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1700 South El Camino Real, Suite 108, San Mateo


I am honored to have been selected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce (SMACC). My tenure on the board is 10.5 years and I have had the honor to have worked with so many dedicated board members, many of whom are still on the board.  In addition, Cheryl Angeles and her staff at the SMACC are a dedicated group of individuals who work very hard to benefit our valued members.

In 2014, I am going to work with the board, staff and committees on the wonderful programs and support we have in place. Allow me to name a few:

  • Business Referral Network (BRN) – This program will help you and your business grow.

  • Development/Public Policy Division – Advises and informs on Public Policy issues that promotes a positive business Environment.

  • Leadership Advisory Board – Supports and oversees the operation of Leadership San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame and Hillsborough.

  • San Mateo Area Chamber Ambassadors – The “Cheerleaders” for the Chamber of Commerce to the community. Ambassadors meet and greet our members at all Chamber Functions.

  • Good Morning San Mateo – Where you will hear speakers on public policy, positive changes to the San Mateo Area and other business leaders.

  • The Economic Development Growth Enterprise (EDGE) - The EDGE is an economic development and growth initiative created by business owners in 2010 to drive the sustained vitality of the business community located on the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula.

  • This in addition to networking and fundraising events. To name a few “Bowling For Business”, “Multi-Chambers Business EXPO”, “Bacon & Brew Festival” and “A Taste of San Mateo.”

As you can see, your SMACC is already involved in many programs to actively promote businesses, through networking and educational events.  In time, I have some ideas that I will discuss with the staff and board to further promote businesses through additional activities.

In closing, as SVP and General Manager of the San Mateo County Event Center, we have a stake in the success of the San Mateo Area, along with all other businesses. I can assure you that it is the mission of San Mateo Area Chamber staff and board to continually advocate and support all businesses in the area.  Please take the time to view our web site – to find out detailed information on all activities I have mentioned.



Chris A. Carpenter
  Chairman of The Board

San Mateo Area Chamber of Commmerce 2014 Board Members

Chris Carpenter
San Mateo County Event Center
Dennis Thomas
San Mateo Real Estate
Debbie Upland
Business Professional Insurance
Kristin Jensen

United American Bank
Alan Talansky
EBL&S Development
Roger Heighton
Heighton Insurance Agency - Farmers Insurance
Alicia Petrakis
Three Restaurant & Bar
Christine Kupczak

Hillsdale Shopping Center
Amy Cook

Waddell & Reed

Chris Roth
UBS Financial Services
Dave Skromme
Jeff Sosnick
J. Sosnick & Son
Laura Bent
Samaritan House
Maureen O'Brien
Kaiser Permanente
  Melanie Rogers
DES Architects & Engineering
  Michael Claire
College of San Mateo
  Mike Berube
The Berube Company
Mitch Williams
Home Helpers
  Nori Jabba
B N Jabba Consulting
  Paul Appelblom
Appelblom Jewerly Co
  "Sunny" Arora Sunil
Roti Indian Bistro
Steve Parker
Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc.
  Tim Hester
Recology San Mateo County
  Valerie Alsip
San Mateo Credit Union
  Christopher M. DeLong
Padgett Business Services
~ Founded in 1939 ~
Celebrating 75 Years as San Mateo Leading Business Organization

Cheryl Angeles - President/CEO of San Mateo Area Chamber

Cheryl Angeles has joined the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce as its president and CEO, succeeding Linda Asbury.   Angeles brings to the position more than 25 years of experience in local real estate, property management, and storage industries as well as active business and community involvement in San Mateo County.

Angeles has held management positions at Capital Builders, Public Storage, SKS Management, and Blickman Turkus in a variety of functions, including marketing, sales, and human resources. She holds a certificate in Human Resources Management from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California.

During her years of public service, Angeles was recognized by the Redwood City Chamber as Ambassador of the Year and Person of the Year and awarded the Sequoia Award for Outstanding Business as well as the Athena Businesswoman of the Year. In her role as the co-chair of the Redwood City Library Foundation Board from 2007 to 2011, she was instrumental in raising $1.9 million for Redwood City librarires.

Angeles currently serves as the executive director of the Miss Redwood City/San Mateo County Scholarship Pageant and secretary (past president and vice president) of Soroptimist International by the Bay. Angeles is a native Californian and enjoys spending time wih her daughter, who lives in San Francisco.

Cheryl Angeles


Staff Contact Information

Sylvia Lopez
Director of Operations

Membership Development
Susan Barnes
Leadership Program
Linda Asbury
Danny Cruey II   Website & Marketing   Leadership Program   The EDGE




These are our Chairman's Circle Members, Businesses whose level of support has been instrumental in the growth and success of the Chamber.
This exclusive business group is widely acknowledged for its commitment to the economic vitality of our community.
Thank you for your commitment.



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