business landscape has changed and is still changing.
On this show, you will learn about sources of free advertising opportunities in Long Beach as well as why there actually are “free lunches” being provided that are bearing great benefits.
Show host and owner of the Long Beach Online Business Directory, Kalem Aquil, will explain where some of the “free lunches” are being served up. Also, learn how this marketing strategy, when used correctly, can and does increase profit for businesses that practice such strategies.
October is national arts and humanities month. In this city, we call it GLOBAL: Long Beach Arts Month. On September 27, 8-9 PM, we preview an event-filled month of arts and culture with Craig Watson, Executive Director of the Arts Council for Long Beach and the masterminds behind the website, www.globallb.com, Rachel Potucek and Ryan Smolar.
Then, we'll hear from some of the planners for the first weekend of activities: Long Beach Shakespeare Company, members of FLOOD who are organizers of SOUNDWALK2010, and The Garage Theatre who are giving a lecture on The History of the Devil with the Devil as the main speaker (Okay, they're a little weird).
Follow-up downloads of the broadcast are available on blogtalkradio.com/re-imagininglongbeach and www.podomatic.com/thecreativitynetwork.
On the next issue of Long Beach Business Radio, Cratty & Swanson President, Michael Cratty, will share the value of networking for business. As Manager of a Linkedin Group, Michael brings real world and current experience in the subject and benefits of networking.
In his capacity as Group Manager of Long Beach – Seal Beach Connections” Linkedin Group, Michael encourages networking on numerous levels and not just with social media and texts. He does a great job of explaining the real value of people meeting people up close and personal – or, “belly-to-belly,” as he is known to say.
Michael Cratty is President of Cratty & Swanson Insurance Services www.CSWANS.com
For nearly a year, a group of Long Beach community, media and business leaders have been meeting to discuss the potential role of Digital Media Arts in the economic and community development future of the city. We'll discuss the subject on Re-Imagining Long Beach.
Yours truly has been named to a Blue Ribbon Mayor's Commission on Funding for the Arts in Long Beach. Re-Imagining Long Beach sat down with Mayor Bob Foster to get his take on the Commission's mission.
Also, some advice to the Commission from someone who's been there. Harry Saltzgaver, Associate Publisher and Executive Editor, Gazette Newspapers, has worked on a couple of these commissions. He shared his ideas with Re-Imagining Long Beach.
Join us as Blair Cohn, Executive Director, Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association BKBIA, gives updates about the excitement taking place in Bixby Knolls. Even as the monthly First Fridays continue, the BKBIA has laid out an event filled calendar for the summer.
“We’re fine tuning everything we do, but there is always something new on the horizon. The exciting thing is that more and more people are coming to open a business or to buy a building and fix it up. We’re always thinking about what else we can do to promote the neighborhood,” Blair was recently quoted as saying in a recent article.
And, let’s face it, with all of the exciting activities taking place in Bixby Knolls, it will be a good thing to hear more about them. Let’s see, First Fridays, there’s the recent photo contest, the Bixby Knolls Literary Society, Kidical Mass, Concerts In The Park(ing Lot), the Bixby Knolls Strollers, and much more. Be sure to tune in to keep up with the excitement.
Find out more about the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association - click here.
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Full one hour show from top of the town to downtown and from east side to west side. First up, Carina Leoni, Project Manager for the Connected Corridor, a project of Leadership Long Beach to connect the entire length of Atlantic Ave. Now in its last phase, she'll talk about the experience and the next grant request cycle. Also, more on Create Long Beach: Action Plan for a more Creative Long Beach. Arts Council President Kamran Assadi and Executive Director Craig Watson will fill us in on what's in the Plan. They'll be joined later by Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal who initially pushed for ensuring that the Cultural Master Plan be included in the City's long range plan, 2030.
And we will be joined by my fellow BlogTalk Radio hosts from 562City Life and Swoops World to talk about Internet Radio and what it means for media in Long Beach, a town with its own TV Station and only one radio station.
All this and more on Re-Imagining Long Beach: Community Voices.
Peter Vavra, Operations Manager for It's A Grind - Bixby Knolls, will share some of the growth experiences of It's A Grind - Bixby Knolls. Just a few months away from a major upgrade from a popular coffee bar to a coffee bar/gourmet sandwhich restaraunt, It's A Grind - Bixby Knolls appears to have found solid footing. Peter will share some of the ups and the downs of growth as well as what the future holds.
The Arts Council for Long Beach faces an 11% cut in funding for Fiscal Year 2011. This on top of other cuts over the past several years totaling more than 40%. While we are all sensitive to the city's fiscal realities, we wanted to understand why a city needing investment in its future would cut back on that investment when it needed it most.
For the next two weeks, Re-Imagining Long Beach will address that subject in two one-hour specials beginning August 16.
Jessica Quintana is the Executive Director of Centro CHA in Long Beach. The Creativity Network spoke to her recently as part of our effort to hear different community voices in order to update the Cultural Master Plan for Long Beach, Create Long Beach.
We'll also preview an upcoming video segment profile of Artist Richard Lopez scheduled to debut this week on The Creativity Network.
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