Board members from two of the city’s newest business associations and two of the most prominent families in Long Beach will be among the recipients today of the new Mayor’s Long Beach Business Awards.
Mayor Robert Garcia announced the awards Wednesday and will present them today, Friday, at the Keesal, Young, and Logan law offices. He said in the announcement that these honors are the equivalent of his Go Long Beach Awards for community leaders.
The Walker family will receive awards for their community commitment at Farmers & Merchants Bank. Mario and John Molina get awards for Molina Health Care while Michelle Molina and her Millworks gets her own award.
Board members of the brand new Midtown business association get certificates, as do the board members of the East Anaheim Street Business Alliance. In all, 50 awards will be handed out. Here is the list:
Mario Molina and John Molina, Molina Health Care; Michelle Molina, Millworks; Steve Goodling, Convention and Visitors Bureau; Vivian Shimoyama, Long Beach City College; Julia Huang, Intertrend Communications; The Walker Family, Farmers & Merchants Bank.
East Anaheim Street Business Alliance — Tracy Ames, President; Andrew Vonderschmitt, Vice President; Kourosh Davatolhagh, Secretary; Alisa Admiral, Treasurer; Cameron Crockett, Director; Michael Shafer, Director; Kristine Hammond, Executive Director; Becher Neme, Community Liaison.
Midtown board — Danny Vong, Gary Ung, Kenneth McDonald, Laura McMillin, Lisa J. Patton, Monorom Neth, Pasin Chanou, Peter Kong, SakPhan Keam.
Ted Hiatt, Small Business Development Center at Long Beach City College; Joe Mendez, LGBT Chamber of Commerce; Jeff Williams, Leadership Long Beach; Dina Amadril, Long Beach Creamery; Jeff Beasley, Bundts on Melrose; Michael Dene, Michael’s Pizzeria; Rosita Wang, Aji Peruvian Cuisine; Mina Hernadez and Luis Hernandez, Deli News Pizza.
Dale Warner, Hamburger Mary’s; Becky Teter, 5000 Pies; Feon Cooper, Shoreline Comics; Isa Rached, Josie Rached and Rocio Rached, The B Room; Giovanna Ferraro, Groundwork Fitness; Richard Leighton, Richie’s Toys & Gifts; Jeff Baughman (Manager), Pet Food Express; Anthony Otto, Long Beach Container Terminal; Chris Wacker , Laserfiche; Curt Castagna, Aeroplex/Aerolease Group.
WeLabs — Mike Haynes, Kolin Bernard, Ted Sieving, Robbie Brown.