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

Fireplace Element
Corinne Pluska
2444 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 938-2000
Fax: (650) 964-1824
Lindy Roofing Company
Wendy & Erica, Office Mgrs.
476 W. Taylor St.
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 286-9990
Fax: (408) 286-9978
Roofing Contractors
RN Advocates of the
Bay Area, LLC 
Susan Lam
P. O. Box 453
Los Altos, CA 94023
(650) 248-6839
Fax: (650) 469-0909
Stylers Floor Covering, Inc.
Rachel D'Antonio
2057 Grant Rd.
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 961-8910
Fax: (650) 961-8912
Floor & Window Covering
Valpak of Silicon Valley
Damian and Jami Vest
4040 Moorpark Ave., #100
San Jose, CA 95117
(408) 985-6660
Fax: (408) 247-9936
Chamber Recognizes Long-Time Members

20+ Year Members Renewing in
October 2015
30 Years
El Camino Hospital  
25 - 29 Years
Baskin Robbins  
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos
Los Altos Sub-Acute &
Rehabilitation Ctr.

20-24 Years
Heritage Bank of Commerce 
Hidden Villa 
Additional Members Renewing in October
15 - 19 Years
Legacy Dental Care,
John McBirney, DDS
10 - 14 Years
Los Altos Community
Pool Foundation
Los Altos Masters Aquatics Club
Roxana Norville, Ph.D.
5 - 9 Years
Epicurean Group
Fremont Hills Country Club
Green Ivy Educational Consulting
Janetta Price,
Certified Public Accountants
Law Offices of
Diana Dean Gendotti, APC
Roy and Penny Lave
Shirley Bailey,
Alain Pinel Realtors
St. Nicholas School
Union Bank
1 - 4 Years
Baby World Infant
Program & Preschool
Foothills Tennis & Swimming Club
Kim Cranston
Los Altos Nursery
Los Altos Veterinary Clinic
Schola Cantorum

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:

 Business After Hours Mixer

Wednesday, November 18
5:30 - 7:00PM    

Enchanté Boutique Hotel
 One Main St.

$5.00 Members
$15.00 Non-Members

Bring your brochures and  
business cards for networking!

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. 
October Business After Hours Mixer

Thank you to the Courtyard by Marriott for hosting the October Business After Hours Mixer. We thank the Courtyard by Marriott for being one of the most generous sponsors of Chamber events!
Pictured L-R, Michael Lima and Kathy Irwin of the Courtyard by Marriott, Ilona Lindauer, IKB Design & Construction, Maxine Reyes, Dinah's Garden Hotel and Nader El Kabbany of the Courtyard by Marriott.  

Chamber Members in the News

November 3rd marks the 1 year anniversary of Express Employment Professionals of Los Altos! Thank you to all of the businesses in the area who have talked with us, met with us, and trusted us with your staffing needs. It's been a pleasure getting to know you and learning about your businesses. We've supported 36 customers and found work for more than 70 jobseekers. It's been an exciting year, and promises to be an even better 2nd year.
Holiday Stroll
Friday, November 13th
5:00 to 9:00 PM 
 Join us for the 13th Annual Holiday Stroll and discover unique gifts, enjoy sparkling lights, strolling carolers, roasted chestnuts and beverages at over 50 downtown Los Altos shops.  Enjoy the first night of our holiday tree lights.  End or begin a fun and festive evening with dinner at one of our many restaurants.  Sponsored by the Los Altos Village Association.

The Disaster Prepared Business
from FEMA newsletter courtesy of
Sherie Dodsworth of Los Altos Prepare

Each year small businesses nationwide close their doors because of damage from flooding, tornadoes, wildfires, and hurricanes. Small business owners can develop a preparedness program to address the impact of hazards. 
Read More 
According to FEMA's Preparedness in America Report, employees are 75 percent more likely to take action when employers encourage employees to prepare for disasters.  Read More
Employers can participate in the American Red Cross "Ready Rating Program" to help their organization successfully withstand disasters. To join the program employers complete an assessment to gauge the preparedness level of their business. After the assessment, employers must take action to improve preparedness within the office and among employees. Read More
America's PrepareAthon! also offers Prepare Your Organization Playbooks to help business owners hold preparedness discussions and table top exercises for six hazards. Read More 

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:  
Jennifer Quinn, City of Los Altos; 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