The monthly meeting of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Latino Business Roundtable will be Friday, Dec. 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Balch Administration Building at St. Rose Hospital, 27200 Calaroga Ave. The featured speaker will be Miguel Colon with a presentation on "Entrepreneurship's Role in a Successful Community."
"Entrepreneurship must play a role in a strong community from both an economic and societal standpoint," he said
Seventeen Hayward restaurants will offer discounts and other special offers during Hayward Restaurant Month in January. A voucher booklet is now available for diners to use at these restaurants and is available at the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, 22561 Main Street, and the main branch of the Hayward Public Library, 835 C St.
Restaurant Month voucher booklets are $10 apiece and proceeds will go to the Hayward Public Library’s After School Homework Support Center and Leadership Hayward. A limited number of booklets are available.
“Hayward’s restaurants are known for their inventive menus and this is a chance for diners to experience cuisine at an establishment that may be new to them,” said Kim Huggett, president of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. “We are delighted with the variety of restaurants that are participating and their eagerness to share creations from their menus. This is the perfect booklet for date nights!”
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.”