Archive for the ‘Marin County’ Category

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

AWMT is now offering Rideshare to S.F.
> $40. Week per person
> Monday-Friday
> Tam Valley Pickup-8:30 a.m
> Leave 1st Mission/Market, S.F. at 5 p.m.
> Morning Dropoffs in S.F.-1st Market/Mission/Howard/Folsom
> Tam Valley Pickup Locations:
> Hwy. 1 & Loring,
> Flamingo & Hwy. 1
> Rideshare Applicants Call Now

> AWMT is an outgrowth of the Transportation Advocacy Agenda of the Stinson Beach Chamber of Commerce, www.stinson-beach.com..
> Taxi Service by Request
> Discount Rates
> To all attendees of any Marin County Event

> Office/Dispatch 415 868-1330
> Cell 415 497-6656
> Email awestmarintaxi@gmail.com

 Special Offer to West Marin Residents/OTHG Riders of West Marin
> When emailing OTHG Providers, include our email, for rides to OTH
destinations
If your ride request to desired location, correlates w our service calls, we will be happy to piggyback you to your location or pick up  items that you may need transported at much reduced rates.
> Domestic/International Travelers Alert:
AWMT SERVES many visitors from abroad who upon arrival at SFO or Oak Airports have been most definitely appreciative of the service which we offer both business or a leisure trip.
 The service we offer is unique because the car PLUS DRIVER CHAUFFEUR can remain with the customer for the entire duration of the visit, if needbe.
> One week, two weeks, one month or longer– THERE IS NO TIME LIMIT.

> AWMT delivers clients to: the Coast of Marin, Napa/Sonoma
 Wine Country, SF Bay Area Destination Points for vacations or business agenda; airport & seaport transfers; selective personal tours of California and other events.

> The advantage of a private chauffeured tour with A WEST MARIN TAXI (tour base from, location sites(see www.stinson-beach.com, the World at Peace Stinson Beach Redwoods Haus Inn)&/or Mill Valley/Sausalito/Tiburon/Point of Entry. Complimentary Pickup for SBRHINN Guests. Call 415 868-1034 or 868-9828 for Reservations.

> a ] Relax while we do the work
> b ] Tours are timed and carried out to suit your personal needs
> c ] We meet you at your place of arrival in SF BAY Area, transport you
> where ever you wish to go and then we say, “Good Bye”, at your point of departure.

> A WEST MARIN chauffeur tours West Marin, Marin, Santa Clara,
> Napa/Sonoma & Solano Counties

> The cost per day per person is $350, single party, $5oo.
> Day 1 Driver/car meets you at the airport and takes you to your hotel accommodation.
> DAY 2 At your leisure enjoying the sights of your choice in SF
> DAY 3 Enjoy the Paradise of A/P Marin County

> AWMTaxi Service by Request:
> Office 415 868-1330
> Cell 415 497-6656
> EMAIL:awestmarintaxi@gmail.com

> 2009 Airport Spring/Summer Special-Beginning at $75. from Southern
> Marin.. SFO/Oak Airports, SJ $125  (does not include bridge fare)

> A West Marin Taxi Offers Alcohol Serving Establishments & Private
> Functions Unparalleled Service for Inebriated Clients

> Limit Liability
> Timely Response to Notification for the Need to Transport
> Destination Payment required at Pickup
> Alternative Accommodations provided in West Marin
> Vehicles, Keys & Personal Property stored by AWMT..
> Property stored may be claimed as early as 9a.m. by sober owner or their
agents.
> Service Area Emphasis- Commercial Proprietor ships throughout West/Greater Marin

> AWMT A/P Service to SFBay Area/MC/Napa-Sonoma

> Tours/Commuter Service:
> Agate Beach
> Palomarin Trailhead
> Bolinas Lagoon
> Tomales Bay State Park
> Coastal Trailheads Larkspur/Tiburon/Sausalito Ferry
> GGT Terminals
> Marin Airporter
> Muir Woods
> Tomales Bay State Park Point Reyes Reyes Lighthouse Wine Country(Sono./Napa)
> Flat/Metered Rates:
> $2.50. pickup
> $40. hour
> $3. mile
> $.25.quarter mile

> AWMT Adjusts Rates for:
> Organizations
> Financially Challenged
>
 Schoolchildren
> Corporate Accounts
> Disabled
> AWMT Offers:
> Diverse Drivers
> Cognizance of W.M. Indigenous/Cultural History
> Fluency in Spanish+Italian+Petite German/French
> Drivers Experienced in World Travel/Cultures

> Office Locations:
> Stinson Beach
> Mill Valley

> Endorsements:
> Coastal Health Alliance
> MTC EDAC
> MC TRP(MC Taxi Regulation Program) Licensed
> Y.A. Tittle Commercially Insured
> MC Sheriff Background Checked/Coordinate AWMT Transport of Intoxicated
> MC Weights/Measures Inspected
> Norton Medical Drug Tested

> Inexpensive W.M. Lodging:
> From $55. w Bkfst. Daily
> The Stinson Beach Redwoods Haus Inn
> www.stinson-beach.com
> Location: #1 Belvedere & Hwy. #1
> 415 868-1034, 868-9828
> SB Chamber of Commerce
>
 www.stinson-beach.org
> 415 868-1330
> Endorsements:
> Coastal Health Alliance
> EDAC Subcommittee of the SF BAY AREA Metropolitan Transit Commission
> MC TRP(MC Taxi Regulation Program) Licensed
> Y.A. Tittle Commercial Insurance
> MC Sheriff Background Checked/Coordination
> MC Weights/Measures Inspected
> Norton Medical Drug Testing Program   *

Marin County Employer Transportation Survey

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Greetings Marin County Chambers:

In an effort to provide more targeted services, 511 Rideshare is conducting a survey in coordination with the Transportation Authority of Marin. The survey is geared to gauge what type of employee transportation assistance and information Marin County employers are interested in receiving. We would greatly appreciate your help in distributing this survey to your membership.

You can review the survey by clicking here . We plan to distribute the survey link to employers next week. Please let me know if you have any questions and if you are willing to distribute this survey to your membership. If you need introductory text to include in an email to members we would be happy to provide something for you.

We appreciate your support in gathering this important information.

Thank you,

Christy Garland
Employer Services Representative
511 Regional Rideshare Program
70 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 273-3628

MCVB newsletter

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Spend a day discovering Marin’s rich history:
Start the day on Saturday, July 12th, with author Barry Spitz and learn the history of San Rafael in partnership with the Marin History Museum . A short hike begins at the Boyd Gate House on 1125 B Street at 9:00 a.m. and continues to the top of San Rafael Hill. Hear the unique story of San Rafael’s past while viewing the town from an unusual perspective. If a hike is not on your history agenda, the Marin History Museum also offers docent led Walking Tours of downtown San Rafael the third Saturday of each month. There are 15 points of interest including the estates of Robert Dollar and Louise Boyd. Next, explore the Riding the Rails exhibit at the Museum which presents the story of trains in Marin County from the 1870s through the 1960s. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

While in San Rafael, head a short distance north to the Marin County Civic Center and visit the Anne T. Kent California History Room , also open Saturdays from 10:00 to 5:00p.m.. The library is an archive dedicated to collecting and preserving information on local, regional, and state history with a strong emphasis on the history and culture of Marin County. But don’t stop there…the Frank Lloyd Wright building is itself a piece of history. Self-guided tour brochures are available in the gift shop, room 233. Docent led tours of the building are given on Wednesdays mornings at 10:30 only.

The Mill Valley Library has a great history exhibit hall with many archived pictures of the past. The Lucretia Little History Room is open most Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located on 375 Throckmorton Avenue. After a full day of soaking in all of what Marin has to offer, have a Cappucino at The Depot, and imagine your train pulling in to take you further back in time~
Event Highlights for Fourth of July
Angel Island Fireworks Cruise
July 4th, 2008
On Friday evening, July 4, 2008, cruise San Francisco Bay for an up-close view of the incredible Fourth of July fireworks show! Begin the evening by enjoying the leisurely ride from Tiburon to the San Francisco waterfront as you watch the sun set over Mt. Tam. As darkness falls, watch the sky light up with the one of the most spectacular fireworks shows of the year! Reservations are required and tickets are limited and will sell out in advance. Call (415) 435-2131 or email them at aiferry@angelislandferry.com today!

Friday Night Free Movies
July 4th through August 8th
The thoroughfare between Grant Avenue and DeLong Avenue in Novato is transformed into “Theater Sherman” each Friday night when Sherman Avenue is closed to traffic and a movie screen becomes center stage. The movies begin 15 minutes after sunset (approximately 8:30 p.m.) complete with popcorn and glow-in-the-dark necklaces for sale. People are invited to bring their own chairs. Visit the Downtown Novato Business Association website for the movie schedule each Friday.

43rd Annual Corte Madera – Larkspur Parade
July 4th starting at 10:30 a.m.
This year’s theme is “100 Years Ago”, with elaborate floats, precision drill teams, and the classic cars and the Corte Madera Town Band. Post-parade festivities at Corte Madera’s Town Park include arts and crafts, food and drink, carnival games, children’s activities and live entertainment. The parade leaves Redwood High School in Larkspur at 10:30 a.m., moves down Magnolia into Corte Madera and continues down Tamalpais Avenue to the Town Center. For more information, call (415) 924-0441 or visit the Chamber’s website at www.cortemadera.org
Marin County Fair 2008
July 2nd through July 6th
The Marin County Fair (at Marin County Fairgrounds, Civic Center Drive) offers up what is pretty much Marin County’s official fireworks display. Fair admission is $12 to $14, and includes concerts, exhibits, entertainment, nightly fireworks, and 28 free carnival rides. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.. For more information, call (415) 499-6400, or visit them at www.marinfair.org

If you are a member of the MCVB, please continue to send us any event you would like to have listed on our Event Calendar web page. We will highlight a few county events each month in this section.
Travel Trends

Did you know…
The American Hotel Lodging Association just released its 2008 Lodging Survey, one of the most comprehensive industry-wide surveys of its kind, revealing trends in all segments of U.S. hotels. The research analyzes feedback from more than 10,000 U.S. hotel properties polled in more than 100 areas. Among the many major findings, the survey revealed the following:

New technologies are becoming more common:
Wireless Internet access is represented in 91 percent of responding properties, up 35 percent form just four years earlier
The number of hotels that charge for in-room Internet use is on the decline. Sixteen percent of hotels charge for this service, down from 19 percent in 2006 and 22 percent in 2004
35 percent of respondents offer iPod docking stations in-room; Upper upscale (76 percent) and luxury hotels (58 percent) are the most likely to offer this new amenity.
Hotels are getting healthier:
Seventy-nine percent of responding properties have an exercise room and/or fitness facility, and 77 percent of these are complimentary for guests
The number of respondents who offer vegetarian menu options rose 16 percentage points to 48 percent. The number of hotels offering ‘healthy menu’ options also rose 15 points to 66 percent
Twenty-four percent of respondents offer allergy-free hotel rooms.
Properties are shading operations with a greener hue:
Sixty-eight percent of properties report using energy-efficient lighting
Twenty-one percent of respondents are planning to incorporate Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) standards into their properties in the next 12 months
Twenty percent note they have already incorporated LEED elements during the past 12 months.
What the Marin Convention Visitor Bureau is doing…
Did you notice our new look and tag line? Our new logo is just a small part of the new branding advertising campaign for the Marin CVB:
“It’s different here. And not by accident. Yes, Marin is just a little out there. As in, one famous bridge away from San Francisco. And right next door to the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma. Closer than you could ever imagine to everything that’s unique in this clever corner of California. We are the home of holistic artists and goat cheese artisans. The birthplace of mountain biking and Obi Wan Kenobi. The natural habitat of those grateful for nature and of the Grateful Dead. So come take a vacation from the typical vacation. The question is, where do you want to start?”

This is how we are beginning to get the word out:
Our new website should be up and going by the Fall. In the meantime, we have added a new enhancement to our current website home page. All group and meeting planners who are interested in planning an event here in Marin County may electronically send us a “Request for Proposal”. We in turn will be sending the leads to our hotels and conference centers. We have just completed a Marin CVB Front Desk reference guide. This guide will be a helpful resource for visitors and residents with information regarding Marin County beaches, biking, hiking, attractions, tours, shopping and restaurants.

Our Mission: To develop a sustainable visitor base to Marin County, enhance the local economies, and protect the natural resources through responsible promotion.