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The Chamber Advantage
May 2017

Chamber Premier Sponsors
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours Mixer

Wedne sday, May 24
5:30 - 7:00 P.M. 

Hosted by

Rebarts Los Altos
  253 State St, 
Los Altos, CA 94022
Bring your business cards and brochures for networking


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

US Bank

Moises Valencia
300 Main St.
Los Altos, CA 94022
Phone: 650 949 0640


Every Woman Changes

Maryam Webster
855 El Camino Real #13A243
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone:  650.249.4619

Business Coaching

Chamber Recognizes
Members Renewin g in APRIL

21-38 Years  
Myers & Myers 
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Kwik Key Lock & Safe Inc.
The Pasta Market
Mary Kay Cosmetics
John B. Sines, 
Attorney at Law
One Digital 
Richard Sasaki M.D.D.S., Inc.
EJT Associates

 11-20 Years 
BridgePoint at Los Altos
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)
Intero Real Estate
David Bergman
The Brand Ranch
Villa Siena - Senior Living Community 

1-10 Years 
Ameriprise Financial
United Studio of Self Defense
Walden Design Group
Los Altos Community Investments
Opa! Authentic Greek Cuisine
Los Gatos Roofing
Dittmer's Gourmet Meats & Wurst-Haus
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Heising-Simons Foundation
Homewood Suites Palo Alto
Bokman Rock Commercial Real Estate

DeLeon Realty Inc. Michael Repka
EVF Management Group
Chamber Happenings

Los Altos Chamber Seminar
Drive New Business with Social Media
Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:30- 10:00 am
Intero Real Estate

Cost: Free to members

Please contact: for invitation

Future Emerging Leaders of Silicon Valley 
(FuEL SV) 
Launch Party 
Los Altos - Mountain View - Sunnyvale

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Opal Nightclub Downtown Mountain View

Join FuEL SV (Future Emerging Leaders of Silicon Valley) for our  Kick Off event at OPAL Nightclub! Make new connections with emerging professionals in Silicon Valley.

for more information or to sign up online:

Friday, June 9, 2017
Fremont Hills Country Club

Los Altos Mayor Mary Prochnow
Los Altos Hills Mayor Gary Waldeck 
2017 Walter & Marie Singer Award Recipients Liz and Paul Nyberg

Watch for your invitation in the mail this week
or sign up online
April After Hours Mixer
Thank you to Intero Real Estate
for hosting a spectacular April After Hours Business Mixer. 

Newest Los Altos Chamber Ambassador Lana Ralston and new members!
Pictured here (from left) :  Min-Chieh Ho (New York Life), Lana Ralston (Intero Real Estate),
Maryam Webster (Every Woman Changes) and Moises Valencia (US Bank)

April 27th Silicon Valley Business XPO
This year's XPO was football themed to coincide with the NFL football draft happening that night.
The event even included an appearance from new running back for the 49ers Tim Hightower!
Thank you again to all of our table sponsors who made this event a success. 
Silicon Valley Clean Energy
BridgePoint at Los Altos
Villa Siena
Le Boulanger

Community News
MVLA Presents

Challenge Team Champions for Youth Breakfast

Wed. May 3rd 2017
7:00 am - 8:30 am

30th annual Challenge Team Breakfast of Champions

Champions for Youth: Judy Crates and MVPD Officer Bobby Taylor

Youth Champion: Megan Tsern of Los Altos High School

T hursday, May 11 th , will be the 23 rd annual Bike to Work day ( ) - part of National Bike Month.  

In case you didn't know, or as a reminder, the Los Altos Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) organizes and staffs an "Energizer" station on that day, at the corner of Burke and Foothill Expressway (across from 400 Main, at the entrance to Lincoln Park near the gazebo).  

We will be there from approximately 6:00 until 9:00 to 9:30 AM.  On behalf of the BPAC, I invite you to join us, on your bike or by foot, for some part or all of the morning.  In the past, we've had Peet's coffee, Hobee's coffee cake, and some other goodies/freebies (no guarantees, but we hope for the same this year).  

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"
Member News
San Francisco Chronicle

The  award-winning Food & Home staff is gearing up for 2017's Silicon Valley Destination Section (see left) and we would like you to join us in this must-have guide for exploring the Valley. Your ad will reach the nearly half a million visitors that rely on the Chronicle/SFGate  to help them choose where to stay,  shop, dine, and play in the Valley.    
The Valley has it all: fabulous restaurants, luxury hotels, world-class art collections, a state-of-the-art stadiums, unique shopping choices, biking and hiking, and some of the most beautiful scenery in California. 

See Attached for Advertising Options
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; Lana Ralston, Intero Real Estate
Julie Rose, President; Pat Kapp, Co-President;  Nicole Walton, Administrative Coordinator; Faye Chapman, Bookkeeper