CSUEB alumnus and Martinez Chamber of Commerce CEO John Stevens '07 (Courtesy of Stahlberg Photography)
CSUEB MPA grad is new CEO of Martinez Chamber of Commerce
- February 6, 2013 5:00am
Cal State East Bay alumnus John Stevens, MPA, ('07), is the new chief executive officer of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce. In an article with Contra Costa Times Reporter Lisa P. White, Stevens said he believes the keys to a thriving downtown include strategic marketing, more housing and business diversity.
"I think that we have not done a good job of marketing Amtrak as a means of transportation for tourism to our city and the events that we do here," said Stevens. "If we market those up and down the (Amtrak) corridor, I think we can get more businesses in the city without generating more traffic and therefore generate more sales tax that could pay for a parking garage."
California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.