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

Robert Connors,
Director of Client Services
Connie Beech, RN,
Care & Services Mgr.
4600 El Camino Real, Ste. 215
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 581-2070
Home Health - Senior Care
Franco Reyes
(650) 290-3678
Call for information
Tutoring/Group Teaching/
After School Program
Chamber Recognizes Long-Time Members

20+ Year Members Renewing in
August 2015
31 Years
Gleim Jewelers 
25 - 29 Years
Cezanne - A Haircolor Studio
Merry Maids

20-24 Years
Mtn. View/Los Altos Union High School Dist.
Rancho Merchants Association
Additional Members Renewing in August
15 - 19 Years
Foothills Congregational Church, United Church
of Christ
Human Resource Int'l (HRI), Roger Burnell
Silicon Valley Mediation Group 
10 - 14 Years
Bodies In Motion Physical Therapy
& Fitness
Bruce Bauer Lumber
& Supply
Bullis Charter School
Connie Chronis, Diversified Capital Funding
Jeanne MacVicar, Sereno Group Real Estate
Kathy Bridgman, Alain Pinel Realtors
Richard R. Yamaguma, CPA
WinLaw Group, Deborah C. Winter
5 - 9 Years
Ad Plus, LLC
Curves Los Altos
Isaac & Maryam Malek, Intero Real
Estate Services
Michael Wm. Murphy, Rolfer
1 - 4 Years
Areté Dance Center
Boisset Wine Living
Celebrations By Heart
Cupertino Inn 
Fidelity Investments
First Lock &
Security Technologies
Nisha Sharma, Intero Real Estate Services

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 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

 Business After Hours Mixer  

Wednesday, September 23
5:30 - 7:00PM    

Opes Advisors
 241 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos

$5.00 Members
$15.00 Non-Members

Bring your brochures and  
business cards for networking!

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. 
August Business After Hours Mixer

Thank you to Homewood Suites in Palo Alto for hosting the August 26th Business After Hours Mixer. Come see this beautiful new hotel at 4329 El Camino Real.
Scott Johnson, Villa Siena; Matt Dolan, GM of Homewood Suites;
Elena Isaykina, Dinah's Garden Hotel; Victoria Briskin, Dir. of Sales, Homewood Suites; Scott O'Brien, DTZ & Chamber Chair and Julie Handley, Dinah's Garden Hotel

Enchanté Boutique Hotel Update
Hours for Service to the Public 

The Los Altos City Council approved the following days/hours that Enchanté is permitted to serve beverages and light food to the public: 
Monday-Friday - 4:00 pm until midnight
Weekends, holidays and six special events per year - 7:00 am until midnight

Enchanté Boutique Hotel
Los Altos BizNet Networking Groups Are Looking for New Members!
Sharing Tips & Referrals 

Los Altos Biz Net is a business networking group associated with the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce that meets twice a month to promote its members' professional development and to build stronger relationships between Chamber members to help build each others' businesses.

Key benefits include:

* Increased lead generation and referrals
* Improved business strategy
operations and marketing knowledge

* Help and support for specific business challenges and issues

Los Altos Biz Net has helped its members generate numerous leads resulting in thousands of dollars of increased revenue.  Members have also benefited from presentations by outside specialists on topics designed to help them improve the effectiveness of various aspects of their businesses.  And on a personal level, having a support group of other professionals to provide advice as well as empathy can be highly rewarding.
Cancer Society Logo

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop:
Volunteers needed for your Los Altos Discovery
Shop - 243 Main Street, Los Altos. All days and
all shifts available. Please call (650) 949 0505
ask for Ardy or Bonnie for details and interview.

Downtown Los Altos Wine Walk 
September 18 
CHAC Parking Lot Fundraiser
Saturday & Sunday, September 12 & 13

CHAC's annual Parking Lot Fund & Friend Raiser is coming up on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th. For those who have never volunteered, CHAC is invited to manage the parking lots for the Mountain View Chamber Art & Wine Festival. We charge $5 per car, and CHAC is able to keep 100% of what we collect. Last year, in one weekend, we made $10k! However, all of this is made possible by those who volunteer, and this year we need 125 volunteers.

Click this link to see our CHAC Parking Lots Sign-Up on:



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