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SF Chamber Members Celebrate Pride 2018

June 26, 2018
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Nearly one million spectators gathered at the San Francisco Pride Parade for its 48th annual march up Market Street.

As one of the oldest and largest LGBTQ+ parades in the world, the San Francisco Pride Parade’s mission of celebrating and commemorating LGBTQ+ culture began in 1970.

June 2018 Election Results Recap & November Election Forecast

June 20, 2018
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The June election results are all finally in. We’ve broken down the outcomes and how each of the measures that passed will impact the business community.

Measure Chamber Position Outcome Effect on the Business Community
State Measure 68 (Beautiful Parks and Clean Water) Support Passed Increased funds for parks and water system improvements using dollars raised from bond
RM 3 (Bay Area Traffic Relief) Support Passed Increases bridge tolls to fund highway and public transit improvements to reduce traffic congestion
Prop A (Power Facilities Revenue Bonds) Oppose Passed This measure could be used by the City to remove from the voters final authority on municipalization of San Francisco’s power facilities
Prop B (Appointees Running for Office) Support Passed Requires that candidates seeking local or state office resign from City Commissions or Boards
Prop C (Tax Increase for Childcare) Oppose Passed Increased commercial rent costs that may lead businesses to relocate out of San Francisco
Prop F (Legal Representation for Evicted Tenants) Oppose Passed Decreased general funds dollars due to the program costs and increased private costs to address tenant issues

Props D (Tax Increase for Housing and homelessness),

Partner Spotlight: Trade and Invest, British Columbia

June 8, 2018
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Trade and Invest British Columbia works with international enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills, and businesses that make British Columbia an attractive place to work and invest. They support international organizations who want to do business with British Columbia’s innovative and competitive manufacturers and service providers.

Partner Spotlight: Cala Restaurant

May 25, 2018
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Cala Restaurant strives to exceed expectations in service and to provide guests with food and drinks prepared with the best ingredients. Cala is passionate about improving our skills and the experiences of their guests, knowing that attention to the smallest details of their restaurant and genuinely caring for their team,

CleanSafe365 Update: Safe Injection Sites, Are They an Answer?

May 16, 2018
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While there are many contributing factors to the deteriorating state of San Francisco’s streets, the opioid epidemic’s role in perpetuating the cycle of homelessness, crime and filth cannot be ignored. About 8,000 needles are picked up off the streets each month by the public health department alone.

Chamber Members Named 2018 SFBT Best Places to Work

May 15, 2018
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Congratulations to the 11 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce members that were honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the Bay Area Best Places to Work for 2018! This prestigious annual ranking shines the spotlight on local companies that rise to the top in terms of having a happy and engaged workforce.

Partner Spotlight: Collaboration Business Consulting

May 11, 2018
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The mission of Collaboration Business Consulting is to inspire, educate and empower proactive leaders to achieve breakthrough performance. Their firm aids businesses in embedding scalable management and accountability structures while accelerating financial growth, with the average client reaching a 322% three-year growth in revenue.

2018 June Voting Guide

April 16, 2018
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The June election ballot contains critical initiatives that impact San Francisco businesses. Join the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, SF Forward, and the local business community in voting for a better San Francisco on June 5, 2018.

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PROP B / Appointees Running for Office

A Charter amendment requiring appointees on San Francisco boards and commissions to give up their seats when running in state or local elections,

SF Chamber Wraps Up Action-Packed #CityTripDC 2018

March 28, 2018
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The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s delegation of business and civic leaders spent a busy two days in our nation’s capital for the annual CityTrip D.C. advocacy trip.

Our delegates were on Capitol Hill in the middle of a controversial omnibus bill vote and were able to hear from influential policymakers and elected officials on not only the vote but also the inside scoop on other issues facing the federal government.

SF Chamber Welcomes 2018 Board Chair and Committee Assignments

February 21, 2018
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The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce announced today its new Board Chair and committee chairs for 2018. Janis MacKenzie, President of MacKenzie Communications is the 2018 Chair of the Board, and John Gingrich, Managing Director at Accenture is the 2018 Vice Chair.