Zaferia is a vibrant area with a unique personality and a degree of edginess that sets it apart from other business districts in Long Beach. Zaferia has a history of attracting entrepreneurial risk-takers, going back to its original business inhabitants of the early and mid-1900’s. Established by visionaries, Zaferia still consists of business owners who want the freedom to succeed.
The East Anaheim corridor serves as the main artery of Long Beach and Zaferia is located in the heart of the City. Zaferia offers lively bars, restaurants, and theater, as well as professional service providers, a design district, auto services, and distinctive retail unlike any other area in Long Beach. Wholesalers and manufacturers also take advantage of the oversized lots. Learn more about the history of Zaferia.
Zaferia Business Association
The Zaferia Business Association (formerly know as the East Anaheim Street Business Alliance “EASBA”) is a nonprofit organization promoting Zaferia businesses since 1991. Our members consist of business and commercial property owners representing the area from Junipero Avenue to the west, Pacific Coast Highway to the east, 11th Street to the south and 14th Street to the north. Formed in 1991 approved by the City of Long Beach as an official Business Improvement District in 2010. The objectives of EASBA are to promote the common business interests, facilitate the exchange of business information, and encourage business cooperation of its members. Additionally, the Zaferia Business Association conducts public relations and develops/sponsors activities that best advance the members and their businesses. The Zaferia Business Association is a 501 C (6) not for profit corporation as determined by the IRS in July of 2011.
The Board of Directors meets once per month. Please refer to the Corporate Calendar for postings of meeting dates, times, and agendas. A Monthly Member Program is held every fourth Tuesday of each month (except for December) at 12 pm at the Long Beach Playhouse and interspersed with a quarterly breakfast in January, April, July, and October, which is also the organization’s Annual Meeting. Please refer to the Calendar of Events for member program information.
The Zaferia Business Association is governed by an elected 7-member volunteer Board of Directors. Each Director is elected for a two-year term. The Board of Directors is made up of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three Directors. A Community liaison may be appointed by the members of Board to participate in Board meetings.
- Learn more about the Zaferia Business Association Board of Directors
- Review/Download the Zaferia Business Association Bylaws
The EASBA Board of Directors contracts with the Conservation Corps of Long Beach (“CCLB”). The CCLB, a private, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization was founded in 1987 and its mission is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experiences with emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.
The CCLB offers a full array of services for youth and young adults through three major programs: Conservation Programs, job training, paid work experience and occupational skills training; Conservation Corps of Long Beach Gateways Charter High School, an accredited alternative charter high school; and, Corpsmember Development, case management, supportive services, and transition to post corps life. Primary activities include job training, paid work experience, educational services, case management, support services, life and career preparation, school readiness, vacation and after school activities and non-traditional full-time school.