Foster City Chamber Of Commerce Hosts City Council Candidates Forum Focused On Business And Economic Development

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The Foster City Chamber of Commerce and its Advocacy Council in association with the The Manor Association and the San Francisco Business Times will host, along with their sponsors and partners, its first City Council Candidates Forum this month in preparation of the November 8th, 2011 City of Foster City General Municipal Election.

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The Foster City Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Council along with its partners and sponsors are happy to give business and community leaders, residents and interested parties the first opportunity to meet the candidates and to learn the candidates’ views

The Foster City Chamber of Commerce and its Advocacy Council in association with the The Manor Association and the San Francisco Business Times will host, along with their sponsors and partners, its first City Council Candidates Forum this month in preparation of the November 8th, 2011 City of Foster City General Municipal Election. The forum will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7pm and is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30pm.

“The Foster City Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Council along with its partners and sponsors are happy to give business and community leaders, residents and interested parties the first opportunity to meet the candidates and to learn the candidates’ views on a wide range of topics,” said Chris Messina, CEO, Foster City Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited to have the candidates discuss their thoughts and their vision for a vibrant business and economic environment in Foster City. Following in the spirit of the Community Impact SummitTM presented by Foster City TV on June 1st, the Foster City Chamber of Commerce City Council Candidate Forum hopes to present a unique opportunity for candidates to discuss how environmentally conscious and sustainable models will accelerate innovation and economic growth in Foster City. ”

There are six candidates competing for three open seats in the race for city council in the upcoming November election. Running for the three open seats on the Council are candidates Steve Okamoto, Herb Perez, William Schwarz, Jennifer Minkey Selvitella, and Patrick Sullivan along with Vice Mayor and incumbent Art Kiesel running for re-election.

Moderating the forum will be Mark Simon, Executive Officer for Public Affairs, San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans).

“Ultimately it was the intent of the organizers of the Summit that the Summit would act as a catalyst for building, adopting and upholding sustainable practices for the betterment of our community’s future. We emphatically heard how sustainable practices were good for their business, for their clients, employees, and for the environment,” said Brian Campisi, President, The Manor Association. “Now, we are pleased to be a lead sponsor along with the Chamber of Commerce in presenting a forum to hear how sustainable business practices can fill a dual role of being good for ecology and commerce and are eager to hear how the same can serve the residents in the community and be used to shape the policies and plans to support the City’s economic development and growth in coming years.”

For a glimpse of each of the six candidates, visit: http://www.fostercity.org/city_hall/elections/Candidate-Statements-2011.cfm

For questions, contact the Foster City Chamber of Commerce at 650.573.7600 or visit us on http://www.fostercitychamber.com . Space is limited. The forum will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7pm and is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

About the Foster City Chamber of Commerce.
Founded in August 1972, the Foster City Chamber of Commerce supports business growth and economic development in the City of Foster City. The Chamber works to ensure that the City is defining, creating and upgrading the critical components of workforce, infrastructure, and business-friendly policies necessary to support and encourage economic and community development. With a focus on political action, promoting the community, creating a strong local economy, representing the interests of business with government and providing network-building opportunities, the Foster City Chamber of Commerce is the premier business organization providing leadership to the Foster City community for over 40 years,

About The Manor Association, Inc.
Building better communities for more than 30 years, The Manor Association is the leader in community association management and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Redwood City, California, The Manor Association specializes in the management of master-planned, single family, condominium, townhome, mixed use residential and mid-rise communities. With an unparalleled record and tenure in assisting communities, to learn more about The Manor Association, go to http://www.themanorassn.com

About the San Francisco Business Times.
The San Francisco Business Times is the premier print and online source for Bay Area business news and information on the most successful people, companies and transactions in the region. Every Friday, the Business Times arrives with an in-depth lineup of breaking local news stories, business profiles and valuable industry rankings. From technology and sustainability to small business, biotech, hospitality, real estate and banking, the Business Times covers the most relevant and timely topics for the Bay Area business community. SanFranciscoBusinessTimes.com takes the Business Times brand known for its insight, analysis and high journalistic standards and extends it to the Internet. Thousands of established and up and coming executives visit SanFranciscoBusinessTimes.com every day looking for the information they need to do Business in the Bay Area.

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