Guest Column

October Chamber news

By J.J. Ballesteros, President LB Chamber of Commerce

As we concluded October, the Chamber remained busy following our successful Taste of Laguna Food and Music Festival. It truly was a night to remember and both the Chamber and KX 93.5 FM look forward to providing Laguna Beach with something bigger and better in 2020.

October Chamber Craig

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Chef Craig Strong receiving Taste of Laguna award from J.J. Ballesteros

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its newest Board Member, Chef Craig Strong from Ocean at Main Restaurant. Craig has a passion for Laguna and wants to see all of our businesses and restaurants succeed. We look forward to having his creative ideas and energy assist us on our initiatives and programs. If you have not already been, please stop by and enjoy a delicious meal at Ocean at Main. You will not be disappointed. 

October Chamber Coldwell

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Ribbon cutting at Ballesteros Real Estate Group’s new office

The Chamber had two Ribbon Cutting events, at Harley Laguna and at the Ballesteros Real Estate Group’s new Laguna Beach office. Thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting these events.

The next two Chamber sponsored events are Small Business Saturday on November 30th, and Hospitality Night on December 6th. We strongly encourage everyone to shop in town on November 30th and beyond! On Small Business Saturday, visit us on the cobblestones at Main Beach to pick up our special passport. Everyone who completes their passport will be entered to win a two-night stay in a two bedroom cottage suite at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, including breakfast or lunch for four. 

October Chamber Harley

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Ribbon cutting at Harley Laguna

Hospitality Night is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Along with our city partners, we will have entertainment on the main stage by Anneliese School and a Laguna favorite band, The Farm. And, of course, Santa will be there to light the tree! 

The Chamber has one Board position available. Please keep an eye out for our Tuesday Tip-Off for more information. If you or anyone you know is interested, there will be an opportunity to submit an application for the open position.

The Chamber’s work with the Urban Economist firm is progressing. A survey will be out soon in the Tuesday Tip-Off as well as by mail and hand delivery. The survey will be part of the data that will be submitted to the City for recommendations for revisions to the Downtown Specific Plan. We encourage everyone who receives a copy to take a minute and share your opinion on a few key items relating to the Downtown. We look forward to having the Urban Economist’s final results by the end of November.

For any questions on events or any other items please contact Ashley von Gremp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (949) 494-1018.

Thank you for a great October and hope everyone has a wonderful month of November!