Today (May 3) The Clorox Company – a founding member of the Bay Area Council – celebrates its 100th anniversary. It all began on May 3, 1913, when five entrepreneurs invested $100 each to start a business and fulfill their American dream in a bottle of bleach. A century later, the company is a thriving, multinational business with 8,400 talented employees; $5.5 billion in sales; tens of millions of dollars in grants, product donations and support to nonprofit organizations; and hundreds of products that are household staples throughout the world. While many things have changed over the years, some remain the same: Clorox’s commitment to the Bay Area, a dedication to delivering enduring value, and a mission to make everyday life better, every day. Visit TheCloroxCompany.com to learn more.
The Bay Area Council’s Sacramento office wrapped up a very busy week today (May 3), coming off Monday’s annual Sacramento Day and a host of key legislative hearings. Over 40 Bay Area Council members turned out for an informative and productive series of meetings in the capitol that delved into many of our focus policy priorities. Member delegates enjoyed a candid and wide-ranging discussion with Governor Jerry Brown. We also met with Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Natural Resources Secretary John Laird, state Controller John Chiang, California High Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales and a number of top legislative leaders. We capped off the day with a reception and dinner with 13 of the Bay Area Caucus legislators, where we honored Senator Mark DeSaulnier with the Bay Area Council’s first Regionalist of the Year award. Thank you to the Bay Area Council members, speakers and guests who participated and to our generous sponsors, T.Y. Lin and Visa, for making it our most successful Sacramento Day yet!
More than 700 CEOs, top executives and other community and elected leaders joined the Bay Area Council for our Annual Dinner and Business Hall of Fame gala at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel. A couple of short videos help tell the story of the event:
Thank you to our many sponsors for their generous support, including Premier sponsors Bank of America and Franklin Templeton Investments; Diamond sponsors PG&E and Visa; and Platinum sponsors Dignity Health, Hanson Bridgett, Kaiser Permanente, Shorenstein Properties, Union Bank and Wells Fargo. Thank you also to the San Francisco Giants for displaying the 2012 World Series trophy. See a complete list of Annual Dinner sponsors.