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    Thursday, August 09, 2018
    SAN RAFAEL, CA - The San Rafael Business Improvement District is proud to present the Summer Sidewalk Sale Saturday, August 18th, on 4th Street Downtown and in The West End Village featuring discounts, giveaways, specials, live entertainment, a skate obstacle course, food tastings and music. Parking is free in the Downtown garages on A and C Streets and in the West End parking lot at 1550 Fourth ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 13, 2018
    On behalf of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, which represents 625 Marin County employers with over 26,000 employees, we welcome the opportunity to provide Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (GGBHTD) additional comments on the proposed concepts presented at the June 12th community meeting.   Option #1: Two Story Concept - We believe this concept to be the safest concept ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    The City of San Rafael is proud to announce the launch of its new online business permitting portal, OpenCounter, which includes two new tools centered around business development. The first tool, a Zoning Portal, will allow users to explore where different businesses are permitted throughout the City.  The second, a Business Portal, is designed to help users understand the specific licenses, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic , Press Release
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    BioMarin received standard approval from the FDA for Palynziq™ (pegvaliase-pqpz), an enzyme replacement therapy to reduce blood phenylalanine (Phe) concentrations in adults with phenylketonuria (PKU). Palynziq™ is the first approved enzyme replacement therapy to target the underlying cause of PKU. Palynziq™ is BioMarin’s second approved treatment for this rare condition, and the company’s seventh ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health system, announced an impact investing commitment today of up to $200 million through its Thriving Communities Fund to address housing stability and homelessness, among other community needs. The organization’s initial focus will be on preventing displacement or homelessness of lower- and middle-income households in rapidly changing ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber, Community
    Friday, May 04, 2018
    San Rafael, CA, April 26, 2018 – Kaiser Permanente hospitals in San Rafael and Santa Rosa received an “A” grade, the highest possible, for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group.   “These safety scores are a testament to the high-quality health care that Kaiser Permanente provides to our patients,” said Judy Coffey, RN, Sr. Vice President and Area Manager, Marin-Sonoma “We are proud to again ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce OPPOSES AB 3087 as amended April 17, 2018, as it interferes with an employer’s ability to negotiate for benefit designs and costs for their employees, interferes with Covered California’s ability to negotiate with insurers, reduces access to care, adds an additional layer of bureaucracy, and adds a new health care cost called “witness fees”. AB 3087 establishes ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Advocacy, Economic , Political, Chamber
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Transportation Authority of Marin Board of Commissioners 900 Fifth Avenue Suite 100 San Rafael, CA 94901 Re: Measure A Sales Tax Renewal Expenditure Plan  Dear Chair Moulton-Peters and Commissioners: On behalf of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, which represents 625 Marin County employers with over 26,000 employees, I write to express our support for placing the renewal of Measure A on ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Economic , Press Release, Advocacy
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Working Solutions’ unique combination of business loans and its free consulting program is helping entrepreneur Matt Lopez of Patrice and Associates/Impact Recruiting grow his business. Thanks to the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and Working Solutions partnership, Lopez was able to get a microloan from the nonprofit to help grow his business. “The partnership with the Chamber is a tremendous ...read more
    Categories: Economic , Press Release, Chamber, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, April 16, 2018
    With more than eighty-three years of combined experience the merger between Safe-T-Proof and Disaster Supply Center bring unrivaled experience ranging from engineered shake table tested earthquake fastening systems recommended by structural engineers worldwide to a wide array of unique and innovative emergency products.   Michael Essrig Safe-T-Proof founder and CEO: "We are thrilled and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic , Human Interest
    Sunday, March 25, 2018
    Eric Betz is the founder of MorningSide Windows, a professional window cleaning service for commercial and private properties in Marin and San Francisco. His service is licensed and insured, and focuses on creating sparkling windows, skylights and solar panels. He says, “I take pride in and enjoy my clients’ excitement about how great their homes and businesses look when the job is done.” Are you ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Member Spotlight, Community, Chamber
    Friday, March 09, 2018
    Kaiser Permanente is pleased to welcome Alena Wall as Community Benefit manager for our Marin-Sonoma and Napa-Solano areas. Wall begins her new role on March 12. Wall previously served 11 years as executive director of the Center for Well-Being, a health care nonprofit committed to defeating chronic disease in the North Bay. She will direct the local grants programs in each area and will take ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic , Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, March 09, 2018
    RE: AB 2463 (Quirk-Silva and Cervantes): Small Business Assistance Act of 2018 – SUPPORT  Dear Assembly Members Quirk-Silva and Cervantes: On behalf of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, which represents nearly 625 Marin County employers with over 26,000 employees, I am writing to inform you of our support of AB 2463 relating to the Small Business Assistance Act of 2018.  AB 2463 designates ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Political, Press Release, Economic , Chamber
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Chamber leadership expressed its support for the conceptual design of the project located at 999 Third Street in Downtown. The collaboration of the project between BioMarin and Whistlestop has been well thought out and provides the Downtown with significant benefits that could help reshape the future of our city.   Since relocating to San Rafael in 2012, BioMarin has played an integral role in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    The Chamber leadership voted to join the Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements at their last Board of Directors meeting. The Coalition and the Chamber supports ACA 5, a June ballot measure to prevent the state legislature from diverting transportation funds for other purposes or redirecting funds for non-transportation projects. The Chamber also opposes the November ballot ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
    Monday, February 26, 2018
    John Schweitzer is a financial literacy instructor with the Heartland Institute of Financial Education. The national nonprofit brings independent financial courses to groups in the workplace, churches or other organizations. Companies can also hire the firm to educate employees on how to take advantage of their retirement plan, without pressure or solicitation. What brought you to financial ...read more
    Categories: Member Spotlight, Chamber, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    San Rafael Chamber CEO, Joanne Webster spoke at a recent Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) meeting on January 24th along with Marin Economic Forum CEO, Robin Sternberg and North Bay Leadership Council CEO, Cynthia Murray in support of funding to complete the Marin Sonoma Narrows. The Chamber interviews hundreds of employers each year across all types and sizes to identify any ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    Chamber President and CEO, Joanne Webster testified at the City Council Meeting, Monday, December 4 encouraging council members to adopt a medical cannabis policy and suggested the following additions to the staff report; allow medical delivery services with no limits on the number of licenses; include local preference awards and dedicate a portion of any revenues collected toward substance abuse ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy

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