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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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President’s Message

The first week of May is National Small Business Week where the nation celebrates the contributions of small businesses to our communities. Here in Alameda, we are fortunate to have many unique and passionate small business owners and operators. And we added to those numbers of small businesses even through the pandemic. This year’s Small…

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President’s Message

Yesterday, the big news was Elon Musk buying Twitter. If you haven’t heard, not only did he buy it for $44 billion, he’s taking it private (again). There seem to be a lot of questions around what this means for the platform and freedom of speech. But what could it mean for your business? If…

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President’s Message

Last week, we hosted our largest in-person event since COVID, and it was a resounding success. The Honorable Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft gave an invigorating State of the City, and a panel of City leaders answered questions about the future of our wonderful area.  The event filled me with such excitement about the future. I…

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President’s Message

I’ve been thinking a lot abut collaboration these days. Have you ever watched a TV show where a character from one show appears another? It’s fun isn’t it, mixing it up like that? Well, for our April Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion meeting, we’re stepping out from our usual webinar space and joining with our Alameda…

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President’s Message

In 2020 and 2021, the Chamber, like most businesses, pivoted for survival. We had to change up what we were doing in order to stay relevant to the needs of our struggling business members. In 2022, we’re making changes again, but our focus is now growth as we help members and the community embrace our…

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President’s Message 2/1

What an auspicious occasion this month is! There are several celebrations and days of recognition I want to join with you in bringing attention to. Today, is the beginning of the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Tiger (more specifically, the water tiger, which only happens every 60 years). The New Year is…

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