The Chamber Advantage 
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter
March 2015
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New Members 
February 2015   
Chamber Recognizes Long-Time Members

20+ Year Members Renewing in February 2015
45 Years
Los Altos Rancho
Shopping Center

38 Years

California Water  

Service Company


25 - 29 Years

Dozier & Dozier,  

Attorneys At Law


20-24 Years

American Legion  

Los Altos Post 558

Michal the Milkman

Renewing Members
February 2015

15 - 19 Years

Alain Pinel Realtors, Bill Lewis

Los Altos Masonic  

Temple Association


10 - 14 Years

Price Law Firm


5 - 9 Years


Diane Schmitz,  

Sereno Group Real Estate

Los Altos Training and Development, LLC

Magnolia Group LLP

Stuart's Apparel by Nellie K. Inc.

1 - 4 Years

Baby World Infant  

Program & Preschool

Nancy Carlson,  

Intero Real Estate Services

Pacific Hearing Service

Presidio Bank

Securita, Inc.

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:


MARCH Business After Hours Mixer

Wednesday, March 25


Reserve your table by March 15th 

for a $25.00 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 

There will be an informational meeting
on Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 PM
at Intero Real Estate office,
496 First Street, Suite 200, Los Altos

Contact if you plan to attend the March 4 meeting.

If you can't attend, but are interested in the trip please email Julie Rose
and you will be contacted.

Barcelona & Madrid trip brochure

Begin your voyage in beautiful Budapest and sail westward through breathtaking scenery and picturesque towns.  Enjoy guided tours of magical Vienna, Passau, and medieval Regensburg.  Stroll the charming town of Dürnstein and see the baroque wonder Stiftskirche and the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk.  Your luxury cruise will conclude in historic Nuremberg where you will start for home with marvelous memories made.

Contact for more information.
Los Altos Village Association Lecture Series
Human Resources Best Practices

Thursday, March 19th
7:45 - 10:00AM
First Republic Bank
400 S. San Antonio Rd.

Maureen Clark of Three Sixty HR will be discussing the topics of: mandatory sick leave, interview protocol, hiring and firing practices, handling break times, exempt vs. non-exempt classifications, and more. This lecture has been brought back by popular demand! Don't miss it!
Coffee, Juice and muffins/light breakfast will be served.

Free for LAVA Members, $10 for non-members

Please contact Erica Kenworthy at:  or call (650) 949-5282  

Relay for Life Kicks off at Curves March 5

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Los Altos has scheduled a kick-off party and group workout 7-8:30PM at Curves, 2069 Grant Road, Los Altos, 650-386-6708. Everyone is invited to attend in their workout gear. A Curves member will discuss her experience with cancer. Enjoy light refreshments, network, and register as a walker, team or sponsor for the June 13th 12-Hour Relay for Life event at Egan Junior High School 10AM - 10PM. To RSVP and for more information, contact Allison Baca at 650-922-1449 or email
February Business After Hours Mixer

Thank you to the staff at Bank of the West for hosting a terrific Business After Hours Mixer February 25th.  The Chamber is happy to welcome new Branch Manager, VP Amal Allan (third from right) to the Los Altos community!


Scott O'Brien, Chair, DTZ; 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