Chamber Info

President

Fred Weibel ~ Weibel Vineyards

Email - fred@nullweibel.com


Vice President

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Gene Davis ~ Reliable Home Solutions

Email - genedavis@nullRhs4U.com

Directors

 

 

Carol Clarkson ~ Carol A. Clarkson Insurance

Email: carol.clarkson@nullwealthwave.com

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Barbara Daly ~ Delta Heartbeat Tours

Email - bdalymsn@nullcitlink.net

Blair Hake ~ Ameriprise

Email - blairhake@nullhotmail.com

Roger Hahn ~ LegalShield

Email - roger.legalshield@nullyahoo.com

Ty Mellott– Bay & Delta Yachtsman

Email - tymellott@nullyachtsforsale.com

Colleen Kamerer ~ California Waste Recovery Systems

Email - colleenkamerer@nullcal-waste.com

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Doug Rader ~ Twin Rivers Insurance

Email - doug@nullboatinsuranceonly.com

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Michaella Redl ~ Reliable Home Solutions

Emailxmichaellax@nullgmail.com

Support Staff


Executive Director

Bill Wells ~ Classic Yacht Association

Email - commodorewells@nullmsn.com


Treasurer

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Barbara Daly ~ Delta Heartbeat Tours

Email - bdalymsn@nullcitlink.net


Webmaster

 Phone ~ 707-602-7772

Director Of Governmental Affairs

David Breninger ~ Recreational Boaters of California

Email - dbreninger@nullsurewest.net

Our associate members are Delta aficionados, not business related, but are supportive of the aims of Delta Chambers.


  • Brian Barrington
  • Ralph Banuelos
  • Gene Beley
  • David & Linda Breninger
  • Camille Spicer
  • Charles Buckerfield
  • Karen Chandler
  • Carol Clemons
  • William Connor
  • Kassey Dolan
  • Rick Frisk
  • Cass Gimbert
  • Shirley Goodspeed
  • Tommie Pittman Gray
  • Sonja Hansler
  • Richard Hedapohl
  • Don & Joan Heier
  • Don & Linda Heisig
  • Howard Herron
  • Harold Hutchens
  • Denise Key
  • Mary Knight
  • Kim Korth
  • Marguerite Lawry
  • Debra Learn
  • Kimberly Lewis
  • Inga & Alvin Machado
  • Ty & Becky Mellott
  • Fred McAvoy
  • James Mills
  • Richard Powell
  • Tina Ratto
  • Don & Nita Rienhart
  • Peter & Jackie Robertson
  • Patricia Romero
  • Shonda Rountree
  • Tari Samra
  • James & Catherine Senior
  • Dan Schueler
  • Brian Sherman
  • Dave & Clare Spensley
  • Camille Spicer
  • Arnold Strecker
  • Susie Van Wagner

Our website gets approximately 400,000 unique visitors per year. We believe our site to be the most visited recreation-oriented Website in the Delta region. Some members linked to us claim they get 80% of their traffic referred to them from this site.

Website Listings

Each member receives a listing on the website (Business Name/Phone/Email/Website Link). We list the members in the most appropriate spot in the website. Some may get listed on more than one page, if appropriate to the topics. We encourage our members to provide a reciprocal link.

Answering Service

Our people answer the phone seven days a week (916-777-4041)  providing information from where to eat or where to stay to where to find a marina or a museum.  We also answer emails seven days a week.  We get inquiries from potential visitors nationwide and indeed, worldwide.

Delta Scuttlebutt Newsletter

The Chamber produces a monthly email newsletter, the “Delta Scuttlebutt.” This newsletter is sent out to approximately 7,500 subscribers.  The newsletter contains information about upcoming events, notices, etc., and includes a link to the monthly event calendar.

Delta Travel Guide

The Chamber produces the Delta Travel Guide periodically.  The Guide is a 74 page/full-color brochure with visitor information about the Delta.  Chamber Members purchase advertising to be placed in the guide.  Approximately 30,000 brochures are published and distributed.  They are distributed at locations throughout the Delta and by mail at no cost to people planning trips to the region.

Advertising

  • The Delta Chambers purchases a booth at selected outdoor shows throughout the region. Member brochures are placed in the booth and distributed to attendees of the show. Volunteers staff the booth and provide information about the Delta and Chamber members.
  • Delta Chamber Member events are published in the Bay & Delta Yachtsman each month.

Fundraisers

The Delta Chambers conducts one or more major fundraiser events each year.  These events also showcase member businesses.

Events

Member events are listed FREE on our events page, if the member provides the event information. The listing usually includes a telephone contact number and a website link.  Members use the event list form to submit your event info.

Syndicated Events

This event calendar is currently running on approximately 100 websites.  We encourage all members with Websites to do their share to help us promote Delta events by placing our Syndicated Delta Events Calendar on their site. It takes no more than a couple of minutes to set up, and then you are done.

Chamber Mixers

We have a Membership Mixer the second Wednesday of every month at various member locations around the Delta area, 6-7:30 pm. Guests are welcome at our mixers. We encourage you to invite guests.

  • The mixers give members an opportunity to view the facilities of other member establishments. They also are ideal for networking among members.
  • Any business  members in the Delta area are eligible to sponsor a mixer. Sometimes it is convenient for 2 or more members to join together to co-sponsor a mixer.

Chamber Staff

The Chamber Board of Directors meets monthly to provide guidance and assistance for business members and to plan events.  Board Members attend meetings which are pertinent to local happenings and issues.  Our board has some of the most successful business people in the Delta as members. Phone and email messages are responded to by the Executive Director.

How much do you love your Delta?

Interview with Executive Director of the California Delta Chambers & Visitor’s Bureau:
Bill Wells

delta-donateIf I donate $35 to $20,000+, where does that money go? How does that help the chamber, and the chamber’s mission?

This goes into the general operating fund of the chamber. It is used to promote tourism, local businesses, and to stop outside forces from destroying the Delta.  If a person has a specific project we are working on like signage or a publication that they want to donate to we can accommodate that request also.

chamber-missionWhat is “the chamber’s mission?”

We promote the assets of the California Delta through the combined efforts of local chambers of commerce, visitor bureaus, development associations, businesses, government agencies, and individuals throughout the Delta area.

unique-chamberWhat makes the California Delta Chambers unique from other chamber organizations?

We encompass 37 cities and towns within six counties of the Delta area.  We work with chambers & visitor’s bureaus throughout the area.  We are actively involved in many Delta issues including working to stop the government from diverting the Sacramento River around the Delta. Our Board of Directors (BOD) is made up of professional individuals in a variety of businesses around the Delta. Our board members all live and or work in the Delta and have a combined total of over 200 years of local business experience.

news-and-topicsHow could you help the Delta Chamber if you are not a member?

Seek out announcements, political happenings, local stories and hot topics in our exclusive “Hot off the Press” & “Commodores Corner” blogs.  Stay in contact with your elected representatives to make sure they are supporting Delta interests.

geographic-heartWhy is the Delta so important?

The Delta is the geographic heart of California. It is also the heart of the California water system. It is a treasure worth saving and very important to the lifeblood of California. The Delta is known as the richest soil in the entire United States for agriculture.

aid-business-visitorsWhat does the chamber organization do beyond aiding Delta businesses?

We are active in preserving and protecting the Delta, and we work with all levels of government from local to federal. Our organization is accessible seven days a week through an information line and email service which provide quality information to visitors

delta-issuesWhat are the issues going on in the Delta today?

We are working to limit water exports from the Delta to a sustainable level including stopping the twin tunnels, and working with government agencies to reduce the impact of invasive plants around the Delta such as water hyacinth.

delta-bus-protestWhat is the story about the tunnels? How does this affect people’s everyday lives in the Delta?

The tunnels are both a costly and unsustainable method to export Delta fresh water to Southern California. This will negatively affect local farms, the recreation industry, legacy towns, and will be a general disaster to the Delta. Imagine the Delta without it’s water supply, salt water will backfill from the Bay and farms and plant life will be destroyed, even animal habitat will be destroyed.  The chamber had a seat on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan  (BDCP) public panel.  We worked during the entire two plus year process to provide a voice from the Delta.  We currently work with elected officials at all levels protecting and preserving the Delta.

bill-wellsIn the course of a day with Executive Director, Commodore Bill Wells, what do you do involving things outside of  businesses?

I have our office phone forwarded to my cell phone so I can offer quality assistance to all callers. I personally try to answer all emails that come to the chamber. Occasionally I have to forward them to a more knowledgeable person.  I meet with many organizations to promote Delta interests such as The Delta Protection Advisory Committee.  Lately I have been working with the Stockton Worknet to help military veterans find good jobs. There are a large number of government officials and public service organizations that I work with as well.

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