Governed by a 19-member Board of Directors, the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce holds monthly meetings to set policy and direction for the organization. A Chief Executive Officer oversees office operation, including full- 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 offers marketing material to assist sales professionals.
The mission of the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is to promote and support the economic wellbeing of its members and provide maximum business networking opportunities..
Karin’s career spans several decades and is characterized by a wide range of corporate and nonprofit association leadership success. She has previously served as the CEO of the Russian River Chamber and Visitor Centers, Turlock Chamber of Commerce and as a business recruitment/retention consultant to the Vallejo Chamber.
Her work has been cited for excellence by both national and international associations and she has been a regularly featured speaker at seminars and conferences including Business Retention Expansion International, the International Downtown Association, League of California Cities, International Association of Fairs and Expositions, and the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
Karin considers her role with the South San Francisco Chamber to be a “career best” providing her with the opportunity to not only live closer to friends and family on the Peninsula but to spearhead many new initiatives the Board will prioritize as well as developing new membership focused programs, promotions and events.
As a longtime resident of South San Francisco, Linda has worked in various industries like health care, hospitality, and manufacturing. Her last nine years of full-time employment was at Gimbal’s Candy, where she served as Director of Human Resources. During that time, she was a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Linda retired from full-time employment at Gimbal’s in 2013, and since that time, has been assisting the Chamber CEO on various projects and events promoting South San Francisco’s 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 is responsible for accounts receivables, updates to membership information, and website administration, and she also assists with the Freight Forwarding program. Arlene and her family have lived in South San Francisco for more than 20 years. In her free time, she volunteers with free Bible education and studies.