The LVCC Business Alliance is a forum for members to hear about and consider issues that affect the economic health of the Livermore Valley. Guest speakers cover topics that include housing, education, legislation and infrastructure. Updates are also given by representatives from local, county, state and federal governments and organizations on issues affecting the economy. During COVID-19, Business Alliance meets, virtually, the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. Check with the Chamber online event calendar for updates. Open to all LVCC members. For further information contact Dawn Argula at 925-447-1606 ext. 202.
Co-Chairs – Sharon Jenkins, John Muir Health; Kim Gruidl, Fremont Bank
Pictured (l-r): Harold Roundtree, UNCLE Credit Union; Steve Larrañaga, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union; Brendan Finley, Wente Vineyards; Congressman Eric Swalwell, 15 District; Dawn Argula, LVCC CEO; John Marchand, Livermore Past-Mayor.
The Ambassadors are the goodwill arm of the Chamber and the business community. They participate in ribbon cuttings, grand openings and other Chamber events. Ambassadors act as “special greeters” at the Chamber’s many activities and they are responsible for introducing and welcoming new members. During COVID-19, this group meets, virtually, the first Tuesday of the month. If you would like further information or you would like to join this committee contact the Chamber at 925-447-1606.
Chair – Heidi Rasmussen, The Wine Group
Co-Chair – Sheila Fagliano, Livermore Sanitation, Inc.
2021 Ambassador Club
Abe Ahmari, Garre Vineyard and Winery
Christian Chukwuma, Securities America
Charles Crohare, UNCLE Credit Union
David D’Onofrio, Diversified Capital Funding
Kelly Dutton, UNCLE Credit Union
Sonya Gividen, SEG Insurance Services
Gloria Landavazo, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Drysdale Properties
Terri Piazza, IDShield/LegalShield
Angelica Uribe, Sensiba San Filippo LLP
Ricky Walters, Landmark Lending
Leslie Warren, Pinot’s Palette
Livermore Valley Next
Livermore Valley Next brings together the next generation of professionals and leaders working and living in the Livermore Valley. Next strives to be more than “just another networking group.” Its goal is to promote the engagement and development of professionals forty years old and younger. Next is founded on the premise that this demographic has both a lot to learn from current leaders but also a lot to give to the emerging leaders that will follow them. Next is organized around four pillars:
- Professional growth and development
- Awareness and advocacy
- Volunteerism and philanthropy
- Networking and events
Lead: Breanna Bishop, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory