• News for Community

    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    Marin County is deferring to the State guidelines for re-opening and following the new State framework. Please watch Chamber zoom meeting to hear Dr. Matt Willis outline the tiers and industry sector updates. Click the link below to watch the one hour recording including Q&A.https://marinrecovers.com/public-health-business-briefings/  
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic
    Monday, August 31, 2020
    We are SO appreciative of your overwhelming response to let us help you promote your new way of doing business!  One thing is resounding clear – SAN RAFAEL/MARIN COUNTY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS.  Even if their doors are closed, the phone lines/websites/online shops are definitely open.   Technology has been a blessing in that the majority of businesses are able to continue on via remote/virtual means, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic , Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    Watch this new prerecorded webinar and get the latest updates and clinical information you need to navigate the new normal of COVID-19.COVID-19 update #8 – Back-to-school safety and answers to frequently asked health questions Deb Friesen, MD, speaks about the scientific realities of coronaviruses, the impact on schools, suppression strategies, control measures, and Kaiser Permanente’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    The grants program is a part of Facebook's overall commitment to invest $100 million this year in the Black community.How the program can helpExamples:  Keep your workforce going strong  Help with rent and operational costs  Connect with more customers  Support your community https://www.facebook.com/business/black-business-grants
    Categories: Economic , Community
    Monday, August 24, 2020
    The new Oak Pavilion at MarinHealth Medical Center is almost ready to open, and we’re celebrating with a series of fantastic virtual events. We’ll kick off the festivities with the Ribbon Cutting and follow that with  Grand Opening activities later in the Fall. We’ll be livestreaming the Ribbon Cutting so everyone can share in the fun. We will “go live” right here on this web page around 9:30 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Monday, August 24, 2020
    Businesses affected include hotels, motels, B&Bs, and other short-term rentals Ongoing progress in Marin County’s COVID-19 case rates is allowing for Marin County Public Health to reopen local hotels, motels, and short-term rentals to tourism-based businesses and clients. The guidelines for businesses are now online. The reopening affects all lodging facilities within the county boundaries ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic , Press Release
    Monday, August 24, 2020
    To keep everyone connected during the wildfires. Everyone can now access 1.5 million out-of-home Xfinity WiFi hotspots for free: These hotspots are normally located in business areas, retail locations and transit areas. To find your nearest hotspot, enter your zip code below. Once you are at the location, follow the instructions at xfinity.com/wifi to join the hotspot. These 1.5 million hotspots ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Fire Relief and Resources
    Monday, August 17, 2020
    We’re excited to bring you this series of webinars geared at equipping you with the skills to effectively advocate for housing in Marin. With so many new and old faces standing up for equity, we have the opportunity to make a huge impact on housing in Marin. During this session we will cover the history that led us to today's housing issues, solutions for our future, and workshop how to tell your ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic , Advocacy, Community
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    Let’s Get Everyone Counted This Time! A complete count in the 2020 Census is important for Marin County’s economy over the next 10 years and especially in recovery efforts from COVID-19. Every year, roughly $1.5 trillion in federal resources are distributed using census data. Responding to the census questionnaire helps ensure Marin gets a fair share of funding. These are investments that ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy, Community
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) provided comment and feedback to City of San Rafael staff’s proposed inclusionary housing and developer incentive pilot program. These changes could create more housing development in the city by providing flexibility in meeting inclusionary requirements and creating incentives.The recommendations include an incentive pilot program to receive additional height ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, Economic