Thank You Chamber Supporters
The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is located in a unique community: a college town with excellent public and private schools, beautiful residential areas and tree-lined shopping districts, a world-class university and top healthcare institutions, and exciting arts and culture scene -- all this enlivened by a startup culture in an international hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our 500+ members and business professionals represent 70,000+ area employees, including global businesses, cutting-edge researchers, disruptive technologists and leading venture capitalists, as well as specialty and neighborhood retailers, a major shopping center, top-rated hotels and a city government lauded for its city services, sustainability policies and "smart city" practices.
Our Chamber leverages these enviable resources and connections to ensure a vibrant business climate. Our efforts are laser focused on promoting an enviable quality of life for residents and the local workforce, and assisting our members in maximizing their professional success through advocacy, marketing, connection and collaboration.
Learn what other members are creating in one of the smartest, most diverse communities in the world.
The ATHENA Award Program recognizes and honors the achievements of outstanding professional and business women. It celebrates individuals who strive toward the highest level of accomplishment; women who excel in their chosen field but who also open paths so that others may follow. Since its beginning in Michigan in 1982, more than 7,000 awards have been presented in over 500 communities in 8 countries. The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce is pleased to bring this important recognition program to women in Palo Alto.
The annual ATHENA Award Luncheon will be Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto. To purchase your ticket, or to find out about being a table sponsor for this inspiring event, please visit HERE
The Festival of the Arts is a high quality, community-friendly event hosted by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and brought to Silicon Valley by the presenting sponsor, Palo Alto Medical Foundation. The festival draws more than 175,000 people from around California over the weekend. With the support of the City of Palo Alto, this year's festival celebrated it's thirty-seventh year in beautiful downtown Palo Alto! The town’s well-known tree-lined University Avenue transforms into a street fair with more than 300 fine art purveyors, food and wine booths, along with children’s art zone and Italian street painters. Staged entertainers brought a variety of music throughout the event. Be sure to attend next year!