Hi Everyone -
Spring has sprung in Los Gatos which means the Chamber will be hosting our favorite event – the
Spring Wine Walk
. Our list of wineries this year is as impressive as ever, featuring wines from all over the region – from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Santa Clara Valley and up to Livermore. We are so fortunate to live in the midst of these vineyards. What is so unique about the Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk is that the visiting wineries are paired with our local boutiques – which makes for a nice sipping and shopping experience. We will have lots of live music playing, some great small bites will be provided by our local restaurants (included in the wristband price) and there will be time for good conversation with your friends who you have not seen much during this long cold winter.
Tickets are selling fast, so buy yours today. Thanks so much to our
Mark Von Kaenel Real Estate
and to our
Wristband Sponsor, Steamers
. Remember this Wine Walk is our traditional event – not the Eat Drink Fall Street Festival. You must purchase a wristband to taste wines and participate in the revelry.
We are sad to say good bye to
– our short lived miraculous membership manager! What a thrill it was to have you here. As many of you know, Mindy became a grandma a few weeks ago. About the same time the baby arrived, her husband was offered a job in the Sacramento area. Wouldn’t you know, Mindy’s daughter and husband and the baby live up there as well. Hard to be too upset with her, when a dream came true. We wish you and your family well Mindy and we are pretty sure that one of those Chambers up there will be calling you soon.
With that news, you can all understand that we are scrambling around here getting ready for our big summer events. If you have some free time, please come in to our office and we will put you to work on one project or another. If you are interested in selling Chamber memberships, let us know. We may have a job for you!
One new face that you might see here is
. Fiona will be helping us with some of our programs this summer and will be spending a good amount of time working on our social media. She is young and dynamic and understands the world on a completely different level than I do. Our member, Polygon Marketing, will be working with her on some of that outreach.
Welcome to our new Board Members –
, owner of
Cin Cin Restaurant
; and to
, co-owner of
. Both of these individuals bring a wealth of expertise and creativity to the Board. They will be instrumental in helping with some of our upcoming events and with the formation of the Business Improvement District.
A few other notes for you all reading this issue of our newsletter, we had a great Mixer last week at the
and family have expanded their restaurant and have a beautiful new event space that holds up to 100 people. Thanks to them for hosting such a great party. Special thanks to
for his beautiful guitar playing. It is always a treat to hear him play. Also, thanks to
Mayor Steve Leonardis
Council Member Rob Rennie
for joining us for that grand opening celebration.
We also celebrated 7 years in business with
Just Perfect Threading and Salon
. If you have not met Kinjal, make a point of it. She gives an excellent facial and does the all-natural threading hair removal technique that is becoming more and more popular. And last night we welcomed
He Cares Integrative Medicine Center
to the community. They are
Acupuncture Specialists for primary care, sports injuries, cancer support, women's health and more!
Calling all merchants, members and non-members alike, the Town’s recently hired Parking Consultant will be here on Thursday, May 2 at 8:30 a.m. to hear all of your ideas about how we can fix the parking problems in Town. Don’t be shy. Come and tell your story!
Cannot wait to see you on Saturday, May 4
at the Wine Walk! Thank you so much for supporting the Chamber and for continuing to do what you can to make Los Gatos a special place.