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Weekly News Update Presented by the Oakland Metro Chamber
October 9, 2012
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Dear Members & Friends,


Go A's


Cheer on our Oakland A's tonight at 6 p.m. when they meet the Detroit Tigers in Game 3 of the American League Division Series at sold-out Coliseum. The Comeback Kids, the unpredictable 2012 A's, featured amazing late-inning comebacks and the winning of the division title after being five games behind first place Texas Rangers with nine games to play. That comeback feat has never been matched in Major League Baseball history. Congratulations to the A's - their players and coaches - for a season that won't soon be forgotten.


Tomorrow is deadline to sign up for golf


Have you signed up for the Chamber's 21st annual Golf Classic next Monday? You have only one day left to sign up for one of the most fun events of the year. For reservations and sponsorship information, contact Amanda Medina TODAY at (510) 874-4800, ext. 319 or at


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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


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


Economic Development Forum, tomorrow, 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.




Children's Fairyland - "Magic Lantern," a special one-night event showcasing Bay Area video and projection artists, will be held on Friday, Oct. 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. The artists will present site-specific artworks among Fairyland's architecture, sculptures and amusement rides. Info: (510) 452-2259.


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.


Pican Bourbon Masters Series - Pican Restaurant at 2295 Broadway continues its Bourbon Masters Series on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. with a four-course bourbon paired testing menu and reception featuring Angel's Envy. Info: (510) 834-1000.


Protecting Profitability - Colliers International will team with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP to launch the Building Bridges Series on Thursday, Oct. 18 with a Commercial Development Expo and panel discussion on California Senate Bill 474, its impacts on commercial development practices, and strategies for responding to the new law. Building Bridges will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Market Hall Building in Jack London Square, 55 Harrison St. Info: (510) 433-5829.


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. Join the Raider Nation at Coliseum.

2. Track down your ancestors at the Mormon Temple Visitors Center.

For more information on things to see and do, visit