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Templeton Chamber of Commerce Installation

The Templeton Chamber of Commerce introduced the newly installed 2014-2015 board of directors on July 15, 2014, which included Carmel & Naccasha’s managing partner, Michael McMahon. Sarah Maggelet, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, described the dinner gala in the article featured below:

Templeton Chamber Announces New Board of Directors, Community Awards

Templeton, CA. (July 15, 2014) -The Templeton Chamber of Commerce formally installed the 2014-2015 Board of Directors at their annual installation dinner gala on Saturday night, held at The Groves on 41 in Templeton. Over 120 guests enjoyed a four-course meal, silent and live auction and dancing under the stars to the Julie & the BadDogs band. Community awards for Ambassador, Citizens and Business of the Year were also awarded.

Officers of the Board of Directors include President Kristen Handley, manager of Continental Labor and Staffing, Vice President Mike Lane, Chief Operating Officer of Twin Cities Community Hospital; Secretary Shirley Sigmund, Speech Pathologist at ASH; and Treasurer Melissa Kasarjian, owner of Kasarjian & Assoc. CPA’s. Continuing directors include Scott Brennan, owner of Access Publishing and Olan Kaigel, Realtor at Century 21 Hometown Realty. New directors include Jeff Briltz, General Manager at Templeton Community Services District; Stephanie Kemp, financial adviser at Garcia Wealth Management; Dee Canepa, Store Manager at Umpqua Bank; Tina Martin, owner of Martins on Main restaurant; and Mike McMahon, attorney and managing partner at Camel & Naccasha.

Business of the Year was awarded to McPhee’s Grill, recognizing their 20 years on Main Street and service to the community, including Rotary, Kiwanis, Boys & Girls Clubs, Women’s Shelter, Templeton Community Library Association, THS football team, Templeton Education Foundation, PTO, active military and many more. Max McPhee accepted the award, noting how lucky his family feels to be in a position to serve the community and a special thank you to their excellent staff was expressed. McPhee’s was prominently featured in the L.A. Times Travel section in March of this year, introducing Templeton to hundreds of thousands of readers, and has been written up in Sunset and Westways Magazines as well.

Citizens of the Year were awarded to a couple, Rob Rosales and Carry VanBeurden. Rob and Carrie have both served as President of the chamber and donated hundreds of hours to chamber activities and events over the past 10 years. Rob, a real estate broker, has served on the Templeton Area Advisory Group and currently serves as the volunteer Government Liaison for the chamber, a paid position his sister holds at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. Carrie founded the Templeton Women in Business group, has also been active in FFA and Grad Night at THS and many other charitable events, while managing her family insurance business, VanBeurden Insurance Services, Inc. Ambassador of the Year was awarded to Kristen Handley, who has assumed the presidency for 2014-2015, and has served simultaneously on the Board of Directors & Ambassadors committee, serving as the committee head for the Installation Dinner planning committee.

The Templeton Chamber of Commerce is an alliance of over 270 North County businesses and citizens that has advocated for the economic vitality of, and the quality of life in, the community of Templeton since 1902. For more information on the Templeton Chamber of Commerce, including membership information, please visit the website at or call (805) 434-1789.