Member Referrals

We would like to recognize and acknowledge member referrals for the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce.  The following new members were referred by an existing member of the Chamber and we would like to recognize and thank them for their support.

John Waller with The OnHold Experience referred Elle Wood with Mimosa Networks, Inc.  Mimosa Networks, Inc. offers the next generation of Wi-Fi hardware, designed for outdoor use, at long distances and with robust speed connecting homes and business.  For more information, contact Elle at (209) 247-3305 or visit their website, www.mimosa.co.    Contact John Waller at (408) 679-4050 to learn how you can capture your customer’s attention even while they are on hold.  Great investment for your business!

Cindy Baldanzi, with Fine Line Graphics referred Romena Jones with Pari & Gershon, Inc.  If you are in need of a design company for commercial or residential projects, contact Romena at (408) 966-7184 to learn more.   For graphic design, marketing and web design, contact Cindy at (408) 261-7676. 

Shawn Parola with All The Buzz referred Jennifer Jaciw with Lone Star Limousine. Contact Shawn at (408) 504-3703 to order beautiful and unique gift baskets for your clients or family and friends.  Holidays are coming up, so now is a great time to visit her website, www.allthebuzzgifts.com.  Need transportation to the airport or corporate event?   Contact Jennifer at (408) 263-1583 and experience the Bay Area’s Premier Transportation Company for yourself.

Ravinder Lal with the UPS Store #4636 referred Pam Ashford with Pam Ashford-Independent Consultant-Rodan & Fields.   For healthy and beautiful skin, contact Pam at (408) 502-0580 or visit her website www.pashford.myrandf.com to learn more about these great skin care products and business opportunity.   If you need printing, signs or shipping services, contact Ravinder at (408) 247-4010 or visit his store at 2784 Homestead Road, Santa Clara to experience great service and quality products for your business.

Lidia Blair with Pizza Party referred Yuju Jade Hsiung, PhD with Yuju Investments.  Do you need a financial advisor for your personal or business investments?  Contact Jade at (408) 732-3250 to schedule a consultation.   For great pizza and more, contact Lidia at Pizza Party (408) 248-5680 or stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner at 1998 Homestead Road #101, Santa Clara.

 

New Members: August – October 2015

August 2015

All The Buzz

4605 San Felipe Rd.

San Jose, CA 95135

Phone: (408) 504‑3703

Web Address: http://www.allthebuzzgifts.com

Ms. Shawn Parola

Gifts & Accessories

LuxBus America

560 Lincoln Avenue

San Jose, CA 95126

Phone: (408) 654‑9660      Fax: (408) 763‑4923

Web Address: http://www.luxbusamerica.com

Mr. Casey Collier

Transportation Services

Mimosa Networks, Inc.

469 El Camino Real, Suite 100

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (209) 247‑3305

Web Address: http://www.mimosa.com

Ms. Elle Wood

Telecommunications/Consulting/Service

SERVPRO Of Santa Cruz/Santa Clara

5610 Scotts Valley Drive, Suite B 552

Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Phone: (408) 392‑9700      Fax: (408) 217‑2727

Web Address: http://www.servproofsantaclara.com

Vince Dandrea

Fire & Water Restoration

September 2015

Alan L. Frame, D.D.S.

1171 Homestead Road, #214

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408)244‑3562       Fax: (408)244‑0137

Web Address: http://www.alanframedds.com

Ms. Julie Acosta

Dentists

Aloft Santa Clara

510 America Center Court

San Jose, CA 95002

Phone: (408) 263‑3900      Fax: (408) 263‑3901

Web Address: http://www.aloftsantaclara.com

Mr. Allen Chin

Hotels & Motels/Resort

American Legion Post 419

958 Homestead Road

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 244‑3050

Web Address: http://www.alpost419ca.org

Mr. Rick Gundo

Conference & Banquet Facility

Chimek

3597 Homestead Road

Santa Clara, CA 95051

Phone: (408) 315‑8733

Web Address: http://www.cmchimek.com

Mr. Sean Lee

Restaurants

Lion & Compass, Inc.

1023 N Fair Oaks Ave

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Phone: (408) 745‑1260      Fax: (408) 747‑0548

Web Address: http:///www.lionandcompass.com

Ms. Yesenia Arzola

Restaurants

Lone Star Limousine

1617 S. Main Street, Ste A

Milpitas, CA 95035

Phone: (408) 263‑1583      Fax: (408) 263‑1588

Web Address: http://www.LnStarLimo.com

Jennifer Jaciw

Limousine Services

Massage Envy

2066 El Camino Real, Suite E‑09

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 206‑6846

Mr. Huy Vu

Massage‑Therapeutic

Pam Ashford‑Independent Consultant of Rodan & Fields

17789 Kiowa Trail

Los Gatos, CA 95033

Phone: (408) 502‑0580      Fax: (408) 353‑1948

Web Address: http://www.pashford.myrandf.com

Ms. Pam Ashford

Skin Care

ROEM Development Corporation

1650 Lafayette Street

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 984‑5600      Fax: (408) 984‑3111

Web Address: http://www.roemcorp.com

Erin Caputo

Real Estate Developers

Stephanie Ligsay of Intero Real Estate Services

518 North Santa Cruz Avenue

Los Gatos, CA 95030

Phone: (408)313‑1264

Web Address:  http://www.stephanieligsay.com

Ms. Stephanie Ligsay

The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara, CA

2098 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 816‑7825

Web Address: http://www.tutoringcenter.com

Ms. Dana Reyes

Schools‑Specialty/Training

October, 2015

ADT

40563 Encyclopedia Circle

Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (408) 631‑7822      Fax: (408) 626‑7163

Web Address: http://www.adt.com

Ms. Eileen Eshleman

Security Services/Security Guards

The Ballpark Sports Bar

2531 Newhall Street

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 244‑0293

Ms. Diane Schmidt

Cocktail Lounges

Cruise Planners

2031 Sonador Commons

San Jose, CA 95128

Phone: (669) 342‑7376

Web Address: http://www.FunFabTravel.com

Ms. Helene Girard

Travel Agencies/Travel Discount Guide

Illusive Comics & Games, LLC

2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105

Santa Clara, CA 95051

Phone: (408) 985‑7481

Web Address: http://www.illusivecomics.com

Anna Warren Cebrian

Isle of Gamers

2740 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 985‑7655

Web Address: http://www.isleofgamers.com

Anna Warren Cebrian

Keller Williams Silicon City

2520 Mission College Blvd

Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: (408) 460‑4272      Fax: (408) 899‑4143

Web Address: http://www.kwsiliconcity.com

Ms. Mattie C. Baker

Real Estate Commercial/Residential

Tarana Wireless

2953 Bunker Hill Lane

Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: (707) 971‑0108

Web Address: http://www.taranawireless.com

Mr. Andrew Hill

Telecommunications/Consulting/Service

Wente Vineyards

5050 Arroyo Road

Livermore, CA 94550

Phone: (925) 456‑2455      Fax: (925) 371‑0125

Web Address: http://www.wentevinyeards.com

Ms. Patice Yee Green

Wineries

Yuju Investments

1290 Oakmead Pkwy., Suite 230

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Phone: (408 656‑9218       Fax: (866) 383‑1610

Ms. Jade Yuju

Financial Planning/Investments/Insurance

Kaiser Permanente Turns 70!

Kaiser Permanente celebrated a major milestone last month. On July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente opened its health plan and hospital doors to the public. By the end of that first year we were caring for 26,500 members. Now, 70 years later, we care for more than 10 million members, in 8 states across the country.

To honor our past and to celebrate the remarkable employees and physician who provide excellent care every day, Kaiser Permanente San Jose and Santa Clara held lunch hour recognition celebrations.

At each gathering, recorded 1940’s music played in the background and guests were treated to small cupcakes decorated with the number “70” as they looked at large posters and a historical slideshow detailing Kaiser Permanente’s growth. There are now 38 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and 622 medical offices stretching from California, Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest to Colorado, Georgia and Washington, DC.

California’s Great America

California’s Great America is celebrating 40 seasons of creating smiles for Bay Area families. Adventure seekers enjoy exhilarating thrills on Gold Striker – “California’s best wooden coaster,” Flight Deck, Demon and Drop Tower. Family rides include the tallest double-decker carousel anywhere and Rip Roaring Rapids. Plus, the little ones can enjoy the expanded Planet Snoopy kids area.

Boomerang Bay, California’s only combination theme and waterpark, includes a wave pool, waterslides and a lazy river to enjoy the California sun. Live entertainment includes an acrobatic areal ice show and impressive musical performances. In October, Halloween Haunt, the Bay Area’s premier Halloween event, provide haunting scares for those who dare.

From its  origins in a small, developing farming to community, to its current role in the center of what’s possible in Santa Clara, Great America has always enjoyed it’s Chamber partnership. The connections and alliances provided by the Chamber have been a strategic part in Great America’s success. The Chamber is willing to assist whenever called upon and is a vital cog for businesses large and small in Santa Clara.

SummerHill Housing Group

SummerHill Housing Group has established a tradition of developing distinctive residential communities located within the most desirable settings. Ranging from large estate homes to urban condominiums with SummerHill Homes, to multi-family apartment homes with SummerHill Apartment Communities. SummerHill builds a variety of home styles featuring high quality architecture, and exceptional attention to detail. Since its inception in 1976. SummerHill has proven expertise in working closely with cities and neighborhood constituents to successfully integrate new home communities into the texture of the surrounding neighborhood by developing the most compatible housing type, architectural style, and urban plan for each site. SummerHill has demonstrated its strength and focus for achieving Communities of Distinction throughout the entitlement process by preserving and improving upon the existing neighborhood integrity, and creating positive neighborhood development partners.

 

We define our excellence by our relationships, the quality of our communities and in every aspect of our operations. Our collaboration with The Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce provides a vital link to the Santa Clara community, and ensures our projects reflect the needs of both the residents and businesses that call Santa Clara home.  The Chamber’s ability to listen to and advocate for the concerns of its members while also being a knowledgeable resource for its members creates a self-perpetuating bond that only increases in value over time.  The attributes we at SummerHill hold high – quality, distinction, and opportunity – are the same attributes we find in the Chamber, its members and in Santa Clara as a whole.

New Video Highlights “50 Awesome Things to do in Santa Clara”

Wonder what it’s like to experience touring around the city of Santa Clara? Watch the video produced by the Santa Clara Convention & Visitors Bureau and XPlorIT to find out. The video was created as part of a promotional Campaign to highlight Santa Clara Visitor attractions prior to Super Bowl 50.

Visit Visitsantaclara.wordpress.com/ to see all the 50 attractions.

City of Santa Clara Passes Minimum Wage Ordinance

The City Council for the City of Santa Clara passed an increased minimum wage ordinance that will take effect on January 1, 2016.  The new minimum wage will increase from the current $9.00 per hour to $11.00 per hour.  The State of California has a mandated increase from $9.00 to $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2016 – this minimum wage would supercede that rate.  The ordinance, which was approved by the City Council on September 22, 2015, includes the following provisions:

  • The rate will be $11.00 an hour as of January 1, 2016.
  • The ordinance will apply to employers that maintain a place of business in Santa Clara and/or provide goods/services within city limits.
  • To prevent inflation from eroding its value, beginning on October 1, and each year thereafter, the Minimum Wage shall increase by an amount corresponding to the prior year’s increase, if any, in the cost of living.  The prior year’s increase in the cost of living shall be measured by the percentage increase, if any, as of August of the immediately preceding year over the level as of August of the previous year of the Consumer Price Index (Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, U.S. City Average for All Items) or its successor index as published by the U.S. Department of Labor or its successor agency, with the amount of the Minimum Wage increase rounded to the nearest multiple of five cents. The adjusted Minimum Wage shall be announced by October 1 of each year, and shall become effective as the new minimum wage on January 1 of the following year.

The City of Santa Clara will be providing a wage information posting that you will need to have placed next to your California and Federal Employment posters.  When the City’s informational page is available, the Chamber will be sending out an email.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please submit them to minimumwage@santaclaraca.gov.