Chamber celebrates Mazda ribbon cutting at first in-person event

Chamber celebrates Mazda ribbon cutting at first in-person event

Chamber celebrates Mazda ribbon cutting at first in-person event
Mayor Tim McGallian snips the ribbon for Concord Mazda’s ribbon cutting at their recently relocated dealership. Ribbon cuttings are just one way the Concord Chamber supports and celebrates businesses, both new and old.

Melissa Rea Concord ChamberCONCORD, CA —The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary business association where businesses foster relationships to increase economic vitality, give back and become a part of the community.

Here are a few examples of how the chamber supports businesses and the community:

Ribbon cuttings: New businesses can invite city staff and chamber members to a ribbon cutting at the establishment to welcome them to the chamber and community. Recently, Concord Mazda relocated its dealership within Concord. They celebrated with a ribbon cutting and in-person tour of the facility. Ribbon cuttings are a great way to bring people into an establishment and share what makes your business unique.

Business trainings/workshops: The chamber invites businesses and agencies to present information regarding new programs, trends, laws, etc. so members to stay up-to-date on local topics. We are also offering online training for businesses to current with requirements, such as anti-harassment training.


Networking opportunities: The chamber holds various networking opportunities throughout the month at different times of the day. This allows members a platform to grow their networks. Our monthly events include First Friday Coffee, Women’s Networking Group, Government/Economic Policy Committee Meeting and the Business After Hours Mixer. Throughout the pandemic, we did not miss a beat and held each event virtually. As we move forward, we are going to adopt a plan with some in-person events, some virtual and some hybrid.

Web presence: In a digital world, it is important to not only keep up with your competition, but also increase business exposure as much as possible. Through the chamber website, members are able to post job openings, events they are hosting, news releases and deals they are offering to the community. Our hope is by including this information on our website, we can help our business community thrive and spread awareness. Social media is also an important avenue to help promote a business. The chamber will share jobs, deals and more on its social media platforms as well.

The chamber not only encourages business development, but also community support and awareness. If you would like more information, please call 925-685-1181, visit or stop by the office at 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 200 in Concord.

Melissa Rea is the Director of Operations and Marketing for the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.