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Encouraging, developing and supporting Palo Alto’s economic vitality since 1910

As the area’s leading voice of business since 1910, the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce speaks on issues of importance to local and global businesses. Our membership ranges from large Fortune 500 firms to small, family-owned businesses. They share a common understanding: protecting and improving the Palo Alto business climate is the key to our future economic prosperity. Global businesses chose to headquarter in Palo Alto because we are the home of Silicon Valley, we have the infrastructure necessary to begin, grow and manage your business.

A strong local economy provides premier business connections and exposure to companies, law firms, venture capital firms and service providers that represent millions of employees around the world.

With our members continued support, we can ensure that Palo Alto and the Silicon Valley remain the best choice for business and a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.



Dawn Billman is our Executive Director of the Leadership Palo Alto Program. Dawn B has significant management experience in both the for-profit and non-profit world. Following a successful international career, she brought her talents to the non-profit world. As a twenty year plus Palo Alto resident, she has been an extraordinarily active volunteer. We are very fortunate to have someone with her talents taking over the reign of our premier education program. The 2014-2015 Program will begin shortly.

Dawn Maher is our Director of Membership. Dawn M has strong marketing, business development, customer management and retention experience. While she was very successful working for large public and private companies, most recently she was with an East Coast Chamber of Commerce. Her Chamber experience was in a very large City that had 5,000 members, allowing Dawn to experience a variety of ways to engage and retain members.

With the addition of these two women, we can now say that “Our Dawn is always rising!” While both of them have been with us a very short time, they have made an immediate impact upon the organization and its mission. We are very excited to have such accomplished, enthusiastic people join our team. Come visit all of us in our new office or at our next Mixer!

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