Five Candidate Debates to be held in August
Weekly News Update Presented by the Oakland Metro Chamber
July 31, 2012
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Dear Members & Friends,

 

Five candidate debates to be held in August

 

With some of the most critical elections in recent history coming up in November, the Chamber, as a community service, will host a series of candidate forums during the last two weeks of August. It all gets started with a showdown between the two candidates for City Attorney and continues for three City Council seats as well as an At-Large berth. 

 

The first program is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and will be held at the Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square. Like all of the events, it will start at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6) and is free to the public. 

 

The debates for City Council seats will be hosted exclusively by the Chamber and will be held in locations in the various districts. While the events are free they will fill up fast. To guarantee your spot, contact Paul Junge or Amanda Medina at the Chamber pjunge@oaklandchamber.com or amedina@oaklandchamber.com or by phone (510) 874-4800.

 

 

A schedule of the debates follows:

 

City Attorney, Tuesday, Aug. 21, Waterfront Hotel - Jack London Square

 

District Three, Wednesday, Aug. 22, Z Cafe - 27th & Broadway

 

District One, Monday, Aug. 27, College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Ave.

 

District Five, Tuesday, Aug. 28, Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center, 3301 E. 12th St.

 

At-Large, Wednesday, Aug. 29, Kaiser Auditorium - 300 Lakeside Drive

 

 

God Bless America!

 

 

 Joseph Haraburda, President and CEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOMEN IN BUSINESS LUNCHEON ON FRIDAY

 

Kathy Lancaster, executive vice president of Strategic Planning and chief financial officer for Kaiser Permanente, will be the featured speaker at the Chamber's East Bay Women in Business Roundtable on Friday, Aug. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square. Lancaster will discuss a holistic approach to health to make your employees happier and healthier. $35 for members, $45 for non-members. For more information contact Amanda Medina at (510) 874-4800, ext. 319 or at amedina@oaklandchamber.com.

ABOUT TOWN

Long Term Care Insurance - A free 30-minute webinar on tax advantages for business owners and sole proprietors using Long Term Care insurance will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 7-7:30 p.m. with Paula Taylor of LTC Partners & Insurance Services. Info: paula.taylor@ltcfp.net or (800) 303-1103.

 

Walk for Justice - Unite against human trafficking by participating in Walk for Justice 2012, which will be held in Oakland on Saturday, Aug. 4, or help sponsor the event. Info: (510) 473-7283 or at info@caseact.org 

 

Art & Soul - The city continues to raise the bar for its successful flagship festival, Art & Soul Oakland, on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5 in downtown Oakland. Now in its 12th year of offering top-flight talent, food from all over the globe, hundreds of artisan booths, and the largest family fun zone of any festival in the Bay Area, the event this year adds a late-night bash and cutting-edge art show to the festivities. Info: www.ArtandSoulOakland.com or (510) 444-CITY.

 

Introduction to QuickBooks - Anders Johansson CPA will hold an Introduction to QuickBooks seminar at the Chamber offices on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. The seminar will feature an overview of QuickBooks and the different versions available. The cost is $35 per person. For registration and class details, visit www.sf-accounting.com or www.eventbrite.com/org/2507228600

 

Twilight by the Lake - Enjoy the sounds of live music along with complimentary appetizers at Twilight by the Lake at the plaza of The Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Thursday, Aug. 16, 5-7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 

Workshops at the Chamber - Hilliard Management Group will conduct a seminar on Basic Bookkeeping (bookkeeping terms and processes) at the Chamber offices on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon, and then conduct a hands-on workshop on QuickBooks Introduction that same afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. Chamber members receive a 15% discount - discount code is "OakCOC." Info and registration: www.hilliardmg.com or http://qbintroac8.eventbrite.com/

 

Intermediate QuickBooks - Anders Johansson CPA will hold an Intermediate QuickBooks seminar at the Chamber offices on Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn to set up inventory, generate purchase orders and pay sales tax, among many other things. The cost is $35 per person. For registration and class details, visit www.sf-accounting.com or www.eventbrite.com/org/2507228600

 

Workshops at the Chamber - Hilliard Management Group will conduct a seminar on Small Business Taxes (learn how to avoid excessive tax penalties) at the Chamber offices on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon, and then conduct a hands-on workshop on QuickBooks Intermediate that same afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. Chamber members receive a 15% discount - discount code is "OakCOC." Info and registration: www.hilliardmg.com or http://qbiac8.eventbrite.com/.

 

Tom Williams Memorial Golf Tourney - As Williams Adley celebrates its 30th anniversary it will honor the legacy of company founder Tom Williams, Jr. with the Tom Williams Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament at Oakland's Sequoyah Country Club on Monday, Sept. 17. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. Register at http://ca.williamsadley.com/golfregister Info: (510) 893-8114.