ADVOCATING FOR A THRIVING COMMUNITY

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GET COUNTED! Shape Tomorrow

The 10-year census is critical, as it helps legislative authorities, policy implementors, and municipal agencies to better and more accurately allocate resources to the population. IT IS CURRENTLY NOT REQUIRED TO ANSWER OR ASK QUESTIONS REGARDING CITIZENSHIP. Accurate records of the population are critical to have, regardless of an individual's personal opinions regarding a residents' citizenship status.

NOVATO CHAMBER ENDORSEMENT PROCESS

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Novato Chamber Weighs in On Cannabis

ENDORSED

6/4/2019

The Novato Chamber Official Cannabis Ruling.

"We stand with the supermajority of Marin County voters and those surveyed by the City of Novato in welcoming the cannabis industry to our community. "

Businesses like Mercy in Cotati could add much-needed revenue to the community and drive business to Novato.

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Dine Out!

9/08/2018

A vibrant and thriving downtown is what every city strives to achieve for its residents and businesses—Novato is no different. We want Downtown to be a “destination” for locals and others. There are many factors that play into what makes a downtown successful. We believe that parklets are one factor that can increase a downtown’s look, feel and vibrancy—this has already proven to be the case.

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New Voting System in Marin!

6/6/2019

The Novato Chamber Official Cannabis Ruling.

"Thank you to the Elections Department and its Election Advisory Committee for your work to identify a new elections system which will modernize our voting system and improve efficiency." -Supervisor Arnold

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Novato Blvd

The proposed improvements on Novato Boulevard. Improvements including additional lanes, bike paths, intended to improve traffic flow and safety. 

The Chamber has not taken a position on this proposal at this time. 

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WoodHollow Hotel | Redwood Blvd

ENDORSED

10/2018

The Woodhollow Hotel represents a significant opportunity for the community. As a Hayat Property and Extended Stay Luxury option for locals and travelers alike.

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Novato Chamber Weighs in On Cannabis

ENDORSED

6/4/2019

The Novato Chamber Official Cannabis Ruling.

"We stand with the supermajority of Marin County voters and those surveyed by the City of Novato in welcoming the cannabis industry to our community. "

Advocacy Novato Chamber Endorsement Page Voting Elections Opposed Position Vote Women Men Gays Rights Business Advocating Lobbying Projects Cannabis Pot Building Development Creating jobs wage city council SMART Station Parklet finnegans DNBA downtown Novato Marin Sonoma San Rafael Government Big Small Taxes Referendum Districting Map Water Fire School Boundaries County Supervisor Mayor City Council City Councimember Women Woman Men Construction ecology urban growth running campaign 501c3 501c6 nonprofit PAC Advocacy Construction Projects Novato City of Public Works Novato Chamber Endorsements Crews Jobs Building Money Tax Dollars 2022

Public Projects

Check out the interactive map provided by the City of Novato | Public Works Department and opt to follow the progress of city projects!

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Early Adoption of Minimum Wage Increase

3/2019

We stand with the supermajority of Marin County voters and those surveyed by the City of Novato in welcoming the cannabis industry to our community. 

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First and Grant Developemnt

ENDORSED

3/2019

We are excited to welcome the First and Grant Project to Novato as it will breathe a new life into the West Side of Redwood Boulevard with the promise of shops and housing for our residents. 

North Bay Chamber Summit

This past spring, the Chamber's of the North Bay convened to come up with key legislative advocacy points to bring to Sacramento. This year, four topics where chosen.

MidTerm Elections 2018

Get the scoop on the upcoming midterm elections. Learn who the Novato Chamber is supporting, and stay up to date with the local political climate.

Endoresments

Endorsements are part of our nature. We support candidates and policies that welcome business to Novato as well as support existing businesses, their employees and our community.

Giving You Voice

Chamber leaders sit on Boards, attend summits, and work nonstop to ensure that the business community and residents of the North Bay are given  a voice.

GAC : Your Eyes, Ears and Voice

The Government Affairs Committee helps the Chamber keep a pulse on the community, developments, projects and candidates. We engage with commiunity leaders to ensure that local businesses are given a voice and representation.

Community Projects

Local projects coming to town include are shaping the way our community is evolving. Stay engages with the Novato Chamber because we keep a pulse on projects coming your way!

Membership | Shaping Tomorrow!

Membership in the Novato Chamber is more than succeeding; it is knowing someone is representing your interests and concerns on a local, regional and state level. It's knowing that you have a resource and an ally, and it is knowing that we want to see our community succeed together. We proactively Shape Tomorrow, check us out!

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Board of Directors

Board members serve a term of 3 years and may serve two consecutive terms. Following a year off-duty, they may resume their service. The Board sets policy, general goals, vision and helps forge the path of the organization under the leadership of the Board President.

Board of Directors

Community Engagement

For over 100 years the Novato Chamber has worked to engage municipal leaders and agencies in order to represent the economic interest of our community. We represent our members on issues surrounding transportation, healthcare, housing, homelessness, public safety, education and more in order to secure a progressive economic future for our community.

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General questions about the Chamber Advocacy? Contact Coy Smith

If you have a question about the largest business advocate in Novato, please contact the Novato Chamber of Commerce! Click the photo to the right to email us directly.

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