About 23% of Sacramento’s workforce may leave the region within three years, study finds

By Metro Chamber|September 9, 2021

About a quarter of 420 Sacramento area workers surveyed by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the University of California Davis Graduate School of Management said they may leave the Sacramento area within three years. Most of the people surveyed were full-time, Sacramento city-based workers in the education, nonprofit,…

Sac Metro Chamber Partners with SAFE Credit Union Launches Corporate Culture Indicators Survey & Debut Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training Modules

By Metro Chamber|August 31, 2021

The Sacramento Metro Chamber – in partnership with SAFE Credit Union – is proud to launch a corporate culture indicators survey and debut a series of diversity, equity and inclusion training modules that are free and available now for utilization by businesses throughout the Greater Sacramento region. The diversity, equity…

Sac Metro Chamber Pres & CEO Amanda Blackwood on the Vaccine Mandate

By Metro Chamber|August 24, 2021

As our dedicated community leaders explore ways to protect each other, keep the economy open, and work to avoid another full or partial shutdown, today the Sacramento Metro Chamber -- along with a number of other chambers and business organizations -- has presented the attached letter to Mayor Darrell Steinberg…

Sac Metro Chamber Pres & CEO Amanda Blackwood on the Annual Cap to Cap Trip

By Metro Chamber|July 14, 2021

A powerful and impactful advocacy program presented by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Capitol-to-Capitol (or Cap-to-Cap) has been an institution for more than 50 years. After a pause in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the much-anticipated advocacy program is returning this fall when a local delegation will meet virtually…

Metro Chamber responds to Newsom’s California Comeback

By Metro Chamber|July 14, 2021

When people point to what’s choking off opportunities for new business in California, high taxes and excessive regulations are two directions people often point in. If those are the problems, how can the state succeed long-term with them? And what can Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new plan to recruit businesses do…

Cap-to-Cap Returns!

By Metro Chamber|July 9, 2021

Amanda Blackwood, President, Previews Cap-to-Cap Cap to Cap Sacramento, Calif. – a powerful and impactful advocacy program presented by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Capitol-to-Capitol (or Cap-to-Cap) has been an institution for more than 50 years. After a pause in 2020 during the covid-19 pandemic, the much-anticipated advocacy program…

Metro Chamber Embraces Mental Health as a Business Issue

By Metro Chamber|June 21, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce launched a hotline for business owners to answer questions and provide support. “The confusion and the need for information was so critical, so we set up a series of tools, one of them being a hotline,” said Amanda Blackwood, president…

Sacramento County Asking Residents How To Spend Millions From American Rescue Plan

By Metro Chamber|June 16, 2021

“There are hundreds of small businesses that have closed their doors at this point,” said Amanda Blackwood, President and CEO of Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Blackwood wants to see those dollars go towards struggling small businesses to help with technical assistance and funding needs.”   Read more from CBS13…

Townhall with Mayor Steinberg: Homeless Master Plan

By Metro Chamber|March 31, 2021

On January 5, 2021, the Sacramento City Council approved the Master Siting, Programmatic, Operations and Financing Plan to Address (Homeless Master Plan). The Council continue to lead workshops with the community, providers, and expert partners to identify site locations, operational best practices, programs and services, and financial resources to be…