Looking Forward to 2017

The chamber board is excited for 2017!  We have been working diligently on rebuilding the Oakley Chamber and getting more businesses involved.  This year we will be hosting a Chamber Mixer the second Wedensday of each month.  I am proud to say our mixer calendar is full and we are now booking mixers for next year.  Hosting a mixer is a great way to welcome others to your business and showcase what you do. It is a great way to network becasue its not just who you know, its who others know.

We also have some great events coming up such as our 3rd Annual Wine and Whiskey dinner at La Grande Event Center on April 29th, 2017.  Tickets go on sale February 1st to chamber members only, then on February 15th to the general public. There will be hors d’ oeuvers, wine and whiskey tasting, buffet dinner, cigar bar, dessert bar, and a live band and dancing.  There is a limited amount of seating so please get your tickets ASAP.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with all of our events this year, if interested please contact the chamber office at 925-625-1035.

We will be doing coffee and donuts with Mayor Higgins quarterly, however to fill in on the monthly Saturdays she is not there we will be having other speakers come in.  These will be at the Oakley Senior Center and we are looking for businesses that would like to sponsor the Coffee and Donuts, so if you have a home based business and would like to get your name out there this is a great opportunity. Please keep watch for this announcement as the first one will be in March. If interested in sponsoring coffee and donuts give the office a call 925-625-1035

We have some other exciting events coming up this year so watch your emails, our web page and our our Facebook page for announcements. If you are not on our email list and want to be. Ask us by emailing us at [email protected]

Also just to reminding you the Chamber does ground breaking and ribbon cutting ceremonies. If you are new to our community or just moved your location why not let everyone know. give us a call or drop us an email.



  1. Joyce Evans says:

    My husband and I recently attended The Wine and Whiskey Evening Soiree. Having lived in Oakley since 1987,we were very pleased that Oakley was finally hosting an event for adults in a beautiful surrounding. We have through the years attended events in Brentwood and Byron. Since we have attended a number of these and would love that The Oakley Chambers continue to have these, I have some thoughts that have bothered me and finally decided to share these with you. First of all, The La Grande Wedding and Event Center is a lovely place,a gem hidden on Carpenter Road. There wasn’t enough signage telling people where to find things. We didn’t see the cigar place until we walked around. The food was ok but nothing special for the cost of the tickets. The fact that we where limited to 3 “free”tastings” , when this was soiree was ridiculous This was especially relevant when we spoke with friends who are also vintners in the area and found out the amount of wine that needed to be donated in order to participate. Then you turn around and sell the donated wine for $20./bottle. Pure profit! More winerys would have been better. Don’t be so greedy. This was a fundraiser, I’m aware of that. But to require the number of cases of wine you wanted didn’t sit well with those of us who know the truth .Please reconsider your outragous requirement and get more winerys involved and then it can be called a wine event/soiree. Thank you!

  2. Is there a website set up or will there be for us to buy tickets online for this year’s event?

  3. Kim Sharon says:

    You can buy your tickets off of the Wine and Whiskey web site at http://www.oaklywinewhiskey.com

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