I had the pleasure last month, along with fellow board members Barbara Pendergrass and Bob Davis, to welcome FasTrack Coffee, a new merchant on Hilltop Dr. in the new strip mall next to the gas station on the east side of the I-80 interchange. We participated in a joint Ribbon-cutting, Grand Opening celebration along with the San Pablo EDC, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, Supervisor John Gioia and Mayor Tom Butt’s offices. The owners and staff are very enthusiastic about being in our community, and we’re proud to have them. Give them a try.
August is a busy time for the Chamber Board. Planning for the Stroll in September is ramping up; there’s still time to get your booth application in to be a part of the 24th Annual event, Sunday, September 17th. I am coordinating the Parade to kick off the Stroll, so let me know if you want to be in the parade or volunteer to help for a couple hours that day. You can help with organizing parade participants, picking up litter during the day, assist vendors in locating booth spaces, or ????????
I am also happy to announce that we are re-establishing our Scholarship Committee and have decided on a kick-off event to add funds to the account. October 28th we will be holding a Halloween dinner/dance at the Elks Lodge, with proceeds going to the Scholarship Fund. We are still planning the details on this event so if you are interested in participating with the project let us know.
Looking forward to seeing you at a mixer, the Stroll or just around town.
If you have an idea or suggestion, you can contact me by phone at the chamber office, 510-223-0757, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.