About the South San Francisco Chamber
The South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit corporation solely supported by its membership, and activities that it sponsors. Members include business owners, managers and professionals. Members invest in the organization to support group efforts to make South San Francisco a better place to do business.
The Chamber is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors and holds monthly meetings to set policy and direction for the organization. A Chief Executive Officer oversees office operation which includes full-time and part-time staff. The Chamber makes referrals, acts as a resource for community information, provides informational pamphlets and brochures about starting a business, and has marketing material available to help the sales professionals.
Liza Normandy, Chief Executive Officer
A dreamer, a thinker and a leader who leads by example. Liza has served over 25+ years in the hospitality industry in various positions and finished the last six years as the Director of Sales of Green Hills Country Club. She was held responsible for executing sales strategies in order to maximize profitability while maintaining member satisfaction. Liza possess a strong event planning background has acquired an appreciation and knowledge of food & beverage and menu development. A proven leader with a hands-on style to motivate and mentor others. She has a track record that excels at establishing and expanding a customer base through creative use of marketing tools and media.
Linda Parenti, Executive Assistant/Special Projects
Linda is a long time resident of SSF, and has worked in various industries including, health care, hospitality, and manufacturing. Her last nine years of full time employment was at Gimbal’s Candy in SSF where she served as Director of Human Resources, and during that time, was a member of the Chamber’s Board of Director’s. Linda retired from her full time employment at Gimbal’s in 2013, and for the last 3 years has been assisting the Chamber CEO on various projects and events that help to promote the South San Francisco business community.
Linda and her husband Dave, reside in South San Francisco. Together they have two daughters, Julie and Lori, and a grandson, Lucca.
Arlene Dozier, Administrative Assistant
Arlene is responsible for our accounts receivables, updates to membership information, website administration and also assists with our Freight Forwarding program. Arlene is also a 20+ year resident of South San Francisco along with husband and family.
During her free time she volunteers with free Bible education and studies.
A monthly newsletter, Business In Brief, keeps you informed about business news, community development, and Chamber activities. Once you join, your name, company, address, and phone number are listed in the “New Members” section of the newsletter. Renewing members are listed once a year with their name and the year they joined. We’ll also list you on the Chamber website and in the Chamber Business Directory.
There are numerous chances to network with government officials, other Chamber members, and the business community at monthly mixers and at Chamber functions.
Involve yourself in one of the Chamber committees: Ambassadors, Education, Economic Development/Transportation, and Legislative.