Special Covid-19 Update
Chamber Efforts
March 21
Message from your Chamber of Commerce:
Never before has the Chamber been more committed to our mission:
  • Catalyst - We are developing programs to help lessen the impact of this crisis on our businesses. We are disseminating pertinent information to the public as we get it.
  • Convener - We are working with other groups from all corners of the community to help those in need.
  • Champion - Most important, we are a champion for our businesses and our community. Our website has become an important resource for the community. We will be here for you for the duration.

Stay safe and healthy, and wash your hands! Let us know if we can help you.
In these uncertain and challenging times, the Chamber is doing what we can to help our members and the Los Gatos Community.
  1. Our first order of business is to help those who are most in need. Our local restaurants, the Chamber and LG service providers have banded together to feed the senior population and most vulnerable at risk individuals who do not have access to meals.  You can help by donating to this effort - #feedtheneed – Click Here
  2. Are you an “Essential Business”?  Click Here  to see the definition of an essential business as defined by the Order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara. It is imperative we follow these guidelines to slow the spread of this virus. Click Here to see the entire Order.
  3. The impact of this situation will affect all of you, some more than others. Click Here for a page on our website with a list of resources, from the Small Business Administration to the CDC. As resources become available, we will update this page.
  4. Our website will be updated to have the most current information as this situation unfolds. Please use it as a trusted resource and share it with others. We have a page dedicated to businesses that are offering services – whether food available for pick-up/delivery, or online store purchases/delivery. Please email us if you have a service that can be added to the list.
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.
Patronize your local businesses!
The impact of this virus is devastating on our local economy. While you are home sheltering in place, please patronize your local businesses:
  • Get takeout or delivery at our local restaurants.
  • Support our amazing merchants by going to their online stores. Call or email the owner, many are doing virtual tours through their stores!
Our website is updated with all the restaurants (members & non-members) available for takeout & delivery, as well as member merchants to interact with remotely. And a list of our members that are "essential services" who are open.
#FeedTheNeed
Alex Hult, owner and founder of Flights Restaurants, immediately reacted to shelter-in-place order across the Bay Area in the wake of the national crisis. He wanted to keep his employees and other restaurant workers in Los Gatos employed. And began #FeedtheNeedBayArea.
#FEEDTHENEEDBAYAREA  is an emergency fund to provide immediate economic relief to employees working in Los Gatos businesses and the most vulnerable citizens in the town of Los Gatos and surrounding neighborhoods. The economic impact from the COVID-19 virus will be devastating to many workers, food insecure families and seniors in our community. 

The goal of this community fundraising effort has a dual economic purpose:

  1. Provides FREE hot meals to local non-profit agencies, food banks, shut-in senior citizens and low income families in Los Gatos who are most vulnerable.
  2. Allows Los Gatos restaurants to prepare meals at a flat rate in order to keep some of their staff employed. Provides emergency resources to displaced Los Gatos hourly workers who find themselves without employment during the crisis.

DONATE NOW:   Every $10 donation = 1 hot meal for someone in need. 

Donations can also be mailed to Los Gatos Chamber Hospitality Fund, 10 Station Way, Los Gatos, CA 95030
 
Thank you for helping us #FeedTheNeed.
House of Hope Needs Your Help
Grocery Donations or Grocery Gift Cards
House of Hope NEEDS YOUR HELP with grocery donations!
House of Hope provides food and groceries to families and seniors who do not have access to resources. The Calvary Church campus, including House of Hope, is closed, due to Santa Clara County Public Health mandates, so House of Hope is offering delivery services to their families so they can continue to have access to basic food and supplies.

  • Grocery & Gift Card Donations - drop donations at House of Hope, Thursdays, 1:30-4:00pm and Saturdays, 8am-noon. 16330 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos.

Thank you for your support! 
Curbside Grocery Pickup
Flights & Asa Los Gatos
Both Flights and Asa Los Gatos are offering grocery curbside pick up. Items include fresh produce, meat, dairy, hard to find items and more. To find out more details and to order click the links below:
Remote Training!
Digital Marketing Workshop
Google Analytics
April 3
Our Digital Marketing Workshop is going virtual! Sign up and we'll give you a login to get a digital training from Sofya.

Google Analytics: Your Website
  • What is Google Analytics? 
  • How do you set it up? 
  • Overview of the different sections.
  • Adding filters to block out your personal traffic.
  • Quick analysis  

Presented by Sofya Elperin-Smirnov, Elperin Consulting
Sofya Elperin-Smirnov is the owner/consultant of Elperin Consulting.
Her specialty is local small business. Sofya offers digital marketing training, consulting and full marketing management.
Free for Chamber Members
$10 for Guests
Reception & Photo Exhibit
Thursday, June 25 at 5:00pm at the Block Party on Grays Lane.

At least one photograph from each photographer will be displayed. A panel of judges will choose the winning entries. In addition, we will have a "People's Choice Award" chosen by guests at the reception.
Photo Contest 2020
April 15-May 15
Calling all photographers!  
How do you "Experience Los Gatos"? Los Gatos is many things to different people Show us how you Experience Los Gatos.

Registration will open on April 1.

Photos will be
accepted April 15-May 15, 2020.
Photo Contest Categories
  • The Street Scene
  • The Great Outdoors
  • The Community - People & Animals
For a full listing of events, see our  calendar.
Los Gatos Town Government
Stay informed, Get involved
Please check the Town website for updates on these meetings.
Town Council Meeting
  • April 7, 2020, 7pm
  • April 21, 2020, 7pm

Planning Commission Meeting
  • Canceled - March 25, 2020, 7pm
  • April 8, 2020, 7pm
All meetings are held in Town Council Chambers at 110 E. Main St.
Agendas in advance can be found  HERE .
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