Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  December 22 2014 News & Events
Tuesday, December 23 - Noon - Chamber Office Closes for the Holidays

Happy Holidays
The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is here for YOU!  But beginning at noon on Tuesday, December 23, we won't be here for you. We will be hibernating until Monday, January 5, 2015.  Happy Holidays to our members and our friends!
Welcome Our New Members!

The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from December 2 - December 21:

Why Not Girl! Solutions - Social Media Consulting, Coaching & Training

Tuesday, December 23 - Caroling in the Plaza 

There will be caroling in the Plaza Park at the corner of Moraga Road & Mt. Diablo Blvd. on Tuesday, December 23 at 7:00pm with Mike Zappa.  This event is open to all.
Season of Giving

It's the end of another year, and as you prepare to close the books on 2014, you might be thinking about who to share your good fortune with.  Consider reviewing some of the non-profits that operate here locally.  Here is a link to some of the non-profits that are chamber members.


A Chance to Help our Friends and our Planet

Over the last two years Global Student Embassy has helped the chamber with over 150 volunteers at our annual Art & Wine Festival.  This year, we were able to donate back $2,000 to their organization. GSE works with young people in the Bay Area and Latin America to develop the skills and passion to be advocates for ecological restoration and international collaboration on some of the most pressing environmental issues facing our world.  This year, they have expanded their programs here in Lamorinda to to weekly eco-action programs in five schools and will be taking over 100 students from Lamorinda abroad this year! In January GSE will be providing 15 scholarships for our Latin American student leaders to visit the United States, 5 of which will be staying in Contra Costa County with host families. Any contribution made before December 31, 2014 will help us reach our goal for the $10,000 matching donation.  For more information, please contact Chrissy Orangio at 925-297-5662 or visit


This Month's Sponsor
Thank you to Branagh Development & The Dana Green Team for sponsoring Lafayette's twinkle lights!

Branagh Development
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In This Issue
Chamber Office Closes for the Holidays
Welcome Our New Members!
Tuesday, December 23 - Caroling in the Plaza
Season of Giving
A Chance to Help our Friends and our Planet
Lafayette Citizen's Police Academy
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Lafayette Citizen's Police Academy

Lafayette Police Chief Eric Christensen is recruiting six chamber members to be involved in a new pilot program here in Lafayette.  The Citizen's Police Academy will give you the opportunity to learn how the police department functions.  The program uses a mix of lecture and hands-on experience much like a real police academy.  This should give the participants an overview of what it's like to be an officer.  You must be at least 21 years of age, a resident of Lafayette or work in Lafayette, willing to undergo a cursory background check and you have not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in the past year.  Some of the areas covered will be investigation, disaster response, narcotics, accident investigation, traffic stops,  a trip the crime lab and the county jail, use of force and if you are interested, a trip to the Sheriff's Firearms Range.

Applications are available at the Chamber office or you can call Cathy Surgess at the police department at 283-3680.  This program will be limited to six chamber members.  Interested?  Then what are you waiting for...


What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center


Library Closed Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25

Library Closed Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1


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Upcoming Chamber Events 

Tuesday, December 23 - January 2 - Chamber Office Closed for Christmas Holiday

Thursday, January 15 - Entrepreneur's Club - 8:30am - Chamber Conference Room

Thursday, January 15 - Ribbon Cutting at American Kitchen - 5:00pm - 71 Lafayette Circle

Wednesday, January 21 - "Linkedin 2015 - What's New & What Matters for You" Workshop - 8:00am - Lafayette Library & Learning Center

Thursday, January 22 - Ribbon Cutting at Advanced Weight Loss & Wellness - 5:00pm - 959 Mt. View Drive  

Friday, January 23 - Coffee with the Mayor - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room

Sunday, January 25 - Lamorinda Home Expo '15 - 10:00am - Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Tuesday, January 27 - Green Committee Meeting - 12:00pm - Chamber Conference Room

Thursday, January 29 - Ribbon Cutting at Bay Sotheby's International Realty - 5:00pm - 3725 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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