San Rafael Chamber Committees
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The Ambassadors are the public relations arm of the Chamber - a group of motivated, enthusiastic and articulate business people who serve as the backbone of the Chamber's membership programs. They represent the Chamber at social functions and are the face of the Chamber in the community.
Meets the first Tuesday of the month from 8:00AM-9:00AM in the Chamber Conference Room
Business Showcase Committee:
Helps plan and execute the Chamber's largest annual event, which requires active committee participation on many levels and is not only productive, but great for networking. The San Rafael Business Showcase is the largest in the North Bay. At the Showcase, Chamber members are invited to set up booths to display their products and services.
Meets on first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 AM. Meeting location will be rotated between the Chamber Conference Room and Embassy Suites.
Monitors city regulations, advocates for streamlining the development process, supports new development and promotes local business. Works to improve the development permitting process by monitoring the Design Review Board and Planning Commission activities. Advocates for specific issues like sign ordinances, reduced business fees, parking, traffic and other governmental regulations.
Meeting time and location are the second Tuesday of the month at noon in the Chamber Conference Room.
Fosters understanding, cooperation and collaboration between the business and education communities by identifying, promoting and supporting common goals. Works with School-to-Career program to increase student internships. Recognizes deserving educators. Welcomes new teachers to the community.
Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 12:00pm at the San Rafael City Schools District office.
Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC):
Monitors business legislation at city, county and state levels. Represents the business community with a strong, business-focused voice. Actively participates in the formulation of public policy on issues impacting the local economy. The Chair appoints committee members by invitation only. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets the third Tuesday at NOON at the SR Chamber.
Green Business Committee:
Promotes the San Rafael Chamber by being a leader in creating and supporting success for Green Businesses in Marin. Offers a Chamber-backed resource for members interested in becoming more sustainable. Promotes Green values and business best practices to membership. Produces and publishes quarterly GreenUP! e-newsletter.
Meets the third Wednesday of the month, 9:30-11am in the Chamber Conference Room.
Health and Wellness Resource Group:
Promotes the sharing of health-related resources and information, in order to increase the financial success of businesses and the personal well being of individuals. Enables members to get to know the health and wellness practitioners in the community.
Women of Industry Committee: The Women of Industry Committee kicked-off in 2014 with an Inaugural Luncheon held to recognize and celebrate the successful Women Business Owners, Professionals and Entrepreneurs here in Marin County. The honoree for the inaugural event was Ms. Joan Capurro, SR. VP at Bank of Marin and created a scholarship for one woman to attend the San Rafael Leadership Institute.