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Homestead FBLA Club Wins 1st Place

Homestead FBLA Club Wins 1st Place Future Business Leaders of America Homestead High School Chapter Places First at National Championship Business acumen is inculcated early in some area schools. In Cupertino, for instance, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at Homestead High School placed first overall at the 21st national championship in Chicago…

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New Protected Class For Cannabis Users

New Protected Class For Cannabis Users Employer Alert:  Changes To The Laws In 2024 There are new cannabis-use rights for California employees on the horizon. On September 18th, Governor Newsom signed AB 2188, which prohibits employers from discriminating against a person based on their off-duty cannabis use. While California employers have long had the option…

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Laundry To Landscape: Watering With Greywater

How Used Household Water Can Sustain Your Landscape Drought has become the “new normal” in California. Currently, the National Integrated Drought Information System categorizes 97.5% of state land as being in “severe drought” (D2) or worse. Further, global climate change is causing dry periods (and other extreme weather) to become more frequent at an astonishing…

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Caltrain Debuts New Electric Trains

Caltrain Debuts New Electric Trains 09/24/2022 Editor’s Note: Photos available here Caltrain Debuts its New Electric Trains The new state-of-the-art vehicles will be put into service in 2024 Caltrain representatives were joined by federal, state, regional, local officials and community members today to celebrate the first public viewing of the agency’s new electric train cars.…

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Sunnyvale Based California Chins Rescue

Bursting At The Seams Sunnyvale Chinchilla Rescue Looking For Forever Homes For These Adorable Pets   As Chamber members, Mike and Holly represent “California Chins,” a chinchilla rescue that is dedicated to finding forever homes for chinchillas. The interns at the SVCOC had the honor of interviewing Mike and Holly. Here is what we learned.…

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Ten Ways To Take Control Of Your Energy Costs

Ten Ways To Take Control Of Your Energy Costs As a business owner, you like to keep costs under control. Energy is an important resource; essential for lighting, powering equipment and maintaining a comfortable and productive work environment. Doesn’t it make sense to control your energy costs as well? These simple money-saving tips can help…

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Paid Family Leave Grants Available For Small Employers

Paid Family Leave Grant Program for Small Business You May Be Eligible for for grants up to $2,000 Small businesses in California with 1-100 employees with at least one (1) employee who have utilized California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) program (on or after June 1, 2022) are eligible to apply for grants up to $2,000…

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Member Spotlight: HQ Housecleaning

Member Spotlight: HQ Housecleaning There are only a handful of businesses that have achieved the Sunnyvale Green Business Certification.  HQ Housecleaning is one of those businesses. What services or products does your company offer? Residential and Commercial Cleaning Services, Move-Out / Move-In Cleaning, Steam Carpet Cleaning, Windows In & Out Cleaning, and Decluttering & Organizing…

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Meet Rachel Tirosh:  Recovering Engineer, Abstract Artist, & Small Business Owner

Meet Rachel Tirosh:  Recovering Engineer, Abstract Artist, & Small Business Owner Made In Sunnyvale: A Series Dedicated To Our Creators & Community Builders After working as an electrical engineer for over 20 years, Rachel Tirosh decided to shift her focus to a new industry: abstract art.  Our interns recently had the opportunity to learn a…

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Downtown Parking Map

Downtown Parking Map As we see shifts in parking availability, we want to be certain that you are aware that there is abundant parking in our downtown. This map doesn’t include the Caltrain lot, but there is free parking in the evenings there too! Parking Pro Tip: There are always spots available in Lots 2…

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