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Letter from the President

Letter from the President

Welcome to Turlock, the second-largest community in Stanislaus County. Over the past 60 years Turlock has grown to more than 70,000 residents. Turlock has, however, retained its small-town charm and diverse agricultural heritage.

Since 1949, when the Turlock Chamber of Commerce was first chartered, its members have worked to improve the vitality and quality of life in the Greater Turlock Area. The Chamber has taken an active role in ensuring that growth and economic stability continues in a positive manner, and that Turlock is a desirable and contemporary community in which to raise a family. This goal is continually being realized through teamwork with community leaders, through the support of area businesses and through the hard work of volunteers. Our committees, activities and programs create a unique environment that fosters both networking and community involvement.

As the voice of business in our community, the Chamber’s goal is to advocate for the best interests of our members and for what is best for our entire community; working as a representative of both small and large businesses, retailers, professionals, educators, service providers, governmental entities, manufacturers, non-profit organizations and individuals. The diversity of our membership is reflected in the broad range of initiatives the Chamber takes on each year.

In 2014, the Chamber will be heavily engaged in economic development, establishing a regional consensus on advocacy for business and participating in community-wide efforts to secure and protect water for our cities, financial resources for needed infrastructure and expanding economic opportunities. Even though our community, as every community, is experiencing the effects of the economic impact, the citizens of Turlock continue to join together to keep our economy moving in a positive direction.

Turlock is proud to be the home of California State University, Stanislaus, as well as the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Recreation abounds in Turlock with more than 14 soccer fields, three volleyball courts, four softball fields and one hardball field, and you can visit Turlock Lake just a few miles out of town. Turlock is proud to be considered a family-oriented community.

Being Turlock’s No. 1 business resource, citizens look to the Chamber for the area’s economic well-being. That is why we seek to have a major impact on business, the creation of wealth and future growth of the Greater Turlock Area.

Sincerely,

Sharon Silva
President/CEO

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