April 2016 E-Brief 

Join the Chamber as We Advocate for North Bay Business in Sacramento

For the second year in a row, representatives from the San Rafael Chamber will be heading up to the Access Sacramento summit to advocate at the state level for North Bay businesses. You are invited to join us on May 17 and 18 as we meet with legislators to address the issues that are important to Chamber members.

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Message from Board Chair
Bob Herbst
It's now April and we are 4 months into my year long tenure as Board Chair of the Chamber. So far so good. In March we hosted our first major Signature event of the year, the State of the City Dinner, and it was a resounding success, setting new records for attendance, sponsorship, and revenue. The State of the City Dinner is a night to celebrate our partnership with the City of San Rafael, review our accomplishments, and recognize our outstanding Chamber businesses and volunteers.

Chamber News
srliSan Rafael Leadership Institute Class Project to "Clean Up" Myths About Homelessness 

Local community leaders from the San Rafael Leadership Institute, business owners, elected officials and volunteers will join members of the Downtown Streets Team, a Bay Area nonprofit homeless employment assistance organization, to clean up East San Rafael. The event, hosted by the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute, will clean up three routes throughout East San Rafael the morning of Friday, April 29th.

All are welcome to join! 
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eduChamber recognizes April Excellence in Education awardee, Dr. David Wain Coon of College of Marin

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Business Resources
essentialsNext in The Essentials Chamber Seminar Series for Small Business Owners: Social Media - is it For You?
City and County News
Downtown News
Promoting and Connecting our Community
Space reservations due by May 13

This summer, Marin County residents can receive a no-cost energy and water conservation service from Rising Sun Energy Center, thanks to partnerships with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and others.

PG&E urges all Californians to help stop dig-ins by making a free call to 811 at least two working days before beginning a digging project. 

Chamber Members
New Members March 2016

Andreen Productions, LLC - Entertainment
Blue Pond Signs - Signs, Engraving
Craig Communications - Public Relations
Image For Success - Clothing, Fashion/Design
Lamps Plus - Retail Shopping
Let's Face It Wholistic Skin Care and Coaching - Beauty Salons, Spas & Supplies
Muir Wood Outpatient Program - Psychotherapy & Counseling Services
New York Life, Crystal Martinez - Financial Consulting and Services
Plushy Feely Corp  - Health,  Nutrition  & Education
San Rafael Smog - Automobile Repairing & Service
Searchlight Lending - Real Estate Consulting
Solar City - Solar Energy
Member Milestones March 2016

61 Year Member
Eckhoff and Company

31-40 Year Members

Delicious, Inc.
Dotto Glass
Maher Accountancy
Nelson Family of Companies

21-30 Year Members
Catholic Charities
North Bay Moving and Storage

11-20 Year Members
AlmaVia of San Rafael
American Building/The Kniesche Family
Bertolli's Auto Body Shop, Inc.
DMH Land Use Planning
Sutter Urgent Care Terra Linda Health Plaza

4-10 Year Members
According to Hoyle
Atria Tamalpais Creek
Bradley Real Estate
Communique Partners
First Bank
First Community Bank
Franz Accounting Solutions
Lotus Chaat and Spices
Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Symphony Association
Meridian Commercial
Newmark Cornish & Carey
The Responsive Body
Transportation Authority of Marin

1-3 Year Members
Agricultural Institute of Marin
Bank of America/Small Business Banking
Crawshaw Design
Direct Current Solar
Dr. Daniel Smith, DC
Enriching Lives through Music
Johnny Doughnuts
Law Offices of Hilary Spaulding Namnath
Marin Yacht Club
Maserati of Marin
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management - Helen Baldovinos
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management - Stephanie Olson
PM Cohen Public Affairs
Wilkinson Design and Construction

Thank you to Maserati of Marin for hosting our March mixer!
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April Leaders Circle Spotlight Members:
Bank of America, one of the world's leading financial institutions, has nearly 400 North Bay employees serving local consumers and small businesses through 25 retail financial centers, approximately 80 ATMs, and award-winning online banking and mobile services. More

Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. More 

Whistlestop helps
older adults connect to their community by providing transportation, access to healthy nutrition, opportunities to socialize and learn, and access to healthcare support. More


Business Savings

Member2Member Deal of the Month:

Johann Paul Jewelers: 10% discount on repairs

Comcast is offering Chamber members discounts on internet packages and voice services. Please contact Chamber staff member Evan Williams to learn more and sign up: [email protected]

Office Depot Deal:


About Us
Chamber Staff
Main Office Number:

Joanne Webster
President & CEO
Leonard Weingarten
Director for Business Development
Emily Maloney
Marketing & Program Manager
Evan Williams
Management Strategy Analyst
Kim Lofrano
Office Manager

Our Core Values
Strengthening the Local Economy

Promoting and Connecting the Community

Providing Quality Networking Opportunities

Representing Business to Government

San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | (415) 454-4163 | srchamber.com
817 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901