Why I’m Thankful For OUR Community

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

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I wanted to pause and say how incredibly grateful I am for OUR phenomenal community. Throughout the many changes and challenges that came this year, our community’s outstanding support of the Chamber has ensured that we’re able to continue serving our business community into 2022 and beyond. That’s why I’d like to take a couple of minutes to thank the incredible folks that have helped support our Chamber.

First, and foremost I want to thank our Board of Directors. Our board is staffed by volunteers from the business community that share a passion for helping local businesses. They work hard day in and out at their jobs and still make time to help the Chamber and our business community. They’re rockstars! Below is a list of all of our current Board Members that have been working hard with the Chamber all year long to help local businesses thrive. Thank you to Maria Kelly, Phil Koziel, Jill Glover, Tom Jones, Terrie Banish, Raechelle Bowlay, Angela Cisneros, Chris Coates, Jacque Fields, Anna Pecharich, E.J. Rossi, Amar Sohi, and Janet Wallace.

Then, I’d also like to thank our incredible Chamber Members. Not only have we had an unprecedented number of businesses joining our business community, but we’ve had several step up to offer even more support. From partnerships to engagement in our events to donations, local Chamber Members are crucial to helping us support our local business community. I am excited to continue to work with the local businesses in the upcoming year; I can’t wait to see what we can all accomplish by working together.

Last but certainly not least, I’d like to thank the Chamber team and volunteers. Its thanks to the hard and good work they do that we can work with local businesses. It takes a village to help serve our business community, and thanks to the great team here, we can do just that every day.

There’s a lot that I am grateful for this season. Our phenomenal community that works together to support each other is easily at the top of my list. Thank you all for supporting the Chamber, supporting each other, and supporting local businesses. Together, I know that there’s no limit to what we can accomplish!

-Josh Cross, Atascadero Chamber CEO

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.