September Chamber Happenings

September 2016

The 45th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, A Festival Like No Other is almost here! September 10-11, 2016 - Saturday 11am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm. Soak in the Cool Castro Street Vibe at Silicon Valley's World-Class Festival.

100 Moffett Apartments - COMING SOON!
300 Granada Rental Townhomes
Alta View Animal Hospital
Americana Apartments
Back into Essential Oils
Forest Glen Town homes to Rent
Forever Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Jersey Mike's Subs
Madera Apartments
Madrone Apartments
Marketing Made Simple
NICE America Research Inc.
Park Place South Apartments
Srasa Kitchen - Castro Street
Srasa Kitchen - Middlefield
The Counter Mountain View
The UPS Store
Whole Foods Market
Windows And Beyond
Zume Pizza, Inc.

Support the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation Inc. when you shop,  
Amazon donates.


Feeling especially emotional about the up-coming election? Frustrated, overwhelmed?

With all the federal offices, state ballot measures and local initiatives, voting is becoming harder than getting an advanced degree.  It takes hours of study and a seasoned eye to outsmart the deceptive advertising and twisted arguments for and against.

Things are so complicated there's now a term, "voter fatigue" which describes the fact that many voters don't even get to the last page of their ballot. But, because that's where you'll find the LOCAL measures and where your actual vote counts most.

So we URGE you to start on the LAST page of your ballot First and work to the front. #votelastfirst
Our Opportunity for more effective Advocacy has arrived! 
Our new "Votility give us a Voice" advocacy platform is up and running on our Chamber Membership Portal! Below, you will see the link that will take you to your account. Before you click the link, let us tell you a little more.
Rest assured, The Chamber of Commerce, through the BIPP (Business Issues & Public Policy) Committee, will continue to lead the advocacy effort on your behalf, keeping you apprised of legislative efforts that affect all of us and making our membership's concerns known...
Read more  
Sept 10 & 11: Mountain View Art & Wine Festival 
The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is September 10th and 11th, 2016. It's a seriously gigantic festival, in the middle of Mountain View, and over a hundred thousand people attend every year. It's two unforgettable days of live music; rhythm and blues, classic rock 'n roll, cool jazz, Motown soul, world-beat, Celtic folk and danceable party music. Fourteen of the Bay Area's best bands play a non-stop, wide-ranging musical mix on the Linked-In Concert Stage in Civic Center Plaza and several street locations throughout downtown....
Sept 23: Chamber 101 - Learn How to Increase the Return on Your Membership Investment 
Attend Chamber of Commerce Mountain View's Chamber 101!
Enjoy a light breakfast while chamber staff members break down the chamber's wide variety of programs, events, and services to help you identify the opportunities that will be most beneficial for you and your business.

This event is open to all members who want to learn more about how the Chamber can help them grow their businesses. It's also an easy way to make your company's new employees aware of the resources the Chamber has to offer.

And it's yet another great opportunity for members to connect with Chamber board members, Chamber ambassadors, Chamber staff, local elected officials, and other members. For more info, contact  Register Here  
Sept 23: Chamber 102 -  a staff-guided deep dive into our newly launched member portal 
Chamber 102 will take you on a staff-guided deep dive into our newly launched member portal.

Make real-time updates to your public business listing; connect with your fellow members; add photos, video, and logos for your company; post job openings; create business-to-business offers; customize your business description and define keywords; and post your events to our member and community calendar. Read More
Oct 1 & 2: 4th Annual Oktoberfest! 
Please join us for the 4th Annual Mountain View Oktoberfest, presented by Steins Beer Garden, Tied House, and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. The Festival will feature authentic German Beer, Cuisine, and Entertainment. The huge 7000 sq. ft. Oktoberfest beer tent will keep you shaded while you enjoy a variety of German Beers and socialize with other festival attendees. Children are welcome and the free kids area will be larger than last year and will include jumpy houses, face painting, games and prizes for all of our young ones.  
Oct 2: How to Effectively Manage Stress in the Workplace 
This presentation is designed to educate attendees about the different ways in which we respond to stressful situations in our work environments--it's not the stressful event itself that is responsible for our actions, but it is rather our energetic response to these events that determines our well-being in the workplace. Here are some key points that I will address.
  • An overview of how each type of energetic response manifests itself in the workplace
  • Specific ways in which our reactions tend to differ from non-stressful events to stressful events
  • Ways in which to determine how you are energetically responding to stress at work
  • Specific techniques for enhancing your response to stress at work
  • How to effectively set goals for your response to stress in the workplace
My goal for this presentation is to educate attendess about their responses to stress and stress management so that they can generate new insights and and shift in perspective going forward. Read More 
LMV Director Transition 
It is with both excitement and sadness that we announce that our Leadership Mountain View Executive Director, Paul Saiedi, has accepted an irresistible opportunity outside of the Chamber. Paul will be joining
Twitter as the new Inclusion & Diversity Program Manager for Employee Resource Groups which leverages Paul's academic and research experience, his studies in diversity and his newly gained skills as ED of LMV... Read More 
Moffett-based Guardsmen rescue Canadian sailor 
Guardsmen with a wing of the California Air National Guard based at Moffett Field in Santa Clara County saved the life of a crewman of a Canadian Naval ship in the Pacific Ocean Friday morning.
The 129th Rescue Wing of the California National Guard left Moffett Field at 4:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, on their way to the HMCS Calgary, which was about 800 miles northwest of San Francisco... Read more
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