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Metro Chamber Endorses Ballot Initiative to Compel City Action on Homelessness

By Admin|March 18, 2022

The Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is putting its support behind a proposed ballot measure that would compel the city of Sacramento to take action on homelessness. “This is a triage method,” said Metro Chamber CEO Amanda Blackwood. “This is an emergency. We’ve got to treat this like an emergency.”…

Bob Swanson of Boutin Jones Inc. named as Chair of 2022 Board of Directors

By Admin|February 14, 2022

The Sacramento Metro Chamber has named Bob Swanson, Shareholder at Boutin Jones Inc. – one of Sacramento’s largest business law firms – as Chair of the 2022 Board of Directors. Swanson follows Dave Roughton, President & CEO of SAFE Credit Union, who served the Metro Chamber as Chair throughout 2021.…

California lawmakers work to bring back COVID-19 sick pay for employees

By Admin|January 28, 2022

State lawmakers are working to keep small and large business doors open amid the omicron variant surge. Their latest effort is bringing back COVID-19 sick pay and reimbursing employers. With restaurants and other kind of businesses facing never before seen staffing shortages, employees are making up for absences by working…

Remote Work Is Here to Stay

By Admin|January 28, 2022

Even when the pandemic ends, many Capital Region workers won’t go back to five days a week at a cubicle. In a July​​–August 2021 survey by nonprofit regional civic organization Valley Vision, more than three-quarters of employers from six Capital Region counties who responded said they expected to have their…

Economic & Business Forecast for 2022

By Admin|January 7, 2022

Metro Chamber President & CEO Amanda Blackwood joined Fox40 morning news on January 4, 2022, to discuss key economic growth factors and forecasts for 2022 for the greater Sacramento region and our businesses. Watch the whole interview below: Metro Chamber

Ties That Bind: Strategies For Navigating Family-Run Business Leadership

By Admin|October 21, 2021

Complex interpersonal dynamics can cause added stress, anxiety and conflict at both home and work. Families can be stressful. So can businesses. And working in a family business? The stress compounds and multiplies. Read more about ten strategies for navigating business, family, and both at once, from Comstock’s Magazine, here.…