August 2015

With less than a month to go before the much anticipated opening of Sabio on Main in downtown Pleasanton, Executive Chef Francis X. Hogan has provided additional details about his tapas-centric menu plans.

"I want to create a menu that incorporates the Spanish approach to life and a respect for food and drink as cultural and social bonds," explains Hogan who recently returned from a cooking and tasting tour in Northwest Spain in preparation for the restaurant's expected opening in late August. 

Sabio on Main is located at 501 Main Street, at the corner of Rose Avenue, in the newly constructed Pastime Plaza in Pleasanton. The restaurant will initially serve dinner nightly with weekday lunch and brunch on Saturday and Sunday to subsequently be added. 
Pleasanton Young Professionals

PYP group awarded "best rookie team" at Relay for Life  

Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, so the Pleasanton Young Professionals decided to make a difference by raising money and walking in our local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. 

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The PYP team chose a "Lights, Camera, Action, Hope" Hollywood-esque theme for their booth and in the process raised over $1,800. 


"It was deeply satisfying to be a part of Pleasanton Relay For Life and especially raising money for programs that benefit cancer patients and cancer survivors right here in our Pleasanton community," said Neil Libbe, Community Services Chair for the Pleasanton Young Professionals. 

Kim Damiani, who oversees Social Activities for the PYP said, "It was great to show everyone that our young generation cares and wants to be hands-on in our local community." For more information on the PYP, visit their website and Facebook page.

Every summer for more than 25 years, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards has showcased world-renowned entertainers in the winery's picturesque natural amphitheater. Guests enjoy pre-concert sunset dinners outdoors or in The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards. 


Wente Vineyards opened its doors for us for June's networking mixer.

Tony Macchiano's Lickety Spit BBQ dinner did not disappoint the large crowd that was on had in July at Barone's Backyard for the Salute to Partnerships Joint Mixer & BBQ. The annual event, sponsored by Chamber Foundation, brings the Chamber, PDA, city employees, and commissioners together.


CEO's Corner  
Leadership Pleasanton
Scott Raty 


In my more than 25 years in the Chamber world, I have been involved in the oversight and coordination of two different community leadership programs that have graduated more than 1,000 individuals combined. In all those years, not a single graduate ever expressed disappointment or regret for having carved out one day a month for nine months to participate. In fact, many wished they'd taken the program sooner.

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 Only a few spots remain available for this year's Leadership Pleasanton program that gets underway in September.  


This is an incredible opportunity for anyone interested in going behind the scenes to learn first-hand, what makes our great community 'tick,' while developing lasting relationships with fellow participants who share an interest in, or passion for community engagement.

Playing Municipal Jeopardy during  Local Government Day.


Visit our website for an overview of content, and an application. If you or someone you know has questions, give me a call or send me an email. Time is short, and I promise you won't regret saying YES to Leadership Pleasanton.

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