Presidents’ Emeritus Message – September 2020

Presidents’ Emeritis Message

We are  saddened by the loss of our President Lauren Hanley, who died suddenly on August 27, 2020.

Lauren joined the chamber as an employee of Nerd Crossing, and quickly became an integral member of the board, with special focus on our website and business promotions.  Lauren was elected to the office of President starting January of this year.

Former president and long time Chamber board member Jim Cowen summed up the board’s sentiments this way: “In 35 years as an El Sobrante Chamber Board member, I have seen many people come and go, and I have seen the Chamber lose some great members.  Lauren brought a refreshing new perspective to the Chamber Presidency. Her energy, commitment, ideas, and willingness to help others was a great benefit to the El Sobrante community. Her presence was an incredible blessing, making her passing an even larger loss. And, as much as it is a loss for us, it is surely surpassed by the loss to her family, and her boyfriend.”

Details on a virtual memorial later in September will be announced.

Please keep her parents, her partner, her family and her many friends and colleagues  in your prayers.

Scott Tuffnell, past President