In order to create awareness about the prospects for commerce and industry in the city, the Chamber of Commerce has decided to revamp what used to be called the Business Expo Trade Show into a full-blown Marketplace to showcase various products and services from within and outside the city. The renaming of the former Business Expo Trade Show to Atascadero Marketplace, according to Reneau, is a strategic decision that was made by the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce to attract vendors to sell their products and services directly to customers in a business-friendly setting.

Atascadero Chamber President & CEO Emily Reneau is thrilled with the prospect of attracting new businesses to the city. According to her, “We are seeing a lot of new businesses coming in and some development projects springing up in the area, which create a conducive atmosphere for the City of Atascadero as a place to do business in.”

Kristie Steele, Director of Business Engagement, explained why the Chamber of Commerce is promoting the Marketplace. 

“We promote it because it promotes the business community and creates networking opportunities for the business community,” Steele said. 


The Atascadero Marketplace is scheduled for September 19 at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, located at 900 El Camino Real in Atascadero. About 400 businesses and visitors are expected at the event. This would be a commercial bonus for the members of the Chamber as they could sell their products and services while building up future inventories and cultivating new customers.

Located almost equidistant from Los Angeles to the south and San Francisco to the north, right in the wine-growing district of the Central Coast region of California, with pleasant weather and a scenic landscape of rolling hills and breathtaking valleys, Atascadero is fast becoming a favorite place for visitors, leisure seekers, seniors and business people. The downtown is both pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

For more information about the event, other Chamber activities and how to get involved, contact the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce at or call 805-466-2044.