Representatives of restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, and food distributors and manufacturers will get an update on new federal food safety regulations at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 1 when the Hayward Food Distributors and Manufacturers Council meets at Hayward City Hall, 777 B St. The free event is sponsored by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, City of Hayward, and Manex, the nonprofit corporation for manufacturing. Hayward has more than 100 food distributors and manufacturers, but the event is open for attendance to anyone in the East Bay interested in these industry issues.
The featured speaker will be Nikoo Arasteh, a food scientist with 20 years of experience in quality management, and R&D roles in the food, nutraceutical and biotech industries. She holds a doctorate in food science, a masters in food microbiology and an MBA in industrial management. She currently is a consultant with a focus on regulatory compliance, HACCP, quality systems, raw materials quality, streamlining and development of value-added products.
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Skywest Golf Course will be the scene of one of the area’s longest-running sporting events on June 1 when it hosts the Hayward Chamber of Commerce’s 42nd Annual Golf Tournament.
Chamber President Kim Huggett described this year’s event as “a low key, no-pressure, focus-on-fun tournament. And even if you don’t play golf, there are a variety of ways to get involved as a tee or corporate sponsor.” Register at the official website.
Individual chamber members and nonmembers can play the 6,700-yard course as tournament participants for $150, including green fees, tee gifts, cart, lunch, dinner, a goodie bag of prizes, and an opportunity to participate in silent and live auctions. A foursome is $550. Many teams register for the corporate challenge for $900, which includes an on-course table-top exhibit, tee sponsorship, and a chance to win the perpetual trophy. Tee sponsorships are available for $200.
Bicyclists of all ages will enjoy four city blocks of fun during the free Bike Rodeo and Cyclepath Vintage BMX Show and Street Jam in downtown Hayward from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 16.
More than a dozen organizations will participate in this first-ever event, including a kids’ obstacle course by the CHP, skills classes and a “bike valet” service by Bike East Bay, free bike repair by Turning Wheels for Kids, BMX trick riding and racing arranged by Cyclepath, bands, food and more. All of the events are free.
Principal sponsors are the Downtown Business Improvement Area, the city of Hayward, and the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. The Hayward Rotary Club made a $1,000 donation to be used for free bike repairs by Turning Wheels for Kids.