David Mendez

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Smeltzer exits Redondo Chamber of Commerce

Longtime Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce CEO Marna Smeltzer stepped down from her position on Friday, June 8. The announcement of her last day was made quietly, via email, on Friday afternoon.

Smeltzer had been with the Chamber of Commerce for 32 years, first as an employee and then as the chamber’s top administrator. She first confirmed her retirement following the 2018 State of the City address in February.

The Chamber’s new CEO has not yet been announced or installed, according to Chamber staff.

They will be introduced on June 15, at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Awards and Installation Dinner, at the Portofino Hotel.

Tickets for that event are still available, costing $80 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 310-376-6911, or at redondochamber.org.

Redondo readies for Independence Day with July 1 fireworks

Tickets are on sale for Redondo Beach’s Independence Day celebration at Seaside Lagoon.

The celebration is a family-friendly community event that provides a front-row seat for the fireworks.

Attendees will be able to take advantage of supervised swimming, arts & crafts, inflatable slides, party and patriotic music and a special menu from nearby Ruby’s Diner, though guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverages. Alcohol and on-site cooking prohibited.

Security & bag check. Parking is available at the Marina Parking Lot & Pier and Plaza Garages. Bike. Don’t forget the sunglasses and sunscreen.

Seating at the Seaside Lagoon is first come first served so arrive early with your beach blankets, chairs and small umbrellas. Tents and other structures are not permitted.

For tickets, visit seasidelagoonfireworks.eventbrite.com.

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