October Chamber Happenings

October 2016

That's a wrap! We close out this festival with record attendance, ample sunshine and good vibes! Thank you to our dedicated staff & volunteers, we couldn't have done it without you! Big thanks to our sponsors & Appreciation Party donors. Cheers to a great event and we can't wait for next year.  

BAY Periodontics & Dental Implants
Carbon Lighthouse
Casa Lupe
Educators Institute
Matichak for City Council 2016
Ray Morneau, Arborists
The California Israel Chamber of Commerce
World Business Academy

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Feeling especially emotional about the up-coming election? Frustrated, overwhelmed?

With all the federal offices, state ballot measures and local initiatives, voting is becoming harder than getting an advanced degree.  It takes hours of study and a seasoned eye to outsmart the deceptive advertising and twisted arguments for and against.

Things are so complicated there's now a term, "voter fatigue" which describes the fact that many voters don't even get to the last page of their ballot. But, because that's where you'll find the LOCAL measures and where your actual vote counts most.

So we URGE you to start on the LAST page of your ballot First and work to the front. #votelastfirst
Chamber Endorsements & Positions 
Here are the Chamber's Positions on local measures and Candidate Endorsements. Click here 
November Ballot Measure Report from CalChamber 
As a local chamber, we have decided not to take positions on State level ballot measures. As a service to our members, we have included the work of the California Chamber, whose charter is State Level Advocacy.
Have You Seen Votility? 
Our new "Votility give us a Voice" advocacy platform is up and running on our Chamber Membership Portal! Below, you will see the link that will take you to your account. Before you click the link, let us tell you a little more.
Rest assured, The Chamber of Commerce, through the BIPP (Business Issues & Public Policy) Committee, will continue to lead the advocacy effort on your behalf, keeping you apprised of legislative efforts that affect all of us and making our membership's concerns known... Read more  
Oct 12: Ribbon Cutting: NICE America Research, Inc. 
NICE America Research invites you to their ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 12 at 2:30 p.m.
About NICE America Research: NICE America Research, Inc. is a newly established R&D Center in Silicon Valley, and is 100% owned by the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy (NICE) in Beijing, China... Read More 
Oct 12: Business Mixer @ KMVT 15 
Business Mixers offer two hours of power networking for Chamber members. Building relationships and making business connections at these networking events are key strategies to small business success. October Mixer will be at KMVT 15.
Register Now
Oct 28: Chamber 101 - Learn How to Increase the Return on Your Membership Investment 
Attend Chamber of Commerce Mountain View's Chamber 101!
Enjoy a light breakfast while chamber staff members break down the chamber's wide variety of programs, events, and services to help you identify the opportunities that will be most beneficial for you and your business.

This event is open to all members who want to learn more about how the Chamber can help them grow their businesses. It's also an easy way to make your company's new employees aware of the resources the Chamber has to offer.

And it's yet another great opportunity for members to connect with Chamber board members, Chamber ambassadors, Chamber staff, local elected officials, and other members. For more info, contact mannie@chambermv.org.  Register Here  
Oct 28: Chamber 102 -  a staff-guided deep dive into our newly launched member portal 
Chamber 102 will take you on a staff-guided deep dive into our newly launched member portal.

Make real-time updates to your public business listing; connect with your fellow members; add photos, video, and logos for your company; post job openings; create business-to-business offers; customize your business description and define keywords; and post your events to our member and community calendar. Read More