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| Launches 2016 Commuter Challenge

Rethink Your Commute … and Be Rewarded! 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 [...]

Tax Workshops with SF SCORE

Taxes have you stumped? Join San Francisco SCORE for a number of affordable business workshops on small business taxes. SCORE also offers free online webinars on a variety of subjects. All online webinars can be found here. 2/2/2016 Maintaining Tax Records, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 2/23/2016 Small Business Taxes, 3:00 to 5:00 PM   [...]

January 26th, 2016|Business News|

Summer Spare the Air Season is Underway

The summer Spare the Air season is in full swing. Join the Spare the Air Employer Program and learn how to Spare the Air every day! The Spare the Air Employer Program is a network of Bay Area employers who are doing their part to improve local air quality. The program connects businesses to resources [...]

August 24th, 2015|Business News|

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 [...]

Le Boulanger® Announces “We’re Still Here!”

Popular Sunnyvale Based Bread Maker and Operator of 17 Bakery-Cafés, Pronounced Luh-Boo-Lawn-Zhay Makes an Announcement on the Heels of Recent Mistaken Identity! SUNNYVALE, CA: July 19, 2015, Le Boulanger, Inc.®, the Northern California family-owned Bay Area bread maker and operator of 17 bakery-cafes, Chief Executive Officer, Dan Brunello announced, “We’re still here,” on the heels of [...]

July 21st, 2015|Business News|

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 — [...]