Ambassador Email Signature
As a Chamber Ambassador, we want you to celebrate the Chamber and help people. An easy way to let people know you’re a Chamber Ambassador is by adding it to your email signature.
If an employer is hiring, refer them to our free job board.
To post a job: bit.ly/alamedajobopening
If someone is looking for new employment, they can find it for free on the Chamber job board.
To find a job: bit.ly/alamedajobs
We offer a lot of opportunities for people to get involved with the Chamber. In 2020 and 2021, we doubled the size of our committees. Many of our committees are open to the public so everyone is encouraged to join, while some are members only. Some Chamber committees are industry specific, while others are based on interests or solutions.
Alameda Women Leaders (AWL)
AWL is a diverse, women-led group designed to empower and support women in business through leadership, advocacy, education, scholarship, and mentorship.
No matter what career stage you’re in, we look to help you meet your personal and professional goals and create valuable relationships in a supportive environment.
In addition, AWL’s partnership with Girls Inc. of the Island City will provide powerful role models, career mentors, and internship opportunities for the girls and teens they serve.
The Ambassador Program acts as an extension of the Alameda Chamber and is a recognized liaison group between the Chamber, its members, and the community.
The mission of the Ambassadors is to actively promote and represent the Alameda Chamber of Commerce in the business community. The committee orients new members on the benefits of Chamber membership, helps existing members remain involved, and refers prospective members to the appropriate channels.
If you think a new member would be a great addition to this committee, let us know.
Government Relationship Economic Development Committee (GREDC)
The Economic Development Committee promotes the local, state, and federal legislative interests of the business community and works to highlight and discuss issues of interest. It is also dedicated to identifying and solving the key economic issues facing the City of Alameda.
Maritime is historically the largest economic sector on the island. This committee addresses the maritime industry’s needs, concerns, and challenges, works on goals and objectives, and strategizes to implement solutions.
Events & Fundraisers Committee
This committee’s mission is to evaluate and support the annual signature Chamber events, participate in the planning process, and execute steps to ensure success and profitability. The committee also formulates and directs communication activities, emphasizing brand, marketing, internal and external communications for all chamber events.
Alameda Coalition for Personal Care Services
COVID-19 has created many challenges for all of us, but personal care service providers such as masseurs, beauticians, nail techs, barbers, stylists, and others face unique issues and challenges as a result of closure orders. This group is designed to discuss and address the issues and challenges facing these industries. It’s a forum to exchange best practices as well as organize ideas and solutions to help with reopenings and recovery.
Alameda Restaurant & Bar Coalition
With COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders, restaurants and bars face unique issues and challenges including capacity limits. Nationally, they estimate that as many as 25% of all restaurants will never reopen. The purpose of the group will be to discuss the issues and challenges, exchange best practices, and focus on solutions in order to help the restaurant and bar industry thrive.
Spirits Alley Coalition
The Spirits Alley Coalition is a committee of distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms located along Monarch Street in the Naval Air Station’s former location.
The Coalition is designed to discuss the issues and challenges this unique group of businesses face. It is a group that also shares best practices to help the entire area succeed.
Alameda Emerging Leaders
The NEW Alameda EL is a professional leaders group designed around the needs of entrepreneurs, innovators, and those beginning their careers with interest in future leadership.
The group’s mission is to connect, promote, and support local young professionals through social activities, community involvement, and professional development, making Alameda a more desirable place to live for emerging leaders.
In 2021, we launched two new programs:
Leadership Alameda This program exposes future leaders to the many facets of life and industry in Alameda. The multi-session leadership class is application only and runs from September to May with sessions once a month. The first class will begin in January 2022 and run through May. Applications are due September 30th with a $100 application fee. All applicants will be informed of application status by October 31st.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Town Hall Program This program offers monthly town hall conversations on issues regarding race, gender, equality, and other diverse topics. All are welcome to attend.
If there’s a diversity topic of interest or if someone would like to lead a discussion, please refer them to Madlen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the link to access a Chamber testimonial, should someone inquire.
If someone compliments the Chamber, ask them if they might send that to you in writing or be willing to do a quick video. If they don’t have time for either, ask them if you might quote them and we can post it on our website.