Last Chance to Sign up for Golf
Weekly News Update Presented by the Oakland Metro Chamber
October 2, 2012
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Last chance to sign up for golf


There's only one week left to sign up for one of the most fun events of the year. If you're a businessperson looking for a day of relaxation, but with some important business mixed in, this is the perfect event for you.


Our 21st annual Golf Classic will be held on Monday, Oct. 15 at Sequoyah Country Club in the Oakland hills. This annual, all-day tournament brings together some of the top business leaders in the city for lunch, a shot-gun start, and the 19th Hole Awards Reception.


Golfers can register as individuals for $325 or in sponsor foursomes at the $1,750 Chamber Challenger or $2,500 Corporate Sponsor levels.


And, should you wish to get your brand on the course but don't have any golfers in your office, hole sponsorships are available for as little as $325.


For reservations and sponsorship information, visit or contact Amanda Medina at the Chamber, (510) 874-4800, ext. 319 or at See you on the green!



Go A's


For the first time in six years, the Oakland A's have reached the American League playoffs and still have a chance for the division title if they beat the Texas Rangers tonight and tomorrow. Not picked to be in the playoff picture this year, the A's played their best ball in the league since the All-Star break. Let's cheer them on to even more victories!



Leadership Oakland accepting applications


The Chamber's 2012-2013 class of Leadership Oakland is currently accepting applications. For information, visit or contact executive director Catherine Brewer at or at (510) 755-0627.


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God Bless America!


 Joseph Haraburda, President and CEO












A number of Chamber members are currently offering discounts to other members. Are you willing to do the same - and start doing business with Chamber members who are interested in your products or services? It's free! For more information, contact Hank Masler at (510) 874-4808 or at


East Bay Women in Business Roundtable luncheon, Friday, Oct. 5, featuring guest speaker Jessica Steel, Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square, $35 for Chamber members, $45 for non-members, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Ambassador Committee meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 10, noon-1 p.m.


Economic Development Forum, Wednesday, Oct. 10, featuring guest speaker David Armijo, general manager of AC Transit, 3-4:30 p.m.


Annual Golf Classic, Monday, Oct. 15, Sequoyah Country Club, 4550 Heafey Road in the Oakland Hills, 19th Hole Reception follows event


Nonprofit Roundtable Committee meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m.


Young Professionals Mixer, Wednesday, Oct. 17, Ozumo Restaurant, 2251 Broadway, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Breakfast at the Chamber, Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30-9 a.m.


After Five Reception, Thursday, Oct. 25, hosted by Uptown Body & Fender, 401 26th St. off Broadway, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Inside Oakland Breakfast Forum, Friday, Oct. 26, 8:30-10 a.m.


Power Breakfast, Wednesday, Nov. 14, featuring Dr. Tony Smith, superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District, Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square, 8-9:30 a.m.




U.S. Navy Band concert - The U.S. Navy Band, in conjunction with San Francisco Fleet Week, will hold a noon-1:30 p.m. concert - a salute to East Bay veterans - in Jack London Square on Friday, Oct. 5. Free and open to the public.


Oaktoberfest - A neighborhood festival in the Dimond District, Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes - The annual walk around Lake Merritt will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13. The day includes a healthy living fair, music, lunch and a chance to stand together united in the fight to stop diabetes. Info: Kimberly Cofer at (510) 654-4499, ext. 7524.


Walk to Stop Violence - The 11th Annual Walk to End Domestic & Teen Dating Violence, a benefit walk in support of A Safe Place, the only comprehensive domestic violence shelter in Oakland, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Merritt. A Community Resources Expo will be part of the festivities. Info for sponsorship/tabling opportunities: Alex Arteaga, or (510) 859-8111.


Oakland East Bay Symphony - Individual tickets are now on sale for the 2012-2013 concert series. The season opens on Friday, Nov. 9 with a program featuring Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Copland's Clarinet Concerto. You can charge tickets by calling (510) 444-0801 or buy tickets in person at the Paramount Box Office.


When was the last time you took a lazy Saturday or Sunday and discovered the beauty and attractions of Oakland? This weekend:


1. Shop 'til you drop along Piedmont Avenue.

2. Groove with the jazz at Yoshi's Oakland.

For more information on things to see and do, visit