Weekly Message ~ December 2019
Business News
All Electric Concept Fire Truck Event & Demonstration
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce Members:
After several years of meetings with Rosenbauer and Burtons Fire Apparatus vendors, that included discussions regarding the build, functionality, efficiency, practicality, performance, cost effectiveness and modifications for a US Fire Service all electric fire engine, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is proud to play host to a two day event and the first formal public/private viewing in Northern California of the  All-Electric, Concept Fire Truck (CFT) , built by Rosenbauer Fire Apparatus.

Invite Only Event (Chamber Members):
Wednesday, December 11 at 5 pm
Station 1, 300 Middlefield Road

General Public Event:
Thursday, December 12, 1 to 5 pm
Station 6, 700 Oak Grove Avenue

It's a Wonderful Nutcracker by Menlowe Ballet
It's a Wonderful Nutcracker blends the magic and wonder of a traditional Nutcracker with the heartwarming message from Frank Capra's 1940's film, It's a Wonderful Life, The result brings two of the world's most heralded holiday classics together in a clever way that is warm, funny and uniquely entertaining.

Since its premiere in 2015,  It's a Wonderful Nutcracker  has been embraced for its warmth, humor, and original blending of two classic tales. Adults appreciate the ballet’s world-class dancing, while children perch on their seats as dancing dolls magically appear, toy soldiers battle mischievous mice, snowflakes swirl, and a beautiful angel emerges.

December 13-15 & 21-22, 2019
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA .

Menlo Park TMA Study Survey
Improve your Commute

Take a 10-minute survey to help reduce congestion and achieve more sustainable and reliable travel for Menlo Park.
The City of Menlo Park wants to learn more about how you commute, and what challenges you face during your trips to and from work. This  brief survey  can be filled out in one sitting and will help them move forward with finding ways to improve your commute! Please take a few minutes to fill it out, and pass it along to your coworkers and employees.
You can learn more about the study  here .
City Council Reorganization Meeting
You are invited to the City of Menlo Park’s  City Council reorganization on Tuesday, December 17 at 7 pm . Please join Mayor Ray Mueller, Vice Mayor Cecilia Taylor, and City Councilmembers Catherine Carlton, Drew Combs, and Betsy Nash for the swearing in of the new City Councilmembers and selection of the next Mayor and Vice Mayor.

City Council Chambers
701 Laurel St., Menlo Park

Holiday Events
One Week Left for Jerry Rice 25th Annual NFL Alumni Toy Drive
Mayor Ray Mueller announces the return of the  Jerry Rice 25th Annual NFL Alumni Celebrity Toy Drive  to downtown Menlo Park. Members of the community are encouraged to support the Domini Hoskins Black History Museum's effort to provide toys to those in need.

The toy drive is scheduled through Saturday, December 14 , between 11 am and 6 pm at 807 Santa Cruz Ave . (Santa Cruz Avenue and Crane Street). Admission to the event is $5.00 or a new unwrapped toy. 

Members at Work
Live Oak Lions Club Supports Firefighters' Toy Drive
The  Live Oak Lions Club  donated $1,900 of toys to the Chamber's toy barrel for the  Menlo Park Firefighters' Association's Toy and Food Drive . These toys are given to children in need.

You can drop off new toys, non-perishable food, and monetary donations for members of our community at the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce ( 1100 Merrill St. ) or at the City of Menlo Park ( 701 Laurel St. ).
Art Ventures Gallery: Harry Cohen
  • Artist: Harry Cohen
  • Retrospective Expressionism, Californian Colors
  • Curated by Michael Killen

Come see his work at Art Ventures Gallery!

Opening: Friday, December 13, 4 to 6 pm
Gallery: Friday, December 13 to Thursday, January 30

Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park
Christmas Tree Lots
Support our local clubs and organizations by purchasing a tree at
one of these Christmas Tree Lots:

The  Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot  is located on the Stanford
Campus on the corner of Embarcadero and El Camino Real, across from Palo Alto High School.

The  Nativity School Christmas Tree Lot  is located at Nativity School on the corner of Oak Grove Ave and Laurel St. in Menlo Park.
Amici's December Deal
20% OFF Items of the Month at Amici's East Coast Pizzeria!

Enjoy 20% off Amici's items of the month:
Milano Pizza & Orecchiette with Kale and Sausage.

Offer valid on pick-up & delivery orders during the month of December via  amicis.com . Use  'DEC19'  at checkout.

Mark Your Calendar
December 11
5 pm, 300 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park

December 12
1 to 5 pm, 700 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park

December 12-15
The Refuge Menlo Park & San Carlos

December 13-15, 21-22
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

December 13
4 to 6 pm, 888 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park

December 17
7 to 11 pm, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park

December 25
Chamber Closed in observance of Christmas
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce | (650) 325-2818 |  menloparkchamber.com