Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Let us be one of the first to say, Happy New Year!
We sincerely thank you for your continued support and membership over the last year, and we look forward to having you as an important part of our business community as we head into 2022.
As always, we remain committed to creating more programming and value for our members this year. Is there a new resource we can offer that would be helpful to your business? Do you have an idea for an event or training you’d like to attend in the coming year? Know that our inbox is always open for your feedback and suggestions. Send your suggestions to us at
We’d like to kick off the year with a few Chamber reminders and important event updates. Should you have any questions about today’s information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 
Alexandra Michel, Chair
Fred Palmer, Executive Director
2022 Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarships
As a reminder, we’re accepting applications for our 2022 Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Program through March 1. We encourage you to help spread the word about our scholarship program to LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ supportive students, who are pursuing an educational degree or vocational certificate. Students interested in healthcare can also apply for the Palmer Family Scholarship.
Please visit our Scholarship Page to learn more about scholarship eligibility and the application process.
January Drag Queen Bingo Has Been Postponed
Due to an abundance of caution and safety concerns for our members, friends, and volunteers, we have postponed our January Drag Queen Bingo benefiting the Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus to April 7th, 2022. Additionally, we will continue to watch COVID-19 cases closely as our February game – benefitting 916 Ink – draws near.  
January Mixer Has Been Cancelled

We want to extend a special thank you to Russell CPAs and Fast Break Tech for hosting, and agreeing that it is best to cancel our January mixer for the safety of our attendees. Once again, we will keep you posted on the status of our February Mixer as we monitor the evolvement of COVID-19 cases. 

Our 7th Annual Crab Feed Has Been Postponed
We regret to inform you that our 7th annual Crab Feed on January 29th has been postponed. Although a difficult decision to make, our executive committee has agreed the health and well-being of our members, friends, and volunteers is our top priority. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 guidelines before announcing a new date and/or similar event.
We would especially like to thank our sponsors and vendors for their continuous support. Please know, we are happy to reserve your vendor or sponsorship spot for our future event date. If you do not wish to continue your sponsorship or reserve your spot, please email to request a refund.
And to our loyal guests, we are also happy to reserve your spot and apply your ticket to our rescheduled event. Otherwise, we will gladly process a full refund for your ticket. Please email with the subject line “REFUND” and include the ticket purchaser’s name and number of tickets purchased within the body of your message. 
We are working diligently to reschedule this event. Due to the current supply chain issues and COVID-19 pandemic, this event may be rebranded to align with safety protocol and product availability.
On behalf of all of us at the Rainbow Chamber, thank you for your continued support! We appreciate your understanding and shared commitment of stopping the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Business Resources

As a reminder, a comprehensive list of COVID-19 resources can still be found on our website. Please visit at any time to review the latest county, state, and federal resources for your business.  

SMUD’s Power Supply Will Be Carbon-Free by 2030

​​Did you know that Sacramento was ranked the sixth most polluted city in the country, based on air pollution in the ozone layer? SMUD is committed to eliminating 100% of carbon emissions from their power supply by 2030. Providing carbon-free energy is essential to improving our air quality and creating a healthier, cleaner environment – plus, it puts Sacramento on the map as an environmental leader, attracting innovative businesses and creating new jobs. Learn how you can get involved with SMUD’s mission for a carbon-free future at

Alexandra Michel, Chair
Fred Palmer, Executive Director
Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce