January 2020
A Word from the President & CEO

Hello Mountain View, Happy New Year!

I am honored and excited to be on board and leading the Chamber. As a Silicon Valley veteran, a Bay Area non-profit leader, and a Peninsula native, this role is like coming home. The Chamber is committed to helping our businesses and our community thrive together, we have a number of exciting events, initiatives, and info coming to do just that. Big thanks to our awesome team for making this happen, and special shout out to Dawn Maher who also served as interim CEO and led the team forward the last few months. Looking forward to working together to make Mountain View the best place to live and work!

- Peter Katz
New & Renewing Members
Help Us Nominate an Outstanding Chamber Member
It's the silver anniversary for the Annual Celebration of Leaders Dinner and Gala - the don’t miss event of early Spring – March 6 th  2020.

We will be honoring the companies, non-profits, and individuals who have made exceptional contributions and service to the Mountain View Community in a highly festive dinner and awards presentation.

We need your help!
Help us nominate a Chamber Member for any of the following categories:

Outstanding BUSINESS
SMALL Businesses with 1‑49 Employees or LARGE Businesses with 50+ Employees

i.e. non‑profit organizations, service clubs, churches

Business owners, individuals

Deadline to submit is January 10, 2020 by 12pm.

Click here to see list of past winners (  http://bit.ly/COL-Past-Recipients  ) .
2020 Community Resource Guide & Membership Directory
We've partnered with Town Square Publications to produce our 2020 Community Resource Guide & Membership Directory. This valuable publication helps you market your business directly to area business owners, neighborhood residents and visitors.

The Community Resource Guide & Membership Directory is a unique advertising opportunity with extensive reach, as it is a publication that businesses and residents keep on hand for easy reference.

In addition, the Community Resource Guide & Membership Directory will be replicated online via the Chamber's website and Town Square's National Profile Network, further extending the exposure of your advertising message and increasing your search engine optimization.

Don't miss the opportunity to promote your business to residents and business owner!

Our representative from Town Square Publications is Tom Stroup. You may reach him at (408) 858-5418 or email tstroup@tspubs.com to learn more.
Early last month, we had a wonderful Holiday Open House with delightful bites from our food sponsors: Catered Too, Eureka!, Ristorante Don Giovanni's. We also received an exclusive performance from the talented Mountain View High School Madrigals. Check out the video on our Facebook page.
Leadership Mountain View's Health & Human Services Day on December 13 tour of the new our of the new Taube Mental Health Wing.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Business Issues & Public Policy Meeting
January 8, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce - 580 Castro Street, Mountain View

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 Mountain View Chamber.

For more information, please contact  gov@chambermv.org.  
Business ConneXions Group Meetings
January 15, 11:30am - 12:30pm, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce - 580 Castro Street, Mountain View

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.
Mix n Mingle with Los Altos Chamber
January 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Los Altos Tasting Room, 366 Main St., Los Altos

Come join us for a night of mixing and mingling at the Los Altos Tasting Room on Main Street in Downtown Los Altos. We are excited to co-host this event with the Los Altos Chamber to provide opportunities for you to extend your network even further. 

There will be games, drinks, food and raffle prizes!

Join us for what promises to be a fun evening with great wine. 
Community News & Events
Mountain View Minimum Wage Increase in Effect

 Beginning January 1, 2020, employers who are subject to the Mountain View Business License Tax OR who maintain a facility in Mountain View must pay to each employee who performs at least two (2) hours of work per week in Mountain View, minimum wages not less than $16.05 per hour.

The minimum wage requirement set forth in the Mountain View Minimum Wage Ordinance applies to adult AND minor employees who work two (2) or more hours per week (tips not included). Beginning January 1, 2019, and annually thereafter, the City will adjust the minimum wage based on the Regional Consumer Price Index.