Monthly Archives: November 2015

What Sacramento Can Learn From Chicago

By Metro Chamber|November 20, 2015

The annual Study Mission takes residents of the Sacramento area to other parts of the country known for their regional prosperity. This year’s mission was held in Chicago, Illinois. Sacramento Metro Chamber CEO Peter Tateishi and chair of this year’s mission Michelle Odell from Kaiser Permanente join host Scott Syphax…

Photo Gallery: After Hours: Metro Chamber Perspectives on Innovation

By Metro Chamber|November 18, 2015

Business visionaries and educational leaders joined local lawmakers on Nov. 11 for the Sacramento Metro Chamber Perspectives on Innovation event, held at the Sheraton Grand in downtown Sacramento. The event featured several guest speakers discussing their experience as entrepreneurs and how to maintain innovation in a changing marketplace. Speakers included…

Sacramento union group endorses Steinberg for mayor

By Metro Chamber|November 18, 2015

The Sacramento Central Labor Council, one of the region’s most influential labor groups, has endorsed former state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg in his campaign for mayor, the group announced Wednesday. Fabrizio Sasso, executive director of the labor council, said Steinberg “has a proven track record of working with labor.” He…

Sacramento mayoral candidates stake out their ground at panel

By Metro Chamber|November 18, 2015

The two candidates for mayor of Sacramento spoke to a private panel at the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce before a crowd of Sacramento area businesspersons. The media was not allowed in until the very end. It was an early opportunity to see both candidates stake out their ground in person.…

Wellness Within

By Metro Chamber|November 17, 2015

In 2009, Patti Brown, Wellness Within Founder & Executive Director, received a call that changed the course of her life. A call from a friend hearing she was just diagnosed with cancer. It was at this point that Patti knew what she needed to do. As a psychotherapist with over…

Opinion: Project SlingShot is a new part of Next Economy

By Metro Chamber|November 13, 2015

On Nov. 4, the Sacramento Business Journal published a story about Project SlingShot — a powerful initiative of the California Workforce Development Board that encourages and supports regional partnerships across the state to engage in new collective actions that can move the needle on workforce challenges. The Sacramento region, comprised…

KFBK Interview with Peter Tateishi

By Metro Chamber|November 12, 2015

“Peter Tateishi with the Sacramento Chamber admits business isn’t easy in Northern California mostly because of government regulation.” Source: KFBK

Sierra College opens new center to help veterans become entrepreneurs

By Metro Chamber|November 11, 2015

Younger veterans are more likely to be unemployed than pre-9/11 veterans – but a new resource at Sierra College is designed to help them create their next job. Sierra College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), part of the Capital Region group of SBDCs, celebrated its opening on Tuesday. The center…

Ribbon Cutting for Capital Region Small Business Development Center Hub at Sierra College Veterans Center

By Metro Chamber|November 9, 2015

Center to offer veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners FREE assistance developing, growing and expanding local businesses WHAT: Just ahead of Veteran’s Day, Placer County veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners will have a new resource for business development and expansion. The Capital Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will officially open their…