Goal is to have 100 volunteers visit 500 businesses in North County Business Walk

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the upcoming annual Business Walk and a call for volunteers. This annual event is set for Thursday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The goal is to recruit 100 volunteers, grouped in teams of two, who will visit 10 businesses each. Each team will ask a few questions to managers and owners in order to gather valuable feedback.

“We’re looking for volunteers to help ‘take the pulse’ of our business community and learn about obstacles affecting business,” said Julie Matthews, Director of Membership. “Taking just a few minutes to ask them a few simple questions will allow us to garner valuable feedback in order to better serve our community.”

The assembled responses will be used by Chamber and local decision makers to help strengthen local businesses.


“Last year 65 volunteers visited 350 businesses. It was a huge success,” said Josh Cross, Chamber President and CEO. “Each volunteer team will conduct a brief interview of four simple questions. It’s a great opportunity to meet and network with businesses in your community and help make a difference.”

The annual Business Walk will help complete the “iBELONG” Membership Drive. The campaign will conclude on Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. and aims to enhance the support of the Atascadero business community by increasing chamber membership. A larger organization means a stronger voice of business.

Sign up to become a Business Walk Volunteer at atascaderochamber.org. Contact Julie Matthews at (805) 466-2044 or julie@atascaderochamber.org for specific questions.