Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  November 11, 2014 News & Events
Wednesday, November 12 - Monthly Mixer at Las Trampas

Join us for our Monthly Mixer at Las Trampas on Wednesday, November 12 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Enjoy networking and bring a raffle prize to have your business recognized. Las Trampas is located at 3460 Lana Lane in Lafayette. From downtown Lafayette turn onto Moraga Road from Mt. Diablo Blvd. and at the first traffic light turn left on Moraga Blvd. Continue on Moraga Blvd. and turn right on 4th St., then right onto Lana Lane and look from Las Trampas sign.

 

Thursday, November 13 - City of Lafayette: Surplus Computer Auction

City of Lafayette logo The City of Lafayette is holding a Surplus Computer Auction on Thursday, November 13 at 2:00pm at their offices located at 3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd., #265. For more information on the computers being auctioned, visit their websiteNote that all equipment is sold "as is" and all sales are final.

 

Thursday, November 13 - Ribbon Cutting at Rivulet Chiropractic   

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at Rivulet Chiropractic on Thursday, November 13 at 5:00pm.  Rivulet Chiropractic is located at 3732 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 280. If you are coming from downtown Lafayette turn right at the driveway after Fresh Connections, then proceed up the driveway to a fork in the road.  At the fork make a left hand turn and proceed up the driveway with caution. 
Wednesday, November 19 - "Building Your Local Business Network in a Social Media World" Workshop


"Building Your Local Business Network in a Social Media World" Workshop on Wednesday, November 19 at 8am. No question: Building a strong business network is critical to business success. In this workshop we'll look at local opportunities for forging new connections and how social media can build upon those face to face interactions. Are you beginning to make your 2015 business goals and action plans? This is a perfect workshop to jumpstart that effort.

Free, but Limited Seating - Reservations Recommended
Online Registration: bit.ly/LafayetteChamber
Questions? Call Robin @ (925) 451-3069
Thursday, November 20 - Monthly Entrepreneur's Club Meeting
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Our monthly Entrepreneur's Club Meeting is Thursday, November 20 at 8:30am in the Chamber Conference Room. This month's speaker is Wil Hart, Marketing Specialist with Smart Simple Marketing and his topic is Campaigns That Drive Action: Offers & Promotions. Please park on the street.
Thursday, November 20 - Ribbon Cutting at Learning Express Toys

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, November 20 at 5pm at new Lafayette Business and Chamber Member - Learning Express Toys. They are located at 3568 Mt. Diablo Blvd.        
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In This Issue
Wednesday, November 12 - Monthly Mixer at Las Trampas
Thursday, November 13 - City of Lafayette: Surplus Computer Auction
Thursday, November 13 - Ribbon Cutting at Rivulet Chiropractic
Wednesday, November 19 - "Building Your Local Business Network in a Social Media World" Workshop
Thursday, November 20 - Monthly Entrepreneur's Club Meeting
Thursday, November 20 - Ribbon Cutting at Learning Express Toys
Is Parking a Problem in Lafayette?
Friday, November 21 - 36th Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast
Friday, November 21 - Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening of Douglah Design Plumbing, Tile & Lighting Store
Sad News from Moraga
Are you a Good Sign or a Bad Sign?
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Is Parking a Problem in Lafayette? 

City of Lafayette logo Lafayette's Parking Ordinance Committee is getting ready for their second of three workshops to discuss downtown parking and potential strategies to address parking issues.  The first workshop focused on the Core Downtown Area.  This second gathering will look at the East End. The workshop will be held on Thursday, November 20 from 6pm-8pm at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center in the Community Hall. For more information you can call 284-1976 or email NSrivatsa@lovelafayette.org or SAllen@lovelafayette.org.

 

Friday, November 21 - 36th Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast

Thanksgiving 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.

 

Friday, November 21 - Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening of Douglah Design Plumbing, Tile & Lighting Store

Join us on Friday, November 21 at 5:00pm for a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the Douglah Design Plumbing, Tile & Lighting Store. The store is located at 3535 Mt. Diablo Blvd.  This store is in addition to the Douglah Design Showroom (3586 Mt. Diablo Blvd.). 

 

Sad News from Moraga

Roger Poynts, great friend of the Moraga Chamber, died  in an accident on Sunday afternoon October 26th. The dedicated Civil Engineer had been working for years on a plan to make his 'rock' property a great asset for Moraga: the ambitious plan for the property in the heart of town included a vineyard, a winery, trails, an amphitheater, hospitality area, and plenty of open space. Roger tirelessly met with groups and individuals to build a concensus for the project. The Council was to give a first advice on it this coming January. Moraga will miss this gentleman. The Chamber is deeply saddened by Roger's death. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 22 beginning at 4:30pm at the Orinda Masonic Lodge, 9 Altarinda Drive.

 

Are you a Good Sign or a Bad Sign?

Lafayette's new Code Enforcement Officer, Adam Foster, will be spending a little more time in our downtown over the next few weeks. He is responsible for enforcing the Sign Ordinance. If a business has a prohibited sign, Adam will pursue administrative remedies pursuant to chapters 1-3 and 1-9 of the Lafayette Municipal Code. Administrative citations and fines may be issued for each day a violation occurs. Listed below are commonly used prohibited signs. Please refer to the Sign Ordinance for the full list of prohibited signs: 

A-frame or sandwich board signs
Banner signs (except for temporary signs, as listed above)
Flashing, internally or externally illuminated, moving, rotating, animated or inflated signs
Portable signs (not permanently affixed to the ground or a structure)

A review of the Sign Ordinance will soon be underway. If you have thoughts about the current ordinance or would like to see changes, please contact us at the chamber - jay@lafayettechamber.org or let the city's Planning Department know - Srivatsa, Niroop at NSrivatsa@ci.lafayette.ca.us. You can contact Adam directly at Foster, Adam at AFoster@ci.lafayette.ca.us or 925-299-3207


 

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center


 
Wednesday, November 12 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Community Hall. Wonders of the World Lecture Series: Asian Art Museum Docent Talk. Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center continue their Wonders of the World Docent Lecture Series with Roads of Arabia: Archeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution, this exhibit features more than 200 objects, ranging from excavated stone tools, some dating back more than a million years, to a 17th-century set of gilded doors that once graced the entrance to the Ka'ba, Islam's holiest sanctuary. For more information click here.

Friday, November 14 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Hall. A Classical Evening of Piano and Cello. Join us for this special musical evening at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. Noel Benkman and Rebecca Roudman will perform two sonatas for cello and piano, with pieces by Prokofiev and Chopin. For more information click here.

 

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Upcoming Chamber Events 


Friday, November 21 - 36th Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast - 7:00am - Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane. Reservations required.

Wednesday, November 26 (noon) - Friday, November 28 - Chamber Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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