Sunday, April 6, 2008

2007 Campbell Citizen of the Year Dinner

2007 Coty Awards Dinner. Carl San Miguel was the recipiant of the Citizen of the Year and Blendz was voted as the business of the year. Frank Jewett was kind enough to perform the skit honoring Matt Phipps the owner of Blendz. I will post Carl's skit as soon as I can get it processed.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Annual Toy Program

This delightful fundraiser is sponsored by the Chamber, the City of Campbell, the County Fire Department and the Los Gatos Elks Lodge to buy toys for Christmas for underprivileged kids of Campbell, as well as, Eastfield Ming Quong, a family counseling service and home for emotionally disturbed children. It is held the first Thursday in December at the Campbell Community Center.

This program, with the support of the citizens and businesses of Campbell brings the joy and spirit of the holidays to children in Campbell's low-income areas and all of the children in the Eastfield Ming Quong Foundation. They are always looking for volunteers to help with the annual fundraiser or help wrap the toy prior to distribution.

For more information please contact the Campbell Chamber of Commerce at 408-378-6252.

Chef Gary Maffia donated his cooking talents for a dinner party of 8 in a live auction. Cary & Peggy Stover were the high bidders. View the below video

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Campbell Carol of Lights event

The Carol of Lights is an annual holiday tradition in Campbell, CA that takes place on the first of December. This festive and popular display of holiday spirit is made possible through volunteer labor and private donations.Through out the year fundraisers are arranged to help support the event.

To volunteer for the event or fundraisers, please contact Sally Howe, editor of The Campbell Express:Campbell Express 334 E. Campbell Ave.Campbell, CA 95008 408-375-9700.

Pictures from the first Bunco fundraiser in 2006. The event has moved to the Sonoma Chicken Coup. The last event hosted more that 80 participants!

Campbell Museum and Ainsley House Foundation

This organization hosts several fundraising events each year.
Education Volunteers - If you have a love of learning and enjoy sharing and teaching, you may want to become an education volunteer at the Campbell Historical Museum. Volunteers sought to help with the third-grade school programs both at the Firehouse location as well as interpreters for the school children visiting the Ainsley House. For information, contact Kerry Dickie at 408-866-2119 or email her.

Garden Volunteers: The Ainsley House Garden Volunteers, working with the City of Campbell Public Works Department, assist in creating a beautiful setting for weddings and events at the Ainsley House. Emphasis is placed on creating a historic garden from the 1920s and 1930s. Volunteers help in the planning, planting, and maintenance of the grounds. Garden Volunteers meet every Tuesday from 9:00 until noon at the Morgan Gallery. No experience is necessary. Any amount of time that you can give is welcome.

Docents/Tour guides: Docents lead school groups and the public through the historic Ainsley House facility. Docent training sessions are held in October. Attendance in the 4-week program is mandatory and a minimum time commitment of two 4-hour shifts each month is required.

Greeters: Greeters work at the admission desk of the Campbell Historical Museum and Ainsley House, greet visitors, sell tickets, answer questions about exhibits, and sell museum store merchandise.

Collections volunteers: The Campbell Historical Museum currently has over 8,000 objects in its collection. Special training is provided. Assist the Museum Curator and other collections volunteers with:
Cataloging the museum collection
Transcribing oral histories
Working on special projects including research, active collecting and

Administrative help: Administrative volunteers are always needed to maintain records and assist the Museum Director with day-to-day clerical needs.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Karen Brey on (408) 866-2758 or email her

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Campbell Chamber of Commerce Boogie on the Bayou

May 17th and 18th - Join us at the Boogie on the Bayou Festival for a fun filled day with your family and friends. Entertainment New Orleans style, Cajun food, arts and craft vendors, Kiddie Korner for the children, and much, much more.

Location: Downtown Campbell
Time: Saturday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Free Admission and Parking

The Chamber uses several community volunteers during this fun filled event. Help is needed in the beer and ticket booths. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer for this event please contact Dorene Shirley at

Campbell Chamber of Commerce - Celebrate Campbell

Celebrate Campbell - This year the Celebrate Campbell awards night will be on March 29th, 2008 7- 9 pm, Villa Ragusa, 35 S Second Street in Downtown Campbell.

Celebrate Campbell is a premiere event honoring our outstanding citizen and outstanding business of the year.

Our honorees last year for business of the year was Campbell Optometrics and for citizen of the year, Pat Hagmann.

Here are photo's of last years event...

A skit for the business of the year Campbell Optometric
Pat Laufman, Barbara Conant & Betty Deal

Carl San Miguel presents Pat Hagmann the citizen of the year award

The above video is from the event in 2007. Several of Pat Hagmann's friends attended to cheer her on. It was a fun and memorable event.
Usually 200 - 250 attend the celebration. It's not an event you would want to miss!

Blythe Kern will be the chairperson for the event this year.

To volunteer for this event, please email Blythe Kern at or visit her website at

Chamber website: