This collection includes subject files of the Newport Harbor Businessmen’s
Association, including the organizations constitution, by-laws, meeting minutes,
correspondence and banking records.
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.