Now that summer is over and the kids are back in school, we are all settling into a new routine. But this is no time to coast. Just like we were this summer, the Chamber is busy preparing more events for the community. I’m now asking for the community and our members to get involved. We have little living, a little playing and a little growing coming up this fall. Join us.
The Pleasant Hill Chamber Government Affairs Committee will host a “Meet the Candidates” forum for those running for the Pleasant Hill City Council on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Pleasant Hill City Hall Council Chambers. This is a great opportunity for you to meet the candidates and hear them respond to questions from the community. If you’d like to submit a question for the forum, please email it to Cathy at email@example.com or give her a call at the Chamber office.
The third annual Trunk or Treat is back on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 4 – 6 p.m. Chamber member The Orange Planet is putting on its third annual Trunk or Treat in its parking lot at 5650 Metro East Drive. This is a safe trick or treat for kids supported by local businesses who will decorate their trunks, dress up themselves and hand out candy. If you are a business that would like to be involved in this free event for our community, just let Cathy know at the Chamber office. And if you are a parent with kids, just show up. Last year more than 500 kids participated and we all had a ball.
Shop in Your Own Hometown will be back again this year. We are still in the planning phases, so we will give you a location and date in an upcoming update. If you are a business that would like to be involved with this event, contact Cathy at the Chamber office. This has been a great event for some of our smaller businesses to showcase their goods and services to the community.
I would like to ask all of you to remember when the opportunity arises to please use the businesses that helped with our Chamber events and shop locally first. By keeping your money in the area, these businesses will be able to give back to the community through events like we’ve enjoyed this summer and will have this fall. Grow. Play. Live.