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New Members 
January 2015   
Chamber Recognizes Long-Time Members

20+ Year Members Renewing in January 2015

49 Years

The Terraces at Los Altos


29 Years

Armadillo Willy's BBQ


28 Years

Prochnow Realtors


26 Years

Cassidy Real Estate 


25 Years

Foothill Dental Care

Susan & Cyrus Ezzati, D.D.S.


24 Years

Los Altos United   

Methodist Church 


23 Years

Jesuit Retreat Ctr. of Los Altos

Sheila & Phil Faillace  


21 Years

Palo Alto Medical Foundation 


20 Years

IKB Design & Construction

Renewing Members

January 2015


15 - 19 Years

Opes Advisors,  

Bob Cranmer-Brown

Valley Yellow Pages


10 - 14 Years

First Republic Bank


Foothill Crossing  

Shopping Center

Mok Capital Management

Packard, Packard & Johnson

Quota International of  

Mtn. View/Los Altos


5 - 9 Years

ABC Mobile Computer Services

Chris Trapani,  

Sereno Group Real Estate

Gunn Management Group, Inc.

Los Altos Electric

Skip's Place Pizza

Westcott Physical Therapy


1 - 4 Years

Acorn Financial Planning

Gate of Heaven  

Catholic Cemetery

Gourmet Works

LuLu's on Main Street

Luther Burbank Savings

Paul Martin's American Grill

Chamber Web Site Advertising Opportunities!

Enhanced Listing in the Business Directory:

Company logo or a photo of your business or yourself - $150

Company logo AND a photo of yourbusiness or yourself - $200

Home Page Banner Ad:

$1200 for one year

(limited number)

Business Directory Banner Ad:

$1500 for one year

(limited number)


Sample Banner Ad 


Members Don't Forget..... 
Your Staff is welcome at Chamber events even if you can't attend!

Even if YOU cannot attend a Chamber event such as a monthly Mixer, your member benefits extend to your employees to attend on your behalf and generate more business for your company!
Silicon Valley SCORE
Offers Seminars
and FREE Counseling

Silicon Valley SCORE has over 50 counselors to help small businesses grow and prosper.  SCORE counselors are experienced executives who have years of varied business experience.  They are able to provide you with the information and direction you may need.

SCORE counselors are available at the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce the 4th Tuesday of every month for one hour sessions from 9:30AM - 12:30PM.  To make an appointment call Gayle at 948-1455.  For additional information on SCORE:



Business After Hours Mixer  


February 25

5:30 - 7:00PM  

 Hosted by:


176 Main St.

Los Altos



$5.00 Members

$15.00 Non-Members


Bring your brochures and  

business cards for networking!


Sign up online!


Reserve your table by the end of February  

for a $75.00 discount!


Thursday, April 23rd


4:00 - 7:00PM

Los Altos Youth Center

1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos


Sponsorships still available - ACT NOW!

Call Gayle at 650.948.1455


* Showcase Your Product or Service

* Gain Exposure for Your Business

* Customer Contact Both Old and New

* Network with Other Local Businesses

* Show Your Community Support


Spaces are $275

Space is limited.  Reserve your space early!


Sign Me Up for EXPO 

Tri-City Business After Hours Mixer
(L-R) Chamber Board Members Pat Richards, NOVA; Attorney Diana Dean Gendotti; Bob Galen, Young, Craig + Co. staffed the Chamber table and with them is Danae Droze who staffed the Snap Fitness table at this successful event January 14th at the Crowne Plaza Cabaņa.

Los Altos Chamber Members (center) Roxanne and Rod Norville won the opportunity to do some indoor skydiving courtesy of iFly.  This won't be their first time to skydive either!  With them are iFly representatives:  Jack Olson and Lindsay Anderson.

Chamber Awards Dinner
Chef Chu's, January 28

Congratulations to Campi Properties, Inc. - the Los Altos Chamber's Member of the Year! Was great to have Supervisor Joe Simitian and Mayor Jan Pepper there to help Barry Groves bestow the honor to Karen and Gary Campi.

Scott O'Brien, 2015 Chamber Chair presents 2014 Chair Barry Groves with his plaque commemorating Barry's year of service to the Chamber.  Thank you Barry Groves for all you've done for us!
Chamber BizNet Invites you:

  ­­Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Presentation
When:  February 4, 2015 from 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: First Republic Bank, 400 S. San Antonio Rd
(side entrance)

Host:    Los Altos Chamber of Commerce BizNet Group
Speaker: Kevin Carney, Inbound Marketing Expert
Kevin Carney is making a special visit to the BizNet Group and you are welcome to join us for a complimentary seminar on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). He will show you what it really takes to be found online and how your online presence can generate leads for your business.
Most businesses are careful with their cash, and need an inexpensive way to generate a flow of quality leads. Inbound marketing generates quality leads, and is something anyone can learn to do. This presentation covers what it takes to make it work on a small business budget.                                                                                       
When your business needs quality leads on a limited marketing budget, someone within your company can do this work for a small fraction of the cost of hiring an agency.

Please Join Us.  No RSVP Necessary.

Reusable Bag Ordinance Amendment


In March 2013, the Los Altos City Council adopted a Reusable Bag Ordinance prohibiting the distribution of single-use plastic bags and requiring a minimum charge for the distribution of reusable or recyclable bags. 

It has been determined by several neighboring jurisdictions, as well as the City of Los Altos, that the current minimum charge of $0.10 per reusable bag has proven sufficient to change shoppers' behaviors and is adequately serving its intended purposes of reducing litter and waste.

Thus, the City of Los Altos has amended the Reusable Bag Ordinance to eliminate the automatic increase in bag costs to $0.25. Therefore, per Ordinance No. 2014-404, the required minimum cost per reusable bag shall remain at $0.10 in the City of Los Altos.


For more information: 

Staffing Assistance
for your Growing Business

NOVA logo

Hiring in 2015? NOVA can help! NOVA is the local workforce investment board serving Los Altos and the rest of northern Santa Clara county. NOVA offers staffing and recruitment assistance at no cost to local businesses. Services include:

Online job board provides job seekers with around-the-clock access to your job openings.
"Hot Jobs" e-mail blasts actively share your openings with 2,000 highly skilled job seekers.
Recruitment presentations and on-site group interviews are efficient ways for you to recruit for multiple positions.
Outreach to job seeker special populations assists with federal contractor compliance requirements.

In response to employer requests, NOVA is excited to debut a new online job board listing tool. The new tool walks employers through creating a complete posting, and jobs are posted within 48 hours. The secure, easy-to-use template is located on the NOVA job board page, or may be accessed directly at

NOVA is pleased to offer local employers no-cost ways to recruit for their open positions and connect with thousands of job seekers in our community. For further information and to speak with a NOVA Business Liaison, call (408) 730-7232, or visit NOVA at


Scott O'Brien, Chair, Cassidy Turley; Jeff Baier, 1st Vice Chair, Los Altos School District; Allen Hall, 2nd Vice Chair, Snap Fitness; Bob Galen, Treasurer, Young, Craig + Co.; Barry Groves, Past Chair, Mtn. View/Los Altos Union High School District
Gini Brown, Children's Corner; Al Diaz, Torrey Pines Bank; Sherie Dodsworth, Securita Inc.; Diana Dean Gendotti, Law Offices of Diana Dean Gendotti; Julie Handley, Dinah's Garden Hotel; Jack Kelly, Flynn/Ward State Farm Insurance; Gay Krause, Krause Center for Innovation; Ilona Lindauer, IKB, Inc.; Michael McTighe, GreenTown Los Altos; Pat Richards, NOVA Job Center;  Brian Whitlock, Brian's Restaurant
Ex officio:  
Sierra Davis, City of Los Altos; Jeanne Evilsizer, Town of Los Altos Hills; Deborah Padovan, Town of Los Altos Hills
Chamber Ambassadors:
Alexandra Demartini, Heritage Bank of Commerce; Dennis Duffy; Jack Heidmiller; Monique Kane Heinz, CHAC; Christopher Luu, Wells Fargo Bank; Bob Reed; Pat Reed; Fran Vella, Phrasemaker Word Processing
Julie Rose, President; Gayle Carter, Executive Assistant; Lisa Goodyear, Sales Manager; Faye Chapman, Bookkeeper