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Business Education

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Committee believes that education is the cornerstone of our region’s economic health and is key to the well-being of all our member businesses and residents. The Mission of the Business Education Committee is to bring school districts, colleges and member businesses together in order to:

  • Share information and ideas in order to avoid duplication of effort, and to foster an environment of collaboration.
  • Make the resources of our business community available to our educators.
  • Sponsor and conduct annual education-related events.

Committee Chairs:

Steve Devan
Chair, Business Education Committee
CEO, Grossmont Schools FCU
Director, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
Director and Past President, Grossmont College Foundation
Vice-President, Cajon Valley Education Foundation
Leadership East County Class of 2011


Scott Tuchman
Vice-Chair, Internet Marketing - Business Education Committee
Director, Alpine Community Planning Group
Director, Alpine Business Networking Association
President, Alpine Web and Video
Leadership East County Class of 2010

Elana Levens-Craig
Vice-Chair for Entrepreneurial Activities
Owner, Packaging Solutions
President, Santana High School PTA
Leadership East County Class of 2010
Somer Hall
Vice-Chair for Ethics in Business
Center Director, Sylvan La Mesa

Buck Matoushek
Acting Vice-Chair for SADD Sponsorship

Owner, La Mesa  Driving School

Guy Gonzales
Vice-Chair for the Speakers and Volunteers Bureau (VCSVB)
Financial Advisor

Mohammed Alyasini
Student Liaison (SL)

 Recurring events:

Ethics in Business (GUHSD)
Career Awareness Day (CVUSD)

Annual Business Education Committee Award:

The C. Allen Paul Award is given annually to the one person in our region who has done more, during the past year, to bring the education and business communities closer together. The award’s namesake, Dr. C. Allen Paul, was one of the founders of Grossmont College, and was the first Dean of its Business School.


Meetings are on the third Friday of each month (Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, .Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 15 and May 20), except June, July and August. We are dark on those months due to the school calendar. Meetings begin at 8am and are usually at the Chamber office at 201 S. Magnolia Ave. in El Cajon.

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