Ticket sales are steady for the 1st Annual Ceres Public Safety Black Tie Charity Ball slated for Saturday, March 7, 2015. This first annual event is a "Tribute to Ceres Public Safety: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" and benefits the Ceres Fire & Police Explorer Programs. You may purchase your tickets online while supplies last. It is limited seating and tickets will not be sold at the door. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
Open seats on committees
The Chamber has several committees working on projects, streamlining services and planning events that enhance the business community and overall livability of Ceres. If you are interested in getting involved, check out the various committees and complete an application. For more info, call or email the Chamber office today at (209) 537-2601 or email info@CeresChamber.com
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Recognizing Ceres Citizens, Youth & Businesses
The Ceres Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 46th Annual Community Service Awards & Installation Dinner on Friday, January 30, at 6 p.m. in the Ceres Community Center, 2701 4th Street in Downtown Ceres. The event recognizes citizens and businesses for their outstanding contributions to the Ceres community. Chamber Members are asked to vote in the categories of Distinguished Service, Young Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year, Downtown Business of the Year, Legacy (In business over 40 years), and Service Club of the Year. The Citizen of the Year: Lifetime Achievement Award is voted on only by past recipients of the award.
Did you know that during the fiscal 2013-14 year, local businesses generated over $4.8 million in sales tax for the Ceres community? Did you know that by shifting just 10% more of your spending here, we can increase that by over $480,000?
As part of its public awareness campaign to encourage Ceres residents to shop locally, the Ceres Chamber of Commerce is in the process of shooting a video featuring City of Ceres employees to show how sales tax revenue provides for services citizens expect. The "Shift 10% When You Spend" campaign shows that by simply shifting 10% of their spending to a locally-owned business Ceres citizens are improving the local economy, securing jobs, helping the environment, supporting community groups and re-investing tax revenue that translates into city services.
The Chamber is currently accepting sponsors to fund a billboard on Whitmore Avenue at Highway 99 to encourage passers-by to "Shop Ceres First." For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact the Chamber office at (209) 537-2601. To learn more about the campaign, click here.
Whether you’re shopping for groceries, grabbing a quick item from the hardware store, stopping for fuel, or searching for a service provider, a simple shift on your part can help support and improve the quality of life for everyone. Shifting your spending takes little effort and doesn’t cost more. If you own a business, shift your sourcing. Every time you shift, you are helping other Ceres businesses thrive in our community.
Introducing Our New Video Business Profiles!
For more information about the Chamber's Video Business Profiles, contact the Ceres Chamber office at (209) 537.2601.
Manuevering the Path to Entrepreneurship
The City of Ceres has produced a Small Business Resource Guide mapping out the path to entrepreneurship entitled "Getting the Permits You Need to Start a Small Business in Ceres."