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News

Results Found: 50
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the 2015 Business Showcase was voted the BEST Chamber Event in the North Bay by the NorthBay biz magazine 2016 annual readers poll. The Chamber was also recognized as the Gold Medal Chamber of the North Bay. The San Rafael Chamber is a seven-time winner of the NorthBay biz BEST Of the North Bay awards. NorthBay biz magazine readers ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article, Political
Monday, May 23, 2016
California’s Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Congressman for Fifth District among Dignitaries Expected to Address Historic Public-Private Partnership Rohnert Park, California – The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced that a public groundbreaking ceremony will take place for the Wine Spectator Learning Center on Wednesday, June 1 from ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Tim Partridge is CEO and executive producer of 32TEN Studios. The company, located at 3210 Kerner Boulevard in San Rafael, creates special effects for major Hollywood movies, produces commercials and rents out 6,000 square feet of sound stage. They also have a 134-seat preview theater and a model shop. The space also houses a community of artists who working in the digital media world. Are those ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education, Human Interest, Political, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Roy Cecchetti, Sonoma MBA Class of 1989, Contributes $200,000 Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced a major gift from Roy and Rachael Cecchetti of Cecchetti Wine Company, in support of the Wine Spectator Learning Center, a state-of-the-art education complex and future home of the Wine Business Institute. The $200,000 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Hamel Family Chair in Wine Business Deemed Industry Expert in Global Marketing and Technology Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced that Dr. Damien Wilson, Hamel Family Faculty Chair in Wine Business, will moderate the opening session titled, Quality – Cornerstone of Craft, at the Craft Beverage Expo on May 18 at ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Do you have questions? SCORE has answers. And if we don't have just the right answer we will work on trying to get it for you. Call SCORE at (415) 744-6827 or 415-764-4964 to schedule a free consultation at our Marin location. Appointments are not made through the Chamber staff. Appointments can also be requested through our website portal. Counseling sessions will be held every Wednesday ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, May 09, 2016
Pacifics to Make Baseball History Woman to Manage Games on June 29th and 30th San Rafael, CA - Never in the history of men’s professional baseball has a team been managed by a woman. Until this summer. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club announced today that, for the first time in the history of men’s professional baseball, a woman will take the reins as manager of the team for two ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Press Release
Monday, May 09, 2016
Six years ago, the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce endorsed Measure C, a City of San Rafael parcel tax ballot measure to support the City’s public library. At that time, budget constraints were seriously impacting the Library’s ability to deliver quality services. The ballot measure passed with more than 70% voter approval. Since its passage, Measure C has kept the library open for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Advocacy
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Chamber Recognizes May Educator of the Month, Josh Cardenas Will Honor all 2015-2016 Excellence in Education Awardees at Monthly Mixer on Wednesday, May 11 at Smith Rafael Film Center SAN RAFAEL – The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Education Committee recently selected Josh Cardenas as one of the recipients of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Awards for 2015-2016. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Saturday, May 07, 2016
“Cleaning up” Myths about Homelessness. Video on the “Cleaning up” Myths about Homelessness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF5L3qoorvQ SAN RAFAEL, CA— The event, hosted by the San Rafael Leadership Institute, a program of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, collected 520 lbs of garbage over four routes throughout East San Rafael. Mayor Phillips, City Council ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsements for the 2016 Marin County Supervisor Elections: District 2: Supervisor Katie Rice Support their campaign here District 3: Supervisor Kate Sears Support their campaign here District 4: Dominic Grossi Support their campaign here Chamber President & CEO Joanne Webster stated "the Chamber makes its endorsement for candidates that ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Advocacy, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Chamber has a strong and long policy of supporting programs and legislation to improve educational services, modernization of educational facilities and programs that create a qualified and capable workforce. The Chamber leadership believes that the bond measure is needed to upgrade the facilities in order to meet the growing demands of 21st century job training in technology, computers and ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education, Political, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
New Book Tests Theoretical Foundations of Strategic Business Management and Wine Tourism Rohnert Park, California – The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) announced the publication of Strategic Winery Tourism and Management: Building Competitive Winery Tourism and Winery Management Strategy, a new book featuring chapter contributions by SBE professional ...read more
Categories: Education, Papers/Research, Press Release
Monday, May 02, 2016
Michael Kershner Re-Signs to Complete Roster Power Right-Hander Solidifies Pitching Staff San Rafael, CA - The San Rafael Pacifics announced today the signing of right handed pitcher Michael Kershner. Kershner has spent the past two seasons as a dependable member of the Pacifics bullpen. “Kershner has been huge for us over the last couple of years, and we’re happy that he’ll be ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Fun Facts
Thursday, April 28, 2016
May 5 Community Celebration Hosted by Students and Faculty of Wine Business Institute Rohnert Park, California – The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the sixth vintage from Sonoma State Cellars, a project of the Wine Business Institute (WBI) that provides hands-on learning of the process and particulars of running a wine business. The ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 26, 2016 CONTACT MEDIA RELATIONS (415) 485-1563 “Get Dirty with the Pacifics” Announced Team Won’t Wash Uniforms to Conserve Water San Rafael, CA - In an effort to conserve water, the San Rafael Pacifics announced today a unique campaign for the 2016 season called “Get Dirty with the Pacifics.” In an effort to reduce water consumption and ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Judy Mayne has been the owner of Judy’s Automotive in San Rafael for 10+ years. An ASE certified master technician, she operates a unique service and repair facility for Asian and American cars built in 1990 or later. “If I don’t do it here, I can find someone who will,” she says. Are you a Marin native? I’ve been in the county since junior high school, back in the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
April is National Safe Digging Month and Pacific Gas and Electric Company urges all Californians to help stop dig-ins by making the free call to 811 at least two working days ahead of digging projects big and small. Dig-ins cause damage to underground gas, electric, telecommunications and other infrastructure, which is one of the most serious threats to public safety. In 2015 alone, there were ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, April 11, 2016
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Press Release
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Want to save green by going green, and get applauded for doing so? That was the pitch from officials from the County of Marin and the City of Mill Valley at a March 21st business seminar on sustainability, the latest in the Biz Essentials Series from the Mill Valley, San Rafael and Tiburon chambers of commerce, at the Acqua Hotel . County Sustainability Planner Dana Armanino guided attendees ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
Thursday, April 07, 2016
SAN RAFAEL – The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Education Committee recently selected Dr. David Wain Coon as one of the recipients of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Awards for 2015-2016. Dr. Coon is President and Superintendent of College of Marin. His contributions include curriculum improvement, instructional excellence, personal involvement and leadership, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
"Cleaning up" Myths about Homelessness SAN RAFAEL, CA— Local community leaders from the San Rafael Leadership Institute, business owners, Mayor Phillips, City Council members Gamblin, Colin, McCullough, and County Supervisors Connolly, Sears, Arnold and Rice, as well as volunteers will join members of the Downtown Streets Team, a Bay Area nonprofit homeless employment assistance ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Political, Community, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
This is program is in partnership with the Mill Valley and Tiburon Peninusula Chambers of Commerce. The next seminar will be Wednesday June 6th 12-1:30pm. Get full details here .
Categories: Education, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Papers/Research
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Carol Harris is Community and Government Relations Manager for Kaiser Permanente in the North Bay. She loves her job, planning and coordinating government relations and public policy programs, as well as providing strategic support to area leadership. She finds it very rewarding to support the organization's commitment to total health by helping members and the community lead healthier ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community
Thursday, March 17, 2016
See information on the tax outlined here .
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
We met in February with Marin Municipal Water District and key community members regarding possible solutions to allocations and entitlements. The idea of a Cap & Trade program was introduced, which could lead to more efficient allocations and more favorable rates, especially in times of conservation. Monthly automatic meter reads were introduced as a possible means to help identify leaks and ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
New Documentary on Hunger in Marin County Available Online; ExtraFood.org Recovering Excess Food From Businesses March 9, 2016 Media Contacts: Paul Colardo, (415) 246-7090, colardocreative@gmail.com Marv Zauderer, (415) 997-9830, Marv@ExtraFood.org SAN RAFAEL, CA – The new documentary “Hungry in Paradise,” now available online, shows children, seniors, and families struggling ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Sunday, March 13, 2016
The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Education Committee recently selected Jeannine Thurston as one of the recipients of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Awards for 2015-2016. Jeannine is an English Teacher at San Rafael High School. Her contributions include curriculum improvement, instructional excellence, personal involvement and leadership, overall program improvement, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
WHISTLESTOP’S 2016 DIRECTORY OF OLDER ADULT SERVICES SAN RAFAEL, CA, March 7, 2016– The 28 th edition of this popular resource directory is now available. According to Joe O’Hehir, Whistlestop’s CEO, the demand for solutions to challenges facing our seniors is growing every year. Whistlestop publishes this directory to help seniors looking for assistance and to help ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, March 07, 2016
This summer, Marin County residents can receive a no-cost energy and water conservation service from Rising Sun Energy Center, thanks to partnerships with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Marin County, Marin Municipal Water District, North Marin Water District, and Marin County Energy Watch. Since 2000, Rising Sun Energy Center has provided no-cost energy and water conservation ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Jim Spering Chair, Planning Committee Metropolitan Transportation Commission 101 Eighth Street Oakland, California 94607 RE: Including North Bay Goods Movement Corridors in the Opportunity Packages’ Improvements in the Draft Goods Movement Plan Dear Chair Spering: The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce (SRCC) urges the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to support inclusion of improvements ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Economic, Human Interest
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
SAN RAFAEL – The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 30 Chamber businesses that have been nominated for the 2016 San Rafael Small, Large and Joe Garbarino Green Business of the Year Awards. These 30 Chamber member businesses have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to San Rafael, especially in the areas of leadership, giving back to the community and making a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Community, Economic, Human Interest
Thursday, February 18, 2016
SB 269 (Roth; D-Riverside) provides businesses that have proactively sought to become Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant with an opportunity to resolve any identified violation. It is a balanced approach between preserving the civil rights of those who are disabled to ensure their access to all public accommodations, while limiting the number of frivolous lawsuits threatened or ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Advocacy, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
SAN RAFAEL – The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Education Committee recently selected Diane McGuinness as one of the recipients of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Awards for 2015-2016. Diane is the School Secretary at Miller Creek Middle School in the Dixie School District. Her contributions include personal involvement and leadership and exemplary support to the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Friday, January 08, 2016
SAN RAFAEL – The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Education Committee recently selected Dr. Luanne Linnard-Palmer as one of the recipients of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Awards for 2015-2016. Dr. Linnard-Palmer is a Pediatric Nursing Educator at Dominican University of California. Her contributions to pediatric education include work in the area of curricular ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Education
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Chamber President and CEO, Joanne Webster testified at the City Council Meeting, Monday, January 4th encouraging council members to amend the zoning code to allow for Junior Second Units. She encouraged Mayor Phillips and Council members to pass the new zoning code without restrictions including a lot size minimum and parking requirements previosly recommended by the Planning Commission. After ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Advocacy, Economic
Friday, November 20, 2015
Read the letter here .
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Advocacy, Community
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Read the Measures' information here .
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Advocacy
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Read the letter here .
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Advocacy, Community
Friday, November 13, 2015
Read the article here .
Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Read AB-35 here .
Categories: Advocacy, Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Read the letter here .
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Advocacy, Community
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Read the letter here .
Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, November 06, 2015
Read the letter here .
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Political, Advocacy
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Read the letter here .
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Advocacy, Community
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
By Megan Hansen , Marin Independent Journal POSTED: 01/14/15, 6:39 PM PST | UPDATED: ON 01/14/2015 0 COMMENTS After learning about Whistlestop’s $25 million plan to build a five-story affordable senior housing and services center in downtown San Rafael, resident Dan Miller said he supports the idea, but doesn’t believe it’s in the right location. “This is just not ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Friday, October 02, 2015
View the video here .
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Advocacy, Community, General News Article