New members: March – May 2016

March, 2016

A Catered Affair

1680 Martin Avenue

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 727‑6480

Mr. Chris Changras


Dynamic Sports Park

969 East Caribbean Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Phone: (408) 659‑4386

Web Address:

Ms. Aubrie Avina

Sports Franchises & Recreation


1171 Homestead Rd., #110

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 709‑2990

Mr. Matt Harenstein

US Hardwood and Carpet

2200 Lafayette St., Suite 3

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408)987‑9610       Fax: (408) 579‑1162

Web Address:

Mr. Herminio Bustos

Floor Covering

April, 2016

Canine Companions for Independence

2965 Dutton Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Phone: (408) 257‑6860

Ms. Ann Weitz

Non‑Profit Foundations/Organizations

Clark Consultants

2201 Monroe St.  #404

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 561‑8371

Mr. Tim Clark

Computer Consulting/IT Services

Cross Law

558 Oakwood Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: (650) 503‑3078

Mr. David Cross

Attorneys/Legal Services


3964 Rivermark Plz., #324

Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: (408) 641‑1099    Fax: 1(888)453‑1288

Mr. Jamal Newborn

Marketing & Multi‑Media Design Services

Luis Pedro Castillo Pictures

Los Gatos, CA 95032

Phone: (408) 466‑1253

Mr. Luis Pedro Castillo


Oakmont of San Jose

917 Thornton Way

San Jose, CA 95128

Phone: (408) 371‑7100     Fax: (408) 371‑7175

Ms. Michelle White

Retirement Communities

San Jose Country Club

15571 Alum Rock Ave.

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 258‑4901    Fax: (408) 929‑0442

Mr. Ed Winiecki

Event Venue

Saratoga Retirement Community

14500 Fruitdale Ave.

Saratoga, CA 95070

Phone: (408) 741‑7100    Fax: (408) 741‑7157

Ms. Candace Hamilton

Retirement Communities

Whole Foods Market

5980 Horton St., Ste. 200

Emeryville, CA 94608

Phone: (510) 428‑7058

Ms. Lisa Marie Wilson

Grocery Stores/Markets

May, 2016

Golden State Brewery

1252 Memorex Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 727‑2337

Mr. Seth Hendrickson


LifeCity Church

792 Laurie Avenue

Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: (408) 896‑9572

Mr. John Markum


Residence Inn by Marriott Silicon Valley I

750 Lakeway Dr.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Phone: (408) 720‑1000    Fax: (408) 737‑9722

Mr. Sandeep Gehloth

Hotels & Motels/Resort

Weihong Victoira Bracha/Premier Financial Alliance

2310 Homestead Road, Suite C1‑308

Los Altos, CA 94024

Phone: (650) 704‑4983

Ms. Victoria Bracha

Financial Services


Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce names Chris Horton New President

The Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced Chris Horton as the new President of the Chamber. Horton comes to Santa Clara from the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce where he was the V.P. of Membership and Sales.

Prior to the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber, Horton worked in different industries where building and growing relationships with clients and business associates was the key ingredient for success.

“The Board of Directors is looking forward to working with Chris to exceed the expectations of our members, clients, stakeholders and visitors to Santa Clara”, said Paul Dines, Chair of the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Pyramid Awards 2016 set for June 16th

Respecting the Past, Honoring the Present and Building for the Future is the theme for this year’s Pyramid Awards Dinner.  As the year comes to a close, we will take a look back at what has been accomplished, honor our members for their contribution and look toward the future as we move in a new direction under the leadership of recently appointed President, Chris Horton.  There will be a silent and live auction, in addition to the installation of officers and directors.  The evening will close out with

We will be honoring the following members for their contributions to make the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce a stronger organization:

Individual Member of the Year:  Rena Flovin, Alliance Occupational Medicine

Business Member of the Year:  Mariani’s Inn & Restaurant

Distinguished Community Leader:  Joe Siecinski

Don Von Raesfeld Volunteers of the Year:  Silicon Valley Young Professionals Steering Committee

Ambassador of the Year:  John Waller

For the live auction, we will feature Dee Dee Kiesow as our auctioneer.  She will be auctioning several items live during the evening, including:

  • A week stay in a condo in Hawaii (donated by David D. Tobkin) + 2 R/T tickets on Alaska Airlines
  • 49ers Game Day Package (2 lower level tickets to a home game, 2 mina tailgate passes (to the same home game), 2 Field Passes (to the same home game. This is access to the 49ers field pre-game), 1 parking pass (to the same home game), 1 autographed Michael Mina cookbook, Picture with Michael and Guest Celebrity Chef at the Tailgate, An autographed item by a current 49ers starter)

To RSVP, please visit  Sponsorships are also available.