Lafayette Chamber of Commerce February 11, 2013 News & Events
Final Call! Turn Thinking into Action - Tuesday, February 12
In our upcoming List Marketing Seminar you'll learn how to:
1.    Identify your target audience.
2.    Design capture campaigns to build your
3.    Craft compelling campaigns so they can't say "no" to your offers.

So jump on your chance to learn the secrets of becoming a marketing goliath on Tuesday, February 12 at 9:00 am at the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

Secure your seat while there's still room!

Cost: $10 for Chamber members. Reserve a seat now by emailing

Lafayette & Moraga Chamber Joint Mixer - Wednesday, February 13
Itrim front door The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce will be joined by the Moraga Chamber for our monthly mixer on Wednesday, February 13 from 5:30-7:00pm at Itrim located at 973 Moraga Road. Take advantage of this networking opportunity.   
Keeping Lafayette Safe - A Community Workshop - Wednesday, February 13
Those of you who are interested in hearing about ways to work with local police, fire and City officials to prevent illegal activities in the Lafayette Community Park are invited to attend the next Parks, Trails and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 7:00 pm, in the Sequoia Room at the Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Mary's Road.

Following last year's fires and homeless encampment in the Community Park, the Parks, Trails & Recreation Commission wanted to host a meeting well before the advent of this year's fire season.   Police Chief Eric Christensen will be on hand to discuss ways we can work together to help prevent fires and report illegal activities that occur in the park.  Members of the Crime Prevention Commission and Creeks Committee have been invited to be part of the discussion


Nomination Forms for Citizen of the Year Deadline - Friday, February 15

Do you know someone that you would like to nominate as the 2013 Lafayette Citizen of the Year?  The criteria are:

Must NOT be a current elected or paid member of any city council, school board or commission;
Must be a current Lafayette resident;
Must be someone who has given of their time, money or energy to help make Lafayette a healthy community, where people will want to live, work and shop;
Must be someone who models excellence in everything they do;
Must be someone who brings this community together and/or makes us proud to be a member of the community.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 15 at 1:00pm.  Just complete the nomination form and drop-off, mail, fax or e-mail to the Chamber office.


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In This Issue
Final Call! Turn Thinking into Action - Tuesday, February 12
Lafayette & Moraga Chambers Joint Mixer - Wednesday, February 13
Keeping Lafayette Safe - A Community Workshop - Wednesday, February 13
Welcome Our New Members
Chamber Office Closed - Monday, February 18
"LinkedIn 101: Simple Steps to Strengthen Your Business Network" Workshop - February 20
Entrepreneur's Club - Thursday, February 21
Rheem Theatre Needs Support
Blood Drive - Friday, March 8
It's a Wonderful World - Friday, March 8
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
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Welcome Our New Members

The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from February 2 - February 10:

Bomac's Inc. - Locksmith
Lindsay Wildlife Museum - Non-Profit Organization
Muir Heritage Land Trust - Non-Profit Organization
Chamber Office Closed - Monday, February 18

President's Day
The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce office will be closed on Monday, February 18
in observation of the President's Day Holiday.  We will reopen on Tuesday, February 19 at 9:00am.
"LinkedIn 101: Simple Steps to Strengthen Your Business Network" Workshop - February 20th

LinkedIn Icon This is the first of our new three part series of Intro Level Social Media Workshops. We picked LinkedIn first because it is useful for small businesses regardless of industry. This workshop teaches simple steps for using LinkedIn to improve your online image, as well as easy tips and tricks for leveraging this powerful online platform to generate and qualify leads, as well as encourage referrals.

The Workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 20 -     8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Arts & Science Classroom of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette (Enter from Plaza, off First Street).

Limited Seating - Reservations Recommended. FREE for Lafayette Chamber & Moraga Chamber Members. General Public $15 - Pay at the door.  Online Registration: or email:


Entrepreneur's Club - Thursday - February 21 - 8:30am
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Our monthly Entreprenuer's Club will be held Thursday, February 21 at 8:30 am in the Chamber Conference Room. Our speaker will be Del Blaylock and the topic will be "Business Casual is Just Too Casual".  The meeting is open to everyone.  Please park on the street.


Rheem Theatre Needs Support


Please forward this to everyone who wants to support the Rheem Theatre

As many of you know, the 3 upstairs theatres at the Rheem Theatre are temporarily closed due to the need to replace the elevator/lift.  An ADA-certified elevator/lift will been chosen and installed as soon as possible.  The cost is $30,000.  The community has already donated close to $10,000, so they are well on our way.  They hope by the end of February all the money will be raised.

Two Ways to Help our Local Theatre! (for more information on these events visit their website):

A fun filled Oscar night - Sunday, February 24th - has been planned. By selling out the 250 seats at the Rheem Theatre, $20,000 can be raised, and the elevator/lift will be paid for. Get a group together and come join the community for a fun star-studded evening.

Shred last year's old papers.  Bring $5 per banker box filled with your old papers on February 16th from 2-4 p.m. to 5 A Rent A Space.  For those of you going away for the long weekend, leave your box at a neighbors and ask them to please deliver it for you.

All  donations, large and small are welcome.  Checks can be written to:

Lamorinda Theatre Foundation, (a 501C3)
Elevator/Lift Fund
350 Park Street
Moraga, CA 94556


Blood Drive - Friday, March 8 - at Oakwood Athletic Club.

Blood Drive
Lafayette Chamber is teaming up with the Red Cross and TITAN Real Estate Investments (Rod Deily) in putting together its first Blood Drive for the Lafayette Community.  It will be Friday, March 8th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Oakwood Athletic Club, 4000 Mt. Diablo Boulevard.  Generous juices and snacks will be donated by Whole Foods.  For all donors, a raffled gift will be given after the Blood Drive.  Remember: The need for blood is constant.  The gratification is instant.

To register your life saving-appointment log on to - click the blue button "Make a Blood Donation Appointment"; enter the sponsor code "LafayetteBlood"; the "From/To" dates of March 8 and then schedule your appointment.


It's a Wonderful World - Friday, March 8

Generations in Jazz Foundation invites you to It's a Wonderful World - an evening of dinner and music Including the Big Band of Rossmoor, Bob Athayde & Friends, Dominant 7 and Juice  This dinner is a salute to all the generous foundations and organizations that help to make Lafayette a wonderful place to live, work and play.

It all happens Friday March 8, 2013, at the Lafayette Events Center (aka Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building at 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette.  Cocktails begin at 6:30pm and Dinner is served at 8:00pm.  

For information or to make reservations please cal Tina Tankka at 451-3072. Tickets which go towards supporting the Big Band of Rossmoor are $85 per person.


What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center

Tuesday, February 12th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, LLLC Community Hall. Friends of the LLLC present: di Rosa Preserve Docent Lecture. Join us to learn about the shared vision of Rene and Veronica di Rosa, prolific collectors whose personal passion for art and adventuresome spirits fueled the creation of the di Rosa Preserve and Gatehouse Gallery.  A docent will share highlights of the approximately 2,000 works by more than 800 artists. Free. No reservations necessary.

Wednesday, February 13th, 3:00 - 4:00 PM,  LLLC Community Hall. Lafayette Historical Society's Speaker Series - The History of Diablo State Park. Dr. John Gallagher, Member, Save Mount Diablo Board of Directors, will speak about the history of one of the most remarkable landmarks in our region. Donation requested - $10 LHS Members, $15 for Non-Members, Kids under 14 free with paying adult.  Please call 925-283-1848 or email for additional information or reservations.

Wednesday, February 13th, 6:30 - 7:30 PM,  LLLC Community Hall. The Commonwealth Club presents - Becky Worley, Good Morning America's Tech Guru
The lively and playful Becky Worley comes to the LLLC for a discussion about how to make technology more accessible to the masses by eliminating the stresses associated with complicated new gadgets. Worley aims to enlighten even the novice digital immigrant. Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program. Cost: $22 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID). Tickets: (415) 597-6705 or

Friday, February 15th, 1:30 - 2:30 PM,  LLLC Community Hall. Lafayette Senior Services - Love is Here to Stay Jazz Piano Concert. Come celebrate the month of Valentine's Day with your love of piano jazz.  Songs from the Great American Songbook will be performed by members of the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society.
Fee: $3/members, $5 non-members.  Please call 925-284-5050 to register or go to

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Upcoming Events


Friday, February 22 - Business Issues/Government Affairs Meeting - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room  


Tuesday, February 26 - Green Committee Open Meeting - 12:00pm - Chamber Conference Room


Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
100 Lafayette Circle, Suite 103
Lafayette, CA 94549