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


Mission Statement

 

 

 

Upcoming BEC Event: Tuesday, March 31st

Business Education Committee Business Events BEC governemnt political discussions cannibis novato chamber committee lauri hennessy novato chamber goldfinger russ pini small business support tobacco laws city of novato chamber of commerce festival business support gac women in business government san rafael huffman novato chamber commerce patsy fliesch
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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!

https://www.novatochamber.com/business-eventswib/

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.

Business Education Calendar

Chair

Lauri Hammer
Hennessy Funds

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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.


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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

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Member

Tom Keaney
Principal Financial

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Member

Jeremy Hogan

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"
May 2019

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.

Upcoming & Historical Events 


 

 

 

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State of the City 2020.

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Networking / Coffee & Pastries
$10 Registration for Guest

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
State of the City Address, Q & A 

 

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
City Hall 901 Sherman Ave | Downtown Novato

Novato Chamber Endorsement Process

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

Past Topics

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.

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

5/6/2019
Staff Report From Planning Commission

INCLUDES MAPS & COMMERCIAL BUSIENSS LICENSING

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


The Novato Chamber is working to create Landing pages for our members categories. This improves our members' image and helps create a place for their events, networking groups and discussions. We are in the process of creating these categories. If you see something that needs to me fixed or if you notice your listing needs updating, please contact the Marketing Department at the Chamber.

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Learn how President's Circle and the Novato Chamber's Signature Events can grow your organization

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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