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  • COVID-19: Important Community Information

    The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is providing the following information and links as our communities continue to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

    OAKLAND'S OPEN

    The Chamber has launched “Oakland’s Open,” a crowdsourced list of organizations providing modified services during COVID-19. Support these #OAKPROUD organizations where and when you can. Help us build the list by letting us know how you’re adapting and/or which spots you know are operational. The list is open to businesses whether or not they are a Chamber member. Email the Chamber to be included.

    COVID-19 RESOURCES

    A one-stop resource list for essential COVID-19 information, links.

    BUSINESS WORKER RESOURCES

    For Business/Worker information from the City of Oakland.

    OAKLAND FUND FOR PUBLIC INNOVATION

    The Oakland COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide immediate grants to nonprofit organizations working on the frontlines. We are committed to a thoughtful, rapid, and transparent process to disperse the funds collected. The Fund will focus on four priority areas: food, homelessness, community health, and economic security.

    STIMULUS FOR SMALL BUSINESS 

    On April 9 the Chamber hosted a webinar with Julie Clowes, Director of the Small Business Administration District Office, to help small businesses and nonprofits navigate the federal stimulus package and other options. Both Chamber members and nonmembers can view the recorded webinar here and access the slides here

    BRIEFING: STATE OF THE ECONOMY I 

    The Chamber's economist Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics gave a presentation on April 14 about what the COVID crisis is likely to do to our economy and how and when it might recover. The session is available here

    METRO CHAMBER TOWN HALL 

    Mayor Libby Schaaf and incoming City Administrator Ed Reiskin spoke to a members-only gathering of businesses and nonprofits on April 22. The video is available here

    BRIEFING: STATE OF THE ECONOMY II

    The Chamber's economist Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics gave a second presentation on May 13 about what the future recovery might look like. The session is available here

    Check the Chamber's Facebook page for ongoing Chamber and Community information.

    SIGN UP NOW: ROADMAP TO RECOVERY

    As state and county shelter in place health orders are modified and in support of the City of Oakland's Economic Recovery Advisory Council, the Chamber is convening businesses looking to reopen with modified restrictions to engage in conversation about best practices, ask questions, and share information. These informal gatherings will initially begin with four business sectors: restaurant/coffee shops, retail, manufacturing, and personal services. County and state orders are expected to evolve quickly, as will the content and speakers of these conversations. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out this form. Space is limited to facilitate easy dialogue but information will be shared afterwards. This information will be shared with the Economic Recovery Advisory Council during their meetings to ensure broad input.


    Our first discussions will be held on:
    Thursday, May 21st at 10AM for Retail
    Friday, May 22nd at 10AM for Restaurants

    SIGN UP HERE

  •  OAKLAND COMMUNITY KITCHENS INITIATIVE

    The Chamber Foundation is excited to partner with Community Kitchens, a free meal program created to serve Oakland communities suffering from food insecurity during the Covid-19 crisis, as their fiscal sponsor. Originated by the team at Luka's Oakland Taproom & Lounge, the program raises funds to purchase low-cost meals from local restaurants for community distribution to unsheltered residents by non-profit partners including The East Oakland Collective, Berkeley Free Clinic, and People’s Breakfast Oakland. By engaging local restaurants in this effort, Community Kitchens not only feeds Oakland's most vulnerable but also brings much-needed revenue to our deeply impacted small restaurants. DONATE TODAY and follow @ckoakland on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 



  • WELCOME TO THE OAKLAND METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

  • Founded more than one hundred years ago, the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce remains one of the most influential forces in local government and regional economic development. The mission of the Chamber is to secure the economic future of our community, and to enhance the quality of life in the city of Oakland.

    With some 1,000 members, the Chamber is actively involved in public policy and provides valuable resources to members.

    The Chamber proudly offers unprecedented benefits – advocacy, research, small business and nonprofit programming, special member - to - member discounts, award-winning publications and communications platforms, and numerous opportunities to help make local businesses connect and prosper.

    Join us to help make Oakland, and the metropolitan area, an even better place in which to live, work, and play.

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