October Newsletter

New Members
Renewing Members
Silicon Valley Successes Ep3 Chamber of Commerce with Dawn Maher
Dawn Maher, Chief Evangelist and VP of Partnerships for the Chamber was on  Silicon Valley Successes . Filmed at  KMVT15 Community Television . You can watch her interview here: https://youtu.be/gae15OtDTAY
Everything you need to know to update your Member Landing Page on the Chamber Website
As a member, you have access to a variety discounts and benefits exclusively available to Chamber members. 

To use ChamberMaster, you’ll first need to to make an account. The Chamber has emailed out a link to each of its members describing how to do this. If you have not received this email or can not find it, please reach out to us at  info@chambermv.org  and we’ll send one out to you!

Once you have created your member page in ChamberMaster, you can use it to post jobs, company information, and anything else you’d like to your own personal company landing page, which will be displayed on the  Chamber website . This means increased visibility for your business, even if you don’t have a website.

Below, you can find video and pdf instructions detailing how to update your company page (“profile” below). You can also learn how to post deals and jobs, pay bills, and take advantage of events hosted by the Chamber and its members.

Please contact us at info@chambermv.org with any questions you have about member benefits.
Business ConneXions Leads Group
October 3 & 17, 2018 | 11:30am - 1:00pm | Chamber Office

Business ConneXions is the perfect vehicle for exchanging leads and referrals while developing your network of business connections. Guests and visitors are encouraged to attend 2 meetings for FREE. Only one seat, per industry, per group! Open seats are available in our Wednesday lunch group.  Contact Dawn Maher at dawn@chambermv.org for more information. 
Maximize Your Membership: Tools for New & Renewing Members
October 9, 2018 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Chamber Office

  • 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.  
Mountain View, Santa Clara & Sunnyvale Chamber Spooktacular Mixer

October 10, 2018 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Oakwood Mountain View
Join Mountain View, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale Chambers for a special Chamber Spooktacular Mixer. Enjoy exciting networking opportunities at Oakwood’s stunning Mountain View property in the heart of Silicon Valley. We dare you to come dressed in a fun Halloween costume. Oakwood will have a prize for the best outfit!

Oakwood Worldwide has locations all over the world providing a “home away from home” for every business traveler.

Dress Code: Dress up is optional, but Oakwood is giving away a prize for best costume so give it a shot!
Oakwood will provide drinks and appetizers and property tours.
Save the Date: 2018 Athena Awards Luncheon
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 27th Annual ATHENA Award and the 9th Annual ATHENA Young Professional Award. Created to honor an outstanding Mountain View leader and Chamber member, this award will be presented to a woman and young female professional who has attained and personified the highest level of professional excellence in business and the community.
Fires, Floods, and Faults: Emergency Preparedness for Small Businesses

October 18, 2018 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Great America Pavillion
Your business does not stop because of a disaster. Thorough emergency planning strengthens a company's ability to quickly recover from financial losses, loss of market share, damages to equipment or products and business interruption in the event of a disaster.

Join us and learn from emergency preparedness experts how you can survive and thrive as a business through the next disaster while enjoying some light appetizers and wine!

Festiv'ALL 2918: Small Business Resource Fair

October 19, 2018 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | San Jose City College
Festiv’ALL 2018 will bring together a powerful combination and significant number of multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, business-oriented organizations from all around the region. 

Festiv’ALL is an excellent opportunity for members of participating organizations to meet, greet, network and recruit. The event will have numerous representations from local business servicing agencies and associations, complimentary food samples from various multicultural restaurants as well as ongoing entertainment. Festiv’ALL is a mega mixer that will draw over a thousand attendees.
Save the Date: Young Professionals Halloween Event w/ SILVAR YP

October 30, 2018 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | OPAL
Check back later, registration details to come.
Business Issues & Public Policy Meeting

October 10, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Mountain View Chamber

 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    govt_relations@chambermv.org
Downtown Parking Study

The City is exploring potential downtown parking policies and strategies and would like your feedback to learn about options we should consider. We are gathering data about how you access and park downtown to better understand how to improve the overall parking experience. All of the information gathered will be presented in a report to City staff and City Council in early 2019 to help determine if exploring new downtown parking policies is something Council would like to pursue.
Thank you for taking the time to help us, and we look forward to your feedback. For more information about the study, visit:  https://www.mountainview.gov/depts/comdev/economicdev/downtowndev/dtparking.asp
I Love Mountain View: Mountain View Community Shuttle
I rode the Mountain View Community Shuttle today to do a few errands. It’s a great way to get a free tour of our city. I took photos along the way, through the bus window. 

The free shuttle started 4 years ago, and it is 100% sponsored by Google. They just renewed their contract which will continue the service in our community through 2019.

It’s free; just hop on. It leaves every 30 minutes and there are about 30 stops. Here’s a map of the stops . I was on it for the entire route today and it took just over an hour. You could get so many....
Weekend San Francisco Caltrain Closure – Oct. 6 to Late Spring 2019
Construction is advancing along the Caltrain corridor for Caltrain Electrification. To accommodate the brand new electric trains, construction crews will begin work in the four San Francisco tunnels starting in October. 

In order to facilitate work in the tunnels,  trains will not serve the San Francisco or 22 nd  Street stations on weekends from October 6, 2018 to late spring 2019.  Caltrain service will stop at Bayshore Station and free bus service will transport passengers to the 22nd and San Francisco stations. Caltrain encourages customers to consider alternative transit options on weekends, including BART via Millbrae Station. Weekday Caltrain service will not be impacted. For more service information, including a list of transit alternatives, please visit   www.caltrain.com/SFweekendClosure .

Crews will create additional clearance in the tunnel sides to accommodate the new trains and will install anchor bolts in the tunnel ceilings to facilitate the installation of the overhead contact system that will power the new electric trains. For more information on the work visit  CalMod.org/SFtunnels .

6th Annual Mountain View Oktoberfest Oct 6 & 7