BUSINESS & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Local Topics that matter to the North Bay communities. Politics, development, legislation, and what it really means.

All events in this series aim to strengthen the local economy and community. These Chamber events center around three themes.

1) Organizational Improvement 
These events aim to help an organization improve. These meetings discuss new tech, strategies and open the door for collaborative discussion with other members of the community and businesses leaders. Topics may include:
-New Business Regulation
-Community Ordinances / FAQ
-Marketing Support for the Small Biz Owner
-Specific or trained skills - smartphone photography etc

 2) Civic Knowledge and Engagement
- Local / community news and development
- Politics (as it can or potentially can affect the local community)
- Building/Developments
-Candidates and  ballot measures
-Sustainability & Green Businesses

City Pot Ordinance
June Ballot Fair - Creating the Informed Voter

 3) Promoting politics that support a thriving North Bay economy and community.
-The Chamber is proud of its values and works daily to propel Novato's Business and Nonprofit communities, laborers, and health of the community as it relates to the economy.

In the interest of knowledge, why would I attend a political discussion event that promotes unbalanced discussion on issues?

-The Novato Chamber believes in FULL DISCLOSURE OF POLITICAL BIASES FOR ALL EVENTS.  While some events aim to connect the Chamber's political experts with the public for balanced information on the politics, others aim to disclose the motivation and endorsement of the Novato Chamber. Why do you care? When we talk about issues, people often jump right to the needs of the residents. However, we represent the thousands of businesses and the local nonprofits that exist here; we help ensure that the commuter's needs are discussed and that the economic viability for our community and the thousands of laborers are in the room with a voice in the game.

These events aim to help connect the public with the need, aims and goals of the Chamber, as we represent a voice that gets no vote, and gets little to no representation if it were not for the efforts of the Chamber. We invite you to at least learn about what motivates our values and endorsements.

-Endorsements for local gov
-Endorsements for issues
-opinions or updates from other boards/committees (disclosure permitting 37)

 

THE NOVATO CHAMBER'S EVENTS ARE ALL BIAS-DISCLOSING EVENTS. WE PROUDLY NOTE EVENTS THAT SHARE THE VALUES AND OPINIONS OF THE NOVATO CHAMBER IN AIMS SUPPORT THEIR SUCCESS. MANY EVENTS THE CHAMBER HOSTS ARE INFORMATIONAL OR MAY PROMOTE THE VIEWS OR OPINIONS OF INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS THAT DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE NOVATO CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 

Imee Birkett Isagenix Novato Chamber Women in Business

Imee Birket | Committee Chair

Isagenix
Chamber Ambassador
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Jodi Fischer Novato Chamber PNC Mortgage Women in Business Ambassador Brick Board of Directors

Jodi Fischer

All California Mortgage
Chamber Ambassador - Co Chair 2018 - 2019
Chamber Ambassador (of the Year | 2017)
Chamber Board Member
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Patsy Novato Chamber Board WIB women in business ambassadors

Patsy Fleisch

Mary Kay Cosmetics Novato
Novato Chamber President | 2019
Chamber Board Member
Chamber Ambassador (of the Year | 2017)
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WIB Women in Business Novato Chamber Committee Alyssa Galloway Novato CHamber BEC GAC

Alyssa Galloway

BioMarin Pharmaceutical
Chamber Board Member

Lauri Hammer Novato CHamber Hennessy Funds All American Printing

Lauri Hammer

Hennessy Funds

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Christina Niles

Novato Chamber
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Sherri Richardson

Valley Memorial Park
Chamber Ambassador
LN'19

 

MTR Events Novato Chamber Ambassadors

Marie Rios

MTR Event Design
Chamber Ambassador
LN'15

MTR Events Novato Chamber Ambassadors

Jennifer Witheringon

Witherington Group
LN Class '19

Upcoming Networking Events | Novato Chamber

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Open Position!

Interested in working with the Women in Business Committee? Contact the Committee Chair, Imee Birkett if you are interested. 

Click here to email Imee Birkett if you are interested in participating!

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Leadership Novato Advisory Committee

The LNAC is a committee comprised of dedicated individuals who are determined to see the Leadership Novato Program and Curriculum succeed.

the LNAC

Ribbon Cuttings

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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2018 North Bay Business Expo

The North Bay Business Expo is BACK! Join us on April 12 at the luxurious Bay Club StoneTree and meet industry leaders, community busnesses and more! FREE ENTRY to the public., this is a 'Cant' Miss' event for any business.

2018 Business Expo

Women in Business

The Novato Chamber's Women in Business Networking Events occur on the 2nd Monday of EACH month.  Please refer to the Novato Chamber Calendar for more information.

 

 

Thank you!


 

Christina Niles

Questions about Women in Business? Contact Christina Niles our Events Manager.
E-Mail her by clicking on her photo!