Long Beach Business Journal Launches New Web Site, Partners With The Lamont Group

In an effort to strengthen its support of the Long Beach area business community, the Long Beach Business Journal has partnered with local, one-stop-shop media firm The Lamont Group (TLG) to launch a new Web site. The site goes live later today, September 27, at LBBusinessJournal.com.

“As we near the 25th year of the founding of the Business Journal, we are significantly expanding the newspaper’s online presence through our new partnership with The Lamont Group, a local, family-owned business,” said George Economides, founder and publisher of the Long Beach Business Journal.

In addition to providing numerous stories, perspectives and photographs from each issue of the Business Journal and from weekly events, the site will serve as a resource guide for the business community with how-to articles, tips on a running a business, economic development information and much more. “In working with The Lamont Group, we have quite a few ideas that we plan to introduce in the coming months. We also want to gather input from our readers,” Economides said.

TLG is led by Evan Lamont, who comes from a public relations background and formerly worked for Frank Groff, Inc. Lamont wanted to start his own PR firm, and tapped into his entrepreneurial spirit to form TLG in 2006. Shawn Lamont, with 10 years of experience in the information technology industry, joined his brother in 2009 as a Web services specialist and developer.

The brothers work with their father, Ian Lamont, who serves as an advisor on business and client strategies. Ian Lamont is the former CEO of the Northern California division of Media News Group and served as publisher of the Oakland Tribune. Ian is also known for serving as publisher of the Long Beach Press-Telegram in the early 2000s.

The graphic design, online advertising, marketing and public and media relations agency has a variety of small- and medium-sized clients in Los Angeles and Orange counties, from businesses in the healthcare industry to restaurants to attorneys and many others. For more information about TLG, visit: www.TLGLB.com.

According to Evan Lamont, TLG hopes to address the changing media landscape and help transition the Long Beach Business Journal from a news group to a media group, “providing cutting edge social media and Web development.”

San Pedro Bay Ports Cargo Movement Aims For ‘Zero Emissions’

Harbor Commissions Plan New Technologies For Trucks, Equipment And Railroads

by Sean Belk, Staff Writer

The Long Beach and Los Angeles harbor commissions held a joint meeting July 7 to discuss implementing, developing and building a “zero-emissions” container movement system at the San Pedro Bay Ports and surrounding areas.

Through new and innovative technologies that have been planned for the last five years, the ports presented a “roadmap” for implementing a system that moves cargo efficiently while burning virtually no fossil fuels and having no tailpipe emissions

The goal of zero emissions is to further reduce emissions and health risk in the air basin and nearby communities. The ports have so far pioneered a Green Port Policy and Clean Air Action Plan, which have helped reduced pollution dramatically over the past decade, according to port staff.

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LD Products To Break Ground On Douglas Park Industrial Building

Online Ink Cartridge Retailer To Build Energy-Efficient Warehouse

by Sean Belk, Staff Writer

In an industry climate where new construction is nearly non-existent, Douglas Park – a mixed-use development on land formerly owned by Boeing near the Long Beach Airport – has become the lone bright spot in the area.

The latest deal to come through is an 110,000-square-foot build-to-suit, being developed for new owner/user LD Products, an online retailer of ink cartridge and printer supplies.  The concrete tilt-up is expected to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum, the first such energy-efficient warehouse of its kind in California, according to Chuckie Lyons, owner of Paramount-based Lyons and Lyons Properties.

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TEDx SoCal To Focus On ‘Thriving,’ Sharing Creative Ideas

July 16 Event To Feature Local Luminaries As Mini-Version Of Exclusive TED Conference

by Sean Belk, Staff Writer

Long Beach is lucky enough to host the exclusive TED Conference each year that has drawn famous and inspirational speakers, such as Bill Gates and Al Gore, to converge on the ideas of “technology, entertainment and design.” But this year, the city is opening the doors for the general public to attend its own mini-version, with an interesting cadre of local luminaries.

The TEDx SoCal conference, x standing for independently organized, is expected to offer a day-long conference and interactive experience that features short talks and performances, spawned off the TED goal of “ideas worth spreading.” The event is held July 16 at the Center Theatre from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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