Welcome to the East Anaheim Street Business Alliance website.
EASBA Board of Directors is honored to serve because of the promising future that lies ahead for the East Anaheim Street Business District of Long Beach.
EASBA is a Business Improvement District (BID) whose primary mission is to lead and serve the business community of East Anaheim Street and positively influence the city’s overall social and economic landscape. We further empower local businesses and enable them to achieve their business goals. We also provide opportunities to showcase products and services, and to build a powerful business contact network.
EASBA is working hard to support more than 600 businesses within our district. Our membership is focused on carrying out a visionary, long-term strategy that will transform East Anaheim Street into a truly premiere shopping and business destination.
Our monthly meetings are held at noon on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Long Beach Playhouse. Join us for a superb lunch, guest speakers from the regional business community, and stimulating conversation about current economic and social issues facing Long Beach today.
On behalf of the entire EASBA membership, we hope you will consider joining us and we look forward to seeing you soon.
East Anaheim Street Business Alliance - Board of Directors:
It's an East Long Beach thing, Since 1913.
Vice Mayor Robert Garcia
Dr. Robert Garcia was elected Vice Mayor of Long Beach by a unanimous vote in July, 2012, becoming the youngest person ever to hold that position. He was first elected to the Long Beach City Council in April of 2009, and re-elected to a full four-year term in April 2010 to serve the citizens of the First City Council District.
Councilmember Suja Lowenthal
Dr. Suja Lowenthal was elected to represent the Second District in a special election held on June 6th, 2006. She ran unopposed and was re-elected to a four-year term in June 2008 and was elected Vice Mayor by her Council colleagues in 2010. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from UCLA, a Master's in Business Administration from California State University, Los Angeles and a Doctorate in Policy, Planning and Development from USC.
March 25, 2014
Doug Otto is an attorney in private practice in Long Beach. He received a B.A. in Behavioral and Social Sciences from Stanford University (1971); a M.A. in Religion, jointly from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary (1974); and a J.D. in Law from the University of Chicago (1977). He has been a full adjunct professor of law at Southwestern University School of Law, where he taught for 16 years. Read more...
Councilmember Gerrie Schipske.
Council Member Gerrie Schipske is a certified nurse practitioner, attorney, and university teacher. As a teacher, she was elected in 1992 to the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees. She also regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in public administration and political science at Cal State University Long Beach. Schipske founded the Community Baby Shower, the Long Beach Police Department’s Women’s Advisory Committee, Long Beach Cares, and RxforLongBeach.com. She was also the first Registered Nurse to be appointed to the Medical Board of California.