Chamber Networking Mixer

Wednesday, July 27

Our next mixer will be at Ireland-Robinson & Hadley Inc General Contractors. Come enjoy a western hoedown and welcome Hadley et al to their new offices on Juanita Lane.                                                                  

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Ireland-Robinson & Hadley Inc General Contractors
1600 Juanita lane

Tiburon, CA 94920

Bring a prize for the business card raffle and introduce your business to the crowd! Chamber mixers are open to the public and are a great way to meet your neighbors and your local merchants and business owners. 

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

 Business of the Month:

Chandler Coaching

Only one person in four spends time doing what they love every day at work says leadership coach and facilitator Pauline (Polly) Chandler. The Tiburon resident contends that if this situation can be changed by activating people’s strengths that company morale could go up along with increased performance.

“This is even more critical for small businesses where resources are limited,” Polly says. “If you can maximize the potential of each person, you can increase productivity, performance and engagement by 30 to 40-percent.”

Since she founded her own company, Chandler Coaching, in 2013, Polly has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds in the nonprofit, corporate and public sectors, and she has helped both individuals and teams in small to mid-sized businesses across the country.

“I enjoy helping emerging leaders and managers to accelerate their performance by maximizing their strengths, talents and passions,” she says. “My mission is to help people leverage their knowledge and skills to clarify their core purpose and to meet their personal and professional goals.”

Among her many certifications are those from the College of Executive Coaching, a post-graduate executive certificate program; Strengths Strategy Inc.; the Gallup Certified Strengths Center; and she is an Associate Certified Coach for International Coaching Federation. In addition, she has a Masters of Education degree in Management from Antioch University and a Masters of Education in Science Education from Arcadia University.

Polly grew up near Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota, earned her B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1981 in Resource Management and Environmental Education and became a naturalist at a nature center in Delaware.

She met her future husband, Greg Chanis, 20 years ago when they both worked for a land trust in Massachusetts while Polly was teaching science. Married three years later, they took a big step in 2004 when they took a year’s sabbatical. “We bought a truck-camper, put our stuff in storage and left the day after Labor Day to tour as many national and state parks as possible,” Polly says.

“We were in awe of the tremendous beauty but also shocked at the state of our natural environment,” she says. “There were air pollution issues, too much development, and threatened water quality.” This experience influenced her to change her focus from teaching math and science to teaching leaders who could then help communities and the planet to thrive. She went back to school so she could help improve the situation.

After her second Masters degree, she served as the first Service Learning Coordinator at Keene State College connecting students with community and environmental challenges.  She was also hired to a faculty position at Antioch University New England and helped launched their new MBA in Sustainability, one of the first three in the nation.  She was then promoted to also serve as Chair of the Department of Management.

Polly and Greg moved to Santa Barbara in 2013 where he took a job with the county and she founded Chandler Coaching. Last December, they moved to Tiburon when Greg took over as Tiburon Town Manager after Peggy Curran retired.

Each year, Polly donates her time and energy in coaching and training for the environment. Last year, she volunteered to help the Monterey Aquarium. This year it is the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.

Although she has only lived locally for the past six months, Polly already has become involved. In addition to joining the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, she was a volunteer for the rec department’s Race on Angel Island, at the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival, and is a volunteer with 10,000 Degrees and Point Reyes National Seashore Association.

Polly loves being outdoors, enjoying hiking, sailing and biking balanced off by playing classical piano.

To learn more, go to or call her at 603-730-4210.

Seminar Series for Small Businesses

A Better Way to Close The Deal

August 3, 2016
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Corte Madera, Mill Valley & San Rafael Chambers of Commerce to introduce a new Seminar Series for Small Business Owners. Aimed at small business owners and professionals, the seminars are held on the first Wednesday of every other month from noon to  1 pm. The seminars are free for members of the participating Chambers and $10 for non members.

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 - networking after
Location: Corte Madera Town Center Community Room – in the office building at the south end of the center, between AT&T and Schwab
770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 201
Come hear the presentation, and then shop for fresh produce at the Farmers Market or have lunch at one of the Town Center’s restaurants!

Every business needs to continuously gain new clients and customers. Are you tired of spending time following up with people who just don’t get back to you? Would you like to learn how to tell right away if someone is truly interested in what you have to offer? Would you like to learn a system that will help you be more effective, time efficient, and help you close more deals?

Presenter: Linda Palermo, Sandler Training

Linda Palermo, owner of Sandler Training in San Rafael, has been in sales for over 20 years. She is a trainer and coach with Sandler Training, a leading global training organization. Linda loves to work with professionals, business owners and sales people who are ready to make significant change. She works with them on their self-beliefs, behaviors and technique in order to achieve more business success.

Leukemia SUP Cup

Tiburon Waterfront Standup Paddle Board Race

August 7, 2016

Join us Sunday, August 7, at 10 am, as we race to raise funds to find a cure for blood cancers. Race along the Tiburon waterfront. Course options for every experience level. Registration is limited. Please register today!

Tiburon Wine Festival
Saturday, May 14, 2016
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 more information about 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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