Non-profits that are members of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce come free, invite your staff!
“End Hunger While Helping Stimulate the Local Economy”
An estimated 4,000 households in Richmond are living under the federal poverty line, but are not yet enrolled in the CalFresh program.CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps) is the back bone in the fight against hunger throughout California…
Another successful quarterly Breakfast for Business was held on Aug 31, 2016. 200 business people enjoyed great networking and heard Devin Lars and Alex Wilcox on struggles to success in building a business. Thank you everyone who attended. Please join us for our next Breakfast for Business in October. Date and location TBD.
A very special Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!
RCOC Business Referral Network
The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a brand new benefit for its members: the opportunity to join a BNI-like business networking program called Business Referral Network, or BRN.
The BRN program already exists in several other Bay Area Chambers of Commerce such as San Ramon, Oakland, San Mateo, and San José. Many of our Chamber members already belong to a BNI chapter. However, there are currently no BNI chapters in Richmond, so our members travel to other cities to get the BNI experience.
The Business Referral Network is a proactive member group of and sponsored by the Richmond Chamber whose objective is to provide a bi-monthly networking program for the purpose of generating new business through referrals from fellow members.
Each BRN group will have 25-45 members, and shall consist of members representing non-competing businesses and organizations. To be eligible for membership in the Business Referral Network, a company must:
A) Be a member in good standing with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
B) Not be in competition with any other member of the Business Referral Network.
C) Be in a position to provide referral group members with legitimate pre-qualified referrals.
We anticipate that this program will be very popular, so act quickly to secure your business’s place in the first group.
The cost to join BRN is just $150 a year. For more information on membership requirements and expectations, and to access an application, click here.
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First Responders BBQ Appreciation
The Richmond Chamber of Commerce & their Sponsors welcome everyone in the community for the 10th Annual First Responders BBQ Luncheon and Dinner. At this event, we honor all our First Responders
from the surrounding areas who continually
promote safety and service in our community.
All Police, Fire, and EMT eat fee!
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Lunch 11:00 – 2 pm Chili Cook Off
Dinner 5 pm -7 pm Live music, No-Host Bar
Show your appreciation by sponsoring this Luncheon while you promote your Business!
Contact Yolanda@rcoc.com (510)234-3512 for details or Click here
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Volunteer to become a Writer Coach
Volunteer to become a Writer Coach
at Richmond High School, Kennedy High School or Lovonya DeJean Middle School!
Writer coaches work with students one-on-one on their writing assignments and build caring relationships along the way. Coaches support students to think critically and to express their ideas in writing clearly and confidently. To develop these skills, crucial to college and workplace success, most students need more support than their schools can provide. Coaching is a way to engage with young people in our public schools and to be an integral part of your community.
Register today to become a volunteer coach and attend an upcoming training:
WCC6 Fridays 9/9 & 9/16 9:30-12:30 pm Alvarado Adult School
WCC7 Tuesdays 9/13 & 9/20 12:00-3:00 pm Alvarado Adult School
Renaissance Richmond: Las Redes Sociales y su Negocio
Un taller de tres horas para aprender como comunicarse mejor a través de Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube y otros recursos de la red social, para promover su negocio!
En este taller, descubra cual plataforma es la mas apropiada para cumplir su meta de negocio, comprenda las bases de una comunicación efectiva y cree una estrategia sencilla pero con objetivos claros, para cumplir sus metas, planificando por adelantado.
September 19 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Renaissance Richmond1500 MacDonald Avenue, Richmond, CA
At our first Coalition Quarterly Meeting on September 21, 2016, we will present the results of our summer and after-school literacy needs assessment, developed with Public Profit and distributed to over 50 partners in the summer of 2016. The resulting early literacy resource map contains data from dozens of organizations and partners offering literacy programs and services to children 0-9 years of age.
At this event, we will come together as a community of education advocates to talk about the identified gaps in early literacy services in West County, and to develop a plan of implementation in response to the needs that have been identified in our needs assessment. Refreshments will be served, and there will be structured time for networking and building partnerships.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
East Bay Center for Performing Arts
339 11th Street
Richmond, CA 94801
For more information, and to register for the event, click here
Renaissance Richmond Charla: Estructuras Legales para Negocios con Abogado Luis Montes
¿Conoce usted la mejor estructura legal para su pequeño neogcio? La estructura legal representa la forma en que el negocio está organizado. Es muy importante elegir la mejor estructura legal ya que ésta afectará todos los aspectos de su empresa, desde el pago de los impuestos hasta la responsabilidad financiera personal. Las estructuras legales más comunes son coporacion, sociedad de responsabilidad limitada, sociedad general, corporacion S, y propietario unico. Infórmese sobre estas clases de estructuras legales en este taller con el abogado Luis Montes.
Free to the public to enter and will feature live music. Games for kids, food and drinks, face-painting, and other activities for people of all ages will be available with purchase of a ticket. A portion of the proceeds will go to help fund Pt. Richmond non-profit programs. The event takes place at Judge George Carroll Park in Pt. Richmond.
Come check your local Boy Scout & Girl Scout Units!
Pinewood Derby Racing
Bean Bag Launchers
FREE S’mores & Popcorn!
Games & More!
Sunday, September 25, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Camp Herms, 1100 James Place, El Cerrito CA 94530
Families of boys and girls interested in Scouting.
Nominations for our 2017 East Bay Innovation Awards opened August 12.
There are 8 competitive categories: Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Tech, Education, Engineering & Design, Food, Information and/or Communication Technology, Life Sciences and Catalyst of the Year. The Catalyst category is for an organization/company crossing traditional boundaries. The deadline for nomination submissions is September 28, 2016. Visit the 2017 East Bay Innovation Awards website for more information and the online nomination form.
The event will be hosted on March 9, 2017 at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland (5:00 pm – 8:30 pm). Registration for the event will open in January 2017. Sponsorship opportunities are available: info@EastBayEDA.org
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