January 16, 2014 – Chamber members learned about the new changes to business taxes and fees, including the gross receipts tax, on Tuesday from Greg Kato, Policy and Legislative Manager with the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector.
As the Warriors kick off another exhilarating season, momentum is building for the team’s return to San Francisco and the state-of-the-art arena and entertainment venue they plan to call home by the start of the 2017-18 basketball season. And it’s not just fans who are excited.
A few of San Francisco’s voters have spoken, and they’ve spoken loudly: They’re not crazy about big developments on the city’s waterfront. KQED
When San Francisco voters resoundingly quashed a high-rise luxury condominium development set for the city’s waterfront, they signaled their resistance to the Warriors basketball arena planned for a mile up the road, opponents of both projects say. San Francisco Chronicle
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce today launched its redesigned website, www.SFChamber.com, and announced new partnership packages to better serve San Francisco’s unique and innovative business community. The new website and membership offerings build off the Chamber’s recent re-branding initiative and help deliver on the organization’s mission to attract,
Target and its partnership with the Heart of America Foundation gave the Hillcrest Elementary School Library a “makeover.” The library remodel leveraged environmentally sustainable materials and furniture and is bringing new technology and 2,000 books to the school.
Nextdoor has secured $60 million in new funding led by new investors, John Doerr and Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lee Fixel of Tiger Global Management.
Luminalt CEO Jeanine Cotter was elected to the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) Board of Directors this month.
Wells Fargo invested $1 million in Grameen America to fund microloans to low-income women entrepreneurs in California and Texas and presented a $300,000 check to GLIDE in support of social services to help people break the cycles of poverty.
The Chamber’s Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC) was awarded a Certificate of Honor from the Small Business Commission of the City and County of San Francisco Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce today released its annual economic scorecard – the Paychecks & Pink Slips Scorecard – revealing the Board of Supervisors’ continued progress growing the economy, creating jobs and improving government efficiency in San Francisco.
Chamber members heard from District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar Monday at the December Supes for Lunch. Supervisor Mar discussed his plan for a tax on sugary beverages, the need to address the city’s housing issues, and the fight to bring more reliable transportation to San Francisco communities. “As a transit-first city there’s a lot we can do to make public transportation more of a viable option,” said Supervisor Mar. “I’m a big proponent of doing what we can now to improve service as part of a ramp-up to large-scale solutions, like the Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project.” The next Supes for Lunch is January 15 with Supervisor Scott Wiener.
The Chamber joined former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, San Francisco Office of Small Business Executive Director Regina Dick-Endrizzi and other small business advocates Saturday, November 30 to kick-off Small Business Saturday in San Francisco.
Walgreens, The Presidio Trust, Splunk, San Francisco International Airport, Edible Excursions, Nextdoor, Webcor Builders and Beth Sutkus Thompson presented with Top Awards Honoring Business Excellence
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of its prestigious Excellence in Business (Ebbies) Awards presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch,
Bold New Look and Feel for San Francisco’s Largest Business Network
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce today unveiled a new logo and brand identity to better reflect San Francisco’s unique and innovative business community.
San Francisco, September 17, 2013 – The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has appointed David Kaufman as the new Chair of the Board for its foundation. Established in 1990, the Chamber’ foundation houses strategic initiatives including: the San Francisco Center for Economic Development (SFCED),
New San Francisco Economic Forecast Reveals Strong Per Capita Income Growth; Peter Gruebele of Wells Fargo Named Chair-elect of San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
San Francisco, September 11, 2013 – More than 300 business and civic leaders convened today at ForecastSF 2013,
San Francisco, August 21, 2013 – With little progress made to date during the 60-day cooling off period ordered by Governor Jerry Brown for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1555 and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021,
San Francisco, August 15, 2013 – The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce today announced the finalists for the 2013 Excellence in Business Awards (the “Ebbies”), San Francisco’s preeminent awards competition honoring excellence in business, presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.