The Chamber Advantage
October 2016

Chamber Premier Sponsors

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PLEASE JOIN US THIS WEEKEND!
Los Altos Fall Festival

Saturday & Sunday 
October 1 & 2

Come join the fun!  Listen to music, enjoy fine wine and micro-brewed beers and good food while browsing over 150 arts & craft booths, a spectacular Classic Car Show and the popular Children's Alley!
 

Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours Mixer

Wednesday, October 26
5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
Hosted by
CourtyardMarriottLogo

Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto-Los Altos
4320 El Camino Real
Los Altos
Bring your business cards and brochures for networking


*** W E L C O M E ***

New Members in September 2016

Steve Smiley 
159 Giffin Road
Los Altos CA  94022
(650) 941-5297
https://votesmiley.nationbuilder.com
Associate


Iguana Design and Print
Jim Otis, Owner
Mark Gardner, Owner
295 Main Street
Los Altos CA  94022
(408) 234-2732
(408) 859-8404 - Mark Gardner , Direct
jim@iguanadesignandprint.com
mark@iguanadesignandprint.com
www.iguanadesignandprint.com
Printers


Alkalign Studios
Erin Paruszewski, Owner
249 First Street
Los Altos CA  94022
(650) 917-9626
erin@alkalignstudios.com
alkalignstudios.com
 Fitness


California Vein and Vascular Centers
Karen Halsey
Rancho Shopping Center
658 Fremont Avenue
Los Altos CA  94024
(650) 209-5843
(415) 272-5107 - Karen Halsey, Direct
karen@46mile.com
www.CVVCenters.com
Physician & Surgeon



Chamber Recognizes Long-
Time Members Renewin g in SEPTEMBER
  
 

20-37 Years

Brian's Restaurant
Cushman & Wakefield
EverBank
Gleim Jewelers
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos
Los Altos Stage Company
  Prochnow Realtors Inc.
Viscusi Elson & Rutt of Los Altos
Young, Craig & Co., LLP
 

6-19 Years  
Alain Pinel Realtors -
Denise Welsh
Boston Private Bank & Trust
F.I.T.
Intero Real Estate Services -
Suzanne O'Brien
Lave, Roy and Penny
Murphy, Michael Wm., Rolfer
Peninsula Beauth
Snap Fitness
Visiting Angels Homecare

 1-5 Years 
Carlsen Porsche    
Cranston, Kim 
Hotel Strata 
Jeffrey A Morris Group Inc
Jor'Jet/Jor'Jet on State
Kansky Homes
Los Altos Hardward
San Juan Dance
Summerhill Property Mgmt
Turn Bar & Grill 
 


November 2016 Election
 
CHAMBER ENDORSES BRUINS, FLIGOR AND GLEW
FOR LOS ALTOS CITY COUNCIL    
The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its official candidate endorsements for the November 8, 2016 Los Altos City Council election. Six well-qualified candidates are vying for three seats. The chamber is proud to endorse Neysa Fligor, Alex Glew and Jeannie Bruins.  
PLEASE VOTE
!  

SPREAD THE WORD: YES ON MEASURE GG

Keep Los Altos Schools Strong (KLASS) is a grassroots organization leading the campaign to pass Measure GG, which renews critical school funding before it expires. Measure GG requires a 67% Yes vote in order to pass, so the campaign will need to run a strong, grassroots campaign in order to achieve victory.
 
For Chamber members interested in volunteering with the Yes on GG campaign, we are excited to announce a quick and easy way to help.
 
VoterCircle is a fun new voter contact tool that allows you to volunteer for the campaign from the comfort of your couch.
 
This tool will allow you to easily email registered voters in your personal network, confirm their support for Measure GG and recruit them to become involved with the campaign.
 
Your contacts remain private just to you, and the campaign will not be able to access anyone's contact information without your permission.
 
By identifying local education supporters like you, the
campaign can build a strong base of support for Measure GG. 20 minutes on VoterCircle will help the campaign identify hundreds of supporters and is a critical step in retaining excellent teachers and continuing outstanding educational programs in local schools.
 

Yes on GG
 
     CHAMBER SUPPORTS HOUSING BOND AND
VTA TRANSPORATION BALLOT MEASURES


-  Measure A: County of Santa Clara's $950 million in general obligation bonds to provide affordable local housing for vulnerable populations. Details/Notice of Election

- Measure B:
Santa Clara Valley Transporatation Authority's 30-year half-cent sales tax to relieve traffic, including finishing BART extension to Downtown San Jose and Santa Clara, increasing Caltrain capacity and repair of street and potholes. Details/Notice of Election

VOTE YES ON MEASURE A AND MEASURE B
ON NOVEMBER ELECTION BALLOT 
Member Happenings
September Business After Hours Mixer
hosted by Sun Bay  Construction

Sepideh Kashanian, Saeid Yadollahi and Haleh Hadidi treated Chamber members to a fantastic mixer in their beautiful showroom.
Pinewood School Celebrates Newly Renovated Middle Campus
 
   
Pinewood School President Scott Riches and family members gather on the Middle Campus with Los Altos Mayor Jeannie Bruins, City Manager Chris Jordan and other City Staff
 
Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos
Honors Hometown Hero Dick Henning

CSA Executive Director Tom Myers pays tribute to Dick Henning at the Hometown Heroes celebration at the Computer History Museum on September 16
Community News

Specific questions should be directed to the property manager at (650) 559-8500, or colonnade@sares-regis.com
                                           VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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LOS ALTOS DISCOVERY SHOP
243 Main Street, Los Altos
All days and all shifts available.

For more information, please call Ardy or Dennis at 650.949.0505
 

WOMEN OF SILICON VALLEY FUNDRAISER


WomenSV cordially invites you to a fundraising party on Thursday October 27 from 5:30-8pm.

The event will be held in a lovely private home in Palo Alto. Join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a Spanish guitarist, a Simon and Garfunkel tribute band and live auction.
Please come help us celebrate and continue the work of WomenSV.

Women of Silicon Valley or WomenSV is a non-profit 501 c 3 program based in Los Altos and designed to support, educate and empower women in abusive relationships with powerful partners.

WomenSV also does presentations and trainings to educate the public and professional providers about this issue. Their fundraiser in October will raise funds to continue this work. Their supporters include Los Altos Community Foundation, Los Altos Town Crier, Los Altos City Council and the Los Altos Police Department.

For more information and to RSVP, please call or text 650-996-2200.
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  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.

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)
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 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:
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Chamber Leadership
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; 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; Bob Reed; Pat Reed; Fran Vella, Phrasemaker Word Processing
Staff
Julie Rose, President; Geneva DePaola, Executive Assistant; Faye Chapman, Bookkeeper 

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