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    Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    Stanford has launched a global competition called the Stanford Global Energy Heroes Prize to highlight the youth around the world who are making positive impact by creating sustainable energy solutions for their communities.  The competition involves teams submitting 3-minute videos describing their work and impact by January 31, 2020. The three winning teams will receive a $20K cash prize. ...read more
    Categories: Economic , Press Release
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    On Tuesday, December 17th, from 12:30 to 1:30pm, at the San Rafael Community Center (618 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901), the City of San Rafael will be hosting a first of its kind “roommate networking lunch.” With such expensive rents in our community, one creative strategy for increasing housing placements is to help people find potential roommates.   In partnership with a group of AmeriCorps ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Monday, December 02, 2019
     2019 San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7th  Lighted boats will again “launch” the holiday season for thousands of Marin families!  As they have for more than 50 years, Marin families will fill parking lots, businesses and private homes along the San Rafael Canal to enjoy the parade of brightly lit boats.  Thousands of spectators along the route will admire and shout ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    John Wheatley Promoted to Vice President of RCU Insurance Services  Sonoma, CA — Redwood Credit Union’s wholly owned subsidiary, RCU Services Group, has promoted John Wheatley to vice president of RCU Insurance Services, the credit union’s insurance agency. In his new role, Wheatley manages the daily operations of the insurance agency, including oversight of sales and customer service, staffing, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Celebrate with the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce as it commemorates its centennial with an expanded edition. This year’s Special Commemorative Member Print directory will be distributed in the Marin Independent Journal and will be sent as a targeted e-book, through the Chamber reaching more than 80,000 homes and businesses in print and online. This keepsake centennial publication will be used ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
     Redwood Credit Union Steps Up for Kincade Fire SupportMembers, employees, and community get assistance from RCU during and after fires  Santa Rosa, Calif. – Redwood Credit Union (RCU) has responded to the recent Kincade Fire in a multitude of ways to help its members, employees, and communities. With widespread power outages, mandatory evacuations, and the fire itself impacting much of the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, November 01, 2019
    Labor & Employment Law Alert-by Hanson Bridgett The fate of Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) may be headed to the voters.  Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash have unveiled the Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act, a $90 million ballot initiative targeting AB 5.  AB 5, signed by Governor Newsom on September 18, 2019, is broad legislation that has significant impacts for large numbers of California employers.  ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    BOOST KIDS’ TEST SCORES, CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM? THERE’S A RECIPE FOR THAT!  SAN RAFAEL, CA – “Teen Goes Blind After Existing On Pringles and French Fries.” “Girl’s Collapse Caused by Life-Long Diet of Chicken Nuggets.”    We’ve all read the headlines about kids eating at such unhealthy levels it threatens their well-being. Ted Smith, entrepreneur and restaurant owner had read them, too. And ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Friday, August 09, 2019
    The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce will celebrate women in business at the Seventh Annual “Women of Industry” Luncheon and Marketplace, on Friday, November 15, at Embassy Suites in San Rafael.  Since 2013, the Chamber has annually recognized a Marin Businesswoman who exemplifies extraordinary leadership in her industry. This year, the Chamber will honor Cynthia Murray, Executive Director of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 25, 2019
    On Tuesday night, the Planning Commission unanimously supported the Northgate Walk project located at 1005-1010 Northgate Drive in San Rafael.  This project will transform an underutilized site that is zoned for multi-family by replacing an existing gas station and surface parking lot with a unique mix of 136 senior, affordable, and market-rate homes.  Several supporters spoke including Chamber ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
    Thursday, July 25, 2019
    The San Rafael Chamber participated in a Housing Summit on June 27th at the Marin County Office of Education with over 30 other housing advocates in an effort to build a coalition and propel joint efforts for housing. Each organization alone is focused, and strong but together we could truly make a difference. The Housing Crisis Action Group (HCAG) and the Marin Environmental Housing ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Economic