Monthly Newsletter
October
Hi Everyone -
 
The Street Festival - They came, they saw, they ate and drank and danced in the streets -- who is “bringing back this fun to Los Gatos”?  My theory is that the fun has always been here – we just have to be sure to come alive and celebrate once in a while.   

Thanks to all of you who came out for Eat Drink Play Los Gatos last Saturday. It was epic. Thanks to the sponsors, especially to our presenting sponsor, Linda L. Lester . Thanks to the downtown merchants who made their stores so inviting; to the restaurants who opened their doors and invited everyone in for specials; and to all of the vendors who had booths on the street. Thanks to the Big Wheel riders and the kids zone participants; to Lexington House for hosting the Sponsor/VIP reception. Thanks to Brian Bernasconi, Sereno Group , our amazing Master of Ceremonies; to all of the talented musicians and performers who made the day so special; and to Richard Katz , town bagpiper, for opening the event. Thanks to Scott Canali and Michael Silva who were so great at entertainment organizing. Thanks to Perry and Terry from Thor Audio Solutions for the great sound; Rachel at Lycrascapes for the stage décor; and Boys Team Charity for filling in as needed in all locations. Thank you LGMS Police Department for keeping us safe.

Thanks to all of the volunteers! There is no way we could ever have an event like this without your help and your smiles. The saying “it takes a village” takes on a whole new meaning when you are talking about a street festival for 5000 people. Of course we owe a special thanks to volunteer, Gregory King , who helped with clean up at the end of the evening. You were amazing! Please come back again anytime. And to Azie Habib – you are a gift from the heavens! Cheers to you all. Be sure to come to our Member/Volunteer Appreciation party on Thursday, November 14 at NUMU, you'll be getting an invite soon.

We had a wonderful Biz to Biz Luncheon with Assemblyman Evan Low . It was a pleasure listening to him and realizing there are a few good ones out there. You have to appreciate his honesty and his integrity. It will be exciting to watch him in the next couple of years.

Lots of Chamber happenings in the next few weeks:
  • October Networking Mixer - Wednesday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m. at The Villa Galleria. We look forward to seeing you there. It will be one of the best of the year. If you have not visited this new showroom/store – it should be on the top of your “to do” list. Beautiful space and products!
  • Don’t forget the Social Media Workshop this Friday, October 4 with Barbra from “Start from Scratch Social Media”. She will teach you all you wanted to know about Facebook and Business pages. Best part, is she takes you through the learning process one step at a time.
  • Lunch and Learn is Tuesday October 8. Los Gatos Docs will be talking about vaccines. We provide lunch and you get to learn!
  • Special Ribbon Cuttings coming up are a 10th Anniversary celebration for Therapy Works on October 10 and grand opening for Los Gatos Elite on October 16.

The holidays will be here before we blink an eye. All merchants are invited to a meeting on Thursday, October 10, at 8:30 a.m.  We will discuss our new “reimagined” Ladies Holiday Stroll. Champagne will be included somehow, as will some dancing. Stay tuned. 

Food and Wine Group, we still meet every 4 th Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. -- so the next one is October 23 rd . Come and find out what is going on. We have lots of new restaurants coming to Town.

That is all for now – the fall is here - we have fallen into it -- and we are having “Oh so much fun”.

BTW – on October 1 st the Town Council listened to you! While there is still some debate I am sure, the Town will return N. Santa Cruz Avenue to two-way traffic. They will remove the angled parking and perfect the parklets. Council will also look at some of the individual elements of the “revitalization” plan and build upon those. Ultimately, they look forward to an infrastructure that will widen the sidewalks and make the Town more pedestrian friendly. Stay tuned.  Change is good. Evolution is necessary.

Thanks again for all of your support. 

Catherine Somers
Executive Director
Networking Mixer
at The Villa Galleria
220 N. Santa Cruz Avenue

Wednesday, October 16
5:30-7:00pm

Join us for our October Networking Mixer at The Villa Galleria ! Great opportunity to network. Beverages, small bites and door prizes. Bring plenty of business cards!

The Villa Galleria is a beautiful new space in downtown Los Gatos, showcasing hardware, tile, stone, appliances, custom cabinets and everything for updating your home. The Villa Galleria is a passionate team of experts in the construction and design field. They truly provide everything for new builds and home remodels. and are dedicated to bringing beauty to your home.
Ribbon Cutting & 10th Anniversary Party
Therapy Works

Tuesday, October 10, 4-7pm
334 Village Lane, Los Gatos

Join us at Therapy Works for a celebration of 10 years! The Chamber will add to the festivities with a Ribbon Cutting at 5pm.
Mix & mingle with local professionals, enjoy refreshments, connection and fun! Meet the Therapy Works team, take a tour of the updated office & learn more about what's to come in 2020! Don't forget your business cards and flyers, and spread the word to friends & colleagues!
Social Media Workshop

Friday, October 4
9:00am


MAKE A VIDEO ON YOUR FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE!
Plus choose what to see on your newsfeed & bonus Facebook business page tips
Presenter: Barbra Drizin, Start from Scratch Social Marketing
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday,October 8, noon

Vaccines
Fact vs. Fiction

Why is there so much hype? What should you do to protect yourself? What other questions do you have? Join us for a talk about vaccinations with Dr. V at   Los Gatos Doc . Learn about why vaccines have become such a hot topic and hear firsthand from a primary care doctor about what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Multi-Chamber Breakfast Mixer

Friday, October 18
7:30am

One last huge Thank You!
to our Eat Drink Play Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor
Linda L. Lester
Wine Glass Sponsor

Beer Glass Sponsor
Thank you for Renewing
33 Below Spirits
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
El Gato Penthouse/Vasona Management
Gioia Italian Art and Products - Gioia Company
Gooseberry Designs
Heritage Bank of Commerce
Hillbrook School (Bronze)
Los Gatos Cafe - Uptown
Natural Creations
Padgett Business Services - SV West
Pet People of Los Gatos
Pro Signs, Inc.
Real Simple Optimal Health
Saratoga Area Senior Coordinating Council
Star One Credit Union
Table & Terrace Catering
Terry J. Martin Associates, AIA
VCA Animal Hospital of Los Gatos
Community Events
See our  calendar  for additional & recurring events.

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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
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Los Gatos Town Government
Stay informed, Get involved
Town Council Meetings
  • October 15, 2019, 7pm
  • November 5, 2019, 7pm

Planning Commission Meetings
  • October 9 2019, 7pm
  • October 23 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 .
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