Melissa Read Chamber of Commerce

Chamber group empowers women to build successful businesses

Melissa Read Chamber of CommerceCONCORD, CA (Feb. 15, 2023) — The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce hosts a variety of monthly networking events to provide a platform for businesses to meet and do business. One of these monthly events is our Women’s Networking Group, or WNG for short.

This group aims to empower women in business and provide them the resources they need. Each meeting includes a variety of topics and sometimes features a fun activity to allow attendees to foster relationships.

This month, the women headed to Fondant Cups & Cakes to decorate cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. Located at 3375 Port Chicago Highway, Suite 27, the shop is a woman- and black-owned business with “a passion for inspiring creativity in others.”

The WNG participants enjoy learning and supporting local businesses, while showcasing the diversity we have in Concord. The women were able to put on their creativity cap while getting to know each other.

Coming Up

Next month, the chamber is partnering with Visit Concord, our Tourism Improvement District agency, to host a meeting about human sex trafficking. Our goal is to empower, educate and equip our community with tools to protect everyone. Speakers will include Louise Reeves, an inspector with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit, who will provide insight of how to be aware of your surroundings, and Andrea Taylor, a certified life coach who helps victims recover and build a successful new life.

This meeting will be 11:30 am-1:30 pm March 9 at the Hilton Concord. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please visit

Other upcoming topics include financial coaching and mental health awareness, along with fun activities like a mixology class hosted by a local restaurant.

If you would like more information about the Concord Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Networking Group, call 925-685-1181, visit, or stop by our office at 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 200. Also, follow us on our various social media platforms for ­features on chamber ­members.