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November 2020

Your Chamber Giving Back
Happening in MSJ
Recap of Recent Events
Featured Members
Welcome New Members

Get Involved! Join Our Board

Dear <<First Name>>,
The Mission San Jose Chamber Giving Back
Washington Township Museum of Local History, like many local Mission San Jose businesses, has been challenged by COVID-19. And on top of it, some have suffered vandalism. We at the Chamber strive to maintain the beauty of our neighborhood. Pictured are Dianne Holmes and Gerry Curry from the Museum of Local History receiving a small grant from Esther Gonzalez, President of the Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce.
HERS Breast Cancer Foundation supports individuals healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services regardless of financial status. Like many, the foundation has been challenged by COVID-19. Pictured is Tina Fernandez Steckler from HERS Breast Cancer Foundation receiving a small grant from Esther Gonzalez, President of the Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce.
Mission San Jose Area School Libraries should have the resources to share a little of the history of Mission San Jose with their school kids. So, the Mission San Jose Chamber purchased and donated six booklets, The Story of Mission San Jose, to the school libraries at Chadbourne, Gomes, Mission Valley, Mission San Jose, Warm Springs, and Weibel. This 28-page illustrated booklet is filled with facts, information, and fascinating stories about the founding of our beloved Old Mission, day-to-day life, and visits by famous characters. Of course, at only $9.95, you may wish to order your own copy online at the Old Mission San Jose Gift Shop here.
Happening in Mission San Jose
Participate In These MSJ Chamber Member Events
Dominican Sisters Annual Holiday Boutique: This year shop online. Only a few days left until November 14 for the Sisters' distinctive fruitcakes, olive oil, handmade items and much more. Hurry!! Order here now!
Music at the Mission's "From Bach to Rock": Saturday, November 21 at 4PM. This exceptional virtual concert experience showcasing the incredible artistry of Matt Szemela, violin and Aileen Chanco, piano, features works by Brahms, Ravel, Fazil Say, and an exclusive rock improvisation by Matt Szemela.Tickets available here.
Christmas Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 5. Our traditional in-person event is cancelled due to COVID. But do enjoy our beautifully lighted tree from Thanksgiving until Christmas in Old School plaza near 43571 Mission Blvd. And come back in 2021 to continue our event tradition. View pictures from prior years here.

Las Posadas: Daily Tuesday, December 15 - Wednesday, December 23. A Spanish Christmas tradition in its 38th year. Virtual this year because of COVID. Note the performance for each night and watch for details at See information and pictures from prior year's in-person performances here.
Recap of Recent Events
On October 4th, viewers enjoyed a live-stream of the sun illuminating the Old Mission Church Altar preceded by Dr. Ruben Mendoza's presentation. In all, over 1500 viewers have enjoyed the event. You may still view it on YouTube here.
Want to share your event with fellow MSJ Chamber members and local residents? Just send an email to with the event name and a web link. We will place it in our next Newsletter. Deadline is December 31 for the January 2021 Newsletter. See prior Newsletters.
Featured Member - Aria Printing & Shipping
Aria Printing & Shipping has been serving businesses of all sizes in Fremont since 2002 with copying, printing, shipping, mailbox rentals, shredding and other office services. They are a full-service print, design, and office services shop, handling all business printing needs. They can work with files provided by a designer, or can offer you a complete array of graphic design services to meet your needs. From business cards to banners, postcards to passport pictures, they can do it. Looking for a great copy shop? They can do it, and so much more. Owner Ken Ken Ariathurai says, "No
matter what kind of copy or print service you need, we can probably provide it, along with the shipping service to get those documents where they need to go." Contact Aria Printing & Shipping at (510) 687-1611 or stop by at 43575 Mission discuss your business needs.
Like us to feature your organization? Send an email to with a sentence and a link to your website. We will place it in our next Newsletter. Deadline is December 31 for the January 2021 Newsletter. Click on our Directory for the complete list of MSJ Chamber businesses to serve you.
Welcome New Members

We have no new members to report since our September Newsletter.
View the strength and diversity of the members in our Membership Directory. Know someone wanting to become a member? Have them go to the Join or Renew Your Membership page, join up, and begin receiving the benefits of MSJ Chamber membership. Membership is free for 2020 due to COVID-19. All membership fees paid in 2020 will be applied to 2021
Get Involved! - Join Our Board
The MSJ Chamber exists to create, enhance, and promote business activity, as well as foster civic advancement with a goal to preserve and perpetuate Fremont's historic district of Old Mission San Jose. We are all volunteers, so our success is linked to your participation in our efforts to build a
vibrant Mission San Jose community! To get involved contact We are seeking Board members to serve in 2021 and beyond. More information here.
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