What to Watch: August

Marinnovation 2015
An Annual Celebration of Entrepreneurs, Designers and Innovators in Marin
With its creative population, Marin County is a place for innovation, design and entrepreneurship. Marinnovation highlights Marin’s vibrant, Creative culture and showcases technologies and ventures developing right here, right now. Marinnovation is an event where Marin County businesses show off their new ideas and cutting edge technologies.

Dr. Robert Eyler
Chief Economist
Marin Economic Forum

Dr. Milton Chen
Senior Fellow and ED, Emeritus
George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF)

Peter Poutiatine
School Selection, Sr. Coordinator

Event Details

Tuesday September 15, 2015
4:30 – 7:30pm
Location: 1650 Los Gamos Dr.
San Rafael

Cost: No fee to attend or exhibit

Complimentary food and beverages
Door Prizes!
Please join us, as Entrepreneurs, Designers and Innovators exhibit their product 
or service. A networking opportunity for investors, entrepreneurs, business 
professionals, municipal leaders, and anyone
interested in innovation and entrepreneurship in Marin.

  September 14-20 throughout Sonoma & Marin Counties
Celebrate innovation in the North Bay
Experience the variety and quality of North Bay innovations in
a week long calendar of day and evening events including: the
North Bay Innovation Summit, Marinnovation, and
Napa-Sonoma SBDC’s Access to Capital. Other events
include tours through innovative factories and farms, and
brewery and wine-tastings
Click here for more details.
For information about including your event in
Innovation Week, email the organizers here.




Amar Hanspal

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Corte Madera Community Room

770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera 94925

Don’t miss the 27th annual San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase! This award-winning business expo is the best way to get directly in front of local residents, other business owners, neighbors and friends in the community! 
This year’s event takes place on Wednesday, September 9 from 4 – 7pm at the Peacock Gap Clubhouse in San Rafael. Due to the event’s popularity and success, they moved to a new venue that offers more exhibitor space, lots of parking and the ability to host a larger audience.


Also, in their continued efforts to bring you quality events that help you gain the greatest exposure to the Marin community at large and to interact with a variety of local businesses, the San Rafael Chamber is proud to announce our partnership with both the Sausalito and Novato Chamber of Commerce.

Sponsorships are available for additional business exposure!

Mickey Griffith
  Referral Expert-Speaker-Trainer
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Jason’s Community Room
300A Drakes Landing Road
Greenbrae, CA 94939

October 29, 2015
Embassy Suites Hotel
San Rafael
Marin Economic Forum’s Fall Economic Bulletin
will be revealed during the program, alongside a
keynote speaker and panel.


Living Wage Forum
November 5, 2015
Embassy Suites San Rafael
Watch for Details in our September Newsletter
At the Living Wage Forum, MEF will present findings from its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) report, and a panel of experts will discuss the pitfalls and possibilities of changing local minimum wages to address local cost of living.  Recent changes in Oakland and San Francisco suggest that some locations are willing to ask their employers to pay higher wages at the minimum level.
Does it help?  Does it matter?  These questions and more will be part of the discussion.