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

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

Hosted by

Thoits Law
400 Main St #250
Los Altos
Bring your business cards and brochures for networking

Registration to come next week

*** W E L C O M E ***
New Members in February 2017

NJB Foothill National Junior Basketball
Tamara Fagin, Board Member, Government & Community Relations
Subu Gupta, President
P.O. Box 3008
Los Altos, CA 94024
Phone:  (650) 305-1695

Non-Profit Organizations/Clubs

Budget Blinds of Mountain View

1124 Sunnybrae blvd
San Mateo, CA  94402
Phone:  (650) 6410-2400

Window Treatment

Chamber Recognizes
Members Renewin g in FEBRUARY

21-31 Years  
Larry's AutoWorks
El Camino YMCA
Michal the Milkman
American Legion Los Altos Post 558
All Horizons Travel, A FROSCH Company

 11-20 Years 
Alain Pinel Realtors
Quota International of Mtn. View/Los Altos
Magnolia Group LLP
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail
Sereno Group Real Estate

1-10 Years 
Stuart's Apparel by Nellie K. Inc.
Intero Real Estate Services
Presidio Bank
Pacific Hearing Service
Opes Advisors
Thoits Law, A Professional Corp.
Pharmaca Wellness & Natural Beauty
Enchanté Boutique Hotel
San Francisco Chronicle
Community  Services Agency of Mountain
View & Los Altos (CSA)
Chamber Happenings
February 22nd After Hours Mixer
Thank you to the Residence Inn Palo Alto - Los Altos for 
hosting the February After Hours Business Mixer. 

Pictured here from left: Mimi Ly (Curves),  Artie Green ( Cognizant Wealth Advisors),
Amelia Antencio, (GM Residence Inn),  Jarrel Estrada (Residence Inn)
Sam Pesner (
Los Altos Optometric Group), Kathleen Clifford (Intero Real Estate Services)
Travel with the Chamber to the Alpine Countries
and Oktoberfest
September 19-27, 2017

Information meeting will be held on March 23 5:30pm at the Courtyard by Marriot.

 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

Beginning in April 2017 local businesses and residents will have new clean electricity options:

* GreenStart
SVCE's standard 100% carbon-free electric service generated 
from  50% renewable sources such as wind and solar, 
and 50% from hydroelectric sources, 
at a cost 1% below PG&E generation rates.

* GreenPrime
SVCE's optional premium electric service generated 
from 100% renewable and carbon-free sources, 
for an additional cost of less than 1 cent per kilowatt hour. 

For more information see attached Business Presentation and Fact Sheet.

Los Altos Community Coalition
Special Community Coalition Meeting March 3

Date: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 8:30 to 9:30 AM
Location: Orchard Room, Los Altos Library

The Coalition is hosting a special meeting on March 3rd 
where a panel of Los Altos merchants will help us  understand
the current challenges and opportunities of  running a business 
in Los Altos. The insights of our merchants a re vital as we 
work towards developing a vision and plan  for  Downtown 
Los Altos and the Civic Center.

If you have any questions please contact:
Shali Sirkay
Cell: 408-455-4154
Skype ID: shalisirkay
Community News

The Los Altos Hills Spring - Summer Activity Guide 
has been released!    
This includes community events, senior, adult and youth programming and resources.

Come by the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce for a print copy or click on the link below for a digital copy. 

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"
Chamber Opportunities
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