When it comes to innovation and the spirit of change, Palo Alto is the epicenter of creativity. Located in the birthplace of Silicon Valley, the over 400 business, government and university members of the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce deliver the highest quality services to residents, visitors and employees, and contribute to the economic prosperity of our storied community.
The Chamber is more than a voice for the interests of business in government. From supporting startups to small merchants and global corporations, we help businesses succeed so our community will thrive. Whether you live, work or play here, you are sure to enjoy the rich offerings of our vibrant business districts and the welcoming ethos of our creative community. The Chamber is here to assist you in maximizing your personal and professional success and your enjoyment of all that our city has to offer.
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OUR PALO ALTO 2030 SUMMIT MAY30th
Working or Doing Business in Palo Alto?? Join the Summit!
Sign up NOW for the Our Palo Alto 2030 Summit that will set guidelines for business growth and regulations for the next 15 years!
The City of Palo Alto is engaged in a process to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan that includes guidelines for long term goals about the future development of the City in such matters as housing, transportation and growth.
The City is planning a special Summit to kick off community engagement in the process and gather stakeholder ideas and vision for the City. The Comp Plan that is eventually is adopted by the City Council will guide day-to-day decisions by the City about these matters until 2030 and likely beyond.
The City needs to hear from the business sector – merchants, retailers, service providers, hospitality providers, independent business people, for profit and nonprofit. The Summit is the place to get your ideas on the record and help fashion the direction the Comp Plan update will follow.
The free Summit will be all day, Saturday, May 30th but there is limited registration and it’s already more than 50% subscribed.Don’t wait another day – REGISTRATION TAKES LESS THAN 1 MINUTE!
PALO ALTO BUSINESS REGISTRY
All businesses operating or planning to operate in Palo Alto are required to register for the Palo Alto Business Registry.
The cost is $50. The form takes just a few minutes. The registration deadline has been extended to April 30th.
Register and Learn more HERE
Coming in March
Nonprofit Seminar Series
The Palo Alto Chamber has partnered with Silicon Valley SCORE to offer a series of 7 seminars about starting and managing a nonprofit service organization or agency. The Seminars are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of essential elements to help start and grow a successful nonprofit. Classes are geared to all level nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers.
Seminars Programs Include:
Nonprofit Management: This course discusses roles and responsibilities of the Board, Board Chair, Executive Director, Staff and Volunteers using the Strategic Plan and Mission as the basis.
March 27, 2015 CLICK HERE
Nonprofit Funding: What your nonprofit does,—your programs,—is the highest priority for any nonprofit manager. Fundraising is the second. Learn methods and techniques for raising funds.
April 24, 2015 CLICK HERE
Nonprofit Volunteers: Focuses on the reasons people volunteer, their motivations, as well as recruiting, training, recognition and retention strategies. June 19, 2015
Nonprofit Financials: This course will focus on identifying and understanding required financial reports and filings for non-profit organizations. The course will also provide insights on budgeting, cash flow, financial analysis and accounting systems. Tax matters and the avoidance of scary tax and regulatory problems will be an important take away from our seminar. Overall, the seminar should provide a good introductory framework for non-profit entrepreneurs and professionals.
September 11, 2015
Nonprofit Planning-Strategic & Business Plans: Strategic planning is clarifying the purpose of an organization, where the organization wants to be in the future and how it is going to get there. The Business Plan details the goals and actions necessary to accomplish the Mission and Vision of the Strategic Plan. November 20, 2015
EACH CLASS IS $15 FOR MEMBERS. $25 PER CLASS FOR NON-CHAMBER MEMBERS.
These classes will be held at the PGA Tour Superstore Community Room. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.