Oakland Metro Chamber of Commerce Presents Series on Navigating our Return to Work

Businesses of all sizes are navigating a safe and productive return to work for their employees, clients and customers. But as public health directives change, public safety concerns grow and uncertainty remains as COVID variants persist the Chamber is providing two information sessions for our members and local businesses covering everything you need know for our City’s return to work.

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Chamber Hosts Conversations on Supporting Oakland’s Unsheltered Population

The issues contributing to homelessness are as complex as the solutions needed to address this growing crisis – and we know this is the number one issue for Oaklanders.

What we also know is no one person, organization, or elected body can solve this independent of others. This crisis impacts our entire community and we need to come together, find what is working and what isn’t and focus our collective efforts.

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In Memory of Tom Guarino

It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Tom Guarino on December 30th from COVID. Having worked in Public Affairs for PGE for close to 20 years as well as CEO of not one but two Chamber’s in Northern California, Tom was a dedicated member of our Chamber family and a giant presence in Oakland.

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What the New Oakland City Council Will Mean for Businesses

The Chamber is finding new ways to continue providing our members and the community with events and briefings to keep Oakland informed and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. From Town Halls with the Mayor to Small Business Administration webinars, you can peruse an archive of selected event recordings and materials online.

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Oakland Community Kitchens Initiative

Community Kitchens

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.

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