In loving memory of 
Chip Carter
April 18, 2018 - In This Issue:
2018 Cornerstone Sponsors

Remembering Chip Carter...
On behalf of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Staff, we extend our deepest condolences to the Carter family with the passing of Chip Carter.

As most know, Chip was well known and loved by everyone he met as he was very involved in the Vallejo community, volunteering his time and giving back in any which way he could.

Chip was married to our own Office Manager, Kim Carter. As this hits close to home for us here in our office, we stand with the Carter family in remembering the life of our good friend, Chip.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family to help with funeral expenses.

Rest in peace, Chip. 
Vallejo Chamber April Networking @ 5:30/
Long-Term Member Recognition
Thurs 4/26!
You are invited to come mix with us at our April Networking @ 5:30! At this mixer we will hold a special Long-Term Member Recognition ceremony for those who have been members of our organization the longest. Some of which have been with the Chamber for over 60 years, and we want to show our members how much we appreciate their continued support! 

Location: Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building Council, Vallejo
Date/Time: Thursday, April 26th, 2018, from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Admission: FREE for Members, $20 Prospective Members

Interested in donating a raffle prize on behalf of your business for our raffles? Contact the Chamber today for further info! (707) 644-5551 or [email protected].
Cornerstone Sponsor

A Mosaic Celebration: Diversity Scholarship Fundraiser
Touro University
On Thursday, April 19, Touro University will hold its Mosaic Celebration fundraiser recognizing and supporting the academic achievement of students who, through their varied cultural experiences, contribute to inclusive excellence at the University. Carmela R. Castellano-Garcia, Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) will be honored for her more than 25 years of service advancing multi-cultural health policy issues.

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Vallejo Chamber Wine on the Water
Dinner & Auction

Located at CSU Maritime Academy overlooking the beautiful views of the bay, the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Wine on the Water Sunset Dinner & Auction coming up fast on Friday, May 11th, 2018. Enjoy an outstanding 5 course meal paired with the best wines that compliment each course that Longevity Wines has to offer. In addition to this gourmet meal, we will have both live and silent auctions in place with items that you'll feel obligated to take home with you that night.

Tickets are $100 per person or $760 for a table of 8. As space is limited for this event, we highly recommend our guests RSVP as soon as possible since this event is expected to sell out fast!

GOLDEN TICKET OPPORTUNITY: We will be selling 75 tickets on the day of this event for $100 each and the person who has their winning ticket drawn will get the chance to pick any of our live auction items to take home with them that night!

Sponsorship opportunities available! 
Wine Sponsor ~ $2,000 - MEDIC AMBULANCE 
Room Sponsor ~ $1,500 - KRYSTAL PROPERTIES  
Bar Sponsor ~ $500  - TOYOTA VALLEJO 
Parking Sponsor ~ $300 - MONARCH ENGINEERS

Would you like to donate an item to our silent auction, RSVP or inquire about sponsorship opportunities? Contact Kim Carter at the Chamber today at (707) 644-5551.
Cornerstone Sponsor

SolTrans supports the Arts in Vallejo with FREE bus rides to the Art Walk
The Vallejo Art Walk is back for 2018! In an effort to support the community and the arts in Vallejo, SolTrans will be offering free rides every 2nd Friday of the month on all local routes. SolTrans invites all to join the activities in downtown Vallejo on April (13th), May (11th), June (8th), July (13th), August (10th), September (14th), October (12th), November (9th), and December (14th) from 4 PM until the end of local bus service (local fixed routes only) by showing your "Art Passport" for the event. You can print your passport at the SolTrans website ( and click the Vallejo Art Walk link or at the Vallejo Art Walk website (

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City of Vallejo Announces Cycle 5 Participatory Budgeting Ballot
Vote Now through 4/30
The City of Vallejo has released the Cycle 5 Participatory Budgeting (PB) ballot. From April 1 through April 30, Vallejo residents, including those living in the unincorporated areas, will have the opportunity to vote on how to spend a portion of Measure B revenues on community projects to improve the City. Vallejoans 14 years and older can vote online at on their computer or mobile device, or in-person in the City Manager's Office during business hours, located at 555 Santa Clara Street.

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Vallejo Needs Local Help on 2018 Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Testing Phase
On February 21, 2018, it was announced that the City of Vallejo was selected as one of 35 Champion City Finalists for the Bloomberg Mayor's Challenge. The City proposed a pilot project that could help reduce water waste, improve infrastructure planning and preventative maintenance, lower City energy costs, and ultimately reduce the City's carbon footprint. 

The idea is to utilize crowdsourced information from residents and businesses to compile data into heat maps and cross-reference with information collected by ground-penetrating radar, acoustic sensors, and artificial intelligence/machine learning to develop a detailed map of subsurface water pipes, conduit and infrastructure without excavating or disturbing the ground.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to participated by completing this short survey.

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Upcoming Loma Vista Farm Spring Open House
Loma Vista Farm is having a Spring Open House. It's scheduled for Saturday, May 19th from 11-3. We are making a few changes this year - we would like to offer a Marketplace and Music for entertainment. We're looking for Vendors, Arts& Crafts preferably - others will be considered. In addition, we're looking for musicians/small bands to play for a period of time. We're also looking for food vendors. If you're interested or know of someone who would be, please email [email protected].
Caliber: ChangeMakers Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
May 29th @ 5pm
Please join Caliber: ChangeMakers Academy on Tuesday, May 29 at 5pm for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of their new school building. Caliber: ChangeMakers Academy is a free, public charter school serving grades TK-8. 500 Oregon Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
Light refreshments will be provided. 
For more information about the school or to explore employment opportunities please visit 
Upcoming Community Events:
Notice of Work at Mariner's Cove
The City of Vallejo, working with DeSilva Gates Construction, will begin importing dirt to the Mariner's Cove (Parcel A) property located at the southwest corner of Mare Island Way and Tennessee Street. Weather permitting, the project will begin April 13, 2018. The initial work to be performed on Friday, April 13, 2018 will be to prepare the site to accept the dirt. Hauling of material is anticipated to begin Monday, April 16, 2018 and will last until approximately Friday, April 26, 2018.

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