The Chamber Advantage
June 2016
Chamber Premier Sponsors

State of the Cities Luncheon
Friday, June 10
Fremont Hills Country Club


WELCOME:  New Members in May 2016

ADT                                                                                                    Nancy and Christian Bremeau
Dennis J Potter                                                                                 350 University Avenue
101 First Street                                                                                  Los Altos CA  94022
Los Altos CA  94022                                                                         (650) 787-1320
(650) 399-5100                                                                                                                                   

Bokman Rock Commercial Real Estate                                          DeLeon Realty, Inc.
David Rock                                                                                        Michael Repka
530 Oak Grove Avenue, Ste.201                                                      2600 El Camino Real, Ste.110
Menlo Park CA  94025                                                                      Palo Alto CA  94306
(650) 566-2202                                                                                   (650) 543-8500
Fax:  (650) 617-1601                                                                          Fax:  (650) 856-3500   

Sherie and John Dodsworth                                                             EVF Management Group
690 Blinn Court                                                                                  Bianca Fischli
Los Altos CA  94024                                                                          1275 Windimer Drive
(650) 888-2610                                                                                    Los Altos CA  94024                                                              (408) 710-0006

Home Helpers of Santa Clara Valley                                                Ruby Ribbon
Ketan Shah                                                                                         Shokofeh Saidi   
5969 Cahalan Avenue                                                                        930 Lundy Lane
San Jose CA  95123                                                                          Los Altos CA  94024
(408) 259-5930                                                                                   (650) 692-1419
Fax:  (408) 259-5935                                                                                                              www,

Turn 2 Solutions
Stephanie Belier
289 S San Antonio Road, Ste.203
Los Altos CA  94022
(650) 559-9600
Fax:  (650) 559-9002

Chamber Recognizes Long-Time Members 

Reitmeir's Werkstatt, Inc. 
(member since May 1966)  
30+ Years                                                               20-29 Years  
Greg Boudreau, Coldwell Banker                                        Brian Davino Florist

Foothill College                                                                       Dinah's Garden Hotel & Poolside Restaurant
Linden Tree Books                                                                  Dreager's Supermarket Inc.
Los Altos Town Crier                                                              Los Altos School District
R.J. Dailey Construction Co.                                                
Spangler Mortuaries
                                                                                                  10-14 Years
15-19 Years                                                           A.B.W. Construction Inc.
Eyes Optometry                                                                     Ad Plus LLC 
Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Newcomers                                 Children's House of Los Altos
Residence Inn by Marriott Palo Alto-Los Altos                 Chuck & Nan Geschke
Restaurant Bella Vita                                                            Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
                                                                                                 Saint Simon Parish School
                                                                                                 John Thompson, Intero Real Estate Services
                                                                                                 Cynthia A Weymss, Edward Jones 
                                                                                                  Barbara Williams, Alain Pinel Realtors 
Chamber Happenings
May Business After Hours Mixer hosted by Villa Siena
  Corine Bernard, Scott Johnson and Aytak Yilmaz welcomed Chamber members and guests to a beautiful venue with delicious and bountiful food and drink.
Chamber Sponsors Artistic Bike Rack 
Los Altos Mayor Jeannie Bruins gets some help from bike rack designer Rick Lewis and Chamber Board members Ilona Lindauer and Scott O'Brien to celebrate three new bike racks on State Street. The Chamber sponsored the "Chat Symbol" bike rack in front of Linden Tree Books. The Los Altos Public Arts Commission developed the Artistic Bicycle Rack Community Art Project.


Recently several Los Altos merchants have been given counterfeit $100 and $50 bills.  Please be on the lookout and call the Los Altos Police Department to report an incidence - 650.947.2770

How to spot a counterfeit bill

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce joins environmental, business and community organizations and leaders from across the Bay Area in voting YES on Measure AA on June 7 for a clean and healthy San Francisco Bay. This measure is critical to restoring wetlands and protecting wildlife habitat for future generations throughout the Bay Area.

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.

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

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)
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:

Foothill College Summer Registration  
Two Six-Week Sessions Offer a Variety of Online & On-Campus Courses

Foothill College will offer two six-week sessions this summer. Early Summer Session runs  June 6-July 17 and Summer Session runs  June 27-Aug. 6 . Each session features general education courses for transfer students, university students home for the summer, adult learners and recent high school graduates. Current high school students may also register for Foothill courses with written parental and school permission.

Students can register for classes, review the class schedule, pay fees, purchase parking permits and buy textbooks online at . For registration instructions, visit or call (650) 949-7325.
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