September 10, 2021
Ah, sweet September – we made it. I have always been a fan of this month. Perhaps it is the fall colors or the cool breezes or maybe it is because it gives us 30 days to reflect on the really nice summer we had. We all need to take time to reflect on the good things in our lives.

There are so many people we want to thank for helping us out these last few months. From the extremely generous End of Summer Celebration Presenting Sponsor, Linda Lester of Lester Square Los Gatos, to all of you who graciously showed up for all of our events. Everyone mattered. You all played the part you were meant to play. As I tearfully said at the Council meeting a few weeks, I was honored that the Council allowed the Chamber of Commerce to organize the Promenades and the End of the Summer Celebration. Seeing those smiling faces, people greeting and hugging each other, hearing live music and dancing in the streets was magical and will for surely be a highlight in my Chamber career. 

Of course, none of that organization would have been possible without the Chamber’s incredible staff who worked tirelessly all summer long. If you see Kathy Granger, Randi Chen or Donna McCurrie out and about, please make a point to thank them. We also need to thank a few of our other favorite people who we could not live without -- Luke Granger, Azie Habib and Arnold Breit, Sarah Hult, Christine Bowser and Erin Maguire. You were all very instrumental in making these summer events happen. Our sound system engineers lead by Perry Thorwaldson – were amazing. Stage set up at last week’s party was the work of Neal Turley and Bliss Productions. The live music at all of the events was exceptional.

We would like to give special thanks also to our other sponsors, El Camino Health, Harker School and Von Kaenel/Giambruno Real Estate. Our pop-up vendors and our wonderful service organizations were great as well, and added another dimension altogether to that last party.

The song ‘September Morn’ by Neil Diamond comes to mind when thinking about this past summer. While the song is of course somewhat romantic, the words are relatable. Listen to it as though he is singing to the sweet summertime and to our Los Gatos summer. It took us a while to find ourselves again, but we did. We all grew up a lot – and damn, look how far we have come. And we danced and danced. Let’s keep dancing until that brand new day. I think I underestimated the toll Covid has taken on me – or maybe it is the toll from politics or social media or the instability in the world. That is why on these September mornings, I am trying to reflect on that which is good and that which brings joy. No doubt what is joyful and good for one person might not look or feel exactly the same to another but there is always somewhere deep in our hearts, humanity and compassion for all.

With that sentiment, I invite you all to come out for the Wine Walk on October 2. Get your tickets today

I also encourage you to check out our new official website While there are a few pages still under construction, we have officially launched it. Please share it with your friends and relatives who do not live here. 

I hope to see some of you at the 20 year September 11th Anniversary at the Town’s Veteran’s Memorial this Saturday at 12:30. Don’t forget the following weekend, September 18-19, the Kiwanis will be hosting their Annual Fiesta de Artes

If you have other events you think we need to post, send them our way. You know how to reach us. We will post them on all of our sites.

Lastly, thanks so much to all of our Chamber members. Your membership dollars enable us to do all that we do in this Town. Your membership is worth even more than the dollars. It is the believing in us that really matters and your investment gives us the strength and courage to keep going.

Here’s to that great summer and to September mornings. Thanks all.

Executive Director
Photos from the End of Summer Celebration from our favorite photographer, Arnold Breit. To see all the photos click here.
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 sponsors:
Glass Sponsor:
Wristband Sponsor:
We need Wine Walk Volunteers

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)!
Visit Los Gatos
Los Gatos has a new website for all things Los Gatos! Visit Los Gatos (
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End of Summer Celebration
Thank you!
Thank you so much to all those that attended our End of Summer Celebration. We had great fun!

Special thanks to our sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor:
Media Sponsor:
Title Sponsor:
Stage Sponsor:
Kids Zone Sponsor:
Booth Sponsors
Blood Drive
Friday, October 8
The Chamber, in partnership with Robin Sedgwick and Don Knight of Coldwell Banker Realty, and Stanford Blood Center, is holding a Blood Drive outside our office. The need for blood is dire right now, as large scale blood drives in schools and offices have not been allowed to take place.

Visit us outside our office on October 8. Give blood, know you are doing good and you'll also receive a $10 Amazon gift card and be entered into a raffle for an electric bike ($5000 value)!
Screen on the Green
Screen on the Green is back, and this year there will be two nights and two locations to enjoy a family friendly movie under the stars!

Both nights are free and open to everyone. Showtime will start at 7:30 p.m. on both nights.

Bring your low back chairs and flashlights for a fun, safe, and socially distant event. Grab a to go dinner from one of Los Gatos' many wonderful restaurants, or bring your own food and enjoy dinner and a show under the stars. Beer and wine are permitted at both parks when accompanied with a meal.
911 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony
Saturday, September 11
The Veterans Memorial & Support Foundation of Los Gatos will be hosting a ceremony Saturday, September 11 at the Flame of Liberty Memorial - Los Gatos Civic Center 110 E. Main Street. The program features a 12:30 pm concert followed by a 1:00 pm ceremony to honor, respect and remember those who lost their lives 20 years ago. The Wall of Gratitude, a thank you to those who have generously given to create the memorial grounds, will be dedicated during the ceremony.
Los Gatos Music & Arts & Linda L. Lester
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...
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:
Member Events
Nantucket Loft
September 11
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.
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.
Alliance Francais Silicon Valley
Cornerstone Shopping Center Open House
September 25
The Micropigment Studio

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!
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