- Business Advocacy
On March 31, State Sen. Susan Rubio of the 22nd California Senatorial District presented her 2021 Woman of the Year Awards to coincide with Women’s History Month. This year, Sharon Gibbs, executive director of the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce, was honored for her tireless efforts to support local businesses and the economy during COVID. She was selected by Sen. Rubio as the Senate District 22’s 2021 Outstanding Female Professional.
“I want to congratulate Sharon Gibbs as this year’s Outstanding Female Professional for Senate District 22,” Sen. Rubio said. “She has been the executive director of the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce for eight years. Her dedication, hard work, and many accomplishments in her time at the chamber has brought numerous success stories to local businesses. She has been a huge supporter for the City of Alhambra, including at Rose Parades, city events, and ribbon cuttings for new businesses. Mrs. Gibb’s Back to Work Alhambra speaker series has provided support to the many residents and business owners in need throughout the pandemic. She has always been there to help and mentor others, particularly young women.
“I want to personally thank you for all the exceptional work you do in our community. I know the past year has presented challenging circumstances to overcome for us all, so I am looking forward to meeting with you for a joyous occasion. On behalf of the California State Senate and the 22nd Senate District, thank you for your continued contributions to the community.”
The small businesses Mrs. Gibbs supports are vitally important in serving the community with options in food, housing, fitness, insurance services, medical care, legal services, social interaction, and much more.
The Alhambra Chamber of Commerce advocates and represents business interests and issues affecting the community. It provides an environment to help members prosper and succeed through a working partnership with all levels of government and community organizations to achieve a prosperous local economy and quality of life.