On March 11, 1876, the city of \"Haywards\" was incorporated and exactly 139 years later, this March 11, we\'ll celebrate with a chamber mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hayward Area Historical Society, 22380 Foothill Blvd. We\'ll celebrate Incorporation Day with historical society director AT Stephens and his team and there will be great food and drink from the Cannery Cafe, door prizes, and news about some great new chamber events in 2015. Organizations throughout Hayward are welcome to join us in the celebration.
India Tourism has joined as a sponsor at the March 6 Hayward Chamber of Commerce luncheon when Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, newly-appointed consul general of India, will speak on opportunities for international trade and business, new initiatives, and new leadership in his country. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Golden Peacock Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 24989 Santa Clara St., Hayward. Reservations can be made HERE. No tickets will be sold at the door.
India Tourism staff from Southern California will be on hand to hear the ambassador\\\\\\\'s remarks as well as hand out unique mementos to participants.
“Hayward is a perfect place for the consul general to discuss the bright future for trade between our countries,” said Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. “Here at the center of the Bay Area a growing number of Hayward companies are keeping our chamber busy issuing certificates of origin for their exports.”
In a unique twist on its tradition, the Hayward Chamber of Commerce will honor a family with its Business Person of the Year Award at the 71st Annual Hayward Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala on Jan. 31, 2015.
The Ly family, founders of Sugar Bowl Bakery, will be honored as the “Business Family of the Year” along with recognition going to recipients of the Educator, Firefighter, and Police Officer of the Year.
The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the University Union on the Hayward campus of California State University, East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. Reservations for the event, which is black tie optional, are $125 apiece and $1,000 for a table and can be arranged at the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, 22561 Main St. Formal invitations were mailed to chamber members Dec. 8.
“This is one of Hayward’s great traditions and reflects the esteem this city has for those that make community service part of their life’s work,” said Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the chamber. “The fact that the gala sells out every year says a lot about Hayward.”