Name: Charise Hale McHugh
Organization: Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau
Office address: 235 Main Street
Years on the job: 17
When it comes to civic duties, what's your mission: To create a strong local economy, help businesses by providing networking opportunities, promoting the community to locals and visitors, helping businesses cut the red tape with government, and helping the Coastside to ensure a sustainable future.
What do you love about your job on the Coast: That I get to help people all day long and learn about new businesses. I like working with people and solving their problems.
What's the most challenging part of your job: People thinking we are part of government and not understanding that there are things beyond out control.
Key services your organization does for the Coastside community: You can’t just list 2-3. The chamber has or is responsible for the items below.
• Rock the Block
• Night of Lights
• Community Business Directory
• Visitor Guide
• Coastside Street Map
• Relocation Packages
• Take positions on legislation affecting the Coast
• Facilitate CEAP/ Disaster preparedness program
• Maintain community events calendar online
• Farm Day
• Bringing tourists
• Supporting non-profits
• Supporting and promoting other Coastside events
• High School Scholarships
• Bringing STEM Robotics to the schools
• Lighting Main Street for the Holidays
• Brainstorm marketing ideas for businesses
When you're not working, what do you do to relax and enjoy life: Read books, watch movies, hike, play with my grandkids, decorate, garden, swim
How can people best contact you:
235 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650-726-8380 x 101
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