2015 Board of Directors Sworn In

Feb 02, 2015

2015 Board of Directors Sworn In

In January, the Solvang Chamber held its
Annual Installation Luncheon

The event featured Key Note Speaker, Ed Carcarey. Mr. Carcarey addressed the 105 attendees with a message of passion in business and life. 

Music by Tim Buley got the festivities started with some of everyone's favorite tunes.

The Solvang Chamber of Commerce
2015 Board of Directors

New President:
Stacey Otte-Demangate
Executive Director of the Wildling Museum
"I am proud to be assuming the board president role with the Chamber. I strongly believe in this organization-in our very hard-working staff, in our amazing board and our wonderful members and community. Solvang is a very special place, as we all know, and having a strong and active Chamber helps all of us achieve our goals within our individual organizations and businesses. YOUR support and involvement will help us help you! I look forward to getting to know all of you better in the coming year and helping the Chamber achieve its goals in serving its members in 2015."

Executive Committee:
Vice President:
Former City Council Woman, Tara Wood, will bring valuable experience from her years working with the City of Solvang to the role of Vice-President.
Margee Lennard:
Owner of the home based business, Jockey Person to Person will continue to serve in the role of Secretary.
Daniel Johnson:
Of Johnson and Johnson CPA's will continue to guide the Chamber financially as Treasurer.

New Members to the Chamber Board are:

~ Dr. Kevin Walthers,
President of Allan Hancock College
~ Charles P. Werner,
Attorney at Law
~ Lisa Mesa,
The Good Life, Craft & Beer Cellar
~ Jamie Martinez,
The Right Gift
~ Claudia Orona,
Solvang Trolley Ice Cream Parlor
We are very excited that these very talented individuals are donating their time to the Board.

We would like to thank the following Board Members for their continued service and look forward to working with them again this year.
~ Tenley Fohl,
Tenley Fohl Photography
~ Marissa Yott,
Social Buzz SYV
~ Fleet Hamilton,
Carivintas Winery & Tasting Room
~ Kathelene Williams-Turk,
Kathelene Williams-Turk DDS

Six members of the 2014 Board retired their seats:
Debbie Jones, Harlan Munneke, Susan Williams, Shane Wilcox, Brigitte Guehr, Dan Greenwald.
We truly appreciate their commitment to the Solvang Chamber and to the community.


Three "Chamber Star" awards were given:

Alfred Holzheu
El Rancho Marketplace,
for Integrity, Leadership & Generosity and for his Community Support & Devotion to Children.

Earl Richmond
Richmond Productions,
also received an award for Creativity Compassion & Dedication as well as his work in Environmental Education & Conservancy.

Bethany Markee
Solvang Elementary School,
received her award for Passion Nutrition & Innovation and for Bringing Healthy Food & Education to Children.

The Inaugural Linda Johansen, Spirit of Community Award was presented by Linda Johansen to Dorothy Brunton.
Dorothy was given this very special award for her Countless Contributions & Genuine Devotion to the Community of Solvang.

We want to thank all of our members for their continued support of the Solvang Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to a productive and exciting 2015!

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