PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE, OCTOBER 2016
Our thanks to Bob Davis, Chair of our 23rd Annual Stroll, which took place on Sept 18th, and thanks to Chamber Board members and the many volunteers who gave of their time and talents, all of whom contributed to making this annual community event a HUGE success! And a special thank you to all of our Vendors and Strollers who made the effort, in spite of the hot weather, to support the Stroll. What a feeling of pride to see so many of our local school children and parent groups, churches and businesses participating in the parade! Our Parade Chairperson, Scott Tuffnell, will be presenting prizes to the winners of the parade at our October 12th Mixer. Don’t miss this special event. Information about the Mixer is included in this issue.
IT’S TIME TO VOTE! We need your vote in selecting this year’s 2016 Citizen and Business/Organization of the year. You need not be a paid member of the Chamber to submit your nominees. The nomination form is included in this issue. We urge you to exercise your right to vote for these major awards. The recipient may be a business associate, your neighbor, a community leader, or anyone whom you feel has gone above and beyond what is expected, in helping to support and promote the quality of our life - perhaps not just for one, but for all!
In addition, this month, the paid Members of your Chamber will be voting on a new slate of officers for 2017. Election results will be announced in December. New officers will be sworn in at the Installation and Awards Dinner in January. We have much to accomplish in the year ahead and your Board, all volunteers, needs your help on committees, which means we need your membership!
Mark your calendar for our Fall Breakfast Meeting which will be held on Wednesday, Oct 19th, at the Elks Lodge. Come meet your new Sheriff's Bay Station Commander, Lt. Trish England. Hear speakers and see demonstrations on how to protect your businesses and homes against crime, and other safety issues, especially with the Holiday Season fast approaching. The breakfast flier is in this issue.
It’s time to “ Light Up The Town!” Take out those Christmas Decorations! Our November Issue will feature details on how to enter our Christmas Store Front Contest and win CASH PRIZES! Once again, your Chamber will be delivering complimentary Christmas lights to all new businesses.
We welcome your suggestions and recommendation for the betterment of our El Sobrante Valley Community.
Chamber Office: 510-223-0757