Long Beach Junior Chamber and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo Team to Host Entrepreneur Speaker Series

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The Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Long Beach City Councilwoman Stacy Mungo to host “Entrepreneurship: How I Became a Millionaire” featuring David Erickson, founder of FreeConferenceCall.com, on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Boathouse on the Bay as part of the LBJC 2015 Speaker Series. 

“As a member of the Long Beach Junior Chamber, I am delighted to help connect our next generation of leaders with one of the biggest names in Long Beach,” said Councilwoman Stacy Mungo. “David Erickson has been at the center of remarkable development and change in the telecommunications industry and he is an incredible local business success story.”

As founder, president and chief executive officer of FreeConferenceCall.com, David Erickson will share how he turned a $10 URL into a multi-million dollar business, paving the way for and building the most recognized retail conferencing brand in the world. In addition, Mr. Erickson will also be speaking one-on-one with young professionals, giving them customized advice on how to make an impact in their local communities, on a nationwide scale and beyond.

“There is no more fitting of a way to launch our new series than by hearing from David Erickson, an entrepreneur who forever transformed the telecommunications industry,” said Stephanie Thara, president of the Long Beach Junior Chamber. “Erickson and our other renowned speakers will challenge and inspire up-and-coming professionals to push boundaries and explore new futures for themselves, their businesses and their communities.”

As one of three upcoming LBJC Speaker Series events, young professionals in the region will be afforded the unique opportunity to experience and learn from remarkable business, public safety and sustainability leaders who have positively impacted the Long Beach community. The series is made possible through sponsorships from Boathouse on the Bay, Long Beach Police Officers Association, P2S Engineering, Total Transportation Services, Inc., and Uber.

Admission is $15 for LBJC members and $20 for non-members. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Shop with a Cop, which brings awareness to and assists economically disadvantaged children from the Long Beach area by providing a positive experience while they purchase school uniforms and supplies with local law enforcement personnel. To register for the LBJC 2015 Speaker Series, visit www.lbjuniorchamber.org.

The Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1932, empowers young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s to impact the community through advocacy, leadership, networking, and development of entrepreneurial and charitable projects. Notable successes include eleven years of partnership with the Long Beach Shop with a Cop program, ongoing support of the annual Community Concert Series, and most recently, serving as the lead organization for Mayor Robert Garcia’s 100 Day Celebration and Luncheon. For more information, please visit www.lbjuniorchamber.org.

Long Beach City Councilwoman Stacy Mungo was elected to a first term in June 2014 and proudly serves the Long Beach community in which she was born. She is an experienced professional with a deep, personal connection to the city, beginning her professional career at the YMCA of Greater Long Beach and later moving to the County of Los Angeles where she currently works for the Office of the Assessor. In addition to chairing the city’s Economic Development and Finance Committee, she is the vice chair of the Federal Legislation Committee and is a member of the Public Safety and the Budget Oversight Committees. Councilwoman Mungo obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. For more information, please visit http://www.stacymungo.com.

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