Vallejo Chamber 

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April 20, 2017 - In This Issue:
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Vallejo Chamber April Networking @ 5:30/Long-Term Member Recognition
Hosted by Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building Council

Our April Networking @ 5:30 will be hosted by the Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building Council on Thursday, April 27th at 5:30pm. We will also be honoring our long term members in increments of 5 years all the way up to 55 years of membership! Come out and see which fellow Chamber members will be recognized at this event, it could be your business!

Date/Time: Thursday, April 27th, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Location: Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building, 420 Admiral Callaghan Ln
Admission: FREE for Members, $20 Prospective Members
Welcome New Members to the Chamber!

We also thank our renewing members for your continued support!
10th Annual Winemakers Dinner & Auction
Friday, May 12th @ 5:30pm

The 10th Annual Vallejo Chamber Winemakers Dinner & Auction is right
around the corner! Join us Friday evening on May 12th for an elegantly served four-course meal from
Zio Fraedo's with wine pairings from Artesa Vineyards
for each item on the dinner menu. The evening begins with a cocktail hour and silent auction. The live auction is to be held in between dinner courses. Be sure to RSVP to this event in advance, seating is limited and is expected to sell out!

Call Kim at the Chamber if you have an item you would like
to donate to our live or silent auction!

Date/Time: Friday, May 12th, 2017 from 5:30 - 9:00pm
Location: Zio Fraedo's, 23 Harbor Way, Vallejo
Admission: $100 per person 

For further information, please contact:
Kim Carter (707) 644-5551 or 
Computers & Technology Survey
We Need Your Feedback

To better help serve our members, please give us your feedback about the technology you use in your every day life.

This survey is 10 questions long and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Click here to take this survey 
Patriots Honor 2nd Annual
Give Back Golf Tournament
Giving Back to Those Who Gave

Support injured veterans at the Patriots Honor's Give Back Golf Tournament on May 12, 2017 at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club. Get your team together for a great day of golfing and giving back. Can't make it? Support by purchasing a sponsorship. Contact for more information.

Register to play or for sponsorships at 

Friday, May 12th, Check in at 7am, Shotgun start at 9am
Location: Hiddenbrooke Golf Course, 1095 Hiddenbrooke Pkwy, Vallejo
Admission: $95 - Includes green fees, cart, range balls, gift bag and tri-tip awards banquet 
James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing
Vallejo Police Department

On April 11, 2017, the Vallejo Police Department was awarded the James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing at the California Police Chief's Association 2017 Conference.

The 2017 James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing is presented by the Regional Community Policing Institute - California (RCPI-CA), and sponsored by the American Military University. The purpose of this award is to recognize California law enforcement agencies that have successfully institutionalized the Community Policing philosophy. One agency each year is chosen as the recipient of the award and the selections will be made by a panel of experts who have no affiliation with any of the nominated agencies.

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League of Chefs
Second Saturday Pop-up Dinners

League of Chefs "Dinners To-Go" are now available for pick-up at the Vallejo Ferry Terminal! We'll still be handing over dinners from our kitchen at 300 Virginia Street, but you can also find us on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 7 on the sidewalk near the entrance to the boats! This is so exciting for us to able to offer our delicious dinners to the busy commuters of Vallejo. We think this reflects positively on a city that cares about its community as well. And if you haven't ordered one of our dinners to-go yet, you must!
Our next pop-up dinner is May 13th and will be a 4 course menu with wine pairing...we'll announce menu and pricing shortly - but you can make your reservations now at
If you have any questions, the owner Nicole Hodge is happy to chat with you at 510.423.1911.
A Taste of Italy Pasta Feed
Friends of Loma Vista Farm

No host bar, raffle, silent auction, dinner and more! All proceeds to benefit new Animal Habitat projects at Loma Vista Farm.

Date/Time: Saturday, April 22nd, from 5:00- 7:00pm
Location: Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador Street, Vallejo

For tickets and further information, please contact:
Jennifer (562) 304-6764 or
Human Trafficking Awareness Forum
Be A Part of the Discussion

Human Trafficking occurs in epidemic proportions across the nation, including Solano County. in an effort to bring awareness to this crime, Solano County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan, has developed a public educational forum, including a panel of experts in the field. This forum will offer information to help families avoid becoming victims of violence and abuse.

Date/Time: Friday, April 22nd, from 9:00- 11:30pm
Location: JFK Library, Joseph Rm, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo

For further information, please contact:
Josette Lacey, District Representative for Supervisor Erin Hannigan or (707) 553-5363  
Jewish Family Potluck
Get to Know Jewish Families in the Area

Join us for a family potluck in our backyard in Benicia. Kosher hot dogs will be served and please bring a side dish. We look forward to children playing outside on our trampoline and families connecting to create a Jewish community.

Contact Congregation B'nai Israel for more information and to RSVP.

Date/Time: Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 from 12:30 - 3:00pm 
Marcos Silva Quintet
Presented by Vallejo Jazz Society

The Vallejo Jazz Society proudly presents the Grammy nominated, multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger MARCOS SILVA and his BRAZILIAN QUINTET featuring vocalist MARY O'RAZI. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia Street, Vallejo, CA. The concert starts a 5:00 pm.
General admission $20 ($10 for VJS members) up to two children 18 and under admitted free with paying adult. Tickets at the door or For more info call (707) 533-4593.
Now Accepting Pre-K - 8th Grade Applications
St. Vincent Ferrer School & Preschool

St. Vincent Ferrer School is committed to academic excellence and teaching to the whole child. We are a community of Faith, Knowledge and Service. Please call the school for a tour!

Contact Principal Jessica Dare for further information at
Keep Parks Open Without Increasing Taxes
Vote Yes on Measure K

Vote YES on Measure K to renew local funding and help keep Vallejo's neighborhood parks open, at-risk kids off the streets and seniors active, without increasing taxes by a single penny.

Election date: May 2, 2017
Last day to register to vote: April 17, 2017 
Co-Op Preschool
Vallejo Parent Nursery School

Please join us for our 46th Annual Open House! Now enrolling & accepting applications! Call us today to find out more at (707) 644-7576 or visit

Date/Time: April 27th - 29th, 2017, from 10am - 1pm
Location: Vallejo Parent Nursery School, 500 Amador Street, Vallejo 
Tim & Jeannie Hamann Foundation Annual Dinner & Auction
For Cancer Patients that Need a Hand Up

The Tim & Jeannie Foundation was founded to support local individuals fighting cancer. Many patients have suffered loss due to medical expenses, the cost of getting to & from treatments and lost hours at work. The Foundation assists these patients with basic needs such as rent or mortgage payments, utilities, food and gas. The latest donation for a Hand Up paid for a motel room for a month for a homeless family with a member going through treatments.

Date/Time: Friday, April 28th, 2017, from 6pm - 10pm
Location: Historic Clocktower, 1189 Washington St., Benicia
Admission: $90 per person

For further information, please contact:
Jeannie Hamann or Dawn Robason
(707) 246-6567 or (707) 747-9300 
Participatory Budgeting
Don't Wait - Vote Online Now for PB!

The Cycle 4 Participatory Budgeting Vote Ends on April 30!
 Vote online now by clicking here using your computer or mobile device.
Vallejoans 14 years and older have the opportunity to vote on how to spend a portion of Measure B revenues on community projects to improve the City.
Go to to read more about the 19 projects on the ballot.
Want to cast a paper ballot? Vote in-person in the City Manager's Office during business hours, located at City Hall, 3rd Floor, 555 Santa Clara Street.

For further information, please contact:
PB Program Analyst 1 Staff (707) 648-4577  
Cinco de Mayo Dinner Auction
Rotary Club of Solano Sunset

The Rotary Club of Solano Sunset invites you to become a sponsor of our 2017 fundraiser, the Cinco de Mayo Dinner Auction!

Date/Time: Friday, May 5th, 2016 at 6pm
Location: Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador Street, Vallejo

For further information, please contact:
Tom Snyder (707) 373-3989
Cindy Sproule (707) 480-9977
26th Annual Visit Vallejo Tourism Luncheon
Wednesday, May 10th!

Come celebrate Visit Vallejo's (formerly the Vallejo Convention & Visitors Bureau) 26th year producing this luncheon and Board of Directors Installation.

This year's event will be held the NEW Napa Smith Brewery!

No-Host Beer Only Reception at 11:00 am; Lunch at 12 Noon; Event ends at 1:30 pm.

We are excited that this year's lunch will be catered by the NEW League of Chefs.

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 10th, from 11am - 1:30pm
Location: Napa Smith Brewery Taproom, 101 Yolano Drive, Vallejo
Admission: $50 per person, tickets sold here

For further information, please contact:
Visit Vallejo (707) 642-3653 
Plan Bay Area 2040
Draft Plan Released

Public invited to comment online or at open houses!

What is Plan Bay Area 2040? It is our region's road map for:
* Forecasting transportation needs through the year 2040
* Preserving the character of our diverse communities
* Adapting to the challenges of future population growth

Click on the flyer for upcoming important dates

To be part of the focus group, please contact:

Marisela Barbosa 
Your Membership Benefits with the Chamber
  • Member-to-Member Deals: These are exclusive deals offered by Chamber members to other members. NO COST TO POST!
* Example: Vallejo Chamber member: Did you know Chamber members can promote exclusive, members-only deals to other Vallejo Chamber members? Log into your Chamber member web page and upload a MEMBERS-TO-MEMBERS DEAL today! Don't know how? Contact the Chamber for more information!