May 2017 Newsletter

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“Innovation goes Outside” by John Horner, President


2017 Chamber Calendar 1st Thursday Good Morning Morgan Hill Breakfast 3rd Thursday After Hours Networking Mixer Every Monday Let’s Do Lunch @ Various Member Restaurants

Committee Meetings 1st Friday Education 8am Union Bank Tennant Station 2nd Thursday Ambassadors Noon at the Chamber office 2nd Thursday Economic Development 8am Union Bank Tennant Station

Every workday thousands of talented working professionals get up and leave Morgan Hill in pursuit of higher paying, exciting jobs to the north. Morgan Hill residents produce over 300 US patents per year, mostly for their out of town employers. Fortunately we also have leading innovative companies like Specialized, Mission Bell, Tencate, Anritsu, Sakata, Gryphon, Velodyne and more doing ground breaking innovative work here in Morgan Hill every day. Creative companies thrive when there are many of them in close proximity to each other. This seems a bit counter-intuitive, but it really does work that way. Creating opportunities for tomorrow’s growth companies starts with supporting, connecting and encouraging the entrepreneurs who drive business creation with the necessary supporting cast. Supporting the development of these future championship companies brings us to Morgan Hill’s first annual Innovation Goes Outside – Disrupt Forum start-up pitch event on June 2, 2017. Local entrepreneur Danielle Davenport is the driving force behind this effort, and the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be an organizational incubator for the project. Tickets are available at Tickets range in cost from $15 to $50 including food and beverages. Specialized is graciously hosting this event on their campus, and what company better exemplifies the potential to build a massive business in recreational technology? Amongst its many accomplishments, Specialized created the first commercial mountain bike and has gone on to drive much of the cycling world’s progress all while keeping its primary R&D, marketing, finance, training and corporate headquarters operations in Morgan Hill. Event participants will hear from expert panels addressing questions such as: “What are the trends in sports innovation?, “What will be the biggest disrupter in 2020?” "Can Entrepreneurs be Made and Can Innovation be Taught?" After these thought provoking discussions from innovative leaders the day will move on to the pitches from up to ten promising startup companies. The expert panel will then provide feedback and significant prizes based on the strength of the pitches, teams and underlying opportunities. We believe this event will be a watershed moment for Morgan Hill, and you are going to want to be there.

Chamber of Commerce May - July Events After Hours Networking Mixer Sponsored by The Morgan Hill Historical Society - at Villa Mira Monte 17860 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

“Good Morning Morgan Hill” June Breakfast Speaker will be Shane Dwight: Nashville Recording Artist

Sponsored by: Morgan Hill Freedom Festival

Thursday, May 18th from 5:30 - 7:00PM Free for Chamber Members!

After Hours Networking Mixer Hosted at: Mama

Mia’s Restaurant

Thursday June 1st 7:30-9:00am

Sponsored by La Quinta Inn & Suites

17043 Condit Rd. Morgan Hill Thursday, June 15th from 5:30-7:00pm Free for Chamber Members!

“Good Morning Morgan Hill” July Breakfast

No Breakfast Scheduled After Hours Networking Mixer Sponsored by:

Hosted at: Mama

Mia’s Restaurant

Thursday July, 6th 7:30-9:00am $10 in advance or $15 at the door

The Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center 16500 Condit, Morgan Hill 95037 Thursday, July 20th from 5:30 - 7:00PM

Promote yourself and/or your Company Consider bringing a raffle prize to the Good Morning Breakfast or the After Hours mixers.

2017 -18 Board of Directors Robert Airoldi

Let’s Do Lunch - every Monday @ Noon A casual lunch where you have the opportunity to network with fellow chamber members. Everyone orders as they arrive and pays for their own meals. No RSVP, just show up!

Morgan Hill Life Chairperson

Sunday Minnich

Mushroom Mardi Gras Vice Chair

Phil Couchee

Recology South Valley Treasurer

Fawn Myers

May 8th May 15th May 22nd May 29th June 5th June 12th June 19th June 26th July 3rd July 10th

Sinaloa Café Sushi Ichiban Betto’s Bistro No lunch Scheduled Pieology Peking Mama Mia’s Mr. Pickles No lunch Scheduled Margaritas

17535 Monterey Rd. 116 Cochrane Plaza 17385 Monterey Rd.. Memorial Day 250 Cochrane Rd. #100 16135 Monterey Rd 275E. Dunne Ave. 1049 Cochrane Rd. Fourth of July Week 411 Vineyard Town Cntr

MHUSD Board Secretary

Charlene Lai

Sun Plaza San Jose

Matthew Bowen

Real Estate Solutions

Rich Firato

Firato Janitorial

Rachel Hill

Bank of the West

John Varela

Asset Conversion Corp.

Ken Murray

See you there!

Ken Murray

Dusty Perryman Dusty Perryman

William Gardner SV Relo Serv., LLC

Thank You to our recent Raffle Donors!

Diana Wood

Wood Motivation

Cherisse’s Hair Salon

Rocca’s Market

Guild Mortgage L. Rothenberg

Morgan Hill Grange

AAUW - Morgan Hill

Patti’s Perfect Pantry

Rebecca's Children's Home

WERC - Sue Howell

Mushroom Mardi Gras

Commonwealth Credit Union

Morgan Hill Cellars

Shaklee - Suzanne Barret

Chamber of Commerce

Prestige Promotions

Rosso’s Furniture

Realty World People to People

Sgarlato Therapeutic Massage

Heritage Bank of Commerce

- L & T Stafford

Morgan’s Cove

AP&P - Danielle Zappa

Mama Mia’s Restaurant

Morgan Hill Life

Cochrane Rd Self Storage Edward Boss Prado FNDN Coldwell Banker - Ameer Tozy Booksmart

We appreciate all who donated to the Breakfast & Mixer Raffles

Ashis Roy

El Toro Group

Diane Mahmoudi MH Transit

Marilyn Librers Marilyn Librers

Chamber Staff John Horner

President & CEO

Brittney Sherman

Member and Community Relations Director

Mellea McLaughlin Publications Director

Pat Catanzaro Finance Director

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Thank You April Renewals! Frank's Plumbing Inc. Member 38 Years

TeenForce Member 12 Years

Stone Park Capital Member 2 Years

Solis Winery Member 25 Years

Janet Simas Paving Inc./Spirit Properties Member 4 Years

Roof Roofing Member 2 Years

Morgan Hill Transit Member 4 Years

The Hearing Center Member 2 Years

Cohen Associates Member 15 Years

PG&E Member 4 Years

Regal Ribbons Member 2 Years

Poppy Jasper Film Festival Member 15 Years

AAA Member 4 Years

Peet's Coffee & Tea Member 2 Years

Abacus Bookkeeping Consultants, LLC Member 11 Years

Ford Store Morgan Hill Member 4 Years

Royal Clothiers Member 1 Years

Operation Freedom Paws Member 3 Years

Silicon Valley Advisors Member 1 Years

Sherwin-Williams Member 3 Years

Olivia's Hope Chest Member 1 Years

Kelley Bookkeeping and Accounting Consultants Member 3 Years

Serenity Comprehensive Dental Care Member 1 Years

Educational Data Systems Member 3 Years

Smith Tree Specialists, Inc Member 1 Years

DivcoWest Silicon Valley Investments Member 2 Years

Shelley's Deja Vu Salon Member 1 Years

Santa Clara Valley Water District Member 19 Years

RNP Advisory Services, Inc. Carl H. Reinhardt, ChFC & Dan T. Newquist, CFP®, AIF® Member 11 Years Vanni Properties Inc. Member 7 years ServiceMaster Restore Member 5 Years Santa Clara County Assn of REALTORS® Member 5 Years Walgreens Member 5 Years City Ventures-Morgan Hill Member 4 Years

TenCate Member 2 Years Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Member 2 Years

Max Muscle Morgan Hill Member 1 Years Morgan Hill Smog Member 1 Years

We appreciate you, and value your feedback. [email protected]

Blush Boutique / Beauty Bar

Platt Electric Supply

Check the calendar at for up-to-date information on upcoming ribbon cuttings! Please Support Morgan Hill, and the people that choose to locate their businesses here!!

Ribbon Cuttings

Chamber of Commerce “Good Morning Morgan Hill” Breakfast Chief Swing of the MHPD

May Breakfast New members and Ambassadors

Welcome New Members! ClubSport


Westside Recycling 408.782.2555

Links to new members on the following page

Sharon Sgarlato Therapeutic Massage 408.592.1121

Chains Broken

Christopher Melendez Mobile D.J.

Canensys, Inc. 408.676.9876


WaggleZen LLC 408.608.4512

Morgan Hill Real Estate 408.500.9158

Fitz Place


Matthew Warnock D.D.S. Inc. 408.778.8555

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New Chamber Members! ClubSport- Louise Williamson and April Gonzalez- One of the best fitness gyms in San Jose with amenities for the whole family. The unique blend of wellness and social activities in a resort setting will inspire you to work out, play, relax, and live healthy. Chains Broken- Manuel Rivera- Chains Broken was founded in 2015. Our mission is to reach and impact communities with acts of love by different and creative venues. Chains Broken is also an online clothing line. It’s a combination of active, street and urban styles and gear. Morgan Hill Real Estate- Annette Diresta- established in 1997, Morgan Hill Real Estate is a full service, intimate commercial & residential brokerage here to serve your business location/expansion, as well as your residential needs. Westside Recycling- Bruce- Westside Shredding and Recycling is an on-site or off-site document shredding service. We have been in operation in the local community for 8 years. We operate as an appliance drop off center, electronic e-waste drop off center, and scrap metals recycling. Westside recycling also purchases and sells pallets. Mobile D J- Christopher Melendez- mobile DJ services; events including weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, retirement parties, and more. Mobile DJ can accommodate all locations Matthew Warnock D.D.S., Inc. - Dr. Warnock was born and raised in Morgan Hill, attending paradise valley elementary, Britton middle school and valley Christian high school in San Jose. After shadowing local dentists, he decided that dentistry was the career path for him. He was accepted into the accelerated dental program at UOP and graduated from both their undergraduate campus in Stockton and dental school in San Francisco. He then completed a residency program on the big island of Hawaii that had an emphasis in pediatrics and oral surgery. Dr. Warnock worked at various bay area offices before deciding to fulfill his dream of starting his own practice in his hometown of Morgan Hill. Fitz Place- Liz Freitas - Fitz place is located in the heart of Santa Clara County’s wine trail, just a short drive from Silicon Valley. The Fits place can accommodate 22 people in 7 bedrooms each with their own en-suite bathroom. This unique property is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events, retreats, team building… Offering all the comfort and charm of an English country inn, Camensys, Inc. - Sky Basu - Recently, after a three years’ stint in Washington DC, working for federal government, my wife and i moved back to bay area and to Morgan Hill. I also started my fourth technology start-up company Camensys, Inc. In Camensys we provide technology consulting and software development services to businesses in the areas of internet of things (iot) and artificial intelligence (ai). Because of the esoteric nature of these terms and some misconceptions, i personally spend considerable time in educating the business owners and the senior managements on how these technologies can help their businesses. We are in the middle of a fourth industrial revolution and any forward-looking business should take advantage of this technology to add new revenue streams, streamline operations or increase customer satisfaction. Sharon Sgarlato Therapeutic Massage- Massage Therapist. custom therapeutic massage by a certified massage therapist. Trained in various styles to include: Swedish, deep tissue, aromatherapy and shiatsu. WaggleZen LLC - Elizabeth Locker - Originally from the Midwest, she has lived in the Bay Area since 2004 and in Morgan Hill since 2009. Elizabeth had worked in the High Tech industry as an executive assistant for 20 years when she decided to leave the corporate world to follow her passion (a lifelong love for everything canine!). Wanting to start a dog walking, training and pet sitting business, she's been working with a veteran dog walker/ trainer and is now marketing her own business to her fellow dog lovers here in Morgan Hill!”

Please support these new Chamber members, and let them know that you are also a Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce member. Page 7

If you or any of your business associates are in need of assistance from this years flooding, there are loans available for a limited time through the SBA (Small Business Administration)

Kevin R. Wynne Public Information Officer U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Disaster assistance Field Operations Center - West (916) 735-1500 (800) 488-5323

Memorial Day Weekend May 27-28, 2017 Downtown Morgan Hill

Kevin P. Courtney Attorney At Law Licensed before the U.S. Tax Court Providing business, litigation, estate planning and tax-related legal services since 1977. 17415 Monterey Road, #204 Morgan Hill, CA 95037

(408) 779-5101

17485 Monterey Rd. Ste 105 Morgan Hill, CA 95038