The Chamber Advantage 
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter
August 2015
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July 2015


M'hamed Bahet

400 Main St.

Los Altos, CA 94022

(650) 948-0400

Fax: (650) 948-0410 



Clay & Twila Woods

Woods Development Co.

27600 Moody Rd.

Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

(650) 941-5499

Associate Members


Estatements Inc.

Connie May

395 Main St.

Los Altos, CA 94022

(650) 941-7828

Fax: (650) 941-7830

Luxury Consignment


Farmers Insurance

Frank Hughes

5150 El Camino Real, Ste. A33

Los Altos, CA 94022

(650) 815-7068

Fax: (650) 397-4199



Monique Kane, LMFT

1059 El Monte, Ste. B

Mountain View, CA 94040

(650) 575-0920

Marriage/Family Therapist


Provident Credit Union

Joshua Melander, Mgr.

Morgan McCutcheon,

Community Specialist

303 Twin Dolphin Dr.

Redwood City, CA 94065

(800) 632-4600

Fax: (650) 595-2409

Credit Union

Chamber Recognizes Long-Time Members

20+ Year Members Renewing in July 2015

49 Years

Art and Jean Carmichael


45 Years

Chef Chu's


25 - 29 Years

Draeger's Supermarket 

El Camino YMCA

Los Altos Village Association

Phrasemaker Word Processing


Additional Members Renewing in July


15 - 19 Years

All Horizons Travel

Cool Pool Service

Los Altos Golf & Country Club

Rotary Club of Los Altos

Signs Unlimited 

Terri Couture, Coldwell Banker

Toren Real Estate Brokerage


10 - 14 Years

Community School  

of Music & Arts

Courtyard by Marriott

Custom Dreams  

Construction Group

Elegant Floors & Carpet Care    

Palo Alto-Los Altos

Dwight Matthews  

State Farm Insurance, Inc.

Harker School

i2i Interactive 

Montecito School



5 - 9 Years

Cognizant Wealth Advisors

Dominic Nicoli,  

Intero Real Estate Services


Home Preservation Services

JL Designs & Interiors LLC 

Kevin B. Sawyer, D.D.S.

Lynn North, Alain Pinel Realtors

Mission Trail Waste Systems 

Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

Patti Robison & Ursula Cremona, Alain Pinel Realtors

Saint Francis High School

Sempervirens Fund

The Time Butler  

Professional Organizers


1 - 4 Years


Care Indeed

KMVT15 Silicon Valley  

Media & Television

Village Stationers

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:


August Business After Hours Mixer  

Wednesday, August 26
5:30 - 7:00PM    

Homewood Suites 
 4329 El Camino Real
Palo Alto

$5.00 Members
$15.00 Non-Members

Bring your brochures and  
business cards for networking!

Los Altos Fall Festival
Saturday & Sunday 
October 3 & 4

Come join the fun!  Listen to music, enjoy fine wine and micro-brewed beers and good food while browsing over 150 arts & craft booths, a spectacular Classic Car Show and the popular Children's Alley!

Volunteers Needed!

Please fill out the form below if you can help!
Thank you!

Fall Festival Volunteer Form

Fall Festival Art Color
Member to Member Discount Program

 This program is designed to encourage Chamber members to do business with other Chamber members!!  Do you have a discount or special offer you would like to let members know about? 
Submit your information to and we will run your offer in the next E-News and on our website.  Your offer will be good for a month. 
Annual Golf Tournament 
 a Real Winner

The Chamber's 26th Annual Golf Tournament was held on August 3 at Los Altos Golf and Country Club. Pictured above are the two finalists in the $5,000 Putting Contest, Tom Catalano and Joe Maleti, with the contest sponsors Jim Flynn/Al Ward State Farm Insurance. Other sponsors include Courtyard by Marriott (Title Sponsor), Beepi (Platinum) and the following Silver Sponsors: Armadillo Willy's BBQ, Campi Properites, Chef Chu's, Custom Dreams Construction Group, El Camino Hospital, Intero Real Estate Services, LARC Networks, Los Altos Optometric Group, Rees Properties, Residence Inn by Marriott, Thoits Law and Torrey Pines Bank.
July Business After Hours Mixer

Thank you to Jim Flynn & Al Ward State Farm Insurance and their staff for hosting the July 22nd Business After Hours Mixer. 
Everyone had a great time at this annual party!

Chamber Members in the News

Two Chamber member businesses recently changed ownership.  Gourmet Works has a new owner, Jacquie Gladney, who took over from former owner Laura Chan.  And, at Skip's Place Pizza, former owner David Ha turned pizza making over to new owner Soon Kim. We want to welcome both of them to Los Altos and say goodbye and good luck to Laura and David.



Popular Sunnyvale Based Bread Maker and Operator of 17 Bakery-Cafés, Pronounced Luh-Boo-Lawn-Zhay
Makes an Announcement on the Heels of Recent Mistaken Identity!


SUNNYVALE, CA: July 19, 2015, Le Boulanger, Inc. , the Northern California family-owned Bay Area bread maker and operator of 17 bakery-cafes, Chief Executive Officer, Dan Brunello announced, "We're still here," on the heels of mistaken identity from a recent announcement regarding another similar sounding company name, La Boulange, stating they were closing their locations.  To avoid confusion, Le Boulanger, is spelled with an "Le" not "La," and ends with an "r", is pronounced:  Luh-Boo-Lawn-Zhay, (French for "the baker"), and has been in operations in the South Bay Area since 1981.

"We are proud to reassure our longtime loyal guests and partners that all of our 17 bakery-cafes are OPEN for business, serving our fresh pastries and sandwiches," said Brunello.  "Our manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale is still operating with our artisan bakers proudly making thousands of loaves of bread and pastries for wholesale and catering orders," he continued. "We appreciate and thank all them for their continued patronage."  
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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:  
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