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n WOMEN IN chambers What makes your region unique for doing business, compared to surrounding cities? “With remote work becoming more prevalent, young creatives and rising tech startups looking for a better work- life balance (not to mention better real estate prices) make Truckee an attractive option.” — Lynn Saunders, Truckee Chamber of Commerce “Recently there has been a steady flow of young adults returning to or moving to Amador County. Most are drawn to Amador County for the weather, more affordable housing, the rich history, natural resources and recreation, as well as the rich sense of community. Not only are they moving back, a lot of them are starting their own businesses or taking over family businesses.” — Jamie Armstrong, Amador County Chamber of Commerce “We have a population of over 171,000 and are located in close proximity to very underserved communities, such as Galt and Lodi, and combine the best of suburban and agricultural lifestyles. Our growing workforce comes from one of the best school districts in the state, and opportunities for further educa- tion are plentiful.” chamber — the only chamber in Northern California.” – Wendy Gerig, Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce than most other surrounding cities but has a manageable and fiscally sound operat- ing budget. Its tax base, from sales and property taxes, is supported by a number of large and unique re- — Angela Perry, Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce “Woodland is located right on I-5, only minutes from Sacra- mento International Airport. The port of Sacramento and our State Capi- tol are an easy drive, and our neighbor to the south is home to UC Davis. Our business owners like Woodland’s strong sense of community and friend- ly customers and clients, as it gives them a small-town feel with all the innovative and cutting-edge professional ser- vices you would find in a larger metropolitan city.” — Kristy Wright, Woodland Chamber of Commerce What accomplishment are you most proud of? “Being a five-star accredited “Rocklin is larger in population “The workforce development programs we started with our local school district, which have now grown to every chamber and school district in Solano County.” — Debi Tavey, Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce “Four years ago, I started the Latina Es- trella Awards to celebrate and recognize the Latina leadership in our region.” — Cathy Rodriguez, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce tailers within its city limits.” — Robin Trimble, Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce “Stockton is ... located within 1-5 hours of the most populous California regions including Sacramento, the Bay Area and Los Angeles. It offers numerous points of access including highway, rail, wa- ter (through the Port of Stockton), and Stockton Metropolitan Airport, which is adding daily flights to LAX.” — Deitra Kenoly, Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce “I started at the chamber 10 years ago as a bookkeeper and took the CEO position after two years. … And our leadership program is ex- ceptional; it’s a 10-month academy where participants learn not only about leadership, but the communi- ty as a whole. They meet and build relationships with stakeholders and create and present a community project each year.” — Angela Perry, Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce 60 | March 2019