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Karen Codman of FSC Securities announced recently that Jeffrey Henderson has joined her staff as office manager and service assistant. Henderson will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm as well as assisting clients with all aspects of servicing and maintaining their accounts. “We’re thrilled to have Jeff join our staff,” said Codman. “We first became acquainted with him when he was with the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association and are so pleased that he brings his unique skill set to our firm to enable us to better serve our clients.” The unique skill set to which Codman refers is Henderson’s background in advertising and public relations as well as his organizational skills, having been an organizational consultant for the past two years. Codman added, “We’re also very excited to be able to offer Jeff’s organizational expertise as another value-added service for our clients.”
On June 29 International City Racing (ICR), the City of Long Beach and Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that Long Beach was selected as one of the International host cities for the FINA 10 KM Marathon Swimming World Cup to be held on Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, 2009. This prestigious International event brings together the world’s best professional swimmers for a competition tour that encompasses 14 major cities on five continents. Long Beach was chosen as one of only two cities in the U.S. to host a World Cup stop on this action-packed circuit; New York City hosts the event on the East Coast. “This will be the first time since 1927 that a major professional open water race is being held in Southern California. In 1927, George Young of Canada won a $25,000 winner-take-all race from Catalina Island to Long Beach,” said Steven Munatones, a USA open water swimming national team coach and former 25K open water swimming world champion.