September 10, 2020
Pretty good news! Santa Clara County has entered into the Red Tier of Governor Newsom's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This means that more activities are allowed.

As always, Santa Clara County residents and businesses must follow both the State and County Health Officer Orders, and where there is a conflict between the two, the stricter Order must be followed.​

Unfortunately, the County is not allowing restaurants or movie theaters to open, even though the State does allow these activities. We are working to try to change this County order.

Tier Two restrictions are different from Tier One restrictions (which were previously in place) in the following ways:
  • All personal care services businesses may now operate indoors, except for specific services (like facials and face makeup application) that are still not allowed indoors because they require removal of a face covering and are too risky.
  • Indoor shopping malls may increase their capacity limit from 25% to 50% of normal capacity (or to the capacity allowed by the County’s Risk Reduction Order, whichever is stricter). Common areas must remain closed. Note that the County’s Risk Reduction Order does not allow food courts to open any indoor dining areas.
  • Retail businesses may increase their capacity limit from 25% to 50% of normal capacity (or to the capacity allowed by the County’s Risk Reduction Order, whichever is stricter).
  • Libraries may increase their capacity limit from 25% to 50% of normal capacity (or to the capacity allowed by the County’s Risk Reduction Order, whichever is stricter).
  • Gyms and fitness centers may now operate indoors, but they must limit capacity to 10% of normal (or to the capacity allowed by the County’s Risk Reduction Order, whichever is stricter). This applies also to indoor sports and dance facilities (e.g. gymnastics, martial arts, fencing, and Zumba facilities). 
  • Museums and zoos may now operate indoors, but they must limit capacity to 25% of normal (or to the capacity allowed by the County’s Risk Reduction Order, whichever is stricter).

See the following charts for further information on what is allowed indoors and outdoors in Santa Clara County:

As always, if you need any resources, including COVID-19 or fire, visit the Chamber website.
We want to be your source for election information! We've created a VOTE LG page on our website. Visit this page to see all the propositions, measures and our local candidates, as well as information on:
  • Registering to Vote
  • Election Timeline
  • Ways to return your ballot
  • Candidate forums & interviews
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. 
Los Gatos Town Council
Candidate Forum
Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm via Zoom
Meet the Candidates! Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce is presenting a forum with Los Gatos Town Council candidates. Questions will center around local business and economic topics. Moderated by Matt Mahood, President & CEO of SVO (The Silicon Valley Organization).

You may submit one question using the form available when you register. All questions will be screened by LG Chamber of Commerce for relevance and redundancy.
Support our Los Gatos businesses!
Don't forget about our local merchants and restaurants! COVID-19 has made doing business very difficult, but it is now compounded by the fires and bad air quality. It is very safe to visit your favorite stores in-person, but you can also support Los Gatos businesses by shopping online and ordering take-out. Please help keep our businesses afloat - Shop Local!
Welcome New Members!
(through August 2020)
Thank you Renewing Members!
American Italian Deli
Austin Design
Darling & Fisher Chapel of the Hills /Los Gatos Memorial Park (silver)
Dio Deka
Edward Jones
Forbes Mill Steakhouse
Fusion Academy
Girasole Imports LLC
Gooseberry Designs
Great Bear Coffee Company
Harker School
History Club of Los Gatos
John J. Sahpazis
Kirkorian Enterprises
Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos
Legacy Capital Group
Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club
Los Gatos Music & Arts dba Jazz on Plazz
Los Gatos Union School District
McCarthy Ranch
Number One Broadway
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
Senior Care Authority
Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Sole Desire - Shuz of Los Gatos
Terra Outdoor Living
Veterans Memorial & Support Foundation of Los Gatos
Friends of the Chamber
Would you like to show your support for the Chamber and the community? 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. If you'd like to become a Friend of the Chamber click here to donate or click the Join Now button on our website. Those who donate $50 or more receive a "Friends of the Chamber" sticker, pictured above.
For questions or comments prior to the meeting, please email:
Los Gatos Together 2020 Mask
NEW COLORS! 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 (navy, black, gray, pink)
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.

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
Member Events
Coffee & Candidates
League of Women Voters
Candidate Forum
September 14
League of Women Voters
California Ballot Pros & Cons
September 15, 17 & 20
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.
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.
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.
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