The Chamber Advantage
July 2016

Chamber Premier Sponsors


27th Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, August 1
Los Altos Golf & Country Club

Tee Sponsorships are still available.
Call the Chamber for more information: 650.948.1455

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

                       Community Connections
J o Robertson
4600 El Camino Real, Ste.210
Los Altos CA  94022
(650) 917-2320
Fax: (650) 917-2322
                             Minuteman Press
Dom Passanisi
569 Clyde Ave., Ste.520
Mountain View CA  94043
(650) 965-3600
Fax: (650) 965-0957

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space Dist. 
Shelly Lewis 
330 Distel Circle 
Mountain View CA  94043 
(650) 691-1200 
Fax: (650) 691-0485 
Open Space District 
Cary Breese 
2224 Old Middlefield Way, Ste.J 
Mountain View CA  94043 
(844) 466-6979 
Fax: (650) 963-3204 
Rutan & Tucker LLP 
Ash Pirayou 
3000 El Camino Real, Bldg.5, Ste.200 
Palo Alto CA  94306 
(650) 320-1500 
Fax: (650) 320-9905 

Chamber Happenings
June Business After Hours Mixer
hosted by Rotary, Kiwanis and the History Museum

  Rotarians, Kiwanians and Los Altos History Museum folks partnered to host a fantstic Business After Hours Mixer.  Left to Right: Julie McPherson, Dwight Matthews, Steve Yarbrough, Lonnie Gary, Jack Heidmiller, Bob Galen, Doris Padilla, Peter Liesenfelt, Sam Pesner, Laura Bajuk and Kamrin Knight Desmond.  
10th Annual State of the Cities Luncheon

On June 10, Los Altos Hills Mayor John Harpootlian and Los Altos Mayor Jeannie Bruins
gave their perspectives on the "State of the Cities" and along with other elected officials presented proclamations and certificates of recognition to 2016 Singer Award recipients, Karen and Tom Smith.
(Left to right: Los Altos Hills Mayor John Harpootlian, Karen and Tom Smith, Los Altos Mayor Jeannie Bruins, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, State Senator Jerry Hill, State Assemblymember Rich Gordon.) 

Los Altos Chamber of Commerce  
Business After Hours Mixer 
Wednesday, July 27
5:30 - 7:00 P.M.

Hosted by

Jim Flynn/Al Ward State Farm Insurance   
4546 El Camino Real, Los Altos 
(In the Courtyard)

This is one of the biggest Mixers of the year!
Food, Fun, Entertainment, Prizes!!   

Bring your business cards and brochures for the networking table!

$5.00 Members
$15.00 Non-Members

Fall Festival Art Color
Join us at the 25th Annual Los Altos Fall Festival on October 1-2 as we celebrate with art, music, food, beverages, Children's Alley and the Classic Car Show.  Sponsorship opportunities are now available at a discount to Chamber members. Festival sponsorship allows you to maximize your advertising dollars, gain exposure and increase lead generation, brand awareness and product launch capabilities through direct audience response on a large-scale target market. We will find something to meet your needs and your budget too.
For a limited time, we are offering a 10% discount to Chamber members. But act now - space fills up quickly.
Please contact Claudette Mannina for details:  
Phone: 831.461.1796


An Invitation from Foothills Congregational Church  
From Despair to Hope: Our Active Response to Gun Violence in our Communities

A Forum Hosted by  
Foothills Congregational Church 
461 Orange Avenue

Sunday, July 24 and July 31
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

This is an opportunity for the entire community of Los Altos and its environs to come together, to discuss issues, and to look at what each of us as individuals, and as members of groups, can do to help alleviate the devastation wrought by guns that we see. 

If you feel as though there is something you wish to do, or can do, toward helping our country to a more peaceful place, please join us. If you already have done something, let us know what those steps have entailed. Bring friends and neighbors - we hope to engage everyone in an opportunity to feel empowered regarding this most difficult issue. Questions: Nancy Grippo at 650.948.2130

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; Greg Linder, Paychex; Bob Reed; Pat Reed; Fran Vella, Phrasemaker Word Processing
Julie Rose, President; Geneva DePaola, Executive Assistant; Faye Chapman, Bookkeeper