In 2021, resolve to help our local businesses

CONCORD, CA—It’s more important now than ever to support our local businesses.

We have become so accustomed to shopping from our phones and receiving packages on our porches that we are missing some of the joy of getting out and looking for that something special.

Even before I was president of the Concord Chamber, I was a “shop local” kind of guy. I buy my shoes from the Van’s store in Sunvalley Shopping Center, bikes from Clayton/Encina Bikes, and groceries from Sam’s Club, Whole Foods or Safeway. Pet food at Petco, hardware from Bill’s Ace Hardware, Ashby Lumber or Lowe’s. You get my point.

And yes, I often order directly from these companies and have items shipped to the store or my house.

Supporting restaurants is a big one right now, because their struggle is real. If you can afford to, make it easy on yourself twice per week and order something for a local restaurant or deli.

Circumstances have changed how we work, teach, interact and thrive. But the good news is that we are going to move forward regardless of politics, the economy, weather, etc. This is what we do.

Stay strong Concord

Stay strong Concord and don’t give up. We got this.

Concord is a cool city with its fair share of issues, but we are good, hard-working, smart people who will survive.

I sincerely hope you reach out to anyone of us at the chamber, and I look forward to connecting with you at one of the chamber’s many functions and events that Concord has to offer. We are currently working remotely and can be reached via email at or by phone at 925-685-1181.

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