AmCan Business Journal

Champions and Conveners, the Catalyst for Growth

July 2022

Issue 3


Chamber News

Convening Business & Community - Meet Me in the Street is back!

Back by popular demand, the Chamber is excited to announce a successful June launch of Meet Me in the Street. The next events are July 13, and August 10 and are open to the public attend.  Meet Me in the Street is an amazing opportunity for businesses to get in front of American Canyon locals for a fun evening on W. American Canyon Blvd. with a Food Truck Ralley, Live Music, Vendor Booths, Corn Hole Tournament, and so much more. Opportunities to participate as both a sponsor and a vendor are available! Reach out to Valerie to learn more about participating in this year's events.

Chamber CEO Presents at Annual State of the City Presentation

Valerie Zizak-Morais, American Canyon Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, announced the return of their popular “Meet Me in the Street” event series beginning in June through August. She also announced an exciting collaborative 30th anniversary year community celebration, “Fall in Love with Am Can,” coming this fall. Watch presentation

Chambers are Essential - AmCan staff joins 300 Chamber Execs at Conference

Each year during the first week in February, the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) holds its three-day annual conference. The conference offers quality programs and speakers designed to increase the skills and knowledge for chamber . Marketing & Communications Director, Elizabeth Hecock, graduated from W.A.C.E.'s Academy program at conference. Learn more about the W.A.C.E.'s Conference

Economic Business

Development Committee


Currently the EBD Committee is reaching out to all businesses in American canyon to conduct a survey to research and find trends on doing business in American Canyon. The survey is being conducted in person and will take about 15-30 minutes. Click here to set up your appointment today with President & CEO, Valerie Zizak-Morais.

Government Affairs



The GAC committee has started planning the Candidates Forum 2022. The Candidates Forum is an opportunity for running elected officials to answer questions submitted by local business leaders. Keep an eye out for the next meeting! 

Click here if you are interested in joining the committee.

News to note

Napa Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Launches July 11

Beginning July 11, small business owners in Napa County are invited to apply for a $2,500 COVID-19 relief grant. Napa County’s $173,400 funding from the state will allow approximately 56 business owners to be awarded microgrants. Napa’s application window will be open from 9 am July 11 to 5 pm Aug. 15. Applications will be available online in English, Spanish, and Tagalog at Applicants will not be live until July 11 but you are welcome to visit the page now to learn more about the grant program and eligibility.

Meet 9 notable business leaders of North Bay’s pride community

American Canyon Chamber is proud to boast THREE of the nine notable business leaders in this list from the North Bay Business Journal as members.  Congratulations to M.J. Salter at Redwood Credit Union,  Ian Hackett at Napa Valley Fume, and Remi Newman with Kaiser Permanente.  Read the full article here.

Chamber Events

Networking Opportunities

Chamber Coffee Logo _700 x 500 px_ _500 x 500 px_.png

Chamber Coffee Chat is a monthly networking opportunity to grow their network, increase visibility in the community, and a time to meet with chamber board members and staff.

Join us at the next Chamber Coffee Chat on Thursday, July 28 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Redwood Credit Union in American Canyon. Coffee and light breakfast bites available.

Register here


The ACE Group is a weekly networking subgroup that meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber office. ACE does require a membership application and fee to join the group. There are attendance requirements and only 1 representative per industry is permitted. Referrals and leads generated are tracked. This is an excellent way to grow your business!

To learn more about how to join, reach out to Valerie Zizak-Morais today.

Meet Me Logos 2022 _1_.png

Meet Me in the Street is back! Connect your business with residents in American Canyon and neighboring towns. This street-festival style event is on the second Wednesday in June, July, and August and offers opportunities for vendor booths, food trucks, nonprofit booths, live music, a car show, family activities and more! Sponsoring this event is a great way to showcase your business as a supporter of the chamber and broader community.

If you are interested in participating as a vendor? Click here to learn more. Food trucks click here.

Save the Date!

Meet Me in the Street - 7/13

Chamber Coffee Chat - 7/28

Meet Me in the Street - 8/10

Chamber Coffee Chat - 8/25

Chamber Coffee Chat - 9/22

Chamber Coffee Chat - 10/27

Impact Partner Headlines

OLE Health Beat - June Edition

Big milestones warrant big celebrations, so for OLE Health's 50th Anniversary, we held a four-day party to mark the occasion. Through the generosity of our community, which has supported us so strongly over the past five decades, we raised a record-breaking $1.7 million.

Read More

Nonprofit Roundup

100 Hours Outside

The American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation is working hard to bring Parks, Programs, and Play for everyone in our community. Take advantage of the longer days & warmer weather of summer by taking ACCPF's 100 Hours Outside Challenge!

Read More
Meet Me Logos 2022 _2_.png


Launching Member Bulletin

The Member News has been rebranded as the Member Bulletin - it is a monthly email blast that goes out to everyone in the Chamber's database of 1,400 contacts. It is a popular member's only benefit that helps to spread the word about what your business is offering.

What is the right kind of content to send?

  • Upcoming Events
  • Nonprofit Needs
  • Promotions & Special Offers
  • Job Postings
  • Updates from your business, i.e. new menu items, announcements, new locations, etc.


  • Email Elizabeth Hecock for more information about image sizes and formats for your business.
  • Deadline is the third Friday of each month.
Mezzetta Logo New c_24F58CC _2_.jpg
City of American Canyon - 2014 new logo.png
Visit Napa Valley Logo.jpg
nvv horiz. logo.jpg
recology horiz.png
Valley Wine Warehouse.PNG
Eagle Vines 2018.JPG
30086_logo_kaiser-permanente image
Shape-Coca-Cola-Logo image
Adobe Lumber logo.png
RH Hess Development.jpg
icc stravinski.png
Eye Care Center Napa Valley logo.png
Infinity Bottling.PNG
ALKAR Human Resource logo.jpg
Western Wine Logo.jpg
small-WANB-logo image
California Capital and Investment Group.gif
Wine Direct.png
FASTSIGNS logo.jpg
Del Sur Mortgage APMC logo wNMLS.png
Ted Stumpf Logo.jpeg
Facebook  Instagram  Email  Web