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All members of the Richmond Chamber are invited to write an article. Articles must be submitted by the 25th of every month and will be released at the beginning of the month in our monthly newsletter. 500 word max. Please submit your article at Newsletter@rcoc.com
The Riggers Loft Wine Company located next to the SS Red Oak Victory, opens their doors to host the Richmond Chamber’s Monthly Networking Mixer.Great ambiance, delicious wine and appetizers, a wonderful view, and a very friendly and welcoming staff is what really made this evening complete! Thank you Kevin & Barbara for welcoming us to your business! More photos from the event are on the Mercury News Website here!
RCOC Open House Sponsored by Sonic.
A very successful Open House was held on June 16th at the new and modern Richmond Chamber of Commerce office. More than 60 people gathered for lunch, provided by El Sol Restaurant and Quiche & Carry. Thank you to our sponsor Sonic, and their great team for their great hospitality and information booth for our guests!
Sonic prides themselves on providing fast, and affordable internet access to all their customers. For more details and information please email Edgar de Leon , or call
City Council Meeting
Items of note for #RichmondBusinesses in the upcoming #RichmondCityCouncil Meeting
Richmond City Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 5.
H-20: A 0.005% Sales Tax to fund transportation improvements in Contra Costa County & Amendments to the Growth Management Program in the Measure J Transportation Expenditure Plan to match that found in the 2016 Proposed Transportation Expenditure Plan.
I-2: Public Hearing to consider certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Rezoning, and Vesting Tentative Map for the Terminal One Project. “Proposed development of the site includes residential and public open space uses, as well as road, trail, and other improvements on and off the Project site.” (City of Richmond, CA. Official Website)
J-1: Resolution in support of amendments to Senate Bill 1107 “which extends the opportunity for citizen-funded election programs to all local governments in the State of California, including general law cities”
K-2: Resolution to submit to the voters a measure to assess a litter tax on certain businesses. “Under the proposal, the city’s fast food businesses, liquor stores, convenience markets, gas station mini-marts and large retailers serving carryout food would pay annual taxes. The proposal was fashioned after a similar first-of-its-kind tax in Oakland that passed in 2006.
The annual tax may range from $233 to $3,800 depending on the amount of a business’ gross receipts, according to city staff. The city could take in as much as $675,000 annually if all businesses complied with the tax requirement, according to its preliminary figures.
Come and Support Richmond Chamber Events
This July Mixer we are celebrating our Small Business of the Year and 20 years of La Strada Restaurant!
YES is Hiring! Development & Communications Manager
We are pleased to announce that YES Nature to Neighborhoods is currently seeking a Development & Communications Manager to join our growing team. This is a full-time position and the application period will be open until July 18, 2016. For a full job description, please open the attached document or click here to view online.
Summer is here!
Take this opportunity to tune up your PCs, remove your viruses and back up your data at Nerd Crossing. Not sure why your computer is having problems? Nerd Crossing offers FREE diagnoses. So stop by the Nerd HQ and let the Nerds take a look!