The chamber team enjoys partnering with local businesses and organizations to help achieve their missions, whether it be creating new programs to drive money locally or offering a lending hand.
The city of Concord’s Music & Market is a well-attended concert series in Todos Santos Plaza every Thursday from June to September. The Concord Chamber will have a booth each week throughout the series, featuring a different nonprofit at every concert. The chamber is happy to partner with these nonprofits to help spread awareness of the various organizations and how the community and businesses can get involved and give back.
The chamber believes investing time in our community comes full circle and often partners with local organizations to give back. Over the past few holiday seasons, the chamber has worked with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano to disperse food donation barrels to more than 40 businesses to collect donations. In 2021, our businesses collected enough food donations to provide more than 3,500 meals to our community.
To celebrate Earth Day this year, the chamber hosted a community clean-up with Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery. A group of business leaders got together downtown, putting in some manual labor by walking through the area and picking up trash.
The city and the chamber also launched its fifth installment of the Shop Concord program to help local businesses increase sales while keeping dollars local. The city contributed $10,000 to the program to provide bonus gift cards while funds last. Customers will receive a free $50 Shop Concord Card with every $100 purchase, a free $25 Shop Concord Card with every $50 purchase, or a free $10 Shop Concord Card with every $20 purchase. You can redeem your Shop Concord Card at more than 65 businesses in Concord.
Purchase your card at https://app.yiftee.com/gift-card/concord.
If you would like more information regarding the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, please call 925-685-1181, visit www.concordchamber.com, or stop by the office at 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 200 in Concord.