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Friday, August 19, 2011

Schipske Working with Airport Marriott on How to Improve Business in Area

I have been meeting with the folks at the Marriott at Lakewood and Spring adjacent to Skylinks Golf Course and the LB Municipal Airport.

The hotel in undergoing some fantastic renovations and its marketing chief, Michael Robby and I have been talking about how we can network to get more business to the hotel and those businesses near the airport.

One of the ideas we are developing is to form a Long Beach Airport Area Business Network that can gather the various businesses, the city and others and start working on a plan to get more business. Stay tuned as we launch the venture with a networking reception at the Marriott.

I have already proposed at council some ideas on how to grow and retain business by providing waivers and reductions and other incentives in our business license tax. We need move aggressively so that we can develop jobs in our city. The rate of unemployment is unacceptable.

Let's get Long Beach moving again!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Meeting with Lilly Avenue Residents and Eastside Commander Lopez


Tonight I met in the home of a resident on Lilly Avenue in El Dorado Park Estates who called together neighbors and asked that I talk and listen about concerns related to reports of crime in the area.

Eastside Commander Lisa Lopez attended and provided crime stats for the specific area which showed only 5 crimes this year in the area. Nonetheless she emphasized the need to report to the police any suspicious activities or people and to make sure to take valuables out of cars and to lock doors and windows to make entry difficult.

I recommended that residents go on line and sign up for crime alerts in their neighborhood. Anyone can access the sign up at The site maps crimes reported by the LBPD and gives residents an update if and when crimes occur.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Spirit of 45 Event a Hit! You should have seen me dance...

 What a great event! Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive was held at the El Dorado Community Center on Sunday, August 14. More than 125 attended the event and danced to the swing music of the Johnny Klecker Band.

A special appearance by President Franklin Roosevelt added to the theme and attendees sat attentively listening to his talk about being president and how we entered World War II
 Boeing provided some historical photographs of the women working at Douglas Aircraft.

Vitas Hospice provided refreshments and decorations. My staff and volunteers from The Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation helped staff the event. The Parks, Recreation and Marina Department also provided staffing.

 The Long Beach celebration of the Spirit of '45 also included the placing of a memorial wreath at the memorial in Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center.

The event is celebrated nationally. I am happy that Long Beach was able to participate.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

LA Times Article Features Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park,0,7574598.story?track=rss

Please check out the great article on the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. Just had friends in Stockton call to tell me article was in their newspaper. This will certainly bring more visitors to this jewel in the Long Beach parks system.

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