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

20+ Year Members Renewing in March 2015
33 Years
Le Boulanger

25 Years

Uncommon Threads   


20-24 Years

Digital Benefit Advisors  

Los Altos Grill 

Richard Sasaki DDS 

Renewing Members
March 2015

15 - 19 Years

Acacia Press

Community Health Awareness Council

EJT Associates,  

Jim & Emily Thurber

Embarcadero Publishing, Mountain View Voice,

   Palo Alto Weekly, Menlo Almanac


10 - 14 Years

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Forum at Rancho  

San Antonio

Hammerschmidt Construction, Inc.

Kathy and Lee Lera

Landscape Design  

by Bette


5 - 9 Years

Aqua Cleaners Assemblymember
Rich Gordon

GK Properties

Reel Media Video  

and Photography  

Star One Credit Union

Walden Design Group


1 - 4 Years


Institute on Aging

Los Altos Hills County Fire District

Los Gatos Roofing

Peninsula Storage Ctr.

Prime Fiduciary Services, LLC

Sequoia Cleaning, 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:


Reserve your table by April 15th 

for a $25.00 discount!


Thursday, April 23rd


This event will also serve as our April

Business After Hours Mixer!



4:00 - 7:00PM

Los Altos Youth Center

1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos


* 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

(Non-Profits $175)


Space is limited.  Reserve your space early!


Sign Me Up for EXPO 

Contact if you would like additional information.

Barcelona & Madrid trip brochure
MVLA Scholars Establishes a Scholarship  
in Honor of Dr. Barry Groves

MVLA Scholars is establishing a scholarship in honor of
Dr. Barry Groves who will retire this summer after serving 9 years as superintendent of Mountain View Los Altos High School District. Dr. Groves has been a strong supporter of the Scholars program, guiding the expansion of the program into high school classrooms. The $16,000 four-year Barry Groves scholarship will be awarded annually to an exceptional district graduate who also is a first-generation college student. The MVLA Scholars board plans to raise $250,000 as the initial goal.
To contribute to the Barry Groves scholarship, please visit Donors will be recognized at a reception hosted by the MVLA Scholars board for Dr. Groves on June 19. For more information about the Barry Groves scholarship or reception, contact Susie Mielke at  
Silicon Valley Chamber Coalition
State Legislative Summit

Wednesday, May 27th
7:00AM - 10:00PM

The Silicon Valley Chamber Coalition will engage with legislators on issues currently affecting Silicon Valley. Join our delegation to network with state elected and agency leaders and share the collective business expertise of successful Silicon Valley businesses with them.

2015 Issue Areas 
Economic Development 
Tax and Regulatory Policy 
Water and Infrastructure 
Health Care & Wellness 
Education & Workforce Development

Registration ($80) includes light breakfast, transportation to and from Sacramento, lunch and dinner.  Please register prior to April 24th to reserve your place. 
March Business After Hours Mixer

Thank you to Thoits Law, 400 Main St. for hosting a spectacular Business After Hours Mixer/Grand Opening March 25th. 
The Chamber is delighted to welcome Thoits Law
to the Los Altos community!

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.
Pharmaca Grand Opening May 2 & 3

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Pharmaca's 30th store location in Los Altos, California! This exciting event for local residents will feature complimentary spa services at the store's Natural Beauty Bar, special offers and individualized health consultations with the expert staff. In addition, the first 100 attendees, beginning Saturday at 8 a.m., will also receive a Wellness Gift Bag filled with a variety of top-of-the-line natural health and skin care products! On Saturday, 5 percent of total retail sales will be donated to Hidden Villa, a Los Altos non-profit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Pharmaca in Los Altos will be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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