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WHO WE ARE Established in 1999 to give exposure to the LGBT business community, the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley is the largest notforprofit corporation in greater Silicon Valley for LGB

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Profile Phot Photo by Luis P dr Casti lo Pictures Photo by Luiis Pedro Castilllo Pictures u Pedro Castillo i t re ast Photo by Luis Pedro Castillo Picture MISSION Our mission is to create a vibrant

A 100 WomanOwned Enterprise The Supplier Clearinghouse14120015 NGLCC Certified 10657 Aim Smarter to reach your promotional and marketing goals. Which objective are you aiming for We can provide Dir

JOIN US WHATS IN IT FOR YOU GROW YOUR BUSINESS The Rainbow Chamber creates opportunities for members to network with each other, the LGBT community, and small and large businesses with interests in su

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100 10 14 400 20 15K California Water Association Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley 408 9989600 8 Rainbow Chamber of Commerce

The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center 938 The Alameda, San Jose CA 95126 Building Community with Friends and Allies since 1981 www.Facebook.combillydefrank 20172018 Membership Direc

MEMBERSHIP The Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley offers a variety of membership options for individuals, small businesses, corporations, nonprofits, government agencies and elected officials.

MEMBER BENEFITS Connecting with a loyal LGBTQ and allied market Business development opportunities Business listing on RCCSV website print directory Yearround networking events Complimentary adm

Photo by Bettie Owen Basic memberships may be enhanced to Platinum, Gold or Silver memberships which include more exposure and complimentary event admissions. Corporate membership offers exceptional

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WELCOME FROM BOARD LEADERSHIP Photo by Luis Pedro Castillo Pictures Welcome to the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley. 2017 marks our eighteenth year of serving as the LGBT Chamber of Commer

OUR SPONSORS Corporate Members California Water Association PGE California Water Association Kaiser Permanente Platinum Members MICHAEL LoMONACO A Heritage of Real Estate Excellence Gold Members Th

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WHAT WE DO WE DO PROGRAMMING Quarterly business luncheons Monthly mixers hosted at member businesses Events with Regional, Ethnic and LGBT Chambers Networking and referral groups Supplier Diversi

Providing leadership and support for the wellbeing and longevity of the LGBTQ communities through coordinated, integrated approaches throughout Santa Clara County. Email LGBTQCEO.SCCGOV.ORG Phone 4082

LOOK GOOD ON PAPER Fullservice printing business cards, stationery systems, brochures, newsletters, ads, direct mail, flyers, posters and more. Expert Advice Affordable Prices Ontime Delivery 1070

COMMUNITY SUPPORT ADVOCACY Financial support benefitting local LGBT youth groups. Financial and volunteer support for communitybased organizations Participation with other members of the Silicon Va

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SUPPLIER DIVERSITY AND OUR NGLCC AFFILIATION RCCSV members at the 2017 NGLCC Conference in Las Vegas 22 Rainbow Chamber of Commerce

Supplier diversity is the intentional inclusion of socially andor economically disadvantaged groups in procurement opportunities. Certified diverse suppliers are forprofit businesses at least 51 owned

BOARD MEMBERS AMBASSADORS Roark Clayton Board President The PrintingWorks Jos Espinoza Board Member, Supplier Diversity Chair California Water Service Julie Evans Board Member, AmbassadorSpecial E

State of the art photo booths for the digital age. Lookin Looking for that something extra to make your upcoming weddi wedding, fundraiser, or party a blast for all your guests Well youve found it Ta

COMMUNITY RESOURCES LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS ACS Adolescent Counseling ServicesOutlet, Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center, Child Advocates CASA of Silicon

Photo by Luis Pedro Castillo Pictures REGIONAL NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS DBA Desert Business Association, GGBA Golden Gate Business Association, GSBA

FRANK MERCADO Allstate Insurance Making an Impact in Record Time In 2015, Frank Mercado took a risk he left his hometown of Pomona, California to become a partner at the downtown Campbell Allstate Ins

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KEN YEAGER Santa Clara County Supervisor 30 Rainbow Chamber of Commerce

Photo by Luis Pedro Castillo Pictures Building Bridges for LGBTQ Rights Inspired by his fathers intense work ethic and his mothers passionate idealism, Ken Yeager entered politics when he won his fir

KRISTEN HICKEY PGE 32 Rainbow Chamber of Commerce

A practical activist for the LGBT business community Kristen Hickey comes from a liberal family so her sense of social justice developed naturally, but when it comes to supplier diversity, I kind of f

LADONNA SILVA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Photo by Luis Pedro Castillo Pictures 34 Rainbow Chamber of Commerce

Adding a special personal touch to our chamber In high school, she was a cheerleader and played soccer. I wanted to be a model for a different kind of cheerleader, laughs LaDonna Silva, Licensed Marr

EllingsonFurler Associates Voya Financial Advisors, Inc. LORI ELLINGSON Our Most Recently Certified LGBTBE Member Although originally from San Jose, Lori Ellingson began her first career in Iowa Ci

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STEVE SOSNOWSKI State Farm Insurance With Us from the Early Days In 1999, Steve Sosnowski made a big career move from adjusting insurance claims to running his own State Farm Agency. Around the same t

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Adolescent Counseling Services ACS exists to support the wellbeing of all teens, tweens and young adults in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. VOLUNTEER TO BE A FRIEND, MENTOR AND ADVOCATE TO A CHIL

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY A Accredited Counseling Intervention Services, Inc Scott Henrywestwood 1190 Park Avenue, Unit B San Jose, CA 95126 888 4278689 888 4278689 PERSO


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY PGE Kristen Hickey 245 Market St, N5D San Francisco, CA 94105 415 9735748 Corporate Member PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS SERVICES PUBLIC UTILITIES ENVIRONMENT Pharmaca Integ

CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING Burr Pilger Mayer Robert Peabody III 60 S Market Street Suite 800 San Jose, CA 95113 408 9616329 Dianne Eidson Dianne Eidson 763 Stardu

CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY Lady Vino Rita Archer Sunnyvale, CA 94085 408 9477488 Maggianos Little Italy Santana Row Katie Hedling 3055 Olin Ave, Suite 1000 408 4238678 Ma

CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY Point Collective, The Jaime Merz 1248 Sierra Mar Drive San Jose, CA 95118 408 8928737 Premium Resource Andrea Casella 5460B Lincoln Way Felton, California 95018 408 7770711 www.p

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS INDEX OF ADVERAdolescent Counseling Services ................................ 40 Allstate Frank Mercado ............................................ 48 Aloft Santa Clara ........

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