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 Names in the news                                                                            In this issue:
                                                                                                 California                                                         Advocate ............................ 22
was presented for RPR’s work on the                                  • John Polk,                Assemblymember Sandré                                              Health Care ........................ 13
renovation of the Uptown Arts                                      principal of Polk                                                                                Calendar ............................. 23
                                                                                                 Swanson will speak at
Building in downtown Oakland. The                                  Communications,
                                                                                                 Inside Oakland on                                                  Economic Development .......... 4
restoration and renovation took one                                has been named
                                                                                                                                                                    Membership ........................ 9
year of intensive work to revive the                               president of the              Friday, July 20.
historic façade.                                                   Board of the                                                                                     Public Policy ....................... 7
                                                                                                 See ad on page 7.
   • Dorothy Buckley has been                                      Men of Valor                                                                                     Women in Business ............... 21
honored for her life-long volunteerism                             Academy, an
by Catholic Charities of the East                                  Oakland-based
Bay. Buckley has consistently chosen                               facility that              The purpose of the Oakland                                                                   WARREN KIRK
good causes for which to give her                      John Polk provides housing,            Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                           Alta Bates Summit
                                                                                                                                                                                           Medical Center
time and energy. A long-time teacher,       job training and service support for              is to promote commerce and indus-
                                                                                                                                                                                           ERIC KISSHAUER
                                                                                              try, to advance economic growth and                                                          Pankow Builders
she has had a varied volunteer career.      young men exiting or caught up in
                                                                                              to enhance the quality of life in the                                 Chair, Public Policy
She has been a book reviewer, a Red         the criminal justice system. To lend                                                          EXECUTIVE                 WIL HARDEE
                                                                                                                                                                                           JOHN KOHL
                                                                                              city of Oakland.                                                                             California State
                                                                                                                                          COMMITTEE                 Pacific Gas &          University, East Bay
Cross nurse’s aid, an art docent at the     your support, call Polk at (510)                                                                                        Electric Company
                                                                                                                                          Chairman of the Board                            DAVID LARSON
Oakland Museum of California, and           835-1445.                                         OAKLAND BUSINESS REVIEW                     REID EDWARDS              President and CEO      Piedmont Grocery
                                                                                                                                          Lawrence Berkeley
has worked for Providence and Mercy            • Elizabeth Valente, an award-                 (ISSN 1092-7220)
                                                                                                                                          National Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                    JOE HARABURDA
                                                                                                                                                                                           WRIGHT LASSITER, III
                                                                                              is published monthly at $75.00 a year                                                        Alameda County Medical
hospital auxiliaries.                       winning broadcast journalist, has                 by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber         Vice Chair of the Board                          Center
                                                                                                                                          BETTIE COLES              DIRECTORS
   • The Oakland law firm of                been named the associate director                 of Commerce, 475 14th Street, Oakland,
                                                                                                                                          Kaiser Permanente                                BARBARA LESLIE
                                                                                              CA 94612-1903. Membership dues                                        OMAR BENJAMIN          AT&T
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP             of publications and media relations                                                           Immediate Past Chair      Port of Oakland
                                                                                              include subscription. Periodicals postage                                                    JANIELE MAFFEI
has added Kurt Wendlenner as an             at Samuel Merritt College. Valente                at Oakland, CA. Contents can’t be
                                                                                                                                          VICTORIA JONES            MARLON BRADFORD        Janiele Maffei,
                                                                                                                                          The Clorox Company        Longs Drugs            Structural Engineer
associate to                                is responsible for writing and                    reproduced without permission.
                                                                                                                                          Corporate Counsel         JOHN CASAS
                                                                                              POSTMASTER: Send address changes to                                                          GAIL PARRIS
its litigation                              distributing news about curriculum,                                                           ZACK WASSERMAN            JT2 Integrated         MTC Holdings
                                                                                              OAKLAND BUSINESS REVIEW, 475 14th           Wendel, Rosen, Black      Resources
practice.                                   clinics, faculty research and                     Street, Oakland, CA 94612.                  & Dean LLP                MARIO CHIODO           SHANNON PEDDER
                                                                                                                                                                    Chiodo Art             BRAND: CREATIVE
Wendlenner                                  innovative teach-                                                                             Chair, Communications     Department             WILLIAM RIVAS
joins from                                  ing practices at                                                                              SHARI DUNN                ANA CHRETIEN           Comcast
                                                                                              HANK MASLER, (510) 874-4808                 CompAnalysis, Inc.        ABC Security           PATRICIA SCATES
McCormick,                                  SMC. For the                                              Chair, Development
                                                                                                                                                                    Service                Wells Fargo
Barstow,                                    past ten years she                                            & Events                  DARLENE CRANE          JILL SIDEMAN
                                                                                                                                          JOHN DOLBY                PCI Crane Consulting   CH2M Hill California, Inc.
Sheppard, Wayte                             worked for local                                  Production/Design Editor                    Shorenstein Realty
                                                                                                                                                                    DAN CUSHING            JOHN LYNN SMITH
& Carruth LLP.                              CBS and FOX                                       CARTER DESIGNS                                                        Brandywine Realty      Reed Smith
                                                                                                                                          Chair, Economic Dev.      Trust
                                                                                                                                                                                           DICK SPEES
He has                                      affiliates doing                                  The articles published in this publica-     JOHN NELSON               STEVEN DOUGLAS         Consultant
experience in                               live reporting in                                 tion do not necessarily reflect the poli-   murakami/Nelson           Douglas Parking LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                           KELLY STONE
                          Kurt Wendlenner                                                     cies or opinions of the Oakland                                       RONALD FOREST          Securitas
corporate                                   and around the                                    Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
                                                                                                                                          Chair, Finance            Matson Navigation
                                                                                                                                          BRIAN GARRETT             Co.                    PHILIP TAGAMI
liability, professional liability, civil    Central Coast and                                                                             Community Bank                                   California Commercial
                                                                                                                                                                    WILLIAM HOOPER         Investments
                                                                                                                                          of the Bay
rights and personal injury law.             Bay Area.                Elizabeth Valente                                                                              Clear Channel
                                                                                                                                                                                           MICHAEL ZIEMANN
                                                                                                                                          Chair, Membership         Outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                                           Summit Bank
                                                                                                                                          SANDY WATERS              BARBARA JARVIS
                                                                                                                                          KaiserAir, Inc.           GraphicRepros

               is proud to support
               the City of Oakland
                                and the
            Oakland Metropolitan
         Chamber of Commerce

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