• News for Economic

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    On October 3, 2018, the IRS issued guidance for employers on how to claim tax deductions for business meals this year. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, ("TCJA") business expenses for "entertainment" are no longer deductible, effective for 2018. However, the TCJA did not modify the separate 50% deduction for expenses for business meals, which left employers wondering how to distinguish a business ...read more
    Categories: Economic , 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: Press Release, Chamber, Economic , Community
    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: Press Release, Advocacy, Chamber, Economic , Political
    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: Community, Economic , Human Interest, Chamber, Press Release
    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
    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: Political, Press Release, Chamber, Advocacy, Economic

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