By Josh Cross, Atascadero Chamber CEO

I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you all. We’ve partnered with the amazing folks from the Atascadero Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to launch a fantastic program called Women of Influence North County, or WINC for short. We created this program to spotlight remarkable women in our community who are making a positive impact, whether that’s through their work, volunteer efforts, or leadership. We want to celebrate their achievements and inspire the leaders of tomorrow.

WINC is an essential building block in creating a platform for women to connect, meet, learn, grow, and inspire each other. We know that by bringing these women together, amazing things can happen. That’s why we’re hosting a Women of Influence North County luncheon on September 28 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Springhill Suites and Resorts in Atascadero. Earlier this year, we reached out to our North County community to have them nominate incredible women they knew. Four remarkable women were chosen from this pool of nominees, and they will share their stories at this event. One of the women selected will receive the 2023 Woman of Influence award at the Annual Gala next year. 


I want to invite you to join us for this luncheon. It’s open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. Tickets for the event are only $30 and include a spectacular lunch. You can purchase your tickets online at or you can call our office at (805) 466-2044. Thank you to our event sponsor, Southern California Gas, for supporting this wonderful program.

Proceeds from WINC will benefit recipients of the AAUW Tech Trek program. This program helps girls with futures in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). It offers a one-week summer camp built to make STEM fields accessible to girls in middle school — when girls’ participation in these critical fields statistically drops. So, not only are we celebrating these influential women, but we are also positively impacting the lives of others in our community. 

So, mark your calendars, get your tickets, and join us at the luncheon. Let’s celebrate these amazing women and support a great cause together. This program isn’t just about today; it’s about building and supporting a brighter, more diverse future for everyone in our local community. 

July New Chamber Members

Casey Printing Inc. 

Community West Bank 

Cordant Winery 

Exp Realty 

Kramer Events 

Preservation Capital Group LLC 

Restored by Ink 

Special Olympics Southern CA Supremacy Car Care 

The Cut Lounge 

Vons Grocery Store

HBA New Members

Better Business & Tax Service, Inc. 

Law Offices of Kevin Gregg 

Socorro’ Professional Cleaning

September Events & Programs:

Membership Mixer 

September 21 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Bridgeworks Coworking 

Join us for this month’s Membership Mixer on September 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This mixer is being held to honor Grocery Outlet owners Pete and Theresa as they retire and hand the keys over to the new owner. This will be an exceptional opportunity to connect with local business leaders and engage with our remarkable community.

Tickets for the mixer are free for Members and $10 for Non-Members; registration is encouraged to assist with food and beverage planning purposes. Even if you cannot register ahead of time, we still happily welcome your attendance.

Register at

Women of Influence North County Luncheon 

September 28 | 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Springhill Suites by Marriott In Atascadero | 900 El Camino Real

Join us for a luncheon at Springhill Suites & Resorts in Atascadero, where we will highlight four aspiring women in our community. Each of the four women will speak about their experiences. Then one remarkable WINC participant will receive the 2023 Woman of Influence award at the Atascadero Chamber Annual Awards Dinner and Gala next spring.

Register at

Atascadero Lakeside Wine Passport — Reduced Price

Good for the rest of 2023! Now only $65, you can enjoy complimentary tastings, one per location, at 53 wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries, olive oil tastings, and more. You will also receive complimentary corkage fees at participating restaurants and discounts on local hotel stays. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will help support the Atascadero Charles Paddock Zoo. 

Purchase your passport at or by contacting the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce at (805) 466-2044.


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