New members: March – May 2016

March, 2016

A Catered Affair

1680 Martin Avenue

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 727‑6480

http://www.acateredaffair.com

Mr. Chris Changras

Caterers/Banquets

Dynamic Sports Park

969 East Caribbean Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Phone: (408) 659‑4386

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

Ms. Aubrie Avina

Sports Franchises & Recreation

Taplands

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: http://www.ushardwoodandcarpet.com

Mr. Herminio Bustos

Floor Covering

April, 2016

Canine Companions for Independence

2965 Dutton Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Phone: (408) 257‑6860

http://www.cci.org/southbaychapter

Ms. Ann Weitz

Non‑Profit Foundations/Organizations

Clark Consultants

2201 Monroe St.  #404

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 561‑8371

clarkconsultants.net

Mr. Tim Clark

Computer Consulting/IT Services

Cross Law

558 Oakwood Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: (650) 503‑3078

http://www.crossestateplanning.com

Mr. David Cross

Attorneys/Legal Services

Exposyour

3964 Rivermark Plz., #324

Santa Clara, CA 95054

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

http://www.exposyour.com

Mr. Jamal Newborn

Marketing & Multi‑Media Design Services

Luis Pedro Castillo Pictures

Los Gatos, CA 95032

Phone: (408) 466‑1253

http://www.LuisPedroCastillo.com

Mr. Luis Pedro Castillo

Photography/Video

Oakmont of San Jose

917 Thornton Way

San Jose, CA 95128

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

http://www.oakmontseniorliving.com

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

http://www.sanjosecountryclub.org

Mr. Ed Winiecki

Event Venue

Saratoga Retirement Community

14500 Fruitdale Ave.

Saratoga, CA 95070

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

http://www.retirement.org/saratoga

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

http://www.goldenstate.beer

Mr. Seth Hendrickson

Breweries

LifeCity Church

792 Laurie Avenue

Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: (408) 896‑9572

http://www.lifecitynow.org

Mr. John Markum

Churches

Residence Inn by Marriott Silicon Valley I

750 Lakeway Dr.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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

http://www.marriott.com/sfosn

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

http://www.pfaonline.com

Ms. Victoria Bracha

Financial Services

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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 www.santaclarachamber.org/pyramidawards2016.  Sponsorships are also available.

Mayor Talks About Santa Clara’s Future

Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor gave a brief update on the State of the City.  She is pleased with the progress that is happening in the downtown area of Santa Clara (near Franklin Square and the University).  She recognized SiliconSage Builders for their development in this area, while also recognizing Related California for their proposed City Place project next to the Convention Center and across from Levi’s Stadium.

Mayor Gillmor said that the City has to “take advantage of the economic opportunity that we have – progress is taking place in our City and it’s still going to happen.”  Taking advantage of these economic opportunities will help the City recover from the loss of the more than $13 million in leases that the City lost with the dissolution of the RDA.  It is her hope that the ground lease from the City Place project will help to replace some of this income.

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During her discussion with Roy Truitt, Interim President & CEO for the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau, Mayor Gillmor said that the City has a healthy reserve fund and she wants to continue to maintain it.  “It’s great now, but  we need to work hard to make sure it is stable for the future.”  In response to a question about future developer fees charged by the City, the Mayor explained that the fees are a way to try to generate more funds for park areas to recreate for both residents and businesses in Santa Clara.  With more residential housing, she wants to make sure there are recreation opportunities available.  The fees are a way to ensure this.

As for the future City Manager position, she stated the City “needs someone that is forward thinking, creative, economic development-minded, but also community minded.”  She commented that much has been accomplished under Julio Fuentes, but there is still much to be done.  The job will be challenging as the new manager will need to be someone who can work with not only some of the largest companies in the world that are trying to locate here and do business here, but the residents that have been here for years and the newer residents.

In closing, she talked about the jobs/housing imbalance and the loss of the RDA funds to create affordable housing.  “It’s the moderate income housing that most of us fall into….it’s the middle class that’s out there trying to make a living” and for these residents it’s hard to live here.  “The positive side of the imbalance is that we’ve had so much business here in the past, that we’ve generated a lot of tax income.  We could then have wonderful streets, parks, all those types of amenities that our residents have enjoyed.”  She then went on to say that the biggest challenge is the affordable housing, which is needed – the dissolution of RDA took away this vehicle.  She would like to see more diversity of housing, to include for-sale housing as well as rentals and senior housing.

CVB Social Media Reaches Over 1.5 Million Super Bowl Week

Check out Visit Santa Clara social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, You Tube, and Instagram to join the conversation. In one single Visit Santa Clara Facebook post on February 5, 2016, over 240,000 web users were reached and more significantly 11,871 web users Liked the post. In addition, the same post was Shared 483 times and had 275 Comments. The web was certainly looking to Visit Santa Clara social media during Super Bowl week.

Thanks to social media and the SantaClara.org website, during the months leading up to Super Bowl 50 and during the week leading up to the big game, the internet was buzzing about the CVB’s 50 Awesome Things to Do and 50 Awesome Places to Eat lists as well as the Santa Clara destination video “The Game.”

CVB Team works Super Community Celebration

CVB’s V.P. of marketing & communications David Andre and social media coordinator Lea Finato played a big role in the City of Santa Clara’s Super Community Celebration event that took place the day before Super Bowl Sunday on February 6, 2016. Along with reps. from event planning company Caravents and Santa Clara University, Andre coordinated talent appearances at the Pep Rally held inside Leavey Center at Santa Clara University.
 
Santa Clara residents and fans from throughout the Bay Area were able to get free autographs from previous Super Bowl champion players including John Taylor, Ricky Watters, Keena Turner, Eric Wright, and Cliff Branch as well as current 49ers team safety Eric Reid. Other talent appearing at the event included Oakland Raiderettes and 49ers Gold Rush cheerleaders, Miss California Teen USA, Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, PEANUTS characters Charlie Brown & Snoopy and Santa Clara University Athletics mascot Bucky the Bronco.

Member Renewals: November 2015 – February 2016

Member Renewals

November 2015 to February 2016

PYRAMID OF LEADERS:

California’s Great America

El Camino Hospital

Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

Related Companies

FOUNDING MEMBERS-68 YEARS:

Peterson’s Insurance

Santa Clara University

University Electric Co., Inc.

58 YEARS:

Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

41-50 YEARS:

J.B. Trophies

Realcom Associates

31-40 YEARS:

California’s Great America

Republic Services

Santa Clara Marriott

Winchester Mystery House

21-30 YEARS:

Action Day Nursery/Primary Plus

Akins Collision Center, Inc.

Applied Materials

Best Western Inn Santa Clara

David D. Tobkin, CPA /Professional Accountant

David’s Restaurant

Discover Magazine

House of Genji

Kier & Wright, Civil Engineer & Surveyors, Inc.

Pizz’a Chicago

PremierOne Credit Union

Santa Clara Realty

Santa Clara Vanguard

The Plaza Suites

11-20 YEARS:

Alliance Occupational Medicine

Bloomster’s, Inc.

ComedySportz

HYATT House

Musson Theatrical, Inc.

Off The Wall Soccer

Piatti Restaurant

Pollock Investments

6-10 YEARS:

Able Glass & Window

CEFCU

Diamond Quality Printing

Mission City Community Fund

Pier 39

Rivera & Associates

Rossi Expositions, Inc.

Royal Coach Tours

Sanctuary Salon

Santa Clara Police Activities League

Santa Clara Windustrial

Yellow Checker Cab Co., Inc.

2-5 YEARS:

ABC7/KGO‑TV

ActionCoach of Santa Clara

Alaska Airlines

All Reasons Moving

AmeriPride Uniform Service

Aquarium of the Bay

Bank of America

Barry Swenson, Builder

Bell Electrical Supply

BlueLight Cinemas, LLC

California Payroll

Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association(CASPA)

Comtechtel Xicom Technology

County of Santa Clara CalWORKS Employment Services

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose North/Silicon Valley

Ding Ding TV

El Camino Hospital

Fineline Graphics & Design, Inc.

Griffin Structures, Inc.

Huntford Printing & Graphics

Iguanas Burritozilla

Kobe Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Boat

LumaSense Technologies

Luxul Technology, Inc.

Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley

NSE/Irene Y. Kimura‑Kern

Nurse Builders Academy

Playground Pictures

Related Companies

Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends

Santa Clara County Association of Realtors

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Management Corporation

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Club

Slatter Construction, Inc.

Solis Winery

Taps Termite & Pest Specialists

TapSnap/Kristen & Poli

Tellus Solutions, Inc.

TFS Private Patrol & Event Security

The Fish Market Restaurant

The Mlnarik Law Group, Inc.

Tiger Style Training

Union Bank

Value Business Products

Walmart Neighborhood Market

Wheels and Deals of Silicon Valley, Inc.

XCEO, Inc.

1 YEAR:

Bennigan’s

BIA Bay Area

Comcast Spotlight

Dash Data

EZER Law Group

Katherine Davalos‑Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Minority Business Consortium

Mishmosh, LLC

Peace‑It‑Together Counseling Agency

Scott’s Seafood San Jose

Silicon Valley International Group

SpeedPro Santa Clara

SSG Company

The Domain Hotel

Top Tier Performance

Vineyard Unlimited