You’re Invited to the West County Business Expo

RICHMOND! Here’s another great way to promote your business to the entire West County Area! Richmond businesses are invited to the 2011 West County Business Expo on Friday, August 19, from 4pm to 7pm. Want the most value for your buck? Want B2B networking? Want over 2,000 consumers looking at...

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A Duck Ride in Richmond

The Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA is open to visitors every day and and is now preparing for the 2011 Home Front Festival on October 15th. The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is bringing one of the amphibious “duck” vehicle from San Francisco to...

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Free Business Training Workshops

How To Be an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century Thurs, June 23, 7:15AM – 9:00AM –  RSVP by June 20th How To Market and Get Real Results Thurs, June 30, 7:15AM – 8:30AM –  RSVP by June 27th Location: Carrows Restaurant, 6120 Potrero Avenue, El Cerrito Directions These Business Training...

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Richmond voters reject sales tax increase

Article by Hannah Dreier, Contra Costa Times. Posted: 06/07/2011 09:16:11 PM PDT View full article at www.contracostatimes.com. RICHMOND — Richmond voters handed Measure D a resounding defeat Tuesday, making it clear they are not willing to pay more taxes to restore services for children and poor people. With all precincts...

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Chamber opposes Measures C and D

Last March, the Richmond City Council passed an ordinance to enact a ½ percent transactions and use tax (sales tax) to be administered by the State Board of Equalization, subject to approval by the City voters at the June 7, 2011 special election. The City projects the sales tax would...

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The Most Dangerous Cities In America

Richmond dropped out of the “top 10 most dangerous cities in America” based on 2010 crime records. Oakland and Stockton made the top 10. Article by 24/7 Wall St. Posted on May 24, 2011, www.247wallst.com Yesterday, the FBI trumpeted the news that violent crime dropped 5.5% in 2010 while reported...

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Chevron Richmond Submits Application to Restart Refinery Project

Melissa Hollander, Manager of Communications for Chevron Richmond, informed the community today that they have “taken a very important step to restart the Chevron Renewal Project.” Read her comments and the official press release below: “Today, Chevron submitted a Conditional Use Permit application to the city of Richmond initiating a...

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The Man Behind Richmond’s Renaissance

Crime is down, business is up, and the city is avoiding major budget cuts thanks to Bill Lindsay, perhaps the Bay Area’s best city manager. Article by John Geluardi, East Bay Express, www.eastbayexpress.com Early each morning on Richmond’s waterfront, just a few hundred feet from where thousands of men and...

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Richmond makes the short list

Article by Suzanne Bohan, Contra Costa Times, www.contracostatimes.com Contributions by staff writer Robert Jordan. Posted: 05/09/2011 04:07:44 PM PDT Berkeley lab selects six Bay Area sites as finalists for second campus Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory on Monday revealed six East Bay sites on the short list for the lab’s second campus,...

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