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Why Fremont is a Stealth Player in the Startup Sphere

When SizeUp.com released a startup survey last year showing Fremont having the most U.S. startups per capita, the head-scratching was palpable. Among the head-scratchers were SizeUp and the City itself. Aren’t cities like San Francisco and Austin supp…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/08/why-fremont-stealth-player-startup-sphere

Small Businesses Have a New “Ally” on Their Side

Dating back to the days when five small towns came together to form Fremont, small businesses had been an integral part of the City fabric. But we recognize that it can be difficult to navigate the seemingly endless maze of bureaucracy that confronts the …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/09/small-businesses-have-new-ally-their-side

The Proof is in the Parking Lot: Black Friday Reflections and Fremont’s Retail Mix

As retailers get ready for the holiday rush, we thought we would take a step back and consider the broader retail landscape. As a city with rapidly changing demographics, Fremont has experienced firsthand the phenomenon of store offerings not keeping up w…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/11/proof-parking-lot-black-friday-reflections-and-fremonts-retail-mix

Broker’s Report: Is Fremont a Retail-friendly Community?

Yes. But, as a commercial real estate broker specializing in retail leasing, I might have been uncertain about the answer just a few years ago. Major demographic shifts occurring over the past decade and new retail offerings not keeping pace resulted in F…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/02/brokers-report-fremont-retail-friendly-community

The Latest from the Retail Runway – Five Trends Shaping How We Shop

When the retail industry convenes, we’re there. Last week, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) held its Northern California “Idea Exchange” in Monterey. Retailers, developers, and real estate brokers came together to discuss trends, and m…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/03/latest-retail-runway-five-trends-shaping-how-we-shop

Taking Back our Agora. And Other Wisdom from Retail Experts

Let’s just get this out of the way first. For those of you who don’t know what an “agora” is, it’s defined by Wikipedia as “a central spot in ancient Greek city-states … and the center of athletic, artistic, spiritual, and political life of the city.” …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/04/taking-back-our-agora-and-other-wisdom-retail-experts

Wheels and Walls: The Food Truck Trend and Why We Like It

Last Friday was the seasonal debut of Street Eats, a food truck event sponsored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. Over the next few months, a rotating list of trucks selling everything from Korean barbecue to cupcakes to ceviche will descend on Capitol …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/04/wheels-and-walls-food-truck-trend-and-why-we-it

Not Your Grandma’s Chamber of Commerce: Three Things Happening Now in Fremont

At the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, we still do things you might expect a Chamber to do. We provide networking and marketing opportunities for our members, we cut ribbons on new businesses, and we regularly get our members involved in regulatory and polic…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/07/not-your-grandmas-chamber-commerce-three-things-happening-now-fremont

Our Favorite Blogs Part 3: Retail and Real Estate

It’s tough keeping up with the latest retail trends and real estate transactions. Never fear, there are a plethora of blog and newsletter options to keep you up-to-speed. Here are a few choice selections from my own inbox.
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/08/our-favorite-blogs-part-3-retail-and-real-estate

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

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. We recently chatted with …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/08/labor-day-special-bucket-crab-and-first-time-restaurant-advice