Though Lola’s Mexican Cuisine bears the name of his Guadalajaran mother, Luis is the face of the restaurant on 4th Street’s Retro Row.
One of Jeannine’s nominators succinctly described her as thus: “Woman, mother, social activist.” Though there are many more adjectives that go beyond this list to describe Jeannine, the fact remains that her work for the Long Beach Coalition for New Jobs and a Healthy Community is characterized by those three things.
Se is a small business owner, web developer and a self proclaimed internet geek. She helps businesses develop websites and use the internet to help their companies grow and thrive.
Since opening up his Paper Crane Studio earlier this year in the East Village, Michael Marsh (aka Mikey Vigilante) has become a common face in the neighborhood.
Those who know Bill always point out his love for the children and families of Long Beach, a fact proven by his former work for the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) as well as his current position as Executive Director of Olive Crest.
Though a woman of many talents—her work as a stylist at the Den Salon in Downtown for the past five years proves she is a master with scissors—it is her tireless work at embracing the diversity of women that truly makes Jenelle shine.
Marisol’s passion for community organizing and helping women has led her to work at several well-known Long Beach nonprofits including The Children’s Clinic, where she oversaw outreach at the nonprofit healthcare provider that emphasizes holistic approaches to wellness for Long Beach children and families.
When Mitra isn’t working as Boeing’s California Government Relations Representative, the Long Beach native serves on the boards of Leadership Long Beach, the Long Beach Chamber, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation and the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ Legislative and Policy Committee.
Steve Massis has been a familiar face around the Belmont Shore area serving as the general manager of two popular 2nd Street restaurants, Open Sesame and Le Creperie. However, it was always his dream to operate his own business.
A self-proclaimed technology and code geek, John’s dedication to fostering Long Beach’s growing tech community is unparalled.