Looking to the new year

As we prepare for the new year, the Chamber welcomes a new, dedicated and diverse group of volunteers.  Due to COVID we will not be having our Volunteer recognition Gala this year to announce new Board members and thank our current and outgoing board members for their service, celebrate our Ambassadors and Businesses of the year.  As a not-for profit organization, we are so grateful to this outstanding group of volunteers for their time and commitment to our mission.


Outgoing Board members are

Lisa Avila, Republic Services

Ed Bush, Cosumnes River College

Keith Lewis, KSL Real Estate

Phyllis Baltz, Methodist Hospital

Kevin Spease, ISSE Services


The remaining Board members are

Board Chair, Bob Miller, First US Community Credit Union

Chair-Elect, Josh Green, Cosumnes Services District

Vice-Chair, Sarah Costa, Sutter Health

Vice-Chair, Waldo Hererra, Realty World Connect

Secretary/Treasurer Nitza Medina-Garcia, InfoCompass, Inc.


Chris Hoffman, Elk Grove Unified School District

Frank Maita, Paula Maita & Co.

Oscar O’con, O’con & Associates

Jim O’Donnell, Elk Grove Citizen


And joining them, our newest directors (As of 1/1/21)

Alix Hall, Discovery Tree Schools

Robert Mees, Laguna West-Lakeside Neighbors Magazine

Angela Spease, ISSE Services



Our wonderful volunteer ambassador team is always available and willing to help whatever the task.  You’ll see them at all of our events,  they mentor new members and check in on current members throughout the year among so many other duties. And they are

Marsha Braaten, Choice Framing
Elaine Wright, Volunteer Extraordinaire
Anna E. Hooper, Cosumnes Services District
Genny Fulp, Soroptimist of Elk Grove
Connie Bosserman, Bosserman Health Insurance Services
Heather Larrabee, Mathnasium
Lisa Bailey
Wade Lokka, Season 59 Financial

Ambassadorship is a great way to get connected in the community.  If you have an interest or know someone who would like to apply, just let us know!


Keep an eye out on our website and social media channels for the announcement of our 4 business of the year award winners. (Business of the year, Small business of the year, Non-Profit of the Year and Rookie of the year) We will be awarding these around the first of the year.  Also, coming in December, a big announcement from the Chamber!


This year’s Citizens of the year have been selected and we are thrilled to announce that Lakeside residents, Jack and Tracey Edwards are the extraordinary recipients of this well-deserved award.  Due to the pandemic, we are also unable to celebrate with them this year, however, we will hold a double-celebration next year honoring both 2020 and 2021 recipients.  We are looking forward to a great big party!


Since March, the Chamber has had to cancel a total of 9 events, that said, we have created over 45!  We have had workshops on working remotely, Funding resources, Stress, and managing remote employees just to name a few.  We have held a State of the City event and conversations with Assembly Members and Congressman Bera as well as lighthearted networking events.   All have been open to the public at no charge.  We encourage everyone to visit one of our events which can be found on our website and bring a friend.  We look forward to seeing you there!


We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy and prosperous New Year!



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