Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  July 21, 2014 News & Events
Tomorrow - Tuesday, July 22 - Green Committee Meeting - Noon

Green Logo This month's Green Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 22 at Noon in the Chamber Conference Room. Our monthly Meetings are an opportunity to gain new tools, share best practices and transferable lessons, and network with peers in our business community that are working individually and collectively to reduce landfill waste, reduce energy use and educate our local merchants. Currently we are working with the City to introduce a ban on "single use plastic bags before the end of this year.  The state is also making a proposal to be voted on in September.  Learn more about this by attending our meetings.  Bring a lunch. Please park on the street. 

Reminder: there is no Green Committee meeting in August.


Friday, July 25 - Business Issues Forum - 8:00am

The Business Issues Forum will meet on Friday, July 25 at 8:00am in the Chamber Conference Room. The focus of this month's meeting will be reviewing the work that the Parking Sub- Committee has been working on this last year.  A presentation on Streetline " new parking technology" will also be highlighted.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  A light breakfast is served and the price is right - free.  Other topics to be discussed will be the PG&E Tree removal project for clearing the Gas Transmission Lines, Peak Period utilities usage,  New City Signage, Emergency Services changes including the building of a new Fire Station for Lamorinda.  Interested in what is going on around town? Join us. Please park on the street. 

Reminder: there is no Business Issues Forum in August.


 Thursday, July 31 - Young Professionals Group - 5:30pm

The Young Professionals Group will meet on Thursday, July 31 at 5:30pm in the Chamber Conference Room. Stephanie Shaterian of fLO Content will be speaking on REEL TALK - A process for Creating Unique, Creative and Compelling Videos. Our Young Professionals Group is for those 21-39 years old. Visit their meet-up page for more information.

Premier Chamber Members
The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce our two new Premier Chamber Members, Mechanics Bank and Wells Fargo Bank.  The Happy Valley Wells Fargo has been an active chamber member since 1965 and their second location opened and joined in 2010.  Wells Fargo has also signed on to be an Art & Wine Festival Kids Stage sponsor and you can visit them in the Kid's Zone. Mechanics Bank Manager, Debbie Cooper will the incoming president of the Chamber in 2015.  They join Diablo Foods, Douglah Designs & Oakwood Athletic Club as Premier Members. Thank you to these five companies that partner with the Chamber to help our business community.  Many perks come with this elite membership level.  For more information, please contact


This Month's Sponsor
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Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
Coupon Book

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In This Issue
Tomorrow - Tuesday, July 22 - Green Committee Meeting
Friday, July 25 - Business Issues Forum
Thursday, July 31 - Young Professionals Group
Premier Chamber Members
Tuesday, August 14 - Ribbon Cutting at Indigo & Poppy
Welcome to Our New Members!
Special Discount from Cal Shakes for Chamber Members
Seeking Volunteers
City of Lafayette Backpack Drive
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Tuesday, August 14 - Ribbon Cutting at Indigo & Poppy - 5:00pm

Join us for a ribbon cutting at new Lafayette business Indigo & Poppy on Thursday, August 14 at 5:00pm. Indigo & Poppy is located at 1009 Oak Hill Road. 
Welcome to Our New Members!
The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from July 14 - July 17:
Nerd Crossing - Computer Repair & Maintenance 
Waddell & Reed - Walter Brennan - Financial Services & Planning 

Special Discount from Cal Shakes for Chamber Members

Cal Shakes was so pleased with the turn out for the July 9 Mega Mixer held at their Bruns Amphitheater that they are offering discount to one of their remaining productions. Just visit their website at and use promo code: CHAMBER to receive a special $5.00 discount off tickets to one of their remaining productions.  Next up is George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion directed by Cal Shakes' Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone July 20-Aug 24 and in September we present Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Shana Cooper Sep 3-Sep 28. Of course, if you prefer to do business over the phone feel free to call their Box Office at 510.548.9666.

If you'd like to bring a group or set up a private party in one of their picnic groves for your business stakeholders, Marilyn Langbehn would be delighted to work with you on all the details. She can be reached at 510.809.3290 or


Seeking Volunteers

Eight weeks and counting down till we close the streets of Lafayette and throw the East Bay's biggest "End of the Summer" Party.  Can't do it without you.  If you are interested in helping us put this weenie roast on, we hope you will let us know.  The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21
Just fill out the volunteer sign-up form and e-mail, fax or mail it to us.
City of Lafayette Backpack Drive 

For the second year in a row, Lafayette Staff is sponsoring the " Back to School Backpack Drive"... inspiring folks to lend a helping hand through the purchase of a new backpack and fresh school supplies; two of the most powerful tools in boosting a child's self-esteem as they head off to school. This is how easy it is:  

(1) Collect a backpack shopping list from City Offices or download one by clicking here.
(2) Have fun picking out the coolest backpack you can find and shopping to fill it with the supplies on your list. (No red or blue backpacks, please.)
(3) Bring your backpack and school supplies to City Offices no later than Fri. July 25. Please drop them off to the attention of Lisa Martin or Michael Cass.

If you have the desire but don't have the time to purchase a backpack and supplies, feel free to partner with a friend. Or grab your wallet and donate some cold hard cash and City Staff will shop for you. Alternatively, you can write a check to cover the cost of the backpack and supplies ($40.00); please make checks payable to "Family Giving Tree". Envelopes to place your donation may be found on the Planning Counter at
City Offices, 3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 210. For more information about the Family Giving Tree, please visit the Family Giving Tree website. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Martin, or Michael Cass, Thanks in advance for your generosity!

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center


July 22 - 6:30PM - 8:00PM - Homework Center. Elisa Kleven Author Visit! Click here for more details.
July 24 - 3:00PM - 5:00PM - Arts & Science Discovery Center. Teen Movie Afternoon - The Incredibles. Click here for more details. 
July 26 - 1:00 - 2:00PM - Arts & Science Discovery Center. Dog Training 101. Click here for more information.
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Upcoming Chamber Events 
NO Entrepreneur's Club, Green Committee or Business Forum/Governmental Affairs Meetings in August.

Mark you calendar - 19th Art & Wine Festival - Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21
Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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