The Santa Clara Chamber and Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted the Pyramid Awards Gala and Dinner on June 11th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This annual event welcomes the installation of new Board members and honors outgoing Board members. This year the Chamber also recognized Diana Fruit Co. Inc., Peterson’s Insurance, Santa Clara University and University Electric Co. Inc. as our Founding Members. We also provided a recap of the past year and installed the 2015/2016 Officers and Directors. Additionally, Business Experience Day scholarship recipients were recognized. The evening included a keynote address by Keith Bruce, VP & CEO of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. Festivities began with a no-host cocktail reception and silent auction followed by the dinner. We ended the evening with the Awards presentation, recap, keynote address and installation of officers.
Here is the list of honorees:
Ambassador of the Year – John Waller
Distinguished Community Leader – Chris Boyd
Individual Member of the Year – Palvinder Jagait
Business Member of the Year – Ding Ding TV
Don Von Raesfeld Chamber Volunteer Award – Mike Westerman
Dan MacNaughton Memorial Scholarship – Jennifer Nguyen – Santa Clara High School
The Santa Clara City Council requested that City staff review an increase in the City of Santa Clara’s minimum wage to take effect on January 1, 2016. The Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau encourages businesses to learn more about the proposed ordinance and to complete our online survey. The increase would be an amount above the State of California’s minimum wage increase from $9 to $10 per hour, which will also take effect on January 1, 2016. The amount currently proposed is $11 per hour.
Please take a moment to complete the Survey. WE VALUE YOUR OPINIONS AND NEED YOUR INPUT!