Posts By: Elisabeth Handler

Mobility, Energy and Environment – a Symposium at City Hall

June 6, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Prospect Silicon Valley hosted the Innovation & Impact 2018 Symposium at City Hall, with a full day of presentations, demonstrations and breakout sessions with a focus on the convergence and interdependence of emerging technologies in advanced mobility, energy and…

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Southwest Airlines Adds Florida Flights to SJC

June 5, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Southwest Airlines® added another important transcontinental route to its growing list of cities available for direct flights  from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) on May 6, 2018, with an inaugural flight to Orlando. The carrier operated Florida One, Sout…

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Bringing Cleantech to the Mainstream – Prospect SV

May 22, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Guest blogpost, by Ruth Cox, CEO of Prospect Silicon Valley Cleantech Clientele Prospect Silicon Valley, an innovation hub whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of clean technologies for smarter, more sustainable communities, has been instrumental in advancing sta…

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Update on Diridon Station Planning

May 21, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

The City of San Jose’s planning activities for the Diridon Station area are ramping up, with the appointment of Lori Parks Severino as Community Engagement Program Manager for the Diridon Station Area, launching of a new website and several tracks of community eng…

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San Pedro Square is having a MOMENT

May 18, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

With the cutting of the ribbon at MOMENT at San Pedro Square, the many speakers truly represented the network of partnerships that made the project possible in Downtown San Jose. Chuck Hammers, San Jose businessman and president of the Downtown Property-Based Improvemen…

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SJeconomy.com Blog ranked #9 in San Jose Blogs

May 16, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Feedspot announced a ranked list of the Best San Jose Blogs from thousands of San Jose blogs in their index, using search and social metrics. They selected these websites because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent upd…

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New to Downtown, Cohesity work team mounts team-building scavenger hunt

May 15, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

We appreciate being able to share this Guest Blog by Tyler Livingstone, Inside Sales Manager, Cohesity It’s accepted fact around Cohesity that we have a phenomenal Inside Sales HQ Team. We do a great job. We hang out together after work. We do our weekly one-on-ones…

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High Schoolers Pitch their Businesses in Innovation Summit in San Jose

May 11, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

As part of National Small Business Week, San Jose hosted the Youth Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit, an all-day competition with more than 100 high-schoolers, largely from East Side Union High School District. The event took most of May 4, featuring semi-final p…

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VivaCalleSJ 2018 Opens up Monterey Road, Sept. 23

May 10, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

One Sunday a year, more than 100,000 people give up their cars, trucks and motorbikes and take to San Jose’s streets on foot, pushing strollers, riding bikes, skateboards and a variety of human-powered vehicles. Each year, a new route is declared, and the route is…

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Downtown Food Options Expand with Skewers and Cinnamon Rolls

May 2, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Downtown continues to add new options for food and drink, and two new retail locations celebrated their grand openings in the same week in April. Skewers & Brew at 65 S. First Street, in a former cellular phone store, is the brainchild of former tech executive Mark…

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Uproar Brewery Celebrates On-Site Brewing

April 23, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Just in time for the SoFA Street Fair, Uproar Brewing Company officially celebrated the opening of its on-site brewing operation, attached to its restaurant and bar at 439 South First Street. On hand were Mayor Sam Liccardo David Tran representing City Councilmember Rau…

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San Jose Opens Nominations for 2018 Arts Honors Awards

April 23, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Part of San Jose’s urban appeal is its growing reputation as a hotbed of artistic innovation, where local and global themes, concepts and materials intersect to create a very specific “San Jose culture” scene. For the sixth year, the City’s Offi…

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Camino Brewery and Tap Room Opens

April 16, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Two trends came together in the Grand Opening of Camino Brewing in April – the revitalization of South First and Second Street just south of I-208, and San Jose’s surging brewing ecosystem. The 12th brewing company to call San Jose home, Camino Brewery and Tap R…

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San Jose ranks high for job-seekers and start-ups

April 16, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

As the 10th largest city in the US, San Jose has earned a place near or at the top in a large number of national polls, on subjects ranging from housing costs to walkability. Two recent round-ups speak strongly to the solid advantages the city offers start-up businesses…

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City of San Jose Launches MFG:SJ to Support Area Manufacturers

April 5, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

This week saw the culmination of years of regional discussions on the future of Bay Area manufacturing. The City of San Jose, in partnership with SFMade, a San Francisco-based not-for-profit, will provide San Jose manufacturers with support, connections and workforce de…

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Wozniak’s Silicon Valley Comic Con returns to San Jose April 6-8

March 23, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

San Jose’s unofficial ambassador, Steve Wozniak for the third year presents Silicon Valley Comic Con, where two of America’s greatest superheroes – pop culture and technology – unite. Join forces with top celebrities and independent artists as we…

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Asian Tea, Boba and Lightbulb Glasses Come to Downtown

March 16, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Tea Alley just celebrated its opening at 40 South First Street.  Tucked alongside a charming paseo, it’s a little jewel of a place with contrasting walls of glass and stone. Infinite variations of tea and boba can be enjoyed encased in digital light bulbs that tw…

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Apple WWDC returns to San Jose

March 15, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

For the second year, Apple will hold its 29th World Wide Developers Convention, or WWDC, in San Jose. Last year, the first time the event had been held in San Jose, thousands of attendees flocked to Downtown San Jose from Cupertino, California, and 75 other countries. T…

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SCU offers San Jose vendors option to accept student access cards for payment

March 13, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Guest Blogpost by Kate Laughton: SCU Senior Fellow, Leavey School of Business With a quick swipe, Santa Clara University’s student access card allows students easy on-campus purchases of food, library check-outs and access to dorms and gym.  Now, through the Vendor…

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Thoughts on attending International Shopping Center Convention 2018

March 13, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Last week, a group of OED staff attended this year’s International Shopping Center Convention in the newly opened Monterey Conference Center. With more than 1000 attendees, the event was an interesting networking challenge, giving us random access to brokers, deve…

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OED is sponsoring SLVG 2018 Regional Economic Forum, April 13

March 12, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

  We are pleased to be a sponsor for the 2018 Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum, to be held in Campbell, California, April 13. This is one of 16 regional forums ​held ​in the state of California in the Spring to help identify economic competitiveness issue…

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OED participates in key business media events in February

February 26, 2018 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Two regional news organizations held events of significance to the San Jose business community in February: The Registry’s Silicon Valley Update 2018 on February 15, where OED Director Kim Walesh served as a presenter and panelist, and Silicon Valley Business Jo…

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