Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  August 4, 2014 News & Events
Monday, August 4 - Housing Element presentation to the Planning Commission

City of Lafayette logo The City will be presenting the key concepts of the Housing Element Update to the Planning Commission on Monday, August 4 at 7:00pm in the Community Hall of the Lafayette Library & Learning Center.  The goal of the presentation is to provide the Commission a summary of the community workshops, introduce the key concepts, and provide staff recommendations.  Key concepts include the housing sites inventory, density bonus incentives/ concessions, and residential densities in the downtown. 


Thursday, 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 18 - August 4:

Always Best Care - Senior Services 
Bath Simple LLC - Bath & Kitchen
Earth and Sea Yoga - Fitness / Health Clubs
Search Engine Domination - Search Engine Optimization
Sungevity, Inc. - Solar Products / Installation

Chamber Board of Directors - Are You Ready to Get Involved?

Petitions to run for the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are now available.  The petition must be signed by five current Chamber members and returned to the chamber office by September 15. The term of office for the new Directors will be January, 2015 through December, 2016. Voting will take place between October 1-20. Ballots will be mailed to all Chamber members.

The Chamber Board, comprised of 17 elected representatives, 2-3 appointed directors-at-large, and a number of non-voting advisors, is the policy making arm of the Chamber and has final authority in all decisions affecting the organization. Our 2015 Chamber President-
Elect is Debbie Cooper, Mechanics Bank. Board members are required to attend, the annual Planning retreat on November 8 and monthly Board meetings. In addition, they are expected to actively serve on at least one Chamber committee. For more information call the Chamber office at 284-7404.

Tuesday, August 5 - "How to be a Successful Entrepreneur and Business Owner" Seminar

Join Dr. Deju and the Institue of Entrepreneurial Leadership for an exciting FREE seminar: "How to be a Successful Entrepreneur and Business Owner" at the JFKU Berkeley Campus 2956 San Pablo Avenue (at Ashby Avenue) 2nd Floor, Room 215 on Tuesday, August 5 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.  To RSVP or more information or email Free Parking Available.


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In This Issue
Monday, August 4 - Housing Element presentation to the Planning Commission
Thursday, August 14 - Ribbon Cutting at Indigo & Poppy
Welcome to Our New Members
Chamber Board of Directors - Are You Ready to Get Involved?
Tuesday, August 5 - "How to be a Successful Entrepreneur and Business Owner" Seminar
Sustainable Lafayette presents WATERSHED - Wednesday, August 13
Seeking Volunteers
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Sustainable Lafayette presents WATERSHED - Wednesday, August 13

Sustainable Lafayette presents the film WATERSHED on Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30pm atLafayette Library - Community Hall. Executive Produced and Narrated by Robert Redford and Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mark Decena, WATERSHED tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West.  As the most dammed, dibbed, and diverted river in the world struggles to support thirty million people and the peace-keeping agreement known as the Colorado River Pact reaches its limits, WATERSHED introduces hope. Can we meet the needs of a growing population in the face of rising temperatures and lower rainfall in an already arid land? Can we find harmony amongst the competing interests of cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, wildlife, and indigenous communities with rights to the water? Snacks and coffee provided. Filmmaker Mark Decena will speak after the film! Suggested donation: $10 - Adults, $5 students. More info:

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 OR sign-up online at
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center


August 5 - 6:00pm-7:00pm - T'ai Chi at the Library. Always curious about T'ai Chi, but not sure where to start? Looking for a low-impact way to improve balance and reduce stress in your daily life? Join us this ongoing class practicing the gentle Chinese martial art, T'ai chi ch'uan, with local instructor Robert Noha. Sensei Noha has more than 40 years experience teaching Aikido and T'ai chi ch'uan. Beginners welcome; join us every Tuesday night at 6pm. This a free program for adults 18+, no registration is required.

August 5Contra Costa Master Gardeners: Planning Your Winter Garden. Join experts from the Contra Costa Master Gardeners as they help you plan your winter garden for the upcoming season.  Believe it or not, its time to start planning and planting your winter garden! Learn how growing vegetables in the winter has its advantages over summer vegetables and what allowances have to be made for the shorter days and less intense sunlight. Free event. To reserve please email

August 7 - 12:00pm-1:00pm - Amphitheater Busy Bee Dogs! You'll believe a dog can fly! These incredible rescue pooches defy gravity with a whirlwind of impressive stunts! Be amazed and entertained as you learn about pet adoption and responsibilities!

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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 Annual Art & Wine Festival - Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21

22nd Annual Reservoir Run - Sunday, October 26
Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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