New Board of Directors


Solvang Chamber of Commerce

Solvang, California, —Tracy Beard, Executive Director of the Solvang Chamber of Commerce, is delighted to announce the 2018 officers and directors of the Solvang Chamber of Commerce. “We are fortunate to have these outstanding leaders of Solvang’s business community serve as volunteer board members to boost future business development, educational programs, oversee our strategic marketing plan and advancement of Solvang’s economic business community” says John Martino, Board President.

Thirteen board members were installed on January 11, 2018, by Jim Richardson, Mayor, City of Solvang.    The swearing in ceremony was held at the Landsby Hotel for John Martino, President, Consultant to the Chumash Casino; Charles Werner, Vice President, Attorney at Law; Sylvia Brents, Secretary, Owner, Succulent Café Wine Charcuterie; Jack Williams, Treasurer, The Wandering Dog Wine Bar; Barry Prescott, S3W Chair, General Manager, The Landsby.  Directors installed are Karen Bowker, Manager, First Bank of Solvang; David Cecchini, Owner, Cecco Ristorante: Patty Demonic, Owner, DeDominic and Associates; Scott Gold, General Manager, Root 246/Hotel Corque; Michael Mendizza, Owner, ZFolio and the Olive Press; Lisa Mesa, Owner, The Good Life; ElseMarie Petersen, Manager of Retail Sales, The Copenhagen House; Dr. Kevin Walthers, President, Allan Hancock College and, Honorary Board Member, Economist, Dr. Kenneth Harwood. All board members are active business owners, administrative level managers or, a business owner in the City of Solvang.  Also recognized was Al Salge, VAFB liaison for the Solvang Chamber of Commerce.

The Solvang Chamber of Commerce is a 501(C)6 formed in 1917 to promote the local business community by providing advocacy, education and resources to the business community the City of Solvang.