Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
We hope today’s message finds you well! August is National Wellness Month and serves as an important reminder about prioritizing self-care and healthy habits. Whether you focus on promoting wellness in the workplace or take a few extra minutes each day for your own mental or physical health, we encourage you to partake in any way you can. 

On this topic of health and wellness, we would be remiss to not note the recent mask mandates for Sacramento and Yolo Counties. We hope you and your loved ones remain in good health, and we will continue to keep you and your business top of mind as we navigate what these changes mean for our businesses. We will continue to provide COVID-19 business relief updates and resources on our social media platforms and via these e-blasts, whenever possible.
If we learned anything over the past year, it is that our community is incredibly resilient, and we’re stronger together. We’re so proud to have you as a part of our Chamber community. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Alexandra Michel, Chair
Fred Palmer, Executive Director 

Thank You, AAA!
We are thrilled to share that AAA has donated $6,500 to the Rainbow Chamber Foundation! Our Executive Director, Fred Palmer, and Foundation President, Paul Weubbe, conducted a presentation for the multi-state AAA team via Zoom last month. As a “thank you,” participants held an internal fundraiser for the Foundation, and we are so appreciative of their support and partnership. Thank you, AAA!
Partner updates & events:
A Message from SMUD: Proposed Rate Changes

As your community-owned, not-for-profit electric utility, SMUD is committed to keeping its customers and community informed about any decisions that impact homes, businesses, or residents. For that reason, SMUD wants to make our Chamber members aware of the proposed rate changes that the SMUD Board is considering and give you the opportunity to learn more. The proposed changes include a new solar and storage rate and supporting programs, small rate increases in 2022 and 2023, a rate option for customers to help save energy when it’s needed most through Critical Peak Pricing, and some minimal tariff changes. For complete details, please visit
Join the Sunburst Projects Golf Tournament on October 16
It’s our pleasure to help spread the word about Sunburst Projects’ upcoming Celebrity Drag Golf Tournament! The nonprofit will host the tournament on Saturday, October 16 at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now and are expected to sell out. Learn more here, or contact Diana Pretzlaff at (916) 899-9173 or with additional questions. See you there!
2021 Inner City Capital Connections Program Nominations are due August 6
Only a few days remain to nominate a business for the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) 2021 program, which aims to provide businesses owners with support and resources to maintain and grow their business. Small business owners who would like to participate in the program can apply directly via their online application form.

If you have a business in mind to nominate, you may do so here. For questions about the program, contact ICCC at (617)-238-3019 or Nominations will be accepted through August 6. 

Accepting Applications: City of Sacramento Landscape & Learning Program
Landscape & Learning is a paid work experience program for youth ages 14-17 years who reside within the city limits of Sacramento providing landscape maintenance and general clean-up in our city parks. Youth are hired to work six hours per day, Saturday and Sunday. Youth Aides work in groups, including an adult supervisor, providing park maintenance in city parks. Typical duties include general weeding, trimming and restroom cleaning. Applicants can learn more and apply for the Fall 2021 program here
Chamber events:
Join Us for Drag Queen Bingo on August 5th
This month’s in-person Bingo is happening this Thursday, August 5 at 7PM, at Mango’s Sacramento. Event proceeds will benefit the NorCal Aids Cycle. In accordance with state guidelines, masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Admission will be first come, first served – so show up early! 
August Mixer: August 17th at Mango’s Sacramento
All we can say about the turnout at July’s mixer is WOW! It was so great to see so many of our members in-person for the first time all year!
Our next Mixer is on Tuesday, August 17th at Mango’s. Event registration is required – RSVP here
Mark Your Calendars for the 7th Annual All-U-Can-Eat Crab Feed!
Save the date (and your appetite!) for our annual Crab Feed, happening on January 29, 2022! The fun-filled evening will feature live and silent auction items, a DJ, dancing, and so much more. Sponsorships and tickets sell quickly for this event, so we recommend reserving yours as soon as possible. Learn more on our website
Alexandra Michel, Chair
Fred Palmer, Executive Director
Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce