e at the Tulare Chamber of Commerce are excited to end the summer and head into fall with events on the horizon. It has been a long-awaited year and a half, and we are ready to be back together in person promoting, advocating and engaging with our members and the community. We welcome you to join us at our upcoming events!

On Friday, Aug. 27, our annual State of the City event will take place at the International Agri-Center. This event will feature presentations and updates from Tulare Mayor Dennis Mederos, 2nd District Supervisor Pete Vander Poel III, State Senator Shannon Grove and Assemblyman Devon Mathis. There will also be a question-and-answer session after the presentations. We invite you to join us for lunch while hearing from our elected officials.

It is with great excitement that we announce the return of our annual Crush Party with the College of the Sequoias (COS) Foundation. Like you, we were disappointed to have to skip 2020 and are ready to be back for one of our most anticipated events of the year. Crush Party provides the community with the opportunity to support COS and the Tulare Chamber of Commerce, while enjoying premium California wines as well as gourmet food selections from local restaurants. There will also be an opportunity drawing for a collection of 109 bottles of wine on display in a unique wine tree. Crush Party 2021 is on Friday, Oct. 1, at the COS Tulare College Center from 6-9 p.m. 

We continue to celebrate our businesses and were delighted to see the Tulare Historical Museum reopen its doors. The museum, located in the heart of Tulare and often referred to as “The crown jewel among small museums,” hosted a grand reopening ribbon-cutting ceremony. The newly refreshed establishment features an expanded gift shop, new exhibits in its Depot Gallery and an additional display room featuring a collection of never-before-seen items. Check out the museum’s Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up to date on current events and exhibits.

One of our newest members, Date Me Solutions Inc., is a cheerleader for singles, providing events for singles, single-life coaching, image consulting, dating profiles and professional photography. 

It has developed a strategic method of searching and dating that reduces the work and frustration associated with the dating process. The company’s strengths include helping people create and follow a course of action while looking for Mr./Mrs. Right. Date Me Solutions provides an understanding of single life, dating and the part that online sites can play in your quest. Its upscale August-September events will occur at The Manhattan, Fresno, and The Vintage Press, Visalia. The limited 40 attendees will be singles ages 36 and older. For details, email lynn@DateMe.Solutions, call (559) 981-9417 or visit DateMe.Solutions.

For more information about our upcoming events and celebrations or to inquire about the benefits of a membership with the Tulare Chamber of Commerce, contact us at (559) 686-1547. We look forward to being together and seeing you soon!