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Los Altos Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter
March 2016 
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February 2016

COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW & LOS ALTOS (CSA)
Tom Myers
204 Stierlin Road
Mountain View CA  94043
(650) 968-0836
Fax:  (650) 938-2728
Non-Profit
 
 
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Chamber Recognizes Long-Time Members

Members Renewing in
February 2016
 
30 Years
Larry's AutoWorks

20-29 Years
American Legion Los Altos Post 558
El Camino YMCA
Dozier & Dozier, Attorneys at Law
Michal the Milkman 
  
   
Additional Members Renewing in February
 
15 - 19 Years
Alain Pinel Realtors, Bill Lewis
All Horizons Travel Inc. 
 
10 - 14 Years
Magnolia Group LLP 
Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos 
Whole Foods Market

5 - 9 Years
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail 
Intero Real Estate Services, Nancy Carlson 
Securita Inc.  
Sereno Group Real Estate, Diane Schmitz 
Stuart's Apparel by Nellie K 
 
1 - 4 Years
Enchanté Boutique Hotel
Opes Advisors
Pacific Hearing Service 
Presidio Bank 
San Francisco Chronicle
Thoits Law

Chamber Members!

GIVE US 50 WORDS
 
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 a 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 yourbusiness or yourself - $200

Home Page Banner Ad:

$1200 for one year

(limited number)

Business Directory Banner Ad:

$1500 for one year

(limited number)

 

Sample Banner Ad 

 

 
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 executives 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 hour sessions from 9:30AM - 12:30PM.  To make an appointment call Geneva at 948-1455.  For additional information on SCORE:  www.svscore.org

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March
 Business After Hours Mixer

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
5:30 - 7:00PM    

    Co-Hosted by:

      and
          
     400 Main Street
      Los Altos 

      $5.00 Members
     $15.00 Non-Members

            Bring your brochures and  
            business cards for networking!

        Sign Up Online 
TRAVEL TO IRELAND
Join us as we explore the Treasures of Ireland 
9 Days 
October 17, 2016
$3,395 per person 
(double rate, includes $200 booking discount)
Includes round-trip airfare from SFO

 
INFORMATION MEETING 
THURSDAY, MARCH 3 
5:30 PM 
COURTYARD BY MARR IOTT LOS ALTOS
 
RSVP
  BROCHURE 
 
  
CHAMBER HAPPENINGS  
February Business Mixer
Thank you to CafĂ© Vitale for hosting the February Business After Hours Mixer.  A great evening was had by all!
 
Pictured L-R, Joe Maleti, Avid Bank; Ron Labetich, Cushman & Wakefield; Kathy Lera, Los Altos Town Crier; Marilyn Labetich; Jeff Baier, Los Altos School District; Julie Handley, Dinah's Garden Hotel & Poolside Restaurant;  and Scott O'Brien, Cushman & Wakefield.
 
 
Summit on Aging in the Bay Area  
 
You're Invited
Aging in the Bay Area Summit
 Friday, March 18, 2016
2:00-5:00pm

A conversation on effective senior care in our community, where we are today, and where we need to go tomorrow. 


    Helping People Hear Around the World

  Pacific Hearing Service strives to improve the lives of their patients.  Their mission is to provide thoughtful, comprehensive, personal care to ensure everyone they touch experiences a greater quality of life.  They do this by embracing state of the art technology and focusing on continuous learning.  This ensures their patients receive the best care and can make informed choices that will improve their lives.  They are committed to expanding the world of their patients by enhancing connections with their friends, colleagues, and loved ones.   In 2015, they made a commitment to help underserved children and adults around the world; they have been on two humanitarian trips to refugee camps in Jordan to establish local care.
                                         DONATE HEARING AIDS 
Rachel Otto, Au.D working with a little girl in Jordan 
Stop by the Menlo Park or Los Altos office to donate your old or unused hearing aids (preferably behind-the-ear) which will be refurbished and reconditioned for the humanitarian trip. During the trip, your hearing aids will be fitted on underserved children in Guatemala or our upcoming trip to Zambia!

                VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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Volunteers Needed
Los Altos Discovery Shop
243 Main Street, Los Altos 
All days and all shifts available.
 
 For information, please call Ardy or Dennis at (650)949-0505

 
SANTA CLARA COUNTY VENDOR OUTREACH WORKSHOPS

Are you interested in doing business with the County of Santa Clara?  Attend a vendor workshop to learn how businesses of all types can participate in the County's contract and procurement processes.

Topics include:
  • How to access opportunities with the County
  • Registering on BidSync and Ariba to access current bids
  • Bid and proposal processes
  • Terminology
  • Rules and regulations

 

Dates:

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 9:00 to 10:30am
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 9:00 to 10:30am

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 9:00 to 10:30am 

 
Space is limited
RSVP: 
 
For more information:  (408)491-7400
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  geneva@losaltoschamber.org and we will run your offer in the next E-News and on our website.  Your offer will be good for a month. 
SAVE THE DATES:

Silicon Valley Regional Business Xpo
 May 3, 2016

   
State of the Cities Luncheon
June 10, 2016
 
 
CHAMBER OFFICERS: 
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
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Gini Brown, Children's Corner; Margo Felt, Thoits Law; Diana Dean Gendotti, Law Offices of Diana Dean Gendotti; Julie Handley, Dinah's Garden Hotel; Rae Holt, The Terraces at Los Altos; Scott Johnson, Villa Siena; Jack Kelly, Flynn/Ward State Farm Insurance; Kamrin Knight Desmond, Knight & Company, CPAs; Ilona Lindauer, IKB, Inc.; Michael McTighe, GreenTown Los Altos; 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
Staff
Julie Rose, President; Geneva DePaola, Executive Assistant; Faye Chapman, Bookkeeper