Vallejo Chamber BusinessWire
Issue: 01

January 19, 2016

In This Issue...
CoffeeWithTheCopsCoffee with the Cops
Chief Andrew Bidou would like to cordially invite the public to its "Coffee with the Cops" event being held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Panama Bay Coffee Company (Ferry Terminal) located at 289 Mare Island Way in Vallejo, CA.

This event is designed to promote better community relations and interaction between the members of the community and the Vallejo Police Department. Command staff, patrol officers, civilian and police volunteers will be on hand to meet with the public to address and answer questions regarding the department's initiatives, public safety issues and other community concerns.

This is the sixth of a series of events planned to be conducted in an informal setting to help develop a better understanding of the community needs of Vallejo residents and business members. It is also an opportunity for the department to obtain feedback on how the department can improve the delivery of police services throughout the community. Refreshments will be provided and we encourage the public to attend this event.
YouthAgDayYouth Ag Day 2016
March 15, 2016
The annual Youth Ag Day is a collaborative effort of the Solano County Fair and agricultural related businesses, organizations, farmers, ranchers and other individuals to encourage Solano County third graders to experience agriculture first-hand.

This fun and educational event is free to all third grade classes in Solano County and features a wide variety of rotational learning stations and displays.

Activities are designed to give children the opportunity to learn about food and fiber production from new perspectives, with a particular emphasis on the agricultural wealth of Solano County. Children participate in hands-on displays and educational presentations as well as an optional pre-event classroom project to enhance the field trip learning experience.

2016 marks the 14th annual Youth Ag Day, an event that would not be possible without a dedicated core of volunteers, presenters from all facets of agriculture, and many generous individual and group sponsors who provide needed funds to subsidize bus transportation for students.
Click here to download a copy of the Youth Ag Day activities

For further information, please contact:
Solano County Fairgrounds (707) 551-2002
TCUTravis Credit Union Provides Free Tax Preparation Services to Assist Solano County Residents at Multiple Sites
VACAVILLE, CA - Travis Credit Union today announced plans for this year's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income people who cannot prepare their own tax returns.

This year, individuals and families earning up to $54,000 are eligible for the free services. Area residents can now visit Travis Credit Union's Corporate Headquarters to get free tax preparation services by calling 707-469-4317 to make an appointment.

"From financial education to home ownership programs our goal is to put money back into the pockets of our working families and individuals," said Barry Nelson, president and CEO of Travis Credit Union. "As a socially responsible corporate citizen, the VITA Program is one of a number of ways Travis Credit Union can support the communities we serve," he added.

The credit union will initiate the free service by offering tax assistance by certified IRS volunteers, on Saturday, February 20, February 27, March 5, March 12, and March 19, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at One Travis Way in Vacaville.

Weekday appointments are also available at our Dixon (1470 Ary Lane) and Richmond (3300-A Klose Way) branches, for six weeks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from February 9 through March 18, 2016. These will also be by appointment from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

To make an appointment at the Dixon branch, please call 707-469-4317 or for the Richmond branch 707-469-4313. Appointments are made by telephone only.
Residents, who do not have an opportunity to file their tax returns on a Travis Credit Union sponsored date, may visit any VITA site from February 1 through April 15. All returns are filed electronically and taxpayers can expect to receive their refunds within seven to 10 days.
  • When visiting a VITA site, taxpayers should bring the following items:
    • Valid driver's license or photo I.D.;
    • All W-2 forms; 1099 forms for 2015, if applicable;
    • Social Security cards for each family member; those who are filing jointly must bring their spouse;
    • Checking and savings account numbers (and routing numbers) for deposit of their refund directly to their account.
    • Tax Return from last year.
    • Household health coverage information 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Healthcare statements if purchased through Covered California
VITA volunteers will help taxpayers take full advantage of all tax credits for which they are eligible including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

For more information about VITA or to locate additional sites, call the 211 helpline or visit Travis Credit Union's website at
Headquartered in Vacaville, California, Travis Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those who live or work in Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, Merced Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo Counties.

Currently, Travis Credit Union is the 13th largest credit union in California with more than 177,000 members and more than $2.5 billion in assets. As one of the leading financial institutions in Solano, Contra Costa, Yolo, Napa and Merced Counties, Travis Credit Union's strength lies in its faithful commitment to its members and the community; its solid, secure history; and its long-standing track record of dedicated service. 
Chamber Events
Networking @ 5:30
Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street
Thurs, Feb. 25
5:30 - 7:30pm
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Networking @ 5:30
Napa River Realty
408 Georgia Street
Thurs, March 24
5:30 - 7:30pm
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