Please note that our office will be closed from July 4-6 in observation of the
Fourth of July holiday.

It is a pleasure to announce that Bruce Humphrey is the new President/CEO & Head of Government Affairs. Bruce has been the lead of Government Affairs since February 2017 and has served as the Program Director of Leadership Mountain View since 2016.

Before joining the Chamber to head government affairs and Leadership Mountain View, Bruce was the Ambassador Strategic Outreach Coordinator with the 63rd Regional Support Command, United States Army Reserve. 

Bruce is a proactive executive with 15+ years of diverse experience analyzing operational needs to formulate initiatives that improve organizational performance, transform strategic gaps into opportunities and leverage resources to propel growth. Bruce is an innovative team builder with success mentoring and training employees on best practices to optimize productivity and implementing strategies to drive strategic initiatives, evangelize the vision and lead change. In addition, he is a hands-on business leader with an ability to establish cross-functional communications to mitigate issues and drive success. Active DoD Secret Clearance (previously held Top Secret Clearance).

New Members
Renewing Members
July 11: Annual Business Mixer
Join us at Ristorante Don Giovanni's on Wednesday, July 11th for the Annual Business Mixer.

This Annual mixer is our premier mixer event. It is an excellent opportunity to meet and develop new partnerships. Help us thank outgoing board members and welcome new board members.
Be sure to stop by the 4th Annual Technology Showcase
July 24: Finding Your Confident Female Voice
Chamber Supports The Children's Hospital Bond Act of 2018

The California Children’s Hospital Association is sponsoring a statewide initiative for the November 2018 ballot. It is the Children’s Hospital Bond Act of 2018.
This will be the 3rd time (previously in 2004 & 2008) that the voters will be asked to pass a bond to be used for capital and technology projects to increase access to care and capacity for caring for children... especially those with complex health diagnoses.

This bond will allow Children's Hospitals to expand, upgrade and improve their facilities and reach... meaning more kids will have access to specialized, life-saving care they need.

The bond also helps Children's Hospitals acquire the latest technology and life-saving medical equipment, giving doctors the tools to save more children’s lives.

Children’s Hospitals have a track record of spending bond money wisely. Funds from previous bond measures have been invested to ensure seismic safety, add inpatient beds, and acquire new technology. However, the growing demand for care means additional funds are needed to continue ensuring high-quality care of our states sickest kids.

Get more information on The Children’s Hospital Bond Act of 2018 here
New Fire Sprinkler Tax Initiatives for Small Businesses

Recent federal tax reform legislation — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — includes incentives that make it more affordable for small business owners to install fire sprinklers. Fire sprinkler systems are the only tool that can reduce the spread of fire, heat and smoke in a building and contain the fire until the fire department arrives. This provides valuable time for employees and customers to escape a fire.

Small businesses can now deduct the expense of installing a fire sprinkler system on their federal taxes... read more
July 11: 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
Apply Now for Leadership Mountain View Class of 2018-2019

 Helping Good People Become Great Leaders
If you are looking to:
  • Expand your network
  • Enhance your leadership style
  • Activate your passion to serve
Then Leadership Mountain View is for you!
Complete the  online application  by July 31, 2018.  We recommend that you apply early to be sure to get a spot, limited seats are available for this 9-month program, beginning September 2018 and ending May 2019. 
July 18: 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

Volunteer at the 47th Annual Art & Wine Festival

The Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers for the  47th Art & Wine Festival on September 8th and 9th. This year they’re asking people to volunteer in groups of four, if at all possible. 

The festival is immense and it takes hundreds of man-hours to set it up. The crew works all night long. Then all the artists arrive and set up their booths. Then another couple hundred volunteers show up to pour beer and wine. That’s where you and your friends come in. 

They need fun, enthusiastic volunteers, who are at least 14 years old. In order to pour alcohol, volunteers need to be 21 years old. High school kids can work in the ticket and glass booths.... Read more
Thursday Night Live July 12 & July 26

Thursday Night Live Series in Downtown Mountain View kicks off on June14th at Castro Street between Mercy and Villa Streets and will be closed to traffic so the public can walk the street to enjoy restaurant dining, shopping, children's activities, a farmer's market, live music and a custom/classic car show. All events are from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

July 12, 2018 - The Megatones, rock - class to modern
July 26, 2018 - Stealin' Chicago, a Chicago cover band

Upcoming CSFRA Community Workshops

The City of Mountain View will be hosting a series of community rent stabilization workshops for the remainder of 2018. Each workshop will focus on a different topic related to the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act. There are five workshops planned, one is a general workshop for both landlords and tenants, while the others are either tenant or landlord specific. Attached is the flyer. We request that you post and distribute this flyer throughout the community and to any interested parties. Our goal is to reach as many people in our community as possible. Thank you in advance for your help in spreading the word.
July 12, 2018  – 6:30 PM – MV Senior Center
Landlord Focused: Rent Increases, AGA, and Tenant Hardship Protections
July 26, 2018  – 6:30 PM – MV Senior Center
Tenant Focused: Rent Increases, AGA, and Tenant hardship Protections