April 2017

2nd time's a charm! We totally goofed and left off our beloved Member, Study.com from the Inspire Mountain View Challenge. Click here to see their project. Remember, public voting will end on April 21, 2017 11:59 PM PDT.

Argo Consulting Group, Inc.
Command the Room!
Federal Realty Investment Trust
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Kalwant S. Sandhu, MBA
Lean In Latinas
Legacy Property Management of Silicon Valley
Matts Corner
My Fairy Swagmother
Padgett Business Services Franchise (Bonnie Li Accounting & Tax Service, LLP)
Paleoventures Outdoor Teambuilding
Prevot & Associates Business Insurance Services
How do I rent the Chamber Boardroom for my next meeting?
We have partnered with LiquidSpace, the largest network for office and meeting space, to help you find office and meeting space in Mountain View. Book space on flexible terms with LiquidSpace, whether a meeting for 3 hours or an office for 3 months, LiquidSpace provides flexible terms on a variety of office and meeting space in Mountain View, CA.  

Hold your next meeting in our newly renovated Boardroom at the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. The Boardroom is available to Chamber Members for a discounted rate starting at $150/half-day.
How do I post an event on the Chamber's community calendar?
Local organizations are encouraged to submit their events to be added to our community calendar on a regular basis. Please adhere to the following guidelines for all event submissions.

Preference will be given to those events taking place in the cities of Mountain View, Los Altos, Sunnyvale and Palo Alto. Large scale events of influence outside the city of Mountain View will be considered for inclusion on an individual basis.

April 4: Lean In Latinas Equal Pay Day Social 
Women on average are paid 20% less than men-and Black and Hispanic women are paid even less.

Celebrate local businesses of the Bay Area whom support #20PercentCounts, a Lean In Campaign endorsed by Lean In Latinas to bring awareness to the gender wage gap.

Join us at Lean in Latinas Equal Pay Day Social on April 4 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at St. Stephen's Green located at: 223 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA. No RSVP Necessary, for Questions email: contact@leaninlatinas.org.

April 7: Experience a "mini" teambuiding
session with Paleoventures 
Love to have you join us for a fun, fast and free PALEOVENTURES Outdoor Teambuilding preview.  Learn outdoor survival skills (such as building a fire, using a compass and finding food  in nature) as you practice corporate survival skills (such as managing hand-0ffs, giving effective feedback and managing stress).

Please call 925-899-0809 to let us know you'd like to come!
April 7, 2017
Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, Cupertino

April 13: Public Grand Opening: Total Wine & More  
Wine & More's Mountain View store is our 3rd store in the Bay Area. With more than 18,000 sq. ft. of retail space, the Mountain View Total Wine & More offers an unparalleled selection of fine wines, spirits and beers. Our customers will find low prices and receive excellent service from our expertly trained staff. In addition, we feature a climate-controlled wine room for rare selections and a walk-in humidor for fine cigars, as well as space for private samplings, consumer education classes, community meetings and special events.

April 13, 2017
10 am - 12 pm
1010 Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View
Total Wine & More

April 27: Silicon Valley Business XPO 
Attend the 2017 Silicon Valley Chamber Business XPO, featuring over 100 exhibitors. Learn about their business while networking with other business professionals. Participate in the Passport program to enter for a chance to win prizes from local businesses and organizations! Advance registration is suggested so that you can avoid any delay in getting into the XPO. Advanced registration closes on Wednesday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m.  

April 27, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Santa Clara Convention Center 
5001 Great America Pkwy 
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Public Voting Begins for Inspire Mountain View
On May 3rd, InspireMV will award three grants -- $25k, $50k, $100k -- to fund projects and programs that make Mountain View a more compassionate and equitable community, and a better place to work and play. Vote now for your favorite entries - one in each grant category.

We have members in each category who need your vote! Public voting ends April 21st. Learn More

$25k - Community School of Music & Arts and Avenidas
$50k - We Are Mountain View
$100k - Community Services Agency and Study.Com 

April 11: Lunch & Learn: Asset Protection and Estate Planning for Business Owners 
Business owners face the triple threat of litigation, potential disputes with business partners, and disruptions caused by divorce, disability, or death.  Without proper advance planning, the business that you have worked hard to build for so many years could be wiped out.
In this interactive Lunch and Learn session, we will use real life stories to explain:
  • The ABCs of asset protection - What? When? How?
  • How to avoid the biggest mistakes when dealing with partners and investors
  • Estate planning as part of asset protection planning
Speaker: Vivian Yuan, Owner and Principal Attorney of Yuan Law Firm, APC.  Vivian has over 17 years of experience in taxation, business law and trusts and estates.  Prior to starting her own law practice, Vivian was Director of Tax at a large international company headquartered in San Francisco, where she oversaw domestic and international tax operations, and Tax Manager at KPMG, LLP.

Free website for your small business created by local youth 
Looking for ways to grow your business and reach more customers? Have you thought about creating a website, but aren't quite sure where to start?

Partner with Hack the Hood to build a customized website for your business, and help local youth experience real-world job training at the same time!

Getting started is easy. Fill out an application and provide a little information about your business, and if it's the right fit, Hack the Hood will connect you with a youth web developer to build your website.

To sign up for services , apply through this link: hthapp.weebly.com
Questions before applying ? E-mail hthbgcp@gmail.com

Giving opportunity through Education and Scholarships
Scholarship Mountain View 
We are excited to have this opportunity to help students in our community, many of which will be the first in their families to attend college.  The Scholarship Awards Breakfast will take place in April, stay tuned for more details.

If you made a pledge to Scholarship Mountain View, please be sure to send in your pledged amount by April 7, 2017 ... Read More  

Leadership Mountain View  
Helping Good People Become Great Leaders
LMV is designed to connect Mountain View community members, develop their leadership skills, and inspire them to be active and informed community leaders

Save the Dates:
Annual Spring Parade, Saturday, April 22nd  
LMV Graduation Friday, May 12th
Annual LMV Fundraising lunch, Friday, May 19th
Mountain View Working Scholars 
Mountain View Working Scholars provides anyone who lives or works in Mountain View the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree through Study.com at no cost . This means that a 4 year Bachelor's degree is within reach for everyone.  If you have some college credit or are just getting started on a degree, this program is for you.  

Take advantage of this opportunity to earn more, be promoted and stay in Mountain View.   (Learn More)   Apply Here 

The Chamber acts as a custodian of donations that are made to Mountain View Working Scholars, which makes college level education accessible for everyone .  Your donation to this program can help raise the tide of economic success for everyone in Mountain View and beyond.   Donations for Mountain View Working Scholars can be made here .
I Love Mountain View 
I Love Mountain View is the virtual "Visitor Center" for the City of Mountain View.  We are committed to educating the community about all that Mountain View has to offer.   Get the insider's perspective on all that is happening and what to do in Mountain View by visiting ILoveMV.org.
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