The Chamber Advantage
September 2016

Chamber Premier Sponsors

Fall Festival Art Color

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!

Volunteers Needed!  
Please fill out the form below if you can help!  
Thank you!

 Fall Festival Volunteer Form  

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

New Member in August 2016

Bryan Johnson
541 Guadalupe Drive
Los Altos CA  94022
(650) 559-0799

Chamber Recognizes Long-
Time Members Renewin g in AUGUST

CONGRATULATIONS to our 46th Year Member:

Chef Chu's - Member Since 1970
20-29 Years
Casto Roofing Inc.
Cool Pool Service
Foothills Congregational Church
Los Altos Village Association
Merry Maids
Mtn. View/Los Altos Union High
               School District
Rancho Merchants Association
10-19 Years  
Bodies in Motion
Bruce Bauer Lumber
Bullis Charter School
Community School of Music &
  Arts (CSMA)
Custom Dreams Construction
Dwight Matthews State Farm
  Insurance, Inc.
i2i Interactive
Law Offices of Diana Dean
Montecito School
Sereno Group Real Estate
Signs Unlimited
Silicon Valley Mediation Group
WinLaw Group

 5-9 Years 
Alain Pinel Realtors -  
  Shirley Bailey 
Alain Pinel Realtors -
  Lynn North
Curves Los Altos   
Home Preservation Services 
Intero Real Estate Services -
  Isaac & Maryam Malek 
Sawyer, Kevin B., DDS 

2-5 Years
1st Lock & Security 
Arete Dance Center  
Care Indeed 
Cupertino Inn 
Los Altos Eyecare 
MAC Design 
Math Gym USA
Peninsula Symphony 


The Board of Directors has endorsed the following three measures that will be on the November 8, 2016  ballot:
- Measure GG: Renewal of Los Altos School District's annual education parcel tax at $223 per parcel for eight years, providing approximately $2.8 million annualy for local schools. Details/Notice of Election

-  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

All three of these measures require a 2/3 vote for approval. 
Chamber Happenings
August Business After Hours Mixer
hosted by Homewood Suites Palo Alto 

Homewood Suites treated Los Altos Chamber members to a fantastic Business After Hours Mixer on August 24.  Pictured left to right: Director of Sales Tom Lawrence, General Manager Matt Dolan, Marissa Pulisoc and Riva Castro.
27th Annual Golf Tournament
August 1, 2016
Los Altos Golf & Country Club 
Intero Real Estate Services foursome enjoying a great day of golf and some liquid refreshments courtesy of Gordon Biersch and Andronico's. Left to right: John Thompson, Sandy Witol, Rob Milbach and Chris Hawkins. Photo bombing in the rear is Bill Dolan.  

Current, former and future Chamber board members bond, left to right: Joe Maleti (Avidbank), Scott Johnson (Villa Siena), Barry Groves (former MVLA Union High School District Superintendent) and Chamber Board Chair Jeff Baier (LASD Superintendent)


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.


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:

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