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    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
    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    More than 3,100 High School Students Got a Bite of Reality from Redwood Credit Union on October 14  San Rafael, CA – Many financial institutions were closed for the federal holiday on October 14, but Redwood Credit Union (RCU) was closed for a different reason: to send all 700 of its employees out to teach practical financial skills to more than 3,100 high school students across three North Bay ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Sunday, October 13, 2019
    Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation placing in law the test for determining when a worker is an independent contract as outlined in a California Supreme Court decision last year. AB 5 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) codifies the “ABC” test adopted by the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. AB 5 and its exemptions go into effect on ...read more
    Categories: 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
    Monday, September 16, 2019
    New Weather Webpage Gives Customers Insight into Meteorological Matters,Gauges the Potential for the Need to Call a Public Safety Power Shutoff  As part of its efforts to prepare customers and communities for the growing threat of wildfire, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has launched a robust weather webpage on pge.com, providing detailed, localized forecasts.  Of special note, the page ...read more
    Categories: Fire Relief and Resources, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 27, 2019
    Over twenty business leaders gathered on Friday, August 23rd at Peacock Gap as part of the Chamber's first annual CEO Roundtable breakfast. These Chamber Leaders Circle participants joined together to hear a presentation from one of California's noted economist, Dr. Jon Haveman on  "The Economics of Climate Change". There is increasing consensus that Climate Change is an issue in need of a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic
    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