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PROGRAMS OF THE CHAMBER

Palo Alto Festival of Arts The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, is a juried art festival held annually in late August. The festival, brought to you in 2016 by presenting sponsor Palo Alto Medical Foundation, draws more than 170,000 people over a Saturday and Sunday weekend. The town’s well-known University Avenue becomes a street fair with more than 300 fine art purveyors, food and wine booths, along with staged entertainers bringing you a variety of music throughout the event.

Leadership Palo Alto Leadership Palo Alto provides participants an opportunity to connect with their community and better understand the components of government, public safety, business community, economic climate, education, the environment and sustainability and health care system. The goal of the program is to identify and motivate potential community leaders to become involved in the community and gain an understanding of its needs and challenges. Graduates have found the program to be invaluable to enhancing their careers and forming lasting relationships with fellow classmates. Leadership Palo Alto alumni are challenged to use the knowledge and leadership skills they gain through the program and apply them to enhancing Palo Alto’s quality of life. Applicants chosen for the 2016-2017 program will have the unique opportunity to develop their potential for public responsibility. Each of the 10 full-day monthly sessions are

designed to inform, motivate and challenge participants and provide a unique behind-the-scenes perspective. Each session locations and speakers are selected to enhance and compliment the topic of that particular session. Topics include: • Local government • Stanford • Education • Arts & culture • Environment & sustainability • Economy & business

• Transportation • Housing • Nonprofits • Health care & wellness • Public safety • Media

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization financed through membership dues investment and revenue generated by programs and events. The Chamber is not a government agency, although it does receive some public funds for its educational programs and Visitors Center. For more information and a full list of member benefits, call the Chamber at (650) 324-3121 or visit paloaltochamber.com. The Palo Alto Visitors Center is co-located with the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce at 355 Alma St. at the corner of Lytton Avenue and Alma Street in downtown Palo Alto. The Visitors Center is staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on Fridays in the summer. For more information, call (650) 324-3121.

Chamber Events JULY 20 Chamber Networking | Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto, 5:30-7 p.m.

SEPT. 21 Chamber Networking | Stanford Shopping Center, 5:30-7 p.m.

JULY 26 EPIC | The Nest Hotel, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

SEPT. 29 EPIC | S Graf Ltd., 5:30-7:30 p.m.

AUG. 26 Open House | Chamber of Commerce 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

OCT. 6 New Member Breakfast Reception | Chamber of Commerce, 8-9:30 a.m.

AUG. Festival of the Arts | University Avenue, 27 & 28 All day Saturday & Sunday

OCT. 11 Athena Awards | Garden Court Hotel, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

SEPT. 7 Good Morning Palo Alto Public Policy Breakfast | Garden Court Hotel, 8-9:30 a.m.

OCT. 21 Nonprofit Workshop: Social Media | Homewood Suites, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

SEPT. 15 Candidate Forum: League of Women Voters | City Hall, 4-6 p.m. SEPT. 23 Nonprofit Workshop: Financials | Homewood Suites 1:30-4:30 p.m.

OCT. 25 EPIC | 5:30-7:30 p.m. NOV. 9 Dual Meetup: Palo Alto/ Mountain View | Peninsula Building Materials, 5:30-7 p.m.

NOV. 9 Good Morning Palo Alto Public Policy Breakfast | Garden Court Hotel, 8-9:30 a.m. NOV. 11 Nonprofit Workshop: Strategic & Business Planning | Homewood Suites, 1:30-4:30 p.m. NOV. 15 EPIC | 5:30-7:30 p.m. NOV. 26 Small Business Saturday, all day DEC. 7 General Membership Meeting & Town Fest | Sheraton Palo Alto, 5:30-8 p.m. DEC. 19- Chamber office closed JAN. 2

NEWS, EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: WWW.PALOALTOCHAMBER.COM TO REGISTER FOR ANY EVENT, GO TO EVENTBRITE.COM. ENTER PALO ALTO CHAMBER. Event details may change. Please confirm News, Events & Announcements at PaloAltoChamber.com

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