Weekly Message ~ October 2019
Business News
Chamber Board Election Ballot is Open
A ballot that needs your vote is the Chamber Board Election Ballot. Please vote!

The Board Ballot will close on Monday, November 18 at 5 pm .

Police Department Shares Halloween Tips
The Police Department reminds residents to follow these tips for a safe Halloween:

  • Prepare before Halloween, plan a Halloween party instead of trick-or-treating or attend a community event.
  • Choose comfortable costumes and shoes that do not restrict movement.
  • Avoid dark-colored costumes.
  • Use makeup rather than a mask.
  • Make sure costumes are fireproof or treated with fire retardant.
  • Use reflective fabric or tape to improve visibility.
  • On Halloween day, turn on exterior lights and remove objects that could cause tripping.
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone – stay with an adult and in groups. 

Getting Downtowns Moving with Convenient and Sustainable Access
Many downtowns in the Bay Area are facing some version of this challenge: Customers and workers, residents and visitors all need to be able to get downtown, and parking can be a barrier. In this session, experts will discuss a variety of strategies to improve access to downtown that also help reduce congestion and improve the environment, including:

  • Managing parking
  • Providing transit access for low-income workers and small businesses
  • Improving access for cycling, walking, and micro-mobility
  • Building affordable homes downtown

Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
700 Alma Street, Menlo Park

Draft TA Strategic Plan Seeking Feedback
The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) released its Draft Strategic Plan for public comment. This Draft Plan outlines how the TA will make investment decisions over the next five years for the funds from Measures A and W that it is responsible for administering, including the process for how projects will be evaluated and prioritized. These decisions will have a major impact on transportation funding in this County. 
We hope you will take some time to review and comment. The Draft Plan and comment form are available here . Public comment closes on Friday, November 15 .

Around Menlo Park
Ian Ruhter - Color Field Artist Exhibition & Reception
Color Field takes the viewer on a visual and emotional excursion accessing their subconscious memories and thoughts. Ian Ruhter's unique technique combining the visualization of the negative state of the image with the subtractive color process alters the way the brain sees and interprets these images relying on the subconscious for clarification.

Exhibition Dates : October 28 to December 7
Artist Reception : Saturday, November 2, 4 to 7 pm
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park

Members at Work
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.’s 11th Annual Baubles, Bangles and Bags Event
Please join the 11th Annual Baubles, Bangles and Bags Event, benefiting PVI’s Meals on Wheels program.

  • Doors Open at 10:30 am for champagne reception, silent auction and themed holiday tree raffle
  • Luncheon and live auction at 12:30 pm
  • Featured speaker: Stephen Silver, CEO of S.H. Silver Company, fine jewelry
  • Individual tickets are $175.00; $75.00 is tax-deductible

Monday, November 4, 10:30 am
Menlo Circus Club
190 Park Lane, Atherton

Mark Your Calendar
October 29
9 to 11 am, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park

November 1
8:30 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room

November 2
4 to 7 pm, Art Ventures Gallery, Menlo Park

November 4
10:30 am, Menlo Circus Club, Atherton

November 6
6:30 to 8:30 pm, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park

November 8
5 to 8 pm, Marcela's Village Gallery, Menlo Park

November 9
1 to 4 pm, 1090 Merrill Street, Menlo Park

November 11
Chamber Closed in observance of Veteran's Day
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