Monthly Newsletter
March 20, 2019
Hi Everyone -
Home Sweet Home!

My family just returned after traveling around Europe for the last few weeks. While there is always a magical part to that kind of experience, I think the best part might be coming home to this great little town. A highlight of coming home was an early morning walk after a long flight the next morning. The sun was shining, the hills were alive as they say; I walked into downtown for a morning coffee, saw friends, and greeted all of the dogs. It is all so beautiful and easy. No wonder we take it for granted sometimes. I even had a spring in my step walking into my office that first morning back, because I was reassured we have something special here and that the challenges we are up against are ones we can most certainly handle.

I have been reading the posts on NextDoor and Facebook and hearing the frustration and worry in people’s voices as they lament about the many empty storefronts in the downtown. I am a little nervous too, but I think this is a call to action. More and more people are stepping out of the shadows and into the fray.  Our Chamber Board is expanding , our membership is growing, our committees are working on some great projects. Engagement is necessary for change to happen and to preserve what we love. 

Evolution is also necessary. Smart growth is key and we have experts in our midst who are advising us to steps we need to take to solve some of our parking and traffic issues. Be patient.  We have had so many Red Ribbon Cuttings in these last few months. While many businesses are closing, we have just as many opening. Please visit them, say hello and shop. We would like to give a shout out and thank you to the Council member s who have helped us with these celebrations. The Chamber’s collaboration with the Town Council and staff is imperative if we want to see progress in these next few years.

If you have an idea of a business that might want to come to Town, please let us know and we can help with the recruitment process. If you have other ideas of what you might want in Town let us know! If you'd like to volunteer at our Spring Wine Walk on May 4 th , let us know. The more people we get involved, the more unified we feel. As always, I like to reiterate that sometimes change and progress require compromise. We all have to let go of our personal agendas a little and really think about what might be most beneficial for the whole community. 

Thanks for reading and thanks even more for caring. People do make a Town what it is, maybe that is why I love this Home Sweet Home so much.

Catherine Somers
April 4, 11:30am-1:30pm
The History Club of Los Gatos
 Altering Your Mindset For Business Success

Rosie "The Closer" Zepeda is an international speaker and leadership coach. She helps women reprogram their mindset for business success and personal growth. 

Altering Your Mindset For Business Success:
  • What is social and cognitive programming?
  • How does this affect women?
  • 3 key actions to alter your mindset
  • Take charge of your success

We hope you can join us!
Member Opportunity!  We will have a mini trade fair at this luncheon. Members may set up a table displaying information about your business or selling your wares. Open to Chamber members only.  Contact  Randi  for more information.
Ribbon Cutting
Pamel Noyce
State Farm Insurance Agency
Wednesday, March 20

Ribbon Cutting
Hamilton Chiropractic
Thursday, March 21

Breakfast Mixer
Tri- Chamber
Saratoga, Campbell, Los Gatos
West Valley College
Friday, March 22

Ribbon Cutting
Dancing Yogi
Thursday, March 28

Social Media Workshop
Friday, April 5, 9:00am

Social Marketing + The Visual Brand Experience
Social Media is a very powerful tool. Understanding how to tell your brand's story helps to make an impactful impression online. In this workshop, you will learn how to tap into the heart of your brand in order to visually showcase its best qualities. Presented by Polygon Marketing .

Click to Register - For Members Only
Spring Wine Walk

Saturday, May 4

Welcome New Members
Thank you for Renewing
All Care for Elders & Seniors
Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga
Bettina's of Los Gatos
Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos
Corinthian International Parking Services
Guglielmo Winery
Integra Insurance Services
J.D. Van Nest & Associates Insurance Service
J. McLaughlin
Jackie 'O
Kaiser Permanente Campbell Medical Office
Kismet Boutique
Lexington House
Los Gatos Cafe - Downtown
Los Gatos Eureka Building
Los Gatos Meadows
Los Gatos Office Depot #950
Michelle Kusanovich Architect, AIA
Mulberry School
Real Estate Connections
Richwood Development Managers
Rocks Blow Dry Bar
She She Shoes
SRE Asset Management, Inc.
We Olive & Wine Bar
Whitney Modern
Community Events
See our  calendar  for additional & recurring events.

Sundays (Year Round) 9am-1pm  - Farmer's Market at Town Plaza Park
Fridays 2-3:30pm - Bingo - Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation for 55 plus program members
Los Gatos Town Government
Stay informed, Get involved
Town Council Meeting
  • April 2, 2019, 7pm
  • April 16, 2019, 7pm

Planning Commission Meeting
  • March 27, 2019, 7pm
  • April 10, 2019. 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.
All meetings are held in Town Council Chambers at 110 E. Main St.
Agendas in advance can be found  HERE .