Horned Toad Cookie $4

IMG_1080This delicious milk chocolate sugar cookie is a perfect gift for almost every occasion.

This unique one of a kind gift is perfect for family and friends!

Each cookie comes individually packaged in order to maintain it’s freshness! Get yours today at the Chamber Office, 265 W. Elm Ave. See you soon!



Chamber Corner 10/19

Amazing stuff in Coalinga

In the last week I enjoyed West Hills College Essential Elements Conference at Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant, filling up my cars at both Chevron/Ice Bucket and Fastrip, shopping at Save Mart and Big 5, hair and nails dome at Omni Salon, coffee with the President at WHCC, a Chamber luncheon hosted by WHCC where lunch was catered by WHCC Dining hall chef Jay Darnell. Those in attendance were members of WHCC Staff as well as Chamber members from Motel 6, Coalinga Regional Medical Center, WHC District Office, WHCC Bookstore Follet #1098, along with several community members. The luncheon featured WHCC President, Dr. Carole Goldsmith who gave a state of the union of WHCC.

Also attended the City Council meeting where our new Police Chief Michael Salvador was sworn in, along with two new peace officers. What a testament to our new Chief as he had a packed house with family, friends, peers, former bosses, co-workers, employees and more that came to support him as he accepts the job as Police Chief of Coalinga. Also of note that the City, community members and the Chamber will be working on a couple of new projects. The first being a Public safety tax initiative for the November 2016 ballot as well as a 4th of July Firework celebration, and Christmas Decorations on the Plaza once again.

WHAMOBASS arrives Friday, October 23 showcasing hot air balloons. The WHC Child Development Sunrise Breakfast is Saturday, October 24, 6 a.m., tickets are $5 each.

WHCC Farm of the Future hosts a pumpkin patch and corn maze, Saturday October 24 from 10a.m. -2p.m. then the WHCC Homecoming Football game at 1p.m. followed by the WHCC Hall of Fame Dinner catered by Jay Mahfood of Perko’s. The Annual Eagle’s Scholarship Crab Feed begins at 5:30 p.m. and City of Coalinga Shift S3ctor car racing at the Coalinga Municipal Airport takes place Saturday and Sunday. Coalinga is a great place to be!


Wednesday, November 11th at 11 a.m. the Coalinga Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Veteran’s Day Pageant and Ceremony at Frame Park. Our guest speaker is Mr. Hans Berger who fled Nazi Germany with his family in 1944, came to America and joined the U.S. Navy. Come celebrate our veterans.

Business of the Week

Coalinga Elks Lodge supporting Coalinga for many years. A wonderful service organization and if you would like more information please call 935-1316.

Coalinga Floral and Gifts locally owned and operated since 1960. Please call 935-3223 and say it with flowers.

Matt’s Quick Lube offers complete auto repair. Please call 934-1220 to schedule an appointment, Matt’s Quick Lube will check it out, give you a fair estimate and fix it.

R.C. Baker Museum with free admission and weekend hours please call, 935-1914 to see all the local history the RC Baker Museum offers.

Ridgeview Apartments are located at 400 W. Forest Ave, call 935-3936 for more information today. View photos of the apartment interiors at www.RidgeViewApts.INFO.

Chamber Corner 10/10

Coalinga is alive and well

Relay for Life reminds you that October is Breast cancer awareness month, time to schedule your mammogram at Coalinga Regional Medical Center and the Coalinga Fire Department and Spectrum Fire Services remind us that his month is Fire Prevention Month. Change your smoke detectors and CO2 devices batteries need changing.

Save the dates:

Thursday, October 15 is a Chamber Quarterly Luncheon hosted by West Hills College Coalinga in Building R beginning at noon. Cost is $10, and lunch will be prepared by Jay Darnell of the WHCC Dining Hall. All are welcome to join us and get to know our community.

WHCC will host their Homecoming Football game Saturday October 24 at 1p.m. followed by the Hall of Fame Dinner catered by Jay Mahfood of Perko’s.

WHAMOBASS arrives Friday, October 23 and will be flying all weekend. The WHCC Child Development Sunrise Breakfast is Saturday, October 24 beginning at 6 a.m. The City of Coalinga sponsored Shift S3ctor car racing at the Coalinga Municipal Airport is October 24 and 25. Tickets are available online or can be purchased at the gate.

The Eagles Annual Crab Feed Dinner is Saturday, October 24, with doors opening at 5:30p.m.  Tickets are $40, please call 280-2810 for more information.

Wednesday, November 11th at 11 a.m. the Coalinga Area Chamber of Commerce Veteran’s Day Pageant and Ceremony will be held at Frame Park. The community is invited and if you would like to participate in the pageant please contact the Chamber office at 935-2948.

Saturday, December 5th the Christmas Boutique will be at Coalinga High School Oscar’s Hub beginning at 9a.m. 6p.m. the Annual Lion’s Club Christmas Parade will take place down the Plaza. Please note the change of location as this year it is at Coalinga High School New “Oscars Hub”.


2015 Employment posters will be available in the Chamber Office after December 15, 2015 for $30.

Business of the Week

Granite Construction Coalinga plant offers asphalt concrete, aggregate, recycling and warm mix. Located at 38940 S. Highway 33 or call 935-1504 for possible tour of their Coalinga Facility.

Coalinga Community Foundation quietly contributes to our community on a regular basis, truly giving without expectation. Please drop off your items to 198 W. Forest.

Eagles F.O.E. 1872 supports academic scholarships, community events and so much more. First Friday of every month they host a Fish Fry at 6p.m. at 156 W. Durian with proceeds benefitting local non-profits.

Maciel Mortgage offers FHA/VA/Conventional loans with refinancing or reverse mortgages available. Please call 935-5700 for more information. Located at 277 Coalinga Plaza, stop by today!

Pleasant Valley Christian Center is here to help you in your relationship with Christ. Located at 160 E. Birch in Coalinga, please call 935-2944 for current schedule of all activities.

RB Wireless provides a wide variety of plans to choose from, so you can find the one that that’ll help you stay connected. Stop by today 149 W. Polk and check it out!


Chamber Corner 10/3


Coalinga Rock Hounds Open House = SUCCESS

Coalinga Rock Hounds open house and membership drive last week was successful. For those who attended enjoyed delicious treats, the incredible machinery and viewed beautiful stones collected from around the area. A good time was had by all and if you are interested in the Rock Hounds, and learn more about the rocks and gems surrounding Coalinga their next meeting is Monday, October 12 at 6p.m. in the portable on the comer of Baker and California streets.

CoalingaFest 2015 Rocked!

CoalingaFest 2015 was a terrific day thanks to many. Our thank you’s begin with Pleasant Valley State Prison for allowing us use of the mobile stage and Mr. Ron Ramsey for moving, setting up and taking down of that stage which allowed for great music entertainment throughout CoalingaFest.

A big thank you to West Hills College Coalinga Athletic Director Mark Arce and staff for organizing the successful beer garden. WHCC Softball Team’s popular Corn Hole Tournament and activities which energized Frame Park, were enjoyed by many!

Deep appreciation to imaginarium: Institute of Fine Arts, Pleasant Valley Christian Center’s Praise and Worship Team, Hard Times Band, King Harobed and Soul Fire Rizin (not only for their music but for providing the sound all day long). CoalingaFest rocked. Thank you to the vendors and car owners who made CoalingaFest 2015 fabulous.

Thank you WHCC Baseball Team and Coalinga High School Student Volunteers for helping with set up, clean up and everything in between. Much appreciation to all those who took time out of their day to come enjoy CoalingaFest!

Deep gratitude to the City of Coalinga for getting the Plaza in tip top shape and Mid Valley Disposal for supplying trash cans and porta potties. Thank you Save Mart and RN Markets for donating the pumpkins for the kid fall art project.  Again a big success!

A huge thank you Terry Johnson Trucking, Granite Construction, Coalinga Police Department and Explorer program and Coalinga Fire Department for supporting CoalingaFest 2015. The big trucks, rigs, equipment were awesome.

A tremendous shout out to the Coalinga High School Drama “Thoroughly Modern Millie” cast, Zumba instructor Toni Cerda, CHS Cheerleading Squads, Faith Christian Cheer Team, CHS Band/Choir and WHCC Community Ed/Coalinga Huron Recreation and Park Zumba teacher Martha Soto, as they added to the fun and excitement of the day. Also, a big thank you to Chamber board members Linda Lewin of WHCC Bookstore Follet #1098, Barbara Wiest of Maciel Mortgage, and office assistant Paola Torres without you, chaos would have reined!

It was an amazing afternoon and evening where Audet-Griffin Health and Wellness, Coalinga Fire Department, Coalinga Kiwanis Club, Coalinga Police Department, Coalinga Regional Medical Center, Coalinga’s Relay for Life, Coalinga Woman’s Club, CHS Class of 2016 Senior Parents, GTS Tax and Insurance, Ice Bucket Chevron, Mid State Realty, Mid Valley Disposal, Palm Memorial Coalinga Chapel, Taqueria El Repollito, WHCC Farm of the Future, WHCC HEP/CalWorks and WHCCC Workforce, who are all members of the Chamber, came and showed their support and wares. The Coalinga Area Chamber of Commerce cannot say thank you enough, as we know Coalinga is a great place to be!


Chamber Corner 9/25

WHCC Bookstore Ribbon Cutting

Blue Collar Ribbon Cutting

4 New members for the Coalinga Chamber
We welcome West Hills College Bookstore, S.H.A.R.E and now we are excited to bring Blue Collar work wear located at 135 E. Elm Avenue and will feature work boots, Wrangler jeans and jackets and custom T-shirts with 15% of the profits will go to the Make a Wish Foundation. How awesome. Join us Friday, September 25 at noon for a ribbon cutting. Also joining the chamber is eBookkeeping Solutions owned by Melanie Horn. She will help you with bookkeeping needs. Call Melanie 877.542.2763 and schedule an appointment today.

CoalingaFest 2015

The Coalinga Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 19th Annual CoalingaFest, Saturday, October 3. It will be on the Coalinga Plaza from noon until 10p.m. The day is packed with entertainment, food, big trucks and equipment, fun and more. Make plans to join us! Good things Coalinga and we hope to see you at Coalinga Fest 2015!

October is full of good things to do in Coalinga. Relay for Life Bunco is October 13 hosted by the Coalinga Woman’s Club. Friday, October 16 is Coalinga High School Homecoming. WHAMOBASS Hot Air Balloon weekend is coming up October 23 and 24th. WHCC Child Development Sunshine Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday October 24.

WHCC Homecoming and Hall of Fame Dinner is October 24 as well as the Eagles Scholarship Shrimp Dinner. Also that weekend City of Coalinga Shift S3ctor Car races will happen at the Coalinga Regional Airport. Tuesday, October 27th Coalinga Woman’s Club will host their scholarship bunco night. These are in addition to all the regular meetings, activities and more going on in Coalinga. All I have to say is please do not tell me there is nothing to do in Coalinga. Join the fun.

Businesses of the week:
Please remember to shop local first as it makes Coalinga a great place to be!

Aera Energy offers a strong local presence with jobs and support as Aera is a proud sponsor of the annual Horned Toad Derby celebration, Coalinga-Huron Library District’s Summer Reading Program, WHC Foundation President Scholarship Golf tournament and two college scholarships to graduating CHS seniors.

Butler Amusements provides the greatest array of rides, attractions, games and food concessions for the Horned Toad Derby. Butler Amusements is the cleanest show in the West.

California Water Service is locally owned and operated business, providing service for water treatment, equipment and supplies for the Central Valley. Located at 700 W. Elm Avenue, call 935-2300 for more information on how they can help with your water needs.

Fastrip located on the corner of third and Elm, and is open 24 hours. Offering self-serve gasoline and diesel, air pump, restroom, ice, propane tank exchange, groceries, snacks, hot and cold food and beverages.

Omni Salon is locally owned and operated and offers a full service salon with trained professionals. Please call 935-1888 for your appointment today and you will not be disappointed.

Chamber Corner 9/16

Good stuff Coalinga…CoalingaFest 2015
The Coalinga Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 19th Annual CoalingaFest, Saturday,
October 3. It will be on the Coalinga Plaza and run from noon until 10p.m. The day is packed with
entertainment, food, big trucks and equipment, fun and more.

Get a jump start on holiday shopping as vendors will be open from noon – 6p.m. while the music and entertainment runs noon until 10p.m. We have informational booths, crafts, homemade items, health products, art, quilts, blankets and more!

Delicious food featuring barbeque tri tip, sausage lingucia, tacos, burritos, corn, funnel cakes, shaved ice, fruit waters and more. There will be a variety of beers being offered in the beer garden and a corn hole tournament, softball games and lots of arts and crafts for kids all happening on the Plaza.

We will have big trucks and equipment form Granite Construction Company, PG&E, Mid Valley Disposal, Coalinga Police Department, Coalinga Fire Department, CAL Fire and of course Terry Johnson’s Toad Truck!

Our entertainment lineup begins at noon with imaginarium: Institute of Fine Arts showcasing music, dancing and more followed at 1:30p.m. with performances by Toni Cerda Zumba and Faith Christian Academy Cheer team. Then Pleasant Valley Worship Team takes the stage at 2p.m followed by Coalinga High School Drama and Cheer at 3:30p.m.

At 4p.m. we have rock n roll band, Hard Times followed by Matha Soto Zumba at 5:30 p.m. followed by local favorite, King Harobed at 6 p.m. Then the CHS Choir and Band’s extravaganza begins at 7:30p.m. and wrapping up CoalingaFest 2015, is Soul Fire Rizin as they rock the plaza from 8p.m. – 10pm.

(Entertainment lineup is subject to change)

Good things Coalinga and we hope to see you at Coalinga Fest 2015!

Businesses of the week:
Please remember o shop local first as it makes Coalinga a great place to be!

Billingsley Tire is located at 301 East Forest Ave. They deliver expert tire sales and professional service for passenger, farm and truck vehicles. Give Pat a call (935-1635) today and get your vehicle rolling smoothly!

Delano’s Code demonstrates how to develop virtue within and attain true happiness. Available in both book and poster form, for more information call 935-1192.

Dr. Jeffery White, O.D. Have an eye issue or problem call 935-9133 for an appointment today. Dr. White’s office is located at 352 Coalinga Plaza. You will not be disappointed.

My Girl Friend’s House is locally owned and operated, as the holidays approach, and you need wrappings, ribbons, tissues or bags, give Stephanie a call at 935-1810. Your gifts will be beautiful!