Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  October 20, 2014 News & Events
What is the number one reason why people don't volunteer?

Because the were never asked... Consider helping out at the Lafayette Reservoir Run this weekend. Plenty of ways to get involved. You can even pitch in before or after your race. For more information please visit:


Wednesday, October 22 - Fundraiser for LPIE

On Wednesday, October 22 from 2-5pm, the Brrristas at Smitten Ice Cream Lafayette will be serving up scoops to support Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE). Tickets are $5 for unlimited scoops, and all profits go directly to LPIE. Come enjoy all the scoops your stomach can handle! (Just make sure to bring your elastic-waist pants...) 


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.

Friday, October 24 - Coffee with the Mayor

Join community and chamber members this Friday, October 24 morning as we have our final "Coffee with Mayor" Tatzin this year. Agenda items will include:
* Parking Committee's workshop review of Core Downtown parking concerns
* New City Ordinance allowing private property owners to write (invoices/citations)
* SB 270 - "Single Use" plastic bags ban and Lafayette's plans for an alternative initiative
* Potential Fee Surcharge for use of Public Right-of-Way during construction and development in the downtown
We meet in the Chamber conference room at 8:00am. Continental Breakfast and coffee served. Open to everyone.


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.  


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In This Issue
Friday, October 24 - Trick or Treat Street
Health Fair - Sunday, October 26
Sunday, October 26 Reservoir Run - Online Registration
Chamber Office Closed on Monday, October 13
Deadline to Vote for 2015 Board of Directors - Wednesday, October 15
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Sunday, October 26 - Reservoir Run - Register Online 

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

Welcome to our New Members!

The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from October 7 - October 20:

Cindy Kastner Health Coach - Health Care / Wellness
Gagnon's Party Rentals - Event Rentals

The Writing Studio -  Educational Services

Windsor Management LLC  -  Property Management / Development


Chamber Office Closed on Monday, October 27

The Chamber Office will be closed on Monday, October 27 for Reservoir Run clean-up.  We will reopen on Tuesday, October 28 at 9:00am.
Tuesday, October 28 - Green Committee Meeting - noon

Green LogoGovernor Brown has signed SB270 into law, effective July 1, 2015.  Single use Plastic Bags will be banned in California.  Come to our Green Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 28 at noon and find out about Lafayette's plans to adopt their own ordinance.  If you want to learn how to make your business "greener" you should join us.  We meet in the chamber conference room.  If you are driving, please park on the street. 


Must Be Under 40 - Really!

Lafayette Young Professionals invites you to a MEETUP on Wednesday, October 29, 5:30pm at the Bistro at the Park (located in the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa).
This is a place where young professionals can tap into our local business community and really develop relationships that will be with them for the rest of their lives. For information visit


Friday, November 21 - 36th Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast

Join us for our 36th Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast on Friday, November 21 - 7:00am-8:30am at Our Saviors Luthern Church on 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. The breakfast is catered by Dave's Cuisine (Chef Dave Krider). Music provided by Harpist Wendy Tamis. This year's keynote speaker is M.J. Marggraff - Author, Speaker, Suborbital Spaceflight traveler. RSVP required. Register online or complete & mail or fax registration form.


What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center

Tuesday, October 21 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Hall. Eating for Life: The Longevity Kitchen. Details.

Wednesday, October 22 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Arts & Science Discovery Center. Button Making. Details.

Thursday, October 23 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Homework Center. College Financial Planning. Details.

Thursday, October 23 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Hall. The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin. Details.

Friday, October 24 -3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Lafayette Library and Learning Center. Trick or Treat @Lafayette Library. Details.

Saturday, October 25 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Community Hall. Gold Coast Chamber Players. Details.

Sunday, October 26 - All Day - Amphitheater. Rotten Pumpkin Contest!

Sunday, October 26 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Community Hall. Gold Coast Chamber Players. Details.

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Upcoming Chamber Events 

Thursday, November 6 - Ribbon Cutting at Lamorinda Audiology - 5pm - 3744 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 100

Monday, November 10 - Chamber Office closed for Veterans' Day Holiday

Wednesday, November 12 - Monthly Mixer at Las Trampas - 5:30pm - 3460 Lana Lane, Lafayette

Thursday, November 13 - Ribbon Cutting at Rivulet Chiropractic - 5pm - 3732 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 280

Wednesday, November 19 - "Building Your Local Business Network in a Social Media World" Workshop - 8:00am - Lafayette Library and Learning Center's Arts & Science Classroom

Thursday, November 20 - Monthly Entrepreneur's Club - 8:30pm - Chamber Conference Room

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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