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June 2016 E-Vents Newsletter

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Upcoming Chamber Events
2016 San Rafael Business Showcase

Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Location: Peacock Gap Clubhouse
Cost: Booth costs vary. Please click here to view pricing.

The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the 2015 Business Showcase was voted the BEST Chamber Event in the North Bay by the NorthBay biz magazine 2016 annual readers poll. Thank you to all the talented volunteers who made 2015 an outstanding success!

The 2016 Business Showcase is gearing up to be another not-to-be-missed event. Registration for booths and tables is now open. We encourage interested businesses to register early as we anticipate the event to sell out again!

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GreenBrief: Marin's Transportation Challenges and Solutions
Date: Wednesday, May 25
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, 817 Mission Ave., San Rafael 
Designed for business owners and leaders who want to be green in their commutes and managing their logistics/transportation but need to make the business case and find the time and resources to get their sustainability initiatives in order.
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Essentials Seminar for Small Business Owners: Is Social Media Right for You?

Date: Wednesday, June 1
Time: 12:00-1:00pm (networking to take place after seminar)
LocationCorte Madera Town Center Community Room, in the office building at the south end: 770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 201
Cost: Free, no need to RSVP

Which social media channels are right for your business? How often should you post? What's the point of social media, anyway? This presentation will highlight the importance of your presence on social media, which platforms make the most sense for your business, and how to incorporate social media into your marketing toolkit.

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Coffee with the Mayor, Board Chair

Date: Friday, June 3
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: San Rafael Chamber, 817 Mission Avenue, San Rafael
Cost: Free. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 1 to [email protected]

Please join us at the Chamber office from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for coffee from Red Whale Coffee, pastries from Panera Bread, and conversation. We will provide a brief overview of the Chamber and give you a chance connect with Mayor Phillips, your fellow members and Chamber Ambassadors. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and share your ideas. We look forward to hearing about how to help the Chamber better serve your business.

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June Mixer at CPi Real Estate Management & Development

Date: Wednesday, June 8
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: CPi Real Estate Management & Development, 103 Shoreline Parkway, Suite 100, San Rafael
Cost: Free for members, $20 for non-members. Please contact Leonard to be placed on the guestlist.

Please join the Chamber for another great networking opportunity!

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More Chamber Events

Friday, June 10:

Friday, June 17, 11:45am-1:00pm:

Thursday, June 23, 6:00-7:30pm:
Save the Date! 2016 Small Business Forum with GO-Biz 
Chamber Member Announcements
Member Spotlight:
Tim Partridge, 32Ten Studios

Did you grow up in the Bay Area?
No, I come from Leeds in North England, and studied in music and electronics in Guildford in the south of England. I went to work for Dolby London and transferred to Dolby San Francisco in 1999. I was a film consultant and worked in more than 25 countries. After 25 years with the company, I took a break and found myself in special effects, now on the picture side of things rather than the sound side.

The Member Spotlight is a new feature that helps you get to know your fellow members! Spotlight Members are chosen at random.
Learn About Membership with the California Film Institute

Film has the power to inspire, educate, entertain and create conversation.
As a CFI member, you will be at the heart of it.

  • 365 days of innovative programming at the non-profit Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center - Members get discounted tickets
  • Conversations with filmmakers at the Mill Valley Film Festival - Members get first access
  • CFI Education's visual literacy programs offered to diverse students - Memberships support our free education programs.
Be a part of the conversation... become a member today!
New Member:
The 2016 Creole United Festival
The Creole United Festival celebrates it's 4th year in Marin County, with a vibration of unity, a rhythmic magnet attracting all generations from throughout the U.S. and abroad.
The Festival will be held October 1, 2016, at 11am-6pm, Lagoon Park in San Rafael, California.  This one day event brings high energy, captivating entertainment by national and international musicians featuring performances by GRAMMY Nominated, Andre Thierry with special guest bands from California, Louisiana and Texas.
FUN FOR ALL AGES, Festival goers will find an assortment of delicious food vendors selling California and Louisiana favorites; gumbo, jambalaya, boudin, alligator, red beans & rice, a variety of mouthwatering BBQ and seafood, southern desserts, craft beer, wine, beverages and more!
An unforgettable day where music and culinary arts come together to create an atmosphere indicative of Louisiana at its finest.
Community Events
San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club 
6/7: Opening Game. Phil Lesh to Sing National Anthem!
7/16: Great Race Night at the Pacifics
Plan Bay Area
City of San Rafael
Italian Street Painting Marin
About Us
Chamber Staff
Main Office Number 415-454-4163

Joanne Webster
President & CEO
Leonard Weingartenleonard
Director of 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
Political Action

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