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Business organizations to host “Meet the Candidates” Reception

The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, Business Council and Hispanic Chamber of the Central Coast are collaborating to host a reception October 18 for the business community to engage candidates for local offices in the November mid-term elections.
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This article was contributed by the San Benito County Business Council.

An upcoming reception hosted by the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, San Benito County Business Council and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Central Coast will offer the business community an opportunity to engage candidates for local offices in the November mid-term elections.

The event will run 3:30 p.m to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 at La Catrina Mexican Grill, 449 San Benito Street in Downtown Hollister. Refreshments are sponsored by JRG Attorneys at Law.

The Chambers and Business Council do not endorse candidates, but encourage members and the business community at-large to be informed and engage individually on local issues and opportunities. They invite the local business community to join in a casual evening of networking with fellow business owners as we meet with candidates running for local, state and federal office.

The organizations also encourage all to attend the BenitoLink – Farm Bureau – Youth Alliance Elections Forum following the event at 6:30 p.m. in the San Benito High School Auditorium.

Please call (831) 272-4075 contact email the Hispanic Chamber at [email protected] with questions or to RSVP. RSVPs are also being collected on the event's Facebook page at



San Benito County Business Council

Established in 2002, the Business Council is a 501 C 6 non-profit organization comprised of more than 45 businesses, municipal, non-profit and community agencies, representing more than 2,500 employees in San Benito County and throughout the Monterey Bay region. The top 4 priority goals for 2021 identified by our member survey participants are as follows:

1. Retention, expansion, job creation and growth of existing businesses
2. EDC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Implementation - New business attraction
3. Measure G Implementation, roads, transportation, decaying infrastructure
4. Building relations with elected officials and staff