Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  September 15, 2014 News & Events
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.
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.

 

2014 Art & Wine & Music  Festival - Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21

What takes 40 Committee members, 250 volunteers, 150 kegs of beer and 450 bottles of wine. If you answered the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, you are correct SIR! Come on down and we guarantee a good time! The 2014 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, September 20 (10am-7pm) &  Sunday, September 21 (10am-6pm).

CONTINUOUS MUSIC & DANCING - FOOD: CHOICE IS EVERYWHERE, INCLUDING LAFAYETTE'S RESTAURANT ROW FARE- UNIQUE WINE & BEER OFFERINGS - ORIGINAL FINE ART & CRAFTS - FAMILY and DOG FRIENDLY. 

And remember it is the chamber's biggest fundraising event of the year. Still time volunteer for a shift. Simply go to bit.ly/festivalvolunteer2014 and sign-up online.

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

 

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In This Issue
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
Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21 - 2014 Art & Wine & Music Festival
Monday, September 22 -...Chamber Office Closed
Tuesday, September 23 - Green Committee Meeting
Mixing 101 Seminar - Tuesday, September 23
Grant Applications Being Accepted by Lafayette Community Foundation
Reservoir Run Online Registration
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Monday, September 22 - Chamber Office Closed - 

The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce office will be closed on Monday, September 22 for Art & Wine Festival clean-up. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 23 at 9:00am.

 

Tuesday, September 23 - Green Committee Meeting

Green Logo Our monthly Green Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at noon in the Chamber Conference Room. We will be discussing the plastic bag ban. Please park on the street.

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. 

 

Grant Applications Being Accepted by Lafayette Community Foundation

The Lafayette Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for its fall grant cycle. The deadline to submit an application is September 30. Please visit lafayettecf.org for more information and to fill out an application for a grant request.

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 16 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Arts & Science Discovery Center
Contra Costa Master Gardeners: What Went Wrong in Your Garden?
For details click here.

September 16 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Community Hall. Science Cafe: The Art and Science of Cheese. For details click here.

September 17 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Community Hall. Wonders of the World Lecture Series: St. Mary's Art Museum: Native American Art. For details click here.

September 17 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Amphitheater. Come see the car that started it all!! For details click here.

September 17 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Arts & Science Discovery Center. The Popcorn is Popping! For details click here.

September 18 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Hall. Lawrence Hall of Science Motion Festival! For details click here.

September 18 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Arts & Science Discovery Center. Travels with Frank Rainer: Madagascar. For details 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.

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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

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