Greetings!

Spring has arrived which means we're a quarter of the way through 2018. Spring is a great time to freshen things up and/or begin on a clean slate. Step up your networking game, learn how to maximize your Chamber membership, or spruce up your social media profiles. Below are super simple tips from our Social Media expert on simple things you can do today to spruce up your social accounts.
Super Simple Social Media Tips That You Can Do Today

 By Heidi Chun, Social Media Consultant and writer/photographer for ILoveMV.org

Clean the lens on your cell phone before you take a photo. It seems so obvious, but some people don’t even think about it, and then their photos come out all foggy and they don’t know why, or they think they need a better cell phone. You probably don’t need a better phone, just wipe the phone’s camera lens on your sleeve before you take a photo...
New Members
Renewing Members
ADVOCATE
April 11: Is Your Business ADA Compliant?

Mountain View Business Community: Come join the conversation at BIPP on April 11, 2018, from 12:00-1:30 PM! Chris Taylor, CEO of ADA Compliance Consultants Inc., specializes in helping businesses decipher the American with Disabilities Act requirements. Chris has worked in the ADA compliance field since 1998 and is certified on State, Federal and International guidelines. Join us and hear from an expert, so you don't get caught in a lawsuit that could have a detrimental impact to your business. Lunch provided to those who RSVP.
CONNECT
April 4: Business ConneXions Leads Group

Please be our guest at the only Mountain View Chamber-affiliated networking group! Benefits of joining the group include making business connections within the CoC, practicing speaking about your business, benefiting from the expertise of others, expanding your referral network, and being more connected with the Chamber's goals and influence.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Chamber Conference Room
580 Castro Street, Mountain View

April 10: Maximize Your Membership: Tools for New & Renewing Members

  • Are you using our website & social media to showcase your business?  
  • Are you or your team participating in the over 90 events that the Chamber hosts each year? 
  • When was the last time that you visited ILoveMV.org?
  • Where is the Mountain View Visitor Center?

Join us for information speed sessions on mastering the member portal, leveraging our marketing & communication tools, understanding how our Government Affairs efforts impact your business and understanding which of our programs and events are the best use of your time. 
April 19: All Chambers Mega Networking Mixer

The Santa Cruz Area, San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley Chambers' of Commerce are co-hosting an All Chambers Mega Business Networking Mixer at Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton. 

The following Chambers in Santa Cruz County will be participating... Read More
April 25: Silicon Valley Chamber Business XPO 2018

Attend the 2018 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.

Be one of the 150 exhibitors! Contact Dawn Maher  for a registration form.
PROMOTE
Save the Date: 2018 Technology Showcase
COMMUNITY NEWS
Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

Come learn how to protect yourself from fraud. Discuss state legislation relating to scams concerning home improvement, auto repair, insurance, telemarketing, real estate and more. Light refreshments will be available at no tax payer expense. More info: Asmdc.org.ssvale
Become a TEALS Volunteer and Change a Life

If you’re looking for a way to harness your computer science (CS) skills and make a difference for students, we invite you to become a Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) volunteer...
Understanding Islam // Three- part speaker series

Join Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and the Mountain View Human Relations Commission for a three-part speaker series on "Understanding Islam."
Each event will be held at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, and will include a panel discussion, moderated by Simitian, featuring experts and activists from the Islamic community. Learn More
New Downtown Valet Assist Parking

The City of Mountain View launched a free one-year downtown valet assist parking pilot program at Parking Lot 11 (Villa Street at Franklin Street). The City hired a parking management company (Parking Company of America) to provide the valet service.  The program stations valet attendants in Parking Lot 11 to assist vehicles when parking and/or exiting the parking lot. Drivers using the program will release their vehicle and vehicle keys to allow attendants to move vehicles when needed. The program is available for any driver parking in downtown Mountain View during the following days and hours:
 
·        Days: Thursday through Sunday
·        Lunch Hours: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
·        Dinner Hours: 5:00 pm to 12:00 midnight
·        Cost: Free
 
Thank you for supporting our downtown businesses.
It’s Time To Get Festive! Mountain View’s A La Carte & Art Kicks-Off the Bay Area’s Festival Season
Big 22nd Annual Celebration, May 5-6 on Castro Street

Let the good times roll! The San Francisco Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season officially springs into action on May 5-6 in downtown Mountain View where cool, bustling, stroll-friendly Castro Street is transformed into a resplendent sea of people and colorful tents for A La Carte & Art. A big bash 22nd annual celebration is on tap with a large crowd expected to gather in Silicon Valley’s epicenter for this beloved springtime festival of the arts. Expect two days of world-class fun in the sun. This event is put on by our friends from the Central Business Association. Learn More
Silicon Valley Clean Energy

Silicon Valley Clean Energy  (SVCE) wants to promote your business! SVCE is Mountain View's public, locally-controlled electricity provider which powers your business with carbon-free electricity at competitive rates. Share why you choose clean energy for your organization and tell us what you think about SVCE. We’d love to hear your story and to promote you as a local green business in our monthly newsletter and on our website! For more information or to set up a brief interview, contact julia.dagum@svcleanenergy.org .
Citizen Task Force Seeks to Curb Emissions

Last year the City Council appointed 33 members to an Environmental Sustainability Task Force and asked it to recommend ways that the community could dramatically cut its emissions of greenhouse gasses. The Task Force has met monthly and expects to present its recommendations to the Council in June. Its meetings are open to the public, and take place on the second floor of City Hall in either the Council Chambers or the Plaza Conference Room. Dates of upcoming meetings are: April 5, May 3, May 17, May 24 and June 7. All meetings start at 6:30 PM. More info .