August 2017

The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is just around the corner and we need your help! 

California Flower Shippers, Inc.
eyeCatchLight Photography
Hearst Bay Area
Hoverboard Technologies
Kind Medicine
Sereno Group

Community Events
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.

Chamber Membership Stickers
Do you have your membership sticker? If not, let us know by calling or emailing us and we would be happy to bring one down and install it for you. or 650-968-8378.

Aug 9: Let Your Voice Be Heard
Assemblymember Marc Berman
Please join Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and Assemblymember Marc Berman for a robust conversation on his first 8 months in office. Great opportunity to share your ideas, questions or concerns for him to bring back to Sacramento.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP so we can make sure we have enough food.

RSVP to: Bruce Humphrey
Aug 9: Business Mixer at Oakwood
Join us at our upcoming Business Mixer, hosted by Oakwood Mountain View, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS®. Our monthly Business Mixers provide two hours of power networking for Chamber members. Building relationships and making business connections at these networking events are key strategies for small business success. 

Aug 15: FuELSV's 3rd Annual August Summer Nights 
New to the workforce? Join our Emerging Professionals 3rd Annual August Summer Nights meet up at Carmel the Village. Details below.

Aug 23: Lunch & Learn: Top HR Mistakes Businesses Should Avoid
Don't let slip-ups in hiring, firing and employee paperwork stall your company's growth.  Learn tips and strategies that will help you mistake-proof your business and keep it on track for success.

A look at the agenda:
  • What are the top HR pain points that businesses experience?
  • Attracting & retaining talent
  • The importance of onboarding
  • Tips for managing performance
  • Staying in compliance with employment laws & regulations

Aug 31: Tri CIty Mixer with Sunnyvale and Santa Clara Chamber
Join us on Aug 31st for our tri-chamber mixer bringing Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale together for a after-hours mixer to broaden participants' geographical contacts across the three cities. This event will have beverages, hor d'oeuveres and plenty of interesting conversations. It's about relationship building, networking, generating leads, discussing county and local issues, and connect with business leaders. This is not a sit down and listen event. Get up, shake some hands, make new connections, discuss hot topics, and build your network!  

2017 ATHENA Nominations
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 26th Annual ATHENA Award and the 8th Annual ATHENA Young Professional Award. Created to honor an outstanding Mountain View leader and Chamber member, this award will be presented to a woman and young female professional who has attained and personified the highest level of professional excellence in business and the community. Nominate an outstanding woman for this award. Deadline to submit is Aug 25. The ATHENA Awards will be presented at a luncheon on Thursday, October 12th.

SPIN Bikeshare Pilot Program
Wondering what those bright orange bike are doing outside the Chamber?  Stop by the Chamber and check them out!

For more information

Don't forget your helmet!

Chamber Member T-Shirts

Only a few days left to order an exclusive Member T-Shirt. Group orders end 8/3/17 so get it before it's over. 

Building Fund
The Chamber is celebrating its 53rd year at the 580 Castro Street location, if you have not visited our office, swing by and say hello. See the updates we were able to accomplish through the generous contributions over the years to the building fund.  (before/after photos)

We have a new HVAC, a new kitchenette, signage and updated flooring.

We are in need of your help.  We are now working to rebuild the building fund, as we have a couple of large unfunded projects.  The most pressing is our 50+ year old plumbing. If you can help, we would appreciate any contributions to our building fund. You can make that contribution by clicking below.


Giving opportunity through Education and Scholarships
Scholarship Mountain View  
Save the Date: We are very excited to announce the first ever  Scholarship Mountain View Fundraising dinner on Thursday, November 16th, 2017.

Our big audacious goal for the 2018 scholarship round is to raise $200,000 with a vision to make this a 4 year scholarship program. This goal is in response to the following question:

What happens if our scholarship students complete their first year and then don't have the money to continue their education ?
Then we haven't gotten them far enough.  Read More

Leadership Mountain View  
Helping Good People Become Great Leaders
  • Expand your network
  • Enhance your leadership style
  • Activate your passion for community service  
The 46th Annual Art & Wine Festival is coming up on Saturday, September 9th 11:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday, September 10th 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.   Leadership Mountain View will once again be staffing water and sangria booths.  This is one of our largest fundraisers for the LMV program and we are looking for our LMV Alumni to volunteer to staff our booths.  

To volunteer for one of the LMV booths register here.

Welcome Reception for the LMV Class of 2018 on Friday, September 29th at Microsoft.  If you are an LMV Alumni, save the date and don't miss this chance to welcome the new class.
Mountain View Working Scholars
Bachelor's Degrees at no cost to people who live and work in Mountain View.  That's right, a free college degree.  If you have some college credit or are just getting started on a degree, Mountain View Working Scholars is for you.  

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

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 
We are excited to announce that we have a new look!

I Love Mountain View is the virtual Visitor Center for the city of Mountain View.  Our ILoveMV writer is committed to educating the community, both residents and visitors, about Mountain View.
Whether it's technology related, historical tidbits, free events, or food and culture, is the perfect place to find out what our community has to offer.    
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