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Chamber of Commerce Notes From The President Rock the Mock By Mark Turner, President /CEO, Gilroy Chamber of Commerce T he Gilroy Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for the business community and the community at large. We have recently upgraded our membership management software allowing us to post job listings, enhance business listings and provide a community calendar. Member businesses can post job listings on the Chamber website allowing job seekers to see what career opportunities exist right here in Gilroy and South County. This opens the door for employers to find local talent more easily as well. Businesses can also enhance their business listing on the Chamber website by adding their logo, photos, links to various social media sites such as their Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to name a few. Businesses can stand out more with enhanced listings. The community calendar will allow organizations, non-profits and other community groups to list their upcoming events for all to see. This feature will allow others to know what’s going on as they plan their community events. The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce will be partnering with the monthly After-Hours business sponsors to help raise money for local non-profits. Each month a Chamber member hosts a networking event where others gather for appetizers, networking and socializing. All the money raised from the monthly Mixer will be donated to the business sponsor’s non- profit of choice. The Chamber’s Business and Education Committee continues to work on the mock interview workshops which will be held at Gilroy and Christopher High Schools at the end of March. “Rock the Mock,” as it is referred to, will help juniors and seniors from GHS, CHS, Gilroy Early College Academy and Mt. Madonna High School sharpen their interviewing skills. At the same time, the Chamber is preparing for its 2nd Annual Legislative Summit with our local city, county and state elected officials participating along with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and Congressman Sam Farr. The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce is and will continue to be a strong voice for the business community and the community at large. 48 G M H T O D A Y M A G A Z I N E MARCH / APRIL 2015 The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Education Committee is planning two interview work- shops, one each at Gilroy High School (GHS) and Christopher High School (CHS). The work- shops, referred to as, “Rock the Mock,” are designed to assist juniors and seniors develop the necessary skills when interviewing for jobs. Students from Gilroy Early College Academy (GECA), will join students at GHS, Thursday, March 26 while students from Mt. Madonna High School will travel to the CHS campus on Friday, March 27. The work- shops will run from 9:00 am to noon both days and will consist of 4 modules. Each module will run for approximately 20 minutes and include, “How to Prepare For an Interview,” “Dress for Success,” “What’s in a Handshake?” and “The Interview.” Those interested in assisting with the workshops may contact the Chamber of Commerce at 408-842-6437.