Meet the Ambassadors
Bayer & Associates
Pam Bayer opened Bayer & Associates in 1988 managing client books and funds. Her clientele is varied and she has become a major resource for numerous types of businesses. She expanded her bookkeeping business to include the preparation of income taxes and specializes in individuals, estates, sole proprietors, and LLCs. She is involved in the community in many ways that serve her passions in life. She is part of Contra Costa Tale Spinners which is a monthly story swap group, keeping the oral tradition alive. She also sings with Cantare con Vivo in an adult chorale group who performs four times a year locally. She loves being part of a tribe, thus her involvement with the Chamber of Commerce.
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Diane has been in Leadership as a Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics for over 20 years. As an established entrepreneur, she loves to connect with people in the community. Diane has lived in the Concord area for most of her life and has been involved with the Concord Chamber since 2001, serving on the board and now as an ambassador. Being an involved member has had a huge impact on her business and making connections in the community.
Mark Hall is the owner of NetSolutions. He designs and implements personalized technology solutions to fit the specific needs of the client to enhance their business value and long reaching success. As a Microsoft certified Small Business Specialist, he offers complete system design and support focusing on Microsoft technologies. Mark is also on the Board of Directors at the chamber.
Signature d-Sign, Inc.
Lynn comes from a background in fine art in Portland, OR. After moving to CA, she became interested in graphic design and web design. She has owned a graphic design business in Concord (Kgrafix) since 1993. In December of 2013, she and her husband Lee opened a sign company: Signature d'Sign. They design, sell and install dimensional signage, vehicle graphics, window graphics, booth signage for business and conventions. Lynn enjoys the creative process, not only in tangible art and internet design, but also in networking and forming relationships with everyone she meets. Please check out their website at signaturedsign.com.
Re/max Accord, Associate Broker
Julie has been a local Realtor since 1999 assisting buyers, sellers, investors and exchangers. She raised her two children in the East Bay and in the early days of her career, primarily helped other young families realize their dream of home ownership. Julie is a licensed Broker Associate and has helped hundreds of clients reach their Real Estate goals. She is a top producing agent in her office but still treats each client as if they are family. In her free time, she volunteers with the Chamber and other local organizations, travels, and spends time with family and friends.
Berkshire Hathaway - Estates by Wendy
Prior to her real estate career, Wendy earned recognized success in sales, marketing, and customer services in several related industries. With over 25 years’ experience in Residential and Commercial Development, Land Surveying, and International Relocation Services, Wendy is well-suited to serve her clients and chamber members. Her combination of personal commitment, professional service and abundant enthusiasm has contributed to her great success.
She believes in lifelong friendships. Her main goal is to provide clients & members with a level of service beyond their expectations. Her greatest reward and compliment in her business is the satisfaction expressed by her clients and the continued referral of their friends and family.
Wendy has lived in Concord for 45+ years and has been actively involved with the Concord Chamber since 2017, now serving as an Ambassador. Wendy has served on several boards & committees in her community and industry.
Liberty Gymnastics Training Center
Terri is one of the founding partners of Liberty Gymnastics in Concord which opened its doors in 2005. The gymnastics school started with 30 students and now has 1,000 and two locations. Growing the business gave her a passion for small business development and the community of Concord. She is now the Special Events Director and CCO where her job includes program development, community relations, marketing, compliance, and the liaison between the Chamber and Liberty just to name a few. She hopes to help other small businesses in Concord connect while working mutually with one another to create a strong city. If you ever need innovative ideas on how to bring awareness to your business, she is here to help.
World Financial Group
My name is Karin Pierce. I am a Financial Planner/Educator and a Medicare Specialist. I have an amazing family that includes 2 beautiful grandchildren. Outside of finance, I enjoy keeping active with hiking, spending time with my family and participating as a volunteer for local charities and nonprofit groups. I am an active member of the Concord Chamber of Commerce and an Ambassador for them.
Everyone’s economic and life situation is unique, and I keep that in mind when providing financial advice/education. I believe that personalized service is essential when matching clients with the right financial products and services.
As a Financial Planner/Educator, I am dedicated to learning about my client’s personal goals. Together we will use them to build a financial plan focused on their specific needs.
O’Sullivan & Associates
Thomas O’Sullivan, Certified Public Accountant, license #105388, is the owner of O’Sullivan & Associates in Concord, CA. O’Sullivan & Associates is a public accounting firm serving individuals, small business and non-profits with accounting and advisory services. Prior, he worked over 20 years in the legal industry as a senior financial manager for large regional, national and international law firms. In addition, he was a Controller for a wine logistics firm in Napa, CA.
Concord Clayton Pioneer
Tamara Steiner is the publisher and editor of the Pioneer community newspapers, serving Concord and Clayton. She is both an Ambassador and a board member. Prior to starting the Clayton Pioneer in 2003 she and her husband Robert owned and operated the Pacific Business Center in Pleasant Hill. Tamara has an undergraduate degree in political science and an MBA, both from Cal State Hayward (now CSUEB). She and Robert raised their six children in rural Clayton, where they still live among the landslides and wildfires.