September 23, 2020
Virtual Mixer with SVO, Campbell & Morgan Hill Chambers
Wednesday, September 23,
5-6pm
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.
VOTE LG
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
Town of Los Gatos Happenings
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.
FEES FOR ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN
  • $25.00 for Chamber Members
  • $55.00 for non-members
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. At this clinic, you can talk to an experienced business attorney about many issues, such as financing, employment matters, commercial lease agreements and more. Clients will be seen (via Zoom) between 10:30am and 1:30pm.

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.

Facebook Event Planning & Promotion -October 2, 1-2:30pm, FREE for Members

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
KCAT
Coffee & Candidates
Campo di Bocce
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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