Better Business Bureau
The purpose of the BBB system is to act as a mutually trusted intermediary to resolve disputes, to facilitate communication, and to provide information on ethical business practices. Businesses have supported the BBB for over 99 years - because an ethical marketplace is in everyone's best interest.
Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce
Since its inception in 1910, the Chamber of Commerce has provided a focal point for local business people to connect and link into the broader community. The Chamber is a non-profit organization governed by an active 25-member Board of Directors and a small professional staff. The Chamber's membership consists of over 900 businesses employing over 40,000 people, half of which work in Palo Alto every day. The Chamber membership is a diverse mix of small businesses, merchants, and professionals; nationally recognized corporations, educational and health institutions; and community organizations.
Outdoor Industry Association
Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) is a national trade association whose mission is to ensure the growth and success of the outdoor industry. A wide spectrum of leading manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers of outdoor recreation equipment and services, as well as other related business entities make up OIA's membership. OIA programs include representation in government/legislative affairs, cutting edge market research, member cost saving benefits and consumer outreach initiatives to grow participation in outdoor activities and promote healthier lifestyles. Conferences including the annual Outdoor Industry Rendezvous and the Capitol Summit in Washington, D.C., are hosted by OIA. Outdoor Industry Association is the exclusive endorser of the Outdoor Retailer tradeshow.
Palo Alto Run Club
The Palo Alto Run Club participates in, supports, and produces both non-competitive and competitive group running events in Palo Alto Area and nearby communities. People of all ages, sexes, and walks of life are invited to join the club and participate in our running and non-running activites.
Bay Area Ultra Runners
The objectives of the club are to organize individuals interested in ultrarunning, to promote ultrarunning activities and events, and to promote fellowship and provide guidance for individuals interested in long distance running. the Dick Collins Firetrails 50 Miler, and the Quadruple Dipsea