San Francisco Chamber Business this Week
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District 6 Packs the House
The Chamber, in partnership with Supervisor Jane Kim, hosted a Neighborhood Business Summit last Thursday at collaborative work space WeWork. The Supervisor spoke about San Francisco's affordability crisis, her compromise measure on housing with Mayor Ed Lee and her Chamber supported Fair Chance or "Ban the Box" legislation. Attendees networked with representatives from local businesses and merchant associations, non-profits and business resource providers. Thank you to our hosts WeWork and Momo's and our sponsors, PG&E and Recology. Stay tuned for the next neighborhood business summit to be held later this year.
 
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Whats New Pic   ChinaSF to Host California Asian Business Summit
Chamber foundation partner ChinaSF is partnering with the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship, and the CalAsian Chamber of Commerce to host the Californian Asian Business Summit, sponsored by PG&E. The long-standing goal of this annual event has been to shine a light on the significant impacts that Asian Pacific Islander (API) businesses, both domestic and abroad, have on the state’s economy.  The summit, which takes place September 18 – 19, will bring together corporate, business and government leaders to explore cutting edge issues affecting California and the broader global economy and includes a host of innovative speakers including Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom. Read more.
     
Whats New Pic   The Chamber is Hiring!
Chamber partners are encouraged to visit SFChamber.com to learn about open positions with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Currently, the Chamber is looking for a new Vice President of Marketing and Communications to lead the Chamber’s marketing and communications programs and activities and protect and enhance the organization’s reputation and visibility through proactive and responsive media and communications strategies.  Read more.
     
Whats New Pic   Save the Date for Chamber Visibility Webinar Part Two
The Chamber will be presenting the second-part of the webinar series detailing how to boost your company’s visibility through Chamber-based opportunities. On August 5 participants will take part in a guided demonstration of how to access and utilize the features on SFChamber.com to increase awareness of your business and drive traffic to your website. The demonstration will review how to post an event to the Community Calendar, promote your special offers and discounts and enhance your business’ listing in the Chamber’s online directory. Read more.
     

 

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  • The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to include a measure increasing minimum wage in the city on the November ballot. Read more.
  • The Board also voted to place a policy statement on the ballot that would set specific housing development goals for the city, including Mayor Lee’s plan to build or rehabilitate 30,000 housing units by 2020. Read more.
  • Board Supervisor Scott Wiener put a measure on the ballot to tie Muni funding to the city’s population growth. Read more.
  • Board Supervisor Eric Mar introduced legislation to mandate predictable work schedules for retail workers and require chain stores to offer additional work hours to part-time employees before hiring new or temporary workers. Read more.
  • San Francisco’s Department of Emergency Management signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbnb to pre-identify hosts willing to open their doors in the event of a disaster. Read more.
 
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  Spa Happy Hour at the Mandarin Oriental
August 5, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
The Five-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is delighted to host a Spa Happy Hour Open House to launch our new Spa Happy Hour Menu. For those looking for a way to unwind, de-stress, or calm their mind after work before returning home to their loved ones our new Spa Happy Hour Menu offers an ideal selection of treatments. READ MORE AND SIGN UP TODAY

     
  Small Business Issues Forum
August 6, 12 – 1:30 PM
Join us at our August Small Business Issues Forum for a presentation by Christine Hueber, the #1 LinkedIn All Time Female Expert and Top 1% Most Viewed Profile! Christine will provide attendees with tips and tricks for ensuring you and your business are maximizing the potential of LinkedIn. READ MORE AND SIGN UP TODAY

     
button_pubpolicy   Public Policy Forum: Feeding Forward
August 12, 12 – 1 PM
Please join us at our August Public Policy Forum to learn about Feeding Forward, Inc. Feeding Forward uses technology to connect businesses and organizations with excess edible food to feed those in need, ending hunger and food waste instantly. Businesses will learn how to become engaged, request food pick-ups, and how the program matches donations with nearby community service agencies in need. READ MORE AND SIGN UP TODAY

     
  Business After Hours: Design Plus Consignment Gallery
August 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Join the Chamber and GGBA (Golden Gate Business Association) for a special networking event at Design Plus Consignment Gallery. Their 6,000 square feet chic showroom is located in SOMA and offers affordable prices for an eclectic inventory of furniture, art, antiques, and collectibles — one of a kind items selected from distinctive homes and designer showrooms. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and a drink while making connections with members of both organizations. READ MORE AND SIGN UP TODAY

     
 
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