• Business Exchange

  • 2018

  • Sausalito Fire Station - June Business Exchange

    Thank you to Southern Marin Fire Protection District for hosting this morning’s Business Exchange. We were privileged to have Chief Chris Tubbs and Ted Peterson give an abbreviated version of bing prepared for a natural disaster, we’ve learned over the last few months especially that there is no way to not be over-prepared. Please see the link for the video presentation, and take the time to complete the survey to help the District and their needs. We look forward to another presentation in the future.

    We had the please of officially welcoming our new CEO Juli Vieira and getting to know her better. She has spent the last week delving into Chamber business meeting the active committees and getting her feet on the ground. Juli will begin walk-about’s on Wednesday to get to know our business owners better and would love to have you join her. Email her at juli@ausalito.orgto get on her schedule. 

    Lastly we had the privilege of presenting a member plaque to new member Susan Haase of Peninsula Accounting—welcome Susan! We’re looking forward to having you get active in the Sausalito community! Thank you to the Charles M. Schulz Museum for the gift of passes to their Peanuts Exhibit. We did a raffle for our beloved Fire Department staff. Congratulations to Max Bouchard, Jeff Chance, Travis Fox, Jimmy O’Cnnor and Tony Vitale. Have a great time at the museum! Special thanks to DJ Ansari of Firehouse Coffees & Teas for providing the pastries and coffee—how convenient for them to be right next door! 

    Next Business Exchange will be at the Trident on July 10, and we will have a special speaker Jay Putnam—watch for details!

    Thank you to Gary Ferber for the Photos


  • Poggio Trattoria - April Business Exchange

    Thank you to Suzanne Cullen and Amy Svendberg for hosting the April Business Exchange at Poggio Trattoria. 

    We were happy to welcome Joshua Montemayor of the City of Sausalito as speaker at this month on the topic of Cannib Regulation in Sausalito.The City of Sausalito currently has in place interim cannabis regulations which prohibit all types of retail businesses operating within the City limits, with the exception of delivery services (originating outside of City limits). The interim regulations will expire in November, unless permanent regulations are adopted. Today’s Business Exchange meeting provided insight that majority of the existing business community are not opposed to a cannabis storefront retail business in Sausalito, such as a dispensary. An update will be presented before the City Council in May.

    A link to the City-wide survey and the results: Marijuana Hot Topics Page and Presentation.


  • 2017

  • Barrel House Tavern - January  Business Exchange

    Barrel House Tavern's very own Anne Marie Woods, Josh Lelah and Nicole Ladner welcomed Chamber of Commerce Members and friends to Barrel House Tavern this morning for updates from the City of Sausalito, Chamber of Commerce, and Members alike. We also received results for the 2017 Gingerbread Tour's People's Choice Award and congratulated Driver's Market for their winning efforts!

    Joan Cox Mayor City of Sausalito informed the group about the 7 elements to improving our city through the General Plan, City Council's approval of the 101 Caledonia Theater project, approval of the Valhalla's Project, Approval of the Ice House's Upcoming Project, and 11 stolen vehicles recovered in alignment with the installed traffic cameras on Bridgeway. She congratulated the efforts the City has made towards water front management and reminded us that a high priority to the City Council is reducing congestion downtown. 

    Jeff Scharosh Sausalito Chamber of Commerce's Board Chair recapped this past year and promised a successful future for the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce. David Archer President and CEO of Sausalito Chamber spoke on behalf of upcoming programs and thanked the Committees and Board Members for their countless hours towards these endeavors.  

    Members mentioned the Sausalito Sister cities projects and upcoming visits to Sausalito, as well as upcoming projects that will bind our sister cities near and far. Cathy Stierhoff spoke on behalf of Sausalito Beautiful congratulating the efforts put forth at Median 6 and at the Sausalito Post Office. 

    Ashley White Executive Assistant of the Chamber informed us of the upcoming Souperbowl and local restaurant and business involvement opportunities, and showcased the upcoming Documentary Film Series at the Public Library. 

    We ended with Katya reciting a quote from T.S. Lewis, "Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different..."

    To Request Special Events at Barrel House Tavern please connect with Nicole Ladner of Barrel House Tavern. 

  • Monthly Business Exchange

    Business Exchange Meetings are held on the 2ndTuesday of the month, from 8:15-9:30am

    Business Exchange is a monthly business meeting where Chamber members, the Chamber Chair and CEO, the City Manager and representatives from the Chamber Board of Directors and City Council meet to discuss current business issues and to promote upcoming events and programs.

    The Business Exchange Committee set the Agenda of topics to be presented and discussed, one week in advance of the meeting and the Agenda is emailed our to members via our B2B enewsletter, on the Friday prior to the meeting. If you would like to have a particular topic discussed at the meeting, please contact the Chamber at 331-7262 or email chamber@sausalito.org two weeks prior the meeting.