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Newport Harbor Businessmen's Association Records
2013_01  
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Description
The Newport Harbor Businessmen’s Association held its founding meeting on October 23, 1946. The Association’s stated objectives were to promote the general welfare of the Newport Harbor community, promote ethical business practices and to foster and encourage business primarily along Coast Highway in Newport Beach, CA. The Association’s work focused largely on issues relating to the highway, including advocating a speed limit and installing curbs and traffic lights. Additionally, the group supported bond measures to improve Newport Beach’s water and sanitation systems and advocated lower business taxes. On September 14, 1949 the Association voted to merge with the Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce. This collection includes subject files of the Newport Harbor Businessmen’s Association, including the organizations constitution, by-laws, meeting minutes, correspondence and banking records.
Background
The Newport Harbor Businessmen’s Association held its founding meeting on October 23, 1946. The Association’s stated objectives were to promote the general welfare of the Newport Harbor community, promote ethical business practices and to foster and encourage business primarily along Coast Highway in Newport Beach, CA. The Association’s work focused largely on issues relating to the highway, including advocating a speed limit and installing curbs and traffic lights. Additionally, the group supported bond measures to improve Newport Beach’s water and sanitation systems and advocated lower business taxes. On September 14, 1949 the Association voted to merge with the Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce.
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1 box; 4 linear inches.
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Collection is open for research.