Takes from Silicon Valley East - Two Years Old

Sep 20, 2015

Jennifer Chen

Economic Development Coordinator

With all the inquisitiveness and imagination that comes with the age!)

Think Silicon Valley is celebrating its second anniversary and over 200 posts on Think Silicon Valley East.

In the past year, we have featured posts from many interesting thought leaders including Rachel Massaro, vice president, senior research associate at Joint Venture Silicon Valley; Matthew Mahood, president and CEO of San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce; and Jeff Anderson, former president of CalCharge, among others.

And, we have created several industry-specific blog series focused on advanced industries, our favorite blogs, and predictions for our future. As we start our third year, here’s what’s on tap: more guest bloggers from Fremont’s business community, updates on the City’s key initiatives in Downtown and Warm Springs, and pieces delving into the innovation ecosystem.

Following are a few of our most popular posts from the last 12 months. If you haven’t already subscribed to our blog and followed us on Twitter, sign up now. Additionally, we hope you’ll use the comment section below to tell us what topics you’d like us to cover in the coming year!

Top 3 Most-read Posts of 2014-2015

1. A Growing Niche in Fremont — Home Décor and Furnishings

Economic Development Director Kelly Kline focuses on Fremont companies that are making our homes and offices more comfortable and beautiful spaces to work and live.

Living Spaces. Ronbow. Home Elegance. These are just a few examples of Fremont’s burgeoning home design sector. As a new year often brings new ideas for home improvement projects, we’d like to spotlight several up-and-coming companies that are taking advantage of Fremont’s growing residential density, strong logistics, and supply chain network.

2. Labor Day Special: A Bucket of Crab, and First-time Restaurant Advice

If you are a seafood lover, this post tells you where to go in Fremont. As a bonus, you will also learn what it takes to be a first-time restaurant owner.

Cut the Crab. Seriously! With a fantastic name — and an interior that will transport you straight to the docks of the bay — Fremont’s first restaurant devoted to Cajun-inspired crustaceans opened on August 1 to rave Yelp reviews.

3. Fremont's Downtown on The Rise Demolition Celebration: Paving the Way for Fremont's New Downtown
Assistant City Manager Jessica von Bork shares photos from a significant day in Fremont’s history: the demolition of a building at the new Downtown gateway at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Fremont Boulevard.
Fremont’s Downtown is on the rise, and the City is keeping the momentum going with its most recent event — the “Downtown on the Rise Demolition Celebration.”

And, Congrats to Gridscape — the most-viewed corporate Q&A blog post

4. A Career in Cleantech is What Helps Me Sleep at Night.

President and CEO of Gridscape Solutions in Fremont, Vipul Gore, provides his insights on the cleantech industry and his vision of the industry’s future.

I like that, at the end of each day, I can go to bed knowing that I’ve made a difference in someone’s life — whether it’s helping people make their lives more sustainable or saving them some money in terms of energy efficiency. A career in cleantech is what helps me sleep at night.


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Welcome to our blog – Takes from Silicon Valley East! Our view is slightly different here on the east side of the bay – from the Mission Peak backdrop to the advanced manufacturing companies that dot our boulevards. As we become more urban and strive to interpret the business issues affecting our innovation economy, we want to share with you our observations, insights, photos, arguments, agreements, inspirations and CEO interviews – and here on our blog is exactly where we plan to do this.

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