AmCan Business Journal

Champions and Conveners, the Catalyst for Growth

November 2022

Issue 4


Chamber News

Welcome New Board Members

Michelle Ryan

As Sales Manager and licensed loan originator, Michelle has worked at Del Sur Mortgage for over 10 years. Michelle has lived and worked in the Napa Valley since 2010 and loves being involved with the small and close niche community of American Canyon.

Tom Phillips

Retired General Manager from Recology and a returning volunteer to the American Canyon Chamber Board of Directors, we are happy to announce Tom's return. Tom is passionate about the American Canyon community having been a resident for several decades.

What's next at the American Canyon Chamber?

401-K Co-op: Me-Op, an affordable solution for your business.

The American Canyon Chamber is working with a new provider to create a co-op of 401-k's with it's members. This program will provide our members with an affordable way to offer their employees with the same competitive benefits that larger businesses can offer. Details coming soon regarding a Zoom meeting to learn more about the program and how to sign up.

Kids Commerce

We are launching a program for kids can create a business plan and learn how to apply for a business license. We are looking for sponsors to help the kids pay for their licenses and be ready in time to sell their goods or services by the 2023 Meet Me in the Street event series! Please reach out to Valerie if you would like to sponsor.

Casino Night

Friday, February 24, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Eagle Vines Golf Course

We will kick off the event with an Awards Ceremony for the American Canyon business community. Followed by games, light bites, drinks, and prizes. Sponsorship and ticket sales announcements will be released soon, don't miss the emails coming your way!

Coffee Morning Host Sign-up for 2023

Networking is the best way to start your day!

We only have a few spots left, but we are still looking for 4 more businesses to host Coffee Mornings in 2023. If you are interested in hosting this wonderful networking event and showing off your business, please reach out to Valerie for details.

Job Fair - Save the Date!

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location TBD

Find your next star employee at the American Canyon Job Fair on January 25th. Sign-up will be released next month. Keep an eye out for details from Valerie.

State of the City - Save the Date!

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

La Strada Cucina Italiana

Join us for a luncheon at La Strada Cucina Italiana on Tuesday, March 7 at noon to listen to presentations by local officials and city staff. Tickets and sponsorship information will be released in January 2023.


The ACE Group is a weekly networking subgroup that meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber office. ACE does require a membership application and fee to join the group. There are attendance requirements and only 1 representative per industry is permitted. Referrals and leads generated are tracked. This is an excellent way to grow your business!

To learn more about how to join, reach out to Valerie Zizak-Morais today.

Reminder - Membership Renewals

Chamber memberships renew in January and your invoice and updated Membership Benefits packet will be mailed to you in early December. Thank you for your support of the American Canyon Chamber and our vision in growing a vibrant business community.

News to Note

Participate (Landscape) - Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project

Eligible purchasers include small business or sole proprietors who provide professional landscape services as defined below. Professional Landscape Service A landscape contractor constructs, maintains, repairs, installs, or subcontracts the development of landscape systems and facilities for public and private gardens and other areas which are designed to aesthetically, architecturally, horticulturally, or functionally improve the grounds within or surrounding a structure or a tract or plot of land.

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Green Island Road Reconstruction & Widening Project

The Green Island Road Reconstruction & Widening Project (TR16-0700) will bring much-needed infrastructure improvements to the Green Island Industrial District. The improvements will significantly benefit the businesses located within the District, which are a vital component of the City's economy.

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Impact Partner Headlines

Redwood Credit Union Opens Second Administrative Campus and Branch in Napa

Napa, CA - Redwood Credit Union has opened its doors on a newly completed 8.5-acre campus in Napa. In the last five years, the credit union has increased its assets by 88 percent-from $4 billion to more than $7.5 billion-and membership has grown by more than 39 percent.

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Nonprofit Roundup


12th Annual Reindeer Run - Walk 5k /10k The Reindeer Run is now in person or virtual! 5k/10k 12/3/22 - 9:00 AM Welcome to the 12th Annual Reindeer Run! This year we are so pleased to announce the race is IN-PERSON as well as virtual!

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Member Bulletin Content Needed!

Send in your business promotions and events.

The Member News has been rebranded as the Member Bulletin - it is a monthly email blast that goes out to everyone in the Chamber's database of 1,400 contacts. It is a popular member's only benefit that helps to spread the word about what your business is offering.

What is the right kind of content to send?

  • Upcoming Events
  • Nonprofit Needs
  • Promotions & Special Offers
  • Job Postings
  • Updates from your business, i.e. new menu items, announcements, new locations, etc.


  • Email Elizabeth Hecock for more information about image sizes and formats for your business.
  • Deadline is the third Friday of each month.
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