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WE ARE VALLEJO The Magazine of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce SPRING 2015 A ONEOFAKIND CITY Spirit of collaboration helps Vallejo flourish WE AR A STEP BACK IN TIME Foster Lumber has rich histor

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S A ONEOFAKIND CITY INFECTIOUS SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION HELPS VALLEJO FLOURISH AND GROW ..................................................... 6 A STEP BACK IN TIME VALLEJ

W E L C O M E Greetings and salutations from ChamberLand This is the sixth edition of We Are Vallejo magazine and weve received a great response to the previous issues and the concept as a whole. We t

A oneofakind city Infectious spirit of collaboration helps Vallejo flourish and grow By Ann Spivak Photo by Brian OReilly 6 W E ARE VALLE JO

A business boom is on the horizon for Solano County, and its largest city Vallejo is ready and poised to seize emerging new opportunities according to Sandy Person, president of the Solano Economic

The list, fortunately, is long. Its paved with hard work and a bit of geographical luck. To name just a few, it includes lowerthanacrosstheBay cost of living. an excellent healthcare cluster. vibra

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A STEP BACK IN TIME Vallejos Foster Lumber provides knowledgeable craftsmen for modern projects By Ann Spivak Photo by Brian OReilly D avid Jones was just 11 when he got a job at his fathers lumber

knowledgeable craftsman working at the front desk. Heck, they even have an old school popcorn machine running all day long and offer free popcorn to their customers. And its good too Curtola said. Dav

A DRIVING FORCE Realtor credited with Vallejos booming downtown still going strong at 89 By Ann Spivak Photos by Brian OReilly M native instead likes to focus on how hes helped folks like Ingersoll

Hes also proud to be the driving force in creating a booming renaissance of the downtown, piece by piece, over the last decade or so. Most recently, he helped the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce buy its f

have educated people scratching their heads saying, I dont get it. But Fred gets it ... and I get that he gets it. Sessler actually got hooked on the business when he was a young boy watching his fath

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We Found Our Forever Home Chamber increases visibility with new downtown home By Ann Spivak Photo by Brian OReilly H ouse hunting can be a challenge, especially if youre looking for your first home

The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is the leader in business affairs, government action, development of a strong economy and membership services for Vallejo, which boasts a diverse and growing population

and the efforts of our 2014 Board, we were actually able to attain that goal Curtola added, This was a huge commitment for our Chamber and our 2014 Board of Directors really had to take a leap of fait

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