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News

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
San Rafael nonprofit Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI, www.seiinc.org) is recruiting partners for our Climate Corps fellowship program. Climate Corps ( www.climate-corps.org ) is continuing to provide public and private sector organizations a cost-effective, low-risk option for utilizing high caliber talent. In so doing, Climate Corps provides emerging climate professionals (recent graduates) ...read more
Categories: Community, Green, Press Release
Monday, June 12, 2017
BioMarin is incredibly proud to announce the approval and launch of Brineura™ , an enzyme-replacement therapy for an ultra-rare pediatric brain disorder called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2). Brineura™ was approved in the US on April 27, 2017, with European approval following on June 1. CLN2, a form of Batten Disease, is an ultra-rare, rapidly progressive fatal brain ...read more
Categories: Community, Papers/Research, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Cherry Levin of Vows and Promises has been a wedding planner since 2000. “I’m probably the only wedding planner in the Bay Area with a PhD,” she says. “I understand the ritual from an anthropological viewpoint, as a deep rite of passage.” She manages the planning with an eye on helping the family create a meaningful event, protect their investment, negotiate ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Fun Facts
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Every season, independent league baseball teams rely on the help of their community to host their baseball players for the duration of the season - this year is no different and the San Rafael Pacifics professional baseball team needs your help! Host families are still needed for this season. Players will be coming to town on May 22nd, next Monday, and will be in traning camp that week. We need ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, April 10, 2017
BrightFutures is an online database that matches working professionals with California schools (K-12) that need volunteers to speak with students about their jobs and career paths. Volunteers give one hour of their time once a year to speak to students in classrooms, in roundtable discussions or at career fairs. That’s it! BrightFutures is modeled after a project in the United Kingdom that ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, March 30, 2017
According to the Governor’s news release , the $5 billion-a-year program will cost most drivers less than $10 a month and comes with strict new accountability provisions to ensure funds can be spent only on transportation. In addition, the Governor’s news release provided the following information: California has not increased the gas tax in 23 years. Since then, California’s ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
Friday, March 24, 2017
Jackie Jones is a jewelry designer who wholesales her work, handbags and accessories to retail stores. She also represents the Jackie Jones Collection at retail events, popup boutiques, charity functions and a showroom in Terra Linda. Jackie moved her business from the Peninsula to San Rafael in December 2015. Are you involved with a Chamber committee? I just joined the Chamber at the end of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, March 23, 2017
AB 199 (Chu; D-San Jose) , if passed, could drastically raise the cost of housing, thereby making projects financially infeasible or exorbitantly expensive. This bill eliminates the long-standing residential exemption from prevailing wage rates, thereby making private, market-rate residential development a public work project for which a prevailing wage would be paid. Housing Cost Increases ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
President and CEO, Joanne Webster attended a Special Study Session for City Council on Prop 64- Cannabis Regulations. Click headline above to view the Live Updates on Marin IJ.com
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce as a long history of supporting education. We support programs and legislation that create a qualified and capable workforce. That is why we are supporting Measure A. It strengthens our community by protecting our future; the youngest, most vulnerable members of our community – our children. Before the Chamber chooses to support any measure we examine it ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Chamber supports recent deliberation of City Council and final approval of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ritter Center concerning operational changes at the center’s premises. Ritter Center has been a valued Chamber member since 1984 and we are very supportive of the services that they provide to the neediest in our community. However, we have recently seen an increase in the ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
County Supervisor, District 2: Katie Rice County Supervisor, District 3: Kate Sears County Supervisor, District 4: Runoff between Chamber Endorsed Candidate Dominic Grossi and Candidate Dennis Rodoni ​ Measure B passed Measure D passed Congratulations to Assemblymember Marc Levine and Congressman Jared Huffman.
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
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: Advocacy, Chamber
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, Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, 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: Chamber, Advocacy, Economic
Tuesday, March 01, 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: Advocacy, Chamber
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, Advocacy, Community
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: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, General News Article
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Read the Measures' information here .
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Advocacy, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, November 13, 2015
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Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Advocacy, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Read AB-35 here .
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Advocacy, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Advocacy, Community
Friday, November 06, 2015
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Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Advocacy
Thursday, November 05, 2015
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Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, General News Article
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
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Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, Economic, General News Article