There has been plenty of good news and exciting business developments this spring, including these highlights.

Local CEOs Recognized

It’s always a pleasure to celebrate our business community. Hearing that two talented leaders made theSacramento Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO List confirmed what I already knew. Congratulations to Lisa Hausmann of Mercy Hospital and Derek Chase of OnSight Technology for well-deserved recognition.


Making History in Folsom

In case you missed it, Folsom History’s fundraiser is this Thursday, April 25. Making History: Eat. Create. Celebrate. will feature food from around the world, beermaking, artisans at work, live music, and more. It will be an enjoyable way to celebrate a local nonprofit’s goal of connecting our region with its creative roots.

Folsom Community Awards on May 7

Join Choose Folsom for the annual Community Awards Celebration on Thursday, May 7, 2024, at the Harris Center for the Arts from 4-7 pm. It will feature a Taste of Folsom, including samplings from our local restaurant partners. If you enjoy savoring delectable bites and fine wines as you mingle with vendors and catch up with the Folsom business community, you won’t want to miss it. Get tickets here.


Foothill Wine Fest Competition is Back

The 2024 Foothill Wine Fest competition is now open. Wines from any of the 10 AVA Sierra Foothill Appellations may enter. Wines will be judged on September 14-15, with results announced on September 20.Save the date for the Foothill Wine Fest on Saturday, November 2, 2024. It promises to be another delicious and memorable event with Sierra Foothill wineries.

Johnny Cash Trail Good News

Good news for fans of the Johnny Cash Trail. A funding opportunity could bring an additional $425,000 to be used for landscape architecture, engineering, and art on the trail.


Meet the Leaders on May 23

We at Choose Folsom prioritize ongoing access to Folsom’s city and civic leaders. Sharing information about our community’s business climate and topics that directly impact business owners ensures everyone can compete more effectively.Next month’s event will continue providing access, networking, and an opportunity to learn. Reserve your spot here.


Joe Gagliardi is the CEO of Choose Folsom and the Folsom Chamber of Commerce. Folsom Times is a 2024-2-25 Chairman’s Circle Partner with the Chamber of Commerce.

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