Governor’s Office of Economic Development to Address Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Press Release:  


For Immediate Release

May 8, 2013

Contact: Judith Morgan

                                                                                    Richmond Chamber of Commerce





Governor’s Office of Economic Development to Address Richmond Chamber of Commerce Annual Richmond Economic Summit May 9


Kish Rajan from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development Keynote Speaker at 4th Annual Chamber Event



WHAT:           The keynote address at the 4th annual Richmond Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit will feature Kish Rajan, Director of GO-Biz, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.


The event will conclude with a Business Expo/Job Fair designed to connect employers, job-training programs, and job seekers featuring more than 50 companies and local workforce training and development organizations including the City of Richmond, Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Contra Costa College, RichmondBUILD, apprenticeship program representatives from the Laborers, Carpenters, Operating Engineers and several other local building trades unions, and Rubicon Programs.


WHEN:           May 9, 2013


Mobile workshop                                                         9am – 11:30am           

Keynote Address                                                        11:45am – 1:30pm

Breakout Sessions with Industry Leaders                     1:45pm – 4:30pm 

Business Expo/Job Fair                                                            4:30pm – 7pm


WHERE:        Richmond Memorial Convention Center

                        403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, Calif.


WHY:             Jobs are the most important part of Richmond’s future. With upcoming construction projects such as the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the goal of the Richmond Chamber Economic Summit is to create and sustain jobs in the City of Richmond by demonstrating to regional employers the value of establishing businesses in Richmond as well as connect current businesses with potential employees.


CONTACT:    Judith Morgan                        

For more information, please visit: http://attendes2013-eorg.eventbrite.com


About the Richmond Chamber of Commerce:


Since 1924, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce has represented the dynamic range of Richmond’s business community, from sole proprietors to major corporations. Approximately 70 percent of its members are considered small businesses, with less than 10 employees, 26 percent of their members have between 10-100 employees, and only 4 percent of their members are considered large businesses, having over 100+ employees.


The organization is a voice for each of its members and encourages participation by all. The Chamber is an excellent resource for anyone wanting information about Richmond and its business opportunities, policies and trends.




Robert Rogers