'Hiring our Heroes' job fair set for this Thursday

Weekly News Update Presented by the Oakland Metro Chamber
February 26, 2013
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Members & Friends,


'Hiring our Heroes' job fair set for this Thursday


Join us on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at the Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive. It's a free hiring fair for both employers and job seekers and is being conducted by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber, and by a number of veterans' services.


For registration questions, contact  Virginia at hiringourheroes@uschamber.com or call (202) 463-5807.


A's luncheon set for April 16


The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and The Salvation Army of Alameda County will host a luncheon to honor the Oakland A's at the Hilton Oakland Airport on Tuesday, April 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


The wives of many A's players will also be recognized for their work with The Salvation Army in serving local families at their shelter and child development center.


A's manager Bob Melvin has been invited, as have A's players and members of A's management.


Individual tickets for the luncheon are $75, which includes parking; tables of ten can be purchased for $1,500, which includes include preferential seating. Sponsorships are also available. Proceeds from the event will go to The Salvation Army of Alameda County and to the Chamber of Commerce Foundation.


For more information or to purchase tickets for the April 16 luncheon, contact Ivette Torres at the Chamber of Commerce at itorres@oaklandchamber.com or at (510) 874-4800, ext. 319.


For information on sponsorships, contact Sara Tarano at The Salvation Army at (510) 645-9710, ext. 219 or at sara.tarano@usw.salvationarmy.org.



 God Bless America!



 Joseph Haraburda, President and CEO




Join us for two exciting Oakland A's games

The Chamber has reserved a section at two Oakland A's games this year that should be particularly entertaining. The first is on Saturday afternoon, April 27 at 1:05 p.m., when the A's take on the Baltimore Orioles at O.co Coliseum. The game will feature free Reggie Jackson bobbleheads to fans as the team recognizes the 30th anniversary of the 1973 Oakland A's, the World Series champions. Many members of the 1973 squad will be on hand, with a celebration taking place on the field prior to the game.


And then, just to make the game even more enticing, the Chamber has acquired Lower Box seats on the Field Level down the first base line within the first 20 rows of the field - and will be selling half-price tickets to children 14 and younger. The $34 adult tickets become $17 for the younger crowd.


The second Chamber game is the first 2013 meeting of the annual "Battle of the Bay," with the A's facing the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, also at O.co Coliseum. The Giants game will be held on Tuesday evening, May 28, with the Chamber holding a block of tickets in the Plaza Level almost directly behind home plate. The first pitch is at 7:05 p.m.


Tickets for the A's-Giants showdown are just $40 per person ($50 for non-members) and the ticket price is guaranteed - even as regular ticket prices increase for this exciting game.


To reserve tickets for the A's-Orioles game on Saturday afternoon, April 27 that features a visit by the 1973 A's champions - or the game on Tuesday evening, May 28 against the San Francisco Giants, follow the links or contact Ivette Torres at itorres@oaklandchamber.com or at (510) 874-4800, ext. 319.



The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber is now selling 2013 California and Federal Employment Posters. If you get one thing to protect your company in 2013 from liability and government fines, it should be the labor law poster (regular or laminated), which is required for all businesses. Whether you have one employee or 1,000 employees, you're required to post 16 state and federal notices. You can avoid fines in the thousands of dollars by purchasing a poster from the Chamber.


For more information or to order your 2013 posters, contact Hank Masler at (510) 874-4808 or at hmasler@oaklandchamber.com


  • After Five Reception, Thursday, Feb. 28, Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, hosted by Blue Heron Catering and Royal Raspberry Catering. Music, Food, and wine from Mills Wine Group. Free for Chamber members, $15 for non-members, 5:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP here.

New Pizza at Round Table - Enjoy the new West Coast Combo at Round Table Pizza at 398 Grand Ave. in Oakland for three meat toppings together (mini pepperoni, oven-roasted chicken and Italian sausage) along with mozzarella, basil and chopped veggies. Info: (510) 834-4555. 


Small Business Workshops - Hilliard Management Group will present a Small Business Taxes Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Chamber offices from 9 a.m. to noon. This workshop will help you avoid excessive tax penalties and reduce your small business' taxes. Then from 1-5 pm, they will present a hands-on Intermediate QuickBooks Workshop discussing data entry techniques, how to appropriately classify expenses, and more. Info: (510) 655-2041 or register at www.hmgworkshops.com/022813ac.


Tax Help Day - The East Bay Association of Enrolled Agents (EBAEA) is presenting a free Tax Help Day on Friday, March 1 at the Women's Initiative for Self Employment, 1814 Franklin St., suite 200, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The EBAEA is a nonprofit association of tax professionals and will be answering tax questions from the public for free. Info: (510) 332-0401.


Oakland Youth Orchestra - Annual Gala Concert & Auction, Saturday, March 2 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Lincoln Avenue in Oakland. Info: (510) 832-7710 or at www.oyo.org.


Celebrating 75 Years - The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a dinner and fundraising event benefiting the Kitchen of Champions Culinary Training Program on Thursday, March 14 at their dining room, 675 23rd St. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Executive chef Robert Dorsey III, previously with Bay Wolf Restaurant, will cook. Info: http://svdp-alameda1.eventbrite.com or call (510) 877-9254.


Authentic Bagels

Douglas P. Davis

Chantelle Lorenz, Massage Therapist

Oakland International Film Festival



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. Ogle the ceiling at the Rotunda Building.


For more information on things to see and do, visit www.visitoakland.org.