• News for Chamber

    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: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    San Francisco, CA (May 4, 2018): The Board of Directors of Working Solutions – a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving the San Francisco Bay Area – is pleased to announce that Sara Razavi has been selected as the new CEO. Sara brings close to 20 years of experience in the social sector with expertise in operations, strategy, finance, small businesses, and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, 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: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic , Press Release
    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: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Member Spotlight
    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
    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: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Member Spotlight
    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: Advocacy, Chamber

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