La Mesa Chamber
By Miriam Raftery
February 26, 2015 (La Mesa)—The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce celebrated the accomplishments of local police, fire, medical response and senior volunteers at its annual “Salute to Heroes” banquet on February 18th at the Town and Country Hotel’s Golden Ballroom.
The event also featured installation of officers and a “Come to the Cabaret” theme complete with New York cabaret singer Devlin, pianist Chris Drury, and a cabaret cake cooked up by Grove Pastry Shop.
This year’s honorees were:
January 23, 2015 (La Mesa) - The La Mesa Chamber, with the help of Nick and Norma from Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World, delivered 22 gift baskets and the 22 bags of canned goods for the Chamber’s adopted seniors to Maxine Lynch, President of the La Mesa Employees Association on Wednesday, December 17th. These beautiful baskets were loaded with 30 items each which included cash, gift cards, toiletries, food items, socks, booties, candy and more. In addition to these baskets, seniors in need also received a bag of miscellaneous canned foods December 19th to brighten their holiday season. In addition to these gifts, the Chamber purchased 22 turkey dinners from Marie Callender's, complete with all of the trimmings, that were also delivered with the gifts.
January 21, 2014 (La Mesa) -- The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual Salute to Local Heroes will be a Hollywood-themed night titled, “Lights, Camera, Action!” The celebration will be held on Wednesday, February 19 from 5:30. to 8:30 p.m. at the Town & Country Resort Hotel (Pacific Ballroom), 500 Hotel Circle North in Mission Valley.
December 19, 2013 (La Mesa)--Supervisor Dianne Jacob will be the featured speaker at the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 a.m. The event will be held at Marie Callender’s restaurant at 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego.
Cost is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for guests with advancer reservation, or $25 at the door.
May 6, 2012 (La Mesa) – The La Mesa Chamber is hosting a special evening mixer at North Island Credit Union, 7968 El Cajon Blvd., La Mesa on May 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It is an opportunity to meet the business banking team from NICU.
April 16, 2012 (La Mesa)--This year, to celebrate La Mesa's 100th anniversary, the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is expanding its 4th Annual Taste of La Mesa to be the Taste of the Century.
The event, set for June 11, will feature an expanded venue & more restaurants than ever before, as well as VIP opportunities.
January 5, 2011 (La Mesa) – If the holidays have left you with old computers, TVs or other electronic items you no longer need, you can recycle them at the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce’s electronic waste and recycling event January 14-15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at Grossmont Center between B2B Fit and Fuddruckers.
Did you know that 70 percent of heavy metals as well as 40 percent of lead and mercury found in landmills comes from e-waste?
View flyer with details and scroll down for more information.
May 26, 2011 (La Mesa) –La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host an evening mixer June 1st at San Pasqual Winery’s La Mesa tasting room, 8364 La Mesa Blvd., from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres, wine, and raffles are all part of the fun.
Cost for nonmembers who RSVP by today is $15 ($20 at the door) and includes 1 free glass of wine. Member cost is $10.
By Miriam Raftery
May 21, 2011 (La Mesa) – How do you outdo a sold-out crowd of 400 at a Taste of La Mesa event featuring foods and wines from 28 local vendors?
“Next year we’re expanding to host the Taste of the Century,” promised La Mesa Chamber of Commerce president Mary England. Held at the La Mesa Community Center, the savory event will expand across the hall --with room to double the size during La Mesa's centennial celebration in 2012.
This year’s Taste of La Mesa featured some new vendors as well as familiar favorites.
Casino Royale night, Hooley’s anniversary, and breakfast with Supervisor Jacob
January 29, 2011 (La Mesa) – The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce announces several special events during February, including the third annual Casino Royale night on Feb. 24th. The event features casino-style gaming with blackjack, roulette and craps, as well as a silent auction, raffle, and honors presented to eight “heroes” from local police, fire, paramedics and volunteer patrol.
Other events include an anniversary celebration at Hooley’s on February 7 and a breakfast with Supervisor Dianne Jacob on February 10th. For details on all three events, scroll down.
September 21, 2010 (El Cajon) – The public is invited to attend “Passport to the Future,” the 2010 Business Showcase and Expo in El Cajon. This event is hosted by the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Santee and La Mesa Chambers.
Free to the public, the event features scores of vendors, seminars on social media and business-building from OneCoach, as well as a barbecue by the Elks. The event will be held at the Elks Lodge B.P.O. 1812, 1400 E. Washington Avenue in El Cajon.
Mayor, Council candidates to participate on panel Thursday, September 16
August 25, 2010 (La Mesa) – The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce has invited all candidates running for mayor and city council to share their views in a free public forum on Thursday, September 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa. Thus far, both of the mayoral candidates and five of the six Council candidates have accepted the Chamber's invitation. They are: