•      IT'S NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK!

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) has rescheduled National Small Business Week activities — originally set in May but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic — for Sept. 22-24 in a virtual format. 

    National Small Business Week is designed to recognize the nation's small business owners, many of whom are veterans, women and minorities, for their achievements and dedication to their communities. This year's activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as the nation's small businesses look to pivot and recover toward a stronger economy. 

    For registration and additional information on National Small Business Week, visit sba.gov/NSBW.


     

  • REGISTER TO VOTE!  Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters the first week of October!  Online voter registration is available at RegisterToVote.ca.gov.

  • WEBINAR PRESENTATIONS & RESOURCE GUIDE

    YOUR GUIDE TO RECENT

    PRESENTATIONS & RESOURCES

    City Council Candidate Forum

    Tuesday, Sept. 15th

    Presented by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce
    Co-Sponsor: Palo Alto Rotary Club
    Moderated by Supervisor Joe Simitian
     

    Click here to watch the Forum on Zoom:

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    Re-Opening Preparedness

    Presented by: Daniel Petrosian

    Green Source Janitorial  

    http://www.greensourcejanitorial.com

    Presentation Slides Here :

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    VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING - Best Practices

    Presented by;

    Elizabeth Santana - Palo Alto Players

    http://www.paplayers.org

    Bruce Gee - Palo Alto Rotary

    http://www.paloaltorotary.com

    Kim Malhotra- AbilityPath

    http://www.abilitypath.com

    Presentation Slides Here 

    https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/

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    Chamber-Presentation(1).pptx

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    Digital Marketing 

    Presented by

    Jock Breitwieser - SocialSellinator

    http://www.socialsellinator.com/roi

    Presentation Slides Here 

    http://www.bit.ly/PA-Chamber

     

    MICROSOFT PRESENTS- MS TEAMS *

    for secure & effective remote collaboration & learning

    Presented By:

    Gerardo Frias 

    @Gerardo Frias

    For details on this presentation click here :

    https://aka.ms/TeamsForPAChamber

     

     

    Stay well and stay optimistic!
  • Member Spotlight

    CHAMBER WELCOMES  NEW  MEMBERS


    Mr. Electric Palo Alto,

    Creative I Consulting,

    Jock Breitweiser ; Socialsellinator 

    Mr. Electric of Palo Alto

    Electricity makes the modern world go round. When your power shorts out, call Mr. Electric of Palo Alto for quick and convenient repairs. We offer our electrical expertise in Palo Alto and the surrounding area. Your home or business is in good hands, whether you’re hoping to overhaul the wiring or install ceiling fans. Our promise to you is the best work, whether your needs are common or complicated. We represent Santa Clara County’s electric solutions with pride.

    https://mrelectric.com/palo-alto?utm_source=gmb&utm_campaign=local&utm_

    medium=organic

     

     

    Creative I Consulting 

     

    Creative I Consulting is an effective and affordable outsourcing solution for nonprofits and small businesses, providing expertise in strategic marketing and communications, development plans, event management, constituent engagement and other special projects. Creative I principal Carrie Drake has 20+ years of experience in the Palo Alto nonprofit community (including recent work with the Chamber and as coordinator for Palo Alto's 125th anniversary celebrations) and is a 2020 Leadership Palo Alto fellow. Contact her at Carrie@Creative-i.net or click here for info. 

     

     

    Jock Breitwieser - Socialsellinator

     

    Jock Breitwieser is an award-winning communicator, with more than 20 yrs. of international communication expertise focusing Digital Marketing and Communications.

    Throughout his career, Jock has worked in agencies and in-house, running global marketing programs that deliver business results.  Since 2013, Jock has been very involved in digital media and social media marketing. He has achieved multiple 100k in revenues for his clients.

    His agency, http://www.socialsellinatorcom  helps businesses and sales teams recognize and leverage the power of social media for business and lead generation.

     

    In 2017, he was named one of the Top 100 social selling influences.

     

     

     

     

  • RESTAURANTS

    TAKEOUT TUESDAY! or any day is the right day to support our local restaurants.

    Many restaurants are open during the Shelter in Place order and eager for your patronage.

    Place your order for takeout or delivery TODAY!

    VIEW  RESTAURANT  LIST

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    Use our Business Directory to locate or learn more about local businesses and members of our Community.

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    Login to update, track, post events and job openings, and summarize all relevant data regarding your Chamber membership.

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    Palo Alto School Board 
    Candidates Debate
    Presented by:
    The Palo Alto Weekly
    Co-sponsored by 
    Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce , Palo Alto Chinese Parent's Club, Avenidas, PALY Campanile, PALY Voice, GUNN Oracle


    Wednesday September 30th 
    7:00pm - 9:00pm


    Register for the School Board debate, paloaltoonline.com/pausd.
    Submit questions to editor@paweekly.com.
     

     
    For More Debate Details Click Here

     

     

    Webinar Series Announced 

    Reopening and Rejuvenating our Community

    Presented by:

    Oshman Family Jewish Community Center 

    Wednesday September 30th

    9:30am - 10:30am 

    How does a single organization, serving every age and demographic, comply with multiple simultaneous COVID - 19 directives and keep its members & community safe and happy?

    The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) spent the spring preparing to reopen businesses as diverse as preschool, summer camp and fitness.

    Successful summer openings mean the OFJCC is now providing onsite preschool, school-age online learning support, fitness and other in-person and virtual programs for all ages.

    The OFJCC will share what it has learned about navigating multiple businesses safely through this new environment.

    Join us via ZOOM - 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88425332618?pwd=TEUxTS9KR1FOWlZWMTNTNURGQ2tYQT09

    For more information contact Sally Flinchbaugh @ sflinchbaugh@paloaltojcc.org

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    SIX TIPS TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS THRIVE DURING THE PANDEMIC
    PRESENTED BY PALO ALTO WEEKLY
    October 6th


    9:30am  - 10:30am

    Join Palo Alto Team members Tom Zahiralis, VP of Sales & Marketing, and Emily Freeman, Director of Marketing and Audience Development, as they share six marketing strategies they are using to set Embarcadero Media and their advertising clients up for a successful future during and post-COVID - 19.

    Embarcadero Media is the home of the most trusted sources of local news and entertainment in Silicon Valley and Tri-Valley -- Palo Alto Weekly/OnlineThe AlmanacMountain View VoicePleasanton Weekly, Danville/San RamonThe Six Fifty, and Peninsula Foodist. As a local business themselves, they've faced similar hardships as you during the current coronavirus crisis. However, they are lucky to have a team of marketing and advertising professionals who have dedicated themselves to finding ways to come out successfully on the other end of these trying times. Over the last few months, they have taken some chances, made changes and learned a number of valuable marketing tips that are producing impressive results for their own business and advertising clients. 

    Join us via Zoom 

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84552579193?pwd=RVRqKzJpa2s0WnFzTU9ZNmY1YjBmdz09


    For more information contact Emily Freeman 

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    Watch Here for Additional October Webinars 

     

    California expands Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave 

    California Governor Immediately Expands Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave - HRWatchdog

     

     

    Coronavirus - Businness Impact Resources   

    Businesses will need to begin thinking more strategically and  should anticipate new models for customer & guest services , here are a few articles that provide some observations on the NEW NORMAL 

    The new era of consumer buying and workplace behavior https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/seven-habits-digital-revolution-risto-l%C3%A4hdesm%C3%A4ki/

    3 Behavioral Trends due to COVID-19: From the Harvard Business Reviewhttps://hbr.org/2020/05/3-behavioral-trends-that-will-reshape-our-post-covid-world

    6 Business Trends due to COVID-19https://projekt202.com/blog/2020/6-business-trends-likely-to-stick-around-after-covid-19

    Coronavirus' business impact: Evolving perspective | McKinsey

                                                                                                                                                  

    A MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY

    In this time of challenge and outrage, as Americans across this country deal with the personal and professional disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic  and now march in protest of systemic racism and inequality, it is clear that we still have a long way to go.  It is even more incumbent on us in the business community to model the behaviors and practices of acceptance, diversity and inclusiveness that have built this nation into the strongest economy in the world.

    READ THE FULL MESSAGE HERE 

     

     

     

     

     

  • CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE AND RESOURCES

    During this unprecedented time, the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce remains a support and advocate for a healthy and robust business climate.

  • News You Can Use

    A digest of relevant information and news stories.

     

  • The best LIVE and ON DEMAND webinars and video conferences are available from these business experts.

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    ADD YOUR VOICE AND BUILD YOUR BUSINESS

    JOIN THE PALO ALTO CHAMBER!

    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.

    JOIN THE CHAMBER TODAY!

     

     

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