On Saturday, Sept, 15, the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce presented the Leisure World Community Expo, which was attended by approximately 2,000 people. This fantastic event took place in and around Clubhouse 4 in Leisure World and was made possible through the generous support of the Golden Rain Foundation. The Expo took place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and featured more than 50 booths that gave Leisure World residents the opportunity to make local connections.
Many of the vendors provided attendees with information about senior services, such as in-home care providers, wellness and healthcare. Several financial institutions were also on hand to explain their services. Quite a few non-profits and political campaigns also participated to spread the word about their causes. In addition to the vendor booths, attendees were entertained by a live performance from the Los Alamitos High School Jazz Band, displays by the Naval Weapons Station and nostalgic carnival games and treats.
Seal Beach Chamber Board Member and Co-Chair of the Chamber’s Leisure World Outreach Committee Shannon Switzer said, “We are proud to organize this event because it is important for the almost 9,800 Leisure World residents to be connected to local businesses and services available to them. Our goal is for the event to be informative and fun. I’m thrilled that so many Leisure World residents took the time to visit the Expo.”
The Expo was led by Chair Kevin Karkut of Right at Home in Los Alamitos and supported by the members of Chamber’s Leisure World Outreach Committee. All Expo vendors are members of the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce.
The Expo’s success wouldn’t be possible without the support of many volunteers. The Chamber partnered with the Los Alamitos High School Interact Club, organized by Pauline Grimshaw, to provide 15 student volunteers to support the event. Many Chamber board members also volunteered, including President Karen Kuns, Past-President Scott Levitt, Vice President Kori DeLeon, Secretary Rosie Ritchie and Treasurer Dr. Julie Brown.
The Chamber’s mission is to sustain, promote and grow business and to enhance the quality of life for our Seal Beach community. For more information, call 562-799-0179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m a 65 year old home owner here in Seal beach, been here since 2000. I was completely unaware of this wonderful missed opportunity.
Hearing about it after the fact was difficult.
Seems typical of the way our wonderful town is changing and not for the better.