Martinez Business Beat, Feb. 27, 2019

Chamber Of Commerce Board Meets Today

The Martinez Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at noon today at the Martinez Unified School District Board Room, 921 Susana St.

Citizen Of The Year Nominations Due

March 1 is the deadline to nominate residents for Citizen of the Year.

Nomination forms are available online at

Citizen of the Year Awards recognize people and organizations for outstanding volunteerism and commitment to the community. The Awards Ceremony will be at 6 p.m. April 13 at the Masonic Hall, 700 Masonic St.

Letters may be emailed to or mailed to Martinez Chamber of Commerce, 603 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez, Calif., 94553.

Those wanting to attend the ceremony may purchase tickets through the Chamber. Tickets are $55 per person or $500 for a table of 10. Tickets must be bought by April 8. Those interested may contact the Chamber, 925-228-2345 or email

Community Groups Funding Program

The City has long been a supporter of local non-profit organizations that serve the Martinez community. To help achieve this objective, the City Council adopted a “Community Groups Funding Program” in March 2007. The City is now accepting applications from community organizations for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019-20, which starts July 1, 2019.

Application forms are available by clicking the link below, and at the City Clerk’s office (Martinez City Hall) at 525 Henrietta Street. Please note that completed and signed applications for Fiscal Year 2019-20 must to be submitted by 3 p.m. on Monday, April 15th to the City Clerk’s office, or scanned and sent via email to Applications will be reviewed by City staff, considered by the Budget Subcommittee and forwarded with recommendations to the City Council.

Please note that a total of $10,000 from the General Fund and $2,500 from the Recycle Fund were approved to support this program last year, and 11 local organizations were approved to receive community grants.

Please go to for the funding policy and application.

Business News Welcome At The Martinez News-Gazette

The Martinez News-Gazette’s weekly Martinez Business Beat column is an opportunity for local businesses and companies to tell our readers about business-oriented news, such as moves, grand openings, awards, promotion of employees, staff changes and changes in goods and services.

Submissions will be edited for length and content. Please include who, what, when, where, why and how, preferably in the body of an email; and please provide contact information.

The deadline is 3 p.m. Friday for news items to appear in the following Wednesday edition. Please e-mail news releases and accompanying high-resolution photographs and logos to and put “Attn: Business Beat” in the subject line along with the name of your business.

The Martinez News-Gazette also appreciates area companies’ advertising patronage. For advertising services, please call 925-228-6400.

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