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Key Areas of Policy Focus:

• Staffing Recruitment and Retention

• ADA Lawsuit Reform

• Urban Vibrancy & Cleanliness

Key Areas of Policy Focus:

• Availability & Affordability of Workforce Housing

• Commercial Rental Rates

• Availability of Commercial Rental Space

• Open/Green Space

Key Areas of Policy Focus:

• Energy Rates

• Water Rates

• Impacts of Climate Change

• Access to Water

• Access to Energy

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Join us in welcoming Incoming Board Chair, Dee Ann Harn.

San José Chamber Board of Directors named Dee Ann Harn as Board Chair for 2023. Dee Ann has served on the San José Chamber Board of Directors since 2019, most recently as Vice Chair and will replace Tony Mirenda of Blach Construction. 

“For over four decades, RFI and our team has been a member of the San José business community. Throughout that time, we have been engaged with the San José Chamber of Commerce because of their willingness to take on the community issues that we need addressed so we can focus on running and growing our business.” Dee Ann Shared. 

“In the year ahead, the Chamber’s ability to address the critical needs of our local business community is going to take on an increased importance, and I am excited to be stepping into this leadership role, for this essential organization, at this crucial time”. 

Dee Ann Harn is the second-generation CEO/President of RFI Enterprises, Inc. RFI’s corporate office has been located in San José, California for over 40 years; and has offices serving Northern and Central California, Nevada, and Washington. Dee Ann has served in many capacities within RFI from administrative, central station operator, sales, and even janitorial in the early years. 

She is a member of the senior leadership team, committed to maintaining RFI’s status as a highly ranked member of the Top 100 Systems Integrators in SDM’s Magazine’s annual survey since its inception in 1997. In addition, RFI has been consistently recognized as one of the top 25 Family Owned Businesses by Silicon Valley/San José Business Journal. 

Currently, Dee Ann is actively involved in SIA’s Women in Security, ESA’s Executive Management Professionals group, past Vice President of ESA’s Executive Board, and 2023, Chair of San José Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, in order to better serve RFI, Dee Ann obtained her certification as a SHRM - SCP, (Society of Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional).

Derrick Seaver, President and CEO of the San José Chamber expresses his excitement for the coming year, “The San José Chamber of Commerce could not be more excited to have Dee Ann Harn as Chair of our Board of Directors in 2023. In fact, we could hardly ask for a better leader at this particular time.” 

“As a business owner and CEO herself, Dee Ann personally experiences the everyday challenges being faced by businesses of all sizes in San José, and also knows the phenomenal opportunities that exist for local business as our city continues its recovery. This knowledge, experience and expertise will be invaluable as we as an organization work throughout 2023 to provide assistance to the business community in what is looking like a trying economic time.”

Upcoming Chamber events:

Business Referral Network Weekly Meetings.

  • Weekly on Tuesday, BRN Group: Silicon Valley Collaborators
  • Weekly on Wednesday, BRN Group: West Valley

Contact for information.

Committee Meetings Held Monthly.

  • Housing and Land Use Development - 2nd Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
  • Restaurant and Hospitality - 2nd Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
  • Water and Energy - 4th Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm

Calendar of Events:

  • 02.08.23 - Hearts & Minds Ribbon Cutting
  • 02.09.23 - Chamber Night at SCU Bronco Game
  • 02.21.23 - Breakfast with the SJ Chamber - Featuring Mayor Mahan
  • 03.12.23 - Girls Got the Blues (Community Event)
Visit our Calendar to Register

Wendy Roberts

Chief Visionary Officer & CEO for NorthStar Strategic Partners

How to raise profit margin in 3 steps

Understanding profit margin is essential for businesses of all types, as it provides valuable insight into the financial health and sustainability of a company. 

A business that doesn’t have a healthy profit margin is at risk of both short-term and long-term financial issues. In the short-term, a lack of profit can lead to cash flow problems and a struggle to meet basic expenses. It can also cause a company to be unable to make important investments in innovation or expansion. 

Over the long-term, a poor profit margin can lead to decreased revenue and even bankruptcy. Because of this, it is essential that businesses focus on maintaining healthy profit margins in order to ensure financial stability and continued success.

How Is Profit Margin Calculated? 

Is Higher Profit Margin Better?

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Hearts & Minds Ribbon Cutting and Building Dedication 02.08.2023

Join the SJ Chamber for a ribbon-cutting & dedication to the Hearts & Minds Activity Center Valle Building. 

Light refreshments will be served. 

Wednesday, February 8th, from 3 pm - 5 pm 

2380 Enborg Lane San Jose, CA 95128

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Celebrating 2023 Lunar New Year Together on 01.27.2023

Lunar New Year is now a state holiday in California from 2023. Thanks to California for honoring this most important Asian cultural holiday, we’ll “Celebrate 2023 Lunar New Year Together’. The event includes a Civic Leadership Forum Silicon Valley: “Building Bridges through understanding the Asian culture and heritage”. 

The event will also feature a multi-culture performance and Asian Food on January 27th at Ding Ding TV starting from 4 pm (3350 Scott Blvd., Building 54, Santa Clara, CA 95054)

The multicultural Asian buffet will be served, please RSVP to

CELEBRATE LUNAR NEW YEAR 2023 at Westfield Valley Fair on 02.04.2023

Come celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with us! Our community day is free and open to the public. We welcome all to come enjoy the family-friendly activities and performances, as we welcome the Year of the Rabbit.

Saturday, February 4, 2023


Enjoy performances of Traditional Lion Dances, Ribbon Dancers, Lantern Folk Dance, and so much more. Traditional red envelopes containing chocolate coins will be passed out during the Lunar New Year celebrations.

The traditional lion dance will begin outside CH Premier at 12pm noon, and dance its way through the center towards IWC Schaffhausen

The dragon dance and main stage performances will be held from 1pm-3pm at Bloomingdale's Court


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