RCOC WEEKLY NEWS
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Chamber honored at the 2011 Historic Preservation Awards
We are very excited and proud to announce that the Richmond Chamber has been selected to receive an award at the 2011 Richmond Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony from The Richmond Historic Preservation Commission and National Park Service. The Chamber will be presented with the National Park Service Home Front Award for their many years of hosting the annual USO Dance and Home Front Festival by the Bay. We would love for all our members to attend this special occasion.View the full list of awards here.The ceremony will take place on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond. Get directions here. The awards ceremony will be followed by a reception across the Plaza at the Richmond Art Center, catered by the Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Department. There will be a No Host Bar. Special Thanks to those who sponsored this event: C. Overaa & Co., Mack5, Oliver & Company, and Park Florist. For more information, contact Sabrina Lundy, City of Richmond Planning Division at (510) 620-6705 or Sabrina_Lundy@ci.richmond.ca.us.
Celebrate the new Richmond Financial Opportunity Center
Bay Area LISC and Rubicon Programs invite you to join them on Tuesday, April 26, from 10:30am-12pm, as they celebrate the launch of Rubicon's new Financial Opportunity Center located at 101 Broadway Avenue, Richmond.
Special guest speakers will include:
Latressa Alford, Office of Congressman George Miller
Contra Costa County Supervisor John M. Gioia
Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin
Kevin Jordan, Director of Family Income and Wealth Building, LISC National Office
Stephanie Forbes, Executive Director, Bay Area LISC
Jenny C. Flores, Community Development Manager, Citi and Citi Foundation
Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 231-3965. As a valued community partner, you play an important role in helping people begin their journey to change. In December 2010, Rubicon Programs was awarded a three-year federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). Rubicon is one of 47 community organizations across the nation to win this highly competitive award from LISC. The Financial Opportunity Center will provide a host of employment and financial stability services to help Richmond area residents find jobs, reduce debt, gain financial literacy and build assets. The Center will enable us to continue advancing our efforts to prepare very low-income people to achieve financial independence, and also meet the needs of re-entry men and women in West Contra Costa County. We look forward to seeing you there!
Contra Costa College's Annual Job Fair
Contra Costa College Job Placement Office is hosting its annual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Many of the local businesses and employers will be present such as, Chevron, East Bay Regional Park District, Girl Scouts, United Parcel Service, and many more.Interested job seekers are asked to come dressed for an official interview with at least 25 copies of their resumes in hand. Located at Contra Costa College, Student Services Plaza, 2600 Mission Bell Drive, San Pablo.
This event is FREE and open to the public. For More Information Contact: John Christensen 510-235-7800 ext. 4344
5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration
The 23rd Street Merchant's Association presents the 5th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival! It will take place on 23rd Street in Richmond, on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Last year's event was a tremendous success and we hope everyone participates. If you would like information about the event or how to apply to be a vendor at the event, contact Barbara Diaz at (510) 236-0777.
To download vendor application forms, visithttp://www.23rdstreetma.com/cinco_de_mayo.php
This event is sponsored by: Chevron, Mechanics Bank, Veolia Water, Sims Metal, Los Grullenses, City of Richmond, Bob's Cleaners, PG&E, Armor Locksmith, La Plazuela, Lily's Beauty Salon, Rigo's Auto Sales, La Flor De Jalisco, Madrigal Insurance Agency.
A celebration honoring Fred D. Jackson
Richmond Community Foundation is delighted to encourage your attendance at "A Healthy You, A Healthy Me: Uniting a Healthy Community" -- a celebration in honor of peacemaker, artist, community organizer and visionary, Fred D. Jackson.The event will formally recognize the spirit and tremendous impact that Fred has made in the Richmond community and throughout the region. You won't want to miss this historic gathering! The evening includes dinner, live entertainment, guest speakers, and special presentations. This special event will take place on Sunday, May 15 from 4-7pm at the RichmondPAL Building, 2200 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond. Get directions. Additional parking will be available at Richmond Senior Center and a free shuttle service provided from 3-4PM, and after the event.
For Bay Area ticket locations, contact email@example.com or 510-815-4137.Tickets may also be purchased online. Download the official event flyer here.
Seeking nominations on reducing homelessness
Do you know individuals or organizations who have helped lead the way in reducing homelessness in Contra Costa County or elsewhere in the Bay Area?If so, please consider nominating them for one or more of four Awards for Reducing Homelessness. John Lozier, MSSW, Executive Director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, is presenting the Awards on Tuesday, May 17 at the Advocacy Luncheon of Saffron Strand's annual conference, "Sustainable Solutions to Homelessness: Integrating Employment, Health Care & Housing" at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center. Each Award for Reducing Homelessness includes a $50 gift card. Winners also receive free registration to "Sustainable Solutions to Homelessness" ($275 value).
Homeless Citizen Achievement AwardHonoring a homeless Contra Costa citizen who has made extraordinary progress, against all odds, in improving his or her job skills, employability, and economic independence.
Homelessness Program Achievement AwardHonoring a government, non-profit, or faith-based program's extraordinary performance over the past year in helping to reduce homelessness in Contra Costa County.
"Voice of the Homeless" Media AwardHonoring the leadership of a San Francisco Bay Area corporate or individual print, broadcast, or web-based media source in reporting on homelessness issues most accurately and fairly over the past year.
Homelessness Advocacy in Action AwardHonoring one person anywhere in the Bay Area who has been highly effective in advocating and achieving positive results with responsible, actionable, and sustainable solutions for homelessness.
For each Award nomination, please (1) identify the Award, (2) provide your nominee's full name, phone number, and e-mail address, (3) describe why your nominee should be honored with the Award, noting how your nominee meets or exceeds the intention of the Award, and (4) as nominator, provide your full name, phone number, and e-mail address.
Please submit nominations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 6, 2011. For more information about Saffron Strand's second annual conference, May 16-17 in Richmond, visit www.saffronstrand.org.
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IN THIS ISSUE
WC Business Earth Day Expo
Richmond Chamber Honored
Richmond Financial Opportunity
CC College Job Fair
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Celebrating Fred D. Jackson
Upcoming Chamber Events
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Business EARTH DAY
Breakfast for Business
Wed, April 27, 7:30-8:45am
Information Technology: Bringing Clarity to the CLOUD with
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Business Earth Day Expo
Thurs, April 28, 4-7pm
Free to the public!
Deadline to sign up as an exhibitor: Friday, April 22nd!
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Chamber Mixer at
Wells Fargo Bank
Thurs, May 12, 5-7pm
Mix, mingle and network!
Breakfast for Business
Wed, May 25, 7:30-8:45am
Speaker: James Goins, Finance Director for the City of Richmond
Think Local First!