Discounted memberships to be offered on April 10 and Annual Awards Dinner & Gala scheduled for April 22

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce marks a century of service to the community this year. The Chamber will be celebrating its 100th year with various events throughout 2023. The community is invited to stop by the Chamber to attend a celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 10, the 100th day of the year. Cookies and cupcakes will be provided to guests who stop by for a visit.

“It’s a privilege to be the president and CEO of the Atascadero Chamber during its 100th year,” said Josh Cross. “In 1923, could they have imagined serving entrepreneurs by constructing co-working space? Or conducting a basics of business class for elementary and middle school students via Zoom? Maybe not, but they built a stable foundation for serving the business community, its residents, and its visitors, and I’m gratified to carry on the tradition.”

Business owners who are not yet Chamber members can benefit on April 10 as well. 


“We are privileged to serve such an outstanding business community,” said Director of Membership Julie Matthews. “If you are not a member, we invite you to join one of the strongest Chamber organizations in the county. On April 10, those members who join will receive $100 off full annual membership investment. Celebrate with us.” 

Please contact Julie Matthews for special pricing at or (805) 466-2044. 

“We will remain dedicated to serving our business community,” states Matthews.

The theme of the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner & Gala reflects its anniversary year: “Past, Present, and Forward” will be held Saturday, April 22, at the Pavilion on the Lake in Atascadero. The event will honor extraordinary individuals who shape Atascadero. The Community Impact Annual Award winners for 2022 are:

  • Mike Zappas, Citizen of the Year
  • North County Restaurant Group, Business of the Year
  • Kyla Skinner, Specs by Kyla, Women of Influence
  • Larry Wysong, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Lighthouse Atascadero, Community Organization of the Year

“We are extremely honored to highlight such amazing individuals who truly have made an impact, and will continue to shape our community in the years to come,” said Cross.