The Los Banos Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic and active organization comprised of people who do business in and around the City of Los Banos, California. We pride ourselves in working together and making our businesses and our city successful.
The Los Banos Chamber of Commerce is a very active community organization. While our primary focus is on the business community, we are also very deeply involved in the community of Los Banos.
We host numerous events in the community every year. We look forward to these events and the crowds they bring out and the family atmosphere they offer.
Some of the events the Chamber of Commerce hosts or take part in include:
Spring Street Faire
May Day Beer Booth
Dad's Night Out
Fall Street Faire
We also hold monthly mixers where anyone can come out and mingle with our members and Board of Directors.
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The Rotary Club of Los Banos has been a part of the community since it was established as Club 585 in 1940. It is a group of professional men and women whose motto is "Service Above Self." Through the Rotary Club of Los Banos’ various fundraising efforts they have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to different projects, charities and groups. Since its inception, Rotary has been very active in both community and international projects.
The Los Banos Rotary Club meets each Tuesday at noon. During COVID-19 the club is meeting via Zoom. Typically, the meetings are held at Round Table Pizza. At each meeting, a guest speaker talks about a current topic of interest. The Rotary Club’s web page is www.LBRotary.com and the Rotary’s Facebook page is www.facebook.com/LosBanosRotaryClub585.
The club has sponsored a program called, “Feed the Need”, run by Gene and Lori Lieb. It helps feed 25 students at one of the local elementary schools during the school year so that the kids will have food on the weekends, and it has just recently been restarted.
The club has sponsored many fundraising events over the years, including an annual Crab Feed and a semi-annual Omelet Breakfast. Proceeds for the breakfast have been used to support Sober Grad Night. Much of the money raised at the crab feed is being used to provide scholarships for local students.
The Rotary Club also sponsors Empty Bowls, an annual event in Los Banos to raise awareness to the fact that there are people right here in town who go to bed each night hungry. The Club also sponsors a speech contest for high school seniors and participates in the Los Banos Christmas parade.
Once the pandemic has ended, the club hopes to return to sponsoring in-person events.
The club encourages and warmly welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining this club, contact any Rotarian, including current President Toni Huarte at email@example.com.