A New Year’s Message from Our CEO Rodney Fong


To the Members of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce,

As we begin 2021, I wanted to take a moment to recognize our resilient San Francisco business community for their continued dedication to our City. This is not the time to turn our backs on San Francisco, but rather a time to embrace our Golden City. Last year was not what we expected as we were faced with some of the most challenging times in history. COVID-19 has taken many things from us. However, it cannot take away our history, culture, quest to innovate, or our mandate for equality. It’s time to dig deep and rebuild our City to be better than before.

Like so many of our Members, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce had to pivot our business model. Over the past eleven months, the Chamber team has been working remotely and has creatively adapted our business model to better serve the needs of our Members. Our team has produced over 30 virtual events that have been viewed by thousands of Members and Non-Members alike. Our Small Business team supported hundreds of small businesses, helping them navigate through ever-changing governmental regulations. We virtually met with local, national, and global leaders to learn best practices on economic recovery. Locally, the Chamber Public Policy team has pushed for relief and represented our business community during countless Board of Supervisor meetings and other Public Hearings.

One thing that has not changed is our continued dedication to San Francisco’s business community and our recognition that San Francisco has always been a place of innovation and change. That is what makes this City special. For 170 years, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has navigated through boom and bust economies and we will continue to evolve.


As we start a new year, I invite you to join and support the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce as we embark together into the next chapter of San Francisco.

Rodney Fong
President and CEO
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce



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