Long Beach Business Podcast

Long Beach Business Podcast

Latest Episodes

Episode 25 - Is Your Business Prepared For COVID-19?
March 09, 2020

A new coronavirus, COVID-19, has dominated the headlines in recent weeks. With new cases reported across the nation and in the state of California, we asked MemorialCare Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Leo what companies can do to minimize the risk to th.

Episode 24: A Chat With Carson's First Female City Manager
February 24, 2020

An unincorporated, working class community in Los Angeles County until 1968, Carson has long been overshadowed by its larger neighbors. Last year, the city hired its first female city manager, Sharon Landers, who came into the Long Beach Business Podcast.

Episode 23 - Business Journal, Long Beach Post Join Forces Under New Leadership
February 10, 2020

The Long Beach Business Journal, founded by George Economides in 1987, has been sold to Pacific Community Media, owner of the Long Beach Post. Long Beach Business Podcast host Alena Maschke sat down with the Journal's new publisher, David Sommers, to dis.

Episode 22 - A Wave Of New Development Rolls Into Alamitos Bay
January 27, 2020

Once struggling to attract shoppers and diners, Alamitos Bay is welcoming several new developments that could finally turn the tide on economic development in the area. The Long Beach Business Journal spoke to contributing writer Michael Gougis and San P.

Episode 21 - Meet New 1st District Councilmember Mary Zendejas
January 13, 2020

In this interview with the Long Beach Business Podcast, the newly-elected 1st District councilmember talks about her political ambitions, and what it's like to be both marginalized and a part of the establishment.

Holiday Special - A Peek From The Pines
December 19, 2019

For the last episode of 2019, the Long Beach Business Podcast visited two of Long Beach's most well-known Christmas tree lots to talk competition, tree trends and family anecdotes. 

Episode 20 - A New Age For Anaheim Street?
November 12, 2019

All along the Anaheim Street corridor, new businesses are sprouting up. This is especially noticeable on the corridor's western portion, where historic homes eventually give way to industrial warehouses before the street meets the Los Angeles River. Here.

Episode 19 - Why More Seniors Are Facing Homelessness (And What You Can Do To Help)
October 29, 2019

The number of seniors experiencing homelessness in Long Beach has increased by 20% since 2015. We spoke to Long Beach residents who have experienced homelessness in the later stage of their lives as well as the people providing services to this vulnerabl.

Episode 18 - Can Banning Vape Flavors Save Long Beach From A Mysterious Epidemic?
October 18, 2019

A recent slew of severe and sometimes deadly lung injuries associated with vaping has led to bans on some or all vaporizers and e-cigarettes in cities and states across the nation. We spoke to 3rd District Councilmember Suzie Price, who has proposed a ba.

Episode 17 - The Fight For Clean Air In California
September 30, 2019

With the state and federal governments at odds over emissions standards in California, the Long Beach Business Podcast is taking a look at efforts to reduce pollution caused by drayage trucks and asking the experts: what's next?