California’s entertainment and culture began and continues to thrive through collaboration, innovation, and communication. CMAC keeps its members connected to the industry and local action through its exclusive online Member message board, monthly electronic newsletter, networking mixers and events, and public relations. Please contact our press and public relations team for media inquiries by emailing info@cmacsf.org or at (415) 863-1565.

Aug. 2014 Newsletter

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www.cmacsf.org | Linkedin.com/CMACsf Aug. 2014

 

ACTION ALERT!




CMAC PRESENTS

 

District 17 Assemblyman Seat   

SUPERVISORS CHIU & CAMPOS DEBATE

ENTERTAINMENT AND NIGHTLIFE ISSUES


MODERATED BY THE LEGENDARY JOURNALIST/AUTHOR BEN FONG-TORRES

 

   AT THE FILLMORE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 6pm


To achieve lasting legislative reform at the State level it is imperative that we have pro-entertainment and culture office holders in Sacramento. This is an important opportunity to hear the candidates positions on our issues and to make our concerns known.

                     
Send in your questions for the candidates here!

A Message from our President

Natasha Koral,
CMAC President

To Be, Or Not To Be

Don't be lulled into a false sense of security just because your club is "insured." Many of our members are under-insured or lack a vital piece of coverage only because they are relying on a broker who is not adequately experienced in our industry. As a CMAC member you are entitled to receive a no obligation insurance package review and may be eligible for premium credits that can ultimately save you thousands of dollars year over year. Read more to find out how...

CMAC Empowers The Other 9-5!


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Just Ask Guy!

Unsolicited advice for the Industry from CMAC's Executive Director, Guy Carson.

Your Community Can Help You Push Back Against Developers!

 

Nowadays, with cranes looming over our heads at nearly every corner, it is essential to be alert to new developments in your neighborhood. Any new building project within 300 feet of your establishment poses a potential threat to your on-going operations. Your community can be your best ally when it comes to winning business-saving concessions from the developer. READ MORE



From The San Francisco Bar Owners Alliance...

Ben Bleiman,
Founder,
SF Bar Owners Alliance

An Update on the Mayor's Minimum Wage Proposal

 

The Mayor's proposal for a San Francisco minimum wage increase sailed through the Rules Committee and is headed for the November general election without any mention of a much needed exemption for tipped employees. CMAC fights on.. READ ON



Members, Members, Members

As always it's something about Membership... The bigger we are, the bigger our voice! AND we ALWAYS need money... So if you're an existing member we ask for you to re-up now, and if you're new to the game, become a member and get involved.

It's the small investment that pays off big, for if the past has taught us anything, it is that it pays to be organized!

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May 2014 Newsletter

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A Message from our President

Natasha Koral,
CMAC President

Night Schooled!

“Night School” founders Alex Kaufman and Seth Capron where thinking outside of the box when they gave us the most innovative solution in forty years to our late-night Trans-Bay transportation problems. Perhaps, it's time we do too.  Let’s think BART 2.0! READ MORE...

 

CMAC Empowers The Other 9-5!


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Just Ask Guy!

Unsolicited advice for the Industry from CMAC's Executive Director, Guy Carson.

What You Don't Know Will Close You!

 

According to reliable sources within the SFPD, the ABC is investigating drug sales in San Francisco’s nightclubs. This could be sales by patrons of the establishment to other patrons, or by employees.

Either situation will usually mean that the offending club’s liquor license will be revoked. We have been told that there are five “large clubs” that will have charges filed against them... READ MORE



HRA And The Vanishing Nightclub

We were able to turn back the clock on Supervisor Campos’ “irrevocable HRA” ordinance, at least for a while...READ MORE



From The San Francisco Bar Owners Alliance...

Ben Bleiman,
Founder,
SF Bar Owners Alliance

An Update on HRA Legislation and Minimum Wage Proposals

 

For anyone who doesn’t already know, SF City Hall is currently putting forth measures to change the rules on Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) and to raise the minimum wage to $15 or above. There are a lot of unknowns in these processes, but we have been following them both very closely. The following is what we know... READ MORE



Members, Members, Members

As always it's something about Membership... The bigger we are, the bigger our voice! AND we ALWAYS need money... So if you're an existing member we ask for you to re-up now, and if you're new to the game, become a member and get involved.

It's the small investment that pays off big, for if the past has taught us anything, it is that it pays to be organized!

Join Today!

 

 

 

 

 

LET OUR VOICE BE HEARD THIS ELECTION CYCLE!

Guy Carson, CMAC Executive Director

 

No doubt, CMAC’S greatest accomplishment is that it has given our industry a voice in City Hall and at the Capitol.  Whereas, before, our industry was roundly dismissed, we are now part of the discussion and decision-making process.  CMAC’S little band of volunteers have scored many victories in its four short years (CMAC's accomplishments), but there is much more work to be done, this year.  2014 is an election year, and we need to be unified and loud if we want to retain our seat at the table.

 

 

 

 

CMAC’s 2014 To-Do List:

 

  • Engage and educate voters to promote the election of entertainment friendly Supervisors in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 and an Assemblyman in District 17
  • Work to reform the creeping costs and regulation of outdoors events (especially 10B costs) which have already shut out 30 medium-sized outdoor events and threaten to kill off the “free concert” forever
  • Work to support a sustainable “total compensation package” for our minimum wage employees
  • Work to seek improvements in late night transportation
  • Work to amend or eliminate the planning code definitions of Bona Fide Eating Place, which currently threaten many of our members with closure
  • Promote “Plan For Fun” set-asides at the Planning Department, especially in Districts 6 and 10, so we can have safe and sane places to make some noise

 

Each of these issues directly impact our membership, and CMAC is already on the job defending our interests. Of course, this takes time and money, but mostly money - and the strength of numbers. That is why your membership is so important. If we don't use our loud voice, we won't be heard. 

So if you're an existing member we ask for you to re-up now, and if you're new to the game become a member and get involved. It's the small investment that pays off big, for as we all know: IT PAYS TO BE ORGANIZED. Please join today!

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Guy Carson

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