Member Referrals

John Waller with The OnHold Experience referred Robert de Bouff with Off the Stick, a new healthy fast food restaurant in Sunnyvale. To sample some of their delicious food, visit their Sunnyvale restaurant at 947 E. Arques, #121 or call for more information, (408) 596-6433. John also referred Cheryl Villavicencio with Bay Area Pros & Staffing,
LLC. If you need help with catering an event or party or are in need of corporate food service and more contact the pros at (408) 599-4997 for great ideas and service. Contact John Waller at (408) 679-4050 to turn hold time into sold time for your business!
Brandi Madison with Party Club Entertainment referred Angela Simas with Nothing Bundt Cakes Willow Glen. Looking for a fabulous easy dessert for you next dinner party or event? Contact Angela at (408) 448-1000 or visit the Willow Glen location at 1702 Meridian Avenue, Suite B, San Jose to view and taste all of their amazing flavors and custom
decorated cakes. Want to party and network? Contact Brandi at (408) 687-5958 to find out which events are coming up and have fun while making new contacts!
Joe Siecinski with Action Coach Santa Clara referred DeAnna Pursai with College of Adaptive Arts. College of Adaptive Arts offers classes in the arts, health, and wellness to adults with disabilities. To find out more, visit the website: http://www.collegeofadaptivearts.org or call DeAnna at (408) 384-8674. For ways to find more time in your day and put more money in your pocket, call Joe at (408)
899-6737 to set up a consultation to learn more!
Want to see your name here? If someone you know would benefit by joining the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce, please refer them to Carol Zimring at (408) 380-1236. Every month we publish new member referrals, listing both the new member and t
he Chamber member who referred them. When a member has referred a total of three new members, they will receive a $100.00 advertising credit for use in our weekly and monthly publications.

Support Local Teachers and Students

Have you been looking for ways to support local education? Sponsor Santa Clara Unified School District’s Back-to-School Kickoff event on August 14 by hosting our staff at a venue on your site. Santa Clara Unified is looking to take our staff of 1,500 off campus for an inspirational kickoff to the 2015-2016 school year.
We have three amazing speakers lined up and it would make the welcome back even more special for our staff if we could partner to turn it up a notch. What is needed: Seating for 1,500, A/V equipment (or we can bring in rental A/V equipment), and
access to nearby parking. Don’t have a venue but still want to help? We’d love to partner to provide our staff morning snacks and beverages. There are many ways this benefits our sponsor(s). First, feeling really good about doing something amazing for our local
educators as we send them into the school year inspired to meet every succe
ss and challenge that comes their way. Second, you get bragging rights. We will spread the word around town about how SUPPORTIVE and AMAZING you are and the ways you
show our community you care. How? News releases, communication to parent
s, social media posts, our community newsletter (mailed to 50,000 homes). We could even arrange an opportunity at the start of the morning for the CEO, VP, etc. to address our staff for 2-3 minutes. We really want to do something different and exciting for our staff this year and know there is a partner out there who’s been itching to do the same.
Contact: Jennifer Dericco, SCUSD Public Information Officer, (408) 423-2131 or
jdericco@scusd.net

PACE Awarded Grant from the Intero Foundation

The Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE) has received a grant from The Intero Foundation. This grant will provide PACE School students with a sand and water sensory feature for their Occupational Therapy play space.
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PACE School students range in age from 6 to 22 and live with moderate to severe autism. These students exhibit a wide range of motor deficiencies and sensory triggers. PACE Occupational Therapists (OTs) created a therapy play space at the school site to help students with these issues, and the Intero funds will help the school to expand the
program. Sensory, sand and water tables allow children to enjoy a variety of sensory experiences – tactile, vestibular, visual, and proprioceptive. Use of a variety of textures stimulates different sensory input in children.PACE students will now experience
this sensory stimulation daily.
Cathy Jackson, the President of the Intero Foundation, stated, “I am proud that Intero is committed to the mission of the Foundation. Furthering the education and well-being of children in our community is a goal our entire team can support––and this gra
nt is how we express our dedication.” Money is raised for the Intero Foundation through the agents and employees of Intero in addition to fundraising events.
“As Realtors we earn our living by serving the community, so when we formed Intero it was fundamental that we figured out a way to give back to those communities. We do this through the Intero Foundation,” says Tom Tognoli, President and CEO of Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc. The Intero Foundation presents grants to deserving orga
nizations chosen by the members of Intero offices in different regions on a quarterly basis.
Autism is a neuro-developmental disability that impacts an individual’s ability to regulate sensory input, to communicate, to interact socially, and to learn in conventional ways. Autism is considered a spectrum disorder and so affects each individual differently and at varying degrees.
About PACE:
Founded in 1989, Pacific Autism Center for Education provides high-quality programs
for individuals with autism and its related developmental disabilities. PACE operates a non-public school for ages 6-22, offers Early Intervention therapy services, and operates two children and four adult group homes in Santa Clara County.
EIN: 77-0259858.
facebook.com/pacificautismce
About the Intero Foundation:
Funded, promoted and governed by Intero agents and employees, the Intero Foundation is a non–profit organization guided by the principle that one must give in order
to receive and committed to helping children in need. Since its inception in 2002, the organization has raised more than $3 million and has supported over 140 charities that positively impact the growth and well-being of children in need.
Contact:
Deb McClellan
Marketing & Communication Manager
PACE – Pacific Autism Center for Education
1880 Pruneridge Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050
408.625.6174 |
pacificautism.org

New Members

ALEXANDRA ANDERSON, STATE FARM AGENCY
980 El Camino Real, Suite 350
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 244-4400
Ms. Alexandra Anderson
Insurance & Financial Services

ACCESSIBLE FITNESS
2072 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Mr. Paul O’Lone
Health Fitness Centers & Gyms

BAY AREA EVENT PROS 7 STAFFING, LLC.
1762 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 599-4997
Mr. Jorge Ventura
Event/Meeting Planners

BOURBON STEAK AND BOURBON PUB
Levi’s Stadium
4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 217-2490
Ms. Tricia Murtaugh
Restaurants

CHAPARRAL CORPORATION
3375 Calaveras Road
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 726-8453
Ms. Sue Pennell
Recreation/Outdoor Activities

COLLEGE OF ADAPTIVE ARTS
1401 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 260
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 384-8674
Ms. DeAnna Pursai
Education

CRESTVIEW DENTAL GROUP
265 Crestview Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 248-1012
Ms. Kelly Walker
Dentist

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON SAN JOSE AIRPORT HOTEL
1471 N. 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 452-0200
Ms. Taissa Christino
Hotels & Motels/Resort

FUJIFILM NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION
200 Summit Lake Drive
Vallhala, NY 10595
(914) 789-8100
Mr. Matthew Schmidt
High-Tech

GIA POWER MANAGEMENT
1040 Di Giulio Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(800) 942-0094
Mr. John Finney
Contractors

GREAT MALL-SIMON PROPERTY GROUP
447 Great Mall Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 945-4022
Ms. Lynne Rice
Convention Serv. – Entertainment/Espresso/Music/Theatre

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 247-2956
Ms. Danielle Orong
Education

HEROIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2059 Camden Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
Mr. Nate Odegarb
Computer Consulting/IT Services

LIONBRIDGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3100 De La Cruz Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(978) 964-4718
Ms. Henri Broekmate
Translation-Interpretation

MEINEKE CAR CARE CENTER SANTA CLARA
2336 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 642-5931
Mr. Sivakumar Patchayappan
Auto Repair/Services/Accessories & Parts

MONARK PREMIUM APPLIANCE COMPANY
52 N. Winchester Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 907-3800
Mr. Ken Simons
Appliance Sales

MYLOCALGOOD, LLC.
1902 Hillebrant Place
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 419-9777
Mr. Amit Padalkar
Computer Software

NAVISITE
2805 Lafayette Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 965-9259
Ms. Belinda Batdorf
Data Center Management/Database Services

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES WILLOW GLEN
1702 Meridian Avenue, Suite B
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 448-1000
Ms. Angela Simas
Bakeries

PARI & GERSHON, INC.
2053 Lincoln Avenue, Suite A
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 966-7184
Ms. Romena Jonas
Interior Design/Architecture/Furniture Sales

RUSSELL’S FURNITURE
2600 Lafayette Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 296-7393
Mrs. Eleanor Rusnak
Furniture Sales/Rental/Relocation Services/Apartment
Locator

SEE’S CANDIES
210 El Camino Real
So. San Francisco, CA 93050
(800) 877-7337
Ms. Liz Guzman

SMALL BUSINESS HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES
P.O. Box 4187
Santa Clara, CA 95056
(408) 834-9069
Ms. Karen Matthews
Human Resources-Consulting/Training/Associations

STEVENS CREEK BMWi
4333 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 249-9070
Mr. Rax Patel
Auto-New/Used

WEST COAST ROOFING SYSTEMS
1659 Scott Blvd., #165
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 612-1228
Mr. Adam Coronado
Roofing & Repair

WHICH WICH
540 Newhall Drive
San Jose, CA 95110
(925) 953-0932
Mr. Rahul Verma
Restaurants

Pyramid Awards Dinner

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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

Minimum Wage Ordinance – Your input is necessary

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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!