Press Releases

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Welcomes Three New Board Members

Contact: Nancy Sanchez nsanchez@svlg.org / 408-501-7879 Mark Hawkins, Salesforce CFO and Executive Vice President The Silicon Valley-based public policy organization, which represents nearly 400 companies on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, named Mark Hawkins to its board of directors. He is the CFO and .. read more

On March 17th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Contributes $1.2 Million to Local Non-Profits

Contact: Nancy Sanchez nsanchez@svlg.org / 408-501-7879 Seven local charities and 64 schools awarded nearly $1.2 million through the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, from the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot,” TiVo “Santa Run Silicon Valley” and Lam Research “Heart & Soles 5K” San Jose, Calif., March 12, 2015 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group .. read more

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Bay Area Climate Collaborative and Prospect Silicon Valley Join Forces

BACC becomes part of Prospect Silicon Valley organization with increased strategic linkages SAN JOSE, CA., Jan. 22, 2015 – The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) and Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV) announced the integration of BACC into the ProspectSV organization. BACC and ProspectSV programs will continue as they do today with strengthened linkages between the respective .. read more

New study shows why Silicon Valley’s economic health is good at present – and why changes are needed for continued successes and broader prosperity

Contact: Steve Wright Swright@svlg.org / 408.501.7853 The Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Silicon Valley Community Foundation project studies 23 innovation indicators and makes comparisons with five other U.S. technology regions San Jose, CA – Jan. 15, 2015 – A landmark study on Silicon Valley’s competitiveness and innovation economy released today shows that by several measures .. read more

On January 14th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by , ,

Efraimson Sets U.S. Junior 5K Record at Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2014 – Alexa Efraimson, 17, shattered the previous U.S. 5K road record for Junior women (ages 19-and-under) with a time of 16 minutes and 8 seconds at the 10th Annual Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” in San Jose, Calif. on November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day). Competing in the .. read more

On December 22nd, 2014, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” Award Winners Named For Using Innovative Ideas to Cut Bureaucratic Tape

Ten Public Agencies Selected out of 24 Projects in Six Categories San Jose – Dec. 12 – Ten local public agencies have been selected to receive “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” awards from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for using innovative government solutions to enhance customer service, help improve the quality of our business .. read more

Leadership Group CEO Call’s Comcast Op-Ed Headline Misleading

April 16, 2014 – San Jose, CA – Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino today said that a headline on an op-ed he authored on the proposed Comcast- Time Warner Cable merger that appeared on Forbes.com on Tuesday was misleading because the view expressed was his personal opinion. The headline implied Guardino was representing .. read more

On April 16th, 2014, posted in: Press Releases by

Leadership Group Partners Fund 60 Salad Bars for Silicon Valley Schools to Promote Healthy Eating Habits

The Silicon Valley Leadership Foundation, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and community partners join forces to provide salad bars to Silicon Valley schools. SAN JOSE, Calif. (April 2, 2014) – In support of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s “Team California for Healthy Kids” initiative, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation along .. read more

SILICON VALLEY CONTINUES ITS STRONG LEAD IN SMART GRID JOBS ACCORDING TO A NEW ECONOMIC UPDATE REPORT

Silicon Valley Leadership Group, City of San Jose and PG&E Announce Economic Benefits of Smart Grid Deployment SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, City of San Jose and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), co-chairs of the Silicon Valley Smart Grid Task Force launched in 2010, announced today the updated results of .. read more

On December 18th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” Award Winners Named For Helping Grow the Economy and Jobs

Seven Public Agencies Selected out of 33 Applications in Five Categories San Jose – Dec. 13 – Seven local public agencies have been selected to receive “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” awards from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for their work in helping build the economy and grow jobs through innovative government services. The .. read more

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