Week 6...here we come. The news yesterday that our shelter-in-place will be extended through May was hard for many to hear. But we are Los Gatos and we got this. Chin up! We have a few events to keep you busy - a Zoom meeting with the Police Chief and Supervisor Wasserman, a Zoom meeting with our sister town, Listowel, Ireland. Check out all the latest happenings...

Last week we launched Phase 1 of our We Got This LG campaign: the  Shop LG Local Raffle ! This week Phase 2 is here - our Virtual Gift Shoppe videos. Details for both are below.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support our local businesses during these uncertain times. We are so grateful to be part of such a community-minded town! #wegotthislg
Shop LG Local Raffle
2 Winners Each Week
Support a local business and get a chance to win gift cards to other (or the same!) Los Gatos businesses! We can't wait to see all of your entries.

How to Enter:
  1. Purchase items or services from a local Los Gatos business or get takeout/delivery from a Los Gatos restaurant.
  2. Either post a photo of you holding your purchase to Instagram, add the hashtag #wegotthislg, and tag the Chamber (@losgatoschamber) and the business. (Private accounts, DM us a screenshot of your post!)
  3. OR - not on Instagram? Send a copy of your receipt to chamber@losgatoschamber.com
Zoom In with
Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Chief Decena &
County Supervisor Mike Wasserman
Thursday, April 30 at 10:00am
Join the Chamber and the LGMS Police Foundation in a Zoom meeting with Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department Chief Decena, County Supervisor Mike Wasserman and Jonathon Knowles. Chief Decena will speak about how to stay safe during this shelter-in-place. Supervisor Wasserman will share his thoughts on what the future might hold for Santa Clara County.
There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. Please submit questions ahead of time to chamber@losgatoschamber.com
 
This event is FREE for all.

Advanced registration is required. Zoom link emailed once registration received.
Virtual Gift Shoppe
The Chamber is pleased to announce Phase 2 of our We Got This LG! Campaign - The Mother's Day Virtual Gift Shoppe!

Each episode will feature local merchants and fabulous gift items for mom available for purchase from their stores. Each episode highlights 3 businesses. Stay tuned for subsequent episodes...

Just another way to shop & support our local businesses while we shelter in place. We Got This LG!
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!
The most current information is always on the Chamber website. Click the links below to find out what businesses are open for business - either virtually or open as essential services.
Webinar
10 Steps to Consider
when Re-opening Your Business

Friday, May 1 - 10:30-11:30
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Join Dr. Arun Villivalam, a family practice physician, to discuss health and safety concerns pertaining to your business.
  • How should you develop your business’ short and long term plans in response to COVID-19 while prioritizing the health and safety of yourself and your employees?
  • What precautions and social distancing measures can you take when re-opening your business?

You’ll have a chance to ask questions and get them answered by Los Gatos Doc, a primary care practice serving residents of Los Gatos, Campbell, Saratoga, and many other neighboring communities.
Limited to 20 registrants. 
Virtual Networking Mixer
Thursday, May 7 at 5pm
Join us via Zoom for a Virtual Networking Mixer! One of our greatest strengths as a Chamber of Commerce is connecting the business community. We can still connect and network - even though we can't do it in person!
Virtual Visit with our
Sister Town, Listowel, Ireland
May 7 at 11:30am
Pictured: Council member Rob Rennie with Los Gatos residents Mags MacInerney, Werner Frei & Isabella Rennie, Listowel Mayor (at the time), Dispora minister & 2 Listowel administrators.
A Zoom link will be sent after registration.
Join us in a virtual meeting with our sister town, Listowel, Ireland! Our Zoom call will feature a very special guest, Mayor Jimmy Moloney of Listowel, Ireland as well as Councilman Rob Rennie who visited Listowel just a year ago. The two presenters will talk about what shelter in place looks like in our small towns and how they are both looking ahead to a brighter future. 

Los Gatos and Listowel became sister towns in 1994. Through the years, delegations from both towns have visited each other. Los Gatos has hosted the Irish Writers festival several times and the relationship has grown over time.
Digital Marketing Workshops
While you are sheltering in place, now is a great time to learn about digital marketing. Sofya Elperin-Smirvov is an expert in small business marketing. Sofya offers digital marketing training, consulting and full marketing management. She is an expert in paid search ads, email marketing, social media, content creation, website optimization and all digital and traditional marketing channels.
Below are a few webinars that she is presenting. Take advantage of this opportunity.

Google Analytics (Beginner)   - April 29, 2pm - $10
  • 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

Marketing Campaign Setup & Tracking   - May 1, 9am - Free
T his session is the Chamber's monthly Digital Marketing Workshop.
  • You have lots of marketing ideas but how do you follow through on them?
  • A marketing initiative is called a campaign in marketing world. You will learn to create, manage and track a marketing campaign.
  • Bonus: Track results through Google Analytics (Google Analytics training on April 24 is recommend as a prerequisite).

Registration require for all webinars
2020 Census - Shape Your Future
Just a reminder to complete the Census 2020 - if you haven't done so already.

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts every resident in the nation. A complete and accurate count is essential because the data collected determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, and is also used to distribute billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities. More than 70 federal programs, including education, health, and transportation, use Census numbers as part of their funding formulas.

Be counted! Make sure Santa Clara County and California receives our fair share of federal funds.
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.
#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, so began #FeedtheNeedBayArea.
#FEEDtheNEEDBAYAREA  is an community-driven emergency fund to provide immediate economic relief to the most vulnerable citizens in the Los Gatos area, including seniors, displaced Los Gatos employees and medical workers at our local hospitals.

With the help of your donations, our team of volunteers, neighboring restaurants, and community agencies provides FREE hot meals to local non-profit agencies, local hospitals, shut-in senior citizens, and low-income families in the Los Gatos area.

#FEEDtheNEEDBAYAREA  allows Los Gatos restaurants keep a portion of their staff employed by preparing meals at a flat rate. 

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.
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:
Feed Our Heroes
Our Los Gatos education community is working together with other organizations to deliver free meals to local healthcare workers. You can help by donating the cost of a meal. 100% of your tax-deductible donations go towards purchasing meals for these heroes.

Healthcare workers spend many hours on their feet each day leading the fight against the coronavirus. After a long, hard shift they should not have to find food for themselves. Please donate a meal today!
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