Chamber Happenings – December 2017
Greetings from Pacifica Chamber of Commerce
Many thanks to all who attended our annual Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival! Santa Claus, who arrived on a Pacifica fire truck with a bag full of candy canes, was very pleased with all the good little girls and boys from Pacifica! We clocked in about 3,500 attendees, who enjoyed the Holiday Spirit, food from our restaurants, such as Nick’s, Pacific Java Cafe and Moonraker, as well as visiting food trucks. Shopkeepers and professional offices were delighted by many visitors, who enjoyed writing letters to Santa, face painting, pony rides, snow flurries, a Treasure Hunt, the Senior Center Silent Auction and the many vendors who sold arts & crafts and hosted children arts & crafts activities.
A total amount of 300 pounds of perishable food was collected for the Pacifica Resource Center to assist families in need this holiday season. Thank you to our all our wandering characters that delighted children and included a Mermaid, Batman & Robin, Beauty & the Beast and Snow White. Local music act, Dutch Uncle performed with their amazing sounds, along with other school performances and children sang, danced as the Pacifica Seaside Singers sang Christmas Carols for the crowd. The Chamber thanks many of our vendors who set up booths. Huge heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsors, Rockaway merchants, the Business Improvement District and the many volunteers that included the kids from St. Peter’s Confirmation Group & our donars; for without them, none of it would be possible. Set your calendars for December 2, 2018, so we can do it all again!
We are pleased to announce our upcoming 2017 Chamber Awards nominees. The Chamber will be hosting a gala Awards and Installation Dinner on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Nick’s Restaurant. The award winners will be as follows: Business of the Year: Grocery Outlet; Business Treasure: Freutel Roofing; Outstanding Community Organization: Rotary Club of Pacifica; Innovative New Business: The Royal Bee Yarn Company; Nick and Lorraine Gust Lifetime Achievement Award: Horace Hinshaw; Revitalization and Beautification: Pacifica Garden Club; Outstanding New Business: Tripp Distillery; Outstanding Volunteers of the Year: Pete and Cheryl Yoes of Dial Glass Window Co.; Ambassador of the Year: Dr. Susan Hsu. Master of Ceremonies will be CEO, Jamie Monozon. Tickets will be $60.00 and can be obtained by calling the Chamber at 650-355-4122 or visiting our website.
We welcome our new members, Pacifica Java Cafe, in Rockaway Beach and SureFyre Collective on Palmetto. Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings, Eccleston Incorporated at 205 Rockaway Beach Ave., #2 on December 15, @ 3pm; Mathnasium at 743 Hickey Blvd, January 5th @ 3pm; Crawford & Hanson Law Firm, 1750 Francisco, January 19th @ 3pm. On February 13, we will have a “No Host” Valentine’s Day Mixer at A Grape in the Fog, we’ll be sampling owner, Beth Lemke’s new menu! We are pleased to announce the rescheduled date for our Golf Tournament, it will now be held on May 5th at Sharp Park Golf Course. Space for 4-somes are available, please call the chamber.
Wishing you Happy Holidays as we end 2017, and more fun and great business in 2018! The Chamber will again bring Taste of Pacifica, Oktoberfest and some new events for 2018 to celebrate our business community and our spectacular coastal environment.
Victor Spano, President
Pacifica Chamber of Commerce