October Newsletter 

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New Members
Stay tuned! We're working with the Central Business Association to activate Chamber membership for all members of CBA.
Welcome Tina Ambrogi!

Tina became part of the team in November 2017. Tina grew up outside of Boston, shoveling snow, waiting tables and dreaming of better weather. After moving to California she worked for small companies in the medical, robotics, and financial fields.

Tina's love of Mountain View inspired her to open the Mountain View General Store, which for several years was the place to buy all things Mountain View. She is excited to begin this new adventure as the Office Manager & Community Ambassdor.
Renewing Members
Dec 6: Business ConneXions Open House
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. Guest speaker: David Joud, Dynamic Strategic Alignment.

Dec 6, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Chamber Conference Room
580 Castro Street, Mountain View
Dec 7: Learning Through Food - Engaging and Innovative Approaches to Learning
Attendance is by invitation only. For tickets and more information, contact Dawn Maher at dawn@chambermv.org.
Dec 15: Chamber's Holiday Party

Toast to the holidays at our Holiday Party. Sip, savor and mingle; plus, check out some of our newest office improvements. Come decked in your finest ugly sweater! We can't wait!
Dec 13: Business Issues & Public Policy Committee

Identifies and acts on key issues of interest to Mountain View businesses. Areas of focus include local, state and federal legislative issues, as well as business and industry related issues such as transportation, development, regulation and business trends. The committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. 12:00pm – 1:30pm at the Chamber. This month's topic: Automated GuidewayTransit (AGT) Update and PAC discussion

For more information, please contact  govt_relations@chambermv.org
Mountain View Minimum Wage Increase

Did you know... 
On November 10, 2015, City Council adopted an ordinance to increase Mountain View's Minimum Wage rate to $15.00 an hour by 2018. Read more

What does this mean for EMPLOYERS?
  • Employers must post the Minimum Wage Official Notice in the workplace, informing employees of the rate and their rights.
  • Employers must document all hours worked by employees and keep records for 4 years.
  • It is unlawful to discriminate or take adverse action against any person in retaliation for exercising their rights protected under the Ordinance.
  • Employers must provide their name, address and phone number in writing to employees at time of hire.
Learn more by visiting the City's Minimum Wage 2018  page.

Celebration of Leaders Nominations Now Open

Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 23rd Annual Celebration of Leaders Awards, which each year recognizes exceptional contributions and service to the Mountain View Community. We are currently inviting nominations for the “Outstanding Business” Awards, to be presented to the winners on March 2, 2018. Other local organizations will be a part of the evening’s festivities by honoring their Outstanding Volunteers.
Giving opportunity through Education and Scholarships
A message from the MVCoC Education Foundation Executive Director, Julie Hart Conde:

After serving on the MVCOC Chamber and Education Foundation staff for nearly three years, it is with both sadness and excitement that I move on to my next endeavor. As of the end of 2017, my role as Executive Director will be eliminated and my responsibilities will divided among the Chamber staff. 

It has been a pleasure serving both the Mountain View Chamber and Education Foundation. I have truly enjoyed the people that I have met and worked with and being able to help each of these organizations that bring such a great benefit to our Mountain View community... read more
Scholarship Mountain View

The MVCoC Education Foundation’s mission is to enable hard-working, dedicated students who have already demonstrated academic success, the ability to overcome obstacles, a drive to be a person of impact on their world and beyond and passion for serving others to reach their goal for higher level education.

Have you considered the rising cost of education and the various obstacles that may prevent our local high school students from pursuing a college degree ?  The students that apply for our scholarship program come from a socio-economic background which would deter them from pursuing higher education.  Your financial support can make the difference by helping them to realize their dream of a college degree... read more
Leadership Mountain View

Helping Good People Become Great Leaders

  • Expand your network
  • Enhance your leadership style
  • Activate your passion for community service

We are looking forward to our next class on December 8th: Business Day at Synopsys. In this class,
  • Our LMV participants will learn and explore various ways in which area businesses align their actions with shared values
  • Businesses will share how undertaking a model of corporate social responsibility impacts them financially

If this sounds interesting to you, consider becoming a part of our next LMV class, starting in September 2018. Applications will open in March 2018.

Save the date: On March 2, 2018, the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Leaders dinner will be held at the Computer History Museum.  Come help us honor our LMV Volunteer of the Year.  

Our Volunteer of the Year honoree will be Larry Moore, retired owner of Larry’s Auto Works and a beloved speaker at our LMV Business Day for many years.  Larry continues to be a valuable part of our Mountain View community, serving on the Chamber Board and he brings a rich history having been a longtime business owner and community changer and supporter.  We look forward to honoring him for all of his contributions at our Celebration of Leaders event.

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 .
30 Gift Ideas from Downtown Mountain View

Is it really possible to do all of your holiday gift shopping in just a few hours in downtown Mountain View? ILoveMV did the research and here are 30 gift ideas. #ShopLocal
If you have any ideas for articles on ILoveMV, please contact heidi@ilovemv.org.

Bring the Joy of Music to Your Next Event

Have live music at your next party or event, and help support the Mountain View High School Instrumental Music Program ! Students are raising money for their tour expenses (Pacific Basin Music Festival, London New Year's Day Parade and more) by performing their music in the community.

The music program at Mountain View High School can provide several performance options, depending on the need:
- string quartet
- jazz combo
- duets or soloists
- pianists
- brass quintet
and more.  If interested, contact the music director, Jason Kneebone, at  jason.kneebone@mvla.net  for info and rates.

Help support MVHS Instrumental Music as they prepare to represent our community to the world at the 2019 London New Year's Day Parade and Music Festival!
Have News to Share?

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