Champions of Business

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The Champions of Business Celebration  

The Champions of Business Celebration is an annual event hosted by the City of El Segundo and its Economic Development Advisory Council. This signature event acknowledges the individuals and companies who have had a significant impact on El Segundo’s economic development during this past year.

Library Rental Requests

The El Segundo Public Library has two meeting rooms that may be rented for use during regular open hours. The Sue Carter Friends of the El Segundo Public Library Community Room accommodates groups of up to 100. The Rose Garden Conference Room accommodates up to 14 people. Both rooms may be reserved up to 90 days in advance and no fewer than four days before your event. Payment must be made at least three days before your event to secure a reservation.

Questions? Please contact Bryce Tucker at the El Segundo Public Library (

Library Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm

Friday-Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Rental Fees:

El Segundo Resident – $30.00 per hour

El Segundo Resident Non-Profit Organization – $10.00 per hour

Non-Resident – $45.00 per hour

Non-Resident Non-Profit Organization – $35.00 per hour

Meeting Room Kitchen – $30.00 refundable deposit

Non profit organizations will need to provide proof of non profit status to receive the discounted rates.

2018 El Segundo Champions of Business Celebration

Updated on 10/01/2018 11:42 AM

Thank you to our 2018 Champions of Business SponsorsChampions 2018 Sponsor Logos

Previous Award Recipients

The Champion of Business Award honors a business or individual that has helped broaden awareness of El Segundo and who has been a significant contributor to the economic development of the city.

2018: Jeanie Buss, Lakers CEO and Controlling Owner

Recognized for her endless contributions to El Segundo as an entrepreneur and passionate philanthropist as well as an exemplary business figure and leader.

2017: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong was honored for his vision and commitment to bringing a new era of biomedical investment to El Segundo epitomizes the view that El Segundo truly is a city “Where big ideas take off.”

2016: Richard Lundquist, President of Continental Development Corporation

Honoring his major role in the economic development efforts of El Segundo as well as his incomparable charitable contributions to the community.

2015: Federal Realty Investment Trust and The Point

Recognized for investing more than $300 million in El Segundo commercial developments.

The Point Champion - Champion of Business Federal Realty Champions 2015

Jan Sweetnam, Senior Vice President of Federal Realty at the 2015 Champions of Business Award ceremony.

Michael Strahs accepts the Champion of Business Award  for Federal Realty

2014: Los Angeles Kings

The inaugural winners of the Champion of Business Award, the Kings' 2014 Stanley Cup Championship title brought national and global attention to El Segundo.

LA Kings Champions 2014  Kings locker room Stanley Cup 

Daryl Evans, LA Kings Radio Analyst, accepts the 2014 Champion of Business Award.

The LA Kings celebrate their 2014 Stanley Cup win.