2018 Board of Directors

Karen Mann is President of Mann & Associates, Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants and has been serving the community since 1983. Her company provides an array of services, including expert witness and partial interest valuations in addition to typical appraisal services.

She has developed her firm to remain on the leading edge of technology with the capabilities for online orders, the use of electronic file cabinets for both residential and commercial reports and continue to be involved in our leading professional organization.

karen mann

Karen Mann
Board President

Amanda Dove

Amanda Dove
Board Vice-President

Amanda Dove is the publisher and managing editor of the Delta Sun Times newspaper. A Discovery Bay resident for twenty years, she is a married mother of two teenage boys, founder, and director of the Discovery Bay Parade of Lights, T-Ball All-Stars league, Odyssey of the Mind, and is an organizer of many community events.

Stephanie and her husband moved to Discovery Bay in 1993 and have raised their 4 children in the community.

Through the years she has served on committees in the community such as Coordinator for Delta Valley Health Club Color Run, Treasurer for Liberty Grad Night, Co-Coordinator for Farmers Market, and for the past 3 years as the Event Coordinator for Delta Valley Health Club and Coordinator of the Bay Area American Heart Association Go Red for Women Fashion Show.

 Stephanie is the CFO of Allen Steel Company which her and her husband have owned and operated for over 28 years.

She enjoys helping people, living in Discovery Bay, Health/Wellness & exercise, meeting people, making lifelong friends and being involved in the community.

Stephanie Beadle

Stephanie Beadle
Treasurer

Michelle Paxton

Michelle Paxton
Director

Michelle is a Mortgage Planner/Loan Officer with over 17 years of experience in accounting, finance, lending and credit.  She is well versed in financial statements and tax returns; setting goals and implementing plans to achieve those goals.

Having a multitude of experience in Finance, Michelle brings extensive knowledge to her field.  Additionally, one of Michelle’s strengths is the ability to think on her feet, enabling her to possess good judgment, adapting and getting the task on hand completed!

Whether it’s reviewing, analyzing AND mortgage planning, or day to day general finance/ lending, Michelle always keeps in mind the importance of providing professionalism, organization and detail, which adds value to her client’s bottom line!

My husband Bob and I moved to Discovery Bay in September of 2011 from San Ramon. We spent many weekends in Discovery Bay boating on our Carver Mariner, “Tumbling Dice”.

It had been a lifelong dream to be on the water. Moving to Discovery Bay has far surpassed our expectations. We have amazing neighbors and, both being small town mid-west transplants, love the community.

I have a BA in Psychology from Cal State University-Chico and retired in November of 2013 as Vice President of Operations for The National Food Lab in Livermore. There I directed the support functions including Human Resources, IT, Purchasing, Facility Management and Quality Assurance.

The DBCOC has been a great way to meet and support the business people of our community.

We are also active members of Discovery Bay Yacht Club where I was Membership Director in 2015. I also belong to the Discovery Bay Republican Women’s group, an organization near and dear to my heart. Having the opportunity to meet neighbors, being a chamber member, being involved with the community and go boating is all part of the dream. Life is good.

Carolyn Graham
Past-President 2017

About Us

The Discovery Bay Chamber of Chamber of Commerce is a California non-profit corporation and was incorporated in 1996.

  • The Chamber is a business association representing hundreds of local businesses.
  • The Chamber is governed by a seven-person volunteer board of directors.
  • The Chamber’s mission is to foster economic vitality and improve the quality of life in Discovery Bay and the Greater Delta Region.
  • Through its programs, the Chamber generates millions of dollars in annual local business referrals.
  • The Chamber website generates hundreds of hits per day.

Our Mission

  • Fostering economic vitality and improving the quality of life in Discovery Bay and the Greater Delta Region!

Our Strategy

  • Provide member services and referrals that exceed member expectations
  • Empower and unify small business
  • Develop business-to-business referrals
  • Maintain exceptional access to elected officials and government agencies
  • Facilitate collaborative efforts to solve community problems
  • Serve as the “first source” for community information
  • Be recognized as the hub for community leadership and advocacy
  • Solutions not Problems
  • Support the non-profit sector to improve quality of life
  • Demonstrable Traits: moderately conservative, innovative, progressive, sophisticated, trust, history of success, social position, professional

Our Values

VOLUNTEER GOVERNANCE

The Chamber believes in volunteer governance of its organization and is committed to representing its members in a professional and assertive manner on all relevant community issues.

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Chamber is a financially responsible community organization dedicated to maximizing the use of its resources to achieve its goals and promote small businesses of its members.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

The Chamber pledges to work cooperatively with other business and community organizations to help meet the needs of the community through the support, creation, and maintenance of successful programs.

ECONOMIC PROGRESS

The Chamber pledges to work cooperatively with other business and community organizations to help meet the needs of the community through the support, creation, and maintenance of successful programs.