The welcomed members old, new and prospective at Sagebrush Cantina for a mixer and new member orientation Thursday night.
Stephanie Adams of Farmers Insurance is one such new member.
“I wanted the opportunity to become immersed in the community as I get my new business off and running,” she said. A Calabasas resident for most of her life, she wanted to make sure she was involved with “one of the key organizations in the community” since starting her business in early January.
Chamber President Maureen Whalen introduced several new programs, including Mornings with Maureen, during which she offers personalized advice on what the chamber can do to benefit businesses, and the business builder workshop series to help members harness social media and search engine marketing.
Chamber chairwoman Brenda Johnson announced a partnership with member Tony DeMaio’s Big Media USA to start internet radio station calabasaschamberradio.com.
Jacqueline Souza of bookkeeping and notary firm Souza and Associates Inc. appreciated the opportunity to meet other community business owners.
“I’ve become more knowledgeable about what’s going on around me, not only in the business world but also in my community,” said Souza, a chamber deputy. “Being a deputy has allowed me to get to know the individuals, not only know what they do, and introduce them to other businesses they can benefit from. That’s what it’s all about, making that connection.”