The Chamber Advantage
August 2016

Chamber Premier Sponsors

Register Here for Business After Hours AUGUST Mixer

*** W E L C O M E ***
New Members in JULY 2016

                              Barre3 Los Altos
Gilligan Brotherson
Megan Wilson
4758 W El Camino Real
Los Altos CA  94022
(650) 481-8139
Fitness Studio
                                  Neysa Fligor
600 Guadalupe Drive
Los Altos CA  94022
(650) 485-9565

John W. King, Realtor
John W. King 
505 Hamilton Ave., Ste.100 
Palo Alto CA  94301  
(650) 483-2710  
Real Estate 

Proofpoint Systems Inc.
Aiko Hill  
1393 Oak Avenue  
Los Altos CA  94024  
CEO Phone: (650) 968-7032 
Office Mgr. Phone/Fax: (650) 968-7033  
Software Development-Preformance Improvement  

SBC Insurance Services
Mike Herandez, VP
Harper Burns, President  
5150 El Camino Real, Ste. B-31  
Los Altos CA  94022  
(650) 469-0400  
Fax: (650) 469-0420  

Signature Orthodontics
Setareh Mozafari,DDS - Orthodontist
Keivan Zoufan, DDS, MDS - Endodontist  
826 Altos Oaks Drive, Ste.3  
Los Altos CA  94024   
(650) 946-2367   
Fax: (650) 946-2368   
Dentistry - Orthodontic Speciality   

Law Offices of Jessica Speiser
Jessica Speiser
781 Parma Way
Los Altos CA  94024
Office: (650) 773-1873
Direct: (650) 383-5073
Attorney - Legal 
174 Pepper Drive
Los Altos CA  94022
Sangeeth Peruri, Founder & CEO
Office/Dir: (917) 841-5747
Joe Towne, Founder & President
Direct: (650)722-6592

Chamber Recognizes Long- Time Members Renewin g in JULY
CONGRATULATIONS to our 55 Year Members:
Bank of the West - Member Since 1961
Kahn Properties - Member Since 1961

CONGRATULATIONS to our 50 Year Members:
Arthur & Jean Carmichael  - Member Since 1966
20-29 Years
Alain Pinel Realtors,
Judy Bogard-Tanigami & Cindy Bogard-O'Gorman
Campi Properties, Inc., Gary Campi
Coldwell Banker, Terri Couture
DeMartini Orchard
Knight & Co., CPAs
Los Altos Golf & Country Club 
Phrasemaker Word Processing 
Professional Movers/Club Appeal
Pat & Bob Reed
10-19 Years  
Alain Pinel Realtors, Kathy Bridgman
Alain Pinel Realtors, Patti Robison & Ursula Cremona
Alain Pinel Realtors, Susan Sims
Athletes' Advantage 
Cedar Crest Nursng & Rehabilitation Center
Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto Los Altos
5-9 Years 
Adventure Toys & Teachers Supplies 
Alain Pinel Realtors, Lynn Wilson Roberts 
Cognizant Wealth Advisors 
Cranberry Scoop 
Intero Real Estate Services, Dominic Nicoli 
Los Altos Christian School 
Janetta Price, CPAs 
Saint Francis High School 
Sempervirens Fund 
Union Bank

1-5 Years
Boisset Wine Living 
Celebrations by Heart 
Chapman Bookkeeping Service 
Estatements Inc. 
Farmers Insurance 
Monique Kane, LMFT 
Provident Credit Union 
Clay & Twila Woods

Chamber Happenings
27th Annual Golf Tournament
August 1
Los Altos Golf & Country Club
Heritage Bank of Commerce Foursome was First Place Winner. Pictured left to right: Dave Beronio, Rena Cuffy, Golf Committee Chair Sam Pesner, Don Durante and John Akkaya.
July Business After Hours Mixer
hosted by Jim Flynn/Al Ward State Farm Insurance 

  The Village Court courtyard was rockin' with high-rollers, thanks to the enthusiastic State Farm staff. Thanks for a great party.

Dennis Young, Young Craig & Co. CPAs, has been honored with the California Society of CPAs Distiguished Service Award.

Two Los Altos Alain Pinel Realtors agents are on the 2016 Wall Street Journal/Real Trends Top 1000 List:  Kathy Bridgman (#53 Individual) and Judy Bogard-Tanigami (#128 Individual). The list represents the top one-half of 1% of Realtors and is considered the most respected real estate agent ranking source in the United States.
Los Altos Fall Festival
Saturday & Sunday 
October 1 & 2

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


Sereno Group Real Estate  
is making a difference in our community!

The Sereno Group 1% For Good program collectively raised over $46,000 through the support of Los Altos agents. These funds were distributed equally between The Peninsula Symphony and Angels On Stage. They are two very deserving local non-profits that contribute immensely to our community.

Los Altos School District and Los Altos Commumity Foundation Launch New Program to 
Help Teachers Find Local Housing
Do you have an extra room to rent?

Our community values our high quality, dedicated teachers.  However given the high cost of local housing, many of our teachers are struggling to find nearby affordable accommodations and are unable to live as part of our neighborhood community.

Los Altos School District and Los Altos Community Foundation have partnered to create a bulletin board that will connect Los Altos School District teachers with local residents who have available housing to rent. If you have an available room, suite, in-law unit, apartment, etc. that you would like rent out to a teacher, please let us know.

 To indicate your interest, please fill out the online form at or contact Erin Green, LASD Director of Student and Staff Services at or (650) 947-1150.
Loyola Corners Bridges Celebrated
Los Altos Mayor Pro-tem Mary Prochnow and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian cut the ribbon to celebrate new bridges at Loyola Corners with help from Michael Murdter, County Airports and Roads Director, and Susanna Chan, Los Altos Public Works Director. 

Get an Early Preview of the City's Brand New Online Parking Permit Software
The City of Los Altos is proud to announce the rollout of iParq, a web-based system that will allow residents, business owners, employees and visitors manage parking permit purchases and citations online.
Before this brand new system is rolled out to the public, members of the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Altos Village Association are invited to a special preview during the month of August. This select group is invited to test the system and provide valuable feedback to City staff. We want to do everything we can to make the transition to a web-based system as easy as possible, and your beta-testing helps ensure we understand all of the facets of the system in advance of a full roll-out. All beta-permit orders will be cancelled on September 5, but you will have the option to store your information to make re-ordering quick and easy. 
Simply log-on to the website at and go through the process to purchase a permit. If you find an issue, let us know!
We greatly appreciate your cooperation and look forward to receiving your input. Please send all feedback to Jennifer Quinn, Economic Development Manager, at

Thank you!

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Microsoft Silicon Valley

1065 La Avenida Building 1, Mountain View

7:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Each year, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's Education Summit brings together nearly 400 industry members, education advocates, and elected officials to actively engage in meaningful discussions to strengthen our education and workforce development systems. The 2016 Education Summit will focus on public-private partnerships in the following areas: Workforce Development, EdTech, Diversifying the STEM Pipeline, and Supporting the Implementation of New Education Reforms.

The Workforce Development Panel will be of particular interest to small and medium-sized businesses interested in developing sustainable hiring practices; it will address diversity recruitment and retention, as well as ways to strengthen relationships with local schools.

We are excited to announce that the keynote speakers this year will include Linda Darling-Hammond, the President of the Stanford Learning Policy Institute and the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University.

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.

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 your business or yourself - $200
- Home Page Banner Ad:  $1,200 for one year (limited number)
- Business Directory Banner Ad:  $1,500 for one year (limited number)
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 the 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 executive 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 (1) hour sessions from 9:30AM - 12:30PM.  To make an appointment, call Geneva at 948-1455.  For additional information on SCORE:

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; Scott Johnson, Villa Siena; Jack Kelly, Flynn/Ward State Farm Insurance; Kamrin Knight Desmond, Knight & Company, CPAs; Ilona Lindauer, IKB, Inc.; 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