Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  October 6 2014 News & Events
Wednesday, October 8 - Mixer at Lafayette Art Gallery

Our monthly mixer is Wednesday, October 8 at the Lafayette Art Gallery from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. At Lafayette Art Gallery is located in The Forge at 3420 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite A. The Gallery soon to be new neighbor, Dave Roberson of Bonehead BBQ will be providing a sampling of his wonderful dishes. The Gallery is working on some additional food selections also.  

Some of the artists have donated their works and  local businesses such as Busy Stix are donating handmade items for the Raffle.  If you would like to have your business recognized, please bring a raffle item.

Thursday, October 9 - Ribbon Cutting at East Bay Shoulder Clinic & Sports Rehabilitation.

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at new Chamber member East Bay Shoulder Clinic & Sports Rehabilitation on Thursday, October 9 at 5:00pm.  East Bay Shoulder Clinic & Sports Rehabilitation is located at 3717 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Ste. 100.    


Thursday, October 9 - Special Meeting - IS PARKING A PROBLEM IN LAFAYETTE?

What do YOU think of: Parking meters? Permits for employees? A parking garage? Attend the this workshop to discuss downtown parking and potential strategies to address the issue. City Staff is interested in hearing your thoughts on parking and ways to solve the issues that we face.

Presented by the CITY OF LAFAYETTE PARKING ORDINANCE COMMITTEE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 FROM 6-8 P.M, LAFAYETTE METHODIST CHURCH, FELLOWSHIP HALL. This will be the first in a series of downtown parking workshops to obtain feedback from the community to help the City draft its future parking policies. The focus of the meeting will be the Downtown Core. If you are interested in the future East End or West End Workshops or have comments about parking, please contact us at 925-284-1976  or email or For more information, go to:


Chamber Office Closed on Monday, October 13

The Chamber Office will be closed on Monday, October 13 in observance of the Columbus Day Holiday.  We will reopen on Tuesday, October 14 at 9:00am.
Wednesday, October 15 - "Online Business Profiles Matter: Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Yours" Workshop

"Online Business Profiles Matter: Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Yours" free Workshop at 8am on Wednesday, October 15 at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Potential customers are searching online for solutions you offer. How easy are you to find and is that information easy to read on cell phones, iPads & other mobile devices? You can't control everything that's said online about your business or how people are searching, but it's important to manage what you can. That starts with claiming, optimizing & monitoring *free* online profiles like Yelp & Google+ Local. In this popular workshop, we outline easy steps to get started.

Free, but Limited Seating - Reservations Recommended
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Questions? Call Robin @ (925) 451-3069


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In This Issue
Wednesday, October 8 - Mixer at Lafayette Art Gallery
Thursday, October 9 - Ribbon Cutting at East Bay Shoulder Clinic & Sports Rehabilitation
Thursday, October 9 - Special Meeting - IS PARKING A PROBLEM IN LAFAYETTE?
Chamber Office Closed on Monday, October 13
Wednesday, October 15 - "Online Business Profiles Matter: Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Yours" Workshop
Welcome to our New Members
Sunday, October 19 - Harvest Festival
Friday, October 24 - Trick or Treat Street
Health Fair - Sunday, October 26
Sunday, October 26 Reservoir Run - Online Registration
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Welcome to our New Members

The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from August 18 - October 6:

A la Carte Magazine  - Publishers / Publications
Alzheimer's Association - Senior Services
Diablo Ballet - Non-Profit Organizations & Clubs
Lamorinda Financial Planning  -  Financial Services & Planning
Pacific Union - Swim & Company - Real Estate Services

RedefiningCourage -  Educational Services

Skin Solutions - Nails by Mavis -  Beauty Salons & Services

SEED (Special Education Enrichment Development)  -  Non-Profit Organizations & 


Special Tactics Solutions Inc. - Consultants

Sunday, October 19 - Harvest Festival  


The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center invites the entire community to an open house and harvest festival on Sunday, October 19, from 11 - 3.  There will be tours, games, crafts, an unveiling of a new garden mural, food, music, displays, a presentation about chickens at 11 and talk about the natural history of the Lafayette Creek area at 1:30.  The garden is located at 3932 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, across from the Reservoir.


Friday, October 24 - Trick or Treat Street 

We are asking you to help us create a fun and safe event for the children. Parents will bring the kids around from business to business. Think about staying open till 6:00pm. If you would like to participate, please put the "Trick or Treat Street" poster on your door on Friday, October 24. Let us know you are in by emailing by October 21, so we can include you on the map/list.

This event is in the center of town and includes Mt. Diablo Blvd. from Dewing to 1st Street and Lafayette Circle. Have some candy or treats for the kids. This is sure way to get some new customers trough your door. Last year we had several hundred kids participating.

Health Fair - Sunday, October 26

Our annual Health Fair - supporting the Healthy Lifestyles of Lamorinda Residents will be held at this year's Lafayette Reservoir Run on Sunday, October 26.  If you are interested in having a booth at the Health Fair. If you want to have a vendor booth at the Health Fair, contact Dr. Jackie Behymer at


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


Wednesday, October 8 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Community Hall. Wonders of the World Lecture Series: deYoung Museum Docent Talk, The Friends of the LLLC present the next program in their Wonders of the World Museum Docent Lecture Series: Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection. Spanning more than 1,000 years of artistic creativity, this exhibition focuses on the indigenous arts of the American Southwest, featuring 11th-century Mimbres ceramics alongside masterful classic Navajo weavings. For more information click here.

Wednesday, October 8  - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Hall - Congressman George Miller: Celebrating Forty Years on Capitol Hill. Much has changed in politics over the past forty years. One thing that has remained constant, however, is the presence of Congressman George Miller who was just 29 years old when first elected in 1974. Already a six-term veteran by the time Nancy Pelosi entered Congress, Miller was known as her strong right arm throughout her rise to House leadership. Join the Commonwealth Club to celebrate this longtime public servant. Miller will relfect on his four decades in office, what he expects to see from Congress in coming years, the race for his seat, and more.For more information click here.

Thursday, October 9 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Amphitheater. Station 15 is bringing their Firetruck to visit!! Join us after storytime in the Amphitheater for a special visit from Lafayette's finest! Station 15 is bringing their firetruck for us to explore! For more information click here.

Thursday, October 9 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Amphitheater. Grab your book club buddies and copies of a favorite book club book for our 1st Friends of Lafayette Library book club swap! It's a great way to meet other book clubs in the community, get book ideas, or just share a cold beverage and say hello. Make sure to then check-out The Friends Corner Book Shop, located at First St. and Golden Gate Way, a used bookstore with hundreds of popular book titles available for a steal. For more information click here.

Friday, October 10 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Community Hall. CCPAS Concert: Piano Composers Group. Join us for an evening with the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society Piano Composers Group. Enjoy original compositions from talented artists. For more information click here.

Saturday, October 11 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Community Hall. 2nd Annual Teen Battle of the Bands! In this exciting event, teen bands will battle it out on stage in front of their friends and peers alike for cash and other prizes. The doors open at 2:45pm and the show will begin at 3:00pm. Radio station Live 105 will take on hosting duties and have a table with games for attendees. The Guitar Center will also have a table and raffle for a free set of guitar lessons. The library's own Bookmark Café will be present to sell food and beverages. Raffle prizes will be randomly awarded to audience members between each set. For more information click here.

Monday, October 13 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Hall. Water Politics. How long will the California drought last? By studying tree rings and lake sediments, scientists have found that droughts were once typical in California and have been known to last for decades. This raises the question: Is this the beginning of a new normal? For more information click here.

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Upcoming Chamber Events 

Thursday, October 16Entrepreneur's Club - 8:30 am - Chamber Conference Room

Friday, October 24 - Coffee with the Mayor - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room

Sunday, October 26 - 22nd Annual Reservoir Run

Monday, October 27 - Chamber Office Closed for Reservoir Run clean-up

Tuesday, October 28 - Green Committee Open Meeting - 12:00pm - Chamber Conference Room
Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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