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President’s Message

It’s the Year of the Rabbit! For many, that means a predicted time of self-reflection. Whether you follow the messages of the Lunar New Year or not, this is good advice for businesses. While last year’s Year of the Tiger was one of action, this year is focused on assessment and measure for the intention…

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President’s Message

This has been a trying week. While our Island was spared much of the predicted onslaught from rain and winds, we still weathered some flooding, downed trees/branches, and road closures. We hope that you are safe and the damage to property is minimal. We’ll just have to see what this week brings. It’s at times…

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President’s Message

For those of you who celebrate Christmas or Hannukah, I hope you had a wonderful time filled with joy. While some of you may still be off enjoying some well-deserved time with family and friends, I encourage everyone to spend the last week of the year patronizing small businesses around Alameda. From dining to retail,…

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President’s Message

Christmas and Hanukkah are almost here! Are you finished with your shopping? Every year I tell myself I’ll get to things earlier because, let’s face it, December has a way of evaporating quickly. December 1 feels like it’s the beginning of the holiday season and then all of a sudden it seems too late to…

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President’s Message

As we told you last week, it’s officially Small Business Season and we ask everyone to support our small businesses. While we’re getting ready to announce some exciting activities in conjunction with that, I wanted to make sure you knew about a program that will help you commit to shopping small here in Alameda. It’s…

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President’s Message: Small Business Season

Starting today, November 1st, we are supporting Small Business Season. The thought behind this global marketing push is that one day is not enough support for our small businesses. We want to support them through the entire holiday season! The Chamber is here to help share the message and educate everyone on the importance of…

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President’s Message

This Wednesday is Support Your Local Chamber Day. We sure do love our members but to ask you to “support” us is off-target. We’re here to support you. When you join the chamber, you are making an investment in your business with increased marketing, networking, exposure, and education opportunities. It’s one of the most economical…

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President’s Message

This week (October 6th) is our Alameda Economic Forecast event and we are almost sold out. Selling out always gives me great joy–because it means a lot of people understand the value in the information from this event–but it also gives me some dismay because a sold-out event means there will be people out there…

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President’s Message

Are you looking ahead to 2023 or are you still figuring out 2022? Next week we enter the 4th quarter, and if you haven’t done so, it’s time to review (2022) and plan for 2023. We’ve designed a Strategic Plan to direct the chamber in allocating time and resources. It just makes life easier knowing…

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President’s Message

While summer isn’t officially over on the calendar, most people use Labor Day as the unofficial end of the season. Students are back in school, many pools are closed, and people are no longer planning summer getaways. Focus shifts onto the upcoming series of holidays, fall, and year-end. If you own a business, you’re likely…

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