Business and Community Members,
As we all work to transition toward the guidelines set out by the CDC in terms of “social distancing” in an effort to fight Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce is diligently watching the situation and working with local, state and federal agencies to ensure that we are up to date on the situation at hand. At this time, I wanted to update you on a few changes regarding your Chamber office.
Effective immediately, the Chamber office will be closed to the public until further notice, but please note that our phones are open and ready to take your calls and to continue to serve you. Please callus at 805-526-3900.
We have decided to suspend all Chamber programs, events, committee meetings and ribbon cuttings until further notice. Our office staff will be working remotely, but are fully available should you need assistance or have questions. If you need immediate Chamber services, please contact us at the following information:
Kathi Van Etten, President & CEO - firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Shapiro, Director of Operations & Government Affairs - email@example.com
Amy Corneau, Director of Member Relations – firstname.lastname@example.org
John Tolson, Director of Membership – email@example.com
Layma Askarzoi, Director of Tourism – firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandra Perez, Marketing & Events Coordinator – email@example.com
Tricia Johnston, Administrative Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
We are receiving weekly briefings from the US Chamber, regular updates from CalChamber, and are monitoring all local and county agencies for updates and changes. We are also working closely with other Chambers across the country to ensure that we are in line with best practices and bringing the most opportunities and ideas to help our business community through this incredibly challenging time.
We will distribute information as we receive it via our weekly e-blast, our Facebook page, and our website. Please visit www.simivalleychamber.org/coronavirus-resources.html for the latest resources.
In addition, we are in the process of compiling a list of local grocery stores, pharmacies, and restaurants that are available to support and serve our residents. We encourage you to share this information with any business professional, chamber member or not, that might require these types of updates. They can email me directly to be added to the distribution list. We are here to support the entire business community!
We are, no doubt, in the midst of unprecedented challenges, but we are ready to tackle them to help YOU through this difficult time. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.
Kathi Van Etten
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce