November Newsletter!


Happy Post Halloween and may your sweet tooth be satisfied!  I love the first day of November because I love candy!!!


Last month began with the City of Brentwood celebrating its 75th Birthday of becoming an incorporated city the East Contra Costa Historical Society.  It was a fabulous affair; and the volunteers of the ECHS prepared the buildings on site to offer a glimpse into the history of Brentwood replicating homescapes, fashion, and what classrooms looked like. In fact, local historian Carol Jensen has written Brentwood 75th Anniversary Edition, filled with stories of how our city came to be what it is today.  We had two AMAZING Ribbon Cuttings.  Welcome back Shadow Lakes Golf Club with beautiful greens and a full 18-hole course!  We also welcomed new business and family-owned franchisees American Family Care (AFC) located at the Streets of Brentwood (opposite end of the AMC Theater).


The Brentwood Power Network hosted by Director Denise Cosgrove (Cosgrove Insurance Agency) provided an introduction to utilizing the directory listing and access to additional social media tools that is included with every Brentwood Chamber Membership.  This group meets twice a month (2nd Wednesday on Zoom and 4th Wednesday is In-Person), register today and create powerful connections!. 


Our mixer was held at Westmont Living of Brentwood. We were treated to delicious treats prepared by the chef and hospitality team, and the grounds were absolutely lovely. During the mixer, I asked, what was your favorite costume growing up?  A fair amount of superheroes were shared.  What was your favorite costume?  Think about the qualities or traits of that persona/subject and perhaps it might offer insight into why you do what you do!


Speaking of costumes, many many thanks to all the businesses that participated in this year’s Hometown Halloween.  The creativity at the booths in conjunction with the wonderful families that come out makes this event one of Brentwood’s most anticipated events of the year!  Director Adam Martinez (Handydads Construction) has been chairing this event for years and his Co-Chair Ambassador Carri McCurdy (Mary Kay), brought together a great team so that the community could once again fill the buckets with candy and good spirits!


This month we have a lot to look forward to as well.  

Calling all Hosts with the Mosts!!!  Our November Mixer is designed to give chamber members who may not have the necessary space to host a mixer the chance to co-collaborate with a few other fellow members.  The Chamber has reserved space at the Community Center and we’re inviting members to co-host.  Learn more about this exciting opportunity in the newsletter.

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The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Hot Deals page is the perfect platform for businesses to market their hot deals and take advantage of the many benefits that come with being a member of the chamber. Through the Member Information Center (MIC), businesses can create their events and make them visible to the chamber's website visitors, included in their monthly newsletter, and posted on their social media channels. This is an efficient way to spread the message about the business' Hot Deal and gain more exposure and awareness, ultimately reaching a larger audience.

Want to learn more about how to maximize your Chamber Directory?  Join the Brentwood Power Network being via Zoom on November 8th.  We’ll be sharing some easy tools to up-level that first impression when prospective customers are looking for your product or service!

The Member Information Center (MIC) has a great feature for members to add news releases! You can find it in the "Marketing" tab of the MIC. Adding a news release is easy - you can attach images, add tags, and submit it to the chamber staff for review. Once approved, the release will be published on the chamber's website and social media outlets!

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November 16th Mixer:
The Chamber recognizes that we have amazing businesses owners who would love to host a Mixer, yet don’t have the required space available.  If this resonates with you, l’m happy to announce:  No space?  No problem!!! We have secured the location at the Brentwood Community Center, and we have limited slots open, so register now, if you’re interested in learning more. November 7th at 2pm we’ll have a Zoom meeting to discuss the details and what is involved for being one of November’s Host’s with the Most! Please note:  The Zoom link will only be emailed to those businesses who’ve registered their interest in being a co-host. 

Please contact Melisa at admin@brentwoodchamber.com with questions about registering.






 Director Spotlight - BCOC Business Holiday Parade Chair

Jamie Duran is the current Holiday Parade coordinator and has served as a chamber director for the last 3 years. "The holiday parade is my favorite community event the chamber puts on because every person who attends is there to have a great time - everyone is happy, well, most everyone..., and by the end everyone is happy again.  " This year's parade theme is Ho Ho Ho Holiday Parade with a western theme, and we are planning to pack the parade with as many equestrian entries as possible.Jamie has owned the highest rated solar company in the area, Solar Harmonics, for the last 16 years with no signs of slowing.  "In addition to solar power, we are also working on a new solid-state battery, wind turbines that can be mounted under the solar panels, and a local "yelp" style website to help keep Brentwood business in Brentwood."


Ambassador Spotlight - BCOC Business Holiday Parade Co-Chair

Jamie Johnson has been in Real Estate for the last 5 years fulfilling her desire to serve the community and to help her clients build their generational wealth through homeownership. She loves to educate, be a helping hand and be a resource to those who need it. However, the best part of being a Realtor is building life-long relationships.

Jamie has many years in customer service, 15 years of stay at home mom and managing classrooms, leading sports events and juggling multiple schedules. When recharging, she loves to spend time with her family, Formula 1 with her Dad, wine tasting, family day trips to the beach and visiting family in Hawaii. 

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