The Chamber creates, curates, and produces many events designed to “connect” the diversity and interests of our local and small business partners, including:
OAKPROUD Happy Hour
Great locations, great food, great drinks, great peers, and fantastic door prizes. Hosted by Chamber members. Fourth Thursdays, 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m
East Bay Women in Business (EBWIB)
EBWIB’s mission is to accelerate the success of women in business in the greater East Bay. Dynamic programs, featuring thought-provoking speakers and meaningful networking connect members to key issues facing women in business in the Bay Area. The quarterly luncheon culminates in the annual East Bay Women in Business Awards in October.
Business Referral Network (BRN)
Members (by application only) exchange leads monthly and assist each other in generating business opportunities, while strengthening their relationships within the group.
Small Business "Lunch & Learn" Workshop
Bring your lunch and join us for monthly hands-on workshops covering a host of topics relevant to local business owners.
The Chamber is a leader in regional economic development efforts, founding and convening the Oakland East Bay Business Alliance to speak with one voice regarding a host of workforce and development issues germane to business and industry. The Chamber also participates as a member of the broader Oakland Business Alliance, along with our other Chamber peers, in supporting policies that grow Oakland’s economic base.
Connecting Members to Policy Makers
Chamber staff provide members with updates on legislative and governmental issues impacting business and economic development in Oakland, as well as advice and advocacy at City Hall. Chamber members also serve on multiple City of Oakland boards and commissions that connect business with government.