The last quarter of the year is fast approaching and expectations are high for another successful community event – our 21st Annual El Sobrante Stroll on Sunday, September 21st. Bring your family and friends. Parade at 11:00 am and Stroll until 4:00 pm. The Theme for this year’s stroll: “HONORING OUR FIRST RESPONDERS.”
I am pleased to report that your Chamber and County staff have been meeting in preparation for our downtown repairs and upgrades, the County’s Walkability Project, which should commence in early October. I want to thank the 14 businesses on the San Pablo Dam Road who have signed agreements to maintain potted plants that will be placed in front of their store fronts.
In future communications, reference will be made using the name El Sobrante Community Collaborative. This is the official name given by the Renew Committee, who have been working on the County’s Walkability Project . We have been successful in establishing this Collaborative as a 501© non-profit organization. We are hopeful this non-profit status will afford us the opportunity for additional funding to enhance our business districts and thus attract more people to stop and shop. In the County’s General Plan for El Sobrante, there are two phases for improvements, Phase 1: San Pablo Dam Road and Phase 2: Appian Way. After several years, Phase 1 is being realized.
One of our primary concerns continues to be security. Several businesses have experienced acts of vandalism and robberies. If you have suggestions or recommendations to address this ongoing problem, please contact the Chamber Office, or call me directly. A meeting will be scheduled in the immediate future to address these issues and to find a workable and affordable solution. The time is now to create a strategic long-term plan for providing and maintaining an attractive and safe environment for our El Sobrante Valley Community businesses and residents.
Please support your Community and help keep our vision alive.
Join Us - YOUR CHAMBER NEEDS YOU !!
Marie Carayanis, President
El Sobrante Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Office: 510-223-0757
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.