living!LOCALTM is a city-wide marketing campaign focused on reacquainting the residents and employees of Foster City with the commercial centers and points of interest throughout Foster City. As a key initiative under Sustainable Foster City and a revitalized focus for outreach and engagement in the community, the Foster City Chamber of Commerce is actively working to build relationships and promote collaboration with the shopping center owners, managers, merchants associations and merchants to remind us all that sustainability starts within our own communities.

How To Meet Clean Energy Goals

A distinguished panel with representatives from Pacific Gas & Electric, San Mateo County Energy Watch, the Bay Area Regional Energy Network, and Recology are convening for a roundtable discussion and program primer on energy efficiency and sustainability program offerings, including the new Energy Upgrade California – Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancements Program.

Learn from our panel of experts on how to navigate through the selection of rebates, incentives and financing and get the technical assistance you need to make smart energy-efficient improvements to meet our cities’ clean energy goals.

August 2014 – Are You Ready?! Community Emergency Preparedness @ Leo Ryan Park

Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 7.30.56 PMYou live – work – play in Foster City, now you need to be prepared! The big earthquake has hit, the ground has stopped shaking, Now What! Is your family safe? Is your house safe? Where are the Emergency supplies? Important papers, did they get out with you? Where can you go for help? How can you help your neighbor? How long will it take for the 9 Foster City on duty firemen to get to your home?

To find out the answers to these questions and more, on Aug 17th Leo Ryan Park will become command central for Emergency Preparedness in a family friendly, fun, interactive environment. Led by the Foster City Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Foster City Fire Department, the day will focus on finding out the skills you will need to take care of yourself, your family and your community for that first 72 hours after a major emergency. Information on the county programs that will support Foster City will be available as well as Vendors providing you sources for purchasing Emergency Supplies.

Be prepared. Join living!LOCAL “Are You Ready” Foster City Emergency Preparedness Day, on Sunday August 17th from 11 – 3pm. Presented by The City of Foster City and the Foster City Chamber of Commerce.

July 2014 – living!LOCAL City Guide 2014-2015 – DIGITAL VERSION

fcll-coverThe digital version of the premier edition of the new Foster City living!LOCALTM City Guide is available on! The new look and feel shows our attitude has changed. We’ve grown up.  And we are evolving with changing times.

The 110 color pages of the living!LOCAL Guide is divided into 6 sections: Where to Live; Where to Work; Where to Play; Restaurant Guide; Chamber Member Directory and Business Listing. Each section is filled with amazing photos and infographics about Foster City showing the hugely diverse community filled with a whole lot of style and culture.

The pictorial journey highlights Foster City’s unparalleled beauty on the Peninsula.  A place where you can work with the best and brightest, dine around the world in 4 square miles, catch big air at the Pointe or just chill. A place where the built and natural environment are stimulating.  Where there is diversity of people and thought, creating a sense of community, and where there is a vibrancy spurred by culture and activity.  The quality of life is all about where and how you live, work and play.

November 2013 – Taste the Magic – Edgewater Shopping Center

Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 7.29.49 PM“Taste the Magic” was held at Edgewater Place on November 9th, 2013. It is the second event in a series of events being introduced to the Foster City community under the newly launched living!LOCALTM campaign, a collaborative effort between the City of Foster City and the Foster City Chamber of Commerce.

“Taste the Magic” put the spotlight on Edgewater Place and brought the community out to support local businesses with an afternoon filled with food, fun and music. With tasting stations and special offers provided by Edgewater Place participating restaurants and businesses and live music provided by Classic Vinyl, the community came out in support of living!LOCALTM and enjoyed an afternoon on the boardwalk.

Additional living!LOCALTM events are planned with more details to follow in the coming months. In the meantime, spread the word and help foster the Foster City living!LOCALTM campaign by supporting the national movement known as “Small Business Saturday” this November 30th. “Shop Small” while living!LOCALTM.