The Chamber convenes our members and the greater community to bring together multiple voices and experiences with collective goal of making Oakland and the East Bay a great place for businesses, visitors, and residents alike. Keep up to date on the opportunities for these meaningful convenings via the weekly “Chamber Events” e-blast.
Economic Development Forums
Convenes to inform and engage members and the community in meaningful dialogue about economic development projects and issues in Oakland and the East Bay. Second Wednesdays, 3:00p.m – 4:30p.m.
"Inside Oakland" Public Policy Breakfasts
Convenes and covers timely political topics in Oakland through discussion with city leaders. Fourth Fridays, 8:30a.m. –10:00am.
Community Impact Committee (CIC)
A unique program bringing together for-profit and nonprofit organizations in furtherance of productive partnerships committed to philanthropy and social mission. Bi-monthly.
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.
Oakland Chamber Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
The Chamber’s largest annual program with over 500+ guests dedicated to celebrating Oakland and the many individuals and businesses that contribute to our continued success, held annually in June.
Oakland Economic Development and Forecast
The Chamber’s annual presentation of Oakland’s District Economics Report; a contextual overview of national and state economics as a backdrop for understanding what drives Oakland’s business and tourism economies, held annually in January.
This annual springtime summit brings together business, industry, and community organizations. Market updates, panel discussions, keynote address, guest speakers highlight progress and issues.
The Chamber’s professional and civic development, networking, and leadership training program, offering Oakland’s current and future leaders the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the role leadership plays in Oakland, and prepares participants for roles on commissions, non-profit boards, elected office, and greater community engagement. The program runs monthly October through May and is by application only.
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.
Oaklander's Talk Tech
Analysis of Oakland’s emerging technology sector, update on the Chamber’s District Indicators Project, and discussion on developing Oakland’s tech workforce, held annually in September at Pandora Headquarters.
Small Business programs & events
The East Bay’s most robust fall B2B gathering. Convene, connect, and celebrate the opportunities, plans, and potential of local small business and nonprofits.
Pulse of Oakland Poll Breakfast
The Chamber’s influential annual citywide poll addresses key voter and constituent questions prior to elections, held in the fall.