August 12, 2020
The Chamber during COVID
Wondering what the Chamber has been up to during the pandemic? This graphic says it all... Thank you for all your support and for cheering us on during these last few crazy months!
Welcome New Members!
(June & July)
Thank you for renewing!
Alameda Family Funeral & Cremation, Inc.
All Care for Elders & Seniors
Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Los Gatos
Best Western Inn of Los Gatos (Bronze Community Impact Partner)
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad
Black Cat Hats
BNI Premiere Networking Chapter
Cedar Creek Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
Centonove
Coup De Thai
Gallery 24
Golden Triangle Greenfield Group
HealthBear Food Company
Joe Pirzynski
Kane Investment Management, Inc.
Keller Williams Bay Area Estates (Bronze Community Impact Partner)
Keller Williams Bay Area Estates-Tom Beck
Kiss and Make-Up
Left Bend Winery
Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, Inc.
Los Gatos Birdwatcher
Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company
Los Gatos Community Foundation, Inc
Los Gatos Lions Charities
Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse
Lupin Lodge
Main Street Burgers
McCleve, John B., DDS
Office Evolution
Paul A. Lippi, DDS
Redemption
Southern Kitchen
Teen Therapy Center
The Alarm Company
The Painting Pros, Inc.
Vivian Soliemani Design, Inc.
West Valley Community Services
Friends of the Chamber
Thank you Friends of the Chamber! Your support has carried us through these tumultuous times. We couldn't do it without you!
Kristi Ballou
T. Bernie & Judy Blegell
Mr. & Mrs John Davis
The Epsman Family
Michael Kane
Mr. & Mrs. Denis Kelleher
Mr. & Mrs Edwin Knetzger
The Lazares Family
Karin Napier
Gabi Neubauer
Mike O'Connor
Silvia O'Haren
Denise Ramon Herrera
Lisa Renner
Maria Ristow
Andrea Romano
Mark Secchia
Kristina Taroni
Carol Tinsley
Toni Von Dohren
James Gough & Dawn Walker
Katherine Weiss
Karl & Katherine Winkelman
Mike Zukin
Friends of the Chamber is a membership category we've created for community members who do not own businesses, but would like to support the Chamber in our efforts to be a catalyst, convener and a champion for a stronger community. Anyone who has donated $100 or more to our "Support the Chamber" effort is an automatic Friend, as well as those who donated $500 or more to FeedtheNeed. If you'd like to become a Friend of the Chamber click here to donate or click the Join Now button on our website.
Town of Los Gatos Community Grant
For over 25 years, The Town of Los Gatos has been providing grants of Town general fund monies to projects and organizations that directly benefit the community and residents of Los Gatos.

Are you a Los Gatos resident or student that has an innovative idea and the drive to improve your community? The Town of Los Gatos is offering competitive grants of $1,500 each to assist in launching your idea! 

Are you a nonprofit organization dedicated to community work for the residents of Los Gatos? The Town is offering competitive one-time grants up to $7,500 to help you with a new idea for a project, service, or event. Apply for grant funding in the areas of: human services, arts, education, events, and community vitality. 

For details on the Community Grant Program, please visit: https://www.losgatosca.gov/318/Community-Grant-Programs
The ABC's of Medicare
August 25 at 11:30am
Join us for a webinar on the basics of Medicare. Whether you’re looking for a change or are new to Medicare, this presentation will provide you with the basics of Medicare and a helpful checklist of tips and information.

Presentation given by Jeff Carneghi of Anthem Blue Cross.

  • This event is free to attend but we invite you to make a donation upon registration. Your contribution will help us continue to provide these resources to you and the community.
This event is free to attend, but we invite you to make a donation upon registration. Your contribution will help us continue to provide resources to you and your business.
Virtual Mixer
September 17 at 4:30pm
Join us via Zoom for a Virtual Networking Mixer! We are looking forward to introducing some of our newest members. One of our greatest strengths as a Chamber of Commerce is connecting the business community. We can still connect and network - even though we can't do it in person! Join us for a virtual mixer on Thursday, September 17!  

Limited to 20 registrants. 
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.


Moving and Marketing your Events or Services Online - Friday, September 4, 1-2:30pm
Key Points:
  • Video options - Zoom/Google Meet/ FaceTime
  • Zoom + PayPal Integration
  • Updates to your website
This event is free to attend but we invite you to make a donation upon registration. Your contribution will help us provide these resources to you and your business.

Google Search Ads - September 16, 1-2:30pm, $20

YouTube Channel & Paid Video Ads, September 18, 1-2:30pm, $20

Facebook Ads (Beginner), September 23, 1-2:30pm, $20

Email Marketing + MailChimp How-To, September 25, 1-2:30pm, $20

Registration required for all webinars
State of the State with Cal Matters
Thursday, August 13 at noon
Are you interested in learning more about California state politics and the issues that face us as Californians? CalMatters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom committed to explaining California policy and politics.
Join Dave Lesher, founder and editor-in-chief of CalMatters, for his overview of the state's top issues and his report card on the administration's response to COVID-19. Dan Walters, the iconic journalist and opinion writer, will share his perspective and provide context to many of the issues we're facing today. You'll hear from Ricardo Cano, CalMatters K-12 education
reporter, who has been writing about the state's plans to educate California kids come fall, the digital divide and educational equity issues, new distance learning standards, and the many obstacles families and educators face. He will
share his reporting and analysis and what you can expect to see in the months ahead. 

What: State of the State with CalMatters
When: Thursday, August 13th, Noon
Where: Zoom [The link will be sent directly to guests as they RSVP]

Please RSVP to Andrea Santana at andrea@calmatters.org
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
Member Events
Craft Box
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition/ Santa Clara Valley Water District
Jazz OFF the Plazz
Concerts Live Streamed from the from 6:00- 7:00 PM every Wednesday throughout the summer.

Live Stream links:

Wednesday, August 12 - SARA NIEMIETZ & SNUFFY WALDEN
Wednesday, August 19 - SKYLINE HOT CLUB - LIVE FROM LOS GATOS
Wednesday, August 26 - TIFFANY AUSTIN - LIVE FROM L.A.
Wednesday, September 2 - JOHN PROULX
Wednesday, September 9 - TONY LINDSAY W/ JANICE MAXIE REED & DESZON CLAIBORNE - Summer Streaming Series Finale!

Sponsored by:
El Camino Health, Lexus of Stevens Creek, John & Timi Sobrato Charitable Fund
Protect Los Gatos
Maybe you've noticed these green signs around town? The Chamber and the Town are embarking on a Protect Los Gatos campaign, reminding people to social distance and wear a mask. We've placed signs around town: on A-frames, in store windows and on pop-up patios. Please keep us all safe!

If you'd like a sign, stop by the Chamber office and pick one up.
2020 Census
Shape Your Future

Respond before the door knock! Beginning in August, census workers will start knocking on doors of all homes that have not responded yet. Complete your census now!
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 July 13
  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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