Message from Our New Executive Director

Happy First Day of 2019,
I am beyond honored to be joining the Alameda Chamber of Commerce team as the new Executive Director. Helping local businesses is my core passion, and I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to work in such a wonderfully diverse community.I hope to bring my past experiences in the chamber industry to this new position in an effort to enhance the Chamber’s role in the community.Did you know this year our Chamber is celebrating it’s 90th Anniversary? It’s a big milestone and deserves a lot of festivities!The first thing to honor this special occasion will be this month!January is the month of JOINUARY, which means the Chamber’s resolution is to partner with you and provide our local businesses with new and enhanced benefits and no administration fees during the month of January.
I have been working with our dynamic board members to identify some priorities for the organization going forward – and you’ll hear more about these initiatives as we roll them out in the months to come. I have decided to launch the “Executive Director Hits the Road” initiative where I will be visiting Chamber members throughout the community to introduce myself and to get to know as many local businesses as possible. I look forward to meeting a lot of you in that capacity and learning more about how the Chamber can benefit your different businesses.   I look forward to meeting you all – whether it be for a private meeting, at one of our many Chamber sponsored events or seminars, or out on the road!  I’m very excited to work with and for you, to continue the great work in Alameda.
As we look forward to 2019 and another exciting year of supporting our member’s success and strengthening the GREAT ALAMEDA  economy, the Alameda Chamber Board of Directors and Team thank you for your partnership and wish you and yours a happy and a prosperous New Year! 

Madlen Saddik
Executive Director
Alameda Chamber Of Commerce