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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
​ July 2014

It was an evening to remember – and if you didn’t remember, you missed one of the most enjoyable and outstanding mixers of the year. We thank the Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante and NERD Crossing for co-hosting the June 11th mixer. A community gathering, with 150 people attending, that promoted good will, welcomed our neighboring Chambers of Hercules, Pinole, and Richmond, and for me, reinforced a vision that we can and must support our individual efforts and goals, support our local businesses and organizations, with the end result proving success for all.  

Please mark your calendar for our next mixer, hosted by Jim Cowen, Farmers Insurance, on Wednesday, July 9th. Jim has hosted the July mixer for several years – a great BBQ in the typical 4th of July tradition. A flyer is included in this issue. 

Join the Chamber, be selected as our Chamber’s Small Business winner and represent our Chamber at the Contra Costa East Bay Leadership Council’s Small Business Awards ceremony, along with recipients from fourteen West and East Contra Costa County Chambers. The event is usually scheduled in early Spring. You will receive an immeasurable amount of publicity and exposure. We encourage you to join our Chamber by completing the Membership Application included in this issue and yes, “you are a winner” - first, by joining our Chamber family, and then possibly winning this prestigious award.  

For our current paid members – you are already in the running! Did you know there are over 400 licensed businesses in our 94803 zip code? What if they were all members?  What can the Chamber do for you? What can you do for the Chamber? I want to reinforce that your Chamber is working for you and our members are working to promote the Chamber. Join our Beautification and Membership Committees, sponsor a Street Banner near your business, host a mixer and above all, promote a positive business atmosphere, for this is essential for all. Please note our June mixer was hosted by two Appian Way businesses and our July mixer is being hosted by a Valley View business, thus encompassing all of our business districts. 

  Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.  

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

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