June 9, 2020
H i Everyone -

We Got This LG! We are slowly reopening.

The Town and the Chamber have been working hard on the Los Gatos Recovery Initiative. The Town has agreed to allow the downtown businesses to expand into designated parking spaces. In order to create these temporary pop-up patios as soon as possible, the Town will install cement k-rails.  Businesses are free to decorate their k-rails by painting them, covering them or adding planters. Please remember—this is a temporary solution until businesses can utilize 100% of their inside space.

For more information about what's happening in Los Gatos, follow Experience Los Gatos on Instagram or Facebook . @experiencelosgatos

Wear that mask.. have some patience... have even more respect...be kind Los Gatos.

Shop local and experience LG safely! 
Reopening Your Business: Healthy Business Practices
Wednesday, June 17, noon-1pm
As businesses prepare to reopen, it is important to put practices into place now that will protect owners, employees and customers. Joining us to give advice on healthy business steps that can be put into place is Dr. Mark Adams, Chief Medical Officer, El Camino Health. 
Remember when you asked that small
business to support your fundraiser?
It's time to support them.
They are the heart of our Town.
Outdoor Dining
Outdoor Dining has begun! Below are restaurants with full table service outside, as well as those who have outside seating you can enjoy after ordering at the counter.
  • if we missed anyone, let us know!
Outdoor Dining with Table Service
Asa Los Gatos South
Billy's Boston Chowder House
Blue Line Pizza
The Bywater
Campo di Bocce
Centenove
Cin Cin
Coup de Thai
Dio Deka
Enoteca
Flights
Gardinos
Golden Triangle
Italian Brothers Restaurant
Lexington House
Loma Brewing Company
Los Gatos Cafe (both)
Namaste
North
Number One Broadway
Oak & Rye
Pedro's
Purple Onion
Rootstock
Sidecar Modern Tavern
Southern Kitchen
Steamers The Grillhouse
Testarossa Winery
The Bywater
The Palms
The Pastaria & Market
We Olive
Willow Street Pizza
Wine Cellar Restaurant
Yokohama
Zona Rosa
Outdoor Seating with Counter Service
American Italian Deli
Andale (both)
Baja Fresh
Cafe Dio
Campo di Bocce
Classic Burger
Dolce Spazio
Dona Maria
Firenze Pizza
Garrett Station
Happy Hound
Juicecolg
Left Bend
Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company
Los Gatos Meats
Main Street Burgers
Nourish at Lupin Lodge
Philz Coffee
Pizza My Heart
Purple Onion (both)
Round Table Pizza
Shangri-La
Summit House
Sweet Peas
Tea on the Avenue
Urban Remedy
Viet's Corner
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
Jazz OFF the Plazz
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 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.

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 - June 19, 1pm
  • Do you want to be found on Google Search? Google Search Ads is part of SEM = Search Engine Marketing, where you pay for keywords in order to be found in a Google Search Query. You will learn to set up a Google Ads account and do a basic overview of creating a campaign and ads, keyword strategy and phrase type. This is a beginner level webinar.
  • Do you think you should start a YouTube Channel? Do you already have one and trying to figure out how you can use it to promote your business? Would you like to learn how to create Paid Video Ads? All this and more in this beginner-level overview of the YouTube platform and Google Video Ads.
  • Learn from start to finish how to set up email marketing. Even if you have never sent an email for your business, this is a great starting point.The demonstration will be done using MailChimp email marketing.

Registration required for all webinars
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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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