Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Whether you were eager to say farewell to summer or wishing it could have stayed just a bit longer, we know the fall season will be filled with some fantastic happenings for our business community.
Whether it was in-person or virtually, we enjoyed the handful of opportunities to connect with many of you last month. We are so often reminded of what an amazing group of members we have; the way our business community continues to show up – even throughout the most trying of times – is truly remarkable.
As always, we’re excited to kick off a new month with a few exciting Chamber updates. Should you have any questions about an upcoming event or Chamber resources available to you and your business, please feel free to contact us at any time.


Alexandra Michel, Chair & Fred Palmer, Executive Director 
Farm 2 Scholar VIP Dinner was a success!

We’d like to extend a big thank you to all who were able to attend last month’s Farm 2 Scholar VIP Dinner. We can hardly believe this year marked our 7th annual event! We had a fantastic (sold-out!) crowd in attendance, all in the name of supporting the Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Program. And of course, thank you to the generous sponsors and vendors who helped make this year’s dinner possible[1] .
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2022 Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Awards - Apply Now!
Our 2022 Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Awards application period is NOW OPEN! We welcome and encourage both LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ -supportive students who are pursuing an educational degree or vocational certificate to apply. If you’re interested in learning more about the Foundation's scholarship program, or know someone who may be a great candidate, please visit
Don’t Miss Drag Queen Bingo – October 7th

Many thanks to AARP California for sponsoring October’s Drag Queen Bingo! We’ll see you at Mango’s (20th & K Street, Sacramento) on Thursday, October 7th at 7 PM. Proceeds from Bingo this month will benefit the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber Foundation.
COVID-19 Protocol: To enter 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.
Cost is $20 to play. As a reminder, admission will be first come, first served – so show up early! 
Partner updates & events:
Happening This Month: UC Davis Health 2021 Improving OUTcomes Conference

The UC Davis Health 2021 Improving OUTcomes Conference will be happening Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th. Attendees are invited to tune in to virtual presentations, panels and discussions that will explore how health professionals and community partners can improve quality of and access to care for LGBTQ+ patients and their families.
There’s still time to register online for the virtual event. We hope that many of our members will have the opportunity to attend! 
Submit Your Sacramento Redistricting Mapping Application

Let your voice be heard! Sacramento’s Redistricting Mapping Application is now available for the public to access online. The Sacramento Independent Redistricting Commission (SIRC) encourages community members to get involved in this brand new, meaningful civic process. The outcome of our city’s newly established district lines will affect the next 10 years of Sacramento’s fiscal and developmental decisions - your input matters!
Should you need assistance with the mapping application, please visit the Mapping Help page
Save the Date: The Economic Summit Access to Capital Market and Resources for Small Business
It's our pleasure to pass along an exciting opportunity hosted by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Well Fargo Bank. The Economic Summit Access to Capital Market and Resources for Small Business will take place on October 18th from 2:00 - 3:30 PM. The webinar will cover an array of topics geared toward the small business community, including:
      Examining economic and financial topics affecting consumers and communities
      Provide guidance on accessing capital and financial products tailored to small businesses
      Describing development resources available for small business (training and business
      Talking with small businesses experienced in doing business with corporations.
Registration for the online event is now open
Introducing SAFE Credit Union’s Workplace Financial Wellness Program

We’re excited to help spread the word about a fantastic program offered by SAFE Credit Union, one of our valued Rainbow Chamber members. SAFE’s Workplace Wellness Program is designed to support employee productivity, retention, and satisfaction through customized services designed to meet the unique needs of your employees and your organization.
Interested in improving your employee’s financial health by incorporating the program within your business’ benefits package? Visit SAFE Credit Union online, or email

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