The March 8 Knowledge & Networking Lunch will feature a candidates’ forum for the May 1 city council recall election. Qualified candidates vying for the positions of mayor and city council are invited to participate. The incumbent mayor and council members have also been invited to deliver messages of why they should not be recalled.
Moderating the forum will be Dr. Herbert E. Gooch, Professor of Political Science at California Lutheran University. He formerly Served as Director of the Masters in Public Policy and Administration program and Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies at Cal Lutheran. Herb has written extensively and is a frequent commentator on political affairs locally and statewide.
The candidates’ forum will be held at River Ridge Golf Club on March 8 from 11:30 to 1:30. Advance reservations are highly recommended since this will be a well-attended event. The lunch price is discounted for members reserving by March 5. Log on to the Chamber website or call the office at 805-983-6118 to make a reservation.
You are reading an award-winning newsletter!! The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce was given the top honor at the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) annual conference in Henderson, Nevada last week.
The anonymous panel of judges found the Oxnard publication easy to read and contained thought-provoking headlines. They particularly like the “5 Things we did…” section, which is a regular feature.
An ad hoc committee of Chamber staff and volunteers redesigned the Business Voice last year. We hope you agree with the W.A.C.E. judges!
The Oxnard Chamber also received an Honorable Mention award for its website
Learn how to get the most out of your listing on our website. See what complimentary promotional opportunities are available to both new and veteran members. Can participation on a Chamber committee help your business?
It's all available tonight at the New Member Mingle. "Seasoned" members are also welcome.
The Chamber's Director of Communications, Janet Pozos, will be on hand to demonstrate how easy it is to link your social media accounts to your Chamber web listing. Members can also offer discounts or coupons to fellow Chamber members or the general public.
Meet some Chamber Board members, the Chamber staff, and your fellow newbies!
The New Member Mingle is free to attend. It will be in the Chamber office (400 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 302) on February 27 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. Refreshments, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Click here to let us know you are coming!
One of the Chamber’s signature publications is its annual Business and Community Guide. Advertising sales are now open for the 2018 edition.
As with past editions, the 2018 Guide will be distributed all over town. Most of the hotels in Oxnard make it available to their guests. With its eye-catching cover and beautiful photography, the Guide is something people hold onto and use as a buying reference.
The Business and Community Guide is completely compiled and produced by the Chamber, so in addition to promoting members’ goods and services, it’s a great way to support the organization as well.
Ad sales will be open until February 28. Prime advertising locations will go fast, so don’t delay. Contact the Chamber today to reserve your space. There are options to fit every budget.
The City of Oxnard is overseeing a project to construct an overpass on Rice Avenue over Fifth Street and the UPRR tracks. The purpose of the infrastructure enhancement is to improve safety at the busy intersection and to streamline traffic and goods movement on Rice Avenue. The overpass will eliminate the need for drivers to navigate the railroad tracks, where numerous accidents have occurred.
Justin Link, Transportation Services Manager for the City of Oxnard, and Chris Hooke, Deputy Director for the County of Ventura Transportation Department, will make the presentation. Mr. Link recently joined the city and oversees the development of transportation improvements for the City. He has over 12 years of experience in the private sector in traffic and transportation project development. Mr. Hooke has been with the County’s Transportation Department for 18 years and has overseen the construction of improvements to the County road system.
Please join us on February 8 at the Knowledge & Networking Lunch to find out all the details of the project. The lunch will be at River Ridge Golf Club, 2401 W. Vineyard Avenue. Check-in and networking start at 11:30. Lunch is at noon, with the program to follow.
Advance reservations are requested and are discounted if made by February 5. Click here to sign up.