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Resources and News to Help Your Organization – Metro Chamber Mid-Month News

Looking for ways to boost your business, help shape the region, and engage with the community? The Metro Chamber has plenty of resources and options for you! Free workshops, leadership programs like Metro EDGE and Study Mission, and information on civic engagement opportunities. Make sure you check out our calendar and register for an upcoming event!

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Elk Grove + SBDC Renew Partnership

The Elk Grove City Council approved a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Capital Region SBDC to continue to host the South Sacramento County Small Business Development Center at Elk Grove City Hall. The Center provides free business planning services to launching and early stage companies looking to locate in Elk Grove and parts of south Sacramento County. Last year alone, the program helped 82 entrepreneurs, leading to seven new business starts, 30 jobs, and $2M of capital investment in Elk Grove and surrounding areas.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SBDC

Ten Years of Edge: Make Your Mark 

The Metro Chamber’s 2018 Young Professional of the Year, Megan Blackwell of Otto Construction, recently penned an op-ed for the Sacramento News and Review about her Metro EDGE experience and the impact the program can have on young professionals. 
 
 “This year, Metro EDGE will celebrate a decade of success. If you are committed to making our city a great place, consider joining Metro EDGE, attending the Emerge Summit or participating in a monthly event. Could I have found success without Metro EDGE? Maybe. But I can wholeheartedly attribute my career path development to it. I know that I’m a better person with incredible friendships, a more prepared and connected employee and an incredibly passionate Sacramentan because of it.” 

Celebrate EDGE’s ten-year anniversary at the annual YP conference, Emerge Summit – September 16. Buy your ticket today!
READ MEGAN'S OP-ED

Roseville Vice Mayor Krista Bernasconi to Serve as Study Mission Honorary Chair

Study Mission heads to Indianapolis, Indiana September 10-13. Join Roseville Vice Mayor Bernasconi and over 100 business and community leaders, as well as elected officials on the region’s leading immersive travel program. Register by Friday, July 19 to be entered into a drawing for four one-way domestic e-passes for any Southwest Airlines destination in the U.S. (some restrictions apply.) 

“As we build and evolve as a region, so must our ideas and capabilities as a business community,” said Roseville Vice Mayor Krista Bernasconi. “Our greatest strengths are our collaboration and willingness to learn and lead. I am eager to learn what works well in Indianapolis and what’s applicable throughout the Capital Region.”
SESSION AND TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR OPERATION: INDY!
REGISTER NOW AND BE ENTERED IN OUR DRAWING

Shape the Future: Leaders Needed for the Citizens Redistricting Commission

Every 10 years – after a census, congressional and legislative districts are redrawn to ensure that each district has roughly the same amount of people, and each voter has equal say. The Citizens Redistricting Commission is now accepting applications for members of the community to serve as one of 14 new commissioners to help draw fair district lines that reflect the interests of people and the business community. 
START YOUR APPLICATION
UPCOMING EVENTS

Community
Calendar

Looking to promote your upcoming event? Share it on our community calendar! Whether it's a mixer, informational workshop, or fundraiser, use our calendar to reach Metro Chamber members! 

 
FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Workshop: Expanding, Buying, Or Selling A Business - July 23

At this free SBDC workshop, learn how to position a business for sale, what lenders are looking for in the funding process, and how to negotiate and close the deal. 




 
REGISTER TODAY!

Workshop: Marketing - July 24 

Sign up for this free training and learn how to determine your marketing goals and develop a plan to reach them. This workshop looks social media strategy, developing followers, and identifying how to promote your organization.




 
RSVP HERE

Member Orientation - August 8 

Learn how to get the most out of your membership, network with other business leaders, and meet the Metro Chamber staff at our orientation, open to all. Get familiar with the benefits and perks of your membership and meet the Ambassadors who will help you engage with other members and resources. The event is free, however registration is required.
RSVP TODAY!

Workshop: Business Basics - August 8

This free workshop is the first of a 3-part series (Business Basics, Business Plan Development, and Loan Readiness) for those who are looking to start their business. This workshop covers the first steps in building the foundation of your small business.
REGISTER TODAY!

Workshop: Business Plan Development - August 15

A business plan can help you get organized, support an application for a loan, and serve as a roadmap to take your business in the right direction. Although business plans generally follow a generic outline, no two plans are exactly alike. This free seminar will help you create a plan tailored to a specific audience and help you achieve business success! 
RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

Referral Round Table - August 22

Our extremely popular, member-exclusive event returns on August 22 at 8:00 a.m. Meet fellow members and learn about their businesses at our next Referral Round Table. This free member benefit will be hosted by Macy’s at DOCO. Bring plenty of business cards and a specific example of the kind of customer service you provide. The event is free to members however registration is required.
REGISTER TODAY!
Let's Stay in Touch!
 
Is your membership up for renewal? Did you know you could renew online? Email membership@metrochamber.org to setup your online login so you can renew, register for events, and update your membership profile. It's so easy!

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