The Chamber Advantage 
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter
October 2015
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New Members 
September 2015

Jor'Jet/Jor'Jet on State
632 Fremont Ave. & 276 State St.
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 947-3447
Women's Clothing
Los Altos Eyecare - 
An Optometry Corporation
Morvari Ahi, O.D.
2251 Grant Rd., Ste. C
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 390-0393
Fax: (650) 390-0353
Peninsula Symphony
Sheri Frumkin, Managing Director
146 Main St., Ste. 102
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 941-5291
Fax: (650) 941-5292
Summerhill Property Management
Teri Berwick
P. O. Box 1466
Los Altos, CA 94023
(650) 815-8588
Fax: (650) 948-7444
Property Management - Residential
Turn Bar & Grill
Jim Otis, Owner, Robin Berard, GM
295 Main St.
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 559-8876
Chamber Recognizes Long-Time Members

20+ Year Members Renewing in
September 2015
36 Years
Young, Craig + Co., LLP  
25 - 29 Years
Assistance League of Los Altos 
Best Western Mtn. View Inn
Brian's Restaurant
Casto Roofing
Prochnow Realtors, Inc.

20-24 Years
Los Altos Stage Co. 
Viscusi Elson & Rutt of Los Altos 
Additional Members Renewing in September
15 - 19 Years
Diversified Capital Funding,
Karen Schenone
Ron Labetich & Scott O'Brien, Cushman Wakefield
John Woodfin, EverBank
10 - 14 Years
Athlete's Advantage
Boston Private Bank & Trust Co.
NOVA Job Center
5 - 9 Years
Denise Welsh,
Alain Pinel Realtors
Miramonte School
Peninsula Beauty
Snap Fitness
Suzanne O'Brien,
Intero Real Estate Services
Wm. H. Fry Construction Company 

1 - 4 Years 
Angels Island Press
Carlsen Porsche
Eye Lite Optometry
Hotel Strata
Jean and Barbara Mordo
JRB Property Company
Los Altos Hardware
San Juan Dance
SlingShot Power

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!


 Business After Hours Mixer  

Wednesday, October 28
5:30 - 7:00PM    

Courtyard by Marriott
 4320 El Camino Real
(Corner of Los Altos Avenue & El Camino Real)

$5.00 Members
$15.00 Non-Members

Bring your brochures and  
business cards for networking!

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
Board endorses Measure A.
We agree that Los Altos is a community,
 not just an address.
Expanded community recreation programs
encouraging education, fitness, sports, and
socialization are important to all of us;
toddlers to seniors.
A new community center and pool in the
Civic Center will also attract more customers
for our downtown businesses.
Want to help? Go to
Get Found on Google Search and Maps - Small Business Support Workshop
You're invited to attend a one-hour workshop where you will learn how to take control of your businesses' digital presence on Google and Yelp. You will be able to register your business, get verification and start working on your dashboard in less than 10 minutes. You will then learn how to optimize your information and use various tools to convert google searches into customers in your store.
Midday Session:
Wednesday October 14th 12pm - 1pm at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos
After Work Session:
Wednesday October 21st 6pm - 7pm at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos
Bright and Early Session:
Tuesday October 27th 8am - 9am at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos
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.
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. 
September Business After Hours Mixer

Thank you to Opes Advisors and Bob Cranmer-Brown for hosting the September Business After Hours Mixer. The spirit of Aloha was evident at this Hawaiian themed event and everyone had a great time! Our thanks to Whole Foods Market for providing the food.


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