December 2016
Unchained Labs is all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don't cut it. Unleashing real problem-tackling products. Unchained Labs celebrated with an open house in a new larger facility on Koll Center Parkway. Learn more now. 
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CEO's Corner
Finding the right people
Scott Raty
Business leaders who attended  Beyond the Cloud 4.0 were treated to an unexpected takeaway during the panel discussion with our  2016 Economic Driver Award winners.  I'd like to share it with you now because it may help you tackle one of the greatest challenges faced by both large and small employers in a growing economy - finding the right people for your company.
Opening keynote speaker Lana Khavinson, LinkedIn impressed everyone with her description of the exponential growth of the world's largest business network. She also provided great slides and an excellent 'how to' overview especially helpful for those of us less familiar. Yet it was not until 30 minutes later and in the middle of the 'Beyond the Cloud' panel discussion that the ultimate takeaway revealed itself in the form of three eye-opening testimonials.
When asked if/how their companies use LinkedIn, both Tim Harkness, CEO of Unchained Labs and Debra Van Sickle, Co-Founder of Peridot said their companies rely on LinkedIn almost exclusively for recruitment purposes; Susan Chenoweth, SVP of Marketing for Ellie Mae shared that if not for LinkedIn she would not have landed at Ellie Mae five years ago where nearly 900 of their approximate 1,000 employees are currently on LinkedIn.
Three very different, and very successful companies headquartered in Pleasanton have LinkedIn in common for meeting the challenge of finding the right people.  Are you and your company making the most of LinkedIn? 
Our great thanks to panel moderator, Joe Cristiano; to the City of Pleasanton, our partner in presenting Beyond the Cloud 4.0; to our event sponsors
DePretis CPA's, Hacienda, Mirador Capital Partners, PG&E, Pleasanton Garbage Services, Sensiba San Filippo and  Amos Productions .
On behalf of the Chamber Board of Directors and staff - happy holidays and best wishes to you, your families, colleagues and friends in the New Year!  Now back to growing my LinkedIn network.
Organics and Recycling Collection Mandatory for Pleasanton Businesses Effective January 1, 2017
Starting January 1, 2017, Pleasanton businesses and multi-family properties with five or more units will be required to provide adequate on-site collection service for compostable materials (organics) as well as recyclable materials, under Alameda County's Mandatory Recycling Ordinance. Organics include compostable materials like food scraps, food-soiled paper, and plant debris. Some exceptions to the organics requirement for businesses apply. For more information visit or call 510-891-6575.  
The Pleasanton Art League (PAL) hosted a fabulous mixer in October at the Firehouse Arts Center. Guests had the opportunity to view the annual Members' Exhibit in the Harrington Gallery as well as learn more about the Art Circuit where PAL provides original artwork to hang in your business. Learn more about PAL.
November's Fall Tradeshow Mixer at the Marriott Pleasanton was a festive evening with over 40 vendors, great food and drink and lots of networking. Special thank you to the team at the Marriott Pleasanton for hosting this event. To learn more about the Marriott Pleasanton, click here. To view more photos from the Tradeshow, visit the Chamber's Facebook page.

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Women's Wellness Retreat
Join Concierge Vacations in March 
Join me, Kiron Dhaliwal of Concierge Vacations, and a group of amazing women for a long weekend of laughter and learning in Arizona. I've designed this trip to provide ample time for you to explore Miraval's incredible Wellness offerings on your own while still allowing time for us to come together as a group and share our experiences. Enjoy fitness classes, culinary/art/photography workshops, meditation sessions, and a variety of other activities over the course of this 4 night/5 day retreat.
Bring your best friend, mom, or sister and take advantage of the double occupancy rate or choose to have a room all to yourself.

Space is limited so don't miss out on this opportunity to nourish your mind, body, and soul in the Santa Catalina Mountains of Tucson.
to reserve your spot by January  2.
Chamber Ambassadors
The Pleasanton Chamber Ambassador Committee is the public relations arm of the Chamber. Ambassadors are involved in membership development through recruitment and retention programs, including ribbon cuttings and attendance at mixers and luncheons.

Take a look at the 2016 highlight video of all of the Chamber activities the Ambassadors were involved in -- check out the ribbon cuttings galore! 
Thank you to each and every one of our Ambassadors for a great year!
Early 2017 Event Dates
1/11 Networking Mixer
1/24 Business & Installation Luncheon
2/8 Networking Mixer
2/22 State of the City Luncheon