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we've moved a short distance away and to keep our headquarters in san francisco was a conscious one. san francisco was a key player in the yemz story. we realized that yelp might work in cities around the world with yelp in 23 criteria's we need a little bit more desk space. yelp has 17 hundred employees 8 hundred in sf. we're committed to growing the local economy and maintaining a strong connection to our san francisco lines. when looking for a new headquarters it was location, location, location. we needed somewhere to provide
easy access to lots of local businesses and restaurants and remain convenient for mass transit riders and bike riders a lot of our employees ride bikes. combrem is pack at about local plays and celebrate the distinct active and unique. we want to have this into a more than workplace. talking of resident at the 130 montgomery is an important milestone. we'll celebrate our tenth anniversary next year. i'm privileged to introduce yelp
leader our 2kwishd nancy pelosi (clapping.) and what on a honor to be your representative in congress. thank you jeremy. your leadership and your sense of community and for staying in san francisco. i'm honored to join you and your colleagues especially our mayor who has a relationship with this part of the whole city, of course, but this was his baby and he's done a remarkable job. when we cut relishes at another that i have i tip my hat to president obama for helping to
make business grow in this part of town. it's great to see you again jeremy. he brought some of the enthusiasm to washington for yelpless recently. and erica congratulations on our work here. lisa and matt congratulations on our awards how wonderful. but it's a principle for me to be here as your representative in congress to the new headquarters but a building of great tradition and that's in our city. this whole faith is built on technology and really save in community because community is what yelp is all about.
yelps success is living proof that american business doesn't want just service a small community but this whole community. from the beginning this torrid company acknowledged that this can be a good model of bits. and certainly there's no befrt place to test this model but in san francisco. consider where we are today 140 new montgomery street stand for innovation. the first sky skrarpt to be in san francisco. it was then the pacific telephone company. i've been using caving stone as means of communication but that
was the innovation of the day. that was here in 1929 that, sir winston churchill made a telephone call for his 21st wedding anniversary he said why say the age of migraines it past it's just the beginning to today, we mark a new beginning it's called the monument for talk it's called yelp. today, we have the opportunity to celebrate the now global company community community community how many communities jeremy. while millions of companies understand how yelp can help to
change minds fewer know how dedicated this is to helping nonprofits doing the same they're committed to helping leader to find czar grant award and a having champions within the company to open the doors of opportunities pr i congratulate you it's a small amount of money to help incurs who are striving to build better community. 826 val say thank you for helping children to learn more skills. and that's what communication is all about. and the initiative to expand
their business. it's all connected to communication and empowerment. i take it something is going to happen with bell, pack bell jeremy said they have their yellow pages and we have yelp. we affirm our deaths for the economic engine it drives the american dream so thank you yelp for your leadership this tliefrz on the power of community. thank you for your imperial spirit and a your commitment to the community. thank you congratulations to
yelp (clapping.) don't use it as a model but (laughter) you really this is such a passion for the mayor. and i know what this means to many this building yelp coming here for him everyday strives to make san francisco the engine of economic growth of community respect of giving opportunity to so many people. i know this is a special program and he wanted to decade yelp to the san francisco community >> thank you (clapping.) well, that's kind of neat to have it yielded by the leader.
i am, of course, very glad to be here at yelp this is my second invest to this site. i know that erica having something in common being from berkley. it's great to see people coming together after law but it's good to see maybe there's life for me. but i'm happy to be here and join nancy pelosi and congratulating he yemen they're new home. yelp is special they're starting here and staying here that i i love coming here it is now 8 hundred the numbers changed. i visited a few weeks we looked at the building restroom for a
thousand. i want to join leader pelosi it is a happy day. i love to see companies succeed and the collaborating and sharing ideas this is what yelp has done. and then to do something special in the what happened in san francisco because companies that are here and start here they follow in the tradition like the charles swabbings and the fisher's and the hell man's they discover the resources and want others to grow with them. that's why to recognize 3 outstanding nonprofits you've columbian but even if company
like yelp now, it's yelp and yelp foundation. i love that because i got it, it's sales force and sales force foundation the technology companies are taking up that social responsibility like no others and i love seeing that because that's been the values of san franciscans. we've shared in our success and as we present more companies whether their along market street or monday night grorm we have 1 thousand companies in san francisco plus. think about how many foundations this represents >> we all know the understanding is becoming clear innovation is not about the temple it's about a way of thinking.
it suggests that community collaboration, building of that community, sharing of ideas is really a spirit. i've been very happy to collaborator collaborate with yelp and looufrt has been with us a couple of times we have a relationship that's not just in the city. i'm happy to bring yelp with me and present them to other mayors. we get to not only brag but to announce we're solving things that we're not in the drudgery of retention reform and run away accounts but we can solve them in partnership with the private
sector. we took this one example data that no one looks altered from restaurants and we discovered there's no eyes on that so we matched that up with the real eyes that are at yelp and made that connection so when you go to let yelp website i can see the relationship in government and we announced that and other cities asked how we have more people using that process. that's one of dozens of example whether it's in transportation finding parking spaces and ride sharing to function more efficient. this partnership goes beyond it
and you have made it exist. i'm interested in seeing the other donation you're making to consumer free speech and thank you yelp for being here i want to call up jeremy and a nancy pelosi it's about time that on the occasion of establishing you're wonderful headquarters and i'll watch the demonstrate you're wonderful services this is today yelp day colleagues, that places you on the next item >> does that mean he can park whatever he wants. >> that's the green bike thing. >> it's earlier in the day
that's immigration reform. since it's inception we've gotten over 20 visas alone and the feeling is we have a shortage on green talent when we need to go through the steps we need to go through and for the tech community we're focused on opening up our technical school to the global community. we're in a talent war along with a state war on services gov. and anything we can help to create change here means so much to us. we have the mayor who can creative impact so we stand behind mayor ed lee and we're
thrilled he's here. i'm so excited to here what he is has to say. thank you (clapping) >> julia and kevin a thank you for being subpoena great community leaders were we're going to have a robust town meeting this is being live for my radio program. we like to let people know in advance. i'm going to ask a few questions then we're going to open it up to you for the awe loltd time we have. so with that we're going to start. welcome to our ceos for our live
town hall with the live host along with san francisco's mayor ed lee and 3 entrepreneurs we're going to be hearing a lot about as they continue on the road to technology and on comprehensive immigration reform. to work within the time we have i'm going to dispense with long introductions but let me mention the enterprises. this people has gnltd from europe and she co- founded her company. born in columbia we have
alexander he is the do founder of voice bunny and he's a recent father and returned almost right after his little girl was born to the white house to be honored and we'll be hearing about that. and the third narrator is the chief at bright sons. we received his masters in commuter science and other degrees from ucla. join me in welcoming our panel people. and as mayor as one of the
finite cities in america why are you supporting immigration >> thank you carl. let me repeat my hangz or thanks for julia and kevin. this is the first company i visit in this city and carl thank you. and the carl bishop group is very important working with our chamber of commerce and the other nonprofit. a simple answer is jobs. the reason i'm working on immigration reform. i used to be a civil rights attorney and helped folks to 0
reunite with their families. but at the time the direction connect to the history of the city being a city of immigrants 35 percent of all the small businesses in san francisco was owned by an immigrant. our whole history this city's been built on good immigrants who found ideas and employed others. and today that story has not changed. i think that the businesses in succeed if we have good sound business policies but we make sure there's comprehensive immigration reform. because we've he learned over the years is that there are millions of people in the state of california and undocumented
folks in san francisco that are not part of our official economy that are hiding. because of fear that will not participate in health prevention because of fear. because of that we have to have an immigration policy it is forward-looking and make sure there's a path to censorship[p. we're in a worldwide talent war. are we going to lose to other great cities or are we going to make sure we're getting the talent. i know the conversations are a bit sensitive but we're not taking anything away from our companies.
i have investments in europe where we train residents to be part of the technology we have but at the same time certain areas need that worldwide talent. event pride is not just here for local customers but for events around the world. and that's true for every company in the chamber of commerce wants worldwide so immigration is part of their dna of recruiting talents to get the worldwide talents that are competent. i want to break in the african and latin america and our businesses to be represented all over the world because our sdm
dna is about being a national city. san francisco has always been a part of the conversation about immigration and this is a time of very unique opportunity time where congress has this one's in a lifetime ability to make the updated changes. we need to reflect what our business you demands are going forward to hopefully reflect the need to bring people out of the dictate area of undocumentation and into the lime light and have them fully participate and as mayors and major cities across the country we need that comprehensive immigration reform. we have other things to talk about on the aspects of that.
but i'm pride to join our homeland security to make sure that we are talking about this and sending a message to congress and all our representatives. our country to be fully covered we have a lot to do with us passing reform immigration policies >> that was well said. just as jan napoleon said that but you led the catholic immigration programs in the country iowa why is this important to you? >> it is. >> good afternoon, everyone it's a great week to be here i'm
fortunate to be here. i have to commit a moment ago we were gathered in the conference room and as i listen to the president reiterate that our system is a broken but we need to more than immigration system and as i listen to you abnormalities i realize your voice will carry and we'll create the needs like entrepreneurs like you and we'll drive home the point that immigration is a driving force for us didn't economy. i wish i could bottle up your voices and take it to white
house. and how you're going to take that voice and a messages and clear and concise and a informative manner you did with me to the house because we're confident that this b will roll over the the house. today support the mayor's reform? >> absolutely. i started my career with the trial attorney position. i've been a business owner and have had a private practice and representing clients and representing businesses and representing individuals and also, they vulnerable population so i'm one of those