Six-Months Since CA Stay-At-Home Order Issued: The Chamber Reflects

By Metro Chamber|September 18, 2020

As California approaches the six-month mark since Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 19, 2020 to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce reflects back on effective regional actions taken and identifies key recommendations to help position Capital…

Upcoming Member-Exclusive Event with Mayor Steinberg on Measure A

By Metro Chamber|September 14, 2020

Mayor Steinberg will address members of the Sacramento Metro Chamber on September 24, 2020, at 1 PM PST about Measure A, the Sacramento Mayoral Accountability and Community Equity Act. This is a Metro Chamber member-exclusive event. Measure A aims to promote an equitable Sacramento, increasing citizen participation in establishing budget…

Metro Chamber Awarded $1.46M Contract to Provide Business Technical Assistance Services

By Metro Chamber|September 10, 2020

After securing significant CARES Act funding for the City of Sacramento Small Business Recovery Forgivable Loan Program, the Metro Chamber has also successfully secured $1.46 million in funding for small business technical assistance services. The Metro Chamber will utilize the expertise of our Capital Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC)…

Most Admired CEO Honoree: Amanda Blackwood

By Metro Chamber|September 9, 2020

Metro Chamber president and CEO Amanda Blackwood was honored by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of a select group of Most Admired CEOs for the region. An award ceremony was held virtually on September 3, 2020, and the winner showcase can be viewed here. Blackwood was interviewed by the…

Preventing COVID Litigation Threats For Businesses

By Metro Chamber|August 25, 2020

On August 21, Fox News reported on businesses’ worries about COVID-related lawsuits as they reopen. “Anytime there’s uncertainty in business, there’s an element of fear that’s naturally introduced,” Joe Shamess, owner of Flags of Valor and a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council member, told Fox News. “It doesn’t…

Sacramento County Approves $45M for Public Health via CARES Act Funds

By Metro Chamber|August 21, 2020

In a special meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, $45M was approved to go towards the following in public health via CARES Act funds. This would not have happened without the coalition of outreach from our business community and community partners that expressed…

Metro Chamber Supports The Mayoral Accountability and Community Equity Act.

By Metro Chamber|July 23, 2020

Amanda Blackwood, CEO of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, participated in an online press conference where she outlined the Metro Chamber’s support of the Mayoral Accountability and Community Equity Act.  In her comments, Blackwood stated that the Mayoral Accountability and Community Equity Act holds the Chief Executive -- in…

Twenty-six Sacramento Bars and Restaurants Receive Micro-Grants

By Metro Chamber|April 21, 2020

A coalition of organizations within the city of Sacramento, including the Metro Chamber, announced 26 recipients that will receive micro-grants from the Emergency Response Micro-Grant Program for Sacramento Restaurants & Bars. The recipients represent a diverse array of independent food and beverage establishments across seven of the eight Council districts…