San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Logan Jenkins spent got a free lunch last week at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce with CEO Ted Owen and he was obviously impressed.
As you’d expect, Carlsbad’s chamber is the second-largest in the county and 10th largest in the state. It doesn’t need taxpayer funds to operate. Its stylish headquarters in a business park near the airport convey affluence. A dozen employees stoke the engine of local commerce with close to 300 events a year and glossy in-house publications that make money. . . Not exactly the sort of business where you’d expect to find the pinstriped CEO slipping into an apron to cook meals for employees and guests.
But that’s our Ted, right? Click the link for the rest.
[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]