Pacifica Chamber Happenings – Aug. 2017

Chamber Happenings
By Victor Spano, President, Pacifica Chamber of Commerce.
Happy Summer from Pacifica Chamber of Commerce!.  It’s a little less hectic here as our Directory campaign has concluded. Expect new directory in your mailbox around November.
At Sea Bowl, June 17, the Chamber sponsored a “dunk tank” at the annual Kops and Kids event.  Captain Spanheimer, Larry Passmore, Scott Ciremeli, Bill Meyerhoff  and Seajay Winterstavern delighted children, who dunked them into the icy water countless times.  Special Thanks to all who came out to our Taste of Pacifica back on June 24th.  We had a nice crowd, to sample the delicious food or our Pacifica restaurants, including Supervisor Don Horsley , Mayor Mike O’Neill, and Councilmembers Sue Digre and Sue Vaterlaus.   For this event, we created a special “Passport” that enables participation in a drawing for a Stampede 37.5” BBQ barrel, as well as discounts at some of the Taste of Pacifica participating restaurants and shops.   Just visit six of the restaurants in the book, and you can enter the drawing.  We still have a few passports left and available at no charge.  On July 25th, Luigi’s hosted our Networking at Night mixer.  A great time was had, and I took some of Luigi’s famous Rice Balls with sauce “to go”.
We’re happy to welcome many new members who recently joined us:  The Chamber will be having a Ribbon Cutting on August 11th at 4pm at Tripp Distillery, 1121 Palmetto, which distills vodka and rum on-site. .  Curry & Kabab “Healthy and Fresh Indian Cuisine & Seafood”  recently opened at Fairmont Shopping Center.   I have tried their various dishes, my favorite is their tasty Tandoor Chicken and Pizza.  Mr. Rana, the owner, is community oriented and is hosting the Rotary Club’s “Welcome Wagon Mixer” on August 1st.  Motostrano, “the Best E-bike Shops in the world”, with locations in Redwood City and San Francisco, joined our chamber to serve Pacifica.   Shampa’s Pies, whose famous pies can be found at Farmer’s Market in Rockaway now is a chamber member.  We also welcome Renovation Design Realty, Surf Camp, Heirloom Agency, and new Grocery Outlet owners Dianna and Chan Chu.
Mark your calendars, our other upcoming events include:  Our annual Aspiring Entrepreneurs Mixer, this year at U.S. Bank at Eureka Square on August 14th, 7-8:30pm.   The mixer is my favorite event, we have folks from the Small Business Development Center, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, actual Pacifica business owners and others on hand to guide you towards Opening a Business in Pacifica.  Oktoberfest will happen again at Sharp Park Restaurant/Golf Course on September 30th,  Our first annual Pacifica / San Bruno Bootleggers Golf Tournament occurs on October 14th, also at Sharp Park.  Team discounts and hole sponsorships will again be available.   On November 18th, the chamber and the Pacifica Historical Society are co-sponsoring a dinner celebrating Pacifica’s 60th Anniversary of Incorporation as a city.   This will be a very unique and special presentation, with Historical Society docents portraying various episodes of Pacifica History in period costumes.
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