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.




  • 40th Annual Tall Tree Awards

    The Tall Tree Awards are given to individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional civic contributions and service to the community. The event is sponsored by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and the Palo Alto Weekly, a Chamber Leader’s Circle Member. From time to time, a special one-time Global Impact Award is given to a person or business that has made an impact upon the community that is noteworthy.  Nominations are submitted by the general public once a year and awarded in four categories. Nomination form is available below. 

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 
    Crowne Plaza Palo Alto

    4290 El Camino Real

    Reception 5:30-7:00 pm

    Dinner and Awards 7:00-9:00 pm

    Sponsorships with special benefits available. Contact the Chamber at information@paloaltochamber.com.




    The most popular Quad-City Expo is happening again on Feb 21st, 2019! This is a collaboration with Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale. The goal of the Four Chamber Expo is to provide exhibitors with a cost-effective venue to create new business introductions, as well as attract fresh clients.

    In addition to business exhibits, the Four Chamber Expo will offer raffle prizes, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. This event is free and open to the public.

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