I’m not certain of the early operation methods of the Napa Chamber of Commerce, which was established in 1887. But I think it’s safe to say that without a foundation similar to the 20 NCC Hall of Fame business members I’m about to mention, this organization may not exist today.

If ever there were a member worthy of legendary status recognition, it would be Malloy Imrie and Vasconi Insurance, NCC member since 1907.

“MIV has five generations and 110 years of history with the Chamber,” said partner Kent Imrie.

“The board, committees, ambassadors and staff have always represented and advocated for local business with remarkable success. I’m always encouraging others to support the local Chamber with your membership and involvement.”

AAA, Bell Products, Dickinson Peatman and Fogarty, Family Drug, ISU Sander Jacobs Cassayre, Lehman and Lehman, Napa Jet Center, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Piner’s have been engaging, connecting and collaborating with the NCC for 61 years — all having joined in 1956.

The remaining members of the NCC Hall of Fame include Claffey and Rota Funeral Home, Coombs & Dunlap, G & J Seiberlich & Co., Napa Electric, Napa State Hospital, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Vallerga’s, Van Widen’s Garden Center and Zeller Hoff & Zeller, longtime pillars of the Napa business community and Chamber members since 1966.

In all, these local businesses have been a part of the NCC family for a combined 1,269 years. We are humbled and forever grateful for their unwavering support. Thank you.

NCC Member News:

Congratulations to new President’s Circle member Kaiser Permanente, who received the highest ranking for customer satisfaction of California health plans for the 10th consecutive year.

Congratulations to Goosecross Cellars, our randomly chosen winner of two tickets to see Bruno Mars at the SAP Center in San Jose on Thursday, July 20.

Next up on the incentive list for new and renewing members is Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on Saturday, July 29. We will be picking our winners on/around July 25 so please go to napachamber.com for more details and a chance to attend the show.

Upcoming NCC Events:

NCC Fly-A-Leader takes off from the Napa Jet Center on Tuesday, July 11.

Any member interested in inquiring about an opportunity to join us for lunch and bird’s-eye view of the beauty of Napa Valley, please email lura@napachamber.com to inquire about getting on this very exclusive invitation list.

Please join us for Business After Hours at Culinary Institute of America at Copia on Thursday, July 20.

Our next bi-monthly date for Leads Over Lunch at Oenotri is Friday, Aug. 11 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The 2017 NCC Business Showcase and Reception will take place at Meritage Resort on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Be sure to check napachamber.com for a complete schedule of NCC events.

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Travis Stanley is the president and CEO of the Napa Chamber of Commerce. Call 226-7455 or visit NapaChamber.com.