May Newsletter

Two of our signature events are happening this summer! We wanted to let you know that if you are interested in exhibiting in the 2019 Technology Showcase this year, information is available by visiting
And Mountain View's longtime signature event, the Art & Wine Festival will be held Sept 7-8, 2019. Food Vendor and Free Speech applications can be found below. For more festival information, click here .
Upcoming Events
Welcome New Members
Renewing Members
Business Issues & Public Policy Meeting
May 8, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Chamber Boardroom

 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  

Leadership Mountain View Class of 2019 Graduation
Contact Kim Copher for more information
Leadership Mountain View Community Lunch and Fundraiser
May 17, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Michaels at Shoreline - 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
You're invited to attend Leadership Mountain View's Annual Community Lunch & Fundraiser

Event Details:
When:  Friday, May 17, 2019, from 12:00 -1:30 pm
Where: Michaels at Shoreline,  2960 N. Shoreline Blvd , Mountain View
Why: Support Silicon Valley's #1 Leadership Program and to reconnect with your, "Best Class Ever!" 

Mix and mingle with business, neighborhood, non-profit, and civic leaders. This is a great opportunity to connect with program alumni, introduce new people to our program, and fundraise to provide scholarships to community members who would like to participate in Leadership Mountain View. It is through your ongoing support that LMV will continue to thrive for years to come!  

There is no cost to attend and we hope you'll be inspired to make a donation. Space is limited,  sign up now !

If you can not attend but would still like to show your support for Leadership Mountain View  Click Here To Donate
Scholarship Mountain View
May 21, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | LinkedIn - 700 E Middlefield Rd., Mountain View
Silicon Valley Chamber Business XPO 2019
May 8, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm | San Jose State University

Please join us for the 5th annual SILICON VALLEY CHAMBER BUSINESS XPO at San Jose State University! Meet other exhibitors and over 600 attendees from various chambers throughout Silicon Valley while you make new business contacts. Attending is FREE! 

Attend to WIN a FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 70 - Instant Film Camera! 
Business ConneXions Leads Group Meetings
May 15, 2019 | 11:30am - 1:00pm | Chamber Boardroom

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.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Chamber Conference Room
580 Castro Street, Mountain View

Global Accessibility Symposium & Showcase
May 17, 2019 | 9:00am-5:00pm | Computer History Museum, Mountain View
Meet with accessibility pioneers and learn how they shape the world of technology and media in the workplace, marketplace, from classrooms to boardrooms. Panel discussions will illuminate the unique untapped power of the disability market.

Presented by Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and Disability Media Technology Alliance. For more information and sponsorship opportunities visit .
Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh May 11-12th
The 6th annual Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh takes place on May 11th & 12th 2019 in downtown Mountain View from 12pm - 8pm on Saturday and from 11-7pm on Sunday.

Come on out for a great weekend's entertainment with live music, food and beer village, kids' zone and lots of crafts and vendors. Music acts over the weekend include the amazing Zoo Station, The Black Donnellys, The Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience, The Gallowglasses and Martin L

Make sure to check our website at  for the latest line up and show times. Want to volunteer? Apply on our website or call into Stephens Green in downtown Mountain View.
Your New Best Friend: Yoga
I went to Yin Yoga at the new Community Center . My first yoga class ever was years ago (decades really), right here at the Mountain View Community Center, when I first moved to the Bay Area, so it was fun to come full circle and see how much has changed. 

First of all, that new, improved Community Center is unbelievably gorgeous. I’ve already been there for several different events, and it is so well designed, every detail is perfect, and I think they went above and beyond what was required, so now we must have the best Community Center in the state.. . Read More
Max's Corner: Downtown-MV quarterly restaurant update, May 2019
Longtime local Middle-Eastern grocer, deli, and grill  Rose International Market  reopened February 18 in its bright new quarters, 801 W. El Camino off Castro.

Treats on Castro , 282-Castro arm of San-José Persian bakery C'est Si Bon, closed in March after nine months in business.

301 Castro St.  at Dana (former home of Books Inc.) will be remodeled to a mixed-use building. City staff tell me a café tenant is already committed for the ground floor.

Flights  (800 California at Castro), the new large restaurant and bar featuring comfort food served "tapas-style," has expanded its menu by "celebrity chef" Kyle Kingrey.

Elegant wine-bar-and-small-plates lounge  Le Plonc  at 331 Castro is launching further locations in Sunnyvale (279 W. Washington Ave.) and in Melbourne, Australia.

I'm a fan of the unique, good-value biryanis at  BiryaniZ , 246 Castro (biryanis are complexly spiced rice mixtures that come layered with your choice of meats, shrimps, etc.). In May the restaurant plans to add a lunch buffet that will allow sampling different styles.

HeyO! at Ava's Market,  a 100% plant-based Modern-Americana restaurant, expects to open in May inside Ava's Market (where Omelette House was), 340 Castro.
Seeking Jobs and Internship Opportunities for Local College Students
MVLA Scholars is seeking summer positions for our incredibly hard-working college scholars. These students have overcome obstacles to become the first in their families to attend college. Now, they'd love to bring their persistence, dedication, and resilience to contribute to your company, now and/or after graduation. We are looking for internships and jobs of all types, but there is especially a need for internships in the following areas: business/marketing, graphic design, health care/public health, software programming, and civil and mechanical engineering. If you might be interested in providing a job or internship (paid or unpaid and either full-time or part-time), please contact Jennifer Pence at . Thank you for supporting our local students and future professionals!