Menlo Park Ranks 36th in Best Money Management Skills

WalletHub analyzed 2,534 U.S. cities on their money management skills based on 10 criteria. The 10 criteria were divided between debt level and financial behavior. Debt level looks at debt-to-income ratios on items such as credit cards, mortgages, and loans. Financial behavior looks at items like credit scores, late payments, and foreclosures. Money Management in Menlo Park [...]

March 24th, 2017|Featured|

Be Alert for Scams

The Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce has received notices of active scams. Emails Do not click on links, especially if the subject or body of the email include vague terms (ex: “check out this stuff”) and/or solicitations. Mail Forms Are you expecting to receive a form to renew a permit or license? If not, it [...]

Menlo Park: 19th Best Place to Raise a Family in California

Menlo Park was ranked the 19th Best Place to Raise a Family in California. The study was conducted by WalletHub who compared 240 California cities. To compare the California cities, the analysts used 21 key metrics under four main categories. Family Life in Menlo Park Rankings (1=Best, 120=Average): 78th in Family Life & Fun 25th [...]

September 29th, 2016|Featured|

40th Annual Golden Acorn Awards

Our 40th Annual Golden Acorn Awards reception on Tuesday, September 20th 2016 was a resounding success. We were delighted to have Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, speak at our reception. She spoke of Facebook’s desire to locate headquarters in Menlo Park and how thrilled they are to be a part of our community. Sheryl inspired us with her [...]

September 23rd, 2016|Chamber News, Featured|

Commute.org Launches 2016 Commuter Challenge

Rethink Your Commute … and Be Rewarded! Commute.org is pleased to announce the 2016 Commuter Challenge, this year’s campaign to reward commuters who choose transportation modes other than driving alone. Between April 1st and May 31st, people who join the challenge and commute to, from or through San Mateo County using an alternative mode will [...]

Discover the History of Menlo Park

Local author releases new book featuring stunning, vintage images— Telling a story in pictures is Menlo Park, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series. The book by local authors Janet McGovern, Reg McGovern, Betty S. Veronico, and Nicholas A. Veronico is now available for purchase at the Menlo Park Chamber. The [...]

Businesses Can Save Money and Energy!

Turn-key Energy Efficiency program for Small and Medium Sized Businesses Are you interested in saving on your utility bill, lowering your maintenance costs, and greening your business at the same time? Well, look no further because we have just the program for you! The San Mateo County Energy Watch program offers energy efficiency services and [...]

Don’t Be Ill-Prepared for Paid Sick Leave Law’s July 1 Requirements

The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 prescribes paid sick leave for California employees. Even if your business already has a paid sick leave policy, your policy must still meet certain conditions under the new law. CalChamber’s infographic outlines the compliance requirements which all California employers are well advised to start preparing for now — [...]