Chamber announces first Business Walk set for Nov. 7
With improving local economic conditions as the goal, the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber’s first Business Walk will make its debut Wednesday, Nov. 7, on the streets of Willow Glen and the San Carlos business corridor between Meridian and Bird avenues.
Presented by Bridge Bank, the Business Walk will feature up to 30 businesspeople, civic leaders and agency officials make a boots-on-the-ground survey of local businesses to determine current economic conditions.
The participants will ask three simple questions:
- How’s business?
- What do you like about doing business here?
- What can be done to improve business conditions?
Findings will be compiled and handed off to experts to help resolve the issues discovered.
“The Business Walk concept is a well-established program in chambers across the nation,” said Matthew Mahood, SJSV Chamber president & CEO. “Findings have helped boost business visibility, addressed public safety issues and reduced business expenses.”
Chamber members are encouraged to participate as business walkers. The event begins with a continental breakfast and orientation session, three hours of walking the Willow Glen and nearby business districts and a lunch and report/wrap-up session. There is no charge for the participant or for the businesses surveyed.
For more information, contact Pat Sausedo, vice president of public policy, at 408-291-5262.
Register as a business walker here.