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“A Hospitality Networking Organization"


H We believe that “A Hospitality Networking Organization” is beneficial to all of us. The art of creating and maintaining positive relationships is a factor in the success of the SVCA and our hospitality partners.

We thank you in advance for your consideration in supporting the Silicon Valley Concierge Association and look forward to seeing you at the a

Bayou@theHollow Thursday, July 12, 2018 Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Fundraising Evening Sponsored by the Following

(more information to come shortly)

Fundraiser Lunch Seminar June 21, 2018 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn TEN Ways to Insure a Windfall at your Next Fundraiser! Meet Bayou, the American Alligator Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) debuted a new exhibit featuring “Bayou,” an American alligator. Bayou was less than 2-feet long when the California Department of Fish & Wildlife rescued him from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. HHPZ adopted Bayou to be an animal ambassador in the Zoo Education Program. Now that he is too large to hold, he is ready for his new career and new home, on exhibit in the park’s “Zoo in the Hollow.”

Speaker: Dee Dee Kiesow

Fundraiser Strategist & Benefit Auctioneer

Mock up Live & Silent Auction Learn about silent auction secrets & experience a live auction and much more.

Raise Money the Right Way Secret Sauce and Surprises equals money out of thin air. Learn what to avoid in order to have big success! Bayou is over five feet long, and his trainers estimate his age between 10 to 12 years old. You read it right – Bayou participates in several training sessions a week where he learns a variety of behaviors using positive reinforcement. This choice-based training method makes it easier to move and transport him, as well as perform routine medical procedures. This type of training focuses on getting the alligator to willingly cooperate with certain maneuvers, and keeps handlers safer during routine interactions.


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Visitors are invited to watch Bayou’s training and feeding sessions in his exhibit every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Zoo in the Hollow. Learn more about HHPZ animal care, wellness, and conservation and the high standards that come with being accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums at Twitter: @S_V_Concierge 23600 McKean Road. San Jose California 408-323-7815 VALLEY ACCESS ELECTRONIC MAGAINE/2


What’s Happening Calendar Bay Area 2018 Here's my gift for all your members to have more FUN & share with their staff & employees. Regards, John Benus WHAT’S HAPPENING CALENDARS Editor & Publisher Main: 415-331-0100 The Perfect Gift Since 2003 Open & Download- Every event is clickable Please go to his website and download his Terrific Calendar! Tell him you saw this article From SVCA Valley Access Magazine




Tour local shops in our Historic Downtown District and Art/Fashion District on Caledonia Street

Sushi Ran 107 Caledonia Street (415) 332-3620

Tour the newly completed Matthew Turner Tall Ship, Bay Model and Sea Trek Kayak Center

Spinnaker Restaurant 100 Spinnaker Drive (415) 332-1500

Bay Model Visitor Center Area The Bay Model, The Matthew Turner Tall Ship, Sea Trek Kayaking, Modern Sailing School & Club,

The Trident 558 Bridgeway (415) 331-3232

Cavallo Point Resident Artist; Lucinda Eubanks Caledonia Street Baba Yaga, gr.dano Boutique, Driver’s Market, Katya Jewelry, Sausalito Stationery, Studio 333, Soulstice Mind + Body Spa Downtown District Azadeh Couture, Barcelino, Book Passage, Bubble Street Gallery, Klozet, Madrigal Family Vineyard, Pick Me Up Chocolate, Sausalito Bike Return, Soxalito, Studio 333 Downtown

Scoma Sausalito 588 Bridgeway (415) 332-9551 Angelino 621 Bridgeway (415) 331-5225 Barrel House Tavern 660 Bridgeway (415) 729-9593

Napa Valley Burger 670 Bridgeway (415) 332-1454 Osteria DiVino 37 Caledonia Street (415) 331-9355 CO - SPONSORS Event’s Ondine for hosting our lunch venue and sparkling wine The Spinnaker Restaurant for hosting our closing reception and wine SPECIAL THANKS City of Sausalito Park & Recreation who provided complimentary ground transportation Golden Gate Ferry who provided complimentary ferry transportation SPONSORS Champagne & Wine Donor Cavallopoint US Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District

Musical Theater One-Man Show

"Keith Moon: The Real Me" (The true story of the legendary drummer for The Who)

Who: 3Below Theaters & Lounge presents What: "Keith Moon: The Real Me” When: Six Performances Only! June 15 – 24, 2018 Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th at 7:30pm. Sunday, June 17th at 7:00pm Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd at 7:30pm. Sunday, June 24th at 2:00pm Where: 3Below Theaters & Lounge, 288 S. Second Street (corner of San Carlos Street), San Jose, CA 95113. Validated parking in the garage attached to the venue. Why: The musical story of the rise and fall of Keith Moon, The Who’s original drummer and poster child of rock ‘n’ roll “bad boys”, explores the mind of ‘Moon the Loon’, arguably one of the greatest drummers in rock history. VALLEY ACCESS ELECTRONIC MAGAZINE/67

Lamplighters Music Theatre The Pirates of Penzance Saturday, August 11 at 2 and 8 pm Sunday, August 12 at 2 pm

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office: 650-903-6000 | Contact: Shonda Ranson 650-903-6551 |

August 2018 EVENTS Peninsula Youth Theatre and the City of Mountain View Children’s Theatre In the Park June 15 through August 10 Fridays at 6:30 pm August 3: Blather, Blarney and Balderdash Meet Fin O’Grady, a tongue-tied shepherd trying to win the hand of his one true love. It will take the help of three wacky leprechauns to help Fin learn to tell a story and impress the fair young maiden. August 10: Aladdin Aladdin may be a street rat, but with a quick wit and creative mind he proves himself to be a diamond in the rough. He manages to stay one step ahead of an evil wizard with a little magical help from a lucky lamp and a remarkable ring!

Wacky, irreverent, and as entertaining today as it was when it first opened in 1879, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, starcrossed young lovers, self-possessed wards, and an eccentric Major-General, struggling with the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. The Pirates of Penzance is one of the most popular operettas ever written. Desi Comedy Fest, LLC 5th Annual Desi Comedy Fest Wednesday, August 15 at 8 pm

Antara Asthaayi Dance Anokhi Ada: Ancient Art. Modern Panache Sunday, August 5 at 6 pm An evening of Kathak with the dynamic dancers of Antara Asthaayi. Authentic, energetic and colorful - their lightning footwork, brisk pirouettes and nostalgic melodies create a unique showcase preserving ancient storytelling art form in modern times.

Desi Comedy Fest, the largest South Asian comedy festival in the world, is bigger and better than ever before. In its 5th year now, the festival once again brings together the best of the South Asian comedians from around the country, comedians with appearances on Comedy Central, Netflix, Late Night Talk shows, and touring the globe. Come and experience this one-of-a-kind comedy extravaganza! Appropriate for ages 18 and up. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Native Gardens August 22 - September 16 August 26 - September 16: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm Saturdays at 2 and 8 pm Sundays at 2 and 7 pm When an up-and-coming Latino couple purchases a home beside the prize-winning garden of a prominent Washington family, conflicts over fences and flora spiral into an uproarious clash of cultures, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class and privilege.


The Club SJC Shows Off Its Recent Award USA Today Readers Vote SJC's Passenger Lounge No. 1 Among U.S. Airports for Airport Services and Amenities

A Familiar Face in the No. 2 Spot at SJC Judy Ross is Promoted to Assistant Director of Aviation

The SJC team continues to focus on our growing number of passengers and the need to both expand and improve our facilities so we're continuing to offer the best travel experience possible. Our travelers and team remain in good hands with the recent announcement that Judy Ross was promoted as SJC's Assistant Director of Aviation. Judy been served in the position in an interim role for the past 11 months, and proved she was the top candidate after a nationwide recruitment. Her experience at SJC the past three years has included managing $50 millionin facility improvements.


Vines & Vibes featuring "Phil'n the Blanks"

Volunteering has long been a common ethic in the United States, with people each year giving their time without any expectation of compensation. While these volunteer activities may be performed with the core intention of helping others, there is also a common wisdom that those who give of themselves also receive. Researchers have attempted to measure the benefits that volunteers receive, including the positive feeling referred to as “helper’s high,” increased trust in others, and increased social and political participation. We are looking for mentors to help with our Title one school groups that visit the museum on our yearly field trips. You can help kick off, advise or problem solve with the students. We appreciate the people from our community who are willing to join hands with us to make a difference by…volunteering for The Tech Museum of Innovation. The greatest rewards come from the heart and you CAN make a difference in someone’s life by joining our team to inspire the Innovator in everyone!

oin us for Vines & Vibes - A Music Adventure! Featuring: Phil N The Blanks ~~Warm weather, great wines, fabulous music, lots of fun - that's the description of Guglielmo Winery's "Vines & Vibes" summer concert series. Relax in the shade of our large canopy, enjoy a bottle or glass of Guglielmo's award winning wine, bring a picnic dinner or purchase a great meal from Ricky's BBQ on-site, and listen or dance to the music of our area's greatest bands! No admission fee and plenty of free parking is available. Wine, beer, soft drinks and food available for purchase - no outside alcohol, please. This is an adult night out, so no one under 21 please and no pets (except service animals). Join us for a great time! This week's band is Phil 'n the Blanks!

“We like everyone to have a great time here, so we want the energy you get, the vibe you get in here to be good, positive, and pleasant. Looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our Volunteer team! If you or a colleague have any questions, please contact the Volunteer recruiter, Karen Hennessy, via email You may go to The Tech Museum website to see more information as well at: at our Volunteer Opportunities/



Silicon Valley 40 Under 40 Awards Reception

Join the Silicon Valley Business Journal to recognize the 40 Under 40 class of 2018 honorees with an evening of stadium games, food, drinks and more! When Tuesday, July 31, 2018 5:30pm –8:00pm

Where Avaya Stadium 1123 Coleman Ave, San Jose

Kokkari Estiatorio 200 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 981-0983

If you love Greek food, amazing atmosphere, a helpful and caring staff, you will love Kokkari! Do not be fooled when you first walk into the restaurant, it goes back pretty far and when you first walk in you see a very small portion of the restaurant. There is a small bar in this restaurant and it was completely full when we were there – standing room only. I found out why when I ordered a cocktail, they pay attention to the details and mine was delicious. I attended a birthday party at Kokkari and surprise, there is a whole other floor to the restaurant. I was escorted to an elevator, went down and entered a private room set for 12. There is a small bar in this restaurant and it was completely full when we were there – standing room only. I found out why when I ordered a cocktail, they pay attention to the details and mine was delicious. On the bottom floor you will find the wine cellars, private dining and the restrooms. We all wore birthday hats and our server endeared herself immediately by putting one on. She stayed with us the entire evening and catered to our every question, request, and need. For instance, I am a huge fan of chicken souvlaki, while the menu had lamb souvlaki, there was no chicken. I made a special request and that’s what I got. It was delicious. I also had the Avgolemono - traditional egg-lemon soup with chicken and rice and enjoyed every drop. Most of my dinner companions ate lamb and there were raves. Though I’m no fan of octopus, many of my companions had the grilled octopus appetizer and loved it. I did try several of the other appetizers and was very pleased with the taste, temperature and presentation. For those of you who aren’t going to San Francisco any time soon, there is a sister restaurant in Palo Alto called Evvia in Palo Alto and I understand that you’ll have the same experience as I did at Kokkari. If you go to either, bring the piggy bank, you pay for quality and this is definitely a quality experience. Reservations are recommended.


Dear Hospitality Industry Partner:


The Silicon Valley Concierge Association is pleased to announce that our 2018 Signature Event: The SVCA Hospitality Awards & Industry Celebration will be held at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club on Thursday, September 27, 2018.


“Come celebrate the best in our industry, network with old friends while making new ones and help us look to the future as we present scholarships to the next generation of hospitality professionals.”


This Signature SVCA event offers a unique opportunity for your company to gain recognition as an Event Sponsor and/or to provide in kind donations or gift certificates for the Silent Auction. The auction proceeds support scholarships to students and programs in Santa Clara County that promote professional Hospitality, Tourism and Event Planning. All donations are 100% tax deductible. (The SVCA is a 501c3 non-profit. Tax ID: 77-0455469)

9.27.18 Visit your BEST friends @ “Cinnabar Hills Golf Club” Join us for a fun filled gathering just like having friends in your backyard…… Come join us as a member, sponsor or vendor! If interested in participation contact: m

Will be collecting Silent Auction Items Vendors - Sponsors Award Nominees Info

All Sponsors and Donors will receive recognition at the Awards Event; including being listed in the event program. Formal recognition will be centrally placed in the October “Valley Access Electronic Magazine” which is distributed to 5,000 of your customers and peers. Gift Certificates & Prize Donations may be mailed to: Silicon Valley Concierge Association P.O Box 2545 Saratoga, CA 95070 You may also contact us via e-mail at: to arrange for items to be picked up. To ensure timely acknowledgement in our event program and Valley Access Magazine we respectfully request that all sponsorships and donations be received by September 1, 2018. Since 1995 the Silicon Valley Concierge Association has been recognized as the leading professional non-profit organization dedicated to the education and advancement of its members and industry. The SVCA assists members in enhancing their professional skills through networking and familiarization events, meetings, and electronic newsletter/social media. We believe that “A Hospitality Networking Organization” is beneficial to all of us. The art of creating and maintaining positive relationships is a significant factor in the success of the SVCA and our hospitality partners. We thank you in advance for your consideration in supporting the Silicon Valley Concierge Association and look forward to seeing you at the awards event! Sincerely, Mori Mandis - SVCA President





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Magnolia Jazz Band Maple Tree Inn Mineta San Jose International Airport Mission College Monopoly in the Park Mosaic Global Transportation Moving Green Today Olla Cocina Pier 39 Plaza Suites Prime 109 Steaks Residence Inn & SpringHill Suites SJC Residence Inn/ Marriott San Jose Cupertino Rexford Winery Ritas of Campbell Roaring Camp Railways Roudon Smith Winery San Jose AV Rentals San Jose Downtown Association & Foundation San Jose Marriott Hotel & Arcadia Restaurant San Jose Museum of Art San Jose Theaters Santa Clara Convention & Visitors Bureau Santa Clara Convention Center Santa Clara Valley Brewing Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Growers Association Santa Rosa Metro Chamber of Commerce Sedona Pies See's Candies #SJMARROITT Silicon Valley Business Journal Silicon Valley Capital Club Starbright Theater Strike Brewery Sushi Confidential tacolicious TapSnap1050 Team San Jose Testarossa Winery The Cocoa Exchange The Mountain Winery The Tech Museum of Innovation Tico Coffee Roasters Toll House Hotel Tony’s Caterers Uproar Brewery Visit San Jose (Team San Jose) Visit Santa Cruz Walt Disney Museum What Up! Silicon Valley Winchester Mystery House Women's Networking Alliance Wright Station Vineyard & Winery

VALLEY ACCESS ELECTRONIC MAGAZINE - CONTRIBUTORS EDITOR/PUBLISHER Executive Board Members Mori Mandis, President Christopher Citti, V.P. Communication/Events Chair Robbie Schlosser, Director of Administration Marianna Khienkina, Director of Finance Michael Mulhern, Director of Sponsorship

Members of the Board Karen Hennessy, Registration Chair Robert Robledo, Liaison SV Business Journal

Mori Mandis


Nathan Emmett, Attractions Chair Lillian Scoyen, Educational/Seminar Chair Victor Solanoy, Technology Chair Susannah Greenwood, Website-Marketing Chair Carla Bohnett -Website Committee Phillip Jaw - Photographer,

SVCA Membership SVCA Student $25.00 SVCA Member $50.00 Business Sponsorship $150.00 Platinum $500.00 Diamond $1,000.00 Info & Membership: SVCA - Membership P.O. Box 2545 Saratoga, CA 95070-0545

Film and Photography The organizers may film and photograph the event. These materials will be used online and offline to promote Silicon Valley Concierge Association and to advertise future events. By attending the event you agree to appear in such films and photographs.

Michael Mulhern (membership@siliconvall Membership includes One complementary beverage and raffle coupon for each member and one guest upon check-in at applicable events.


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