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March 2016 - In This Issue:

On Tuesday, March 15th, the Mountain View City Council will be considering rent relief legislation that will have significant impact on our community.   

Voice your Choice! Your response requested by Friday, March 4th. See below for additional information.

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Workshop presented by Chamber Member will be held on March 10 from 7:30am - 8:30am at the Chamber of Commerce Board room. Contact Kelly Conway for more info.
Aging in the Bay Summit 2016  March 18, 2016 2:00 - 5:00pm.
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County of Santa Clara Vendor Outreach Workshops
March 28, 2016 9:00 - 10:30am.
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Festival Season Springs
Into Action! 
20th Annual A La Carte & Art
April 30 - May 1
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Voice your Choice! Your response requested by Friday, March 4th
On Tuesday, March 15th, the Mountain View City Council will be considering rent relief legislation that will have significant impact on our community.  

For more information on the issues we recommend you refer to City Council meeting minutes from December 1, 2015 (see page 5 of Dec 1st City Council Meeting Minutes that includes the report from City Staff to City Council on considerations) and an article from the Mountain View Voice from December 3, 2015 MV Voice article.  There is much more information available, though these are good places to start.
Please follow this link to the survey: Voice Your Choice here 
Once we have heard from you and the rest of our membership, we will draft a position statement, present it at the March 15th City Council meeting and publish it for your reference in the our eNewsletter following that meeting.  
We thank you for responding to this survey and helping express our Chamber position.  Together, we build economic success. 
Chamber of Commerce Mountain View & YIPEE presents Success Series Luncheon:
2016 City Annual Update 
*Formerly known as State of the City luncheon
Please join us for this informative discussion with
Mayor Pat Showalter and City Manager Dan Rich to discuss the state of Mountain View on Wednesday, March 16 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Register Now 
SCORE Offers Free Counseling and Mentoring Services to Businesses 
SCORE is a national organization of volunteer executives that offers free counseling and mentoring services to business at all stages of development. 
SCORE will be scheduling appointments every first Tuesday of the month at the Chamber. Please visit  
to make an appointment, sign up for a class or seminar, or access business tools. Business Success Stories  
2016 Athena Nominations - Nominate Today! 
Chamber of Commerce Mountain View is proud to announce the 25th Annual ATHENA Award and the 7th Annual ATHENA Young Professional Award. Created to honor an outstanding Mountain View leader and Chamber member, this award will be presented to a woman and young female professional who has attained and personified the highest level of professional excellence in business and the community. We are currently accepting nominations.
Nomination Form

* Nominations due Thursday, April 7, 2016

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Poke Bar Grand Opening
Come celebrate with us to welcome Poke Bar to Downtown Mountain View on March 25th at 5pm.

Poke Bar was created  as a way for you to be able to enjoy quality food without missing a beat in your daily schedule. From this and their love of sushi, Poke Bar's purpose was found: to provide fresh, fast Poke without sacrificing taste, health, and quality. Free Registration
50 Things You Should Do in Mountain View Whether you're here just for the week of Super Bowl 50, or you've lived here for years, here are 50 things you need to experience in Mountain View!
  1. Go out to dinner in downtown Mountain View, where there are over 100 restaurants.
  2. Journey back in time with a visit to the Rengstorff House.
  3. Take a leisurely stroll on the Stevens Creek Trail... continue
Ambassador of the Month: Joanne Fraser 
I believe my "other life" as a registered nurse, working in the intensive care unit at Stanford and the emergency room at El Camino Hospital, prepared me for the potentially stressful career in real estate. My training taught me not only to ask questions and listen to what a person says, but also to read body language and understand what they mean. My negotiating skills were developed early. After all, if you can convince someone to get out of bed and walk within a day after having major surgery you certainly have the skills to negotiate real estate contracts... Read More