Virtual Events Archive​

Virtual Events Archive

Convene and connect - remotely!
The Chamber is finding new ways to continue providing our members and the community with events and briefings to keep Oakland informed and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. From Town Halls with the Mayor to Small Business Administration webinars, you can peruse an archive of selected event recordings and materials online.

Inside Oakland: Oakland Chamber Public Policy Series - with the Hon. Janani Ramachandran Oakland City Councilmember District 4

March 24, 2023

Inside Oakland: Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland (MACRO) Program

November 18, 2022

The Oakland Fire Department’s MACRO program responds to a variety of calls seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.Residents are asked to call 911 to get a MACRO unit to respond, and in an effort to aid the dispatcher, the caller can stress that the situation appears to be non-violent and that a MACRO unit is desired.MACRO units do not respond inside anyone’s home, a domestic violence call or anything that appears dangerous or violent.MACRO teams will respond to calls about homelessness, some behavioral or mental health calls, noise complaints and people being drunk (and nonviolent) in public. Residents are asked not to call 211, 311, or the non-emergency fire department number to get a MACRO response at this time.

Inside Oakland: Update on Encampment Management Plan

October 28, 2022

Pulse of Oakland: Annual Voter Opinion Poll

October 19, 2022

DEI in the Supply Chain Process

October 12, 2022

Voter Briefing on November Ballot Initiatives

September 23, 2022

Downtown Plan Update Discussion

August 23, 2022

Hella Town: Oakland's History of Development and Disruption

August 07, 2022

Parklet Permitting Guidelines Merchant Feedback Meeting

July 19, 2022

Event Feature: Small Business Council Re-Launch

April 22, 2022

Event Feature: Access to Capital Panel & Workshop

March 16, 2022

Event Feature: Business License Tax Blue Ribbon Task Force Update

A recording of the event is available below.

Event Feature: Oakland's Industrial Lands Work
October 6, 2021 

Inside Oakland: Election Post Mortem- November 13, 2020

The session is available here.

Briefing: State of the Economy II – May 13, 2020

The session is available here.

Metro Chamber Town Hall – April 22, 2020

Mayor Libby Schaaf and incoming City Administrator Ed Reiskin spoke to a members-only gathering of businesses and nonprofits on April 22. The video is available here.

Briefing: State of the Economy I – April 14, 2020

The Chamber’s economist Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics gave a presentation on April 14 about what the COVID crisis is likely to do to our economy and how and when it might recover. The session is available here.

Inside Oakland: Assistant City Administrator LaTonda Simmons – Oct 23, 2020

The session is available here.

Town Hall:Compassionate Encampment Management – Oct 15, 2020

The session is available here.

Economic Resiliency Roundtable: State of Education – Oct 14, 2020  

The session is available here.

Economic Resiliency Roundtable: Business License Tax: Fact or Fiction? Sept 30, 2020 

The session is available here.

Inside Oakland: Councilmember Loren Taylor – Sept 25, 2020  

The session is available here.

All Chamber Town Hall: Reopening, Public Health and Business – Aug 20, 2020

The session is available here.

Stimulus for Small Business

On April 9 the Chamber hosted a webinar with Julie Clowes, Director of the Small Business Administration District Office, to help small businesses and nonprofits navigate the federal stimulus package and other options. Both Chamber members and nonmembers can view the recorded webinar here and access the slides here.

Community Impact Committee: From Words to Action: A Practical Guide to Operalizing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Sept 17, 2020 

The session is available here.

Community Impact Committee: Defining and Navigating the New Normal – May 20, 2020 

The session is available here.

115th Annual Meeting and Awards Brunch

Video of the Metro Chamber’s 115th Annual Meeting – conducted this year via Zoom – can be seen here, with the program starting at minute 20:55. 

East Bay Women in Leadership – Oct 2, 2020

The session is available here.