President's Message for May
The first quarter of 2016 has seen a series of successful projects and events sponsored by your Chamber of Commerce.
JANUARY – Installation of Officers,
Business and Citizen of the Year Awards.
“Welcome Package” Project delivered to new businesses and residents, upon request. Our thanks to all our businesses who donated items, thus contributing to the success of this project, which is ongoing. If you would like to be included in this project, which is a great form of advertising, please contact me.
FEBRUARY – Ongoing Chamber Membership Drive
Our goal is to solicit all businesses, property owners and residents in El Sobrante to join the Chamber. We welcomed 7 new Chamber Members:
•Appian Express Mart, Ashok Attri •Envoy Mortgage, Evelyn Freitas •Mike’s Appliances, Mike & Kathy Murphy •Park Rexall Pharmacy, David Jeha •Michael Pejza Insurance •Ray’s Cars, Ray Fahid •West County READS, Robin Wilson
MARCH – First Business Networking Breakfast Meeting
Over 45 business, property owners and residents in attendance. We had a unanimous request for a second breakfast meeting – in the planning stages.
APRIL –Announced a Community “Fun”-raiser
The Chamber is sponsoring a get together, Sunday, May 1st, highlighting local organizations and non-profit services available to residents in our El Sobrante Valley Community. Our thanks to Mechanics Bank for the use of their grounds.
MAY - A workshop on the “APPIAN WAY COMPLETE STREETS PROJECT” has been scheduled for May 10th – 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Library Conference Room. The County will mail a flyer for this workshop to all on or adjacent to Appian Way. We encourage all who are interested in the future plans for Appian Way to attend this workshop.
Our theme for this year’s 23rd Annual Stroll is - “STROLLING TO THE FUTURE”. Please contact Bob Davis, Chair of the Stroll, if you would like to volunteer.
We were able to accomplish all of the above through paid memberships, and our vision for future happenings depends on your support. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome. Please consider joining today and remember to support your local businesses.
Marie Carayanis, President
Chamber Office: 510-223-0757
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.