September 16, 2020
Certificate of Origins
Los Gatos Chamber is now processing Electronic Certificates of Origin. In partnership with the American World Trade Chamber of Commerce, we offer electronic chamber-stamped Certificates of Origin and export related documents. 

Benefits of electronic Certificates of Origin:
  • Same day processing
  • Print certified documents at your desk
  • Worldwide verification online
  • Utilizes UNeDocs template
  • Additional services, such as legalization requests and management reports, are available.
  • $25.00 for Chamber Members
  • $55.00 for non-members
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. 
Virtual Mixer with SVO, Campbell & Morgan Hill Chambers
Wednesday, September 23,
Even in this uncertain time, it's important to keep growing our networks and keep up with one another - while following social distancing guidelines. Join us for this first multi-chamber virtual networking event from the comfort of your favorite chair, couch, home office, or kitchen counter!

Attendees will be randomly split into small breakout rooms where they will have 15 minutes to network with one another. There will be a few rounds to give attendees the opportunity to meet new people, exchange ideas, explore partnerships or just chat.
Chamber Members - FREE

Non-members $20
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!
Town of Los Gatos
Annual Adult Commissioner Recruitment
Apply to Serve on a Town Board, Commission, or Committee.

Adult Commissioner opportunities:
  • Arts and Culture Commission
  • Building Board of Appeals
  • Community Health & Senior Services Commission
  • Complete Streets & Transportation Commission
  • General Plan Committee
  • Historic Preservation Committee
  • Library Board
  • Parks Commission
  • Personnel Board
  • Planning Commission
  • Sales Tax Oversight Committee

Application deadline:
Friday, November 6, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
Interviews: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

For more information contact the Clerk Department: (408) 354-6834 or Email
Free Entrepreneurs’ Legal Advising Clinic
October 10 & November 7 via Zoom
Get Answers to Legal Questions in a 30-Minute Private Session With a Qualified Business Attorney for FREE.

Wrestling with a thorny legal question, but can’t afford the cost of a high-priced business attorney? Many entrepreneurs and small business owners say they could have saved considerable time, expense, and headache if only they had consulted an attorney earlier rather than later, especially on legal issues such as the following:
  • Founders' Agreements
  • Entity Choice (Sole Proprietorship, LLC, Corporation, etc.)
  • Licensing and Other Regulations
  • Financing
  • Employment Matters
  • Independent Contractor versus Employee Classification
  • Equity Compensation
  • Restricted Stock & Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Taxation
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Protection (Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, etc.)
  • Privacy Policies
  • Website Terms of Use
  • Commercial Lease Agreements
  • Customer and Vendor Contracts
  • Licensing Agreements

At this clinic, you can talk to an experienced business attorney about any of these issues, and more. Clients will be seen (via Zoom) between 10:30am and 1:30pm.

NOTE: Registrants will be required to provide information about their business and the nature of the legal issue(s) on which they seek advice before being assigned a specific appointment time.

Register below to get an appointment:
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.
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 18, 1-2:30pm, $20

YouTube Channel & Paid Video Ads, October 16, 1-2:30pm, $20

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

Email Marketing + MailChimp How-To, November 18, 1-2:30pm, $20

Registration required for all webinars
Member Events
Coffee & Candidates
League of Women Voters
Ballot Pros & Cons
September 17 & 20
FREE National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program 

September 24 1-5pm Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards

October 6, 1-5pm, Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage
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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