Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  September 8, 2014 News & Events
Wednesday, September 10 - Mixer at Atria Lafayette

Our monthly mixer is Wednesday, September 10 at 5:30pm at Atria Lafayette - 1545 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette.  You can look forward to networking and yummy food. Please park in the Lunardi's Shopping Center across the street and the Atria shuttle bus will pick you up. Bring a raffle prize if you want to have your business recognized.      
Wednesday, September 10 - Transportation Workshop

 

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority is updating the Transportation Plan and they are seeking your help.  Please consider attending their public workshop on Wednesday, September 10 - 7:00pm at the Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette to tell them what your vision of the future includes.  For more information visit www.CCTA.net.
Thursday, September 11 - Tri-Ribbon Cutting at Lashify Studio, Sandra Martin Skin Care & Make-up Studio and Conceive & Receive

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at three businesses -  Lashify Studio, Sandra Martin Skin Care & Make-up Studio and Conceive & Receive -  located at 1043 Stuart Street on Thursday, September 11 at 5:00pm. 
Friday, September 12 - Sunday, September 14 - Orinda Classic Car Show Weekend

The Orinda Annual Class Car Show starts with Dancing with the Cars: Rebels With A Cause on Friday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. The Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, September 13 at the Orinda Country Club fairway on Orinda Way from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lastly, The Blues Brothers (5:30pm) and Duel (7:45pm) will play on Sunday, September 14 at the Orinda Theatre. For more information visit their website: www.orindacarshow.com.

 

Sunday, September 14 - Travis Manion Foundation's Annual 9/11 Heroes Run

This year the fun run/walk is September 14 at 9:30am at the Lafayette Reservoir. Its a 5k (3 miles), kids, strollers, dogs welcome. Come get some exercise for a good cause. Just like last year the Cal Rugby team will be sending out part of the team to participate!  Travis was a U.S. Marine who was killed in Iraq in 2007 by a sniper. His family started this foundation in his honor to help support veterans, first responders and their families in the wars post 9/11.  For more information about the run, please contact Mairin MacDonald - mairimmac11@gmail.com - (858)997-5015

Tuesday, September 16 - Ribbon Cutting at Jewels Just for You & Skin Solutions Customer Appreciation Party

Join us on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:00 for a Ribbon Cutting at Jewels Just for You & Skin Solutions Customer Appreciation Party. Both businesses are located at 3441 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

 

Tuesday, September 16 - Olympic Corridor Trail Connector Study Community Workshop

Contra Costa County, in partnership with the cities of Lafayette and Walnut Creek, has been conducting the Olympic Corridor Trail Connector Study.  We are studying options for an improved bicycle/pedestrian connection between the Iron Horse Trail and the Lafayette-Moraga Trail. The preferred connection will generally be along Olympic Boulevard/Newell Avenue corridor. There will be a Community Workshop on Tuesday, September 16 - 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Multi-Purpose Room at Parkmead Elementary, 1920 Magnolia Way, Walnut Creek. The purpose of the Community Workshop is to capture community comments on the draft recommendations. The Draft Preferred Alignment Report is available on the project website. If you are unable to attend this workshop, you can find information on the project website and you can also submit your comments using this website.
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In This Issue
Wednesday, September 10 - Mixer at Atria Lafayette
Wednesday, September 10 - Transportation Workshop
Thursday, September 11 - Tri-Ribbon Cutting at Lashify Studio, Sandra Martin Skin Care & Make-up Studio and Conceive & Receive
Friday, September 12 - Sunday, September 14 - Orinda Classic Car Show Weekend
Sunday, September 14 - Travis Manion Foundation's Annual 9/11 Heroes Run
Tuesday, September 16 - Ribbon Cutting at Jewels Just for You & Skin Solutions Customer Appreciation Party
Tuesday, September 16 - Olympic Corridor Trail Connector Study Community Workshop
Wednesday, September 17 - Ribbon Cutting at Whimsy
Thursday, September 18 - Entrepreneur's Club Meeting
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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Wednesday, September 17 - Ribbon Cutting at Whimsy

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at new Chamber member Whimsy on Wednesday, September 17 at 5:00pm.  Whimsy is located at 3643 Mt. Diablo Blvd. between Rising Loafer Cafe and Elmwood Stationers.
 
Thursday, September 18 - Entrepreneur's Club Meeting

 

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This month's Entrepreneur's Club meeting is Thursday, September 18 at 8:30am in the Chamber Conference Room.  Our speaker will be Italina Kirknis and the topic is "Updating Your On Line Presence Part II Through Email, Social Media, Attractive Websites & Video". Please park on the street.

 

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 bit.ly/festivalvolunteer2014

Also check out our Festival mobile website to see what's happening at the Festival this year.

 

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 sara@lafayettechamber.org.

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center

 

September 8 - "Turn back Time!" Writing Contest - All Day -  Library Open Space. "You feel the pull of the Touchstone. You put out your hand to touch it and you are whisked to..." Where in the world, when in history (or the future!), why have you been taken there by your Touchstone? Tell us about your adventures! Contest entry forms available at your library & on our website: ccclib.org Contest entries due Sept 22 to Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga Libraries. Grand prize is tickets for four to San Francisco's Madame Tussauds Wax Museum! Each library will have additional prize winners! A Lamorinda Kids Read! event. Read the Book! Join the Fun! For more information click here.

September 11 - Sweet Thursday presents: Lamorinda Kids Read author, Marissa Moss! - 6:30-8:00pm - Homework Center. Join us as we kickoff this year's Lamorinda Kids Read, featuring Marissa Moss and her newest book, Mira's Diary: Bombs over London. Stop by the library beginning Sept. 2 for a free copy and pick up the activity guide. Join us for a month full of fun events. A Lamorinda Kids Read! event. Read the Book! Join the Fun! For more information click here.

September 13 - College Application Workshop - 10am-12pm - Homework Center. Karen Schiavo, an independent college adviser, is here to help you fill out your UC, CSU, Universal Application or Common Application. Bring any questions that you have. Karen will bring paper copies of each application. For more information click here.

September 15 - Compose a Craft! - 3:00-4:45pm - Children's Room. Create a colorful composition Book! Start your own journal or diary like Mira's today! Composition books available for first 50, or bring your own. A Lamorinda Kids Read! event. Read the Book! Join the Fun! For more information click here.

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 theRumpus.net 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.

Always check out the latest events at www.LLLCF.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Upcoming Chamber Events 
   
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