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February Manufacturing News

East Bay EDA tour of Penumbra, Alameda campus.
East Bay EDA is pleased to share some useful news and resources for Bay Area manufacturers. Please contact us if you have a resource you would like to share. Submit your items directly to

2024 California Employment Law Webinar – February 6, 2024 @ 11 AM

 Each new calendar year, employment law and human resources guidelines are revised. Join CMTC for an overview of what’s new in California labor laws for 2024 during its upcoming webinar on Tuesday, February 6, at 11 AM PDT. For information about this and other events, visit the CMTC events page, and register here for the webinar.

Women in Manufacturing Skilled Trades Symposium – February 23, 2024

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) is hosting an Women in Manufacturing Skilled Trades Symposium on Friday, February 23 from 9 AM – 3:30 PM PDT. This meeting of manufacturers and educators will discuss the participation of women in manufacturing skilled trades, with speakers and panelists to discuss best practices. This event is targeted to Bay Area manufacturers, educators in the community colleges and K-12 school, and workforce development professionals working to help individuals pursue new career opportunities. Visit the AMBayArea website for additional information.

Bay Area Manufacturing Company Awards – Nominations
The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) will present their inaugural MFG Awards at the AMBayArea Summit 2024 on Tuesday, April 23 at Chabot Space & Science Center.  

Nominate your company or a fellow manufacturer that believe should be considered for MFR of the Year (awards will be given to a small, medium, and large manufacturer, as well as an award for AMBayArea Member of the Year). If you have any questions, please reach out to Shannon Banta or Mark Martin.

Business Workshops from SFMade – February 2024

SFMade has several online workshops this month, including webinars about packaging & labeling (2/9/2024), understanding target audiences (2/13/2024), branding & communication (2/16/2024), profitability (2/20/2024), and digital marketing (2/23/2024). Visit SFMade’s calendar for more information & to register.

2024 Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) Connect Summit | DOE, DOC, & PACE
This event connects minority business enterprises (MBEs) with incredible opportunities at Department of Energy (DOE) Program Offices and National Labs and other federal agencies, financial institutions, and nonprofit organizations working to realize an equitable clean energy future and build lasting, productive relationships. The conversations will center around the $400 billion in contract opportunities available to MBEs. Visit the event registration page for more information.

2024 Alameda County Job Fair – April 25, 2024

The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is proud to present our Annual Fair Chance Job and Resource Fair on Thursday, April 25, 2024 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the RingCentral Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621. In partnership with Alameda County Probation, Alameda County Workforce Development Board, Insight Global, Ring Central, KMEL, Lao Family, West Oakland Job & Resource Center, East Bay Economic Development Alliance, and the Oakland Private Industry Council, and others. The event will include a no-cost lunch for employers, plenty of free parking, exhibit table and chairs all at NO COST! To register, go here.

News From Around the East Bay

City of Oakley Emerges as a Hub for Commerce, Entrepreneurship, and Transportation
Nestled beyond the vast expanse of the San Francisco Bay, the City of Oakley’s rich history traces back to its days as a thriving railroad community on the Santa Fe railroad line and proudly stood as San Francisco’s eastern cropland and orchards in the 1960s. Established on July 1, 1999, Oakley is a vibrant city and recognized as one of California’s most recent additions. Read more on the Resilient East Bay blog.

East Bay EDA Leads Off Calendar Year 2024 with Tour of Alameda-based Penumbra
On January 19, 2024, East Bay EDA members and partners attended of Penumbra, an Alameda-based biomedical company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets novel products that address challenging medical conditions with significant unmet need. This exclusive, invitation-only event featured a tour of Penumbra’s campus and manufacturing line. Get a recap of this tour here and learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of East Bay EDA here.

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