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Chamber Checkpoint: Roseville all over ‘Top 40’

By: Wendy Gerig
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Congratulations to Roseville Chamber members who were recently recognized as the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Sacramento Business Journal. For the second year in a row our members made an impressive showing with eight of the 40 being Roseville Chamber members. Congratulations to each of them and their employers! Roseville 2011 Roseville 2011 was held last week and was a huge success! Thank you to the many volunteers who spent months planning and coordinating this event to celebrate doing business in Roseville and the South Placer region. The positive “buzz” in the facility was contagious and our more than 50 sponsors were kept busy all afternoon with the constant foot traffic. We heard once again from Dr. Robert Fountain that Roseville is poised to lead the region out of our current economic downturn … let’s do it! Keynote speaker Gary Allen told the Roseville 2011 crowd, “No matter what the weather is like, no matter what the business climate looks like, there are successful businesses being created.” Along that line we were reminded of the new businesses in Roseville: Sprouts Farmers Market, Yard House, SunFlower, CareInnovations, Roseville Brewing and US Cryotherapy to mention a few. In talking with one of the local exhibitors, Eric Beard, owner of Express Employment Professionals of Roseville, he shared with me that their local office was the leader nationwide in gross margin for the week ending May 8 … way to go Eric and Jenny Beard! He further stated that their franchise has grown by 31 percent year to date in sales over 2010 and is ranked 106th out of over 550 locations throughout North America. In addition, the Roseville office was awarded the Circle of Excellence designation in February of 2011. Want to get away? The Chamber is recruiting travelers for our April 9-17, 2012 trip to China. The cost for the round trip International and all domestic flight air fare, accommodations in 4- to 5-star hotel stays; three meals each day; a Chinese Government official banquet and deluxe bus tours with English-speaking tour guides is $1,999 per person based on double occupancy. Call (916) 783-8136 for more information. Wendy Gerig is the CEO of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce.