iTrim San Ramon ribbon cutting

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Ribbon Cutting @ Eye Level

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Ribbon Cutting @ Pūr Dentistry

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Past Events

Wine and Dine, October 13, 2011

Thank you to everyone who attended this fabulous event!

Guests danced to the music while they tasted wonderful cuisine and libations, from over 50 establishments. A very special “thank you” to Dennis Garrison and his ClubSport San Ramon staff — headed by Susan Najarian. They helped to make this the best Wine and Dine yet and provided the staff to help keep things flowing. We could not have held the event without them!








 

21st Annual Wine and Dine – October 22, 2009


A very special “thank you” to Dennis Garrison and his ClubSport San Ramon staff — headed by Andrea Scott. They helped to make this the best Wine and Dine yet and provided the staff to help keep things flowing. We could not have held the event without them!




 

August 31, 2009: Crow Canyon Country Club Golf Tournament

The golf course is a terrific location to meet local business owners, network and have fun. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Golf Tournament, and a special thank you to our Sponsors. It was a very sucessful event and a great time was had by all!



 

March 19, 2009: “Get Exposed” Business Expo and Mixer — The Bridges Golf Club

Mark Curtis — Mark Curtis Media


We had over 300 of San Ramon’s business owners, retailers and employees at the first San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Business Expo to “Get Exposed” to our business community. We also had a seminar on social networking (see above) with Mark Curtis, Brian Banmiller, Ida Centoni and Dagaz Solutions. Thanks to all of you who attended this sucessful event!! In fact, it was so sucessful we are planning on doing another one in the Fall. Stay tuned . . .

A very special thank you to our Sponsors:

* The Bridges Golf Club
* BLUE Frog Productions
* City of San Ramon
* San Ramon Regional Medical Center
* Valconnect Inc.
* A Grande Affair

 

December 10, 2008: “A Night of Stars,” Business and Community Awards Dinner



The evening began with lots of networking and cocktails. Representatives from Chevron, Shapell Homes, City of San Ramon, San Ramon Regional Hospital and many other corporations were present. The 2008 winners:

* Business Person of the Year - Chris Trubridge, Shapell Homes
* Citizen of the Year - Cam Reed
* Educator of the Year - Kathryn Abajian, DVC – San Ramon Campus
* Employee of the Year - Terry Koehne, SRVUSD

* Ambassador of the Year - Laura M. O’Brien, Legacy Planners, Inc.

 

Past Events #2 (2008)

A Taste of the Marketplace


A great time was had by everyone who attended this festive, fun-filled event. There were be raffle prizes, food and beverage samplings, and live holiday music by The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers.

 

20th Annual Wine and Dine – October 2008


Guests were treated to the music while they tasted wonderful cuisine and libations from over 45 establishments.

A very special “thank you” goes to Dennis Garrison and his ClubSport San Ramon staff headed by Andrea Scott. They helped to make it a classy event and provided the staff to help keep things flowing. We could not have held the event without them!




 

August 25, 2008: Crow Canyon Royale Golf Tournament

The golf course is a terrific location to meet local business owners, network and have fun. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Golf Tournament, and a special thank you to our Sponsors. It was a very sucessful event and a great time was had by all!





 

August 2008 Mixer, San Ramon Marriott

A Special thank you to the San Ramon Marriott for hosting a wonderful evening of fine food, beverages and some of the best networking opportunities available! We had close to 150 Chamber members and guests in attendance, with many new connections and lots of fun.

Thanks to Karen Chastain and her fabulous staff for putting on such a wonderful event!



 

November Mixer – Izzy’s Steaks & Chops

We had a great Mixer in November! A wide range of companies were represented, and even businesses that rarely come to Mixers came to this one. Overall the event was very well attended.

Speacial thanks to Sam DuVall, owner of Izzy’s, and to his staff! You can visit Izzy’s online at www.izzyssteaks.com or call them at (925)830-8620.



Guests networking at the Mixer.


 

Past Events (2007)

August Mixer – San Ramon Marriott

Thank you San Ramon Marriott for such a fabulous Mixer!
Please check out the extra pictures to see the dessert table they had for us – I’ve never seen one so well put together…

To find out more about the Marriott and their catering services, please visit:http://www.marriott.com/oaksr

Thanks to everyone who brought a raffle prize: Annita Emerson with Xiptel, Cindy Ochoa with G2nd Systems, and San Ramon Marriott’s Rachel Prasad, Bahman Yeganegi and Gretchen Lacayo-Codus.


Left to right: Robin Moreno with Soroptimist International of San Ramon Valley; Raul Pena; Mary Whipple, Attorney with Cummins & Holmes.


Kevin Lynch of Prolific Concepts, Inc. and Jennifer Solari.


On the left – Ron Tessandori with Preferred Mortgage Group; on the right – Paul Gentz of Gentz Construction, Inc.

For more pictures of the event, please click HERE.

 

August Monthly Luncheon – Robert Nugent with MAP


Robert presented on the topic of “Creating Balance in Your Professional and Personal Life”
A little bit about MAP Consulting:
“…MAP is considered a pioneer of business management consulting and executive training because the MAP principles employed 46 years ago have resulted in some of business’s most phenomenal success stories today. The company we were then, is essential to the company we are now.”
For more information about MAP Consulting, please go towww.mapconsulting.com.



Everyone in the room got a chance to stand up and introduce themselves and their business.

Thank you to Ambassadors Rebecca Adam, Marin Rodriguez and Ed Fisher for helping out with registration. For additional pictures of the event, please click HERE.

 

July Mixer – SAF Keep Storage

Thank you SAF Keep Storage, Mohammed Barase and all of his staff for putting on such a wonderful event!
The food and beverage selections were great and everyone had a good time getting to know each other.

To learn more about SAF Keep Storage, please visit their website:http://www.safkeep.com

Thanks to everyone who brought a raffle prize: Safeway, Michael Levy Financial Services, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Wine Styles, SAF Keep Storage and Coastal Business Dimensions.


Inside the office building of SAF Keep Storage.


Los Panchos Restaurant catered for the occasion.

For more pictures from the Mixer, please click HERE

 

18th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament


Pictured left to right: Peter Oswald, Dave Hudson, Phil Wong and Jim Livingstone.

The Bridges Golf Club was the host of the Chamber’s annual golf tournament. Golfers were greeted with libations and goody bags to start of the day. With a “shot gun”format each foursome had the chance to play all of the 18 sponsored holes, win some prizes and have some fun.

The Chamber is indebted to our sponsors for ensuring the success of this year’s tournament. The major sponsors were Shapell Homes, Chevron and ClubSport of San Ramon.

In addition to our major sponsors, we’d also like to thank the many companies who sponsored a hole, provided a silent auction item or raffle prize and made the event a huge success!

To view more pictures, please click HERE

 

June Mixer – Comerica Bank

Thank you Comerica Bank for such a great Mixer! Many raffle prizes, fabulous food and wine and over 100 business owners in attendance – it was a very enjoyable evening.

Left to right: Marin Rodriguez of the Dale Carnegie Institute, Jennifer Riley of Blush, Mohamed Elsherbini of King Tut Travel & Tours, Laura O’Brien of Certified Planners, Inc.


Jane Louie of MassMutual and Luis Rosa of Executive Solutions Computing Services.


Left to right: Harry Straley of H.M.S. Plumbing, Emily Raditiu of Nerd 4 Rent Computer Consulting and Training, David Bertrand of Realty World Executive Homes.

Visit Comerica Bank’s website at: www.comerica.com.

 

Past Events #3 (2007)

Women’s Networking Luncheon – October 2007

Elinor Stutz gave a great presentation on “8 Strategies for Success” at the Thursday luncheon.

The topic was How to GROW Your Business: mindset, strategy and implementation

To contact Elinor, or to get her book, please visit her website athttp://www.elinorstutz.comhttp://www.smoothsale.net or call 415-615-6887.


 

The Annual Wine & Dine – October 2007

Thank you to eveyone who attended this fabulous event! There were over 650 tickest sold!

Guests were treated to the music of Moreality while they tasted wonder cuisine and libations from over 45 establishments.

A very special “thank you” goes to Dennis Garrison and his ClubSport San Ramon staff headed by Andrea Scott. They helped to make it a classy event and provided the staff to help keep things flowing. We could not have held the event without them!

If you missed this one, we hope to see you next year.

If you were able to attend- thank you! We look forward to seeing you next year.

Thank you to our sponsors!!

ClubSport of San Ramon
Chevron
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The City of San Ramon
Paychex
Tri-Valley Herald
The Valley Times
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Blue Frog Productions
Dawson Sign Company
The Sentinnel
King Tut Travel and Tours

Some photos from the event:




For more pictures of this event, please click HERE.

 

September Mixer – Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Campus

What a wonderful event we had at the New San Ramon Campus of Diablo Valley College!

Speacial thanks for the warm welcome to Executive Dean Kevin Horan, Student Services Coordinator Ann Uawithya and DVC President Judy Walters.

If you’d like to tour the new Dougherty Valley Campus, please call them at (925)866-1822 or visit http://www.srvc.net - you’ll be amazed at how much they have to offer!

Raffle prizes were graciously provided by Cindy Goga of the Diablo Valley College Foundation and Erica Chasco of Residence Inn by Marriott.


Left to right: Fred Turner of The Bath Studio, Kim Schenk (Academic Dean) and Judy Walters (President) of Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Mayor H. Abram Wilson and Kevin Horan (Executive Dean) of Diablo Valley College.


Diablo Valley College Band – they gave a stellar performance during the first part of the evening. Thank you guys!


Elaine Betts with Lets Get Organised and John Travale of Bob Loves Signs.

 

 

East Bay Business Symposium – September

All photos from this event were taken by Jennifer R. Klein with PHOTOS IN A FLASH

The early morning panel was a hit with those individuals and companies who want to work with the larger companies like Chevron, AT&T, etc. The panelists provided practical information on how to “get in the door and the procedures to follow.” We have additional handouts in the Chamber office if you missed this presentation.


Lunch attendees were treated to an over the top presentation on the importance of branding and exemplary customer service by Scott Deming. He was informative, poignant and down right hilarious.



In words of the Chamber Pres./CEO Carolyn Degnan:”I was watching the faces of the audience during his talk and had just as much fun watching the reactions to his comments as I did listening to him. Scott has worked with many Fortune 500 Companies and his message is pretty consistent—–you will never know how much a bad experience with your company’s service will harm you—-you never get a second chance to do it right!”



We had over 50 exhibitors providing information about their companies and services. One of the more innovative ideas was provided by Synergy Corp.—-they had a massage therapist with their booth to help ease the stress and kinks of those who were in attendance. Way to think out of the box!

Thank you to Kathy Gailey, Event Director and her committee for a wonderful event.

For additional photos from the East Bay Business Symposium, please clickHERE.

 

5 Minute Networking – August


5 Minute Networking held on August 21st at the San Ramon Community Center. If you’d like to learn more about this event, please call the Chamber.