Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  August 25, 2014 News & Events
Remember NO  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.
Chamber Office Closed Monday, September 1 in Observance of Labor Day Holiday

LaborDayDog The Chamber Office is closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  We will re-open at 9am on Tuesday, September 2.  The staff wishes you a safe and relaxing holiday.
Thursday, September 4 - Ribbon Cutting at T's FireHouse Restaurant

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting for T's FireHouse Restaurant and Sports Bar on Thursday, September 4 at 5:00pm located at 3709 Mt. Diablo Blvd. (next to Kelly Moore Paint). Sample some of their delicious Indian food.


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.

Volunteer for Art & Wine Festival Online!

Art & Wine - 2013 Logo 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
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In This Issue
Remember NO Green Committee or Business Forum meetings in August
Chamber Office Closed Monday, September 1 in Observance of Labor Day Holiday
Thursday, September 4 - Ribbon Cutting at T's FireHouse Restaurant
Still Time to Run for the Chamber Board of Directors!
Volunteer for Art & Wine Festival Online!
Mixing 101 Seminar - Tuesday, September 23
Reservoir Run Online Registration
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Mixing 101 Seminar - Tuesday, September 23

David M. de Leeuw, Publisher of The Chamber Link, will be presenting a seminar on Mixing 101: Mixing at Business Networking Events on Tuesday, September 23 from 10am-12pm at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.

Does the thought of entering a busy roomful of strangers cause you to feel fear? Is it your goal to meet these new people, to increase your pipeline of business prospects? Are you unsure about how to efficiently sift through the crowd to find your prospects? Do you want better guidance than another elevator speech lecture?
* Unearth the reasons many do not go to business mixers, and then - overcome them.
* Learn a before-mixing checklist that will prepare you and help you feel at ease.
* Gain new and effective mixing skills and strategies.
* Grasp techniques to maximize your follow-up with your newfound prospects.
* Your workshop presenter is David M. de Leeuw, Publisher of The Chamber Link
* David brings 34 years of sales and sales management success to his workshop, "Mixing 101."
* He built his success on networking, especially at mixers held by local Chambers of Commerce. By fine-tuning a system of mixing and follow up, David's business thrived.

Cost is $29.00 for chamber members. Click here to register. 


Reservoir Run Online Registration

Online Registration for the 22nd annual Reservoir Run held on Sunday, October 26 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. We are also looking for volunteers for this event.  If you can volunteer, please contact Sara Regan in the Chamber Office at

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center


September 19 - 6:30pm-8:00pm - Community HallDistinguished Speaker Series Presents: Artist and Author Paul Madonna. Paul Madonna writes and draws All Over Coffee, the weekly series published in the San Francisco Chronicle and on and is the author of two books, All Over Coffee (City Lights 2007), and Everything is its own reward(City Lights 2011), which won the 2011 NCBR Recognition Award for Best Book. $20 per person, or $40 for reserved seating and post event reception. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

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

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