Empowering Individuals to Make a Difference
Jim MichaelianPresident and CEO - Grand Prix Association of Long Beach
Empowering Organizations to Build Stronger Communities
The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach has a relationship with Banc of California that spans over a decade, a period of time that has seen growth for both the Association and the community of Long Beach. “Our core business is the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which is in its 44th year,” Cindy Forster, Controller, Grand Prix Association of Long Beach explains, “and as we continue to grow each year, it is satisfying to have a strong banking partner like Banc of California.”
“Because of Banc of California, I’ve been able to feel confident that our business banking is in good hands. They have been very hands-on, supportive and understand our needs.”
– Jim Michaelian
The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach was formed in 1975 with the goal of bringing positive publicity to the community and city of Long Beach. Since that time, the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach and the Grand Prix Foundation have been impacting the Long Beach community through the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach event along with various supporting activities they provide to local schools and organizations within the city. Each year, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach attracts businesses, residents and visitors to the city of Long Beach, which has ushered in a period of growth and economic development for the area.
The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach has since gone on to consult other potential Indy Car host cities seeking to replicate the success of the event.