Metro Chamber Townhall with Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Sacramento County Public Health

By Metro Chamber|February 11, 2021

The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce held a member-exclusive townhall with Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Sacramento County Public Health Officer, on Thursday, February 11, from 9 AM – 10 AM. This dialogue with Dr. Kasirye covered the COVID-19 vaccine and the rollout of Phase 1B to include those 65 years and…

2020 Annual Report

By Metro Chamber|December 22, 2020

2020 was a major milestone year in the history of the Metro Chamber. While our tactics may have changed we celebrated 125 years of leadership by serving as the unequivocal voice of business in bold and meaningful ways. In a time of unprecedented volatility we have served more people, helped…

Metro-PAC November Election Review

By Metro Chamber|December 22, 2020

2020 has been a year unlike any other, including this year’s Presidential election. The November election set records for California with an 81% voter turnout statewide. Our region followed this trend with Sacramento County slightly above that average at 82.5% and regions like Placer County as high as 88% voter…

Regional Stay at Home Order to Take Effect December 11

By Metro Chamber|December 9, 2020

At noon today, the Governor of California announced that the Greater Sacramento Region – including the counties of Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba – has fallen under the 15% threshold for ICU availability. Due to this change and pursuant to the Regional…

KCRA: ‘I feel defeated’: Hair, nail salon owners devastated by another potential shutdown

By Metro Chamber|December 4, 2020

Sacramento Metro Chamber Policy Advisor Erika Bjork spoke with KCRA in response to the Regional Stay-at-Home Order announced by Governor Newsom on Thursday, December 3rd. Erika expressed concern about businesses’ bottom line as well as their wellbeing, and provided advice on how community members can best support local businesses especially…

Metro Chamber Updates Regional Business Community on New Stay-at-Home Order

By Metro Chamber|December 4, 2020

This afternoon, Governor Newsom issued a Regional Stay-at-Home Order, which will go into effect within 48 hours in regions with less than 15% Intensive Care Unit (ICU) availability. The latest order prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations, excluding critical infrastructure and retail, and requires mask wearing and…

Sacramento Metro Chamber Launches #All4Small Fundraising Initiative to Support Region’s Small Businesses

By Metro Chamber|November 24, 2020

In an effort to amplify the significant contributions small businesses provide to the region’s economy, the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has partnered with talented local artists Chelsea-Mari Kennedy and Brandon Gastinell to design artwork for limited edition specialty merchandise as part of a new #All4Small fundraising initiative. The new…

CapRadio: “California Reimposes Strict Restrictions On 40 Counties”

By Metro Chamber|November 17, 2020

Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Amanda Blackwood spoke with Insight host Randol White on Wednesday, November 16, 2020, about the best ways to support local businesses when shopping for loved ones during the holiday season this year. Listen to the episode HERE. Relevant segment begins at the…

COVID-19: Purple Tier and The Sacramento Business Community with Dr. Peter Beilenson

By Metro Chamber|November 13, 2020

The Sacramento Metro Chamber hosted a conversation for our business community with Sacramento County Health Services Director Dr. Peter Beilenson, on Thursday, November 12, 2020. This online discussion covered information on the county’s move back into the Purple Tier (widespread) announced earlier in the week. We encourage our businesses most…