Man­teca cham­ber hires events man­ager

Ripon Bulletin - - Front Page - By DEN­NIS WY­ATT

The Man­teca Cham­ber of Com­merce is step­ping up its ef­forts to strengthen both the busi­ness cli­mate and the com­mu­nity.

The 330-plus mem­ber busi­ness or­ga­ni­za­tion has:

▶hired Char­maine Tyrrell as the cham­ber’s part-time events man­ager.

▶taken over the vis­it­man­ web­site and — as its first step — is up­dat­ing the tourism and visi­tors por­tal with a com­plete list of restau­rants. The cham­ber will con­tinue to op­er­ate its web­site, man­

▶ worked with down­town mer­chants to launch the Down­town Al­liance of which the cham­ber will be a mem­ber.

▶stepped up its ef­fort to work with the city and pri­vate sec­tor to find ways to en­hance the lo­cal econ­omy.

Joann Beat­tie, now in her fifth year of ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor, said the cham­ber tak­ing back the Cross­roads Street Fair that they started more than 20 years ago will help gen­er­ate rev­enue to al­low the cham­ber to look at more events and other ac­tiv­i­ties to pro­mote Man­teca.

Beat­tie said the cham­ber’s goal is to not just pro­mote busi­ness, jobs and tourism but to find ways to en­cour­age cur­rent res­i­dents to be­come more en­gaged in the com­mu­nity.

Among the events Tyrell will be help­ing stage is the Cross­roads Street Fair and the cham­ber’s Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties the first week­end of De­cem­ber at Li­brary Park among oth­ers.

Beat­tie noted the Down­town Al­liance is work­ing on its first event to draw peo­ple

into down­town — a wine stroll in late Oc­to­ber that will likely take place the evening be­fore the an­nual down­town Safe Halloween event.

Other up­com­ing Man­teca Cham­ber of Com­merce ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude:


is host­ing a rib­bon cut­ting to­day at 5 p.m. for Am­bi­ence Fur­ni­ture at 2111 Mof­fat Blvd. near Wood­ward Av­enue.

▶ WED­NES­DAY COF­FEE: The 8 a.m. Wed­nes­day, Sept. 5 cof­fee is also a rib­bon cut­ting at the Chit Chat Café, 272 W. Louise Ave.

▶ SMALL BUSI­NESS WORK­SHOP: The SBDC small busi­ness work­shop takes place Thurs­day, Sept. 6, at the cham­ber of­fice at noon. There is a $15 reg­is­tra­tion fee that in­cludes a DVD. You need to RSVP in ad­vance by call­ing 8236121.


MO­BILE OF­FICE: Con­gress­man Jeff Den­ham’s mo­bile of­fice as well as As­sem­bly­man Heath Flora’s mo­bile of­fice will be at the cham­ber of­fice at North and North Main streets on Fri­day, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m.

GLENN KAHL/The Bulletin

Man­teca Cham­ber of Com­merce Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor Joann Beat­tie, left, with newly hired events man­ager Char­maine Tyrrell.

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