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Fire Protection District

Did you know the Tiburon Fire Protection District is among the less than 3-percent of all fire departments in the nation to achieve a rating of class-1? This is the highest rating given by the Insurance Service Office, and it brings the department's premium costs down to the lowest price possible.

Some of the criteria this distinction is based on are: personnel, equipment, water systems, programs, fire protection, education and alarm systems. To learn more about the Tiburon Fire Protection District and Chief Rich Pearce, click here.

 Chamber Mixer

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
5:30 to 7 pm
Tiburon Fire Protection District
1679 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920

The Tiburon Fire Protection District hosts the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce's January mixer at the Tiburon Fire Station! This is a great opportunity to meet your fire department & thank them for all they do for our community, while enjoying great food prepared by the firemen & seeing the fire trucks up close & personal.

Please join us at the Tiburon Fire House on January 25. Tiburon Chamber happy hour (& a half) mixers are community events designed to bring locals & businesses together in an informal, social setting. They’re a great way to meet neighbors & friends, old & new.

Be sure to bring your business cards… addition to networking, you’ll want to enter the business card raffle for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Bring a prize for the business card raffle and introduce your business to the crowd!

$10 members | $15 non members
Great Food & Drink | Business Card Raffle | Networking Opportunities

Essentials Seminar Series for Small Business Owners

February 1, 2017

Employment 2017: Recruitment, Retention, And Employment Law Changes

Marin County has a tight labor market, and employment laws are changing.
In this presentation, you will learn:

  • Why it is so hard to hire in Marin.
  • How to attract and hire the employees you need.
  • How to keep your best employees interested and engaged.
  • What you need to know about 2017’s new labor laws, including overtime. 
Presenters: Debi Geller – Nelson Staffing Business Development Manager
Dolores Cordell - Employment Law Attorney
Debi Geller with Nelson Staffing helps companies throughout Marin County connect with qualified people to get the job done, whether the company needs a temporary or full-time individual. Debi understands the challenges of finding and keeping a great staff.
Dolores Cordell is an employment law attorney with over 25 years of experience, specializing in advising and representing small and medium sized businesses.  Her focus is on preventative law by making sure that clients are in compliance with the law and, by advising them on good employment practices, helps them to avoid lawsuits and administrative claims.

There will be no charge for affiliated chamber members and $5 for non-members
No need to RSVP
Presentations for small business owners are co-sponsored by the Corte Madera, Mill Valley, San Rafael and Tiburon Chambers of Commerce.


Corte Madera Town Center Community Room – in the office building at the south end - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 201

Date/Time Information:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
12:00pm- Presentation

Citizen of the Year 2016
  Tom O'Neill

Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen-of-the-Year, Tom O’Neill, says that over time, one develops a desire to give back some of the benefits that a wonderful community like ours provides for its residents. Tom, the founder of the Tiburon Classic Car Show and the Francis O'Neill Irish Music Festival is being honored for the many outstanding ways he has found to give back to our community.To learn more, click here.

Join us for a special lunch to toast and roast Citizen of the Year Tom O'Neill, at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 2, at the San Francisco Yacht Club. For tickets to the Luncheon, click here.

Tiburon Wine Festival
Saturday, May 20, 2017
1 to 4 pm

One of the Bay Area’s premier wine events, the Tiburon Wine Festival pairs 60 of the finest wineries with 20 of the area’s most popular local restaurants to create a unique wine tasting experience that sells out every year. Located in downtown Tiburon, the festival boasts beautiful views of San Francisco and the Bay, live music and a spectacular silent auction with one of kind experiences and special wines from participating wineries. This is a great opportunity to try some amazing wines and the meet and learn from the winemakers themselves!

Click here for tickets to the Tiburon Wine Festival.

For more information, click here Tiburon Wine Festival

What to Do on the Tiburon Peninsula

Tiburon's fascinating history and natural beauty also provide a variety of unique attractions. In Tiburon, the 1884 Tiburon Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum-the only dual-use railroad terminal to survive west of the Hudson River-is on the National Register of Historic Places. Old St. Hilary's, a Carpenter Gothic church set in the midst of a wildflower preserve, was built in 1888 and offers stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

Ark Row, former houseboats on Tiburon Lagoon before it was filled in the 1940s, now houses restaurants and shops along upper Main Street. Tiburon Playhouse, site of the Tiburon International Film Festival, shows first-run domestic and foreign films.

And in Belvedere, the China Cabin is the restored Social Saloon of the SS China (1866), a national maritime monument with a gilded Victorian drawing room. Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society


No time? No muscles? No matter. Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve, a tiny preserve tucked into a shady canyon along Paradise Drive, offers a very easy, 0.7 mile loop trail that's perfect for a quick hike or a leisurely wildflower walk. This little-known gem wanders through a thick forest of California bay, climbs moderately through woods with coast live oak and toyon, then segues to grassland, crossing a seasonal creek en route.

Angel Island State Park

For a short course in California history, board the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry for the 10-minute boat trip to Ayala Cove, entry to Angel Island State Park. From here the 740-acre mountain island encompasses the history of the Golden State from its Coast Miwok beginnings to the Army presence through the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and most recently, as a NIKE missile base. Immigration's pivotal role comes to life at the Immigration Station, where thousands of mostly Chinese immigrants were detained-and some denied entrance to the United States-during a period of exclusionary immigration laws.

Directions to the Tiburon Peninsula

After exiting Highway 101, take Tiburon Boulevard (Highway 131) east until you reach the tip of the peninsula. As you approach Main Street, the downtown hub, you'll find the Boardwalk Shopping Center on the right and Point Tiburon Plaza to the left. 

Park your car at one of the several lots downtown. Tiburon is a pleasantly walkable destination. For a helpful map, pick up a self-guided historical walking tour brochure (free) from the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society in the Donohue Building on Paradise Drive or visit the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce office at 96B Main Street.

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