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As Our Region Faces Fire, Smoke and Disaster, Business Resilience Remains Top of Mind

The fires in Butte County and Southern California are a devastating reminder of how natural disasters can cripple a community. 

The Capital Region is no stranger to natural disasters with recent floods and fires. We have also witnessed how earthquakes can destroy communities in seconds and the recent snow storm in New York is an example of how even our weather can affect our ability to move people and commerce. 

Building resiliency within your organization is important for the health and sustainability of our businesses, workforce and community. We may not be able to stop all natural disasters, but there are steps that can be taken to protect and ensure our communities remain open for business. The Metro Chamber is partnering with Outsmart Disaster to create awareness and tools for the Capital Region's businesses. It all starts by taking the Resilient Business Challenge - an online step-by-step process that evaluates if your business is ready for a disaster. Now is the time to act and prepare. 

Take the Resilient Business Challenge
How to Help Victims of the Fires

Camp Fire evacuees and emergency shelters are overwhelmed by the donation of clothing and other supplies. What is needed most is cash donations and gift cards. Here are a few resources for those looking to help: 

Volunteers Needed for the American Red Cross
United Way Nor Cal Relief Fund
Fox40 & Salvation Army Donation Drive

In addition, nearly all of Northern California has been affected by smoke and the worst air quality on record. Various local and state agencies recommend staying indoors, while sporting events and schools temporarily close.

Learn more and follow these updates on Twitter at @metro_chamber.

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State of Sacramento County in a Snapshot
Thank you to everyone that attended this year's State of the County. This event explored how public/private partnerships are powering cities and regions forward in the digital age.  The discussion of utilizing public/private partnerships was led by Larry Kosmont, President and CEO of Kosmont Companies. 

Thank you to all our sponsors including the Sacramento County, Consolidated Communications, Comstock's Magazine, Aerojet, J.P. Morgan, Kaiser Permanente, Los Rio Community College District, PG&E, Sacramento Association of Realtors and SMUD.

Photos courtesy of Tia Gemmell. 
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Join us For Our Annual Holiday Mixer!
Come celebrate the holiday season with the Metro Chamber for our Annual Holiday Mixer on Tuesday, December 4. This year we will be celebrating at the Raley Field Legacy Club. Network with our Board and fellow businesses as we toast to a successful 2018!

We have selected the Sacramento Sheriff's Toy Project to help less fortunate children and families in the Sacramento area. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation and receive a raffle ticket for some great prizes.

For event information please contact Mindy Johnston, 916.319.4269.
For sponsorship opportunities please contact Susan Harris Brazelton, 916.826.5410.
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Expanded resources for veterans help pave the way toward business ownership
Comstock's Magazine
November 6, 2018

Why You Need a Digital Detox
Cosmtock's Magazine
November 9, 2018

McGeorge professor develops unique course on the legalities around craft beer
Comstock's Magazine
November 16, 2018
Pride Industries Buys Roseville Headquarters for $24.4 Million
Sacramento Business Journal
November 16, 2018

Rushed Construction Cost High-Speed Rail $600 million and Delays Mount
Sacramento Bee
November 15, 2018

Tower 301 Concept Released
Sacramento Business Journal
November 14, 2018

Humanitarian Crisis After Camp Fire
Sacramento Bee
November 14, 2018

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening: Rebounderz of Sacramento
November 17 | More Info
Metro Chamber Membership Committee
November 21 | More Info

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