Our apologies for the resend! Business Issues & Public Policy Meeting is August 8th.

The People have spoken! The Best of Mountain View 2018 list is here! Let's give a big shout out to our members who have made the list. See all of the Chamber member winners here -- chambermv.org/best-of-mountain-view-2018 .

New Members
Renewing Members
Unique Opportunity for Members to Showcase their Business in Our Community Resource Guide & Member Directory
We are excited to share a unique opportunity to connect with thousands of visitors, new residents and fellow chamber and community members to help grow and market your business to Mountain View and beyond!

This official publication of the Chamber is an exclusive guide used to support the local economy, encourage use of member services, and to answer the many inquiries from visitors and individuals relocating to this area.

The Mountain View Community Resource Guide & Member Directory is an affordable way to showcase your business and position your company as a strong supporter & leader in the community. Delivery is in Fall 2018. The print version of this publication is distributed to hotels, new residents, visitors and business owners.  See the 2018 Guide .
Prime advertising locations will go fast, so don’t delay.
Don't miss the opportunity to promote your business to residents and business owners! For complete information and space reservations please contact our representative Tom Stroup (408) 858-5418 or email  tstroup@tspubs.com
August 9: Joint Mixer with Sunnyvale
Come join Sunnyvale and Mountain View Chambers for a mixer at the brand new Courtyard by Marriott Sunnyvale Mountain View Hotel, in the hub of the high tech industry in Silicon Valley bridges the gap between comfort & convenience with technology & efficiency.

Of course, all work and no play is not the Courtyard way!
August 14: Maximize Your Membership: Tools for New & Renewing Members
  • Are you using our website & social media to showcase your business?  
  • Are you or your team participating in the over 90 events that the Chamber hosts each year? 
  • When was the last time that you visited ILoveMV.org?
  • Where IS the Mountain View Visitor Center? 

Join us for information speed sessions on mastering the member portal, leveraging our marketing & communication tools, understanding how our Government Affairs efforts impact your business and understanding which of our programs and events are the best use of your time.  

Chamber Office
580 Castro Street, Mountain View
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
August 24: Breakfast Networking
August 8: Business Issues & Public Policy Meeting

 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 Chamber.

For more information, please contact    govt_relations@chambermv.org
August 15: The Way to Win: Candidate Campaign Training with Supervisor Joe Simitian and Strategist Marry Hughes
August 30: City Council Candidate Forum 2018

 Join the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce as we host the 2018 Mountain View City Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday, August 30, 2018.

Location: Mountain View City Hall,  500 Castro Street, Plaza
Conference Room and Council Chambers
Time: Doors open at 5:30 pm, Candidate Forum begins at 6:30
Moderator: Bruce Humphrey, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO
We hope you can join us and hear directly from the candidates on issues facing the city now and into the future.
Employee Engagement Opportunity - Volunteer at the 47th Annual Art & Wine Festival

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for our biggest event of the year and we want you to be part of it! On September 8th and 9th we will be hosting our 47th Annual Art and Wine Festival. This festival draws over 150,000 people for a fun filled weekend and provides many opportunities for Chamber members to connect with the community.

If you are looking for an exciting employee engagement opportunity, please consider volunteering at the festival! Your employees can form teams of 4-5 people and staff booths pouring wine or beer or selling tickets and glasses. Volunteers will receive T-shirts, invitations to our Volunteer Appreciation Party hosted at Shoreline Amphitheater, and they can hang out together at an awesome local event.

If you are interested in volunteering and would like more information please contact Jocelyn, our Art and Wine Festival Volunteer Coordinator at AW_volunteer@chamber.org .
Aug 15: Business ConneXions Leads Group

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

Max's Corner: Downtown-MV quarterly restaurant update, August 2018

Quarterly update by Max Hauser

In May a new açaí bowl shop, Vitality Bowls, opened at  650 Castro  where Mahalo Bowl had been. 

Treats on Castro (C'est Si Bon's  282-Castro  bakery outlet) opened June 1 treatsoncastro.com  

At ECR & Castro southwest corner, Peet's Coffee returned mid-June to new quarters in the Greystar complex. 

Flights, a restaurant group from Los Gatos, plans to open a location at 800 California (corner of Castro), where Shiva's closed in June after nearly 14 years.    flightsrestaurants.com  

Wine bar Le Plonc,  331 Castro , added a lavish brunch menu, weekends 11-4. 

Business hours have been limited at Gelato Classico,  241 Castro . Owner evidently can't find help even at the $18/hour offered. 

Maison Alyzée (French bakery and tea room,  212 Castro ) prepares to open at press time [it opened this week, photo shows some of its products] with the Paris Baguette bakery-café at  315 Castro  not far behind.  maisonalyzee.com

Bierhaus,  383 Castro  at California, is due to close mid-September when its lease expires. 

Turkish bakery-café Olympus has applied to expand from  135 Castro  into an adjacent retail space. 
Meet NOVA - Your Local Workforce Development Board

What’s a Workforce Development Board and what can it do for you? Meet your local WDB: NOVA. Sunnyvale-based NOVA provides nationally-recognized workforce services for businesses and job seekers.

NOVA, which receives funding through the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, has a number of services that might surprise you. In addition to operating comprehensive career centers for local job seekers, NOVA’s services for business include staffing and recruitment assistance, linkages to labor market information, outplacement assistance, and connections to information about business tax credits and resources to help you train and retain your current workforce. Read more