Out n’ about celebrating success; busy week of ribbon cuttings for the Folsom Chamber

By: John Testa
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The Folsom Chamber of Commerce hosted the five-year anniversary and ribbon cutting of one of their very own on Tuesday, August 8. The Pink Ice Cream Cart Co., owned by Chamber Ambassador Mary Beth Hacker, is one of Folsom’s favorite. Hacker was voted the ambassador of the month in June in recognition of all her efforts in giving back to the business community through the ambassador program. Hacker is also constantly giving back and supporting those where she can in many different ways through her business.

Hacker said if everything goes well, she will be adding a fourth cart to her existing fleet of three. Congratulations Hacker, and may you have many more successful years here in Folsom.

When you think of a ribbon cutting hosted by the Folsom Chamber you would think it would be happening here in Folsom. Right? This is not always the case, especially for Mercy Multiplied, which located in Lincoln and formally known as Mercy Ministries. Mercy is a short-term transitional house that provides for young women from teenage years to 28 years old. The program provides a complete environment for the young ladies to get themselves back on track and leading good healthy lives. Complete care is provided for them, and if they’re pregnant or with children, proper living and medical care is provided. 

Founder Nancy Alcorn’s motto is, “You can’t argue with a changed life.” The results of her program and support system are evident in the girls we met at the ribbon cutting. Their motive for joining the Folsom Chamber was a no-brainer. They are a community outreach program and hope to capture new supporters all over the area. Folsom was a stand out to Community Relations and Development Manager Kerr Naber. Naber knew Mercy needed a connection to Folsom and hopes that people will get involved. For more information, go to or call at 916-644-9624.

So you may think by now that I stay pretty busy with all these ribbon cuttings. And that there must be a lot of work involved – there is. Luckily, the team at the Chamber helps quite a lot and that makes my job easy. Add in Wine to the ribbon cutting of the week and it gets a whole bunch more fun. Welcome Wine at 815 on Sutter Street. Easy to find, just remember the name, and your there. Featuring the some of best wineries in our region – Rempfer Cellars, Fiddletown Cellars and Borjon – it's your one-stop-shop! Come in to taste, or stay awhile with a glass or a bottle of your favorite Zin, Barbera, Sangiovese, Cab and more!

John Testa is the immediate past chair of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and has been the current Ribbon Cutting Chair for the past seven years.