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We are committed to serving as the voice of business, making sure that elected officials and their regulatory staff understand the need to create and maintain an environment in which business can thrive, thereby creating a healthy economy to support our families and communities. We actively monitor proposed legislation, regulatory rules, and government processes to ensure the interests of Paso Robles’ businesses are represented and protected.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Chamber Joins Letter in Support of Economic Recovery

The California economy cannot fully recover until businesses are allowed to reopen. On behalf of all of our members who are suffering under onerous restrictions, we joined fellow chambers and various organizations throughout the State in lobbying the Governor for assistance and leniency to help speed economic recovery.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Chamber Partners with Paso Robles City to Launch Propane Reimbursement Program for Downtown Businesses

Paso Robles City Council allocated $100,000 towards the purchase of propane as part of the Recovery Program to assist local businesses with providing outdoor public spaces, subject to State and County health orders.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Business Viability & Stay at Home Order Comments | City Council Meeting 12.10.20

Business Viability and the Governor’s New Stay at Home Order Public Comments by Chamber CEO at the City Council Meeting

Gina Fitzpatrick

Monday, December 7, 2020
Will Governor Newsom Change the Map?

Along with neighboring Chambers and our local Wine Associations, we formally submitted a letter on Saturday, December 5, to the State advocating for an exemption from the Southern California Region and the Stay-At-Home Order.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Friday, August 21, 2020
Write Newsom to Allow Indoor Seating

As your trusted advocate and elected leader representing the voice of Paso's business community, Gina Fitzpatrick, Paso Robles Chamber CEO, pressed for and contributed to the letter sent by Mayor Martin on August 21 to Governor Newsom on behalf of our business community.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Update: Street Lane Permits & Closures

The City has now updated the temporary permitting policy to include street seating permits in an effort to help local businesses survive the recent State order to close indoor dining and tasting room services.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Sidewalk Permits - Outdoor Seating Update

As your trusted advocate diligently working to promote, support, and encourage regulations that benefit our business community, Gina Fitzpatrick, Paso Robles Chamber CEO, is actively pressing in city council meetings for more outdoor seating opportunities. The City has now updated the temporary permitting policy to include sidewalk seating permits in an effort to help local businesses survive the recent State order to close indoor dining and tasting room services.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Street Closures - Outdoor Seating Update

Revisiting Temporary Street Closures City Council Meeting on July 15, 2020 The Council directed staff to continue working with Downtown businesses and other stakeholders to implement immediately a pilot program of Downtown street closures in an effort to help local businesses survive the recent State order to close indoor dining and tasting room services.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Downtown City Park Weekend Dining

Our iconic Downtown City Park is the place for open-air dining this summer.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Friday, May 22, 2020
Add Your Business to the PasoStrong Self-Certified List

The County of San Luis Obispo created a self-certification form and "Open and Safe" signage for all businesses to utilize as they are allowed to re-open. The Chamber is compiling a list of self-certified businesses to be posted on PasoStrong.org.

Gina Fitzpatrick

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