The Chamber Advantage 
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter
February 2016 
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New Members 
January 2016

Victoria Bracha
8000 Marina Blvd, Ste.1000
Brisbane CA 94005
(650) 704-4983
Financial Services
Saeid Yadollahi
1144 Riverside Drive
Los Altos CA 94024
(650) 922-3462
Chamber Recognizes Long-Time Members

40+ Year Members Renewing in
January 2016
55 Years 
Safeway Store 533017
49 - 54 Years
The Terraces at Los Altos 
Silicon Valley Association of Realtors 

30-48 Years
California Water Service Company
Armadillo Willy's BBQ

20-29 Years
Foothill Dental Care
Los Altos United Methodist Church
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
Los Altos Community Foundation
Sheila & Phil Faillace
Kambe & Company, CPAs
IKB Design & Construction 
Additional Members Renewing in January
15 - 19 Years
Valley Yellow Pages
10 - 14 Years
Packard, Packard & Johnson
Mok Capital Management 
Foothill Crossing Shopping Center
Pho Vi Hoa Restaurant
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
GJ Landscaping
First Republic Bank 
5 - 9 Years
Eni-Ko Inc. Landscaping 
Aqua Cleaners 
ABC Mobile Computer Service  
Westcott Physical Therapy
Los Altos Electric 
Luther Burbank Savings
Alain Pinel Realtors, Carol Sangster 
1 - 4 Years
Lulu's on Main Street
Intero Real Estate Services, Kathleen Clifford 
Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery  
ClickAway Computers and Networking 
Paul Martin's American Grill 
Acorn Financial Planning 
360 Payment Solutions, Inc.
White Peony Acupuncture
UPS Store 

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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 Geneva at 948-1455.  For additional information on SCORE:


 Business After Hours Mixer
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
5:30 - 7:00PM    

987 Fremont Avenue (Loyola Corners)
Los Altos

$5.00 Members
$15.00 Non-Members

Bring your brochures and  
business cards for networking!

Join us as we explore the Treasures of Ireland 
9 Days 
October 17, 2016
$3,395 per person 
(double rate, includes $200 booking discount)
Includes round-trip airfare from SFO

5:30 PM 
January 21 Tri-City Business Mixer
Thank you to the Crowne Plaza Cabaņa Palo Alto for hosting the January Tri-City Business Mixer. Also, thank you to Dinah's Garden Hotel & Poolside Restaurant for donating one overnight stay with a dinner for the Chamber's Gift Basket drawing.
Board members pictured L-R, Rae Holt, The Terraces at Los Altos; Julie Handley, Dinah's Garden Hotel & Poolside Restaurant; Jeff Baier, Los Altos School District and Pat Richards, NOVA Job Center.
Annual Awards Dinner 
Chef Chu's, January 27, 2016   

2016 Executive Committee L-R, Scott O'Brien, Immediate Past Chair; Bob Galen, Treasurer; Jeff Baier, Chair; Gay Krause, 2nd Vice Chair; Allen Hall, 1st Vice Chair

Congratulations to YOUNG CRAIG & CO., LLP  the Los Altos Chamber's Member of the Year
Pictured L-R,  Ray Skitt, Marc Leardini, Dennis Young, Lonnie Gary, Bob Galen, Jeanne Wiener, Paul Wagner, Janet Craig

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. 
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 

Silicon Valley Regional Business Xpo
 May 3, 2016
State of the Cities Luncheon
June 10, 2016
Jeff Baier, Chair, Los Altos School District; Allen Hall, 1st Vice Chair, Snap Fitness; Gay Krause, 2nd Vice Chair, Krause Center for Innovation; Bob Galen, Treasurer, Young, Craig + Co.; Scott O'Brien, Past Chair, Cushman & Wakefield
Gini Brown, Children's Corner; Margo Felt, Thoits Law; Diana Dean Gendotti, Law Offices of Diana Dean Gendotti; Julie Handley, Dinah's Garden Hotel; Rae Holt, The Terraces at Los Altos; Scott Johnson, Villa Siena; Jack Kelly, Flynn/Ward State Farm Insurance; Kamrin Knight Desmond, Knight & Company, CPAs; Ilona Lindauer, IKB, Inc.; Michael McTighe, GreenTown Los Altos; Cindy Murphy, El Camino Hospital; Pat Richards, NOVA Job Center
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, LMFT; Bob Reed; Pat Reed; Fran Vella, Phrasemaker Word Processing
Julie Rose, President; Geneva DePaola, Executive Assistant; Faye Chapman, Bookkeeper