Sunset Happy Hour Network

The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer its members an opportunity to join the Sunset Happy Hour Network, a business and social networking group that meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM at different locations in the Danville Area and Greater San Ramon Valley.

We value collaboration and camaraderie amongst our Chamber Members. This group meets to support one another, to generate qualified business leads and referrals, and to have fun, adding value to your Chamber Membership.

Don’t miss the chance to enhance your ability to connect, collaborate and develop your own professional network within in the community we live in and beyond. This program is offered at no charge to members.

Got a Networking Idea?

Contact Judy Lloyd, President & CEO, Danville Area Chamber of Commerce at or 925-837.4400.

Meet the Members of the Sunset Happy Hour Network

Kira Feick

Past Board Chair

Kira Feick is the Founder of Ignite HR Solutions, an outsourced human resources consulting company for small to medium companies. Ignite HR Solutions works with their clients to create inspiring company cultures while keeping them in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. We manage your full employee life-cycle, from recruiting and onboarding, training, payroll and benefits, discipline, performance management, day-to-day employee questions and support, and eventually offboarding. Kira holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designations.

Kira is an active volunteer in our community, and can often be found at PTA meetings or other school events, and on the weekends is usually on a soccer field and a baseball diamond!

Peter Niles

The Franchise Consulting Company

Peter Niles helps clients structure a business ownership strategy based on the uniqueness of their situation and what they find most compelling as to brand, culture and operating models in order to attain their goals.

Peter Larson

Lawn Doctor

Peter and David Larson are brothers who co-own The Lawn Doctor of Walnut Creek-Concord, a franchise that serves most of Contra Costa County and offers residential lawn care for fertilization, insect, fungus and weed control, aerations and grass seeding. They are committed to provide reliable communication, ensure your 100% complete satisfaction, and wonderful green grass, for your enjoyment.

Kim Falahati

Family Matters

Kim Falahati founded Family Matters in 2013, on the basis of offering affordable services that rejuvenate you so that you can become your best self and redirect your energy to what matters most: yourself and your family.

What Kim has gone through in her personal life, helps her personally understand being overwhelmed and the depression her clients and loved ones go through when they feel hopeless. She has experienced many deaths in her life, including the unexpected loss of her best friend of 25 years, she is her own caretaker to her senior parents, and her mother has been in and out of the hospital for the past 10 years for Monomania Tremors, Dystonia, her two brain surgery’s and for the pacemaker in her heart. It is these experiences that have helped shape Kim into the kind of caregiver to help her clients during their difficult times. By anticipating their needs and what they will be going through, Kim is able to offer hope, advice, and emotional support to help make them see the light at the end of the tunnel. What she is to her family, is what she is to all of her clients; Family Facilitator.

Tom Hart

Berkshire Hathaway

Tom Hart has been a Licensed CA Real Estate Broker since 1988 and is among the top 50% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nationwide. He has a long history of community service, serving as 2013 Chair of Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2022 President Contra Costa Area Realtors Scholarship Foundation, and 2022 President of the Real Estate Marketing Association.

Tom is a Certified Master Negotiator through the Harvard Program on Negotiating as well as a Nationally Acclaimed Speaker & Sales Trainer.

Matt Steinmetz

Envoy Mortgage

Matt Steinmetz helps people realize one of life’s major milestones, and builds relationships with professionals who work with homeowners. A mortgage lender with 20 years of experience, Matt helps people purchase and refinance homes, navigating the heavily regulated process and assembling loan packages that lenders want to approve. His business is, in large part, referralbased, which speaks to the reputation he has built among clients and industry partners. Matt learned the mortgage industry from the ground up, joining his father’s mortgage brokerage firm in Walnut Creek, CA, in 2002, and adding mortgage banking to his services when he joinedEnvoy Mortgage in 2007. Citing his father’s extensive industry knowledge, unwavering work ethic, and keen attention to customer service, Matt follows his father’s lead to this day, punctuating his own entrepreneurial spirit with a corporate culture model that puts a premium on listening to clients and team members, brainstorming ideas and solutions, and keeping lines of communication open at all times. Among Matt’s strengths are his knowledge of mortgage products and measured temperament, acknowledged by clients and lenders, allowing him to build close and trusted relationships with both universes. He knows that purchasing and refinancing can be confusing and emotional times, and focuses on the communication process as much as the mortgage process. His tenacity, on behalf of his clients, translates into a resourcefulness that is sought out among his team.

Valerie Howard

Val Howard Insurance Agency/Farmers

Val Howard operates a Famers Insurance Agency in downtown Danville. She and her team are committed to helping customers understand their coverage options so they can make informed decisions for their family and situation. Her office provides a wide range of insurance products including home, auto, umbrella, business and life insurance.

Val resides in Alamo with her husband Gene and has twins in college

Judy Lloyd

Danville Area Chamber of Commerce

I am honored to work with businesses in the Danville area to strengthen your business connections and help you grow. Navigating the ever-changing business climate during the pandemic is a challenge, but we are here for you! I look forward to creating value-added partnerships for our members and partners and giving you the resources you need to succeed.