Chamber News

New Light on Formula Retail

January 23, 2014 – The San Francisco Planning Department presented initial findings from the first phase of its study of Formula Retail (“chain stores”) Thursday. The study found of the more than 10,000 retail establishments in the city, only 11 percent fit the definition of ‘formula retail.”

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Changes to SF’s Business Tax

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.

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Supervisor Scott Wiener at the Chamber

January 16, 2014 – Chamber members heard from Supervisor Scott Wiener (District 8) Wednesday at the January Supes for Lunch. Supervisor Wiener discussed his proposed tax on sugary beverages, the city’s transportation concerns and the need to address the current housing crisis.

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Chamber Welcomes 2014 Board Chair and Committee Assignments

January 16, 2014 – The Chamber thanks outgoing Chair of the Board Greg Cosko, President & CEO, Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, for his service and welcomes Peter Gruebele, Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo’s Regional Commercial Bank in San Francisco, as the 2014 Chair of the Board.

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SF Chamber News

Supervisor Eric Mar at the Chamber

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.

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SF Chamber News

S.F. Embraces Small Business Saturday

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.

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