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Streets For People is seeking to collaborate with local businesses to create comfortable, creative and
fun spaces in the street, encouraging people to gather, socialize, play, shop and eat.

Your business can be part of the celebration
- even if you are not located on Bolinas Road.
Find out how you can participate so that more people get to know you and your business better. 

Contact Jennifer Hammond at: 
415-�794-�5598 or
or Kaz Begley, Renee Goddard or Ingrid Weiss 
In This Issue

Chamber Fall Mixer
Tuesday, September 16th, 5-7PM

Note: This is a New Date   

Change/Update Your Calendars  

This event will be hosted by:
Taste Kitchen & Table,  71 Broadway
More information about the Mixer coming soon. 
Meanwhile, mark your calendars! 


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1st Annual

 Fairfax Wine Stroll

Saturday, October 4; 2-5 PM 

Mark Your Calendars



Wine Tasting & Strolling in Town

The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a new type of event in town, one geared to bring more pedestrians to the streets.  

This is a chance for people to stroll around town, stop into many businesses, taste wines from an array of fine wineries, and have a lovely afternoon.


More information coming soon.



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Food In Fairfax - News
Taste Kitchen & Table
Opening Soon at 71 Broadway

Rochelle Edwards and Lorenzo Jones are opening a new place in town ... continuing to serve the baked goods of Fat Angel Bakery which will maintain its baking operations in the back of the building. Taste will be offering a wide range of new foods to eat in its remodeled location or to take home.

Taste has offered to host the next Chamber Mixer (see article above) on the evening of September 16th which will follow the official grand opening to be held earlier in the day.

Barefoot Cafe

The Barefoot Cafe will be opening an extension right next door, providing a different set of options from its offerings in its current restaurant space.
Tony Senehi will be announcing the new addition soon, and may even give you a little more info along with your next meal at the Barefoot.

19 Broadway
Soon Offering Food ... and more 

19 Broadway is in the process of adding food to its offerings with a unique approach ... converting a food truck to an auxilliary kitchen parked in the lot adjacent to the night club and bar.
Also, there will be some exciting new cocktails offered at the "other" bar in the "other" room that is currently being revamped.  

Other News

Well Attended Chamber-Sponsored

ADA Compliance/Lawsuit Workshop


Two experts, Bassam Altwal and Sara Allman, in ADA compliance, rules, and law provided substantial information and insights for business owners, managers and commercial property owners in Fairfax at the meeting held at the Women's Club on July 24th.



A CASp inspection and report is the first line of defense against expensive ADA lawsuits.  The report, commissioned by the business tenant, the landlord, or both together sharing the cost (and tax advantages), will provide a clear picture of what issues need to be addressed.


There are many certified CASp specialists in California and you may choose any from a list provided by the state.

Just having a CASp report is a significant protection in itself; acting on it further enhances your ability to avoid litigation.

Protect Your Business 
Group Discount Through Chamber

Bassam's company, Cal Accessibility, has offered to give a 25% discount on the cost of a CASp inspection and report if 6 or more Fairfax businesses have inspections done as a group. (15% discount if only 3-5 business participate).
The Chamber has negotiated this discount with Bassam as a service to its members.

A CASp study usually runs between $800-$1500 depending on the size of the business/building, and whether it is a restaurant or not.  Most businesses in Fairfax are considered small. 

Several businesses are already in contact with Bassam's company.  If you wish to join in the group discount, get in touch with Bassam, and please also let the Chamber know because we want to measure how effective our program is for our members.

Bassam Altwal:   (415) 310-3010  or

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David Smadbeck

 2014 Fairfax Business Citizen of the Year 


Join us in honoring David Smadbeck, this year's Spirit of Marin Award winner representing Fairfax.  David, besides being a realtor and restaurant owner in town, also participates on many, many voluntary commissions and boards in Fairfax and at the county level.

Friday, September 26,  11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Places are still available at the Fairfax table at the Awards Luncheon  


Call or email the Tami Lyon to reserve your space:

(415) 457-5050  or 

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