• Sausalito - A great place to do Business

  • Business Opportunities Abound

    With over a million visitors every year, arriving by ferry or across the Golden Gate Bridge, by bike and by car, Sausalito is a haven for the hospitality industry, catering to the many needs and wants of the tourists arriving from around the world. Sausalito is also a business base for small, entrepreneurial companies doing business in San Francisco or Silicon Valley due to its proximity to these business centers and the more favorable ambiance of a small waterfront community, where employees have access to great outdoor venues….and don’t’ have to fight for parking! Sausalito residents are affluent, sophisticated and well-educated, making for a local market that can appreciate and support high caliber products and services.

  • You've started a business in Sausalito—Now get involved and promote IT! 

     

    Events & Networking

    The Sausalito Chamber of Commerce offers many opportunities for members to meet, network and socialize.


    Monthly Business Exchange Meetings:

    Business Exchange meetings are held on the 2ndTuesdayof the month, from 8:00-9:30am.

    Business Exchange is a monthly business meeting where Chamber members, the Chamber President 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 415-331-7262 or email Chamber@sausalito.org two weeks prior the meeting.

    For more details, CLICK HERE to link to our Chamber Events Calendar.

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  • Monthly Mixers:

    Chamber Mixers are held on the 3rdThursday of the month, from 5:30-7:30pm. Mixers are an opportunity for both Chamber and non-Chamber members to meet and network, in an informal setting.

    The locations of the Business Exchange Meeting and the Mixers vary each month. Hosting a Business Exchange Meeting or a Mixer is a great opportunity to showcase you business. We have already scheduled our locations for 2013 but if you are interested in being a host in 2014, please contact the Chamber at 415-331-7262 or email chamber@sausalito.org

    For more details, CLICK HERE to link to our Chamber Events Calendar.

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  • Events

    Sausalito is proud to host a wide range of special events and activities, year-round, for old and young alike.

    One of the most important events held every year is the Sausalito Art Festival which attracts thousands of people to Sausalito over Labor Day weekend. The Chamber runs a food booth at the Sausalito Art Festival, along with many of the other non-profit organizations in Sausalito. We encourage Chamber members to volunteer to work at the food booth as it is a great opportunity to meet other Chamber members and business people as well as local residents and visitors to town.

    No matter what the season, Sausalito offers a full calendar of festive street fairs and parades, as well as outdoor concerts and special events on the waterfront. Such events include: The Hotel Concierge Tour in Spring, Jazz & Blues by the Bay in Gabrielson Park in Summer, Chili Cook Off and Celebrate Sausalito in Fall and the Gingerbread House in Winter. There truly is something for everyone year round.

    For more detail on these events and many more, CLICK HERE to link to our Community Events Calendar.

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  • Small Group Forums & Meetings:

    The Sausalito Chamber also organizes small group forums for specific sectors of the business and resident community. Some of small group forums we host, include the Sausalito Resident Focus Group, Women in Business and the Caledonia Merchants.

    If you are interested in joining one of these small groups or if would like to set up a small group forum, please contact the Chamber at 415-331-7262 or email chamber@sausalito.org​

    For more details, CLICK HERE to link to our Chamber Events Calendar.

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  • Contacts & Resources

     

    City of Sausalito

    Sausalito City Hall

    420 Litho Street, Sausalito, CA 94965

    415-289-4100

    www.sausalito.gov

    City Council

    Joan Cox, Mayor 415-754-8269  rwithy@sausalito.gov
       
    Joe Burns, Vice-Mayor 415-450-8855  jburns@sausalito.gov
       
    Susan Cleveland-Knowles 415-937-1332 sclevelandknowles@sausalito.gov
       
    Jill Hoffman  jhoffman@sausalito.gov
     
    Ray Withy 415-300-5791  rwithy@sausalito.gov

    City Manager

    Adam Politzer 415-289-4166 apolitzer@sausalito.gov

    Police Department

    Chief of Police

    John Rohrbacher 415-289-4170 jrohrbacher@sausalito.gov

    Police Dept. - 29 Caledonia Street

    Emergency Phone # Cell Phone 415-472-0911 or 911
    Non-Emergency Police Services 24/7 415-289-4170

    Fire Department

    Fire Chief

    Chris Tubbs 415-388-8182  ctubbs@smfd.org

    The City of Sausalito is a member of the So. Marin Fire Protection District (SMFPD)

    Fire Station - 333 Johnson St 415-289-4155

    Public Works

    Public Works Director

    Jonathon Goldman 415-289-4176  jgoldman@sausalito.gov
    For general maintenance needs, please call 415-289-4113
    For Emergency maintenance needs (weekends) please call 415-289-4170

    Community Development/Building Department

    Community Development Director

    Lilly Whalen 415-289-4133  lwhalen@sausalito.gov

    City Engineer

    Jonathon Goldman 415-289-4176  jgoldman@sausalito.gov

    Sewer Systems Coordinator

    Pat Guasco Cell: 726-1653  415-289-4192 pguasco@sausalito.gov

    Building Inspector

    Kenneth Henry 415-289-4136  khenry@sausalito.gov

    Building inspections Mon., Wed. & Thurs. To schedule an inspection, call 415-289-4100, ext. 811

    Parks & Recreation Department

    Recreation Director

    Mike Langford 415-289-4126  mlangford@sausalito.gov

    Special Events Coordinator

    Julie Myers 415-289-4198  jmyers@sausalito.gov

    Other City Services

    Parking Permits 415-289-4149

    Resident cards available. Inquire at City parking lots.

    Mon. – Thur. 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Parking Citations 888-232-9542
    Business License Applications 415-289-4148

    See City website for online forms. All business licenses are processed by Muniservices Company. Please call with questions

    800-987-0999
    Library 415-289-4121

    The Sausalito Public Library is located in the City Hall building at 420 Litho St.

    Enter parking lot from Bee St. (off Caledonia St.)

    Mon. – Thur. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    Sausalito-Marin Sanitary District

    During Business Hours 415-332-0244

    Report Sewage System Overflows to City of Sausalito

    During Business Hours 415-289-4192

    Mon. – Fri. 6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    After hours: 415-289-4170 or 415-726-1653 or 911 (from a cell phone 415-472-0911)

    Any party reporting a sewage system overflow is entitled to a response from the City of Sausalito.

     

    Sausalito Post Office 415-332-0227

    150 Harbor Drive

    Mon. – Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Closed Sat. and Sun.

     

    Any questions about the Community Development Department or a project related to Community Development may be directed to city staff.

    415-289-4128

    cdd@sausalito.gov

    Contact information of individual staff members staff directory
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  • What members are saying about us

  • I owe a great deal of my business success to the Sausalito Chamber. I am not exaggerating when I say that I would probably not be in business if it weren't for the Chamber. I joined in 1994 and over the years I have calculated (being the good CPA, of course) that up to 35% of my clients as well as 35% of my revenue has come from Chamber members and/or referrals from those great clients. The business did not come through advertising, but through networking and actively supporting the Chamber through volunteering on committees and on the Board. I've also poured my share of wine and participated in many fun Chamber functions. As a result, I have met many wonderful people who have become great friends if not clients. 

    - Cathy Stierhoff


    I have enjoyed being an active member of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce for nearly 20 years. We have renewed again this year as it has been good for business and for doing business with other members. Word of mouth is the best advertising and providing excellent chiropractic and massage services has been great for everyone involved. I try to use local services with local members whenever possible.

    - Eva Dahl


    Gene Hiller Menswear has been a member of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce for 35 years.  Our current Chamber has been the most productive in most difficult times. The Chamber's ability to network Businesses and City officals has been priceless.

    - Tom Gangitano, VP Gene Hiller Inc.


    I want to thank you for encouraging me to join the Chamber of Commerce. After coming back to manage the gallery that Scott and I have owned in Sausalito for over twenty-five years, joining the Chamber of Commerce was the best thing I could have done for our business.

    Today, I went to my first Business Exchange meeting, I was so impressed with the group. The professionalism and the willingness to assist each other was refreshing. Already I feel so much more a part of this community and the interesting mix of people that make our city so special.

    On a personal note, I have found the chamber to be a dynamic, engaging and a passionate leader for our business community. I look forward to being part of the business community and contributing in any way I can.

    -Hanson Gallery

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