Congressman Mike Thompson will be the featured guest at the next Sonoma Stakeholders Series breakfast forum, set for Friday, July 12 at The Lodge.
Congressman Thompson will speak on a variety of topics relevant to wine, agriculture, and small businesses, including the Affordable Care Act.
Sonoma Stakeholders is a Chamber initiative to promote awareness and dialog on key issues facing local businesses, residents, and community leaders.
The July 12 Stakeholders meeting will run from 7:15– 8:45 a.m. and will include a continental breakfast. Cost to attend is $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members.
Reservations may be made online or by calling 996-1033.
In Sonoma Valley, we are fortunate to have many amazing businesses that contribute so much to the quality of life in our community. Each year, one is selected for recognition as the Business of the Year.
Past recipients include Benziger Winery, Eraldi's Menswear, Mary's Pizza, Nelson Staffing, Readers Books, Sonoma & Glen Ellen Markets, Sonoma Raceway, the Sonoma Index-Tribune, and the Red Grape, among others.
Now through the end of July, nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Business of the Year. Take a few moments to nominate the business that you believe should receive this prestigous award - the nomination form can be found here.
Each spring, the Chamber’s Business & Education Roundtable (BERT) invites local employers to nominate their outstanding high-school student employees for the annual Good Work Ethic Awards. Recipients are chosen on the basis of factors such as punctuality, teamwork, initiative, and communication skills. This program gives the business community an opportunity to honor students on school premises for their achievements in the workplace.
to all of the student employees recognized by their employers for 2013: Melissa
Bernabe, Marisa Brooks, Monica Chavez, Emerson Claros, Chance DiGiulio, Caitlin
Ellis, Riley Ellis-Reis, Sean Forney, Marilyn Gonzalez, Blake Mysliwczyk, Michael
Norrbom, Esther Oros, Jose Padilla, Grisha Pappadin, Maren Peterson, Giordano
Serafini, Savannah U'ren, and Bailey Zellers. Our local employers are truly fortunate to have such
terrific young employees!
Special thanks to the local businesses who employ our local students and have nominated this year’s award winners for recognition:
Arroyo Veterinary Hospital
Body Best Collision
Four Sisters Inns, Inn at Sonoma
Glen Ellen Fire Department
Montessori School of Sonoma
Sonoma Cheese Factory
Sonoma Silver Company
Valley Girls Foodstuffs
Wine Country Cyclery
Sonoma Stakeholders Series is a new Chamber initiative to promote awareness and dialog on key issues facing local businesses, residents, and community leaders.
The series launches on Wednesday, May 22 from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. at the Lodge at Sonoma. The speaker is City of Sonoma Police Chief Bret Sackett, who will speak on "Crime in Sonoma? What You Need to Know", including a presentation on gang culture and presence in the Valley.
Continental breakfast will be served. Registration is $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members and is available online or at the Chamber offices at 651 Broadway.
(photo credit Bill Hoban, Sonoma Index Tribune)
Sonoma Valley High School students take center stage at the Chamber of Commerce annual Business & Education forum, with this year's event set for Thursday, April 25. The breakfast features Sonoma Valley Unified School District Superintendent, Louann Carlomagno's "State of the Schools" report, updates on college and career preparatory programs, and recognition of exceptional business partners in education. This informative and inspiring event takes place at the Sonoma Golf Club from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.. Registration is $45 for Chamber members and $60 for non-members, and is available online or by fax.
Ready to learn more about your community? The Chamber’s Leadership Sonoma Valley program seeks to identify, develop and motivate effective community leaders from diverse local interests. It provides a curriculum that offers:
· Exposure to community issues
· Access to civic and business leaders
· Team building and problem solving techniques and application
· Enhancement of participants’ knowledge base and contacts.
The Leadership Academy curriculum incorporates community field experience with
presentations including meeting with local government and business leaders,
connections with industry peers, and encouraging collaboration to address
local issues. Click here for a list of Leadership Alumni.
The program runs from May through December with a monthly class session from 11am-2:30pm. Click here for the 2013 schedule and application form, and contact the Chamber at 996-1033, or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Registration deadline for the class of 2013 is April 19th.