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As The Business Chamber in Silicon Valley, the SVC Chamber is often featured in the press and asked our opinions on matters of great importance.

We also have a mission to Educate.

The combination of these two allows us to be able to present the following:

Santa Clara Sees Coldplay Perform Past Usual Curfew

May 16, 2022

A crowd of 50,000 Coldplay fans reveled at a Sunday concert at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara—later than usual.

In November, the Santa Clara City Council voted to allow an exception of five events to its noise ordinance ban at Levi’s Stadium....

...Christian Malesic, CEO of the Silicon Valley Central Chamber of Commerce, told San José Spotlight concerts returning to the stadium will help rebuild the economy, especially the tourism segment, which was decimated during the pandemic. Malesic said Santa Clara lost tens of millions of dollars due to county pandemic-related guidelines and the noise ordinance, but hotel and restaurant owners told him business was booming last weekend.

“It’s exactly what we need to help bring that segment and really the whole economy in the valley back,” he said. “Any time there’s something like a concert or a game, that tends to positively affect all the local venues, including restaurants and bars.”...

Santa Clara County Commissioner Susan Ellenberg @ SVC Chamber

May 9, 2022

Commissioner Susan Ellenberg (Santa Clara County, District 4) joined the Santa Clara Business Council of the SVC Chamber to give a county update and answer questions.

The hybrid meeting (some attendees live in-person, some virtually online) suffered some technical challenges. Commission Ellenberg was gracious with her time, forthright in answering questions, and patient with the technical obstacles.

Santa Clara Developer Scales Back Project Plans

March 29, 2022

Mission Point is a proposal to build a new mixed-use neighborhood by developer Kylli at 3005 Democracy Way in Northern Santa Clara. It was first submitted in 2019 after collecting feedback that began in late 2017...

...Santa Clara has a number of large redevelopment projects that are going to reshape the whole north side of the city, said Malesic, who lives on that side of the city. The projects will change habits of separating work, home and recreational areas. Residents won’t have to commute long distances and be far away from parks.

“We really are shaping the city of the future,” he said. “We’re ecstatic as a chamber.”...

February 4, 2022

The City of Milpitas will be providing $5,000 grants to small businesses that have been negatively impacted by Covid-19.

The SVC Chamber is proudly partnering with the City of Milpitas and Livestories to provide assistance.

Click the button to read from The Milpitas Beat to learn more about the grant.


City of Milpitas Providing $5,000 Grants to Small Businesses

This is Silicon Valley!

November 2, 2021

Silicon Valley. It is a place? A REAL PLACE you can visit?

Or, is it a state of mind? Is it just phraseology for technological advancement, growth, entrepreneurship, and positive disruption?

The answer is to all of these questions is YES! This… is Silicon Valley.

It's all here:

  • Vacation here.
  • Hold a corporate meeting, conference, symposium, or exhibit here.
  • Join the fastest moving and growing Chamber of Commerce.

SVC Chamber on ABC7 Midday Live – The Difference

September 21, 2021

Airing on on the popular afternoon lifestyle show Midday Live on September 14, 2021. ABC7 KGO’s Kara Tsuboi asked “What makes the SVC Chamber Different?” (and many more questions).

Christian Pellecchia, 2021-2022 Board Chair, and Christian D. Malesic, President & CEO, teamed up to do the SVC Chamber proud. They spoke on the value proposition, the uniqueness of the SVC Chamber, and how it helps businesses to be better at business tomorrow than they were today.

The Economy that is Silicon Valley

August 12, 2021

What is Silicon Valley? Is it a place or and idea? Or, both? And, how did it get it's start? Why is it in the news all of the time? How is the economy of the world affected by this place called Silicon Valley?

The President / CEO of the Silicon Valley Central Chamber, Christian D. Malesic, explains the region, the history, and the current mindset that makes this place one of the most dynamic, interesting, and prosperous areas on the planet.

"Silicon Valley" is an episode of August 12, 2021 by independent YouTube producer, Roland Enz, the founder of Enz USA TV.

The Changing Retail in Silicon Valley

May 14, 2021

As part of the Silicon Valley Educates series, this webinar was held on May 14, 2021.

Retail has changed drastically in the last 50 years. Disruption is coming faster than ever. There has been more change in the last 10 years than the previous 40. And, we will experience even more acceleration in the next 5 years with local governments considering zoning and building changes. This webinar will cover many facets of the future of retail in the valley.

Innovation Dialog with SVC Chamber's CEO Christian D. Malesic

February 25, 2021

Who is Christian D. Malesic, why he is so passionate about Silicon Valley Central Chamber of Commerce? Ding Ding TV's Diana Ding sat down with the Silicon Valley Central Chamber's new President/CEO, for their branded show Innovation Dialog on February 25, 2021 to hear more about his background and his vision for the Chamber.