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    Welcome to the San Rafael Chamber!

    Become a member of the Chamber’s vibrant community of business collaborators. Together, we’ll help you grow, thrive and profit.

     

  • Champion, Catalyst, and Convener
  • Thank You to Our Leaders Circle Sponsors!

     

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  • We Are One Marin Campaign Introduces Podcasts!

    We Are One Marin, an initiative of the Marin Council of Chambers, introduces Podcasts!
    This initiative underwritten by the Marin Community Foundation and supported by the Marin Independent Journal spotlights one BIPOC owned business in Marin and tells their unique story one at a time.

    The podcasts are available everywhere you get your podcast including Apple, Spotify,.  Amazon music and iHeart Radio. Each one is hosted by Stephanie Plante and Kalina Cloud and features many of the diverse Marin business owners who have been profiled in the advertising series over the past year.

    LISTEN BELOW

     

  • City of San Rafael, Third Street Project Updates: 

    NEXT WEEK (June 20 – June 24):

    • Installation of conduit by drilling at the intersection of Second Street & Shaver Street and Second Street & East Street
      • This will require removing some sections of the sidewalk to excavate boring pits
      • Safe pedestrian walkway will be maintained around these boring pits
    • Sanitary sewer rehabilitation:
      • Installation of new sewer pipe, by open trench method, for the next two weeks in the eastbound lanes of Second Street from West Street to Marquard Avenue
    • Building of retaining wall panels on the eastbound curb lane of Second Street between Ida Street and Miramar Avenue
    • Continue replacing storm drain pipe and inlet structures on Mary Street
    • Pouring new concrete curb ramps and sidewalks at the intersections of Second Street & Shaver Street and Second Street & Miramar Avenue as part of the ADA improvements at those corners
    • Pothole to locate existing utilities on Third Street from San Rafael High School to Irwin Street

    IMPACTS:

    • The stairway from Second Street to Jessup Street (south of Ida Street) is closed
    • The posted speed limit is 25 mph for the lane shift on Second Street
      • Motorists should be aware of changed conditions and drive with caution
    • Traffic controls (temporary signs, message boards, traffic cones, delineators and detour signs) will be put in place to direct motorists through the work area
    • Curb parking spaces will be marked “No Parking"
    • There will be intermittent lane closures on Third Street and detours on A Street, B Street, C Street, D Street, and E Street
      • For businesses in this section of Second Street, the City's contractor, Ghilotti Bros. Inc., will help facilitate deliveries by providing traffic controls and flagging

    The hours of work will be 6:00am - 6:00pm and lane closures 6:00am - 3:00pm on Third Street and Second Street westbound, and 9:00am - 6:00pm on Second Street eastbound.

    Green: work scheduled for next week
    Purple: completed work
    Red: night work and traffic lane changes

     

    Click here for a link to an interactive map

    • The hours of work will be 6 am - 6 pm and lane closures 6 am - 3 pm on Third Street and Second Street eastbound, and 9 am - 6 pm on Second Street westbound

     

  • $2500 Marin Microbusiness Grant Opportunity

    This is a new COVID grant program for microbusinesses in Marin. The Marin SBDC will be administering this grant program on behalf of Marin County.

    The application will be live sometime in the next couple weeks. It is not first come, first serve. 105 grants of $2500 will be given out to microbusinesses.

    To be eligible for this $2500 grant:

    • Located in Marin County
    • Been in business since December 2019
    • Made less than $50,000 gross revenue in 2019
    • This business is your primary source of income
    • Significantly Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic 
    • Currently in business or plan to reopen
    • Have less than 5 full-time equivalent employees
    • Did not receive a CA Grant through Lendistry

    All info for this grant program is located here:

    https://www.marinsbdc.org/microbizgrants/

    If you want assistance or info about this program, sign up here:

    https://www.marinsbdc.org/microbizgrantsignup/

    Upcoming Info Sessions Open to Applicants & Partners:

    May 10 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM REGISTER HERE

    May 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM REGISTER HERE

    June 8 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM REGISTER HERE

     

     

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