cChevron’s Richmond Refinery processes over 240,000 barrels of crude oil a day in the manufacture of petroleum products including motor gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel and lubricants.

However, there is more to Chevron’s operations than simply providing trusted energy supplies. Since 1902, the Chevron Richmond Refinery has been a proud member of the Richmond community. Being your neighbor is a job we have always taken seriously, from our commitment to safe operations to providing more jobs than any other private employer in the area.

As part of the community, it’s important for us to have an open dialogue and an opportunity to engage with our neighbors. We regularly meet with residents, community groups and elected officials. This gives our neighbors an opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns, whether it’s about specific activities at the refinery or larger community issues. Learn more at



kaiserFrom Kaiser Permanente’s inception in 1945, the nonprofit organization has led with innovation, beginning with its prepaid health care services offered to Richmond shipyard workers during World War II to keep them healthy.

The organization has grown in the East Bay since then, yet exists today with the same mission in mind: to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of its members and the communities they serve. Kaiser Permanente’s East Bay Area includes its flagship Oakland and Richmond medical centers serving 15 cities and municipalities within Alameda County and the western part of Contra Costa County.

Today, a team of 716 licensed physicians and 5,552 employees serve approximately 281,000 members yearly. Kaiser Permanente strives to maintain a diverse workforce to reflect the needs of the community and is a leader in social responsibility with programs designed to keep you healthy and remain healthy. Among many other distinctions Kaiser Permanente recently received recognition by the Leapfrog Group as one of 10 “Top Hospitals in the country in 2010.”

Convenience for their members is a top priority for Kaiser Permanente: The secure Members web site allows you to schedule appointments, e-mail your doctor, refill your prescriptions, review lab results, find health education classes, learn about wellness, and anything else at the reach of your fingertips. Visit


courtyardCourtyard by Marriott is all about Refreshing Business. We want to provide guests with an environment that offers smart, energizing choices so that guests can make the most of their time on the road. Courtyard strives to accommodate our guests’ needs to stay connected, productive and refreshed during their stay.

The people who work at the Richmond Courtyard by Marriott are known for working with local businesses to improve the lives of people in the community.  Our diverse involvement in the community includes working with the Richmond firefighters and police officers annually at the YMCA holiday toy drive, donating slightly used furniture and supplies to local charity organizations and shelters, and planting new trees and plants at local parks.  Also, twice a week students from the California Autism Foundation come to the Courtyard by Marriott to work a few hours with our housekeeping team.

In 2010, the hotel finished a large renovation in all guest rooms, corridors and meeting spaces.  All 141 guestrooms feature a comfortable sitting area, 11” mattresses, 32” flat panel televisions, ergonomic desk chairs, and two phones with data ports.  Complimentary services include in-room coffee, on-site free parking, wireless internet access in all rooms and public areas. The hotel offers up to 3,000 square feet of newly renovated banquet space for your corporate meeting or special event. Visit



hHornblower Cruises & Events has been California’s leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company for nearly 30 years. With 35 distinct vessels, ranging from cozy, custom- designed catamarans to the 3 largest dining yachts on the West Coast, Hornblower welcomes guests for classic sightseeing and dining cruises, corporate outings, weddings, special events, environmental tours and film shoots. In California, the company sails from San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey and San Diego. Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, which are Hornblower subsidiaries and National Park Service concessionaires, provide water transportation services to Alcatraz Island, the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Learn more by calling 1-888-HORNBLOWER. Visit