August 26, 2021
End of Summer Celebration
Saturday, September 4, 1-8pm
The Chamber and Linda L. Lester of Lester Square Los Gatos are so excited to host an End of Summer Celebration on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 4 from 1-8pm.  The event will be at Town Plaza and Montebello Way (the street will be closed). Three bands will perform:
House Rockers
We are planning to offer family fun, street performances, a wine and beer tent and much more. 

Thanks to our sponsors! We couldn't do it without you.
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Volunteer Opportunities

We would love your help with our upcoming events - The End of Summer Celebration and the Wine Walk. To entice you to help us, we'll give you a free Wine Walk ticket ($50 value)!
Los Gatos Wine Walk
Tickets on sale now!
Saturday, October 2, 1-4pm
Save the Date for the Wine Walk! Saturday, October 2, 1-4pm.
Tickets on sale now!

Thank you to our Glass Sponsor:
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Last Promenade Photos...
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A Few Words About Our Real Estate Market
There has been a ton of speculation about where our mixed-up, crazy real estate market is headed. The following is a snapshot of where we are as of August 1 for our area (Santa Clara County), compared to August 1, 2020. 
Leading the charge is Single Family sales with a median price of $1,655,000, a 20% increase over August 1, 2020. The average selling time is 8 days (Days on Market) compared to 10 days last year. The inventory of active available homes is down slightly (-8%) from 2020, giving us 1,143 homes for sale. 
Condominiums and Townhouses did not see any major changes, however, the inventory was up slightly (7% over last year) giving us 677 units for sale in August, with an average Days on Market of 9 days. The median price stayed at around $900,000.
A little update on the financing end. The main thing is interest rates remain low. Conforming and High-balance Conforming rates idle around 2.875 to 3.25%, with Jumbo money being found in the same range, depending on the property and the qualifications. Technically, with inflationary news, rates should be on the way up but due to low employment numbers, we are staying in the lower regions. It’s a great time to buy from a financing point of view…rates have never been better.
Experts expect 2021 to post the best sales year since 2006 with more listings, slower price growth, and people seeking more work-from-home space. Projections show the key 30 to 49 year home buyer population growing through 2039. We’ll be getting more new home starts too, as housing starts surged in July to a 1.6 million annual rate.

Dennis Steinbach, Broker of Record at EQ1 Real Estate
236 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos
(408) 912-7670
Los Gatos Music & Arts & Linda L. Lester
present
The Gala
Sunday, September 26 at La Estancia Estate, Los Gatos
featuring vocalist Dr. Kim Nalley
Dr. Kim Nalley has been awarded "Most Influential African American in the Bay Area" in 2005 and "Best Jazz Group" in 2013. She is already being called "legendary" and a "San Francisco institution". You will be awed by her aura of a diva from a by-gone era with vocal projection that can whisper a balladm, yet is capable of filling a room with no microphone. She has been compared to all the greats, but in the end, it's Kim Nalley and no one else - an unforced instrument with clarity and jazzy musicality, effortlessly delivered, and a sense of humor to boot.

Cocktails, Wine, Small Plates, Dessert and Auction

To learn more about The Gala, click the video below...
COVID Vaccines
El Camino Health offers COVID vaccines at several mobile, walk-in clinics, as well as at their facilities.
For more information, Click Here
Vaccinations are open to all at the following:
  • El Camino Hospital Mountain View Outpatient Pharmacy: Accepting walk-ins 10am-4pm. Appointments can be made 9:30am-4:30pm, M-Fri.
  • El Camino Health First Street: Appointments currently available on Fridays between 8am-4:30pm
Visit Los Gatos
A new Visit Los Gatos (visitlosgatosca.com) website is coming to Town. We will launch sometime this summer. We have relaunched our @ExperienceLosGatos Instagram and Facebook accounts under a new name... @VisitLosGatos. Follow us to stay up to date.
Look up and see the brightly-colored street pole banners with the words LISTEN LEARN CHANGE GROW.
 
The Chamber has embarked on a DEI campaign. Our purpose is to help create a more welcoming town for all to enjoy. If we are open to listening and learning, we will change a little and grow a lot. We invite you to join us on this journey.

To learn more, scan the QR code or go to: losgatoschamber.com
Member Events
Alliance Francais Silicon Valley
Los Gatos Ballet
Stop by Los Gatos Ballet’s Open House on Friday, August 27th.
  • Meet Marcie Ryken, owner and Artistic Director of Los Gatos Ballet!
  • Meet the other staff for ballet, pilates, and more!
  • Meet other dancers your child’s age and older, and more importantly, meet other parents of dancers young and old!
  • Door Prizes and Free Demos
San Francisco Brass Band Oak Meadow Park
August 29
Campo di Bocce
September 30
Campo di Bocce is holding a fundraiser for Miracle Makers Home Modification Fund. Your business can make a donation to the silent auction or sponsor a team to play bocce!
Kiwanis Club
Fiesta de Artes- LG Art & Wine Festival
September 18-19
The Fiesta de Artes is Los Gatos' Art & Wine Festival, features hundreds of artists, world-class wine, live music and more...and entrance is free.
The Micropigment Studio

Wineries of Santa Clara Valley
Vine to Wine
September 12
The Vine to Wine event is an afternoon of tasting great local wines from 21 of our Santa Clara Valley wineries, in downtown Morgan Hill, enjoying small bite tastings from local artisanal restaurants and caterers + you’ll enjoy the sounds of the Lavender Fields Band.
In order to make this event a success, The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association is seeking volunteers (21+ and over) that love local wine and restaurants. All volunteers will be given an event shirt to wear the day of the event. At the end of the event a Wine Trail Pass will be given to each volunteer, good for one year of wine tasting at the 30 local wineries (1 visit only).
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