On May 31, 2018, the USS Emory S. Land will be arriving in Vallejo, for approximately 100 days, to undergo repairs at the Mare Island Dry Dock. On board will be approximately 400 sailors.
The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce has been asked to participate in welcoming the USS Emory S. Land to Vallejo. They are excited for the military’s return, for the chance to re-connect with our roots as a community, and to help the community benefit from the economic stimulus this ship’s presence will inject in our local economy!
The Chamber has been asked to help with the following:
- Food and refreshments for a mixer-type event at Mare Island Museum following the sailors’ departure from the boat (approximately 5:00 to 7:00p)
- Photography/event capture
- Volunteers to help with parking, crowd control, service at the mixer-type event
- Coupons/discounts for sailors
Chamber member businesses are encouraged to offer a discount to our visiting sailors. This can be a coupon (they will need about 400 copies) or a standing offer for which showing military ID is the only requirement. A list will be made of Chamber members offering discounts and will be included with a welcome gift bag being put together by Visit Vallejo. (If you’d like to include a “Welcome to Vallejo” item in the gift bag please contact James Cooper, Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, know ASAP. 707 644-5551 or email him at . If you decide to offer a discount please let the Chamber know what type (% off, BOGO, etc.), along with your current business address and phone number. Chamber members can have their logo included as well. Please send us a .jpg version of your logo. If you’d like to include a “Welcome to Vallejo” item in the gift bag please let me know ASAP. We need those items in hand (400 units) no later than the end of next week, Friday, May 25.)