Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Long Beach Awards Sponsorships

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the body that governs the port, awarded more than $440,000 in sponsorships to 100 local groups.

The funds come from the port’s community sponsorship program, designed to bring public awareness to the role it plays on international trade and highlight its effort in helping communities.

Events funded by the port include the Cambodia Town Culture Festival, the American Cancer Society’s Long Beach Cancer League Gala, Fourth Fridays on Fourth Street and the International City Theatre’s Free Saturday Family Theatre Series.

“Programs like this show our commitment to serving the public and promoting groups and events that make Long Beach a better place to live and work,” said Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum. “Our community sponsorships provide our staff with opportunities to interact with residents who may not know their port brings them many of the goods they use every day and the port supports more than a million jobs around the country.”