The Antioch Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its new Chief Executive Officer, local State Farm agent, Richard Pagano. Mr. Pagano replaces former CEO, and newly elected Mayor of Antioch, Dr. Sean Wright.
When asked about the Chamber’s leadership change, incoming chair-elect Donna McGee of Kaiser Permanente said:
“We’re looking forward to Richard’s leadership. As our immediate past-chair, he has proven himself a valuable asset both to the Chamber, and the community at large. Under the direction of the board, we expect that he will maintain the mission and vision the Chamber has been operating under for the past six years.”
The Mission of the Antioch Chamber of Commerce is to promote our community, advocate for businesses with government, grow our local businesses, and encourage regional economic development and job creation.
Incorporated in 1938, the Antioch Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in our community. As the Chamber works to accomplish these goals, it wears many hats: economic developer and planner, community promoter, business spokesperson, economic counselor and teacher, government relations specialist, human resources advisor, and public relations practitioner. As a member organization that represents almost 300 businesses who employ thousands of employees serving the East Contra Costa community, the Chamber is excited to continue advocating for those businesses and growing the economic climate under Richard Pagano’s leadership.