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FOSTERS A THRIVING AND INFORMED BUSINESS COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING INNOVATIVE EDUCATION  THAT IS TIMELY RELEVANT AND BALANCED


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8/27 | Candidates Forum

City Council Elections for Districts 1, 3 & 5 in Novato. The Novato Chamber is heading to Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in Bel Marin Keys! Check out everything below!

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Innovative Communication

The BEC is pioneering new and creative ways to keep your busy business connected. By utilizing technology and modern communication capabilities, ALL business and community members can stay up to date.

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July 23 | Demystifying The New Laws on Cannabis

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Video and recap below!

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Business Podcasts

Tune in to hear the Novato Chamber's Podcast. Topics that relate to business success and community development  that are intended inform and help the community succeed. Our podcasts are community focused to help business and residents shape tomorrow.

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8/27 | Candidates Forum

City Council Elections for Districts 1, 3 & 5 in Novato. The Novato Chamber is heading to Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in Bel Marin Keys! Check out everything below!

LEARN MORE

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On Location

We are a mobile and active network. Some of our seminars and events take us on location.  Venue changes help keep the events lively and diverse.

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Balanced Politics

The BEC proudly brings you informative political discussions including candidates forums, city-addresses and more. It is our policy to present balanced speakers aimed to help inform the businesses community about policies and civic discussions that may affect our community.

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Growing

From intimate seminars to large-scale networking events, the BEC aims to foster your business' competitive edge. Keeping you one step ahead of the game makes our economy strong, nimble and creative.

Communication & Learning | Multitasking

Enjoy engaging podcasts aimed to help your business grow. The best part? Enjoy them from the convenience of your office or on the job or wherever!

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Experts

Learn from experts! The BEC connects you with experts in all fields related to business and community. From HR to marketing; the resources available to your business can help support our local economy.

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Community & Business

Gain a strong grasp on projects coming to town as well as the potential business partnerships that could develop for you and your organization. By connecting business with the plans of the future, your organization can prepare and build strong strategic plans.

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Chair

Lauri Hammer
Hennessy Funds

Jennifer Goldfinger Novato Chamber City Government Affairs Volunteer of the Year 2017

CoChair / GAC Liaison

Jennifer Goldfinger
City of Novato (retired)

GENERAL GUIDELINES


Committee Members serve 2-year terms; they may serve 2 consecutive terms and then they must observe a mandatory 1-year break. The Committee Chair is elected to a 1-year term and may serve 2 consecutive years as chair before a mandatory year off as Chair is observed. The committee shall not have more than 10 members not including staff.


Michael Jackson BEXC

Member

Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker

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Board Liaison

Dale Kline
School Fuel

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Member

Tamara Ressler
Bank of Marin

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Member

Marie Rios
MTR Event Design

Nancy Webber

Member

Nancy Weber
Soroptimist In'tl Novato

OPEN POSITION

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OPEN POSITION

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The views, topics and discussion expressed during BEC events do not reflect the views., beliefs or stances of any of the committee members, member business, or the Novato Chamber of Commerce. Topics are chosen based on the need for education and their relation to the mission of the Business Education Committee: to 'foster a thriving and informed business community by providing innovative education that is timely, relevant and balanced"
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August 27, 2019 | Candidates Forum | 2019 Election | Districts 1, 3, 5

City Hall Sunset Novato California Downtown Novato

FILING EXTENTION

The nomination filing period for Novato City Council seats in Districts 1 & 5 for the November 2019 local election has been extended until August 14, 2019 at 5pm (Per the City Clerk’s Office regular posted business hours). This extension is due to the fact that the current councilmembers who reside in Districts 1 & 5 (respectively) have not filed for re-election, therefore, extending the nomination period for that particular district.

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS

For the first time in its 100+ year history, the Novato Chamber is seeking input for the Candidates Forum Questions. Fill out this quick survey and Submit your own questions!

LOCATION

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
60 Leveroni Ct | Bel Marin Keys
please allow time to travel during morning rush-hour

TIME

7:30 - 8:00 AM  - Networking 
8:00 - 9:00 AM  - Candidates Forum

DISTRICT MAP

2019 marks the first year of District Elections in Novato. For the 2019 Election cycle, Districts 1, 3 and 5 will be voting for City Council representatives to represent the entire City of Novato.

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CLEARNING MISCONCEPTIONS

The Novato Chamber will not make ANY endorsement of a candidate until there has been a candidates forum, or the opportunity to participate in a candidates forum has been rejected by eligible candidates.

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CITYWIDE RESPONSIBILITY

While Novato has moved to District Elections, those elected to lead represent the entirety of Novato, NOT ONLY THE CONSTITUENTS WITHIN ANY PARTICULAR DISTRICT

Novato City Hall at Sunrise

CITYWIDE RESPONSIBILITY

While Novato has moved to District Elections, those elected to lead represent the entirety of Novato, NOT ONLY THE CONSTITUENTS WITHIN ANY PARTICULAR DISTRICT

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ALLOW FOR TRAFFIC

Please note that morning traffic to Bel Marin Keyes can be brutal. People are advised to leave plenty of time for travel (also remember that most schools will be back in session which can contribute to bad traffic on local city streets)

REGISTER TODAY

The candidate's forum is a longheld tradition of the Novato Chamber. Whenever possible, we invite ALL candidates to take part in this civil discussion on topics that revolve around the wellbeing and future of our community. The public is encouraged to attend and to participate. 

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Networking / Coffee & Pastries
$5 Registration for Guest

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Candidates Forum 

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Novato Chamber Government Affairs Committee Meeting
CLOSED TO PUBLIC 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
60 Leveroni  Ct #64 | Bel Marin Keys

ALLOW TIME FOR TRAFFIC ON US 101

Novato Chamber Endorsement Process

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

The Novato Chamber WILL NOT ENDORSE a candidate before the scheduled candidate's forum.

A candidate who has received the Chamber's endorsement in the past is not guaranteed to receive the endorsement in future elections.  All endorsements are made by the Board of Directors following a recommendation by the GAC (which will occur after the Candidates Forum).

District 1 Candidates

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James Petray

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Susan Wernick

District 3 Candidates

District 5 Candidates

Melissa Galliani

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Novato City COuncil Candidate Marie Hoch. Running District 5 Mary Maria Hoach Hooge Election 2019 Novato

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PAST EVENT | July 23, 2019 | The Proposed Cannabis Regulations for Novato

LOCATION

Trek Wine
1026 Machin Avenue
Downtown Novato

Get your questions answered as City Council begins to weigh the staff recommendations for the future of cannabis operations in Novato. 

Hear from City staff the proposed zoning and business permitting regulations. Learn how businesses work with employee HR and compliance regulations related to cannabis. Hear from owners of cannabis-based businesses to learn about their industry and learn about the potential tax revenue streams for Novato.

The Business Education Committee (BEC) has filled the room with experts from public safety, city zoning, and the cannabis industry. Ask your questions and learn what is in store for the community.

Together with our panel of experts, we hope to demystify the rumors and unknowns about the cannabis regulations proposed for the city of Novato.

  • Understanding proposed zoning & land-use
  • Examples of local neighboring cities’ cannabis regulations /effects on commerce & public safety
  • Opportunity to network and discuss questions with city staff and experienced owners of private cannabis businesses.

PANELISTS

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Vicki Parker

Community Development Director, City of Novato

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Steve Sattler

Steve Sattler Law Firm
Employment Law

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Tim Cromartie

HdL Consulting,
Cannabis Taxation and Regulation Firm

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Michael Clarkson

Experienced Medical Cannabis Distributor

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Eli Melrod

Solful, Sebastapol
CEO & Co-Founder

Kofoid, TEss

Tess Kofoid

Solful, Sebastapol
Senior Director

LEvine, Brandon Mercy

Brandon Levine

Mercy Cellness, Cotati
Founder & CFO

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Jose Pecho

Cannabis Realtor & Business Owner
La Corona

Novato Police Public Safety BEC Tim Cromartie, HdL Novato CHamber Panelist on Government Regulations for Cannabis Taxse

Novato PD

Spporting Documents /

City of Novato Youth Access, Land Use and Taxes/Fees

5/6/2019
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COMING SOON - PODCASTS & FUTURE TOPICS

FIRED UP | THRIVING IN A WORLD WITHOUT POWER

Working and succeeding during a PG&E Power Shut Offs

Know how to keep your business running

How do you work with HR and your employees

Being productive without Power

Keeping Your Employees Informed

Podcasts are Produced by Strawberry Hill Production

WORKING DOGS AND ANIMALS

Increasing access to your business is critical for moral and compliance reasons. But how far is too far? What are your rights as a business owner and what are you responsibilities?

Local Guide Dogs for the Blind and Canine Companions for Independence

What constitutes a Service Animal, Therapy Animal, Emotional Support Animal etc

Appropriate Questions to ask.

Suggestions for Signage

Podcasts are Produced by Strawberry Hill Production

SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING

Working with ###, get your employees up on compliance with our Novato Chamber Sexual Harassment Training.

REQUIRED BY LAW for businesses of 5 or more employees the previous statute only required training for 50+ employees

Podcasts are Produced by Strawberry Hill Production

If political discussions are brought up, the aim is to present information with the goals of understanding a deeper appreciation and grasp of the topics. The goal is not to influence or coerce. The BEC works to provide balanced views and help the business community understand the fallout from political topics.

Leadership Novato Applications

Be part of a legacy that spans over 30 years. Leadership Novato gives comprehensive tools and real-experience to students looking to become effective leaders in their community.

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Chamber Committees Affect Change

One way to expand your business' exposure is to volunteer on a Chamber committee. Committees are the boots on the ground, it is where the action happens. Play a role in #ShapingTomorrow in our community, learn about the committees you can participate in!

Committed Committees

Order New Badges

Order / Re-Order your Novato Chamber badges. Order your committee badge, board/ambassador badges, and now purchase replacement Leadership Novato Alumni Badges and a (new) general Membership Badge. Order form available online!

NEW BADGES

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Are you interested in supporting the newest businesses coming to town? Help us throw out the welcome wagon and let's join businesses at their grand opening celebrations as well as recognizing when they join the Novato Chamber!

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If you have any questions about this page, the Novato Chamber's history, marketing, social media, branding or if you want to learn more about utilizing the Chamber's marketing arm for your business, contact Theodore Madias, click here to send an email!

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