Atascadero City Manager, Rachelle Rickard

by Emily Reneau, President & CEO, Atascadero Chamber

School is back in session and activities are abound at the Atascadero Chamber. The Art, Wine and Brew event on Friday, August 9th was yet again a great success filling the downtown area with locals enjoying well…. Art, wine and brew and shopping at our fabulous downtown businesses.

On August 28th the Paso Robles, Atascadero, and Templeton Chambers are coming together to once again bring you State of the North County. This informative progress report from community leaders will provide local economic updates affecting our North County businesses and residents. This year’s program will focus on Workforce Development and include two keynote speakers. This is truly an event you don’t want to miss. Reservations are booking up quickly. To reserve your spot, contact the Paso Robles Chamber at

OUR Bridgework co-working space continues to be a great asset for our city. Our two private offices continue to be occupied and the demand is there for more! There are unreserved and reserved desks available. If you are interested or know of someone interested in space, please refer them to us.

Save the date for the Atascadero Marketplace. The Marketplace will be held at Springhill Suites on September 19th. Are you interested in a booth? Reserve your space today! Call the Chamber office for more information and reservations. Stay tuned for developing details.

The first week of August, I had the opportunity to attend WACE (Western Associates of Chamber Executive) Academy in Sacramento. Academy is a 3 year accreditation program for Chamber Executives. I was thrilled with the contacts I made with other Chamber execs from throughout the US, the resources that are available to me and the knowledge I gained to make OUR Chamber the Catalyst for Business Growth, the Convener of leaders and influencers to make things happen and the Champion for stronger community. I am looking forward to the year ahead and good things to come!

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