‘Gateway to Adventure’
— Charlene Pulsonetti
Driving into Ramona, you can’t miss the majestic mountains surrounding the Valley of the Sun. Combine this with beautiful rolling hills, abundant wildlife and star-speckled nights, and it is easy to see why the Ramona Chamber of Commerce calls this town the “Gateway to Adventure.”
The Chamber’s new location at 1306 Main St., Ste. 103, is a source of information for those looking to start their next adventure — whether that means launching a new business, making the move to town or just visiting for the day.
“The Chamber acts as a central hub providing information to the public and representing local business at the state government level,” says Joe Stupar, the Chamber’s executive director. “All the Chamber’s efforts — from organizing events, providing important resources and training seminars, to promoting tourism and business — help unite our community as a whole.”
The Chamber strives to build a strong business community by hosting regular mixers, coffee meet-ups, workshops and ribbon cuttings that raise awareness of the fantastic services Ramona has to offer. For locals, finding a great business within minutes of their doorstep makes all the difference, especially when they want to avoid
having to drive down the hill.
Annual events, such as the Christmas Tree Lighting, Taste of Ramona, Open Studios Tour and more, bring the community together while helping fund the Chamber’s scholarship and grant programs that students and nonprofits rely on to succeed.
As advocates for the people and businesses that call Ramona home, the Chamber is staffed year-round by a team of dedicated employees, with oversight by a board of directors who are equally committed to making this a great place to work, stay and play.
The Chamber of Commerce Office and Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
The visitor center features a wealth of information on local activities, events and businesses to help make your trip to Ramona one to remember.
Located within an hour’s drive of the desert, the mountains and the ocean, Ramona is also an ideal place to set up base camp when exploring all San Diego County has to offer. After a day of exploring, what better way to relax than by returning to the countryside.
With trails, wineries and serene spaces around every corner — and a Chamber eager to help you discover them — Ramona is your “Gateway to Adventure,” no matter how you define it.