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San Jose’s micro-retail center could shape future public spaces

A downtown San Jose business incubator and shopping center could be a blueprint for local lawmakers to develop future successful public spaces. A recent Knight Foundation study found widely applicable lessons learned from Moment, a micro-retail space in San Pedro Square, including how to build community engagement around public spaces, reimagining old and neglected spaces...

San Jose Sharks oppose Google development agreement

The San Jose Sharks are taking a bite out of Google’s plan to build a massive downtown campus. The NHL team voiced deep concern with the city’s development agreement with Google for its proposed campus, saying efforts to preserve parking near SAP Center are inadequate. “The city and Google are heading down a path that...

Silicon Valley’s largest business group names new CEO

Silicon Valley’s embattled chamber of commerce chose its new CEO on Tuesday, and it’s a familiar face—Derrick Seaver. As San José Spotlight reported last week, Seaver was one of three finalists for the top job at the Silicon Valley Organization. He previously served as SVO’s executive vice president for more than four years before leaving...

Who will lead San Jose’s chamber of commerce?

Six months after losing its CEO amid a widespread scandal, Silicon Valley’s largest chamber of commerce is close to naming its new leader. Several front runners have emerged in the hunt for the Silicon Valley Organization’s new top boss, but the business group is keeping the process under wraps. After the resignation of CEO Matt...

San Jose launches program to help small businesses land contracts

San Jose City Hall is looking to diversify its contracts and prioritize local businesses. The city’s Public Works Department, which awards some $4 billion in public contracts each year, is hosting a free six-week seminar to help local businesses secure contracts. Participants in San Jose’s “Construction Academy” will learn how to bid on construction contracts, which include opportunities...

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