June 2, 2020
H i Everyone -

Just breathe...

This past week has been hard for everyone. We all need time for each of us to come to peace with current events.

On a positive note, Santa Clara County has issued a new Public Health order. As of this Friday, June 5th, outdoor dining and in-store retail will be allowed, along with some other services and activities. Click Here to see the full order. We, along with the local business community and our chamber counterparts in the County, have been working hard to lobby Santa Clara County Public Health to follow the lead of the State to safely reopen. They are listening.

Shop local and experience LG safely! 
Chamber Response...
Many of you may have seen this on Facebook, but here is the Chamber response to current events. While we typically do not get political, we felt the need to make a statement about the death of George Floyd. We have provided resources if you'd like to delve into this issue further.

As we watch the nation-wide response to George Floyd’s unjust death, and the death of so many others before him, we at the Los Gatos Chamber want to unequivocally state that #BlackLivesMatter today and every day. We want to recognize that we are a staff of white individuals, and that our voices are not the ones that need to be amplified at this time. However, we want to use our position of privilege to call upon our fellow white Los Gatans to make anti-racist work a priority and to examine the privilege that so many of us have, to seek out resources in order to educate ourselves on the systems of oppression that we benefit from, to have tough conversations in our families, classrooms, businesses, and the Los Gatos community, and to recognize that though our work may be imperfect, we must continue to show up for the BIPOC members of our community: in town, in our state, and in our country. That work requires more than a statement, so we’ve included some resources and links below that might be helpful in starting or continuing anti-racist work.  

  • Click Here for a list of anti-racism resources (podcasts, books, and more) compiled by activist Brittany Packnett.
  • The Conscious Kid (and @theconsciouskid on Instagram) is a great resource for parents and educators. 
  • For those looking to donate, click here for some ideas for organizations to contribute to.
Do you have a student looking for Community Service hours? The Chamber needs some assistance with various projects around town. Jobs will include beautification, information distribution and public relations. This a great opportunity to learn more about the Chamber. Call us at 403-354-9300.
Support the Chamber
With your support we will be able to keep our doors open and continue to advocate for our businesses and Los Gatos community.
With every donation of $50 or more, you will receive a Friends of the Chamber decal, pictured above. Cats come in orange, blue or green.
The Chamber of Commerce, just like every business, is experiencing financial impacts due to COVID-19. Our ability to generate revenue has been greatly diminished due to the protocols necessary to control this pandemic. Despite all of these challenges, we have made our resources, webinars, and public policy advocacy available to the general public during this challenging time. 

If you are interested in supporting our efforts to be a catalyst, convener and a champion for a stronger community, we would be grateful for your financial contribution of any size. We look forward to continuing to serve you all.
Summer Camps
Below are an assortment of summer camps available from our members. As the health orders evolve, so too will camps. Check each website to see what will be virtual and/or in-person.
Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation
Addison-Penzak JCC
Los Gatos Ballet
Los Gatos Youth Theatre
Bay Club Courtside

Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Hillbrook
Jazz OFF the Plazz
For your summer pleasure, we are launching "Jazz OFF the Plazz"

Beginning Wednesday, June 3rd concerts will be Live Streamed from the Jazz on the Plazz Facebook Page, from 6:00- 7:00 PM, and continuing every Wednesday throughout the summer.
How to Stream - links may be found: 
June schedule brought to you by:
El Camino Health, Lexus of Stevens Creek, John & Timi Sobrato Charitable Fund
  • Wednesday, June 3rd - Collectivity
  • Wednesday, June 10 - Brooke & Emil
  • Wednesday, June 17 - Tony Lindsay with John R. Burr on Piano
  • Wednesday, June 24 - Svetlana
Digital Marketing Workshops
While you are sheltering in place, now is a great time to learn about digital marketing. Sofya Elperin-Smirvov is an expert in small business marketing. Sofya offers digital marketing training, consulting and full marketing management. She is an expert in paid search ads, email marketing, social media, content creation, website optimization and all digital and traditional marketing channels.

Email Marketing  Friday, June 5, 1:00-2:30pm - FREE
Learn from start to finish, how to set up your email marketing. Even if you have never sent an email for your business this is a great starting point. We will use the MailChimp email system for the demonstrations.
  • Different Mail Platforms - MailChimp, iContact, ActiveCampaign, ConstantContact
  • Plan and prepare lifecycle market strategies.
  • Types of Emails - Promotional, transactional, behavioral
  • Map email content to your customers' lifecycle
  • Plan, execute and measure email marketing campaigns
  • Craft a subject line, A/B testing, content buidling
  • Gain basic familiarity with common tools of the trade, i.e. MailChimp
  • Understand email marketing metrics
Registration required for all webinars
Feed the Need and the Chamber thanks Los Gatos Lions for their support of FeedtheNeed.
2020 Census
Shape Your Future
Be counted! Make sure Santa Clara County and California receives our fair share of federal funds.
Town of Los Gatos website
The Town of Los Gatos has compiled a very comprehensive page of Covid-19 messages and resources. It outlines how all the Town departments are functioning throughout this crisis. In addition, it has resources for businesses and individuals, as well as ways you can volunteer.
Coronavirus Update
For the latest updates, please visit Santa Clara County Public Health.
Resources For Individuals
For Business Resources go to the Chamber website
  1. The Order and Appendices, effective June 5
  2. The Health Officer Indicators
  3. Press Statement
Facebook Live Public Health Briefings The Public Health Department continues to provide Santa Clara County residents with informational updates each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 a.m. on its  Facebook Page
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange   - bikes for essential workers in need of transportation during shelter in place. The program accepts bikes that are ready-to-ride or need minor repairs and gives them to essential workers who need a bike but can’t afford one. Interested residents can sign up as a recipient, donor, or volunteer  here .  
FAQs about the Local Health Officer Shelter in Place Order
  1. Shelter in Place FAQ-English
  2. Shelter in Place FAQ-Chinese
  3. Shelter in Place FAQ-Spanish
  4. Shelter in Place FAQ-Vietnamese
  5. Shelter in Place FAQ-Tagalog 
Any business, faith, nonprofit, labor or community leader with questions should contact  cboliaison@eoc.sccgov.org .