Chairwoman’s Welcome


I am excited to take the mantle in 2015 as your Chairwoman of the Board of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce and welcome you to what is sure to be an interesting and successful year.

When I moved to Bakersfield 15 years ago as a part of the leadership team at Bright House Networks, it quickly became clear to me that the Chamber was a vital part of the business and community landscape here in Kern County. Bright House Networks understands as a local cable and telecommunications company employing more than 300 skilled employees, we know that our community is only as strong as the businesses that serve us. The work the Chamber does to foster a positive business climate is vital to its residents and, as a board member for six years, I am proud to say that the Chamber delivers on its promise.

That doesn’t happen by accident. This Chamber is fueled by an involved membership as well as a tireless staff.  The entire staff at the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing Chamber’s programs and services with the highest level of excellence.

The dedication of your GBCC Board of Directors is unmatched! Danny Ordiz, immediate past Chair of the Board and all the officers and board members who served in 2014 have helped to pave the way for another successful year.

This year is going to be an exciting year filled with change and challenge, and I am certain that new heights will be achieved by the end of it all. I am humbled and honored to serve this Chamber and its members and I invite you to join the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce if you’ve not yet done so. This is OUR year to do great things, together!


Danielle Wade
2015 Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman of the Board
Vice President and General Manager, Bright House Networks Bakersfield