Staff Atascadero Chamber of Commerce Vicki Lee

By: Interim President | CEO Vicki Lee

February has been a month of firsts for the Chamber, much like our new PROGRESS Magazine Issue One: New Beginnings. At the start of February, we had OUR first Leaders Lunch. The room was full of leaders listening as the speaker shared in thoughtful discussion about the opportunity businesses have to recognize and address addiction in the workplace. Soon after we had a record turnout of participating businesses, wineries, and breweries at our first of four 2019 Art, Wine & Brew Tour! The rain couldn’t keep the community away from the treats and treasures in our downtown businesses. The team and I want to thank everyone who joined us for the event, and we hope to see you in April on the 12th for Art, Wine & Brew Tour.

These are just the start of the events we have planned for the rest of February. Later this week we’re getting a sneak peak of the first inclusive playground in Atascadero, The Joy Playground, at this month’s Business Mixer on February 21st. This playground has had the community abuzz for months, and I know I am not alone in my excitement to finally see it up close. Then, following it the day after is our first 2019 Good Morning Atascadero. We have a fantastic line-up of speakers, including Heather Moreno our new 2019 Mayor of Atascadero. I hope to see you there!

Above, I mentioned briefly about PROGRESS Magazine Issue One: New Beginnings, I would like to share some exciting things about the magazine that you may not know. Issue One covers the challenges and opportunities of new beginnings, and how you can get started anywhere, whether it’s branding, social media, a new business, and more. You can pick up your copy at the Chamber or at the other Magazine Hubs  like SCORE Mentors Office in San Luis Obispo, or Modica Financial & Tax Inc. (Would you like to become a Magazine Hub? Reach out to to get started. If you are an Atascadero Chamber member you can also request to be placed on the mailing list for the magazine and we’ll drop it off at your door!  Issue two is currently in production, if you would like to join us as an advertising partner please contact Madison at