RESPONDING TO A CRISIS: OAKLAND'S "TUFF SHED" SHELTER SITES
Oakland is aiming to address the needs of our unsheltered residents in a unique way. Businesses, City government, and community groups are working together to move people off sidewalks and into services and housing.
Learn what the City of Oakland is doing here.
Learn what the Chamber, its membership and the community are doing here.
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Small Business & Nonprofit Fair 2018
Be a part of the East Bay's most robust B2B gathering as we convene, connect, and celebrate the rich opportunities, plans, and potential of our #OAKPROUD local small businesses and nonprofits! 4PM-7PM Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Scott's Seafood Jack London Square, in the Pavilion. Small Business and NonProfit workshops; intense networking; exhibits! Register now; limited exhibit space. Sponsorships available; contact Grace Lunardi at email@example.com. For additional information and to register, visit the event page here.
LEADERSHIP OAKLAND NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2018 - 2019
Leadership Oakland is a civic and professional development, networking, and leadership training program of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce. The program offers Oakland’s current and future leaders the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of the role leadership plays in our city and prepares participants for roles on city commissions, non-profit boards, elected office, and greater community engagement. View this page for more information on the application process.
VICTORIA JONES OF THE CLOROX COMPANY RECIPIENT OF THE T. GARY ROGERS COMMUNITY COMMITMENT AWARD AT CHAMBER'S RECENT ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON
A special tribute video revealed Victoria Jones, The Clorox Company, as the 2018, and second, recipient of the T. Gary Rogers Community Commitment Award. The video featured a cast of Oakland and the East Bay's civic, political, business, religious, and community leaders – Regina Jackson, EOYDC; Henry Gardener, former Oakland City Manager; Bishop Bob Jackson, First Acts Full Gospel Church; James Head, East Bay Community Foundation; Laura Stein, The Clorox Company; Zack Wasserman, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean; Robert Harris, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce; Barbara Leslie, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; Brian Rogers, The Rogers Family Foundation, and Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland. The group shared professional and personal stories of their experiences with Jones, ranging from the lighthearted to the poignant, and spanning decades of their personal relationships and interaction, and Jones' positive impact on individuals and organizations, the community, the City, and the East Bay.
THE 113TH ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS LUNCHEON "BREAKING RECORDS" BROKE RECORDS!
It truly was one for the record books! The Chamber brought together all the elements of Oakland's diverse communities for a day of reflection and celebration. From our smallest businesses and organizations to our largest corporations, nearly 45 sponsors, and a cast of hundreds, "Breaking Records" told the stories of challenges, obstacles, successes, and achievement across the city and through the decades.
Thank you, again, to our generous sponsors and to the personal commitment made by each and every one of you in the room. We are, always, #OAKPROUD!
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