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October 2021 | Issue I
Mission Statement: Advance the business interests of Chamber members and contribute to the economic and social vitality of the community. Invigorate the business environment and enhance the quality of life in our community.
We are delighted to introduce our new members- our members are the lifeblood of our organization. We continually strive to connect you to one another and to the community at large. Please welcome them by visiting their website, sending them an email or stopping by to introduce yourself. The personal touch will help our chamber continue to grow and thrive.
October Business Social
This month is open if anyone is interested in hosting a Business Social. If you don't have an office, we will be happy to let you use our office to host the event. Let me know ASAP!
Board of Directors

Executive

President
Chuck Page

Vice President
Carla Vandermate Capek

Treasurer
Vicki Seelig

Secretary
Elva Maciel-Harris

Directors
Erin Delacroix
Fabrice Rockich
Gary Smith
Keong Kam
Kristina Rust
Maria Rees
Petra Jakobskrueger
Tiger Teerlink

Honorable Board Member
Marilyn White
A Message From Our President
The seasons are changing once again. As cooler weather descends upon us (OK, the 90-degree temperature today isn’t that cool, but the 60s are coming), we know that unsettled weather may be close behind. With the change in weather comes people’s change in their activities – less outdoor dining, for example. We’ve got a few new businesses in the Saratoga Village – a microbrewery and hopefully, by the time you read this a new seafood restaurant – please come and visit."

With the onset of the winter months, we may be losing the parklets that many restaurants have used to provide a safer dining experience for their patrons. The Caltrans permit that allowed that extra space is set to expire this month, but we are investigating the possibility of keeping them. Most businesses have been very pleased with the parklets, and the City has worked hard to maintain some on-street parking to meet the needs of businesses that don’t utilize the parklets. The best parking for visitors is still behind our businesses, as parking on the street can cause additional traffic delays on Big Basin Way.

The Saratoga Chamber of Commerce sponsored two outdoor concerts this summer at Wildwood Park – both were well attended and successful, as people came from all over to enjoy an afternoon at the park with great music, dancing, and good food and drink. We’re currently putting together a proposal for next year's concert series and we’d love to get your feedback and ideas. Please get in touch with us at info@saratogachamber.org to share your ideas with us.

Please continue to patronize our local businesses and restaurants. Saratoga has very little commercially zoned space (only about 1% of our real property), and local businesses are critical to vibrant communities. We’re preparing for the Annual Tree Lighting and Open House, coupled with our Holiday Wine Stroll, the day after Thanksgiving. You may find more information on our website at www.saratogachamber.org.

Thank you,

Chuck Page
President, Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
Farmers Insurance - Chuck Page Insurance Agency
Office 669-256-2856
Saratoga Little Free Library
The Girl Scout Juniors would like to thank everyone for honoring them with their presence at the Little Free Library Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting. They are hopeful that their community will be using the Little Free Library for many years to come. The Little Free Library is in front of Tea Lyfe in the Historic Saratoga Village.

THANK YOU!
Senator Dave Cortese
Mayor Yan Zhao
Vice Mayor Tina Walia
Councilmember Mary-Lynne Bernald
SCoC President Chuck Page
Rotary Club President Sangita Seshadri
Foothill Club President Jennifer Robert
Mike Verant, Author Ms. Bennet's Dragon
Community member Belal Aftab
Village Gardeners
Tea Lyfe
Saratoga Library
Book Go Round
Girl Scout Troops 60554 & 60270
Please welcome Oksana Gearheard to the Chamber. 

Oksana is a mother of two beautiful children (ages 6 & 8 years old) and a proud resident of Saratoga. She is a passionate real estate professional with Coldwell Banker Realty.  

Oksana joined the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce because she believes that our community will always thrive as long as we all continue working to keep the beauty and uniqueness of our area, maintain close social relationships with each other and provide support to the members of our community and beyond.

The Chamber of Commerce is an excellent platform to keep our local businesses and professionals together. Oksana looks forward to getting to know all our community members and hopes to share her professional knowledge and expertise with others.
OKSANA GEARHEARD
COLDWELL BANKER REALTOR

I've joined the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, as I believe that our community will always thrive as long as we all continue working to keep the beauty and uniqueness of our area, maintain close social relationships with each other and provide support to the members of our community and beyond. Chamber of Commerce is an excellent platform to keep our Local Businesses and Professionals together.

I look forward to getting to know all the members of our community and hope I can share my professional knowledge and expertise with others.

Oksana Gearheard
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