Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  August 18, 2014 News & Events
Remember NO Entrepreneurs Club, Green Committee or Business Forum meetings in August

The Chamber is taking a vacation from the Entrepreneurs Club, Green Committee and Business Forum meetings in August so that we can get a head start on our 19th annual Art & Wine Festival.  All of these meetings will resume in September.  See the "Upcoming Chamber Events" below for specific dates and times.  We hope you all are enjoying your summer!  

For up to date information on this year's Art & Wine Festival visit our mobile website.
Welcome to Our New Members

The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from August 11 - August 17:

Bonehead's Texas BBQ - Restaurants
Michelle Edmunds Photography - Photography     

Volunteer for Art & Wine Festival Online!

We can't do the Art & Wine Festival without you.  New this year is online volunteer sign-up. 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
Still Time to Run for the Chamber Board of Directors!

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 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.

Reservoir Run Online Registration

Online Registration for the 22nd annual Reservoir Run is now open. This year's t-shirt is based on the artwork of student Julien O'Donnell. Remember this event benefits Lafayette Schools. For more information visit our website.

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

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In This Issue
Thursday, August 14 - Ribbon Cutting at Indigo & Poppy
Welcome to Our New Members
Volunteer for Art & Wine Festival Online!
Still Time to Run for the Chamber Board of Directors!
Reservoir Run Online Registration
Strategies for Success in Today's Economy Seminar - Thursday, August 21
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Strategies for Success in Today's Economy Seminar - Thursday, August 21

The Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development and the State Board of Equalization invite you to attend a FREE Small Business Seminar titled Strategies for Success in Today's Economy on Thursday, August 21 from 9:00am - 2:30pm at the Elihu M. Harris State Office Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland. Seminar topics include: Basics of Sales and Use Tax; Forms of Ownership; Employee or Independent Contractor?; SBA Loan Program and Services; Recordkeeping; Marketing Your Business. Register online at or by calling 1-888-847-9652.


What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center


August 21 - Eugene O'Neill Festival: A Sneak Peek - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Community Hall. Eric Fraisher Hayes, VP of Artistic Programming, will visit to discuss the The 15th Annual Eugene O'Neill Festival. Held in September, the festival promises to be a blockbuster, with a schedule that includes the production of timeless works by two of America's greatest playwrights Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams -- The Iceman Cometh and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. "The Art of the Escape" is the Festival theme and the two chosen plays will reflect this most heartily. For more information click here.

August 23 - "Tail End" of Summer - Hop on over to the Lafayette Library!
It's the "Tail End" of summer! Today is the last day to Hop on over to pick up your Summer Reading Prizes! Stay and meet baby bunnies! Judy from RabbitEARS Adoption will be here to teach us about rabbit ownership. For more information click here.

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Upcoming Chamber Events 
NO Entrepreneur's Club, Green Committee or Business Forum/Governmental Affairs Meetings in August.

Monday, September 1 - Chamber Office Closed in Observance of Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 4- Ribbon Cutting at T's FireHouse Restaurant - 5:00pm - 3709 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Wednesday, September 10 - Mixer at Atria Lafayette - 5:30pm - 1545 Pleasant Hill Road 

Thursday, September 11 - Tri-Ribbon Cutting at Lashify Studio, Sandra Martin Skin Care & Make-up Studio and Conceive & Receive - 5:00pm - 1043 Stuart Street

Tuesday, September 16 - Ribbon Cutting at Jewels Just for You & Skin Solutions Customer Appreciation - 5:00pm - 3441 Mt. Diablo Blvd. 

Wednesday, September 17 - Ribbon Cutting at Whimsy - 5:00pm - 3643 Mt. Diablo Blvd. 

Thursday, September 18 - Entrepreneur's Club - 8:30am - Chamber Conference Room

Saturday, September 20 - 19th Annual Art & Wine Festival - 10am-7pm - Downtown Lafayette

Sunday, September 21 - 19th Annual Art & Wine Festival - 10am-6pm - Downtown Lafayette

Monday, September 22 - Chamber Office Closed for Art & Wine Clean-up

Tuesday, September 23 - Green Committee Open Meeting - 12:00pm - Chamber Conference Room

Thursday, September 25 - Ribbon Cutting at Dudum Real Estate Group - 5:00pm - 
999 Oak Hill Road, #100

Friday, September 26 - Business Forum / Governmental Affairs Meeting - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room

Mark you calendar:

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

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