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El Sobrante 
Chamber of Commerce
3769-B San Pablo Dam Rd. 
El Sobrante, Ca.  94803
Phone 510-223-0757

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President's Message
August 2015

       Dear Friends:

Congratulations to:

…..All of our local businesses who volunteered to support the completion of our downtown business improvements, while having to bear the loss of business during this time, and in some instances, having to make costly improvements to meet County requirements;

…..To our residents and commuters who patiently traveled our busy corridor during these several months of construction, without losing their patience and sight of the vision to come;

…..To Bob Ostini, Chairperson of the Street Pole Banner Project, for his successful campaign in reaching his goal to have every street pole banner ordered, installed and flying in time for the Ribbon Cutting ceremony held on July 8th. We sincerely thank the conscientious staff at Sierra Display, Jennifer Schmidt and Doug Wilson, and employees Jeremy, Rumaldo & Eddie, who made a special trip from Fresno, just to make sure the banners were up in time;

…..To the businesses who Sponsored a Banner: Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Cloverfield Farm, Costume Corner, East Bay Municipal Utility District, East Bay Waldorf School, El Sobrante Chamber of Commerce, El Sobrante Historical Society, El Sobrante Town Garage, Jim Cowen Agency Farmers Insurance, Lakeridge Athletic Club, Planchon Roofing, Inc., Plumbing Express, Inc., Richard Smith Agency Allstate Insurance, Sam’s Doghouse, The Rotary Club of El Sobrante, Thrift Town, Oliver’s Ace Hardware, Wadsworth Glass, Inc. and Windermere Rowland Realty;

…..To the El Sobrante Historical Society for their Historical Markers Project. A sight Map of where the markers are located along the San Pablo Dam Road is included in this issue. Lois Boyle, Board Member and Miles Amacker, owner of Costume Corner hosted this event and for those in attendance you were treated to seeing Chamber Board members dressed in costume depicting historical events and representing families prominent to the History of El Sobrante.

It was an honor having Supervisor John Gioia as our Master of Ceremonies, as well dignitaries in attendance from several of our neighboring communities. It was especially gratifying to see so many of our local organizations, community groups, businesses and residents enjoying the festivities and expressing their positive views of this project. A special “thank you” to those who worked on this project from the CCC Public Works Department, Ghirardelli Associates and Vanguard Construction, Inc. , Times, acknowledging this celebration.

I encourage to consider joining the Chamber, volunteer your talents or serve on a Committee. Your membership will afford us the funds needed to provide the necessary upkeep of our downtown and will allow us to move forward with the vision for all of our El Sobrante Valley Community.

What is your vision for El Sobrante? We need your suggestions and recommendations. I invite you to contact me, or a member of the Board, to discuss your views.


Marie Carayanis, President
El Sobrante Chamber of Commerce 
Chamber Office: 510-223-0757
Email: mariecofces@yahoo.com 
Cell: 510-387-0581

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.  
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