Tag: Chamber of Commerce

A Hip-Hop Life: 2009 SBHS graduate talks working on fifth mixtape, life and family

By PETE BANDA Managing Ediitor Editor@sbnewspaper.com If you had asked him back in 2009, Matt Montalvo probably would have told you he was more likely to have a future navigating himself through a football field than through the music industry. Well, seven years later, Montalvo is preparing to release his fifth mix tape while simultaneously …

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Chamber has a home, city support

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito’s newly chartered Chamber of Commerce has a home, as of Monday, Feb. 23. The Chamber had been defunct for several years. According to individuals formerly associated with the entity, the dissolution was multifaceted and reportedly stemmed from a combination of declining membership, dwindling participation …

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Chamber to select a home

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX  Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com The newly-formed San Benito Chamber of Commerce could have a new home before the end of February. Chamber President Lionel Betancourt said “We are looking at all options.” Betancourt added, “we’ve been looking in other places. There are several locations we are trying to work with and see if …

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Chamber of Commerce reignited

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX  Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com “This Chamber got started with a lot of design for hope,” said Lionel Betancourt, President of San Benito’s newly-formed Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber had been defunct for several years. According to individuals formerly associated with the entity, the dissolution was a result of declining membership and dwindling participation. …

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New Chamber in search of headquarters

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The new San Benito Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for a place where it can hang its hat. Members of the Chamber Board of Directors commented this week about efforts to locate a facility that could serve as office space. Also, a new logo will be designed for …

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City seeks to bring Chamber back to life

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A City of San Benito proposal to budget $25,000 to the San Benito Chamber of Commerce is designed to reestablishing the now-dormant entity. “We want to reinstate an active Chamber of Commerce in San Benito,” said Mayor Celeste Sanchez on Tuesday. The Chamber has been defunct for several years, although …

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Area Business Owners await non-profit approval

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Area Business Owners Association is currently at a standstill while it waits for confirmation of its non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service. Toni Crane, Secretary for the ABOA, confirmed on Monday that the most recent scheduled meeting for the month of April has been …

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Merchants create ‘Area Business Owners Association’

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Say goodbye to the Chamber of Commerce moniker and hello to the Area Business Owners Association… for now, sort of. The new merchant organization, which is looking to serve in a similar capacity as the now-defunct San Benito Chamber of Commerce, held its first meeting on Friday, Jan. …

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City enters into contracts with Chamber, Club

By JOE BOCANEGRA Special to the NEWS San Benito City Commissioners unanimously agreed to approve contracts with the San Benito Chamber of Commerce and the Boys and Girls Club of San Benito during their regular city meeting Tuesday evening. The city entered into said contracts Tuesday; however, the term for the Chamber ends by September …

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Pride Home and Business of the Month

The Montalvo residence, located on the 500 block of E. Heywood St., has been named the San Benito Chamber of Commerce Pride Committee Pride Home of the Month for February. Shown (from l-r) is Pride Committee representative Bertha Wilson, homeowner Melinda Montalvo and Pride Committee representative Debbie Layton. (Staff photo by Michael Rodriguez)

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