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					 JUNE 2012                                                                                                                                      VOLUME 10                  SUMMER




                                                                  this Quarter
A quarterly publication of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce


Rethinking Economic Development
Chamber delegation examines winning strategies on CityTrip Austin
  San Francisco’s redevelopment agency may              One key element of Austin’s regional success
have been dissolved following the state mandated      has been its coordinated partnership for job
deadline to close California’s more than 400          creation through Opportunity Austin. The five-
agencies, but that doesn’t mean San Francisco         county economic development initiative housed
can’t continue with economic development to           by the Austin Chamber of Commerce and funded
grow jobs and the economy. In fact, the Chamber       primarily by the business community actively
and its foundation partner the San Francisco          engages and assists businesses looking to
Center for Economic Development (SFCED) are           relocate and expand in Austin and the surrounding
taking a leadership role in rethinking the city’s     region.
options and strategizing solutions so that critical     “The Austin metro area plays a regional
economic development activities can continue.         development game coordinating activities and
                                                                                                                   The Chamber delegation met with Texas Governor
  In May, the Chamber led a delegation of nearly      focusing much of their efforts on California,” said          Rick Perry during CityTrip Austin.
two-dozen business leaders to Austin, Texas           SFCED Executive Director Dennis Conaghan
to examine its winning economic development           during a briefing with Austin city officials and Austin
strategies, which have earned the city the #1         Chamber of Commerce executives. “Opportunity
ranking for job growth from 2004 to 2011. The         Austin is one key reason 30 companies based in
city’s powerful vision for economic growth and its    California now have a presence in the Austin area.”
aggressive execution have resulted in more than         Last year, the partnership recruited 35 new
123,000 new jobs and increased regional payroll       companies to the Austin area from various
by $5.6 billion over the past seven years.            industry sectors including technology, clean
   “California is arguably the most beautiful state   tech and digital media. According to the City of
in the country and produces the best wine in          Austin’s Deputy Director of Economic Growth and
the world, so why has Texas become the land           Redevelopment Services Rodney Gonzales, this
of opportunity over the last decade?” Texas           success is driven by the city’s close relationship           Austin city officials discussed its economic development
                                                                                                                   initiative, Opportunity Austin, during CityTrip Austin. [From
Governor Rick Perry asked the delegation in a         with its local chamber of commerce.                          Left: Austin Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of
private meeting during the trip. “In Texas, we                                                                     Economic Development Dave Porter; City of Austin Deputy
                                                        Like San Francisco, Austin is home to leading              Director Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office
keep business taxes low, we keep the regulatory       institutions of higher education, which are helping          Rodney Gonzales; Austin Chamber of Commerce President
                                                                                                                   Mike Rollins; Austin Chamber of Commerce Director, Business
environment stable, and we have stemmed               to power the economy. At the University of Texas             Retention & Expansion, Mike Kamerlander; and SFCED
frivolous lawsuits through tort reform.”              the focus has been on harnessing intellectual                Executive Director Dennis Conaghan.]

                                                                                         (continued on p.5)


Chamber Members Rally for Business Growth
  More than three dozen members took part             said Chamber Senior Vice President of Public                efforts to remove the dam at the Hetch Hetchy
in the Chamber’s annual legislative trips to          Policy Jim Lazarus. “Federal and state decisions            Reservior, the proposed peripheral canal on the
Sacramento and Washington, D.C. this year to          made this year will greatly impact business’                San Jaoquin-Sacramento River Delta and many
advocate for legislation to improve the regional      ability to grow and create jobs in the future.”             other pressing issues.
and statewide business climate and create jobs          Water and transportation were two key                       “Hetch Hetchy provides critical water
and economic growth.                                  priorities during the recent trips. The groups              supplies to 2.5 million people and thousands
  “The course of the Bay Area’s future is being       weighed in on federal and state legislation                 of businesses,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein.
set right now in our nation and state capitals,”      impacting the region’s transportation funding,                                                         (continued on p.4)



                                                                                                                   San Francisco Business This Quarter

                                                                                                                        What’s Inside
                                                                                                           10 Ways the Chamber Helped Your
                                                                  San Francisco, CA 94104                  Business This Quarter ................................................ 3
                                                                  235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor

                                                                                                           Members Get More Ways to Connect ....................... 4

                                                                                                           Q&A with Bevan Dufty,
                                                                                                           San Francisco Director of HOPE .................................... 6

    NEWSPAPER
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                          Dear Chamber Members,                                   Calendar of Events
                            San Francisco and the Bay Area are fortunate          Want to know what’s coming up at the Chamber?
                          to continue on a path of economic growth.               Visit www.SFchamber.com to view and register for upcoming
                          Despite the recent elimination of the state’s           events. Below are some key events you won’t want to miss.
                          redevelopment agencies, our city and our
                          region are adding jobs, making investments
                          in infrastructure and showing many other                      3   ANNUAL
                                                                                                             THURS | July 26
                                                                                                            2012 Annual CityGolf Classic
                          encouraging signs of sustained business and
                                                                                                            Presented by Recology
                          economic growth.
                                                                                                            Join the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and leading
     The technology sector continues to fuel job growth across the region.                                  San Francisco executives for a day of business and pleasure
                                                                                   C L A S S I C            at the 2012 Annual CityGolf Classic at Harding Park.
   Tourism remains strong with hotel occupancy increasing. And several
   major development announcements – including a proposal to bring
   the Golden State Warriors back to San Francisco and plans by the
   San Francisco Giants to transform Port property into a vibrant new                                       WED | October 3
   “Mission Rock” community – offer even more optimism for the future.                                       ForecastSF Presented by Wells Fargo
     Though San Francisco and the Bay Area are improving far more                                           Join San Francisco business and civic leaders in discussing
   quickly than most other parts of the state, California’s unemployment                                    the city’s economic future. Hear from the experts on the
   rate remains over 11 percent. The budget crisis continues to strain local                                initiatives and industries that are spurring innovation, driving
                                                                                                            economic growth and shaping the future of the region.
   resources and create uncertainty for businesses seeking to expand or
                                                                                                            Held at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco.
   relocate to our state.
     As much as we don’t like to admit it, our region’s long term prosperity
   depends on California. This past quarter, the Chamber traveled with
   our members to Austin, Texas to examine its economic development                2012                     THURS | October 25
   model. We also visited Sacramento and Washington, D.C. to advocate                                        2012 Excellence in Business Awards (Ebbies)
   for state and federal investments. And in the months ahead, we will                                       Presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
   continue to work aggressively to advance initiatives that accelerate                                     Celebrate excellence in business at San Francisco’s
   economic growth not only in the Bay Area, but across the Golden State.                                   preeminent awards gala honoring deserving businesses.
                                                                                                            Held at the Westin St. Francis.


   Steven B. Falk, President & CEO
   San Francisco Chamber of Commerce


2012 Executive Committee
L. Wade Rose, 2012 Chair, Dignity Health
John Legnitto, Immediate Past-Chair, Recology
Mario Alioto, San Francisco Giants
Marc Blakeman, AT&T California
Pamela Brewster, Charles Schwab
Jeff Campbell, McKesson
Claudio Cipollina, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Greg Cosko, Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction
Mariann Costello, Scoma’s Restaurant
Michael Dunne, San Francisco Hilton
Sandra Edwards, Farella Braun & Martel
Steve Falk, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
Tom Hart , Shorenstein Realty Services L.P.
Mary Huss, San Francisco Business Times
Travis Kiyota, Pacific Gas & Electric
Steve Mayer, Burr, Pilger & Mayer
Louis Meunier, Macy’s
Chris Poland, Degenkolb Engineers



 Anniversaries
 The Chamber congratulates and thanks the following companies
 that as of this quarter have been Chamber members for…

 60 Years                                 20 Years
 Blue Shield of California                Konica Minolta Business Solutions
 Degenkolb Engineers                      Progress Investment Management
 Deloitte                                    Company
 The Fairmont San Francisco               San Francisco Unified School District
 The Hearst Corporation-S.F. Realties     U.S. Pure Water Corp.
    Division
 McKesson Corporation                     15 Years
 Wilbur-Ellis Company & Connell Bros.     Ambassador Toys LLC
                                          Blood Centers of the Pacific
 50 Years                                 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
 San Francisco 49ers                      US Marketing Services
 San Francisco Giants Baseball Club       WestEd

 45 Years                                 10 Years
 P.G. Molinari & Sons, Inc.               Alliant Insurance Services
 United Way of the Bay Area               Cassidy Turley BT Commercial
                                          Destination Partners LLC
 40 Years                                 Emerald Fund
 Golden Gate University                   Great Pacific Tour Company

 35 Years                                 5 Years
 North Beach Restaurant                   ABC Security Service Inc.
                                          Mike Duffy
 30 Years                                 Entercom San Francisco (96.5 KOIT-
 Andronico’s Community Market             FM, 102.1 KDFC-FM, 95.7 KBWF-FM)
 Bay Area Council                         Golden Gate Office Systems              San Francisco Business This Quarter is a publication of
 Blue Jeans Equity West                   Graduate School USA                     the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
 PFK Development Group, Ltd.              Hotel Abri, Larkspur Collection
                                          Hotel Whitcomb                          The mission of the Chamber is to attract, develop and retain
 25 Years                                 Just Dreaming Yacht
 American Cancer Society                  Mission National Bank                   business in San Francisco.
 Aon Risk Solutions                       Pennbrook Insurance Services
 Coordinated Resources, Inc. of           REDF - Formerly The Roberts             To advertise, subscribe or submit story ideas, contact:
    San Francisco                            Enterprise Development Fund
 Cor-O-Van Moving & Storage Company                                               Gwen Oldham / 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Flr. /
 McKenzie River Corp. - Black Star Beer
    Meals and Wheels
                                                                                  San Francisco, CA 94104 / 415.352.8839 /
 TemPositions                                                                     goldham@sfchamber.com / www.sfchamber.com
SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS THIS QUARTER                                                                                                              Page       3 June 2012

10 Ways the Chamber Helped
your Business this Quarter
Your investment in the Chamber helps us build a vibrant economy where businesses can grow
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transportation projects including         from the Board of Supervisors in          San Francisco Office of Economic
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 Members get more ways to Connect
 Chamber launches new member benefit ConnectForLunch
    Networking is an important part of any               said Leslie Milloy, Chief Marketing Officer for                 To learn more about ConnectForLunch, visit
 business and a key benefit of membership in             the Chamber. “ConnectForLunch makes it even                   www.ConnectForLunch.com/sfchamber or contact
 the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.                  easier for members to meet each other and                     Sharon Morrison at smorrison@sfchamber.com or
 In addition to the diverse roster of business           expand their networks of contacts in a fun and                415.352.8842. To learn more about the Chamber’s
 development and networking programs already             relaxed atmosphere.”                                          many networking and business development
 provided by the Chamber, members can now                  In July and August, the Chamber invites                     programs, visit www.SFchamber.com.
 benefit from the new lunchtime networking               members to try ConnectForLunch for free with
 program ConnectForLunch.                                an introductory subscription for three lunches.
   Created to help foster lasting relationships          To participate, simply respond to the email
 between members, ConnectForLunch arranges               you receive from the Chamber or sign up at
 weekly face-to-face lunch meetings with                 www.ConnectForLunch.com/sfchamber
 two or three other members at a convenient                Once you have signed up with the program,
 local Chamber member restaurant. Members                ConnectForLunch will select your lunch partners,
 participating in the program can make up to 100         provide you with their bios and make your
 new business relationships over the course of a         reservations. Members pay only for your own
 year.                                                   lunch and can choose to continue the program
   “Connections matter, and taking advantage             for $19.95 per month following the introductory
 of networking opportunities is one of the best          period.
 ways to maximize membership in the Chamber,”



 Chamber Members Rally for Business Growth (continued from p.1)
 “Any effort to jeopardize that water supply is          education, CEQA and pension reform and many
 simply unacceptable.”                                   other issues impacting Bay Area business.
   Chamber delegates also expressed continued              The trips included meetings with more than
 support for California High-Speed Rail (HSR)            20 top lawmakers including: House Minority
 and a blended approach - leveraging exisiting           Leader Nancy Pelosi; House Majority Whip
 transporation infrastructure rather than building       Kevin McCarthy; Senator Dianne Feinstein;
 dedicated HSR track - to bring the system               Congressmembers Jackie Speier and John
 through the Peninsula and the Los Angeles basin.        Garamendi; California State Senator Mark Leno;
   While U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy              and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano; California
 raised concerns about the cost of HSR, California       Secretary of Business, Transportation & Housing
 High-Speed Rail Authority Board Chairman Dan            Brian Kelly; California Secretary, Labor and
 Richard defended the revised business plan and          Workforce Development Marty Morgenstern;                      The CityTrip DC delegation gets an inside tour of the
                                                                                                                       U.S. Supreme Court.
 said the costs are decreasing.                          California     Transportation       Commission
                                                         Executive Director Bimla Rhinehart; and many
   “I believe the number’s coming down,” said            others. Meetings were also held with the U.S.
 Richard. “Obviously the $98 billion was sticker         Department of Transportation, the U.S. Chamber
 shock for a lot of people.”                             of Commerce and the AFL/CIO.
   Other issues discussed on the trips include the         More information on the Chamber’s annual
 federal budget defecit and the California state         legislative trips is availiable at www.SFchamber.com.
 bugdet, pending statewide tax initiatives on            Contact Lydia Hernried at lhernried@sfchamber.com
 California’s November ballot, funding for higher-       or 415.352.8841.




                                            businessperspectives
   For more than 160 years, the                                                                          Robert Nava
                                                               Pam Brewster                                                                             David Becker
   Chamber’s Board of Directors                                Vice President/                           Vice President for                             President
                                                               Government Affairs                        University Advancement                         Philippe Becker
   has championed the needs of                                                                           San Francisco State
                                                               Charles Schwab
   business and advocated for the                                                                        University
   city’s economic vitality and quality
   of life. Each quarter, we ask Board
                                               “Austin is a city that values the        “Austin provides professional                 “Austin has managed to create
   members and their organizations
                                               private sector and prioritizes           opportunities coupled with a                  a truly vibrant and dynamic
   to share their perspectives on a            the regulatory and economic              quality of life that is affordable            community tailored to some of
   thought-provoking issue facing              conditions that can help                 for well-educated and creative                the fastest-growing industries,
   San Francisco. This quarter we              businesses prosper, expand               workers. San Francisco must                   by ensuring a hospitable
   ask…                                        and create jobs. San Francisco           develop more affordable                       business environment, but
                                               and many other cities could              housing to retain its creative                equally with a focus on quality
   “What can San Francisco                     benefit from the inclusive               talent and families. Mayor                    of life, a key draw to those in the
                                               approach Austin employs                  Lee’s leadership in developing                so-called creative class. Both
   learn from Austin, Texas?”                  when it comes to collaborating           the affordable housing                        achievements are demonstrative
                                               with the private sector.”                trust is a significant step in                of the extraordinary cooperation
                                                                                        addressing this issue.”                       that exists between business
                                                                                                                                      leaders, city government,
                                                                                                                                      educators and developers.”
SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS THIS QUARTER                                                                                                                                      Page        5 June 2012
Rethinking Economic Development                                         (continued from p.1)
capital and creating programs to help convert                        Austin’s successful economic development                    the trip. “You need a significantly better public
innovation into start-ups and start-ups into                       strategies are bolstered by an ongoing                        relations effort.”
sustainable businesses. The institutions track                     commitment to entertainment and tourism.                        The Chamber and the CityTrip Austin delegation
record is impressive, creating more than 3,000                     Working together over many years, the city, the               agree. As the city and the SFCED continue to
jobs and $1.5 billion in revenue through the Austin                Austin Chamber of Commerce and many music                     develop new mechanisms to support economic
Technology Incubator (ATI) alone.                                  and entertainment groups have successfully                    development, the Chamber is actively working
  “Although the Bay Area is still the U.S. leader in               branded Austin as the “Live Music Capital of the              with our members and the Board of Directors to
venture capital and boasts significant technology                  World.”                                                       consider the winning strategies examined during
growth, Texas is making a tremendous investment                      Fueling this reputation are events like the South           CityTrip Austin and recommend action for San
in research key to innovation and the new                          by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festival,                  Francisco.
economy,” said Chamber Board Director Robert                       which combines film, music and technology to                    “While we certainly have more regulatory and
Nava, Vice President for University Advancement,                   attract more than 2,000 performers and 12,000                 tax hurdles than Austin, as recent job growth
San Francisco State University.                                    attendees every year. The city’s public television            attests, San Francisco is a great place to do
   According to Bryan Allinson, University                         music program – Austin City Limits – is another               business,” said Chamber President & CEO Steve
of Texas Executive Director of Technology                          asset helping to make Austin a nationally-                    Falk. “We must now turn our focus on developing
Commercialization and Advisory Services,                           recognized hot spot for music and entertainment.              new and innovative strategies so that economic
another key element to the university’s success                      “California is still the tech cradle of the world           development can continue well into the future.”
is its model for technology transfer, which awards                 and will continue to be, but your state’s sales                 For more information on CityTrip Austin or
50 percent of licensing revenue to the inventors                   pitch needs to go to a new level,” said Angelos               to get involved with the Chamber’s economic
of a new product or discovery developed at the                     Angelou, Principal Executive Officer, Angelou                 development initiatives, contact Leslie Milloy at
institution. In California, university researchers                 Economics, while offering a national perspective              lmilloy@sfchamber.com or 415.352.8821.
receive 20 percent of the revenue generated from                   of business development opportunities during
their discoveries.



                                                                        membernews
 makingnews
 The Golden State Warriors announced plans to                     in the Integral Group project, which earned the
 bring the NBA team back to San Francisco and build               world’s highest-ever U.S. Green Building Council
 a $500 million state-of-the-art arena on Piers 30-32             (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental
 in time for the 2017-18 season. The privately-financed           Design Green Building Rating System™ (LEED®)
 development will host 41 regular-season games a                  score in the category of Commercial Interiors
 year, as well as numerous conventions, concerts and              (CI). Charles Schwab received the #1 ranking
 other events. The project will also create thousands             in the securities industry in Fortune’s 2012 list of
 of jobs and make up to $100 million in infrastructure            “World’s Most Admired Companies.” LaxXpert
 improvements to the city’s aging piers. The San                  has changed its name to Intivix. Microsoft was
 Francisco Giants and the Port of San Francisco                   honored by United Way with the 2012 Summit
                                                                                                                             The San Francisco Giants and the Port of San Francisco plan to transform
 unveiled a $1.6 billion plan to transform Pier 48 and            Award to recognize the company and its employees           Pier 48 and Seawall Lot 337 into a vibrant new community called Mission
 Seawall Lot 337 into Mission Rock, a vibrant new                 for making a real and measurable community                 Rock. Chamber members Perkins + Will, Hathaway Dinwiddie, Nibbi Bros and
 community including 1,000 units of housing, 1.7                  impact. San Francisco International Airport                WSP Flack + Kurtz Inc. are partners in the project.
 million square feet of office space, 25,000 square               (SFO) was named one of the top seven airports in
 feet of retail and a spectacular bayside park. Perkins           the world by Fodor’s Travel Guides. TemPositions
 + Will is providing masterplanning for the project.              celebrated its 50 year anniversary. UNIT partners
 Hathaway Dinwiddie and Nibbi Bros. are leading                   was recognized with 22 awards for excellence in
 construction, and WSP Flack + Kurtz Inc. will                    logo design in the publication series “LOGOS 1.”
 provide utilities engineering. The San Francisco                 Chamber member businesses were among the
 Wholesale Produce Market is planning a $100                      first to pledge jobs for local youth this summer
 million expansion that will create an estimated 800              through the Chamber-supported SF Summer Jobs+
 jobs and $1.4 billion in regional economic impact                initiative developed by the city and the United Way
 annually.                                                        of the Bay Area. Participating members include:
 The San Francisco 49ers broke ground on its new                  AT&T, Bank of America, Deloitte, Golden Gate
 NFL stadium in Santa Clara. Penske Automotive                    Restaurant Association, GoPago, Hornblower
 Group celebrated the Grand Opening of the new                                                                               The Golden State Warriors plan to return to San Francisco and build a $500
                                                                  Cruises & Events, Jamba Juice, Luminalt Solar
 Nissan Infiniti San Francisco in the historic Ellis                                                                         million state-of-the-art arena on Piers 30-32 in time for the 2017-18 season.
                                                                  Energy Solutions, PG&E, PriceWaterhouse
 Brooks Building on Van Ness Avenue’s famed Auto                  Coopers, Starbucks, UPS, Union Bank, Webcor,
 Row. Walgreens is opening a new store in the old                 Wells Fargo and many others. Chamber members
 Tower Records at Columbus Avenue and Bay Street.                 are also participating in TechSF, a new city
 BARS+TONE received a Green Business                              initiative to train and reskill San Francisco residents
 Certification for facility improvements helping                  for local technology and IT jobs. Participating
 to reduce the company’s environmental impact.                    members include: IBM, AT&T, City College of
 Boulevard was named the nation’s outstanding                     San Francisco, Riverbed Technology, The
                                                                                                                             The $100 million San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market expansion will create
 restaurant by the James Beard Foundation.                        Exploratorium, salesforce.com and others.                  an estimated 800 jobs and $1.4 billion in regional economic impact annually.
 BuildingWise was honored for its lead role


  onthemove
 ACCO Engineered Systems promoted LeRoy Ginn to                    promoted Kevin O’Riordan to vice president. Hyatt         Denniston and Kenneth R. Whiting as partners. Squire,
 vice president of business development. Bank of San               at Fisherman’s Wharf promoted Matt Humpreys               Sanders & Dempsey hired Robyn Helmlinger as
 Francisco hired Dilan Desai as senior vice president.             to general manager. Jamba Juice promoted Julie            health care and public finance partner. Swinterton Inc.
 Borel Private Bank & Trust promoted Bryce Anderson                Washington to senior vice president and chief brand       hired James McKenzie as director of the Center for
 to vice president of residential lending and loan officer.        officer. KPMG hired Philip Strauss as director.           Excellence. The Westin St. Francis hired Robin Lewis
 Brown & Toland Medical Group hired Andrew Snyder,                 M Squared Consulting hired John Pennock as vice           as wedding sales specialist. Union Bank hired Paul
 M.D., as its new chief medical officer. California Pacific        president of sales. Mandarin Oriental hired Adam Mali     Knowlton as vice president and business client adviser.
 Medical Center appointed Nancy Wiese, DO, MBA,                    as executive chef. Marsh Risk & Insurance Services        Vanir Construction Management promoted Dan
 MS, as the new medical director of its Occupational               hired Rick Craig as client executive/producer. Morgan,    Ferst to area manager associate. VerticalResponse
 Medicine Clinic. City College of San Francisco                    Lewis & Bockius LLP hired Susan Resley as partner.        promoted Kristen Hayer to vice president of sales
 trustees selected Pamila Fisher as interim chancellor to          Nibbi Bros. Associates promoted Greg Narvick to           and support. Virgin America hired Jim Davis as
 fill in for retiring chief Don Griffin. Colliers International    vice president of operations. Parsons Brinckerhoff        vice president of airports and guest services.
 promoted Luke Wilson to senior vice president.                    hired Craig Carney as senior supervising construction     Chamber Board Member and San
 Comcast SportsNet promoted Ben Rodrigues to                       engineer. Perkins + Will hired Sara Andersen as           Francisco Unified School District
 director of programming. Delta Dental promoted Rick               interior design discipline leader and senior associate.   Superintendent Carlos Garcia announced
 Doering to senior vice president. Ernst & Young LLP               Redwood Credit Union named Todd Lindemann as              his retirement after 37 years in public
 promoted Dianne Glynn to managing partner and Alex                its new senior vice president of innovation & strategy.   education. “Ending my career here at San
 Bender to west area technology leader. Farella Braun              Riverbed Technology hired David Greene as Chief           Francisco Unified School District for me
 + Martel LLP hired Andrew Nguyen and Brennan Quinn                Marketing Officer. Safeway promoted Robert Edwards        is a dream come true,” said Garcia. “It’s
 as associates. Golden Gate University selected                    to president. The San Francisco Unified School            been the best job I’ve ever had in my life.”
 Paul Fouts as dean of its Edwards S. Ageno School                 District selected Richard Carranza to serve as the
 of Business. Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction                      next superintendent. Schiff Hardin LLP hired Karl
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Q&A with San Francisco Director of
Housing Opportunity, Partnerships, and
Engagement (HOPE), Bevan Dufty
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce                    affordable housing and homeless services. Annually,       affinity for this population. I am planning a
speaks with elected and appointed officials on           the redevelopment agency budgeted approximately           trip to Seattle with the Chamber, SF Travel
issues affecting the business community.                 $50 million in bonded tax increment funds for the         and interested neighborhood groups—please
                                                         development of housing within the redevelopment           contact my office to join us.
This quarter, we speak with San Francisco’s
                                                         project areas and citywide. To replace this source of
Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and                                                                  How can businesses get engaged in
                                                         local funding and enable the city to continue to build
Engagement (HOPE) Bevan Dufty. Appointed by                                                                        the city’s efforts to boost low-income
                                                         upon its success in creating a portfolio of permanent
Mayor Ed Lee in February 2012, Dufty oversees the                                                                  housing and serve the homeless?
                                                         affordable housing, Mayor Lee has proposed a
city’s efforts to improve outcomes for individuals                                                                 Our efforts will not be successful without the
                                                         housing trust fund.
and families who are homeless or living in                                                                         partnership of the business community. We
shelter, supportive, affordable or public housing.       What can the city do to mitigate panhandling
                                                                                                                   are forming “HOPE at Large,” an advisory
Previously, Dufty served on the San Francisco            that many believe is negatively impacting
                                                                                                                   committee, and will launch a newsletter within
Board of Supervisors, representing District 8, from      tourism and the quality of life in the city?
                                                                                                                   the next few weeks. SF Chamber members
2002 – 2011. He has also served as chair of the          Many individuals who panhandle are, in fact, housed.      are invited to come up to Seattle and be proud
San Francisco County Transportation Authority            However, living on a fixed income provides very little    supporters of Wet Housing. We need sponsors
and City Operations & Neighborhood Services              margin for these individuals to live, eat, and thrive.    and volunteers for Project Homeless Connect.
Committee, and has worked under elected leaders          We are working on an initiative to hire individuals       We’d like business expertise as we develop
including: U.S. Rep Julian Dixon, former Mayor Willie    who panhandle and are living in SROs, to be a paid        new employment opportunities for individuals
Brown and former Supervisor Susan Leal.                  foster home for dogs from Animal Care and Control.        living in mid-market and in Public Housing.
What are your priorities as the city’s new Director      Participation would be contingent on signing a
of HOPE?                                                 contract that the resident would not panhandle. This
                                                         would save money for Animal Care and Control,
When Mayor Lee and I sat down to discuss my
                                                         reduce panhandling, and improve well-being for these
potential new role, I said I did not want to be the
                                                         individuals and their pets. If successful, we’d expand
Czar of Homelessness, aka the Director of Losing.
                                                         the model to provide animal-related job training and
Together, we crafted “HOPE”-- Housing Opportunity,
                                                         placement in careers such as dog-walkers, groomers,
Partnerships, and Engagement. HOPE’s role is to find
                                                         and vet-technicians.
ways to improve outcomes for homeless individuals,
as well as those in all forms of government-sponsored    You recently visited a pilot “Wet House” program
housing—including shelters, supportive, public and       in Seattle. Is this a good idea for San Francisco?
affordable housing. We are doing this by working         Yes. Homeless chronic inebriates cost approximately       Bevan Dufty , San Francisco’s Director of Housing
creatively and collaboratively with government           $60,000 per year in city emergency services. Seattle’s    Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement (HOPE)
partners and by leveraging engagements with              example shows that wet housing can decrease city
citizens, the private sector and philanthropy.           spending, while improving health outcomes. Chronic
How has the elimination of state                         inebriates are often reluctant to enter housing. There
redevelopment funds impacted local                       is a strong community on the street- and opening
housing and homeless services?                           up housing created intentionally for this population
                                                         will allow these individuals to move inside together,
The elimination of state redevelopment funds has
                                                         and to be treated by staff with particular interest and
severely impacted the city’s ability to provide future
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New Members
The Chamber Welcomes the Following New Members
100Plus                                        EM Advisors / Dating Holdings       Luxor Cab Inc.                               San Francisco Walks and Talks -
Health & Wellness                              Matchmaking                         Taxicabs                                     Teambuilding/Employee Rewards Program
420 Taylor St.                                 225 Bush St., Ste. 1607             2230 Jerrold Ave.                            Teambuilding Consultants
San Francisco, CA 94102                        San Francisco, CA 94104             San Francisco, CA 94124                      925 Sutter St., Ste. 101
Rose Simmons                                   Summer Johnson                      John Lazar                                   San Francisco, CA 94109
www.100plus.com                                www.elitematchmaking.com            www.luxorcab.com                             Peter Moylan
                                                                                                                                www.sfwalksandtalks.com
AIESEC San Francisco                           Foursquare                          Maltby Electric Supply Co., Inc.
Educational Services                           Technology                          Electrical Equipment & Supplies              StanCorp Investment Advisers
2130 Fulton St.                                568 Broadway, 10th Flr.             336 Seventh St.                              Financial Planners
San Francisco, CA 94118                        New York, NY 10012                  San Francisco, CA 94103                      115 Sansome St., Ste. 510
Karla Gonzales                                 Eric Friedman                       John Maltby                                  San Francisco, CA 94104
www.aiesecus.org/sanfrancisco                  www.foursquare.com                  www.maltbyelectric.com                       Kristie D. Cahill
                                                                                                                                www.stancorpsanfrancisco.com
ACT Conferencing                               Fueling California                  Market Street Railway
Teleconferencing                               Associations                        Associations                                 Rod Suzuki - MassMutual Financial Group
306 Second Ave.                                1017 L St., Ste. 408                870 Market St., Ste. 803                     Financial Services
San Francisco, CA 94118                        Sacramento, CA 95814                San Francisco, CA 94102                      101 Montgomery St., Ste. 600
Jerry Heucke                                   Cristina Dayton                     Rick Laubscher                               San Francisco, CA 94104
www.actconferencing.com                        www.fuelingcalifornia.org           www.streetcar.org                            Rod Suzuki
                                                                                                                                www.massmutual.com
Alex and Ani                                   The J. David Gladstone Institutes   Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch
Retail                                         Research Institute                  Engineers                                    Terra Gallery and Event Venue
2103 Union St.                                 1650 Owens St.                      530 Bush St., Ste. 300                       Event Venue
San Francisco, CA 94123                        San Francisco, CA 94158             San Francisco, CA 94108                      511 Harrison St.
Lez’Li Copeland                                Michael Penn                        Walter Vernon                                San Francisco, CA 94105
www.alexandani.com                             www.gladstone.ucsf.edu              www.mazzetti.com                             David Boyle
                                                                                                                                www.terrasf.com
AllStore Center                                Dr. Irwin Gootnick, M.D.            Moldovan Academy
Storage - Self Service                         Psychiatrist                        Schools - Pre-School & Kindergarten          Tlaloc Sabor Mexicano
345 Shaw Rd.                                   4333 California St.                 1268 Sanchez St.                             Restaurants
So. San Francisco, CA 94080                    San Francisco, CA 94118             San Francisco, CA 94114                      525 Commercial St.
Paul Karakashian                               Irwin Gootnick, MD                  Kathleen Moldovan                            San Francisco, CA 94111
www.allstorecenter.com                         www.irwingootnick.com               www.moldovanacademy.com                      Eric Munguia Saldana
                                                                                                                                www.sabormexicano.com
Anthem Blue Cross                              GroundLink                          MyRoma Inc.
Health Plans                                   Limousine Service                   Tours - Operators & Promoters                U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Two Embarcadero Center, Ste. 1310              Tracey Petty                        1747 Sutter St.                              Social Service Organizations
San Francisco, CA 94111                        www.groundlink.com                  San Francisco, CA 94115                      225 Bush St., Ste. 1600
Roger Cassidy                                                                      Amalia Marino                                San Francisco, CA 94104
www.anthem.com/ca                              HR Du Jour                          www.myromatours.com                          Linda Naugle
                                               Human Resources Consultants                                                      www.unicefusa.org
Barustors                                      88 Howard St., Ste. 909             New Tang Dynasty Televison - San Francisco
Legal Services                                 San Francisco, CA 94105             Television Stations & Broadcasting           Union Pacific Railroad
PO Box 824                                     JeanMarie Harper, SPHR              1290 Sutter St., Ste. 400                    Transportation Services
Benicia, CA 94510                              www.hrdujour.com                    San Francisco, CA 94109                      2401 E. Sepulveda Blvd., 3rd Flr.
John Cosmides                                                                      Sherry Yin                                   Long Beach, CA 90810
www.barustors.com                              Handlery Union Square Hotel         www.sf.ntdtv.com                             Andy Perez
                                               Hotels                                                                           www.up.com
Bay Area Reporter                              351 Geary St.                       NutriLabs International, Inc.
Newspapers                                     San Francisco, CA 94102             Nutritional Products                         United Studios of Self Defense San Francisco
395 Ninth St.                                  Jon S. Handlery                     1230 Market St., Ste. 11                     Martial Arts
San Francisco, CA 94103 3831                   www.handlery.com                    San Francisco, CA 94102                      2424 Lombard St.
Scott Wazlowski                                                                    Etezad Motazedi                              San Francisco, CA 94123
www.ebar.com                                   ING Direct                          www.nutrilabs.com                            J.T. Collins
                                               Financial Services                                                               www.ussdsf.com
Bold Spark Business Coaching                   101 Post St.                        Patch.com
Coach - Business                               San Francisco, CA 94108             Online Products & Services                   Western Digital
901 Mission St., Ste. 105                      Charles J. Heston                   121 Eastside Circle                          Information Technology Services
San Francisco, CA 94103                        www.ingdirect.com                   Petaluma, CA 94954                           615 National Ave., Ste. 100
Scott Wu                                                                           Lori Pearce                                  Mountain View, CA 94043
www.boldsparks.com                             Intelligent Office                  www.patch.com                                www.wdc.com
                                               Executive Suites
Changemakers Publishing and Writing            100 Pine St., Ste. 1250             Perkins + Will                               WineLuxury.com
Writers                                        San Francisco, CA 94111             Architects                                   Wineries
750 La Playa, #952                             Wilson Tandiono                     185 Berry St., Ste. 5100                     332 Pine St., Ste. 700
San Francisco, CA 94121                        www.intelligentoffice.com           San Francisco, CA 94107                      San Francisco, CA 94104
Gini Graham Scott                                                                  Howard Weiss                                 Jewell Sparks
www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com       JCDecaux North America              www.perkinswill.com                          www.wineluxury.com
                                               Advertising - Outdoor
The Children’s Creativity Museum               1000 Quesada Ave.                   Philadelphia Media Network -                 Wood Tiger Acupuncture
Museums                                        San Francisco, CA 94124             The Inquirer Daily News and Philly.com       Acupuncture
221 Fourth St.                                 Steve MacKelvie                     Media                                        470 Castro St., Ste. 200
San Francisco, CA 94103                        www.jcdecauxusa.com                 Ernest Pricco                                San Francisco, CA 94114
Marla Stein                                                                        www.philly.com                               Courtney Wachtel
www.creativity.org                             The Job Shop                                                                     www.woodtigeracupuncture.com
                                               Employment Agencies                 Precision IT Consulting
Chinese Community Health Plan                  163 Second St., Ste. 400            Information Technology Services              Zipcar
Health Plans                                   San Francisco, CA 94105             2401 Stanwell Dr., Ste. 320                  Transportation Services
445 Grant Ave., Ste. 700                       Jeanmarie Murphy                    Concord, CA 94520                            191 Second St.
San Francisco, CA 94133                        www.jobshopsf.com                   Danny Crumpton                               San Francisco, CA 94105
Larry Loo                                                                          www.precisionitconsulting.com                Jeff Tomasello
www.cchphmo.com                                Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.                                                      www.zipcar.com
                                               Paint                               Raeven Msbehavin Promotions
Cliche Noe Gift Store                          1057 B Commercial St.               Marketing Consultants                        ZookCity
Retail                                         San Carlos, CA 94070                1625 Post St.                                Social Media
4175 24th St.                                  Gary Fazzio                         San Francisco, CA 94115                      28 Second St., 3rd Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94114                        www.kellymoore.com                  Raeven Silverwing                            San Francisco, CA 94105
Dani Sheehan-Meyer                                                                 www.wix.com/raevenmsbehavin/                 Michiel van der Vlugt
www.clichenoe.com                              Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.         raevenmsbehavinpromotions
                                               Paint
Coaching & Partners
Coach - Business
                                               1020 Harrison St.
                                               San Francisco, CA 94103
                                                                                   Homa Rassouli - Security One Lending
                                                                                   Mortgage Lenders                             Welcome New Members
                                                                                                                                              SFMADE
550 18th St., Unit 209                         Christian Gericke                   2603 Camino Ramon, Ste. 200
San Francisco, CA 94107                        www.kellymoore.com                  San Ramon, CA 94583
James Clift                                                                        Homa Rassouli                                      from
www.coachingandpartners.com                    Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.         www.hrassouli.com
                                               Paint                                                                            Asunrise & Co.
Elena Dokuchayeva - Paychex, Inc.              364 Divisadero St.                  SWCA Environmental Consultants               Babylon Burning
Payroll Services                               San Francisco, CA 94117             Environmental Consultants                    Biro and Sons, Inc.
1111 Bayhill Dr., Ste. 350                     Nicolas Mounts                      60 Stone Pine Rd., Ste. 201                  Bonton Sewing
San Bruno, CA 94066                            www.kellymoore.com                  Half Moon Bay, CA 94019                      Cayson Culinary Designs Inc.
Elena Dokuchayeva                                                                  Steve Stielstra                              Cirecast Inc.
www.paychex.com                                Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.         www.swca.com                                 City Screen & Graphics
Referred by Geoff Skigen, Motivate LLC         Paint                                                                            Cleopetra
                                               565 So. Van Ness Ave.               Saint Francis Foundation                     Conceptual Art Technologies
Patrick Downs - Morgan Stanley Smith Barney    San Francisco, CA 94110             Foundations                                  Custom Furniture Design
Financial Services                             Sharanjit Singh                     900 Hyde St., Ste. 1208                      DCL Productions Inc.
101 California St.                             www.kellymoore.com                  San Francisco, CA 94109                      Dawson Custom Workroom
San Francisco, CA 94111                                                            Markham B. Miller                            Dependable Letterpress, Inc.
Patrick Downs                                  Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.         www.saintfrancisfoundation.org               Disabled Employees’ Rehabilitation, Inc.
www.morganstanley.com/fa/mellosgroup           Paint                               Referred by Janis MacKenzie,                 Double Dog Moto, Inc.
                                               445 Taraval St.                     MacKenzie Communications                     Fashion Apparel Manufacturing
Drew Altizer Corporate Photography             San Francisco, CA 94116                                                          Golden Bear Sportswear
Photographers                                  John Fernandez                      Saleschase.com Corporation                   Graphic Sportswear
San Francisco, CA 94123                        www.kellymoore.com                  Business Services                            Holy Stitch
Heather Wiley                                                                      1001 Bayhill Dr., Ste. 200                   L.T. Bowdrix
www.dacorporate.com                            Kenzo Estate                        San Bruno, CA 94066                          Lanie Abano Cabinets
                                               Wineries                            Dave Bui                                     LeeMAH Electronics Inc.
E&M Mayock                                     425 First St., Unit 5106            www.saleschase.com                           National Apparel LLC
Attorneys - Immigration & Naturalization Law   San Francisco, CA 94105                                                          Project TransAction
220 Sansome St., 12th Flr.                     Toshi Goto                          San Francisco Relocate
San Francisco, CA 94104                        www.kenzoestate.com                 Relocation Services
James Mayock                                                                       428 Sherwood Dr., #310
www.emvisa.com                                                                     Sausalito, CA 94965
Referred by Elizabeth Shwiff, Shwiff,                                              Alicia Saura
Levy & Polo, LLP                                                                   www.sanfranciscorelocate.com
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