The Foothills Chambers Alliance is a collaboration of Chambers of Commerce from East San Gabriel Valley. Through this strategic alliance of community Chambers of Commerce we promote, strengthen, and grow our respective local businesses. Each month a member chamber will host a networking event that is open to all members of the participating chambers. The events will be designed to provide business contacts, professional growth, and valuable information. We believe all will benefit by cooperating with one another and welcoming business-minded people. It’s good for business!
This month's guest speaker is Dr. Steve Gerali, founder and CEO of Sanctuary Coffee in Claremont. Sanctuary Coffee is a non-profit artisan Coffee house dedicated to healing social concerns and reconciling social injustices. As a former tenured professor and University Dean, Gerali along with a handful of students envisioned taking the second largest traded commodity in the world and harnessing it for good. They also dreamed of making this coffeehouse a “safe place and a sacred space” where the community could gather and relationships flourish, thus Sanctuary was born. Gerali holds two earned doctorates, is an award winning author of 10 books and has international recognition and expertise on mentoring. He and his wife live in Rancho Cucamonga nearby their children and 5 grandchildren. Gerail hopes to sit in the back of Sanctuary Coffee and write book #11 someday - ask him how that’s going!