Member Focus: Omega Pacific Electrical Supply Inc.

Established in 1990, Omega Pacific Electrical Supply, Inc. is an Electrical and Lighting Distributor based in San Francisco, California with offices in both San Francisco and Richmond. The company was founded by Ivy Reid Lewis, an African-American Woman and Native Californian, and incorporated two (2) years later. The mission was...

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Help Stop the Planning Commission’s Attack on Richmond Business

What’s happened? On January 17, the city of Richmond City Council will consider amendments to the General Plan update proposed by Planning Commission (see Resolution linked below).  The proposed amendments, provided by Oakland-based Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), were passed by Planning Commission on November 3, 2011 with no...

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IRS Offers Top Ten Tax Tips

The income tax filing season has begun and important tax documents should be arriving in your mailbox. Even though your return is not due until April, you can make tax time easier on yourself with an early start. Here are the Internal Revenue Service’s top 10 tips to ensure a...

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Announcing Richmond’s GIVE LOCAL Directory

Through its “Think Locally” campaign, initiated in 2010, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce encourages West County residents and businesses to “shop, hire, dine, give” in ways that most benefit our community. As part of this campaign, this “Give Local” directory serves as a guide for donors and volunteers who want...

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New Free Shuttle Downtown!

Information courtesy of the Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau The Richmond Circular Shuttle began operation through its service provider – TransMetro, Inc. on July 1st. The service is funded through the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and can be accessed within a five mile radius to multiple health facilities...

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2011 Economic Summit Videos

Videos from the 2011 Economic Summit featuring keynote speakers, Dr. Christopher Thornberg and Sunne Wright-McPeak, are now available to view on our Facebook Video Page. Dr. Christopher Thornberg Beacon Economics (Part 1 of 4)           Sunne Wright-McPeak The California Emerging Technology Fund (Part 1 of 3)...

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Berkeley Lab Second Campus Preferred Site Announcement Expected in 2012

The Berkeley Lab Second Campus announcement will be moved back to early 2012. Please see the press release below and let’s keep encouraging them that Richmond is the best choice! Berkeley Lab Second Campus Preferred Site Announcement Expected in 2012 Berkeley, CA, November 22, 2011—The University of California announced today...

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Rockets blast off: team wins first game of the season

Photo by Mitzi Mock. Article by Mitzi Mock and Robert Rogers | Nov. 11, richmondconfidential.org This was a night for the underdogs. The Richmond Rockets, the city’s new American Basketball Association team, defeated reigning conference champs the Bay Area Matrix 78-71 in their debut game. “I’m overwhelmed and overjoyed,” said...

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