Department of Sound Sacramento to Receive 9th Annual Inspire Giving Grant

By Metro Chamber|March 7, 2019

                Sacramento, Calif. – Today, the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation named Department of Sound Sacramento as the grant recipient for its 9th annual Inspire Giving program. Co-founded by John Hamilton, a native Sacramentan and New York based music producer/DJ, and Tyler Garnett, a…

Mac Clemmens to Lead as 2019 Capitol-to-Capitol Chair

By Metro Chamber|November 29, 2018

The Metro Chamber announced today that small business founder and advocate Mac Clemmens will serve as the chair for the 2019 Capitol-to-Capitol program. Clemmens is a Sacramento native who started his company, Digital Deployment, in 2004. Digital Deployment has since grown into a thriving midtown Sacramento business that was named…

Big Win for Affordable Housing in Sacramento

By Metro Chamber|November 1, 2018

The Sacramento City Council approved the elimination of city fees for affordable housing projects Tuesday night. This huge win is the culmination of months of work by the Metro Chamber, its members and the broader business community. The Metro Chamber‘s efforts to shape this policy took many forms. From testifying…

The Metro PAC Endorses Darren Suen for Elk Grove Mayoral Race

By Metro Chamber|October 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 22, 2018) – The Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber Political Action Committee (Metro PAC) selected Darren Suen for endorsement in the city of Elk Grove mayoral race. Suen’s support of the business community and efforts to create neighborhood planning initiatives that are more inclusive, aligns with the purpose and…

The Metro Chamber Endorses Ballot Measure Commonly Known as Measure U

By Metro Chamber|August 9, 2018

Metro Chamber Board votes in support of Measure U and the opportunity for it to serve as an investment for inclusive economic development and drive regional prosperity for businesses and neighborhoods. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 9, 2018) – The Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce announced today it will endorse the City…

Congress, Fix the DACA Crisis. Exiling Dreamers from California Would be Disastrous

By Metro Chamber|June 20, 2018

By: Amanda Blackwood Special to the Sacramento Bee June 19, 2018 04:52 PM   Across California’s capital region, our business leaders have long understood the path forward for our region’s economy is preparing today’s workers for tomorrow’s industries. Powered by some of the country’s leading universities, we are innovating the…

Rent Control – A Counterproductive Public Policy

By Metro Chamber|June 6, 2018

A charter amendment has been proposed for the November ballot that would impose rent control in Sacramento and create a new appointed board and bureaucracy to oversee rental units in our region’s urban core. These would be some of the most restrictive rent controls in the country. It is understandable…

Housing Matters Part 2: Collaborative Solutions

By Metro Chamber|June 6, 2018

Lisa Westwood, ECORP Consulting, Inc. Metro Chamber Land Use & Natural Resources Committee Chair. & Michael Strech, North State BIA READ PART 1 Few issues in our region are as polarizing as new housing development. Whether it’s rooted in the quality of life or environmental responsibility, there is no question that our…

Cleaner Air Partnership Fighting to Secure Funding

By Metro Chamber|May 15, 2018

For over 30 years, the Cleaner Air Partnership (CAP) has fought to improve air quality across the Capital region because investing in clean air improves public health, while also growing our economy and attracting new businesses. CAP is anchored by the Sacramento Metro Chamber, Breathe California Sacramento Region, and Valley…

MetroPAC Announces Endorsements for June 5, 2018 Primary Election

By Metro Chamber|May 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO—The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee MetroPAC, is proud to announce its endorsement of the following candidates and ballot measures for the June 5, 2018 primary election.  Voters are urged to join Metro PAC in protecting jobs and the economy by electing these pro-business individuals and ballot…