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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                 MILPITAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWSLETTER
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      AUGUST 2010                           THIRTEEN YEARS....
           ONE YEAR....                 Residence Inn by Marriott             INTRODUCING OUR INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
     ClubSport Fremont                      FIFTEEN YEARS....                                                                               A non-profit organization
Subway Sandwiches - Calaveras
          TWO YEARS....
                                           Venzon Engineering
                                            SIXTEEN YEARS....
                                                                               Charlene Brooks Has Been
Red Wave Insurance - Michelle Lin
         FOUR YEARS....
                                                                              an Ambassador For Six Years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SEPTEMBER 2010
      Attunded Dental Care                                                 Dear Members,                                                          HERALDING OUR
                                                                                                                                                   NEW MEMBERS                 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
           SIX YEARS....
                                                                                 ’m delighted to join our Chamber
     Milpitas Family Eyecare
         EIGHT YEARS....
                                                                           I     office as interim Executive
                                                                                 Director. I have served as an
                                                                                 Ambassador with the Milpitas
                                                                                                                                           Kerr Translations
                                                                                                                                           Xiaolei Kerr
                                                                                                                                           2223 Mesa Verde Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                Two Great Months for the Chamber
                                                                                                                                                                                          ugust and September were great months        area, and to share their business information with

     Brink’s Home Security                                                                                                                 Milpitas, CA 95035
                                                                           Chamber for six years and I am thrilled                         (408) 425-8662                                 for the Milpitas Chamber! With our events    a large and quickly expanding, active group. This
    Staybridge Suites Silicon
                                              The Great Mall               that our recent events have been very                           Translation Services                           and increasingly active participation from   group had dwindled to only six members, but with
                                                KRTY, Ltd.                 successful! I look forward to working                                                                          the membership, it gives me great pleasure   our resurgence we had 22 attendees last month and
          NINE YEARS....                                                   with the Board of Directors for the                             Landa’s Garden & Landscape
                                            EIGHTEEN YEARS....                                                                             Armando C. Landa                    to highlight the successes that have contributed to     have had to cap our September meeting to 42!
                                                                           upcoming networking events. A special                                                               our momentum.                                                   Contact the Chamber to find out if there is
                                             Diana Petersen                                                                                1353 Columbus Cir.
                                                                           “thank you” to our Ambassadors for all                                                                                                                              space left for October’s event, get yourself
                                                                                                                                           Milpitas, CA 95035                  ■  Mixers: I want to thank Jeff Rockwood
                                            Napredak Hall, Inc.            of their help and support during our                            (408) 892-1950                                                                                      registered and open this channel of busi-
                                                                           events. Also, I am excited to work with                                                             and the Spring Valley Golf Course for
                                            NINETEEN YEARS....                                                                             Landscape Contractor                hosting our August mixer — and what a                           ness leads for your company.
                                                                           our office manager, CJ.
                                         Red Lobster Restaurant                                                                            Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza   great turnout! More than 75 attendees,                        ■ Milpitas Candidates’ Forum: This is going
                                            TWENTY YEARS....                                                                               Marty Gilmore                       composed of business owners and pro-                          to be huge! This free, live broadcast event,
                                                                            Sincerely,                                                     119 N. Milpitas Blvd.               fessionals and new members participated                       open to the public, will highlight our four
                                    Milpitas Police Officers Association
                                                                                                                                           Milpitas, CA 95035                  and the Chamber received a tremendous                         mayoral candidates and eight city council
                                          TWENTY ONE YEARS....                                                       Charlene Brooks       (408) 586-9600                      number of positive comments not only                          member candidates who will be called upon to
                                         Bay City Automotive, Inc.                                                                         Restaurant                          about the number and mix of attendees, Robert Paedon answer the top burning questions of Milpitas!
      Milpitas Public Library
                                         TWENTY THREE YEARS....                                                                            KAAServices                         but mainly about the improved format!          President     With a special thanks to the Milpitas Post,
        TWELVE YEARS....                                                    Charlene Brooks                                                Ksenia Evdokimova
                                            O’Neils Lock & Key                                                                                                                   By recognizing our new members and getting to questions will be taken in from residents over the
     Hilton Garden Inn San                                                  Interim Executive Director                                     946 Jungfrau Ct.
                                         TWENTY FOUR YEARS....                                                                                                                 our fun giveaways early we had ample time for coming weeks and put to the candidates on Thursday,
          Jose/Milpitas                                                     Milpitas Chamber of Commerce                                   Milpitas, CA 95035
                                      Milpitas Inn (formerly Park Inn)                                                                     (408) 332-9176                      information and lead exchange to occur. Again, if Oct. 14 — with so many hot issues and high profile
          LPL Financial                                                                                                                                                        you didn’t have the chance to experience this — I candidates this is an event you cannot miss!
                                                                                                                                           Accounting & Administrative
                                                                                                                                                                               highly recommend you get to our Sept. 30 Mixer
                                                                                                                                           Madnawat Law Firm                                                                          A lot of great things are happening and we are so
                                                                                                                                                                               hosted by Specialty’s Bakery & Café and get there
                                                                                                                                           Rajeev Madnawat                     early!                                               proud to be part of all of it!
                                                                                                                                           1250 Ames Ave.
                                                                                                                             PRST STD      Milpitas, CA 95035                  ■ Connection Club: The Connection Club is the          I want to thank all of our awesome Directors,
                                                                                                                           U.S. POSTAGE    (408) 605-6161                      Chamber’s referral group of professionals who Ambassadors, Chamber staff, our business partners
                                                                                                                                PAID       Attorneys                           meet monthly to learn best practices for successful and membership for coming together to help create
   828 N. Hillview Drive                                                                                                                                                       networking, learn about other businesses in their a successful Milpitas Chamber of Commerce!
   Milpitas, CA 95035                                                                                                      MILPITAS, CA    Milpitas Smile Design
                                                                                                                                           Dr. Puneet Sandhu, D.D.S.
                                                                                                                            Permit No. 5
                                                                                                                                           414 S. Main Street
                                                                                                                                           Milpitas, CA 95035                                    UPCOMING EVENTS
                                                                                                                                           (408) 934-0693
                                                                                                                                           Dental Office
                                                                                                                                           The Coffee Adventure Co.
                                                                                                                                                                               Milpitas Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Mixer
                                                                                                                                           DD Pena                             Specialty’s Café and Bakery                               All attendees will receive a CookieGram for them-
                                                                                                                                           1535 Landess Ave., Suite 141        690 N. McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA                     selves and be able to send one to a friend or co-
                                                                                                                                           Milpitas, CA 95035                  Located inside the McCarthy Ranch Center                worker as well.
                                                                                                                                           (408) 956-1706                      Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 5 to 7:30 p.m.                   Tastings will be provided from Specialty’s award-
                                                                                                                                           Coffee Shop                                                                                              winning menus including:
                                                                                                                                                                                  Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery hand-pro-
                                                                                                                                           Vedas Indian Restaurant             duces delicious culinary creations in                                ■ Finger Sandwiches
                                                                                                                                           Pradeep Kumar                       each cafe every day — including                                      ■ Deli Platter
                                                                                                                                           560 N. Abel St.                     made-from-scratch baked goods,                                       ■ Salads
                                                                                                                                           Milpitas, CA 95035                  sandwiches, soups, salads, break-
                                                                                                                                           (408) 945-1500                                                                                           ■ Delicious variety of fresh baked
                                                                                                                                                                               fasts and more. They serve as both a
                                                                                                                                           Restaurant                                                                                               goodies and desserts!
                                                                                                                                                                               local customer favorite and a pre-
                                                                                                                                                                               ferred corporate caterer for compa-                                    Specialty’s is open Monday through
                                                                                                                                                                               nies from start-ups to the Fortune 500.                              Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please visit
                                                                                                                                                                               They offer easy online ordering and                         for online ordering
                                                                                                                                                                               same-day food delivery for individuals or                            and menu information.
                                                                                                                                                                               corporate catering events. Taste the dif-                              This Chamber Mixer has great net-
                                                                                                                                                                               ference of food that is really made-                                 working opportunities! Mix and mingle
                                                                                                                                                                               from-scratch in each of their cafes.                                 with business leaders. Bring your busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Specialty’s is a family-run business,                             ness cards to promote your business
                                                                                                                                           Yellow Cab Pizza Co.                                                                        or services. Bring your clients and co-workers.
                                                                                                                                           Tristan Gopez                       operating over 30 cafe-bakeries in California,
                                                                                                                                           1535 Landess Ave., Suite 147        Illinois and Washington.                                  Members free, non-members $10. RSVP is required!
                                                                                                                                           Milpitas, CA 95035                     They hope that you can join them for a made-           RSVP to or call
                                                                                                                                           (408) 946-9222                      from-scratch culinary experience at Specialty’s.        (408) 262-2613
                  CHAMBER NEWS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ABOUT OUR AMBASSADORS

                                                                                                                                                                Ambassadors Act as Greeters, Assist at Chamber Events
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        agement executive, overseeing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        portfolios from $50 million to $3.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        billion that included loan servicing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        asset management, and defaulted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        loan management and resolution,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lynn reinvented herself and over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the last eight years has helped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        small business owners get educat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ed while assisting them with their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        commercial sales, leasing, proper-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ty management, and development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        needs. Lynn is also a business
                                                                                                                                                                     Robert Dulalia                               Ryan Liu                          Mike Westerman                      coach helping solopreneuers who
                                                                                                                                                                    SAF KEEP STORAGE                      ADMIN NETWORKS, INC.                    MDM ENTERTAINMENT                     own and operate more than one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        enterprise. She is Founder of the
                                                                                                                                                                 Robert has been the manager of           Ryan Liu has been working in the        Mobile DJ “Mike” is one of San
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Business Empowerment Networking
                                                                                                                                                               SAF KEEP Self Storage Milpitas for       IT computer networking industry         Jose’s most recognized and respected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Group, and regularly speaks to
                                                                                                                                                               seven years and an active member         since 2001. In 2006, he started an      DJ and Karaoke companies. Proud
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        small business owners about how
 CANDIDATES           Chamber                                                                                                                                  of the Ambassador Corps for more
                                                                                                                                                               than five years. Robert describes
                                                                                                                                                                                                        IT services company called Admin
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Networks, Inc. which provides a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                member of the Milpitas Chamber
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of Commerce for over 10 years and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                an Ambassador for six years. “I love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to protect and empower themselves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and their businesses in the current

                      to Host                               Speaker Joe McCarthy of McCarthy Ranch (left) and President Robert Paedon join at the August
                                                            Business Forum Lunch.
                                                                                                                                                               himself as results-oriented and
                                                                                                                                                               looks to be a perfectionist in the
                                                                                                                                                               things he needs to do. Robert is
                                                                                                                                                                                                        wide range of IT services to busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        nesses and residents in Silicon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to play music and entertain people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in our Milpitas community. Some of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        economic times by providing afford-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        able access to legal counsel and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        biz experts through Pre-Paid Legal
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Valley. His company is located in       the events I have done for Milpitas
                     Candidates’                                                                                                                               also involved with the City of
                                                                                                                                                               Fremont Community Emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Milpitas and specializes in comput-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        er repairs, networking solutions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                are: Crab Feed, Teachers’ Appre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ciation, Installation Banquet, and of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Services, Inc. and,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and through Identity Theft Shield as
                                                                                                                                                               Response Team (CERT) program                                                                                             it relates to identity theft matters.

  Jose Esteves
                       Forum                                                                                                                                   as the District Leader of Ardenwood
                                                                                                                                                               /Northgate area. In addition, he vol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        voice and data cabling, web design
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and hosting. What makes him a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                course the Business Trade Shows.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                        successful IT professional is that
                     The Chamber is hosting its annual                                                                                                         unteers for Camp Cocker, a 501 C 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                        he listens to his clients, under-
                   Candidates’ Forum on Oct. 14! Come                                                                                                          rescue organization based in Los
                                                                                                                                                                                                        stands what they want, and pro-
                   meet your candidates for Milpitas                                                                                                           Angeles that rescues cocker
                                                                                                                                                                                                        vides them with the options that
                                                                                                                                                               spaniels from 30 high-kill shelters in
                   mayor and Milpitas City Council for                                                                                                                                                  will fit into their budget.
                                                                                                                                                               the County of Los Angeles with that
                   the Nov. 2, 2010 election and listen                                                                                                        goal of re-homing the dogs with            Other than work, Ryan loves to
                   to their positions on the issues that                                                                                                       families around the Bay Area and         get involved in community service
                   will affect your business for the next                                                                                                      Northern California.                     and volunteer work. He used to be
Debbie Giordano
                   four years.                                                                                                                                                                          a Boy Scout and scout leader in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        school. Currently, he is a member of
                     Please watch for the Chamber
                   Eblasts and in the Milpitas Post for
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Milpitas Executive Lions Club and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    V. Lynn Hawkins                           Darlene Bright
                                                                                                                                                                                                        actively participates in its meetings
                   details including opportunities to                                                                                                                                                   and events and as a volunteer. He       COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE                  CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
                   submit your own questions to the                                                                                                                                                     is now working on a project called        AND PRE-PAID LEGAL                      Darlene has been a Director and
                   candidates.                                                                                                                                                                          “Computers for School” in his club.            SERVICES                         Board member with the Church of
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ryan became a member of                                                       Scientology for the past 25 years
 Pete McHugh        Location: Milpitas City Hall Council                                                                                                                                                                                          Lynn Hawkins is one of the            but has been involved with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Milpitas chamber in 2009. He is         Chamber’s Newest Ambassadors.
                   Chambers, 455 E. Calaveras Blvd.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Church since 1974. Through her
                                                                                                                                                                                                        pleased and honored to be a part        After a successful career working       work she’s been active with many
                     NEW! Sponsor Opportunity: $250                                                                                                                                                     of the Ambassador team of the           for Fortune 500 companies as a          groups including: an Ambassador
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chamber. He finds it challenging        commercial real estate profession-
                   - Two reserved seats and banner                                                                                                                  Andrew Nguyen                       yet rewarding.                          al and commercial loan asset man-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with the Milpitas Chamber since
                   advertisements.                          President Robert Paedon and Gabrielle Ramos of Seasons MarketPlace enjoy the successful mixer at                                                                                                                            2004 and current Chair of the
                                                            Spring Valley Golf Course.                                                                          KEYPOINT CREDIT UNION                                                                                                   Milpitas Ambassador group, being
                     Call the Chamber today to make                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     an Ambassador with the Santa
                                                                                                                                                                 “Milpitas has always been my
  Rob Means
                   your reservation — limited seating
                   will be available.
                                                            New Marketing Opportunity: Weekly eBlasts
                                                                                                                                                               home away from home for over a
                                                                                                                                                               decade.” One of Andrew’s very first
                                                                                                                                                               jobs was at the Great Mall. After
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 INTERESTED IN                                                          Clara Chamber; past Ambassador
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with the Hispanic Chamber of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Commerce; Committee Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for the past four years for the event
 Gateway to Silicon Valley      TM
                                                              The weekly eBlast e-mail is sent to
                                                            more than 600 recipients every Monday.
                                                            Recipients include business owners, indi-
                                                                                                             ments must be in regard to a Chamber
                                                                                                             business or member.
                                                                                                                                                               spending a few years in retail, and
                                                                                                                                                               another few years in the Marine                  BECOMING AN                                                             “Festiv’all”, current member of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Santa Clara County Network for a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMBASSADOR ?
                                                                                                                If you are interested in placing an adver-     Corps, he decided to focus on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hate Free Community, current
 828 N. Hillview Drive                                      viduals, city staff, elected officials, corpo-   tisement/ announcement:                           career in banking. He finished                                                                                           Board member and Treasurer for
                                                            rations and non-profit organizations. The                                                          schooling at San Jose State
 Milpitas, CA 95035                                                                                          ■ It must be submitted two weeks prior to                                                                                                                                  her condominium association; and
                                                            eBlast emails are intended to announce                                                             University with a degree in busi-
                                                                                                             your event (,                                                                                                                                      past Committee member for State                                        members’ events, such as workshops,                                                                ness while obtaining his first bank-       The Ambassadors meet once a month and volunteer
                                                                                                             attention CJ).                                                                                                                                                             of California Emergency Services
                                                            seminars, “save the date” announce-                                                                ing position at Downey Savings                                   ments, mixers, awards, fund-raisers and          ■ Cost for eBlast advertising $20 runs for                                                   at Chamber events to greet members and provide                                Disaster Resistant Conferences
                                                                                                                                                               and Loan. Years later, he’s back in                                                                                      2003 and 2004. Darlene is married
 Phone (408) 262-2613                                       job fairs for advertisements.                    two consecutive weeks.                            Milpitas as the Branch Manager             information on the Chamber as a whole. Call us                                with a 28-year-old son, loves to
 Fax (408) 262-2823                                          This opportunity is a benefit for mem-          ■ E-mail your write-ups (up to 100                for Keypoint Credit Union. Milpitas        today to join at 262-2613!                                                    read fiction, watch movies and has
                                                            bers of Milpitas Chamber; all announce-          words/No images).                                 is a great place to be!                                                                                                  both a dog and a cat.

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