JUNE 2012 VOLUME 10 SUMMER
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
10 Ways the Chamber Helped Your
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Members Get More Ways to Connect ....................... 4
Q&A with Bevan Dufty,
San Francisco Director of HOPE .................................... 6
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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
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
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
The Fairmont San Francisco San Francisco Unified School District
The Hearst Corporation-S.F. Realties U.S. Pure Water Corp.
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.
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
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American Cancer Society Mission National Bank business in San Francisco.
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your Business this Quarter
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1 Helped Secure Regional
4 Supported America’s
Cup Venue Plan
8 Helped Bolster
S.F.’s Fashion Industry
By lending support to The Chamber supported the new The Chamber’s foundation
coordinated regional advocacy venue plan for the 34th America’s partner the San Francisco Center
efforts, the Chamber helped Cup in San Francisco, which for Economic Development
secure critical funding for Bay Area received unanimous approval (SFCED) partnered with the
transportation projects including from the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco Office of Economic
$900 million in federal funding for March. The final agreement will and Workforce Development
the San Jose BART extension and help deliver a spectacular event (OEWD), Macy’s and others to
$1.5 billion to electrify the Caltrain with enormous economic benefits launch San Francisco’s first Fashion
line and install advanced train- to the city, while investing $10 - $18 Incubator at Macy’s Union Square.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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 email@example.com
California’s November ballot, funding for higher- or 415.352.8841.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.352.8821.
receive 20 percent of the revenue generated from of business development opportunities during
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Coaching & Partners
Coach - Business
1020 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Homa Rassouli - Security One Lending
Mortgage Lenders Welcome New Members
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
SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS THIS QUARTER June 2012