WELCOME Welcome to the best little seaside town in Southern California. Often referred to as “Heaven in flip-flops”, whether you live in, work in or are visiting Manhattan Beach, you’ve landed in a beautiful place.
2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Brad Sperber Manhattan Beach Toyota
Those that live in Manhattan Beach are so fortunate to be able to be a part of a unique community in which a pristine beach welcomes guests all year and live where others vacation. Residents take pride in their property and the beaches. The city goes to great lengths to keep the beaches, parks, and the water clean. The water quality is outstanding and creates the crystal blue sparkle residents and visitors enjoy all year. The sea life loves it, too. It’s not unusual to catch a daily glimpse of dolphins (or occasional sea lion) cruising offshore or surfing the waves with their human counterparts. Grab a board or go for a swim, the aquatic creatures will greet you, swim along side you, and occasionally jump over you!
Latrice McGlothin Kinecta Federal Credit Union PAST CHAIR
Lilly Swardstrom PixelFish SECRETARY
Jill Brunkhardt-Taylor Chevron TREASURER
Bibi Goldstein Buying Time LLC PRESIDENT/CEO
The sunsets in Manhattan Beach are stunning, particularly in the fall and winter months. There is no such thing as a bad sunset or having too many pictures of them, so fill up your camera and post them on social media for the world to enjoy. Equally impressive is the serenity of the early mornings. The mist on the ocean, the way the rising sun illuminates the beach and ocean or a serene early morning walk on the strand: It’s the perfect way to start the day.
Kelly Stroman Manhattan Beach Chamber Of Commerce
Mukesh Bhakta Hi View Inn Robin Curren Skechers
Manhattan Beach has delicious, innovative and award winning culinary options. From dive bars near the beach, to ocean view dining, to grab and go, healthy organic, locally sourced options, there is truly something for every discerning palate, choosey eater, or the good meal challenges presented by lifestyle demands. All of these dining locations co-mingle with the same diverse retail shopping options. There is a profound amount of independent small businesses offering the spectrum of choices. From surf, leisure, athleisure to smart fashion and stunning gift and jewelry options…. a day shopping in any one of the three shopping districts will keep you busy exploring unique shops as well as name brands. Questions? Need more information? Don’t know where to start? Planning a trip, party, or special event? We have answers, advice and can connect you with the best choices, businesses and people to make your experience just perfect. Stop by, call, follow us, or check out our website for effective resources, tips and where to start. ABOUT THE COVER See you around town!
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Charles Gale Metropolitan Water District Matthew Garth Northrop Grumman Cristan Higa Beach Cities Health District
Patrick Maloney The Maloney Firm Loli Ramezani Always Best Care Senior Services Manhattan Beach James Wroblewski Westdrift Autograph Collection Manhattan Beach
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CHAMBER MARKETING PARTNERS
Ed Burzminski, President & CEO (800) 428-1798 x101 www.chambermarketingpartners.com
ADVERTISING SALES ............................................... Brian Simon
Cover photo of the Manhattan Beach pier at sunrise taken by renowned photographer and filmmaker Bo Bridges. Bridges' limited edition fine art prints can be purchased online at www.bobridgesgallery.com or at his Manhattan Beach gallery, just steps from the iconic pier.
Lyman Fox Kaiser Permanente
Tamala Lewis Dignity Health Sports Park
EDITORIAL & DESIGN Scott Brooks............................................................. Project Director Robbie Destocki, Designer......Creative Image Design Group Liz Spear, Kim Smith Kevin Wilkerson & Mark McDermott................................ Writers Ken Pagliaro.................................................................... Photography
Kelly Stroman President/CEO Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce
Steven Delk OBs Bar and Grill
Spencer Kelly Regatta Capital Group
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Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Annual Destination Guide and Business Directory 2020