• Creating a Strong Local Economy
  • Promoting the Community
  • Providing Networking Opportunities
  • Representing the Interest of Business to Government
  • Political Action

 

     
Chamber Network
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Five Year Vision

Bylaws

About Your San Anselmo Chamber

The Benefits of Membership

 

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

FREE listing on Chamber website in up to four categories with FREE link to your website. 10,000 hits monthly!

FREE mailing labels of chamber members (once per year upon request) to promote your events and specials

FREE advertising opportunity due via Chamber's MEMBER E-News  

DISCOUNTED ad opportunities in Chamber's Network Success

New Members Only: FREE one-time ad in NorthBay biz magazine (with subscription to NorthBay biz) and Network Success-that's free publicity to 80,000 residents in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa

 

PUBLICITY & NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

FREE access to post your own business promotions and events on the Chamber website

FREE e-blasts promoting your business events and promotions to over 500 subscribers

FREE member coverage in quarterly Network Success (member submitted)-exposure to 6,000 readers

FREE phone referrals for member businesses

Member promotional brochures mailed to relocating families and visitors

Members invited to join Chamber Committees and network with business community: Ambassadors Committee, Holiday Lighting Ceremony, San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival, Sandy Daniels Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament Committee, State of the Town & Business of the Year dinner celebration. 

 

INFORMATION SOURCE AND EDUCATION

FREE subscription to Network Success and regular Chamber e-blasts for issues relevant to your business

Assistance with city permits, signage and navigating the public process

Assistance finding business interns through internship programs at Drake High and College of Marin

State & Local workshop information

Free and discounted consulting with the Small Business Development Center at the Renaissance Marin Entrepreneurship Center in San Rafael

EVENTS

Sponsorship and participation opportunities for all chamber-sponsored events: Sandy Daniels Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament, San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival, State of the Town & Business of the Year dinner celebration, Networking & Mixer events.

Monthly networking events to share ideas and network with other members and community leaders.

 

BUSINESS ADVOCACY

Representation at Town City Council meetings to monitor issues, town policies and procedures that may impact local business (such as sign ordinances, beautification, schools, parking, etc.) and to ensure decisions protect and promote member's economic sustainability and growth

Work with Town and agents exploring potential anchor retailers for San Anselmo

Work with professionals to enhance and vitalize San Anselmo

Work with merchants to create viable shopping and business district enhancement

Work with Disaster Preparedness Council and Flood Mitigation Committee  

 

We want you to get the most of your chamber membership. Visit our website's Membership section for a handy Benefits Checklist-and take advantage of our valuable programs and opportunities all year long!


Chamber Accomplishments

INFORMATION SOURCE AND EDUCATION

Marin Economic Forum Board of Director member

Marin Economic Forum Issues Committee member

San Anselmo Economic Committee member

Renaissance Entrepreneur Center Advisory Committee

Community Media Center previous Board member

Pacific Gas & Electric Advisory Committee 

Launched "Economic Survival Workshop" program-bringing together financial experts with individuals, homeowners and businesses citywide to provide vital info for overcoming the economic downturn and to strengthen community business

Developing a detailed demographic profile of San Anselmo's business statistics including retail and professional facility square footage, staffing needs, hours of operation

Developing a detailed demographic profile of San Anselmo's parking grid, all-day parking passes issued, all-day parking passes available versus all-day parking spaces available, and detailing revenue potential for San Anselmo

Produced the Town's first San Anselmo Shopping Guide-as an online gift guide available all year

Partnered with the Marin Independent Journal to produce Destination San Anselmo annually, the Town's only Business Directory & Visitor's Guide, and distributed it to 25,000

Offer members free access to post events and job opportunities online, and to list business in up to four categories!

Contributed, produced and distributed Disaster Preparedness materials to all businesses

Provide free business services, counseling and info through sponsorship of the Small Business Development Center

 

PRO-BUSINESS GOVERNMENT ADVOCACY & REPRESENTATION

Work at the State level on bills that will positively impact small businesses

Served or serving on the Marin County Council of Chambers (as Executive Secretary); Ross Valley School Facilities & Site Planning Advisory Committee (helping our schools maintain their high levels of standard for the district); San Anselmo Disaster Preparedness Committee and Flood Mitigation Committee; San Anselmo Economic Committee; Southern San Anselmo Avenue Vision Committee (to help improve the economic sustainability of our Town)

Served as a liaison between members and Town to serve and protect the San Anselmo business community

Attend Town Council meetings to monitor issues affecting business community

Work to fill vacant stores/offices in town with businesses that would complement the community and actively referred interested businesses to landlords/realtors

Worked with the Town and the listing realty agent to prevent the opening of an adult store

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Annual State of the Town & Business of the Year dinner & awards

Business / Business Citizen of the Year Award

Spirit of Marin Award

San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival, Holiday Lighting Ceremony, San Anselmo Pacific's

Day

Acquired Imagination Park - Gift from George W. Lucas to the Chamber's charitable

Foundation

Sponsor of Film Night in the Park

Meet the Candidate's Forum for San Anselmo Town Council and local elections

Sir Francis Drake High School and College of Marin Internship Program

 

FLOOD & DISASTER RELATED ASSISTANCE

Note: In 2006, the Chamber was awarded Congressional Medal of Honor due to its aid