Monday, October 3, 2022
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In this edition:
*Thank you to our Renewing Members!
*Maximize Your Membership Tip of the Week - Raffle Prizes at Events
*Chamber Member Events & News - Advertise here for free & reach 1,300+
*Upcoming Events - Networking Luncheon - Wed -12-1:30pm
*Covid-19 Resources - NEW - Free Covid Testing at Chamber Office
Thank you for renewing your chamber membership!
Chairman's Circle
Maximize Your Membership Weekly Tip!
There are so many ways to make the most of your membership,
this section highlights one tip each week!

Donating a raffle prize helps you grow your business!

We have a raffle at every networking luncheon and mixer.
Donating a raffle prize markets your business even if you don't attend.
Raffle prizes are typically valued around $20-$25.
Can't attend & bring raffle prize? Drop off at Chamber Office.
You can give us multiple ones & will bring them to the event.

Questions? Contact the Office at (707) 584-1415 or Email Us
Chamber Member Events & News
Members advertise here for FREE
Click on blue underlined wording for more information

Barber Cellars - Need space to host your event? Tasting Room is available

Cheryl Teach Music - What instrument(s) have you/yours yearned to play? All Instruments Taught Online for Your Safety and Convenience! 326-8797

City of Rohnert Park - Adopt a Room Program at Labath Landing - Learn More / Pumpkin Splash at Honeybee Pool - English & Spanish - Oct 15 / Halloween Carnival with Dia De Los Muertos Celebration - Oct 29 / Fall Recreation Guide

Foxtail Golf Club - Ukraine Family Aid Golf Tournament - Oct 21

Fundemonium - Oct 3 Newsletter - Funtastic Fall Fun at Fundemonium

Green Music Center - 10th Anniversary Season - Event Info & Tickets

Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library - Sept 30 Newsletter

Sally Tomatoes & Heirloom Cucina Italiana - Tuesday Night Stand-Up Comedy - Oct 4 / Community Night - Oct 5 / Trivia Night - Oct 6 / Headline Comedy - Jimmie 'JJ' Walker! DYN-O-MITE! - Oct 8 / Planting Event - Oct 12 / Click here for more events / Need meeting space? Board Room is Available

Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) - News from SAY

SoCo In Bloom Flower Classes - Great for Team Building & Friend Group - More Info

SOMO Village - The Ultra Party with Boys of Summer, Born on the Bayou and Heartless - Oct 15

SOMO Village Cowork - Grand Opening Party - Oct 15 / Prelaunch prices & save 65% off 1st month rent - Learn more

Sonoma Small Business Development Center - Click here to become a client and gain access to a vast network of experts / Workshop Calendar / Join their mailing list

United States Postal Service Virtual Job Fairs - Sept - Oct

Job Postings

Include your job postings on the Chamber Website at no charge - Click here for Current Job Postings - Use your Member Login to add your job posting - Need help? Call (707) 584-1415 or Email us

Other Community News

Chris Coursey 3rd District Supervisor Monthly Newsletter

Housing Land Trust - Home ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families - Homes for Sale

New 369 Area Code coming to 707 Area Code Region - Learn More

Rohnert Park City Council Candidate Forum held on Sept 19 - Click here to watch Facebook Video / YouTube Video
Sonoma County Economic Development Board, in partnership with local
Cities and Chambers of Commerce, is pleased to present the 2022
Sonoma County and City Profile Reports. The reports provide economic information and forecasts specific for the County and each of the nine cities.

Below is the Rohnert Park Report - Click here for the other City Reports
Luncheons are a great place to connect!
Still time to join us - Register in advance & Walk-ins welcome too
Members & 1st Time Guests $30 / Non-Members $40
Click here to register / Walk-ins Welcome too
Can't wait to hear Felicia's story!
Register by Oct 14 to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount
Members & 1st Time Guests $25 / Non-Members $35
Click here to register / Walk-ins Welcome too
NEW - FREE Covid-19 Testing at Chamber Office
We are partnering with Color Health to provide free testing.
Tests are not rapid response; they are sent to a lab for processing.
Results are sent electronically within 48 hours. Complete the intake form on your phone or computer; will need your vaccine and insurance info.

Eligible for testing if you are:
symptomatic, exposed, high risk immunocompromised or pregnant 

Tests must be mailed to the lab the same day they are taken.

Testing Hours - Table Outside Chamber Office - Please wear a mask
Tuesday - 10am - 2pm
Thursday - 10 am - 2pm
Questions? Chamber Office (707) 584-1415 or Email us
Microbusiness Grants Reopened
Sonoma County has reopened the $2,500 grants for microbusinesses.
To receive a grant, your business must be in Sonoma County, and you must NOT have received a grant from the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (administered through Lendistry),
as well as other criteria.  

Covid-19 Testing & Vaccine Resources
The City has partnered with Sonoma County and Curative Testing to
bring COVID testing to the Community Center parking lot
Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm - Hours may change
These are PCR tests, not rapid tests - Turnaround time 1 to 2 days

Appointment made at - Walk-ins may not be available
One month supply of N95 Masks at no cost
Our chamber is partnering with PPE Unite to provide businesses with
a one month supply of N95 masks for their employees.
These masks are provided by the State of CA.
Call Office (707) 584-1415 or Email Us
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Renewal Fee Waivers 
Between March 1, 2021 and February 28, 2023, certain license types,
such as restaurants, bars, and other specified on-sale licenses
are eligible for a waiver of their annual license renewal fees.
Click here for more info / Click here for flyer
Additional Resources
Harassment Prevention Training

Do you have 5+ employees?
You should have completed training 1/1/2021!
Not a typo - training was due in 2021

Supervisors two hours / Nonsupervisory one hour
Online Training offered by CalChamber
20% Member Discount - Applied at check out
Supvs - $35.19 / NonSupvs - $20.79

Use Code: RPHPT

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