February Chamber Happenings

February 2017

February is here and we are gearing up for our big night, Celebration of Leaders Awards Dinner. If you have not already purchased your tickets, get them now. This will be an incredible celebratory evening and an opportunity to meet local community members. Also, time is ticking, get your donation prizes in to us so we can include your name in our printed materials.

New this month, a Lunch & Learn Series, where members have the opportunity to host a seminar on a topic of interest to other members. If you are interested in hosting one, send us an email with the details and we'll evaluate to see whether it is a right fit.

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22nd Annual Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Leaders Awards 
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 22nd Annual Celebration of Leaders Awards. This year we honor the following:

2017 Celebration of Leaders Honorees
  • Ambassador of the Year: Mike Kasperzak
  • Outstanding Business Person: Sarah Astles, OPAL Nightclub
  • Outstanding Young Business Person: Sophie Alcorn, Alcorn Immigration Law
  • Outstanding Organization: CONCERN: Employee Assistance Program
  • Outstanding New Member: Eureka! Mountain View
  • Outstanding Small Business: Interiors & Textiles
  • Outstanding Large Business: Kaiser Permanente
  • Lifetime Achievement: Rick Meyer
  • Special Recognition: Terry Allie, California Artists
Participating Non-Profits Honoring their Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Services Agency: Tom Smith
  • El Camino YMCA: Adrian Gonzales
  • Friends of Stevens Creek Trail: Tom Bornheimer
  • KMVT Community Television: Nick Borda
  • Leadership Mountain View: TBA
  • Mountain View Public Safety Foundation: Cliff Delcarlo
Buy Your Tickets Today!
Feb 17: Ribbon Cutting: Shalimar Sizzle Restaurant  
February 17, 2017  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Shalimar Restaurant invites you to their Grand Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 17 in Downtown Mountain View

Ceremony begins at 11:30am. Lunch will served immediately after.
Enjoy authentic Indian and Pakistani food made from scratch!

RSVP Here 
Feb 22: Lunch & Learn: Tax Season is Here! Learn How Your Organization Can Benefit from H&R 
February 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

H&R Block the largest tax preparation services company in the United States cordially invites companies and nonprofit organizations to a Lunch & Learn session where we will discuss two of H&R Block / Block Advisors great free programs: 



⇒ Do you have 20 employees or more? 
⇒ Are you looking to update your employee benefits portfolio? 
⇒ Have you considered offering discounted tax preparation services to your employees? 



⇒ Is your organization a 501(c)(3)? 
⇒ Are you interested in raising money for your organization through H&R Block?

If your answer is yes to any of the above than join us for an informational luncheon at Shalimar Sizzle Restaurant

*Lunch will be provided.

Feb 28: Lunch & Learn: Cybersecurity in the Age of Escalating Cyber Crime
February 28, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

TeamLogic IT of Mountain View is a local IT services company with over 70 business clients in Silicon Valley.  We cordially invite you to join us for lunch at the chamber. Come hear our cybersecurity presentation by CEO Jon Simms.  Jon has over 30 years of executive-level experience as a technologist at companies such as Sun Microsystems and Oracle... read more   

New Community Grant - Inspire Mountain View 
Four of the world's most innovative companies - Google, LinkedIn, Symantec, and Synopsys - are funding this challenge to help make their hometown of Mountain View a more compassionate and equitable community, and a better place to live and work.  

Inspire Mountain View will award three grants - $25k, $50k, and $100k -  for innovative projects that benefit the people who live and work in the Mountain View community.
Applications are available online beginning February 14. Grant awards will be made on May 3.

The contest is open to 501(c)(3) nonprofits or individuals, government agencies, and for-profits that partner with a  501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Programs that are fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit are also eligible.  Click here to learn more & apply. 

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Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers    
IRS-certified volunteers want to help eligible Californians prepare their taxes.  Find out if you qualify for free tax prep assistance at www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers or call the State Controller's Office at (213) 833-6010. Learn More
Incredible Results Happen When Your Partner with TriNet    
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with TriNet, a leading provider of full-service HR solutions for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) to bring you a one stop shop for your human resource needs. We recently signed on with TriNet for our HR and immediately realized the increased employee satisfaction in the array of benefits. Read More