August 1, 2018

3rd Thursday
Block Party
August 16

Join us for our last 3rd Thursday Block parties on August 16!

Come downtown for a  fun nights- out on the town! We'll have music at Town Plaza Park, on Grays Lane with Loma Brewing Company and at Old Town with Federal Realty. There will be fun and games for the whole family, the shops will stay open late, and we'll have beer and wine at Town Plaza Park and Grays Lane.

Town Plaza Park
Full Spectrum Jazz 5-7pm
   Moondance Band, 7-9pm
* Local wine & Loma Beer      Garden
* NUMU - craft activity
Grays Lane
* DJ Kurteek  6:30-9pm
* Wine & Beer Garden
* Dancing in the Streets
Old Town
*Timo Gutierrez (Caribbean Fusion) 5-9pm
*Parties at The Catamount & Wine Cellar

Chamber Member Booths at Town Plaza Park:
  • Alameda Family Funeral & Cremation, Inc.
  • Chiropractic Wellness Center of Los Gatos
  • Fusion Academy
  • JCC Los Gatos
  • Legacy Capital Group
  • Los Gatos High School Alumni Association
  • Mint Condition Fitness
More booth space available

Hope to see you there!
3D Illustrated Map of Los Gatos

The Chamber is working on an illustrated map of Los Gatos.  Did you know that a map is our the most requested item?  We've created a fun, easy-to-navigate map of Los Gatos, that will be distributed locally to out-of-town visitors and  throughout the region to promote travel to our town.  

This is a great advertising opportunity!  The inside illustrated map will be surrounded by 40 display ads that 1-7/8" square.  There are also ads on the back and inside the map. 

Click here for all ad pricing.  If you are interested email us.
North 40 Town Hall Meeting
Thur, August 2 at 7pm
Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center
208 E. Main Street

Los Gatos Democracy Tent will be hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss the second phase of the North 40 Development.  Steve Buster from Grovesnor Americas will present the concepts they are currently entertaining and asking for community engagement in the early stages.  









Community Discounts and Offers 

Check out these special offers from our Chamber members.  
  • Jill Alexander
  • Riveting Trips - France
  • C2 California Clean
 To see details on these offers and more click here.

These special offers are exclusively shared between Chamber Members. Great offers from...
  • JCC Los Gatos
  • Los Gatos Lodge

Log into our website today for details, or click here. Show some love for your fellow Chamber members. Post your offer today. 

As we move into the second half of summer, I wanted to let everyone know how excited I am to be taking over as the Chamber of Commerce President. I have been an active member in the business community of Los Gatos for the past 9 years at the Hotel Los Gatos. Over the years, the Hotel and Dio Deka have greatly appreciated all of the support from the local businesses and residents that make Los Gatos such a vibrant and exciting town. The Hotel and Restaurant have been the site of many family stay-cations, joyous events, successful business meetings and the always popular, "night away from the kids."  I have always approached my view of hospitality as if we are welcoming family into our own home, and they should be treated as such.
This is the same approach I hope to bring to the Chamber. Our businesses and residents, create the dynamic family network that make Los Gatos such a desirable place to do business, live and enjoy the richness of Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains. As a member of the Chamber board and the Los Gatos Food and Wine group over the past few years, we have been working to continue to expand and grow people's desire to visit and enjoy Los Gatos from outside the area, as well as taking care of our local family, adding new events and getting our business community more engaged than ever.
Over the next year, I plan to focus on a few core areas. I hope to continue developing Los Gatos as a Food and Wine tourist destination.  At the same time, I hope to solidify our Chamber brand so that people know  that the Los Gatos shopping and dining experience is a relaxed, walkable, family friendly experience. I also want to develop the relationships of our service-based businesses and help them continue to grow by building additional connections through networking events.  Furthermore, I hope to provide educational opportunities for all our member businesses to educate them on how to utilize social media platforms, so that Los Gatos is seen as the premier place for financial, medical and business consulting services.
While I have already met many of you, I look forward to meeting the rest of our members soon.  Don't miss our upcoming Tri-Mixer on August 23rd at the Toll House. We at the Chamber look forward to a fruitful 2018-2019 year!

Brayton Gosling
President, Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce
General Manager, Hotel Los Gatos
Upcoming Chamber Events
Red Ribbon Cuttings
On Purpose Chiropractic - Wed, August 1 at 5:00pm
427 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030
thredUP - Friday, August 3 at 5:00pm
50 University Avenue

Lunch & Learn
August 7  at noon

Employee Law Issues for Companies with 5-50 Employees
Join Michael Balistreri, a Business Performance Advisor at Insperity, for our next Lunch & Learn. Michael Balistreri helps small businesses in the Silicon Valley navigate the changes that come with being growing, dynamic companies. Topics discussed will include: Employee vs 1099 Contractor Determination, I9 Verification Requirements, Hourly vs Salary Employee Determination, Time and Attendance Tracking, Sexual Harassment and Sick Leave Requirements. These issues are the most common employee complaints that lead to fines, penalties and lawsuits for companies. Learn how to protect your company.

FREE to all!

Photo Contest Photo Exhibit

Enjoy our Look & Feel Photo Contest photos in the Town Council Chambers through August 31.
Citizen of the Year Nominations

The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce is honoring a Citizen of the Year at our Annual Awards Dinner on October 4.  This award will be presented to an individual whose volunteerism and outstanding service and dedication have made a significant contribution to the community.  Qualities include:
  • A person who continually volunteers his or her time, dedication and talent to the Town and the citizens of the Town to make Los Gatos a great place to live, work, play and learn.
  • A person who has made a positive difference to the lives of fellow citizens.
  • Someone who is dedicated to Los Gatos and concerned for others.  They may serve on service school, religious or community committees.
  • A person who has shown a willingness to work with other Los Gatos residents, who is enthusiastic about the Town and its citizens, and who works continually towards the betterment of the community.
  • A person with the qualities of honesty and integrity.
Deadline for nominations is August 31, 2018.

This award will be presented on October 4 at our Annual Awards Dinner at Toll House Hotel.

Click Here to Nominate
Social Media Workshop
August 10  at 9:00am

Join us for a Social Media Marketing discussion. Bring your most pressing social media questions and be ready to take action to grow your social media presence. 

We will explore social media best practices and the 5 Pillars of Social Media Success by Clifford "CJ" White. The primary social media platforms covered are Facebook Business Pages and Instagram. 

Social media marketing is an extremely powerful communication tool. This FREE special event is for Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Members. We will meet in the Los Gatos Chamber Conference Room. 

Seating is limited. Please RSVP.   Open and free to Chamber Members only. 
Welcome New Members

Thank you, Renewing Members

Alain Pinel Realtors - Jeff Barnett
Left Bend Winery
Sereno Group Real Estate - Chris Ray
American Italian Deli
 Liu Plastic Surgery
Sole Desire - Shuz of Los Gatos
Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Los Gatos
Loreen E. Huddleston, CPA
Terra Outdoor Living
Austin Design
Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club
The Painting Pros, Inc.
BNI Premiere Networking Chapter
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
TM Fitness
Great Bear Coffee Company
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
Vasona Print Copy Design
Hotel Los Gatos Rice Financial Consulting, Inc. Eric Drew Foundation
Kirkorian Enterprises
Senior Care Authority
West Valley Community Services
For Member Events see our  Calendar
Los Gatos Town Council
Stay informed, get involved.

All meetings are held inside  Town Council Chambers  located at 110 E. Main Street.
Agendas in advance can be found  HERE.

Town Council Meeting
August 7, 2018, 7pm
August 21, 2018, 7pm

Planning Commission Meeting 
August 8, 2018, 7pm
August 22, 2018, 7pm
We encourage you to attend these meetings.  The Town specifically wants your input.  If you cannot attend, please email your input to the Council, Planning Commission, staff or the Chamber. If you'd like to be notified about upcoming meetings and Town Events, click here.