Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Good afternoon Chamber Members & Carmel Community,

The Carmel Chamber is encouraged by the Governor's new directions towards re-opening our economy explained in his press conference yesterday . We have been working with the Coalition of Monterey County Chambers of Commerce to provide a comprehensive document to the Supervisors shortly in order to help our County make the safest, most inclusive decisions on how we can successfully re-open. Last Friday our Coalition sent the following letter to our Board of Supervisors , and are now working quickly and diligently to put together that comprehensive plan.

Thank you for your continued support of the Carmel Chamber of Commerce. We are advocating on behalf of our entire business community for a collaborative approach to help us rise from this pandemic, and also championing our community's resilience in times of hardship. We are YOUR Chamber of Commerce, creating the links to help our businesses succeed and our community thrive.

Stay Well, Stay Safe & Stay Connected,
Jenny MacMurdo
President & CEO
Carmel Chamber of Commerce
Everyone remembers their graduation day ~ but these students will never have that LIFE DEFINING moment.

Let's help them CELEBRATE their achievements, pay it forward to our future leaders and show our #CarmelRISING spirit! The Chamber would like to a co-op ad with our members, and we want YOUR business/organization to be included. The more of you that participate, the lower the cost will be to everyone. Please send us an email NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, MAY 14th indicating your interest: ceo@carmelchamber.org
 Take a look below at how some of our locals are #CarmelRISING up!
Dinner and a Show with Sunset Center & Grasing's

Sunset Cultural Center (SCC) (@sunset_cultural_center) on Instagram: "As the Shelter in Place order is extended in Monterey County, our team is excited to share a fun..."

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So incredibly proud of Todd Porteous, Our Branch Manager ...

Coldwell Banker Monterey Bay (@coldwellbankermonterey) on Instagram: "So incredibly proud of Todd Porteous, Our Branch Manager for the Carmel Rancho, Carmel-by-the-Sea,..."

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This Club Saves Lives

This Tuesday is . Please help us raise enough money... to feed people for one week. It costs around $1500 for us to deliver 150 boxes. A huge thank you to the volunteers making this happen every week!

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Local City Update- Friday, May 1, 2020

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The Carmel Foundation would like to thank Dale and the Carmel Residents' Association for providing masks to our homebound meal recipients! Thanks for taking steps to keep seniors in our community safe!

CarmelGives, the CRA and the Carmel Chamber are working together to produce and distribute free "Made in Carmel-by-the-Sea" washable cloth face masks around town. You can get them now at Nielsen's...

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Virtual Chamber Mixer Number One! Thank you...

Carmel Chamber of Commerce (@carmel.chamber) on Instagram: "Virtual Chamber Mixer Number One! Thank you @culturacarmel @pescaderocarmel @benbeesley30 and..."

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Very grateful for being featured today on @ksbw_8 and...

Hera Bridal (@hera_bridal) on Instagram: "Very grateful for being featured today on @ksbw_8 and sharing our amazing Virtual Appointments..."

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GET YOUR  #REALSMILE  today ~ Make Our Day, Shop Carmel! 

In just one week,  Sunday, May 10th,  is Mother's Day. To celebrate all moms (even Fur Baby moms!) please consider shopping at a local small business to make your dollars count this year! We promise the  #REALSMILE  you receive from a local retailer has no comparison. 

AND - we have you covered with a comprehensive list of possibilities in our Monday, Wednesday & Friday Daily Catalyst, which you can find here. Send us your Mother's Day specials and we will highlight them from now until May 10th!
Keep sending us YOUR rising stories to share on Tuesdays and Thursdays as a start to our #CarmelRISING initiative. Here's what we're looking for:
  • Photos and/or Artwork that tell your CarmelRISING story
  • Stories of Carmel small business resilience & ingenuity
  • Stories of Carmel community solidarity
  • Things you are looking forward to in Carmel in the future!

Keep using the hashtag #CarmelRISING on your own social media to communicate Carmel's resilience, letting everyone know that we will rise from this time stronger than ever.

You can still find all of our Daily Catalyst updates with business and community resources as well as the current status of local businesses by following this link. Our regular Daily Catalyst will continue on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.