The Chamber Advantage 
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter
December 2015 

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New Members 
November 2015   
Chamber Recognizes Long-Time Members

20+ Year Members Renewing in  
November 2015

20-24 Years
St. Nicholas Church
Renewing Members
November 2015

10-14 Years  
Market Savvy Consulting
Rees Properties Inc
St William Catholic Church

5-9 Years
GreenTown Los Altos
1-4 Years
Murray Engineers
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 


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 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!
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:

December Business After
Hours "Holiday" Mixer
Wednesday, December 9th
5:30 - 7:00PM

Heritage Bank of Commerce
419 S. San Antonio Rd.

Los Altos

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$5.00 Members
$15.00 Non-Members
OR canned goods/non perishable food items for the Community Services Agency (CSA) holiday food drive

Bring your brochures and business cards for networking!
Reserve online

If your business is interested in hosting a Chamber Business After Hours Mixer in 2016, there are still some dates available.  Contact:

Tri-City Chamber Business After Hours Mixer

Los Altos, Mountain View, and Palo Alto 

    MtnViewLogo  PaloAltoLogo

Thursday, January 21st

 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Crowne Plaza Cabaña

4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto



A limited number of tables are available for  

$200 to showcase your business!

Over 300 Attendees!   

If you are interested in reserving a table at this great networking event email to:


Young Craig + Co. - Member of the Year
ACS Discovery Shop - Community Legacy Award
Dennis Duffy - Ambassador of the Year
Sherie Dodsworth/Los Altos Prepare -
Pride of the Community
Enchanté Hotel - Architectural Design & Enhancement
Beepi - New Member of the Year 
Rich Gordon - Chair's Special Recognition
2016 Chamber Directory
and Community Guide is Here!

The 2016 Chamber Directory and Community Guide was recently distributed to all homes and businesses in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.  If you don't receive one, please stop by the Chamber office to pick up your copy!

California and Federal
Employment Notices Posters

Order your 2016 poster through the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce! This all-in-one poster from the California Chamber contains the 16 required state and federal employment notices that all California employers must post, as well as mandatory updates for 2016.  Choose from a laminated or non-laminated all-in-one poster: 


Poster with all 16 required

California and federal notices


Paper poster:  $30.00

Laminated poster:  $42.00


email your order to:

Thank You Enchanté Boutique Hotel
Fantastique! Abby Ahrens and her Enchanté Boutique Hotel
staff pulled out all the stops for a wonderful
Business After Hours Mixer.

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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.

California Competes Tax Credit Workshops
Join us on December 9 for one of two informative workshops to learn more about this competitive program to reward businesses in California for growing jobs.

Morning Workshop:
10 AM sign-in & light refreshments
10:30 AM program
South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco
Register now!

Afternoon Workshop:
1:30 PM sign-in & light refreshments
2 PM program
Milpitas Community Center, 457 East Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas
Register now!

Scott O'Brien, Chair, Cushman & Wakefield; 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; Bob Reed; Pat Reed;
Fran Vella, Phrasemaker Word Processing
Julie Rose, President; Geneva DePaola, Executive Assistant; Lisa Goodyear, Sales Manager; Faye Chapman, Bookkeeper