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PROMOTE
Happening this Week: Scholarship Mountain View Awards Dinner
Unable to attend? There's still an opportunity to show support by donating to the Scholarship Mountain View fund. 100% of your donation goes towards student scholarships. Visit: http://bit.ly/SMV_2018

June 27: Lunch & Learn: Visas, Audits, Raids - What Silicon Valley Businesses Need to Know About Immigration

*Brought to you by Insperity

Recently the presidential administration has been focusing on targeting Silicon Valley employers with raids and audits. How can CEOs, General Counsel, and HR successfully recruit and retain the necessary talent while keeping up with legal changes? Join us for an overview of immigration processes, updates on immigration in the news, and learn about new California law that fines employers up to $10,000 for cooperating with ICE under the wrong circumstances.

Join Sophie Alcorn for a conversation about how to navigate this tricky playing field... read more
ADVOCATE
Upcoming Input Opportunity

The next opportunity for public input on potential revenue measures and spending priorities is June 5, 2018. The City Council will be considering whether to continue to develop the three revenue measures for the November 2018 General Election.
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 5
6:00 p.m. (or as soon as the previous agenda item has been completed)
City Council Meeting
Council Chambers
Mountain View City Hall, Second Floor
500 Castro St., Mountain View
Support RM3

If you live in the Bay Area, you know one of our biggest problems as a region is traffic. Everywhere in the Bay Area has gridlock and transportation issues, from Sonoma to Santa Clara. Too many Bay Area drivers spend hours and hours in their cars every week – keeping them away from their families and things they would like to do. We need to address this issue as a region, and we need to do it now.
 
Regional Measure 3 is a bold $4.5 Billion plan that funds a specific list of traffic relief projects which are critical to maintaining our regional economy and quality of life. "RM3" was intentionally designed to tackle some of the most congested traffic corridors in the region. The list of specific improvements includes $130 million for Dumbarton Bridge improvements, $150 Million for the San Francisco Bay Trail/Safe Routes to Transit, $300 Million for Bay Area Managed lanes (like HWY 101), $375 million to extend BART to San Jose/Silicon Valley and link with Caltrain, and $325 million to extend Caltrain into Downtown San Francisco. 
 
RM3 will help us travel all the way around the Bay by rail; fix freeway bottlenecks; increase ferry service; and improve connections between buses, trains, and bikes so that we can get to work, school and home more quickly. 
 
If you want more information, to take a look at the projects in your county and throughout the Bay Area, visit  www.YesonRM3.com
June 13: Business Issues & Public Policy Meeting

 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.

For more information, please contact    govt_relations@chambermv.org
CONNECT
June 6 & 20: 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

June 12: 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.  

June 12th
4pm-5pm
Mountain View Chamber

For more information, please contact Dawn Maher -  dawn@chambermv.org
Apply Now for Leadership Mountain View Class of 2018-2019

 Helping Good People Become Great Leaders
If you are looking to:
  • Expand your network
  • Enhance your leadership style
  • Activate your passion to serve
Then Leadership Mountain View is for you!
 
Complete the  online application  by July 31, 2018.  We recommend that you apply early to be sure to get a spot, limited seats are available for this 9-month program, beginning September 2018 and ending May 2019. 
July 18, 2018 Technology Showcase
The City of Mountain View and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for the fourth annual Mountain View Technology Showcase. The event is being held on July 18th, 2018 between 11:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.​ at Mountain View City Hall Civic Center Plaza. Join us as we showcase the diversity among technology in our community and the innovations created in our own backyard. New this year: Children's Activity Zone and Health & Disability Innovation Zone.

Is your business looking to participate? Click the link below and fill out the exhibitor application. Contact Dawn Maher for more information. Dawn@chambermv.org.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Volunteer at the 47th Annual Art & Wine Festival

The Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers for the  47th Art & Wine Festival on September 8th and 9th. This year they’re asking people to volunteer in groups of four, if at all possible. 

The festival is immense and it takes hundreds of man-hours to set it up. The crew works all night long. Then all the artists arrive and set up their booths. Then another couple hundred volunteers show up to pour beer and wine. That’s where you and your friends come in. 

They need fun, enthusiastic volunteers, who are at least 14 years old. In order to pour alcohol, volunteers need to be 21 years old. High school kids can work in the ticket and glass booths.... Read more
Thursday Night Live Kicks Off June 14, 2018


Thursday Night Live Series in Downtown Mountain View kicks off on June14th at Castro Street between Mercy and Villa Streets and will be closed to traffic so the public can walk the street to enjoy restaurant dining, shopping, children's activities, a farmer's market, live music and a custom/classic car show. All events are from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

2018 Thursday Night Live Schedule:
June 14, 2018 - featuring Pop Rocks, high energy dance hits
June 28, 2018 - featuring Mustache Harbor, yacht rock
July 12, 2018 - The Megatones, rock - class to modern
July 26, 2018 - Stealin' Chicago, a Chicago cover band

June Lenny is Listening Comes to the Market

LENNY IS LISTENING (Meet the Mayor) 
Join 2018 Mountain View Mayor, Lenny Siegel, for casual conversation at the Farmer's Market to talk about everything Mountain View. Bring your questions, concerns and ideas to share.
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: May 3, May 17, May 24 and June 7. All meetings start at 6:30 PM. More info .