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Silicon Valley Black Chamber May Newsletter
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SVBCC Newsletter
May 2018 
Volume 75 
Silicon Valley Bank Sponsorship, Black Female Inventor, Awards Ceremony, Next Gen Youth, Member Profile, Events and more...
What's in Store
Chamber Radio Show (see guest list)
Silicon Valley Bank takes the lead in supporting our Blacks 'n Business Blacks 'n Technology Awards Ceremony.
Having previously been a Silver supporter at our last ceremony, Silicon Valley Bank has now become our lead Platinum Sponsor
as part of their commitment to servicing our community.
Whether you are a business or an individual, Silicon Valley Bank can help you reach your financial goals. 
Come into a branch office and talk to a representative and tell them you heard it from our black chamber of commerce.
One of our members, Channon Kennedy works at Silicon Valley Bank and led an effort to get her bank more involved with our chamber. Volunteers and other opportunities appear ready to blossom. If you would like to work for them or open an account, come and connect with their staff at our Blacks 'n Business Blacks 'n Technology Awards Ceremony this Saturday
Blacks 'n Business Blacks 'n Technology
Awards Ceremony
Towanda Yancy, scientist, engineer and inventor honored at the 2018 Blacks 'n Business Blacks 'n Technology Awards Ceremony
We are proud to recognize, honor and award Ms Towanda Yancy with the Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce's  "Excellence in Technology" award, an award named in honor of Roy Clay Sr. himself.
Like Roy Clay Sr or "Hidden Figures" (the movie) many don't know the accomplishments of African Americans in the sciences and technology fields. 
Come see and hear the stories of not just what these pioneers have done, but HOW they did it.
It promises to be uplifting and encouraging, so bring someone  you would want to hear about the history that will propel them into the future.
Tickets purchased on-line ONLY until Friday 5pm.
 (NO Tickets sold at door)
Next Generation Business Academy
Finals Presentations
Bank of America joins Comerica Bank in judging this year's Next Generation Business Academy business plan finals presentations.
Next Gen teaches business and financial literacy to high school students on the East Side of San Jose. 
This program has been in existence since 2004. As the brainchild of former chamber president, Joel Wyrick, and taught by Silicon Valley Grant Writer, William Wheat, Next Gen elevates student's business knowledge while teaching financial independence through better management of their personal finances. These skills necessary to be competitive in this truly global economy.
If you would like to participate as a volunteer or just want to learn more about Next Gen give us a call 408-288-8806 or click volunteer link below  (link)
Chamber pres, Carl Davis Jr and Independence High School teacher Rudy Marquez Judges viewing business plan presentation. Winner of our NGBA goes on to NFTE regional. Jesse Blount (Morgan Stanley), Andree Driskell (consultant), Aimbrell Shanks (100 Black Women) and Josh Russell) Bank of America

ODOS  provides resources, expertise,and partnerships that are not readily available or accessible to African Americans through mainstream travel resources, domestically and around the world. 
Our goal is to empower, educate, and connect through social media,networking, travel, and events. We are not a travel agency but a travel network of resources targeting, but not limited to, the African American and ethnic specific communities.
info@odostravel.com             (408) 417-2242        http://www.odostravel.com
Shay for San Jose ?
Potential City Council Member speaks out
Shay, Shanta Franco-Clausen running for San Jose City Council position, read why

Silicon Valley Business Connections

"Where Your Success comes from Your Connections"


Every Saturday 2:30pmSunday 1:30pm

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon join Chamber president Carl Davis Jr and producer and Co-Host Karl Welch, "Big Papa" as they keep you "Connected" with what's happening here in Silicon Valley that could effect you. Whether it's Education, Philanthropy. Sports, etc..., it's all about Business!
Click Podcast to Hear past special guests like, 
Shellye Archambeau, former CEO MetricStream
San Jose City Councilman Charles
"Chappy" Jones
Chike Nwoffiah Founder and Producer African Film Festival
Upcoming Guests, listen Live over the Internet or KDOW 1220am 
Ro Khanna
Aubry Stone - Chairman of US Black Chamber of Commerce California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Call our chamber and let us know your thoughts on our interviews. 408-288-8806
Maybe you even have some suggestions on who would be a great guest.
Remember "Stay Connected" and listen to Silicon Valley Business Connections
Out of the area, Listen over the Internet (Link)
Want to listen to previous shows (Podcast link) 
Special Offer ONLY $75 per/month while Space last !!!
Must Act NOW !!!
Call or reserve your office space from this month ON...until you leave at ONLY $75 per/month.  (register now)
Look Professional, Be Professional !! 

Chamber Needs:  (Interns & Volunteers)
  • Volunteers for our Next Gen Business Academy (more info) 
  • Interns for positions below (more info) 
  • Graphic Artist/Designer 
  • Researcher
  • Project Manager
  • Journalist/Writer
  • Events Coordinator/Planner
Internships available at chamber NOW !!!
Chamber News:
Job Opportunities:
Chamber Membership
Talk to us about the "VALUE" of being a Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce member.

Contact our Membership Coordinator Jarelle Parker parkerjarelle@gmail.com
Social Media Connects  "You & Our SV Black Chamber"
Like us on Facebook  Like us on Facebook  (link)  let's Go for 2,000 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
Koso Ibe
Chamber Intern 

408.288.8806 Office
760.652.4818 Fax
Important Chamber Contacts
Alicia OwensOffice Management

Roni McClintockProgram Director
Karriem Abdul Al-Bari
Social Media Director

The Importance of "Staying Connected"


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