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SVBCC Newsletter
July 2016 Volume 56

Important Business & Community News for You

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It is an honor to have been selected by the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center (SVSBDC) Executive Director Dennis King and the Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce (SVBCC) President Carl Davis Jr., to be the SVSBDC Small Business Lead Adviser for the SVBCC. Our mission is simple. Our vision is united. Our goal is clear, and that is to engage and support the success of all small businesses.  Simply stated, "We win together!"  The successful small business is not, exclusively, built on the back of the visionary; although, it may feel that way most of the time. It starts with the visionary and it ends with a united team of people that believe in one mission, one vision, and one goal. A team that is supportive of one another withstands the storms, hurdles, and oppositions to small business success. Remember, two is always better than one. The success of a small business starts, yes, with the visionary, and ends with the visionary igniting and uniting a team to successfully forge forward together.

About Margaret Jackson: Margaret Jackson is a well know public figure in Silicon Valley/Bay Area. She is an advocate for small businesses, women in business, women professionals, and the next generation of business leaders. She is dedicated, immovable, and unshakable of the primary purpose of one's life and that is the privilege to leave a legacy on the planet. She is a certified SVSBDC Business Adviser, the top SV business radio show host in the 4th largest market in the nation AM 1220 KDOW Money 2.0 Business On the Edge, and AM 1100 KFAX Faith & Business On the Edge, the contributing business writer for the San Jose Women's Business Examiner, the CEO of Business On the Edge, Incorporated, the Founder of the nationwide On the Edge Women In Business CLUB, and the Presenter of This Girl Is On Fire Small Business Expo & Summit annual event.
Ron Brown Business & Economic Summit - Women Symposium  

Our goal is to help make your business as efficient and profitable as possible.

Attending this event will help expose you and your business to other resources that can help you become more profitable.

Women, please plan to attend.

Young people please click on link to apply for scholarship.

This is produced by the California State Black Chamber of Commerce in association with the COC - composed of all the state black chamber members.

Black Enterprise's 2nd TechConneXT Summit

If you missed last year, you don't want to miss this again.

Silicon Valley Black Chamber Leads Mixer
 Friday August 19th,  5:00 - 9:00 p.m.  

San Jose's Premier Networking Event!!
MEMBERS  - New benefits will be announced!!

Make sure to bring cash with you so that you can participate in a few raffles being held...including a HUGE getaway special!!!

 Special 15% discount on food 
Free margarita refreshments available   
Free margarita refreshments     

       (alcohol purchased at the bar only)   

Louisiana Bistro

19 No. Market Street

San Jose 95113

Park in Parking garage next to Bistro and get free validation


by Pharaoh

  Enjoy "a taste" of comedy

  right after our Mixer Friday

  Night, by one of own,

  Bay Area favorites,



  Enjoy his comedy each

  Monday night at Louisiana

  Bistro along with his

  special guests (see flyer)-->


  FREE Comedy Monday night, just bring a Friend ! 

Chamber Needs:  (Interns & Volunteers)
  • Interns/Volunteers for positions below (more info)
  • Project Manager
  • Events Coordinator/Planner
  • Data Researcher
  • Admin help and support
Internships available at chamber NOW !!!
Chamber Membership
Talk to us about the "VALUE" of being a Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce member.

If you're serious about your business, then join our chamber:

We can show you how to START, FINANCE, GROW and even EXIT your business for more profit.

Our goal is to help make your business as efficient and profitable as possible. We will work with you to help solve your business problems, while understanding that you have limited resources and a limited budget.

Contact our Membership Director, Felicia Davis

  • SAVE THE DATE...Ron Brown Business & Economic Summit, Thurs Aug 25-27, 2016 Embracing Technology - Women Changing the Corporate Conversation (register here)
  • Leads Mixer, Friday August 19 at Louisiana Bistro 5-9pm 
  • Black Enterprise Event (link)

  • SAVE THE DATE...Sat Aug 6, 2016 Free School Supplies & BBQ (more info)
  • Community Wellness Event - Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Saturday Aug 6, 2016 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (more info)

21st Anniversary 

Ron Brown Business & Economic Summit 

and Women's Symposium (visit site for event info)

The E. Santa Clara St. Farmers' Market is also celebrating the return of live music. Come check out Music in Market on July 6th and enjoy the sounds of 
Wasabi, Santa Cruz's premier funk rock band!

The market operates from 4PM to 8PM, and music starts at 5:30PM.
In addition to live music, we'll also have a spin art booth, the Joyce Ellington Library book sale booth, and other children's activities!
Come enjoy live music and great food!

2016 Juneteenth Celebration at Discovery Meadow Park
For those of you who missed this spectacular performance by 5 year old Niyari Broughton doing her rendition of the famous "Thriller" performance by Michael have to take out 5 minutes and check this out!!!

The San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP opens new office in Milpitas

1313 N. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035

Jeff Moore, Pres and guest cut "ribbon"

Social Media Connects  "You & Our SV Black Chamber"

Like us on Facebook  Like us on Facebook  (link)   Only need 59 more likes !!

Follow us on Twitter  Follow us on Twitter   (link)

See our YouTube Channel  View our videos on YouTube  (link)

Stay Connected with our chamber for "sponsorship" opportunities and other "value added" promotions we do for our members using social media. 

Got an idea on how to promote your product or service through our chamber connections, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Carl Davis, Jr

President/Executive Director

John C. Shaw
Assistant to the President

25 N. 14th Street
Suite 505
San Jose, CA  95112
408.288.8806 Office
760.652.4818 Fax
Important Chamber Contacts
Alicia Owens
Office Management

Felicia Davis

Membership Coordinator

Karl Welch
Events - Program Mgr

Karriem Abdul Al-Bari

Social Media Director

Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce | 25 N. 14th Street, Suite 505 | 5th Floor | San Jose | CA | 95112