Calendar of Events - Carmichael Chamber of Commerce
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May 2023

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New member orientation - June 2023
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Coffee with Julie - June 2023
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June Luncheon - Supervisor Desmond
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July Luncheon - Carmichael Chamber Celebrates the Arts!
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August Luncheon - Assemblymember Hoover
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New member orientation - August 2023
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Golf Tournament
8/28/2023 - 8/28/2023
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September Luncheon - Assemblymember McCarty
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October Luncheon - WEAVE & General Membership Meeting
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November Luncheon - Business 2 Business
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New member orientation - November 2023
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Events in the next 30 days...
Memorial Day Observance in Carmichael

Please join us at the La Sierra High School Veterans Memorial.
Gates will be open @ 10AM, Colors presented at 11:00 AM.
We will be remembering those veterans no longer with us, their families, and La Sierra High School educators who inspired the community to come together 50 years ago.
(1st dedication was in 1973!)
For those unable to attend in person,
You are invited to Zoom:
When: May 29, 2023 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Memorial Day Remembrance at Koobs
Please cut/paste the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: remember
Thank you for helping remember and honor those who served-

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How To Do Business With Sacramento County

What you will learn:

• Sacramento County Scope of Operations
• What Sacramento County Procures
• Who has Contracting Authority
• How Sacramento County Procures
• How to Register your Firm in SacCountyEbids
• Tips for being Successful
• Local/Small Micro Vendor Preference Program
• How to Get Help


Presented by: Sacramento County

Events Committee

Events Committee: This committee plans and executes events for the chamber of commerce, such as networking events, fundraisers, and community outreach events.
  • Carmichael Chamber Community Awards
  • Mayor Mingle
  • Best of Carmichael
Meeting monthly on the 1st Thursday of every month
9:30 am
Location: Cafe Madre - 6241 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael

Don't hesitate to contact the Events Committee Chair, Rosie Buck, at to let her know if you want to attend. 

Open to all Carmichael Chamber Members in good standing.

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How to Access Capital for Your Business w/ CalCap & SBA

How to Access Capital for Your Business w/ CalCap & SBA

 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
 6/6/2023 10:00 AM (PDT)
 No Fee

 Women's Business Center (916) 442-1729

 Online Meeting (Live)
 Business Financing, COVID-19 Financing Capital, Disaster Recovery

How to Access Capital for Your Business w/ CalCap & SBA

Please join us for a joint webinar featuring representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and California Capital Women’s Business Center (WBC).

In this webinar California Capital will advise participants on:
-Possible sources of funding
-California Capital Loan Programs
-What’s included in a loan application, including the importance of a Business Plan and Cash Flow Projections
-What lenders look for in a loan applicant (the “Five C’s of Credit”)

This portion of the workshop is presented by Sunita Maharaj, Senior Loan Officer, Direct Lending Program, California Capital FDC

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss SBA programs and services to assist your business. The presentation will cover SBA loan programs, federal contracting programs, small business classes, and one-on-one business counseling available at no cost. Learn about available resources and how to access them.

Learn how to start or expand your business with loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. Learn about specific programs and how to prepare yourself for the loan application process.

About the Speakers
A representative from the SBA’s Sacramento District Office will deliver SBA’s presentation to increase awareness of SBA programs and services throughout its 21-county district. For more information, please visit:


**Upon completed registration, you will receive a confirmation email in which the link to join the Zoom sessions will be located. Please be sure to scroll down to find the link**

Finance & Sponsorship Committee

Finance and Sponsorship Committee: This committee focuses on promoting economic growth and development in the community. They may work on attracting new businesses, supporting entrepreneurship, and marketing the area to potential investors.
  • Sponsorships
  • Major Donors
Meeting monthly on the 1st Tuesday of each month. (except July)
4 pm
Locations: TBD

Don't hesitate to contact the Finance & Sponsorship Committee Chair, William Bowen, at to let him know if you want to attend. 

Open to all Carmichael Chamber Members in good standing.

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Effie Yeaw Spring Gala & Auction

Spring Gala 2023 Tickets are For Sale NOW
Sunday, June 11 | 5:00 pm – 8 pm
This elegant event, presented by the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, features live music, a raffle, and silent and live auctions of fine art and unique experiences. The Gala brings together art patrons, philanthropists, artists, and nature lovers for what has become the most important fundraiser of the year for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center.

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Carmichael Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

The Carmichael Chamber of Commerce directors meet monthly on the Second Tuesday of each month (Nov. and Dec. exception). 

The board of directors establishes the procedures and policies of the organization.

This is an open meeting. If you wish to make a presentation to the board, please contact to be added to the agenda for approval. 

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Governmental Affairs Committee

Governmental Affairs Committee: This committee monitors legislation and regulations that affect the local business community. They may advocate for business-friendly policies, provide input on proposed regulations, and meet with elected officials.
  • Elected Officials Event
Meeting monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of every month
2 pm
Location: TBD

Don't hesitate to contact the Governmental Affairs Committee Chair, Heidi Pyle, at to let her know if you want to attend. 

Open to all Carmichael Chamber Members in good standing.

Membership Committee

Membership Committee: This committee is responsible for attracting and retaining members for the chamber of commerce. They may develop membership benefits, outreach strategies, and networking events.
  • Ambassador Program
  • Community Outreach
    • Business Walks (Work with Economic Development Committee and Events)
  • Volunteers
Meeting monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of every month
4 pm
Location: Oakmont of Carmichael - 4717 Engle Road, Carmichael, CA. 95608 

Don't hesitate to contact the Membership Committee Chair, Laura Tomasello, at to let her know if you want to attend. 

Open to all Carmichael Chamber Members in good standing.

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New Member Orientation

Our New Member Orientation is on Thursday, June 15, 2023, from 8:30 am - 9:30 am
This is open to any new or “Newish” members. Get to know our Chamber. Learn how to get the most out of your membership. Meet Board members and Ambassadors and your fellow business and community leaders. Complimentary breakfast. Reservations are required, and spots are limited. 


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BBQ, Beer, & Bourbon Event - @ Milagro Event Center by Bella Bru

Join us for our BBQ, Beer, & Bourbon Event.
Live Music, Dancing, Bourbon Tasting, & Raffle.
General Admission Tickets include the following:
- Buffet Dinner featuring Bubba's Famous BBQ & Bella Bru Catering
- Bourbon Tasting by Garrison Brothers Distillery
- Live Music & Dancing w/ Alex Vincent & High Fidelity Band
- 1 Raffle Ticket: Door-prize valued at $350 (must be 21+ to claim) $100 Milagro Gift Card, 750ml bottle of Garrison Brothers Bourbon, 2 tickets to our upcoming Bourbon Dinner or any Milagro-sponsored event.
- $15 off all  Garrison Brothers Bourbon in our Pop Up Bottle Shop
Kids Tickets 6-12yo include the following:
- Buffet Dinner, N/A beverage & extra raffle entry for their adult
(Kids Under 5 are Free)
Doors Open at 5:30 for check-in. Open seating is available inside the event center, outdoor private patio or the BBQ lounge out front by the grill.
Drinks Available For Purchase- Full Bar
Dinner will be served between 6:00-8:00
Live Band from 6:00-9:00
Raffle Drawing at 8:00 (must be present to win)
Full Menu Details:
Mixed Green Salad, Cowboy Caviar, Coleslaw, Creamy Mac & Cheese
House Made Cornbread & Sweet Treats
Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Tri Tip & BBQ Chicken

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Carmichael Summer Concert Series

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Coffee with Julie - June - Marketing Trends

Let's chat about Marketing Trends for your Small Business. What is "Hot" right now to promote your business? How can you stay up to date with new trends? This informal setting allows members to discuss a hot topic with other professionals and features a special guest speaker to help facilitate discussions.

Come sit down with Julie DePrada-Schott, President/CEO of the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce, and fellow members for coffee. This informal setting allows members to discuss a hot topic with other professionals, and this month features a special guest speaker Celia Surridge, Marketing and Communications Manager at Better Business Bureau®, to help facilitate discussions.

You will also have an opportunity to let us know what is happening in business and the community from your perspective and learn what the Chamber is doing to help the business community.

You’ll get to meet other members and Carmichael Chamber Board Members and learn how to get the most out of your membership.

*This is a member-only event. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Registration Closes: 6/19/2023

Located on the backside of Cafe Madre inside the Milagro Center.
6241 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, CA

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Carmichael Summer Concert Series

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June Luncheon - Supervisor Desmond

Grow your business by connecting with business leaders from the community while enjoying a fantastic meal. Luncheons start at 11:30 am with open networking for the first 30 minutes, followed by an awe-inspiring, earth-shattering, knock-your-socks-off speaker Supervisor Desmond. . Do not forget to bring a raffle prize with your business card attached!

Networking and Registration – 11:00 am (1 free raffle ticket if you check in before 11 am)
Lunch – 11:30 am
Program - Noon 

Don't forget a raffle prize and business cards!

Registration is required 
Location: Christ Community Church - 5025 Manzanita Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608
Lunch Provided by: Capitol City Catering

Members: $25
Future Members: $30

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