Santee Chamber Weekly Update 07JAN21
We are finally in the new year although it doesn’t quite seem like 2020 is “over”. Changing the calendar over does, however, provide comfort in knowing we can set new goals, priorities and hopes for the future. Something I love about the new year is new opportunity. This comes in many forms as the universe always seems to provide… or in this case, the state: California announced a new COVID Relief Grant Program for small business and the application process is open. If you are a small business or nonprofit who needs the help, the deadline has been extended till 1/13 and the online application can be found here: www.CAreliefgrant.com
In other opportunities, I recently met the owner of 5 Diamond Mechanical located here in Santee on Prospect Avenue. We met by chance when outdoor dining was still open and got together for coffee to learn more about each other. Here’s what I now know: Carlos is smart, eager, driven, and is one of the most successful people I’ve ever met while in their twenties. He quickly joined the Chamber and immediately started connecting me with other business owners and started conversations on ways he could give back to his community. I don’t know what’s in store for us in 2021, but I am certainly glad to be alongside those with clear vision and open minds like Carlos and his team.