Friday, March 30, 2012

Port of Oakland RFP: On-Call Hydrographic Surveying

From time to time, the Chamber is made aware of local business opportunities and projects relevant to our members and other community based organizations. See below for the most recent opportunity spotlight:


The Port strongly recommends that interested Proposers attend the Pre-Proposal Meeting, scheduled as follows:

9:00 AM on Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Board Room
Port of Oakland Building, 2nd Floor
530 Water Street
Oakland, California

Proposal Due Date:  Friday, April 27, 2012
Proposal Due Time:  3:00 p.m.

The Port has posted the RFP in digital format on a hosting website that can be accessed via the “Current RFPs/RFQs: Port of Oakland Engineering Department” link at the following URL:  Proposing consultants should carefully review the requirements of this RFP to ensure that they meet all of the stated requirements. 

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Attention Community Benefits and Non-Profit Organizations

On April 4th at 6:00pm the Oakland Raiders Group Sales and Fundraising team will be hosting a fundraising informational roundtable at Oakland Raider headquarters (1220 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda). At this event, you will have the opportunity to meet the sales team that will assist in making your 2012 fundraising campaign a success.  The Raiders are excited to show organizations how they can team up with us for the upcoming season.

 Please RSVP the information below to Dimitrous Chattman at


Contact Name:



Number of guests:

Benefits of attending:

- Q&A with Raider Legend and Hall of Famer Jim Otto
- Learn the benefits of working with The Oakland Raiders
- Strategize with your personal Group Sales Representative about your 2012 fundraising goals
- Raise money for your company or organization          
- Find out about the new fundraising sections
- Take pictures with the Super Bowl Trophies (all guests are encouraged to bring a camera)

Sign up today.

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Port of Oakland RFP for Army Base Consultant Support Services

Check out this great Business Opportunity from the Port of Oakland:



The Port strongly recommends that interested Proposers attend the Pre-Proposal Meeting, scheduled as follows:

10:00 AM on Thursday, March 29, 2012

Board Room, 2nd Floor

Port of Oakland Building

530 Water Street

Oakland, California

Proposal Due Date:  Thursday, April 12, 2012

Proposal Due Time:  3:00 p.m.

The Port has posted the RFP in digital format on a hosting website that can be accessed via the “Current RFPs/RFQs: Port of Oakland Engineering Department” link at the following URL:  Proposing consultants should carefully review the requirements of this RFP to ensure that they meet all of the stated requirements. 

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Survey of Construction Small Business Enterprise Owners

Are you a small business enterprise that has done business with the Port of Oakland recently? If so, please review and complete the survey below by April 23, 2012.


Survey of Construction Small Business Enterprise Owners

The Port of Oakland contributes to the vitality of the region through policies and programs that promote and ensure equitable contracting and business opportunities.   The Port recognizes the importance of strengthening our commitment to achieving a level playing field through equitable contracting and facilitating inclusion, fairness, and access to economic opportunities for the businesses in the Port community.

 As we seek to enhance accessibility, the Port of Oakland would like to hear from you and invites you to participate in our “Survey of Construction & Small Business Enterprise Owners”.

·         Who should participate:

 Construction and Small Business Enterprises that have either:

- previously done business with the Port

- currently doing business with the Port

- interested in doing business with the Port

·         Survey Period: March 22 to April 23, 2012

·         How to participate: Here is the link to the survey which will take about 10 minutes to respond,

We value your feedback and look forward to communicating response rates.

Thank you for your participation.

Sigma Beta Club celebrating is 34th Anniversary

March 26, 2012

Dear Fellow Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Member,

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.,  Iota Alpha Sigma Chapter, sponsors The Sigma Beta Club.  Comprised of high school and middle school age young men, it serves the purpose of achieving four main goals.  Provide leadership training, motivate members to pursue a professional career, provide positive role models through Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc; and to encourage members to provide a service to themselves and to the community. Striving for academic excellence is also an additional goal. It is also apart of the Iota Alpha Sigma Foundation which is a 501(c)3 non-profit tax exempt foundation. Tax ID number can be provided on request.

The Greater Bay Area Sigma Beta Club is celebrating its 34th Year Anniversary June 22, 2012. We invite you to be a sponsor or place an advertisement in our Souvenir Book. 

You may also purchase tickets or give donations.  Please make payments to Iota Alpha Sigma Foundation. Deadline for Ads is June 8, 2012.  Please see attachment and respond as soon as possible. 

            We thank you in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely Yours,

Marvin A. Clark

Advisor, Sigma Beta Club

2103 MacArthur Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94602

Phone: 510-482-8900   Fax: 510-482-8995

Graig A. Brooks

President, Iota Alpha Sigma Chapter

Phone: 510-432-1429

34TH Anniversary Celebration

Sponsorship and Souvenir Book Advertisement Form

Supporters and Well-Wishers are welcome to participate

Complete the form below

Questions? Call Marvin A. Clark (510)482-8900 or Graig Brooks (510)432-1429


                                                ____  $10,000 (or more) sponsorship

                             ____  $5,000 - $9,999 sponsorship

                             ____  $$1,000 - $4,999 sponsorship

                             ____  $500 sponsorship

                             ____  $400 Full Page Advertisement

                             ____  $200 Half Page Advertisement

                             ____  $100 Quarter Page Advertisement

                             ____  $50 Business Card Advertisement

                             ____  $50 Individual Seat at Banquet

                             ____  Well-Wisher

                             ____  $5, $10, 15, $20 …etc…

                   Company:   ______________________________________

                   Contact:      ______________________________________

                   Address:     ______________________________________

                   City:           _____________ State: ______ Zip:__________ 

                   Phone:        ________________  Fax: _________________

Please make checks payable to: Iota Alpha Sigma Foundation

Mail Payment and Advertisement to:

2103 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602


Souvenir Book Campaign 2012


                                                                                    Name: ________________________________________

Business Card Advertisement  =          $     50.00       

Quarter Page Advertisement      =        $     100.00      Telephone: __________________

Haft Page Advertisement         =          $     200.00      Total Amount of Money Turned In: $____________

Full Page Advertisement          =          $     400.00

Choice Location add 50%-For Color add$    600.00   Check to ensure Ads are with money and Ads are                                                                                                Legible and camera ready:  YES     NO



Well-Wisher Page        =          $5.00   or more                        Deadline for Ads & Well-Wishers is June 8, 2012

Silver Booster Page      =          $10.00 or more                        Make checks payable to Sigma Beta Club      

Golden Booster Page   =          $25.00 or more                        Make sure names are correctly spelled !!!

Diamond Club Page     =          $50.00 or more


Donor Name
$ Donated
Donor Name
$ Donated


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Oakland City Council Committee Meetings on March 27, 2012

Public Works 10:30 am  Chair – Nancy Nadel
No items to highlight

Finance & Management  Noon  Chair – Ignacio De La Fuente
-              Require City Administrator to get Council approval before extending banking contract

-              Open Data Policy (from Schaaf) get city info on web for people to access

Community & Economic Development  2pm  Chair – Jane Brunner
-              Lake Merritt BART Preferred Development plan

-              Economic Development Strategy for the City

-              Review schedule to declare Enforceable Obligations – shutting down Redevelopment Agency

-              $873,497 from Army Base lease revenue to keep staff members

Life Enrichment  4pm   Chair – Desley Brooks
Meeting Cancelled

Public Safety  5:30 pm    Chair – Patricia Kernighan
-              Cabaret Hours Pilot Program – set to expire April 2012 extend it to May 2014

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Body Mechanix - 3 Complimentary Training Sessions

Nancy Nadel new Vice Mayor of Oakland

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously last night to appoint Council Member Nancy Nadel Vice Mayor of the City of Oakland.  The City Charter says the Vice Mayor shall perform the duties of Mayor in the absence or temporary disability of the Mayor.

Vice Mayor Nadel, who has said she will not be seeking re-election to the City Council, will hold the title of Vice Mayor for the remainder of the year.  Congratulations to Vice Mayor Nadel!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chamber Member spotlight: East Bay Black Professionals TSE

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Attention Oaklanders: Street Closures this weekend for Oakland Marathon

Attention Oaklanders: Some street closures will be in effect this weekend for the marathon. See the announcement from the City of Oakland below:

Temporary street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect for the 3rd Annual Oakland Running Festival which takes place on Sunday, March 25, 2012. The 26.2 mile marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. from 19th and Harrison (Snow Park). In addition to much of downtown, the marathon course will take runners through Broadway Auto Row, Piedmont Avenue, Temescal, Rockridge, Upper Rockridge, Fernwood, Montclair, Oakmore/Upper Park, Dimond, Fruitvale, San Antonio, Eastlake, West Oakland, Northgate and Lake Merritt.

About 8,000 runners are expected for Sunday’s marathon, half-marathon, relay, 5K and kids’ fun run. The public can learn more about the marathon’s course and driving detours, which differ slightly over previous years, through an interactive map at

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and either time their travel to avoid street closures or seek alternative routes using the online map. All highway and interstate routes will remain open throughout the marathon. Motorists should use special caution and look out for both pedestrians and changes in traffic patterns. All parking restrictions will be strictly enforced and vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and/or towed. Transit users should note that BART will not be impacted by course closures. AC Transit will have temporary signage up directing riders to alternative stops for impacted routes.

Motorists that park on the streets listed below will have difficulty moving their vehicles until after runners have passed and the street has been reopened by the Oakland Police Department. The following streets will be closed for the 3rd Annual Oakland Running Festival on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at the various times indicated as the marathon progresses:

Streets closed in both directions:

Broadway between 13th and 20th streets (6am -10 am)

Telegraph Avenue between 14th and 20th streets (6am - 10am)

   14th Street between Franklin and Clay streets (6am - 10am)

College Avenue between Keith and Claremont (6am - 9:30am)

Keith Avenue between College Avenue and Broadway (6am - 9:30am)

Harrison between 19th and 20th (5am - 4pm)

19th Street between Webster and Alice (5am - 4pm)

10th Street between 2nd Ave and Fallon (8:30am - 1pm)

Partial road closures in direction noted:
(N/B=northbound, E/B=eastbound, S/B=southbound, W/B=westbound)

19th Street (W/B) from Telegraph to San Pablo (7:00am - 10am)

San Pablo (N/B) from 19th to 20th (7:00am - 9:00am)

20th Street (E/B) from San Pablo to Telegraph (7:00am - 8:30am)

Telegraph (S/B) from 20th to 19th Street (7:00am - 10am)

19th Street (E/B) from Telegraph to Broadway (7:00am - 10am)

Broadway (N/B) from 20th Street to Piedmont Avenue (7:15am - 8:30am)

Piedmont Avenue (N/B) from Broadway to 41st Street (7:15am - 8:45am)

41st Street (W/B) from Piedmont to Telegraph avenues (7:15am - 9:00am)

Telegraph Avenue (N/B) from 41st to 51st streets (7:30am - 9:00am)

51st Street (E/B) from Telegraph to Broadway (7:30am - 9:15am)

Broadway (N/B) from 51st Street to College (7:30am - 9:15am)

College Avenue (N/B) from Broadway to Keith (7:30am - 9:15am)

Broadway (N/B) from Keith to Lake Temescal (7:45am - 9:45am)

Broadway Terrace (N/B) from Lake Temescal to Duncan Way (7:45am - 10:00am)

Duncan Way (E/B) from Broadway Terrace to Fernwood (7:45am - 10:00am)

Fernwood Drive (E/B) from Duncan Way to Mountain Blvd (7:45am - 10:15am)

Mountain Boulevard (E/B) from Fernwood to Moraga Avenue (8:00am - 10:15am)

Moraga Avenue (W/B) from Mountain to La Salle Avenue (8:00am - 10:15am)

La Salle Avenue (S/B) from Moraga to Trafalgar Place (8:00am - 10:30am)

Trafalgar Place (E/B) from La Salle to Park Boulevard (8:00am - 10:30am)

Monterey Boulevard (E/B) from Park to Lincoln Way (8:00am - 10:45am)

Lincoln Way (S/B) from Monterey to Lincoln Avenue (8:00am - 10:45am)

Lincoln Avenue (S/B) from Lincoln Way to MacArthur (8:10am - 11:00am)

MacArthur (E/B) from Lincoln Avenue to Maple (8:15am - 11:15am)

Maple (S/B) from MacArthur to School (8:15am - 11:30am)

\School (W/B) from Maple to Coolidge Ave (8:15am - 11:30am)

Coolidge Avenue (S/B) from School to Foothill (8:25am - 11:45am)

Foothill Boulevard (W/B) from Coolidge to 33rd Street (8:25am - 11:45am)

33rd Street (S/B) from Foothill to Farnham (8:25am - 11:45am)

Farnham (E/B) from 33rd to 34th Street (8:25am - 11:45am)

34th Street (S/B) from Farnham to International (8:25am - 11:45am)

International Boulevard (W/B) from 34th Street to 5th Avenue (8:25am - 12:30pm)

5th Avenue (S/B) from International Boulevard to 10th Street (8:30am - 12:30pm)

10th Street (W/B) from 5th Avenue to 2nd Street (8:30am - 12:30pm)

10th Street (W/B) from Fallon to Alice streets (8:40am - 12:45pm)

Alice Street (S/B) from 10h to 7th streets (8:40am - 12:45pm)

7th Street (W/B) from Alice to Webster streets (8:40am - 12:45pm)

Webster Street (S/B) from 7th to 4th (8:40am - 12:45pm)

4th Street (E/B) to Jackson Street from Webster (8:40am - 1:00pm)

Jackson Street (S/B) from 4th Street to 2nd Street (8:40am - 1:00pm)

2nd Street (W/B) from Jackson to Brush Street (8:45am - 1:00pm)

Brush Street (N/B) from 2nd to 4th streets (8:45am - 1:15pm)

4th Street (W/B) from Brush to Market streets (8:45am - 1:15pm)

Market Street (N/B) from 4th to 7th streets (8:50am - 1:15pm)

7th Street (W/B) from Market to Mandela Parkway (8:50am - 1:30pm)

Mandela Parkway (N/B) from 7th to 32nd (8:55am - 1:30pm)

32nd Street (E/B) from Mandela to Hannah (8:55am - 1:45pm)

Hannah (S/B) from 32nd St to 28th (9am - 1:45 p.m.)

28th Street (E/B) from Hannah to West Street (9:05am - 2:00pm) 

    West Street (S/B) from 28th to 27th streets (9:05am - 2:00pm)

27th Street (E/B) from West to Harrison streets (9:05am - 2:15pm)

Harrison Street (S/B) from 27th Street to Grand Avenue (9:10am - 2:15pm)

Grand Avenue (E/B) from Harrison to Lake Merritt pathway (9:10am - 2:30pm)

Grand Avenue (E/B) from Euclid to El Embarcadero (9:15am - 2:30pm)

El Embarcadero (E/B) from Grand to Lakeshore avenues (9:15am - 2:30pm)

Lakeshore Ave. (S/B) from MacArthur to 1st Street (9:15am - 2:45pm)

1st Street (S/B) from Lakeshore Ave to Lake Merritt Blvd (9:20am - 2:45pm)

Lakeside Drive (N/B) from 14th to 19th streets (9:25am - 3:00pm

5k and Half-Marathon partial road closures in direction noted:

20th Street (W/B) from San Pablo to MLK (7:30am - 9am) – 5k only

Rashida Muhammed (N/B) from 19th to William (9:00 - 9:45am)

William (E/B) from Rashida Muhammed to Telegraph (9:00am - 9:45am)

Grand Avenue (E/B) from Broadway to MLK (8am - 9:45am)

Martin Luther King Jr. Way (S/B) from Grand to 9th Street (7:45am - 9:45am)

9th Street (E/B) from MLK to Harrison (7:45am - 10:00am)

Harrison Street (N/B) from 9th to 11th streets (7:45am - 10:25am)

11th Street (E/B) from Harrison to 2nd Ave (7:45am -10:25am)

Oak Street (N/B) from 11th Street to Lakeside Dr. (7:45am - 8:20am) – 5K only

2nd Ave (S/B) from 11th to 10th streets (8:10am – 8:25 am)

10th Street (E/B) from Madison Street to 5th Avenue (8:10am - 10am)

5th Avenue (S/B) from 10th to 8th streets (8:10am - 10:15am)

Last year the 2011 Oakland Running Festival attracted 7,200 runners from 37 states and 6 countries. An estimated $3 million in revenue was generated for local hotels, restaurants, retailers, transportation companies and entertainment venues. In addition to injecting dollars into the local economy, the festival introduces visitors to Oakland’s diverse neighborhoods and scenic beauty.

Hosted by the City of Oakland, the Oakland Running Festival is produced and fully funded by Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE), which also produces the renowned Baltimore Running Festival. CSE reimburses the City for all municipal services, including police provided in conjunction with the festival.

Motorists may report traffic concerns related to the Oakland Running Festival by sending an email to the City’s special events coordinator Jim MacIlvaine, at or by calling (510) 238-2933.  

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