Martinez Business Beat, Feb. 13, 2019

Cars, Kids & Coffee’ Sunday At The Cobra Experience

The monthly “Cars, Kids and Coffee” at the Cobra Experience, 777 Arnold Drive, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Cars of any type are welcome at this get-together.

The event takes place every third Sunday of the month. Those interested may call 925-558-5585, or visit the website

The museum itself opens at 10 a.m. that day. Admission to the museum, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., ranges from $6 to $10 depending on age.

Chamber Observing Presidents’ Day, Slates Next Mixer

The Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

The next Business Mixer will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at The GALA, 723 Alhambra Ave. Those attending are being asked to bring a drawing prize and business cards.

The Chamber Board of Directors will meet at noon Feb. 27 at the Martinez Unified School District Building, 921 Susana St.

Hidden Workforce Forum To Encourage Diversity

The Hidden Workforce Forum will take place at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at Loma Vista Adult Center, 1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord.

Admission is free and breakfast is provided.

The forum will address inclusion, how it builds innovation and how a workforce can be diversified through the hiring of those with intellectual and physical disabilities.

It will include panel discussions, training, networking and a group of speakers. Resources also will be provided.

Registration is being handled by Eventbrite at

Reservations Available For Chamber State Of The City Mayor Breakfast

Reservations are being accepted for the State of the City Mayor’s Breakfast, a Martinez Chamber of Commerce event, at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at Creekside Church 444 Fig Tree Lane..

Reservations may be made online at

Cost is $30 per person.

Mayor Rob Schroder will speak at the annual event, which lets attendees learn about the city’s direction and plans for the future.

Business News Welcome At The Martinez News-Gazette

The Martinez News-Gazette’s weekly Martinez Business Beat column is an opportunity for local businesses and companies to tell our readers about business-oriented news, such as moves, grand openings, awards, promotion of employees, staff changes and changes in goods and services.

Submissions will be edited for length and content. Please include who, what, when, where, why and how, preferably in the body of an email; and please provide contact information.

The deadline is 3 p.m. Friday for news items to appear in the following Wednesday edition. Please e-mail news releases and accompanying high-resolution photographs and logos to and put “Attn: Business Beat” in the subject line along with the name of your business.

The Martinez News-Gazette also appreciates area companies’ advertising patronage. For advertising services, please call 925-228-6400.

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