April 2016 - In This Issue:


If you missed our announcement last week, here it is again. We've got a brand new look and here are 5 Things You Should Know.
  1. New Responsive Design for optimal viewing from desktop to mobile device.
  2. Member Login* - members have the ability to register for events, pay dues, update their member profile, add events and job postings.  Members can access training videos by going here.
  3. Fully loaded Membership Directory; enhanced member profiles with multiple category listings, descriptions, images/logos and videos.
  4. Easy Event Registration
  5. Community Event Submissions - Have an event to submit to our community calendar? Click here. Event Submission Guidelines can be found here
*Members: Learn how to leverage this new tool! Learn more about
the member portal. Training videos can be accessed by visiting here..

NEW MEMBERS
RENEWING MEMBERS

 
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COMMUNITY
NEWS
Festival Season Springs
Into Action! 
20th Annual A La Carte & Art
April 30 - May 1
More info 
 
Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh
May 7-8
More info 
 
Board of Directors Applications now being accepted
We are now accepting applications for the Chamber of Commerce Mountain View Board of Directors for the July 1st 2016 to June 30th 2019 term.  We strive to ensure that our Board of Directors represents our membership on many levels.  
 
We consider the following factors as we evaluate adding new Directors:
  • Size of Business: we look to engage small, medium and large businesses
  • Type of Business: having members that represent the full range of types of businesses that exist in Mountain View helps to ensure that everyone's needs are considered as we continue to grow our local economy
  • Professional background & Expertise that each individual brings to the table: the wide variety of professional backgrounds and experience represented on our Board enables us to make effective and well thought out decisions 
  • Community involvement: the more our Board of Directors are involved in aspects of our community, the more we encompass the wide diversity of our community
If you are interested in applying for an open Board of Directors position, please complete the application found here.
 
Over the next few months, we will be holding Nominating committee meetings.  If you are interested in participating on the Nominating committee, please email our management staff at admin@chambermv.org.
 
PROMOTE
Ribbon Cutting: Alcorn Immigration Law, PC 

Come celebrate with us to welcome Alcorn Immigration Law to Downtow n Mountain View! 

Sophie Alcorn founded her immigration law practice to serve Mountain View's immigration law needs - including visa, green car d and citizenship services for startups, investors, local businesses, foreign corporations and families.  Sophie  is a public speaker on immigration law, available to speak to incubators and accelerators about immigration options for founders. She attended Stanford for undergrad and lives in downtown Mountain View with her family. 

Sophie and her team welcome you to come check out the new office, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones.  Please join us on April 27th from 5:00PM - 7:00PM to enjoy complimentary wine and appetizers. Register Here 

Leadership Mountain View Has a New Look!  
Leadership Mountain ViewIf you haven't seen, Leadership Mountain View has a brand new logo and website.  Check it out!

Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh May 7-8 
The word Fleadh, pronounced "Fla", is the Gaelic word for Festival. It is a gathering and celebration of Irish culture and traditions bringing people together to share festivities, happiness and joy. Returning to downtown Mountain View for its third year, the Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh expands upon the famous traditional Irish hospitality to embrace and encompass all our surrounding communities.
This two-day event features Irish performers both traditional and modern, Irish dancers, Irish arts & crafts, Irish food vendors and a Kids' Zone.  Learn More 
CONNECT
April Chamber Mixer with MVLA Scholars 
Join us on April 13 from 5pm to 7pm at our monthly mixer. Meet new contacts in a relaxed, fun, and friendly environment. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards.  Register Now 
Silicon Valley Chamber Business XPO 2016 - Exhibitor Tables Available 
Silicon valley Chamber Business XPO 2016Attend the 2016 Silicon Valley Chamber Business XPO, featuring over 150 exhibitors. Learn about their business while networking with other business professionals.

Exhibitor tables are available, the cut-off for the early bird pricing is Monday, April 11th, so reserve your spot today with Mannie Martinez (mannie@chambermv.org). 
 
Advance registration to the event is suggested so that you can avoid any delay in getting into the XPO. To RSVP, please click the Register Here link. Advanced registration closes on Monday, May 2. In addition to your RSVP, you may want to consider becoming a sponsor of the Silicon Valley Chamber Business XPO. You can learn more about the levels by clicking here