Garden Grove Chamber Celebrates New Board

By Karissa Willette

This month, business owners from throughout Garden Grove and the neighboring city of Westminster gathered together as the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce hosted its first ever Leadership Appreciation Luncheon to celebrate both the outgoing, and incoming chamber board members. During the luncheon, outgoing Chair of the Board, Susan Tran, announced that Farid Kalantar of Anaheim Marriott Suites was named 2016 Director of the Year. Chair of the Board Susan Tran of Sunrise Seagull Productions was also honored for her service to the Garden Grove Chamber in addition to outgoing Board Member J.J. Kim of J.J. Kim & Associates.

Before officially stepping down, Chair Tran thanked each and every member for their dedication and diligence to developing and strengthening business in the City of Garden Grove. She highlighted how chamber membership had increased by 5% over the past year and how the chamber hosted over 50 events. “Thank you for your time, talent and treasure,” stated Chair Tran.

The BOE’s Fourth District staff strives to make opening a business easy. If you run a business, or have questions regarding your business in California, we are ready to provide you concierge-level service. E-mail Vice Chair Diane Harkey for assistance, or call 949-724-2578.


Attendees at the Garden Grove Chamber luncheon.2016-2017 Garden Grove Chamber Board Members being sworn in by Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin

Garden Grove Chamber Board Members pose for picture.2016-2017 Garden Grove Chamber Board Members

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