Business Opportunities Abound
With over a million visitors every year, arriving by ferryboat or across the Golden Gate Bridge, by bike and by car, Sausalito is a haven for the hospitality industry, catering to the many needs and wants of the tourists arriving from around the world. Sausalito is also a business base for small, entrepreneurial companies doing business in San Francisco or Silicon Valley due to its proximity to these business centers and the more favorable ambiance of a small waterfront community, where employees have access to great outdoor venues….and don’t’ have to fight for parking! Sausalito residents are affluent, sophisticated and well-educated, making for a local market that can appreciate and support high caliber products and services.
Sausalito Business Start Up Guide
Sausalito Community and
Economic Development Study
Download the Sausalito Community and Economic Development Study pdf files below:
- Appendix I - Sausalito Community and Economic Development Study Tables and Figures to Support Main Text
Events & Networking
The Sausalito Chamber of Commerce offers many opportunities for members to meet, network and socialize.
Monthly Biz X Meetings:
Biz X is an abbreviation for “Business Information Exchange”. Biz X Meetings are hled on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 8:30-10:00am.
Biz X is a monthly business meeting where Chamber members, the Chamber President and CEO, the City Manager and representatives from the Chamber Board of Directors and City Council meet to discuss current business issues and to promote upcoming events and programs.
The Biz X Committee set the Agenda of topics to be presented and discussed, one week in advance of the meeting and the Agenda is emailed our to members via our B2B enewsletter, on the Friday prior to the meeting. If you would like to have a particular topic discussed at the meeting, please contact the Chamber at 331-7262 or email Chamber@sausalito.org two weeks prior the meeting.
Chamber Mixers are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 5:30-7:30pm. Mixers are an opportunity for both Chamber and non-Chamber members to meet and network, in an informal setting.
The locations of the Biz X Meeting and the Mixers vary each month. Hosting a Biz X Meeting or a Mixer is a great opportunity to showcase you business. We have already scheduled our locations for 2013 but if you are interested in being a host in 2014, please contact the Chamber at 331-7262 or email Chamber@sausalito.org.
Sausalito is proud to host a wide range of special events and activities, year-round, for old and young alike.
One of the most important events held every year is the Sausalito Art Festival which attracts thousands of people to Sausalito over Labor Day weekend. The Sausalito Chamber runs a food booth at the Sausalito Art Festival, along with many of the other non-profit organizations in Sausalito. We encourage Chamber members to volunteer to work at the food booth as it is a great opportunity to meet other Chamber members and business people as well as local residents and visitors to town.
No matter what the season, Sausalito offers a full calendar of festive street fairs and parades, as well as outdoor concerts and special events on the waterfront. Such events include: The Hotel Concierge Tour in Spring, Jazz by the Bay in Gabrielson Park in Summer, Chili Cook Off and Celebrate Sausalito in Fall and the Gingerbread House in Winter. There truly is something for everyone year round.
For more detail on these events and many more, CLICK HERE to link to our Events calendar
Small Group Forums & Meetings:
The Sausalito Chamber also organizes small group forums for specific sectors of the business and resident community. Some of small group forums we host, include the Sausalito Resident Focus Group, Women in Business and the Caledonia Merchants.
If you are interested in joining one of these small groups or if would like to set up a small group forum, please contact Oonagh Kavanagh, CEO at 331-7262 ext 12 or email Oonagh@sausalito.org
Contacts & Resources
City of Sausalito
|Sausalito City Hall||415-289-4100|
420 Litho Street www.ci.sausalito.ca.us
|Herb Weiner, Mayor||415-331-5002 up4days@aolcom|
|Jonathan Leone||415-887-4240 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Linda Pfeifer||415-505-7118 email@example.com|
|Tom Theodores||415-997-8650 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ray Withy||415-300-5791 email@example.com|
|Adam Politzer||415-289-4166 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Chief of Police
|Jennifer Tejada||415-289-4170 email@example.com|
Police Dept. - 29 Caledonia Street
|Emergency Phone # Cell Phone||415-472-0911 or 911|
|Non-Emergency Police Services 24/7||415-289-4170|
Fire Department – The City of Sausalito is a member of the So. Marin Fire Protection District (SMFPD)
|Jim Irving||415-388-8182 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fire Station - 333 Johnson St||415-289-4155|
Public Works Director
|Jonathon Goldman||415-289-4176 email@example.com|
|For general maintenance needs, please call||415-289-4113|
|For Emergency maintenance needs (weekends) please call||415-289-4170|
Community Development/Building Department
Community Development Director
|Jeremy Graves||415-289-4133 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Todd Teachout||415-289-4111 email@example.com|
Sewer Systems Coordinator
|Pat Guasco||Cell: 726-1653 415-289-4192 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kenneth Henry||415-289-4136 email@example.com|
Building inspections Mon., Wed. & Thurs. To schedule an inspection, call 415-289-4100, ext. 811
Parks & Recreation Department
|Mike Langford||415-289-4126 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Special Events Coordinator
|Erin Stroud||415-289-4198 email@example.com|
Other City Services
Resident cards available. Inquire at City parking lots.
Hours: Mon. – Thur. 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
|Business License Applications||415-289-4148|
See City website for online forms. All business licenses are processedby Muniservices Company. Please call with questions.
The Sausalito Public Library is located in the City Hall building at 420 Litho St.
Enter parking lot from Bee St. (off Caledonia St.)
Hours: Mon. – Thur. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency Harbor Master/Administrator
|Bill Price||415-289-4143 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Report Sewage System Overflows to City of Sausalito
|During Business Hours||415-289-4192|
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
After hours: 415-289-4170 or 726-1653 or 911 (from a cell phone 415-472-0911)
Any party reporting a sewage system overflow is entitled to a response from the City of Sausalito.
Sausalito-Marin Sanitary District
|During Business Hours||415-332-0244|
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
After hours: 415-331-4711
|Report a Streetlight Out||800-544-4876|
To report an outage, dayburn, cycling, shield request, knockdown or other issues, call the City of Sausalito Public Works Department at 415-289-4113 or email: email@example.com. Please provide the streetlight number.
|Sausalito Post Office||415-332-0227|
150 Harbor Drive
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closed Sat. and Sun.