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

20+ Year Members Renewing in April 2015

48 Years

Silicon Valley Association of Realtors

35 Years

David & Lucile  

Packard Foundation

Spangler Mortuaries


30-34 Years

Casas Riley & Simonian, LLP

Kwik Key Lock & Safe Inc.

Pasta Market

R.J. Dailey Construction Co.


25-29 Years

Los Altos School District

Los Altos Town Crier


  20-24 Years

Sereno Group Real Estate,  

Alice Nuzzo

Dinah's Garden Hotel &  

Poolside Restaurant

John B. Sines, Attorney At Law

Renewing Members
April 2015

15 - 19 Years

Balloon Designs

Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Newcomers


10 - 14 Years

Alain Pinel Realtors,  

Barbara Williams

Chuck & Nan Geschke

Edward Jones,  

Cynthia A. Wemyss

Eyes Optometry

Intero Real Estate Services, David Bergman

Intero Real Estate Services,  

John Thompson

Schumann's Four Seasons Caterers

Villa Siena - Senior Living Community


5 - 9 Years

Ameriprise Financial,  

Ester Ng, CFP

Avalon Enterprises, Inc.

Eni-Ko, Inc., Landscaping

Friends of Stevens Creek Trail

Homecare California

Torrey Pines Bank

United Studios of Self Defense

Whole Foods Market


1 - 4 Years

Lennar Homes

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Opa! Authentic Greek Cuisine

Passerelle Investment Company


Chamber Members!

Submit a 50 Word Description of Your Business for Your Listing on the Chamber's Website!

And.... 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!

Submit Your News 
Having an anniversary, special sale, offer or event?
Send it to us for the monthly E-News! 
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 


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:

Los Altos Kiwanis Club Pet Parade
Saturday, May 16th 10:00AM
Downtown Los Altos
Los Altos Rotary Club
Fine Art in the Park

Sat & Sun
May 16th & 17th
Lincoln Park

May Business After Hours Mixer  
Wednesday, May 27
5:30 - 7:00PM  
 Hosted by:

 Wells Fargo Bank
100 Main St.
Los Altos

$5.00 Members
$15.00 Non-Members

Bring your brochures and  
business cards for networking!

Sign up online!

April Business EXPO

Thank you to California Water Service Company and Cedar Crest Nuraing and Rehabilitation Center for sponsoring the Chamber's Business EXPO this year.  We would also like to thank all the particiapting exhibitors for joining us!

Contact if you would like additional information.

Barcelona & Madrid trip brochure
Ribbon Cuttings
Welcome to Los Altos, C2 Education!  
Mayor Jan Pepper cuts the ribbon with the help of C2's Vanessa Archuleta and Tam Dhillon and past Chamber Chair Tracie Murray on the far left.

Mayor Jan Pepper also welcomed Pharmaca to Los Altos along with Store Manager Maggie Rogers and Marketing Manager Cathy Rongey, Chamber Board Member Bob Galen and Chamber Chair, Scott O'Brien.
Pharmaca Grand Opening May 2 & 3

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Pharmaca's 30th store location in Los Altos, California! 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!
Congratulations to Chamber Member Sherri Sager!  She was recently named one of Silicon Valley Business Journal's 2015 Women of Influence.
Sherri is Chief Government & Community Relations Officer at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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 Farmer's Market Opens May 7
4:00 to 8:00 PM

The Los Altos Farmer's Market returns to State Street between 2nd and 4th with fresh local fruits and vegetables, ranch eggs, cut flowers and live plants, bakery items, prepared foods, and locally caught fish.  Sponsored by the Los Altos Village Association.

New Tech Toolbar Opens at Los Altos Library

The Los Altos Library recently unveiled its innovative Tech Toolbar, a new service offered by library staff to help residents learn about the newest electronic devices.  Individuals are encouraged to explore and play with these devices and learn how to easily download a myriad of free eResources offered by SCCLD.  The Tech Toolbar features four devices: an iPad mini, a Samsung Galaxy tablet, a Kindle Fire and a Kindle Paperwhite.

Woodland Branch Library Expands Hours Of Service
Santa Clara County Library District's (SCCLD) Woodland Branch Library, located at 1975 Grant Road, will open at 11 a.m. six days per week. The increase in hours will offer residents greater access to library services at the Woodland Branch.

 Los Altos Library

CHAC Teen Speaker Series
  • CHAC will be hosting a speaker series consisting of local high school students who want a forum to speak about what it's like being a teenager in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area, to share with their parents, grandparents and friends about their current frustrations and struggles, and their dreams and hopes for their future.

Thursday, May 7

6:30-8:30 PM.  


Community Health Awareness Council 

590 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA


Youth Free Admittance, $20 for Adults



Hala Kleinknecht


El Camino Hospital and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation have come together to create Meet & Move, a "walk and talk" program designed specifically for family caregivers in Mountain View, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Cupertino and surrounding communities. 
The idea is to give you an opportunity to enjoy a little downtime, improve your fitness level, and create opportunities to connect with others who understand your situation.  
Sign up now to attend one of our orientation meetings by contacting the PAMF Innovation Center at 650-934-3556 or register online at:

Join linkAges TimeBank, a neighborhood service-exchange network that matches you with the unique skills, talents, and needs of those who live nearby. Connect and help one another. To find an orientation near you, please visit:

You are invited to participate in the
2015 Spring Internship & Career Fair
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Foothill College Library Quad

This is a great venue for you to promote part-time and full-time jobs and/or internship opportunities to Foothill and De Anza college students. You will have the opportunity to meet and discuss your organization's needs with students who are interested in working for you.

This event is FREE to all employers; however, employers are required to register in advance to participate.   

To participate in this event, please create an account on 
and register for "Spring 2015 Internship & Career Fair." If you already have an account, please log into your account and RSVP. Deadline to register is on Friday, May 2015.
If your company wants to become a sponsor, please contact:
Phuong Tran at 650-949-7208 or via email,  
One day each year, on a warm May morning, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition encourages commuters to leave their cars at home and join tens of thousands of their fellow Bay Area residents in biking to work. The weather is perfect, the streets are filled with people on bikes, and energizer stations dot the landscape, staffed by volunteers eager to pass out treats and encouragement. Bike to Work Day is a vision of what the morning commute should look like: parents and children, teachers, restaurant workers, politicians, CEOs, all doing the unimaginable - enjoying their trips to work and school.

Bike to Shop Day is coming May 23rd


Bike to Shop Day is coming back for 2015 on Saturday, May 23! We are actively recruiting businesses for 2015, starting with business owners and managers like you who supported us last year. Your business may participate by offering an incentive or other promotional offer to people who arrive at their shop by bicycle on May 23, 2015. It's that simple.

Sign up today to get your business listed toward the top of your city or neighborhood's local business page.

Bike to Shop Day  is a volunteer-driven program of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition that encourages people to ride their bikes to shop, dine and do their weekly errands at local businesses.

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