Our Doors Are Open!

By: Josh Cross, CEO & President of the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce

Our doors are open, and we’re working full steam ahead on exciting projects for the community, local businesses, and entrepreneurs! If you haven’t already, feel free to swing by our Chamber office to check out our Visitors Center and say hi to the team. Gather resources about fun, exciting events and businesses in the area, and more. Our team’s happy to share all of the latest news with you. Our office is located in downtown Atascadero, at 6907 El Camino Real, Ste A, right next to Wild Field Brewhouse and across from Galaxy Theatre. We’re open and ready to chat Mondays – Fridays from 8:30 AM – 5 PM.  If you can’t come by yet, here’s a sneak peek at some of the exciting things we’re working on for our community.

1. Shop Locally For FREE Gift Cards
Shop Local Bonus Program | Going on now!

Starting June 1st, you can earn $20 gift cards to local shops when you submit receipts equaling $100 or more from participating organizations. Supporting local businesses couldn’t be easier thanks to this! So let’s get a wave of community support for shopping locally to help our small businesses this summer! If you’d like to participate in the program as a business, you can register by clicking here. Ready to start shopping? Check out our Q&A for more information about getting rewarded for supporting local by clicking here.

2. Support The Zoo And Enjoy Wine + Beer + Spirit Tasting All Year Long
Atascadero Lakeside Wine Passport | Kick-off June 26th

We’re rolling out a new passport program for the 25thanniversary of the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival! In partnership with the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival Committee, your Chamber team will kick off the passport event on Saturday, June 26th,with live music, games, wine pull, and more at the Zoo Garden. The passport program continues until December 31st. You can enjoy complimentary tastings (one per location) at seventeen wineries, four breweries, and one distillery. You’ll also receive complimentary corkage fees at participating restaurants and discounts on local hotel stays. Talk about summer fun all year long!

When you purchase your passport, a portion of the proceeds will help support the Atascadero Charles Paddock Zoo. You can also opt to buy a lunch or two for your favorite zoo animal!

Passports can currently be purchased for $65 with an early bird special at https://WinePassport.givesmart.com until June 18th. Once the discount ends, passports will increase to $75. In addition, get a 25% discount coupon for 2022’s in-person Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival if you complete your passport!

For more information, click here.

3. Let’s Meet
Chamber Mixer | July 15th | 5 – 6:30 PM

Mixers are back! Our first Chamber Mixer of 2021 will be held in front of the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce. Meet the new CEO,  Josh Cross, tour Bridgeworks Coworking, and sample food and beverages from local businesses! (Wild Fields Brewhouse will be pouring their fantastic beer.) Attendance is complimentary; however, registration is required. Register for this do-not-miss-event by clicking here.

We’re thrilled to have our doors open to the community once more. So come by and say “hi,” we can’t wait to talk with you! As always, your Chamber team is here for you. If you’d like to learn more about membership for your business or about the upcoming events in the community, give us a call at (805) 466-2044 or email Vicki@AtascaderoChamber.org.

Josh Cross

President & CEO of the Atascadero Chamber | Josh Cross

Josh Cross is a longtime Central Coast local, having grown up right here in Atascadero. He has a strong knowledge of governmental and community issues, in addition to economic development. Previously he worked as the Director of Economic Development for the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, and has always been passionate about the incredible work Chambers can do for their community.