• News for Press Release

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Join us for our 2 Year Anniversary on July 21, 2018! From 11a - 6p we will be CELEBRATING YOU with prizes, the making of free magnets, a drawing for a $100 gift certificate, 20% discounts on everything created, food and refreshments! DROP-IN TO JOIN THE FUN! 1938 4th Street, San Rafael (628) 234-1005 
    Categories: Education, Member Spotlight, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    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, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    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: Chamber, Press Release, 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: Advocacy, Chamber, Economic , Political, Press Release
    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: Advocacy, Chamber, Economic , Political, Press Release
    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: Chamber, Economic , Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    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: Economic , Press Release, Community, 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: Advocacy, Chamber, Economic , Political, Press Release

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