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One of the most important aspects of a thriving community is its people. Those currently leading and working and those who will go on to do this in the future. That’s why investments in workforce development and education are vital to economic development. Several years ago, there was a Fortune 500 company that was looking…

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President’s Message

I hope you are enjoying your summer. It’s certainly been a beautiful one. At the end of June, we celebrated 15 of our best and brightest seniors who won the Alameda Foundation’s Scholarship Awards. They each received a check to help defer the cost of the next step in their education. What an exciting time!…

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We started this week by celebrating Independence Day. Many people expressed their thoughts about freedom, some feeling like their personal freedoms are being trampled on. But that is one wonderful thing about our country. When you disagree about something, you can do so in public without fear of being locked up or worse. You can…

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Tomorrow is our job fair co-hosted by the Alameda Emerging Leaders Group. I’ve been thinking a lot about the workforce and its needs these days. Finding the right employee is critical to the success of any business as is holding onto those employees. You can have a fantastic service or product, the best in the…

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Are you a Warriors fan? Of course, right? Who wouldn’t be after that win? The final game just happened to fall on the night of our Business Excellence Awards and we were–literally–at sea. With no internet on the ship, we quickly grabbed a laptop and used a phone as a hotspot and streamed the game.…

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President’s Message

If you own a business or are employed by one, you are our priority. As the Voice of Business for Alameda, we want to ensure your needs are taken care of and that your challenges are smoothed. We work with elected officials at all levels as well as community leaders to help ensure Alameda is…

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President’s Message

We have a lot of amazing events coming up geared toward helping you and your business. I know for some people it’s hard to motivate to attend these gatherings. It’s been a long time. You have other obligations. It takes time out of your day. But our events help your business in multiple ways. By…

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President’s Message

At the beginning of this week we celebrated Memorial Day. “Celebrated” seems like such a weird word for a holiday that memorializes our fallen soldiers. It is a solemn occasion that marks the ultimate price paid for our freedom. As we celebrate the unofficial start of summer let us take a moment to think of…

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President’s Message

This Monday is Memorial Day, a day we honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. We also remember their families who sacrificed so much. This weekend, when you are enjoying the festivities, remember what this day is set aside for. In honor of Memorial Day, I wanted to share a little of…

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Tonight, May 17th, the City Council will host its regular meeting at 7:00 PM PT. The Alameda Chamber of Commerce & Economic Alliance supports item #7-A on the agenda: “Recommendation to Approve Proposed Term Sheet for Development of Alameda Point Site A and Direct Staff to Negotiate a Sixth Amendment to the Disposition and Development…

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