It was a 'Chamber Day' at Golf Tournament

Weekly News Update Presented by the Oakland Metro Chamber
October 17, 2012
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Dear Members & Friends,


It was a 'Chamber Day' at golf tournament


On a beautiful, "Chamber of Commerce Day" in the Oakland hills at Sequoyah Country Club, Monday's 21st annual Golf Classic was a classic success. Thank you to top corporate sponsors Recology East Bay, Chevron and Degenkolb Engineers, along with a number of other supporters who made the event possible with their generous support.


Congratulations to the Barney & Barney team of Dave Cannon, Pete Sitov, Jason Gambonini and John Chiang for their first place finish. The Torrey Pines Bank foursome of Sedrick Tydus, Mark Scott, Margaret Lowell and Charlie Merrell took second.


Thanks, of course, to the more than 80 golfers who took part in the fun event, to members of the Chamber's Golf Committee, and to Sequoyah Country Club for its wonderful venue and hard work.


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Uptown Body & Fender owner Giovanna Tanzillo always hosts one of the best Chamber "After Five Receptions," and this year is no exception! Uptown Body and Fender (401 26th St.) will hold our monthly After Five Reception on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Don't miss out on Uptown's hippest auto body shop, featuring appetizers, networking, and a French singer. Bring your business cards because this event will be packed. RSVP Here.


Young Professionals Mixer, today, Wednesday, Oct. 17, Ozumo Restaurant, 2251 Broadway, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Breakfast at the Chamber, tomorrow, 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.


Chamber Day at the Races, Friday, Nov. 2, Golden Gate Fields, 1100 Eastshore Frontage Road, Berkeley, 11:15 a.m.-3 p.m. $35 includes valet parking, admission, reserved seating, program, and turf club buffet.


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 


Tax planning webinar - Bell Investment Advisors will host a free webinar, "Small Business Tax Planning," today, Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. The event is part of the firm's ongoing education series providing informational webinars on current topics related to investment management, financial planning, and career/life coaching. Register for the webinar at


An evening with Father Boyle - As part of the 39th annual Holy Names University Alumni Awards ceremony, which will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 19, the school will feature an evening with Father Greg Boyle today, Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Valley Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 7 p.m. Father Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, serving at-risk and gang-involved youth. Info:


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 Waterfront Hotel, 10 Washington St. Info: (510) 433-5829.


Box Art Benefit Auction - The auction, presented by Pro Arts, will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza and feature everything from drinks and good food to live music and art from 100 Bay Area artists. Info: (510) 763-4361 or


Classic Car Jam - This fun event, featuring cars from the '20 to the '60s, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jack London Square. Info:


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. Retrace Amelia Earhart's flight route at the Oakland Aviation Museum.

2. Catch the latest sounds at the Fox Oakland.

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