June 2016 E-Brief 
Business Showcase Named BEST Chamber Event in the North Bay!

The Chamber is incredibly proud that the 2015 Business Showcase was recognized by the NorthBay biz Readers Poll as being the BEST Chamber Event in the North Bay. The Chamber was also named the Gold Medal Chamber of the North Bay. We are particularly proud to have been recognized alongside fourteen members who emerged as the best in their categories.

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Message from Board Chair
Bob Herbst
I recently reconnected with an old business school colleague.  When I mentioned that I am currently chairing the Board of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, he asked me, what does that involve? I'd like to share here with you just a part of what I told him, in order to give you a sense of all that your Chamber is doing to strengthen business conditions in San Rafael and advocate for our members.

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Upcoming Events: Expand Your Connections

Friday, June 17, 11:45am - 1:00pm
Ambassador Power Lunch for 1st & 2nd Year Members

Saturday, June 18

Thursday, June 23, 6:00-7:00pm
Thursday, July 14, 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday, July 28, 5:00-7:00pm
Ribbon Cutting at Gathering Thyme

Thursday, September 22, 4:00-7:00pm
Chamber News
excelExcellence in Education Event Honors Seven Incredible Local Educators

On Wednesday, May 11, the Chamber was honored to recognize seven local educators for the amazing work they do for our students. Thank you to event sponsors California Film Institute (learn about membership with CFI), Redwood Credit Union and Fusion Academy.

endorseChamber-endorsed Candidates and Measures Win on Election Day

County Supervisor, District 2: Katie Rice
County Supervisor, District 3: Kate Sears
County Supervisor, District 4: Runoff between Chamber-endorsed candidate Dominic Grossi and candidate Dennis Rodoni
Measure B - passed
Measure D - passed
Congratulations to Assemblymember Marc Levine and Congressman Jared Huffman
Business Resources
City and County News
Promoting and Connecting our Community
Chamber Members
New Members May 2016

Big Cat Advertising - Advertising
BMW San Rafael - Automobile Dealers
Firestone Complete Auto Care - Tires - Dealers & Repairing
Frequency Yoga and Fitness - Health & Fitness Clubs/Trainers & Equipment
Ghirardo CPA - Accountants - Certified Public
Green River Financial Services - Financial Consulting and Services
Le Comptoir - Restaurants
Marin Capital Management - Finance & Investments
Marine Applied Research & Exploration - Social Service Organizations/ Non- Profit
MARINSPACE - Consultants
The Nelson Group, Inc - Real Estate
Umpqua Bank San Rafael - Banks, Credit Unions, Savings & Loan Associations
The Web Store - Web Site Design & Development
Member Milestones May 2016

96 Year Member
Minto & Wilkie Insurance Agency, Inc.

67 Year Member
MacPhail Properties Inc.

65 Year Member
The Dutra Group

55 Year Member

Petersen-Rake Estate

21-30 Year Members
Alta Cuisine
InSite Networks
Semple Appraisals, Inc.

11-20 Year Members
Allen, Bettini & Carter, Inc.
Anspach Financial Group

2-10 Year Members
32Ten Studios
Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership
Dan Fix Landscape Construction Co.
Downtown San Rafael BID
Downtown Streets Team
Panera Bread
San Rafael Clean Campaign
Taste Kitchen and Table
Terrapin Crossroads

1st Year Renewing Members
1050 Northgate Property Owner, LLC
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin
Holmes Burrell Real Estate
Marin Art and Garden Center
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June Leaders Circle Spotlight Members:

The non-profit California Film Institute celebrates and promotes film as art and education through year-round programming at the non-profit Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. More

Kaiser Permanente leads the way in making lives better through its unique integrated health care model that continues to receive national and local recognition. More 

The San Francisco Chronicle is the largest newspaper in Northern California and the second largest on the West Coast. More


Business Savings

Member2Member Deal of the Month:
Marin Ace Hardware
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: 
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President & CEO 
Director of Business Development 
Marketing and Program Manager 
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