San Rafael Chamber Committees
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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.
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 5:30-6:30pm 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 thursday of every month, 7:30 AM. Meeting location will be rotated between the Chamber Conference Room and Embassy Suites. Starting in June, meets on first and third Thursday of every month.
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 8:30am in the Dixie School 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.
Meets the third Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. at the SR Chamber.
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 second Wednesday of the month, at 9:30 a.m. 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.
Leadership Institute Committee:
Designs and conducts the annual San Rafael/Marin Leadership Institute, a nine-month training program for prospective community leaders. The Leadership Institute enables participants to fully understand community issues and trends that affect the future of our county. Committee membership is limited to graduates of the Leadership Institute. Meeting times and places vary.
Membership Development Committee:
Promotes initiatives to develop new memberships and to increase the retention of current members. The Membership Development Committee is a team of Board members and ambassadors working together to develop added value for Chamber members.
Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Chamber Conference Room..
Member Communications Committee: The member Communications Committee is charged with delivering the chamber's message, mission, benefits of membership, and accomplishments to the Chamber members and to the community at large.
Task Force Business Plan.