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The Chamber Advantage
February 2017
Chamber Premier Sponsors
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours Mixer

Wedne sday, February 22
5:30 - 7:00 P.M. 

Hosted by

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Residence Inn Palo Alto-Los Altos
4460 El Camino Real
Los Altos
Bring your business cards and brochures for networking

Registration to come next week

*** W E L C O M E ***
New Member in January 2017

Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Don Bray, Manager of Account Services
Pam Leonard, Community Outreach Services
333 W. El Camino Real, Suite 290
Sunnyvale CA  94087
Phone:  (408) 721-5301
Electricity Generation Service
Geneva & Joe DePaola
543 Orange Ave
Los Altos, CA  94022
Phone:  (650) 465-0782
Associate Member
New York Life
M in-Chieh Ho, Agent
727 Sunshine Dr.
Los Altos, CA 94024
Phone: (408) 863 0306

Chamber Recognizes
Members Renewin g in JANUARY

Congratulations to our 50 year anniversary member!

50+ Years

Safeway Store 533017
56 Years
Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
50 Years
The Terraces at Los Altos
51 Years


21-49 Years  
Armadillo Willy's BBQ
California Water Service Company
Faillace, Sheila & Phil
Foothill Dental Care
IKB Design & Construction
The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
Kambe & Company, CPAs
Los Altos Community Foundation
Los Altos United Methodist Church
Wells Fargo

 11-20 Years 
Valley Yellow Pages
Four Main 
Street Associates
Mok Capital Management
Foothill Crossing Shopping Center (FXSC, LLC)
Pho Vi Hoa Restaurant
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
GJ Landscaping
First Republic Bank

1-10 Years 
Aqua Cleaners
ABC Mobile Computer Services
Westcott Physical Therapy
Los Altos Electric
Luther Burbank Savings
LuLu's on Main Street
Intero Real Estate Services
Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
ClickAway Computers and Networking
Acorn Financial Planning
360 Payment Solutions, Inc.
Premier Financial Alliance
Sun Bay Construction
Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Chamber Happenings
Annual Awards Dinner
Chef Chu's, January 18, 2016   

County Supervisor Joe Simitian and Board Chair Jeff Baier Congratulate the 2016 awards recipients. Recipients are (from Left) Nader ElKabbany - Courtyard by Marriott, Scott Riches - Pinewood School, Gini Brown - Children's Corner, Tuck Younis - City of Los Altos (former) and Tom Myers - CSA

J anuary 26, Tri-City Business Mixer
Thank you to the Crowne Plaza Cabaña Palo Alto for hosting the January Tri-City Business Mixer. Also, thank you to BridgePoint at Los Altos for donating stadium blankets for the Chamber's Gift Basket drawing.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Tri-City Mixer! It was a great night full of amazing food and quality networking. #chamberofcommerce

Thank you to everyone who came out to this event. It was a great turn out! Pictured here at our table (from left) Gary Brown - Spangler Mortuaries, Teri Watkins - Boston Private Bank, Allen Hall - Snap Fitness, Julie Rose - Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
Travel with the Chamber to the Alpine Countries
and Oktoberfest
September 19-27, 2017

 The cost of the trip is $3,895 per person/double (single add $650) -  SFO airfare included. $100 per person can be deducted if the final payment is made by check.

If interested, please contact Julie Rose 

Silicon Valley Regional Business XPO
 April 27, 2017
State of the Cities Luncheon
June 9, 2017
Member News
NOVA Internship to Employment
NOVA, a nonprofit, federally-funded employment and training agency, provides customer-focused workforce development services. We work closely with local businesses, educators, and job seekers to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley.
The goal of the Internship to Employment program is to enable skilled technical jobseekers who have relevant work experience and training to transition back into the workforce by enhancing skills and developing industry connections.
Each technical internship is customized to meet the needs of the employer and intern. Internships last from 7 to 8 weeks and are capped at 20 hours per week. Interns are paid by NOVA, with the employer contributing 50% of the wages
This is great opportunity to try out a prospective employee with no risk since the intern is not on your company payroll and there is no commitment to hire at the conclusion of the internship
If you are interested in a technical internship opportunity, please contact Pat Richards at (408) 730-7847 or For more information, click here for a flyer.

Community News
If you want to help shape the future of Los Altos and be part of
the public engagement process,
Sign Up for Downtown Vision Email Notifications

Select "Downtown Vision" under "News & Announcements"

Los Altos Library Expands Weekly Hours of Operation
Beginning January 2017, Santa Clara County Library District's (SCCLD) Los Altos Library will open an extra five hours each week thanks to additional funding by the North County Library Authority (NCLA) and the collaborative effort of SCCLD staff in staffing and scheduling for the new hours.

Chamber Opportunities
California and Federal Employment Notices Posters

Order your 2017 poster through the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce! This all-in-one poster from the California Chamber contains the required state and federal employment notices that all California employers must post as well as mandatory updates for 2017.  Choose from a laminated or non-laminated all-in-poster:  
Poster with all required California and federal notices

Paper poster:  $30.00
Laminated poster:  $42.00

email your order to:
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:

Chamber Leadership
Allen Hall, Snap Fitness, Chair; Gay Krause, Krause Center for Innovation, 1st Vice Chair; Cindy Murphy, El Camino Hospital, 2nd Vice Chair;
Kamrin Knight Desmond, Knight & Company, CPAs, Treasurer; Jeff Baier, Los Altos School District, Immediate Past Chair 
Gary Brown, Spangler Mortuaries; Gini Brown, Children's Corner; Nader ElKabbany, Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto-Los Altos; 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; Joe Maleti, Avidbank; Scott O'Brien, Cushman & Wakefield;  Teri Watkins, Boston Private Bank
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; Nicole Walton, Administrative Coordinator; Faye Chapman, Bookkeeper