Sonoma County Fire Information
As we recover from the recent fires that swept through our community, the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber is committed to serving our members as we all successfully adjust to current circumstances. We are here to help your business and improve our economy through a variety of means.
We're currently gathering information about the economic impact to area businesses as a result of the fires and the ongoing recovery. You can help ensure we’re on track in recovery assistance offerings by taking part in the following 5 minute survey. Take the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SRMC-economic-impact
Contact us for more information or specific needs: (707) 545-1414.
SonomaCountyRecovers.org is the official site for the County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa, and is an "all things" resource for recovery efforts related to the Sonoma County fires.
Resources for Business from GO-Biz
GO-Biz, the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, put together a Sonoma County Resource Guide that details all of the resources available to businesses impacted by the wildfires.
The North Coast Builders Exchange's Find a Contractor listings make it easy to search for contractors with specific license types or specialties. They also provide a resource on important “do’s and don’ts” when it comes to selecting contractors.
PG&E has provided guidelines for restoring gas and electric power to homes and buildings affected by the Northern California Fires.
Creative Sonoma - The Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund is now open for application for grants up to $1000 to provide relief to Sonoma County artists and creative residents who have been directly affected by the fires. Actors, architects, artisans, crafts artists, dancers, designers, filmmakers, musicians/vocalists, photographers, visual artists, and writers; staff of nonprofit arts organizations and creative enterprises are encouraged to apply.
Rotary District 5130 has set up a relief fund that includes business grants of up to $5,000 to help re-establish business operations. Assistance is targeted to help agricultural, store front, and home businesses get back into operation. The grant may be approved to replace inventory, equipment, tools, and uncovered repairs, but not for lost revenues or employee wages. More information and apply at larca5130.org/business-recovery-grant/.
Disaster and economic injury assistance loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA): 800-659-2955 - view the SBA fact sheet [PDF]. Low-interest and state-guaranteed business loans from the California IBank. Small-business and state-guaranteed loans from CalCap. Small business microloans from Working Solutions.
Insurance | Property Tax Disaster Relief Provisions | Tax Credits - Deducting Disaster Losses | Tax Exemptions for Equipment Purchases | IRS Tax Relief and Extensions | FEMA Disaster Assistance
As part of our service to members, we are putting together a list of resources that we can offer the business community. If your business is offering assistance – whether it’s critical information, special pricing, or hosting a fundraiser event - we would love to help spread the word. SantaRosaMetroChamber.com/AssistRecovery
Clean up, Inspection & Construction
Hogan Land Services - 1702 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa - 707-544-2104
Fire recovery site inspection, pro bono. Business or residential. Helps determine actual loss prior to settlement with insurance company.
Wolfe Communications - 849 North Street, Santa Rosa - 707-387-1140
We can help getting internet and phone ones back up. If your business was affected we can do all equipment at cost or low cost.
Stanley Steemer - 3600 Standish Ave #A, Santa Rosa - 707-585-6128
Upholstery, carpet, drapery, wood floors, tile & grout, stone cleaning 20% discount commercial or residential customers affected by the fires.
Sonoma County Job Link - Coordinate unemployment and job seeking services for your employees or make direct connections with displaced workers seeking work in the area: https://sonomawib.org/post-a-job/.
Chris Rhodes Construction - Santa Rosa - (707) 484-4189
Open position for a journeyman.
Fundraising, Grants & Volunteer
Community Foundation Sonoma County Resilience Fund - Community Foundation Sonoma County has launched the Sonoma County Resilience Fund to address the mid to long-term needs of our community. http://www.sonomacf.org/sonoma-county-resilience-fund/ or 707-303-9620.
Volunteer Center of Sonoma County - 153 Stony Circle, Ste. 100, Santa Rosa - 707-573-3399
If your business wants to play a role in the fire recovery through volunteerism, we are here to help. Call 707-573-3353 and ask for Denise, or visit their website at: www.volunteernow.org/volunteer/.
Health & Wellness
Kenwood Hearing Centers - 1421 Guerneville Rd., Suite 224, Santa Rosa - 707-544-4433
If you or anyone you know is without hearing aids due to the fires, we are offering free loaners to those in need. Together, our community will heal and rebuild.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - 2455 Bennett Valley Road, Suite B204, Santa Rosa - 707-596-5511
A limited number of $500 transportation assistance grants available through North Bay Travel Assistance Program. Individuals with a confirmed blood cancer diagnosis whose income is at or below 500% of the federal poverty line are eligible to apply. These funds are available in addition to an array of emotional and financial support services for blood cancer patients available through LLS. Patients can access these services by speaking with the LLS Information Resource Center at 800-955-4572.
NAMI Sonoma County - 182 Farmers Lane #202, Santa Rosa - 707-527-6655
The NAMI Warmline is open 9-5, Mon-Fri, for information, referrals & support for mental health and trauma-informed care; 866-960-6264 call or send a text message; email email@example.com; or www.namisoco.org and click on “Chat Now”.
Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic - 534 B Street, Santa Rosa - 707-579-0465 x227
Offering brief crisis counseling to our community to address the effects of the trauma from this unprecedented natural disaster. We have openings for therapy for those who are affected. If clients can pay, then we accept the fee, but we don’t want to deny care to any people who are not able to afford therapy. Therapists may be available on a walk-in basis, but it is best to call for an appointment to avoid waiting.
Housing, Real Estate & Workspace
MikkiMoves Real Estate, Inc - 2322 Midway Dr Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa - (707) 515-6695
For Buyers and Tenants, we are waiving application fees and matching your needs with homes for sale or rent. For Sellers and Landlords, Offering 15% of all company income from sales or leases to fire relief donation of client's choice, donated in client's name. For more information about our Non Profit Giving on the Move program, www.mikkimoves.com or call 707-515-6695. List Sale Property or Rental in the next 30 days for increased donation/fund raiser. We need housing asap! We have a list of Buyers and Tenants in immediate need.
Sullivan Group at Keller Williams Realty - 3560 Round Barn Circle #200, Santa Rosa - 707-921-6237
Local community "heroes" (firefighters, law enforcement, healthcare workers, military [active, retired or reserves] and teachers) can receive a 25% commission rebate when buying and/or selling a home. Heroes can also visit KeepingHeroesLocal.com to see other local businesses who also provide savings to our local heroes. We can't say thank you enough!!
Camping World - 5065 Quinn Rd, Vacaville - 707-864-2267 ex1245
Camping World is offering free delivery as well as other discounts through their "Helping Hands Program" to those people who have lost or damaged homes, and/or businesses, where an RV can be a bridge between starting up again to normalcy.
Krankemann Petersen LLP - 420 E Street, Ste. 100, Santa Rosa - (707) 524-2200
Filling out insurance claims forms or understanding what is covered can be challenging. We'll help anyone affected to fill out or review their insurance claim paper work FREE OF CHARGE. If you need or want the help, give us a call at (707) 524-2200.
Beyers Costin Simon - 200 Fourth St, Suite 400, Santa Rosa - 707-547-2000
Offering to review, free of charge, folks' homeowners, rental, or business insurance policies and advise them as to what their coverage provides, what steps they will want to take in making a claim and documenting their losses, and things to consider when faced with cleanup and debris removal. Our attorneys are also available to discuss real property, business, employment, land use, or tax issues resulting from the fires.
Inner Compass Consulting - 1400 N. Dutton Ave, Suite 15, Santa Rosa - (510) 282-1517
Inner Compass works as a project manager for businesses in Sonoma County. With a background in building wineries, offices, and restaurants, we coordinate reputable contractors, architects, landscape designers, interior designers, engineers, tradespeople and permit specialists. We manage the scheduling, budget and communication for your project. Inner Compass will extend its services to residential clients as well. All will receive 20% off of project management services for the duration of their project.
Brian Martens Consulting - 8390 Park Ave., Forestville - 707-887-8386
Free Discovery call, plus reduced consulting fees for businesses affected by the fires.
Staying up to date or needing help:
Your Chamber is here to be a resource. We're not just about first response, we're about sustained support. If you have particular needs or concerns, please reach out to us at (707) 545-1414.