The Chamber Advantage 
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter
May 2016 
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New Members
April 2016

DeLeon Realty, Inc.
Michael Repka
2600 El Camino Real, Ste.110
Palo Alto CA  94306
(650) 543-8500
Fax: (650) 856-3500
EVF Management Group
Bianca Fischli
1275 Windimer Drive
Los Altos CA  94024
(408) 710-0006
Bokman Rock Commercial Real Estate
David Rock
530 Oak Grove Avenue Ste.201
Menlo Park CA  94025
(650) 566-2202
Fax: (650) 617-1601
Chamber Recognizes Long-Time Members

20+ Year Members Renewing in
April 2016
30-37 Years
David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Kwik Key Lock & Safe Inc
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Myers & Myers
The Pasta Market

20-29 Years
Digital Benefit Advisors
EJT Associates
Richard M. Sasaki, DDS
John B Sines,  Attorney At Law
Additional Members Renewing in April
15 - 19 Years
David Bergman, Intero Real Estate Services
BridgePoint at Los Altos
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)
Landscape Design by Bette
10 - 14 Years
The Brand Ranch 
Diversified Capital Funding 
Paychex Inc
Villa Siena-Senion Living Community

5 - 9 Years
Ameriprise Financial
Homecare California
Los Altos Community Investments
Opa! Authentic Greek Cuisine
United Studios of Self Defense
Walden Design Group

Chamber Members!

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!

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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:


Business After Hours Mixer 
Wednesday, May 25 

Hosted by Villa Siena 
1855 Miramonte Avenue 
Mountain View
9 Days 
October 17, 2016
$3,395 per person*
(double rate, includes $200 booking discount)
Includes round-trip airfare from SFO

*$200 per person booking discount deadline is May 31 



Watch for your invitation in the mail


April Business Mixer
Thank you to Dinah's Garden Hotel and Poolside Restaurant for hosting a fantastic April Business After Hours Mixer. 
 Our hosts, pictured L-R: Elena Isaykina, Jason Webb,
Neva McConnaughey, Julie Handley, Loretta Cheung


Celebrate Mom with our bountiful brunch buffet featuring slow roasted filet mignon, smoked kurobota pork loin, salmon, salads, our famous strawberry shortcake and all of your favorite brunch items!
Reservations recommended: 650-798-1314.

The 22nd annual Bike to Work Day will be on Thursday, May 12th.  Our Los Altos Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) will be hosting an "Energizer Station" again this year, at the corner of Burke and Foothill Expressway (near the park's gazebo).  The station will be staffed by BPAC commissioners from 6:30 AM until about 10 AM, and will offer water, coffee, coffee cake, and other goodies to anyone who stops by (whether by bike or walking).  The station had over 400 visitors last year, including members of the Los Altos Police Department and Los Altos City Council.  The BPAC invites you to ride your bike to work, and stop by their station for a rest and a chat. 
For more information, visit
  Youth Exhibiting Safety
      (YES!) Campaign 
The Los Altos Police Depart ment would like to introduce you to our new summer Youth Exhibiting Safety (YES!) Campaign and also invite you to participate in this innovative program. During the summer months, officers will hand out YES! tickets to youth showing safe behaviors, such as wearing helmets and using the crosswalk. These tickets will be redeemable for a prize at a Los Altos business. The LAPD is currently reaching out to businesses who are interested in donating prizes. Please conta ct Sergeant Krauss at (650) 947-2672 or f or more information.

May is Better Hearing Month
Pacific Hearing Service is offering FREE hearing screenings throughout the month of May.  Contact us at or call 941-0664 to make an appointment. Open your ears to new possibilities!



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. 
Foothill College Summer Registration  
Starts May 4

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; 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
Julie Rose, President; Geneva DePaola, Executive Assistant; Faye Chapman, Bookkeeper