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  • Santee Chamber Weekly Update 25APR19

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    April 25, 2019
    Hello Santee!
    Tuesday was my first day back to work after a short Easter getaway and quite a busy day for the Santee Chamber! We started our morning over at Office Depot with tips to grow your business and learn more about their everyday services (some I didn’t know they offered!). I went downtown in the late morning as a guest of Barona Resort & Casino as we enjoyed the beautiful spring weather at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront downtown. Around lunchtime we moved inside as the San Diego Regional Chamber hosted their annual Congressional Luncheon allowing businesses from around the county to listen to panel discussions and submit questions to converse with our local Congressional representatives. This was such an impressive event with almost 400 attendees all there to learn more about the work our elected officials are doing in DC for our districts here in San Diego. Shortly after the event ended, I hustled back to my beloved Santee and over to Carlton Oaks Golf Club as we then hosted a quick roundtable with our local Congressman, Duncan Hunter. As a chamber, we know it’s vital to stay connected to our local government and imperative to give our members access to them to discuss the needs and concerns we face as business owners. A huge thanks to Dustin Trotter of TDT Construction for coordinating this event and to Congressman Hunter and his team to take time out for the Santee community.
    On a much sadder note, I have received word over the past week of three tragedies with our Chamber members this week. From the loss of a father and a young brother for some, to the wife of a member. I find it sad but true to be reminded that “bad things happen in threes”. I regret to inform you that a Chamber member has passed away after battling cancer and finally succumbing to the pain: Shari Murao of S&S Trophies was called home a few days ago. She was a lover of car shows, a family woman, a best friend to many and a kind, sweet woman known for her constant smiles and hugs. We are devastated to hear of her passing and our heart goes out to her husband, Sam, who deserved so many more years with her. Please keep their family and friends in your thoughts/prayers along with all who hurt over suffering from a loss.
    Kristen Dare, CEO
    (619) 449-1515