Vallejo Chamber BusinessWire
Issue: 07

December 7, 2016

In This Issue...
InstallationDinner142nd Annual Vallejo Chamber Installation Dinner
Installation of the 2017 Board of Directors and Officers
Next month marks our 142nd Annual Installation Dinner where we will be installing our 2017 Board of Directors and Officers of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce. Please join us on the evening of Friday, January 13th at 6pm at the Dan Foley Cultural Center in Vallejo for an event you will not want to miss!

Invitations have been mailed this week to all members of the Vallejo Chamber requesting your presence at this wonderful event. The evening starts with a cocktail hour at 6pm followed by a succulent four course meal during the evening's program.

Awards will also be given out to our Bud Butler Man of the Year, Athena Woman of the Year, as well as our Chamber small, medium, and large Business of the Year Award.

Lastly, guests who decorate their tables will be entered to win the grand prize of $100 for the best display of the night. See you there!

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For further information, please contact:
Kim Carter (707) 644-5551 x12 |
EmploymentPostersPre-Order Your 2017 California & Federal Employment Notices Poster TODAY!
All businesses in the state of California must post a compliant Employment Poster in a conspicuous place in the workplace where all employees and applicants can see it. This poster also must include information about your workers' compensation benefits, payday schedule and emergency contacts. You may need to order several to ensure that your business, branches and satellite offices are displaying the poster according to the law. Failure to comply can result in severe penalties and fines by the state of California. If any of your company's workers are Spanish-speaking, you will need to order the Spanish version.

Other available items which you can order include the 2017 HR Quick Guide (Handbook), a 20ct. pamphlets kit, and a California Labor Law Digest.

The Vallejo Chamber is now accepting pre-orders of these items. If you would like to place an order, please download the order form and email it to or give us a call at (707) 644-5551. All orders will be available for pick-up starting January 6, 2017.

BobArpCVCVallejo Chamber Board of Director, Robert "Bob" Arp, Appointed to Civil Service Commission (CVC)
Vallejo Chamber of Commerce Director, Robert "Bob" Arp was recently appointed by the Vallejo City Council to serve on the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for a term ending in 2020. The CSC reviews civil service petitions and applications.

Arp is the Vice President for University Advancement and Foundation Executive with CSU Maritime Academy and he lives in Vallejo.
LeadershipVallejoLeadership Vallejo
Ten Years of Extraordinary Experiences!
January 2017 marks a milestone in Leadership Vallejo's (LV) history with its 10th anniversary session. For 10 years, the program has become the go-to organization that educates and trains future business, government and volunteer leaders who are eager to gain the skills and experience needed to make positive changes in Vallejo and beyond. LV also offers an array of networking opportunities among city and local leaders, with many graduates working in successful business, government and nonprofit careers.

"It's our goal to attract, educate, and develop participants who will be effective leaders for the future of Vallejo," said Jack McArthur, Vallejo Fire Chief and Leadership Vallejo Chairman. "This is a program for business, civic, and community individuals with a desire to work collaboratively for a better Vallejo."
Sign up now! The Leadership Vallejo program begins Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th. Applications are due by December 16th and can be downloaded at For more info call (707) 738-6964.

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SolTransSaturday Shopping with SolTrans!
Route 78 & 85 Only | December 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th
The best thing about living in our area is we're in such close proximity to so many great shopping centers. The worst thing though, especially in the upcoming holiday season, is traffic. Well, this year, SolTrans is providing affordable service to Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Fairfield via their Route 78 and 85 buses every Saturday from November 26th through December 24th. That's 5 chances to take advantage! Put traffic and parking concerns at ease and hop aboard SolTrans for your holiday shopping this year.

"This is a great way to get into the holiday shopping experience," said Mike Abegg, SolTrans Planning and Operations Manager, "by shopping local and getting a huge discount at the same time!"
$1 gets you a one-way ticket. $2 gets you a day pass. Please keep in mind that this awesome deal is only for Routes 78 and 85. Note: Route 80 is not included. Also note that tickets can only be purchased in person, on the bus itself.

For pickup/dropoff times and locations, visit or call (707) 648-4666.
YACMYoung Artists Conservatory of Music
Teach choir and change the lives of children! A member of our Chamber, the Young Artists Conservatory of Music (YACM) is providing a music program for low income children in the Vallejo City Unified School District. YACM is teaching 36 choir classes in 9 schools with 2,000 children under instruction. This is being supported in part by other members of our Chamber, including the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Fund and Travis Credit Union. YACM is looking for additional choir instructors who are available on one or more weekday mornings. This is a paid, part-time opportunity. If you know of anyone who may be interested in this opportunity, please have them email:
MeyerSale20th Annual Meyer Outlet Sale and Humane Society of the North Bay Fundraiser
December 1-12
Vallejo's most popular holiday event is back, with the 20th anniversary of the Meyer Factory Outlet Sale kicking off in December.

For two decades, Meyer has offered bargain-hunters incredible savings on premium cookware brands with this once-a-year sale that draws shoppers from all over the Bay Area.

And the spirit of giving back continues through Meyer's yearly partnership with the Humane Society of the North Bay, itself celebrating a 30th anniversary of service to the homeless animals in our community.

Shoppers can donate the shelter animals at the register, or drop off individual cash and check donations even without a purchase; either way, Meyer generously matches all contributions to the Humane Society up to $15,000.

Great bargains and good deeds! Make the most of it December 1st through 12th at two locations: 525 Curtola Parkway, Vallejo and 2001 Meyer Way, Fairfield. Information, call 707-551-2800 or visit

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WETAWater Emergency Transportation Authority
Notice of Board of Directors Meeting
The next San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority Board of Directors meeting will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at WETA, Pier 9, San Francisco CA.

The meeting agenda and full Board packet are now available for download on our Board of Directors meeting page
CoalShedCoal Shed Art Studios
Holiday Bazaar | December 10 & 11, 11am-5pm
Please join us for our Holiday Shopping PARTY at the historic Coal Shed Art Studios. It's been one heck of a year and we want to spread some cheer! 

Make and Take FREE gift bags and tags! This year you can decorate your gift bags and tags for all of your Coal Shed Art purchases!

Get your phone or camera ready and take a selfie with our Elfie!

We're happy to have special guests Katie Vardijan (Lulu Deux), Diana's Dressing Room, Linda Staib (Handmade Jewelry), and The Vallejo Peace Project join the Coal Shed artists this year.

The Coal Shed artists have been busy creating! Check out the new goodies by:

Sherry Chapin 
Sallie Evans 
Cheryl Ann Shanks 
Mark Martin 
Adam Musto 
Orna Pascal  
Karl Sutphin 
Carl Theodorski 
Sherry Tobin 
TJ  Walkup 
Gretchen Zimmermann
Happy Holidays and Thank You for supporting Vallejo Artists!
HanniganWeekly "Walk with the Supervisor" event to include Kaiser Permanente Physician
Walk on December 9th with Dr. Michael Mason
December 5, 2016 - Solano County District One Supervisor Erin Hannigan and her District Representatives are welcoming Dr. Michael Mason, family medicine physician and geriatrician with Kaiser Permanente in Vallejo, to their weekly "Walk with the Supervisor" event.

"Team Hannigan" meets every Friday with the goal of encouraging people of all ages and walking abilities to exercise on a regular basis. Participants walk while talking about important issues facing the community. Over the past year more than 100 people have participated, sharing their stories while enjoying the fresh air.

On Friday, December 9th, Dr. Mason will also be walking and talking about ways seniors can stay healthy.

"Walking is a great way to get outside, meet new people and exercise," says Dr. Mason. "Staying healthy is important and I look forward to tying up my laces and chatting about other ways to stay fit."

"I am excited to walk with Dr. Mason and learn about ways we can all stay healthy," says Erin Hannigan, Solano County District One Supervisor. "Vallejo is such a vibrant community and I am looking forward to another great walk with some of our residents."

Kaiser Permanente has supported "Walk with the Supervisor" events in the past. Pedometers were distributed to attendees at previous walking events. Fanny packs will be available to participants on the December 9th walk with Dr. Mason.

"Walk with the Supervisor" is held each week on Friday at 9am at the Vallejo waterfront, outside the ferry building.

For more information, please call (707) 553-5363.
TCUMaking a Holiday Difference
Travis Credit Union to Support Community Fund-raising Campaigns
Vacaville, CA -This holiday season, Travis Credit Union (TCU) members and employees are reaching out to community people in need by taking part in the Solano, Contra Costa and Yolo County Food Banks annual food drive; the Festival of Trees; Christmas Wish 2016; Toys for Tots; and 2016 Children's Miracle Network Holiday Stocking Campaign.

"We are proud to support these worthwhile holiday programs," says Barry Nelson, president and CEO of Travis Credit Union. "We continually look for ways in which the credit union can help the community and make a difference in people's lives at the same time, especially over the holidays."

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Chamber Events
December Networking @ 5:30/Toy Drive
Team Superstores
301 Columbus Pkwy
Thurs., Dec. 15
5:30 - 7:30pm
More Info

142nd Annual Installation Dinner
Dan Foley Cultural Ctr
1499 N. Camino Alto
Fri., Jan. 13
More Info

Notice of Bid Opportunities


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