Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Can you believe we’re coming up on our final months of 2021? As we head full-force into the holiday season, we know things can begin to feel a bit hectic as we try to balance enjoying this time with loved ones, while also preparing our businesses for end-of-year.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we hope you’ll be able to carve out some time to reflect on the past year and celebrate the gifts it may have brought you and your business. We are thankful for the challenges that we’ve overcome, the continued opportunities for connection, and the resilience that our business community has shown. Most of all, we are thankful for YOU!

Below you’ll find a list of upcoming Chamber events, including the return of our monthly mixers. Looking forward to celebrating you and your business this month!


Alexandra Michel, Chair
Fred Palmer, Executive Director
Drag Queen Bingo is tonight!

We’re looking forward to another evening of Drag Queen Bingo fun, generously sponsored by Tahoe Blue Vodka! We hope you can join us at Mango’s (20th & K Street, Sacramento) on Thursday, November 4th at 7 PM. As a reminder - admission is first come, first served, and spots fill up quickly.

We recommend arriving early! Cost is $20 to play, with proceeds from this month’s game benefitting local non-profit, Women’s Empowerment.

COVID-19 Protocol: To enter the event, attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event. Masks must be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Next month we’re partnering with WEAVE for Drag Queen Bingo on December 2nd! If you’re in the giving spirit, consider bringing an unwrapped donation for their Holiday Toy Drive. WEAVE has provided a list of recommended donations, please see below:


Stuffed Animals
Board Books
Coloring Books
Interactive Toys

Stuffed Animals
Puzzles - all sizes
Board games
Underwear, socks, etc.
Sports Balls 
Teens (Always the Biggest Need):

Gift cards for fast food, movies, etc.
T-shirts/clothing - sports teams are great or something related to California/Sacramento
Hats - beanies, ball caps, etc.
Young Adult Novels 
Nail Polish & Makeup - new and unopened
Bath gel

Gift cards for groceries, Target, etc.
Winter hats
Bath Gel
Nail Polish & Makeup - new and unopened
WEAVE has asked that toys and games not involve weapons including guns, knives and swords. 

Our Monthly Mixers are back!

We’re so excited to bring back our monthly networking mixers! All events will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.

November 16, 7 PM: Join us at Mango's on K Street in Midtown Sacramento and enjoy a $5 Taco Bar and Tahoe Blue Vodka Drinks! RSVP is required. Register for the event here
December 16, 6 PM: Our annual holiday mixer will take place at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West on Thursday, Dec. 16. Join us for hors d’oeuvres, specialty cocktails with Tahoe Blue Vodka, an ugly sweater contest and so much more! Attendance is free for members and $10 for non-members. RSVP is required - register here
 Will we see you at the Diversity Business Summit & Expo?

There’s still just enough time to secure your tickets for our upcoming Local Chamber Collaborative, happening November 9 at Hilton Arden West. We’re thrilled to partner with the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to share how you can win in business through a focus on diversity and inclusion. Many thanks to our event sponsors: Siemens, SMUD, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Davis Supply Chain Management, Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Pacific Charter Institute, and Principal Financial. 

This year's in-person summit will include a continental breakfast, a variety of speakers and panelists, a vendor expo, and opportunities to network with our region's best and brightest. Tickets are FREE for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. To reserve your tickets, visit the event page.
November is National Scholarship Month

Speaking of the Rainbow Chamber Foundation – did you know that November is recognized as National Scholarship Month?

It’s the perfect opportunity to help spread the word about our scholarship program to deserving candidates. As a reminder, we welcome both LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ supportive students who are pursuing an educational degree or vocational certificate to apply for our 2022 awards. Know someone who may be a great fit? Please visit to learn more. 
We’re on Instagram! 

Follow us on Instagram for more Chamber updates, details about upcoming events, member news, and community resources at @sacrainbowchamber.
See you on the ‘Gram!
Alexandra Michel, Chair
Fred Palmer, Executive Director
Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce