Business & Education Committee
Chair: Dr. Paul de Dios
Co-Chair: Ann Sebek
Meets the 3rd Friday of the month at 12:00 p.m.
This Committee develops programs to promote business in the City of Garden Grove. The Committee develops publications and information pieces that are distributed to the business community to inform and advise. Shall make recommendations to City Hall on ways to improve business climate. This Committee shall promote communications between the business community, local colleges and the Garden Grove Unified School District to enhance the understanding and inter-relationship between the schools and business. It shall develop and promote programs to encourage participation on the part of businesses to become involved in the educational process of future local leaders.
Committee Members: Corrine Allen, Myra Clarke,Vickie Hanssen, Dr. Paul de Dios, Dr. Derek Vergara, Dr. Julie Nguyen, Kelly Anvari, Nancy Jones, Rick Lockwood, Dr. True McMahan, Rick Rowe, Ann Sebek, Christina Sepulveda, and Cindy Spindle.
Community Affairs Committee
Chair: Susie Clisson
Co-Chair: J.J. Jauregui
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 9:00 a.m.
This Committee produces all Chamber fundraising events as well as other Chamber events that take place in the community. The key events during the year are the State of the City Luncheon, GGCF/Chamber Golf Classic, Gala, and Bowling Tournament.
Committee Members: Jon Glant, Errol Giuliano, Joe Hammer, J.J. Jauregui, Janet Leasure, Elaine Myers, Robert Emanuel, Andrew Perry, Louis Teng, Sahily Federico, Susie Clisson, and Cindy Spindle.
Chair: Joe Hammer
Co-Chair: Jim DeMaio
No meeting date set
This Committee produces monthly reports to Board of Directors of Chamber Finances and Annual Budget Report.
Committee Members: Kelly Anvari, Jim DeMaio, Joe Hammer, and Cindy Spindle.
Government Affairs Committee
Chair: Dr. Les Malo
Co-Chair: Linda Zamora
Meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 7:30 a.m.
This Committee shall evaluate legislation, at all levels, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors to ascertain the Board’s position on all legislative matters. The Committee shall promote the business point of view and support issues that are good for the membership as a whole. Shall develop and implement programs that encourage economic growth and a strong business climate in the City, County, and State.
Committee Members: Bob Marsh, Charles A Mitchell Jr, Elaine Myers, Larry Dick, Linda Zamorora, Russel J LoBue, Sandy Thomas, Jim DeMaio, Errol Giuliano, Joe Hammer, Dr. Les Malo, Karen Todak, John Wildsmith, Clay Bock, and Linda Zamora.
Chair: Michael Hardaway
Co-Chair: Stephanie Nguyen-Yu
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12:00 p.m.
This Committee develops and implements programs to retain members, develop new members and increase membership participation. Committee meets at a different Garden Grove Restaurant each month.
Committee Members: Efrain Davalos, Jon Glant, Michael Hardaway, Amanda Hernandez, Tim Ibrahim, Farid Kalantar, Stephanie Nguyen-Yu, and Cindy Spindle.
Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12:00 p.m.
The Ambassador Committee is a sub-committee which is our “Welcome” committee.
Committee Members: Clay Bock, Gwen Earle, Sahily Federico, Van Nguyen Gordon, Louis Teng