The Sacramento Commerce & Trade Association was established to promote, protect and regulate Trade and Industry activities and to represent/express the opinion of the business community on matters affecting trade and industry in the city of Sacramento. It is the central organization for collecting, distributing and disseminating information of a business nature, especially regulations, tariffs, opportunities for trade and other matters affecting the market. In the pursuit of its objectives, the Association is committed to no political creed.
Standing Committees and Sector Groups were setup to cater for a variety of interests. It is interesting to note that Letters of introduction are issued to members or their representatives. The Association also facilitates networking among various institutions and confirms references of local members. Numerous directories, trade journals and periodicals (including the Sacramento Bee) and others from virtually every country in the world are available to members who may have access to such publications in the Association’s Library and Business Information Centre.
The Commerce & Trade Association is recognized as the official body through which local opinion on commercial and industrial matters can be presented directly to Government or other authorities. It is frequently consulted by government in advance of the preparation of new legislation affecting the business community. The other services they render include:
- Policy Issues
- Business And Economic Information
- Mediation and Conciliation
- Outward Trade Mission
On the other hand, it is interesting to note that Sacramento is home to one major league sports team – the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. On January 21, 2013, a controlling interest of the Sacramento Kings was sold to hedge fund manager Chris Hansen, who intended to move the franchise to Seattle for the 2013–2014 NBA season and rename the team the Seattle Supersonics. Based on the advice and recommendation of the Sacramento Commerce & Trade Association (in consonance with other pressure groups); Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson fought the move, forming an ownership group led by Vivek Ranadive to keep the Kings in Sacramento. On May 16, 2013, the NBA Board of Governors voted 22–8 to keep the Kings in Sacramento.
In 2000, AAA minor league baseball returned to Sacramento with the Sacramento River Cats, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants and formerly an affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The River Cats play at Sutter Health Park, in West Sacramento. The Sacramento Trade Association has continued to give fiscal policy support to the Sacramento River Cats and this has put them in a good stead to become a dominant Baseball team.
Also, we are a major sponsor of some of the events organized by the The Art Institute of California – Sacramento which was established in 2007. The school is focused on educating students in the field of commercial arts. The school offers a Bachelor of Science and an Associate of Science degree, as well as diplomas in some areas of study.
Beyond this, we have made an imprint in the world of journalism. We remain consistent in sharing our economic plans and policies through the Sacramento Bee. This foremost newspaper was founded in 1857 by James McClatchy. The Sacramento Bee is the second-largest newspaper publisher in the United States. Also, it has won five Pulitzer Prizes in its history and numerous other awards.
When you go online and key in the words – electrical contractor Sacramento CA; you will discover lots of businesses that showcase their expertise. Most importantly, you will not miss a topical presentation that one of the leading electrical firms made about the input of Sacramento Commerce & Trade Association in helping them grow their business to become a national brand.
The focus of the Association is to help every organization to grow its brand to a place of all-round prosperity while creating posterity for up-coming businesses. It is evident that there are many challenges that have stood in the way of creating that balance for businesses but we are committed to help everyone move their brand to the next level.
A careful review of the activities of the Association show that much ground has been covered but there is still more that can be accomplished. The coming days will be focused on charting a new course for businesses as they strive to attain global dominance in their niche.