June 30, 2020
Los Gatos is Open For Business!
Los Gatos Together 2020
Mask
Stop by our office for a fun Los Gatos Together 2020 mask. Thanks to Kristina Taroni of Number One Broadway for having them made! $14
Redesign, Reconnect, Recover
Small Business Bootcamp Series
Wednesday, July 9 at 10am
You will receive a reminder and a zoom link at least a week prior to the event.
PRESENTED BY:
  • SILICON VALLEY SBDC
  • HISPANIC CHAMBER SV
  • COMERICA BANK (COMERICA BUSINESS $ENSE PROGRAM)

Strategies & Resources for Small Business During & After COVID-19 Pandemic: An overview includes:
  • Equity vs. Debt Financing
  • uses of financing
  • types of loans
  • loan program
  • what do bankers look at in qualifying you for a loan
  • presenting your request for financing
  • Current Federal, State and local funding options, PPP Forgiveness

Guest speakers: Comerica Bank Representatives, Working Solutions; other speakers may be added
Welcome New Silver
Community Impact Partner

Hot dogs and hamburgers have given The Happy Hound customers a reason to keep coming back. Nothing has changed since the doors opened in 1971. High quality food that is served fast, fresh, and hot in a friendly, clean environment. 
Los Gatos Lions Club
Donates $10,000 to FeedtheNeed
Thank you to the Los Gatos Lions Club for their $10,000 donation to FeedtheNeed/BayArea! They made our final deliveries to those who need meals most.
Pictured (L to R): Michele Regan, Dennis Gerber (outgoing President), Alex Hult, Marcus Bannon
Pictured (L to R): Clyde Nunes (President) Michele Regan, Dennis Gerber (outgoing President), Brian Chiala, Jackie Rose, Marcus Bannon
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.
Member Events
Discovery Shop - American Cancer Society

YOUR LOCAL AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DISCOVERY SHOP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. Volunteers are the heart of the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, a unique retail environment. Volunteers are always needed for a variety of meaningful opportunities, including merchandising, inventory, sales and customer service. Your efforts can help save lives. Call us today: 408 354 5917 or contact us on FB @discoveryshoplosgatos . Let’s get together!
Discovery Shop
American Cancer Society
NUMU New Museum Los Gatos
Residents Visit the Museum for FREE!
RYDE
Delivery Service
Jazz OFF the Plazz
Concerts Live Streamed from the from 6:00- 7:00 PM every Wednesday throughout the summer.

Live Stream links:


Wednesday, July 1 - BEN FLOCKS – SAXOPHONIST
Wednesday, JULY 8 - REN GEISICK – SINGER/SONGWRITER
Wednesday, JULY 15 - EVELYN & HER VINTAGE TIES
Wednesday, JULY 22 - DON OLIVET QUARTET
Wednesday, JULY 29 - KRISTEN STROM

July schedule brought to you by:
El Camino Health, Lexus of Stevens Creek, John & Timi Sobrato Charitable Fund
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.

Your Website & Basic Optimization  - Friday, July 10, 1-2:30pm
Event is free, but we invite you to make a donation upon registration. Your contribution will help us continue to provide these resources to you and your business.
  • Examine a website and fundamental elements of good design and optimization. 
  • The workshop will be using the Squarespace Website Builder, and showcasing the features available to you on Squarespace. Most website builders (WIX, GoDaddy) have similar features.
This webinar is great if:
  • You don't have a website.
  • You have a website but feel it needs improvement.
  • You have a website and use Squarespace.
  • You just created a website with Squarespace but need additional guidance on the platform. 

Google Search Ads - Friday, August 7 at 1pm - more info soon
  • Do you want to be found on Google Search? Google Search Ads is part of SEM = Search Engine Marketing. You pay for keywords in order to be found in a Google Search Query.
  • Learn to set up a Google Ads account and do a basic overview of creating a campaign and ads.
  • Keyword strategy and phrase type.
  • Beginner level webinar for those who have never touched Google Ads or have limited knowledge.

Registration required for all webinars
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 .
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