At the Metro Chamber’s most prestigious event of the year, the Annual Gala, we honored outstanding businesses and individuals who make Santa Rosa and Sonoma County great, including our 2017 Board Chair, Judy James of Comcast, pictured above. Thank you Judy for your dedication and service to the Chamber. (photos by Rob Martel Photography / view more photos on Facebook)
March 29, the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber held its largest event to date – the 2018 Annual Gala – honoring outstanding businesses and individuals who make Santa Rosa and Sonoma County great, and celebrating the past year’s work and accomplishments of the Chamber, its board and volunteers. A speakeasy-theme added to the celebratory atmosphere and provided momentum to the Chamber’s 2018 endeavors for building a vibrant, inclusive economy.
“Through our programs and advocacy, the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber has helped make our city a gem of Northern California and a truly world class destination,” says Chamber CEO Peter Rumble. “But, there is no question that the lifeblood of our community is your success.”
This vision is one of the reasons Poppy Bank supported the event as a Speakeasy Sponsor. “We at Poppy Bank share the Chamber’s commitment to making a positive difference in the communities we serve,” said Khalid Acheckzai, CEO of Poppy Bank, “working together to create a connected and vibrant business climate.”
Thank you to the sponsors, our host Sonoma State University, volunteers and attendees who made the Annual Gala a spectacular event, and to the entire membership for investing in the future of your business and our economy. From each member to every program and volunteer, in downtown Santa Rosa or the region, we will continue to shape the future of living and doing business here, the place we call home. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.
Gala Honoree Videos and Photobooth Fun
Photobooth Fun: The Chamber's Annual Gala had a Speakeasy theme this year and lots of people got dolled up for the occasion. Here are some of the shots from the photobooth. We hope you had as much fun as we did! (view more photos on Facebook)
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