the Board Chairman ~ 2016
The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2016 Community Guide and Business Directory. Use this publication as your guide to shopping, working and playing in our beautiful communities of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. In it you will not only find a robust listing of our members, but also useful information about our terrific communities.
The Chamber is an excellent source of information beginning with this Directory. Additionally our website at www.losaltschamber.org is a wonderful source of current information on our members, our town, current events calendars, business networking opportunities, and our blog. Our office is open Monday through Friday.
The mission of the Chamber is to "encourage, and promote busineses and to stimulate a vibrant economy in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills."
The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has four core functions:
- Creating a strong local economy
- Promoting the City of Los Altos and the Town of Los Altos Hills
- Representing the interests of business with government
- Providing networking and marketing opportunities for our members
Our members are from business districts throughout Los Altos including Downtown, El Camino Corridor, Village Court Shopping Center, Rancho Shopping Center, Woodland Plaza, Foothill Crossing and Loyola Corners. We also have a number of members outside of Los Altos as well as non-business community members.
As a non-profit, the Chamber serves as the collective voice of local business and industry and is funded by its membership of over 400 businesses and organizations. We are an advocate and resource for Los Altos employers and area residents, working to enhance the Los Altos/Los Altos Hills economy and to make the area a better place to live, work and do business. Governed by a volunteer board of directors and managed by a professional staff, the Chamber operates as a leader in the community, is proactive in representing its members in a professional and assertive manner on all relevant community issues and makes every effort to promote enhanced opportunity for all members of the business community. The Chamber pledges to work cooperatively with all business and community organizations to help meet the needs of the community through the support,creation and maintenance of successful programs. We are committed to the economic success of our members.
Becoming a member of the Chamber is a great business decision that gives you a competitive edge in the business community. You are invited to join a committee, attend the networking event and participate in our various activities and programs. They are great ways to promote your business and to make our Chamber even stronger.
As the Superintendent of the Los Altos School District, I understand the importance of all community members working together for the betterment of our area. And it is with great pride that I serve as the 2016 Board Chairman. The entire Board and I look forward to working together with you so that we can create a healthy and vibrant climate for business in our community. Please keep this Community Guide and Business Directory handy in your home and office, and please support your local businesses.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Chamber staff or a member of the Board of Directors with your observations, concerns, or questions.
2016 Chairman, Board of Directors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 2016
Board of Directors: front row, left to right: Bob Galen, Young, Craig+ Co., LLP; Diana Dean Gendotti, Law Offices of Diana Dean Gendotti, APC; Scott O’Brien, Cushman & Wakefield; second row, left to right: Pat Richards, NOVA; Julie Handley, Dinah’s Garden Hotel & Poolside Restaurant; Allen Hall, Snap Fitness; Gay Krause, Krause Center for Innovation; Jack Kelly, State Farm Insurance; top row, left to right: Michael McTighe, GreenTown Los Altos; Ilona Lindauer, IKB Design & Construction; Deborah Padovan, Town of Los Altos Hills; Jennifer Quinn, City of Los Altos. Not pictured: Gini Brown, Children’s Corner; Kamrin Knight Desmond, Knight & Company, Certified Public Accountants, Inc.; Margo Felt, Thoits Law; Rae Holt, The Terraces at Los Altos; Scott Johnson, Villa Siena; Cindy Murphy, El Camino Hospital
Chamber Staff –front row, left to right: Faye Chapman, Bookkeeper; Julie Rose, President; Lisa Goodyear, Membership Sales Representative; second row, left to right: Gayle Carter, Executive Assistant; Sue Miller, Advertising Representative; Tracy Fong, Advertising Representative