Jim Choura / President-Elect, Board of Directors
Jim Choura is the owner of Choura Venue Services, a full-service creative event agency. Founded locally in 1969, the company is a principal food & beverage, catering and venue management company in Greater Los Angeles. Venues and offerings include: Grand Food & Beverage, Carson Community Center, Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden and offsite catering. Every year Choura Venue Services produces over 1,000 unique events and employs 180 full-time local community members. From the outset, Jim has had a strong commitment to giving back. His list of past and current community involvements includes serving on the boards of Community Hospital Long Beach, ChildNet Youth & Family Services, Long Beach Executive Association, and the Long Beach Education Foundation, where he was a charter member. Jim and his wife of over three decades, Melanie, live in Long Beach and enjoy time at Lake Arrowhead with their children and grandchildren. His favorite Club program is Workforce Development and in particular, the program’s case managed placement of teens in skill-based internships with local businesses.