Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  February 17, 2015 News & Events
Wednesday, February 18 - "Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop

"Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop. Let's put your business on the Google Map for Local Search. It's time to claim & optimize your Google Plus Local Business Profile. Google Plus Local replaced Google Maps and "Google Local". If you've claimed either in the past, it's time to update. This is particularly important for businesses with brick and mortar locations.

Wednesday, February 18 at 8am. Workshop location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center's Arts & Science Classroom, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette (Enter from Plaza, off First Street).

Free, but Limited Seating - Reservations Recommended
Online Registration: bit.ly/LafayetteChamber
Or Email: workshops@lafayettechamber.org
Questions? Call Robin @ (925) 451-3069


 

Thursday, February 19 - Entrepreneur's Club Meeting

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Join us on Thursday, February 19 at 8:30am for our monthly Entrepreneur's Club Meeting in the Chamber Conference Room.  Our Speaker is MJ Marggraff and her topic is "Tips from Space". Please park on the street.
Tuesday, February 24 - Green Committee Meeting

Green Logo The Green Committee Open Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 24 at 12:00pm (noon) in the Chamber Conference Room. We will be discussing the upcoming Plastic Bag Ban. Please park on the street.
 
Wednesday, February 25 - Monthly Mixer at Indigo & Poppy

Join us for our monthly mixer at Indigo & Poppy on Wednesday, February 25 from 5:30-7:00pm. Indigo & Poppy is located at 1009 Oak Hill Road. Our monthly mixers are a great place to network.

 

Wednesday, February 25 - Young Professionals Group

Our next Meet-Up for our Young Pro's is coming up on Wednesday, February 25 at 5:30pm at La Finestra Ristorante. You can RSVP at www.Meetup.com. Have you ever dreamed of owning a home?  Join us as Jason Kenney and his team walk you through the steps.  Remember, you must be under 40 for this gathering. 

 

Friday, February 27 - Business Issues Forum / Governmental Affairs Meeting 

Join us for our monthly Business Issues Forum / Governmental Affairs Meeting on Friday, February 27 at 8:00am in the Chamber Conference Room. This meeting is open to everyone and your opportunity to learn more out the issue effecting Lafayette. Please park on the street.

 

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Wednesday, February 18 - "Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop
Thursday, February 19 - Entrepreneur's Club Meeting.
Tuesday, February 24 - Green Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 25 - Monthly Mixer at Indigo & Poppy
Wednesday, February 25 - Young Professionals Group
Friday, February 27 - Business Issues Forum / Governmental Affairs Meeting
Welcome Our New Members!
Nominations for 2014 Lafayette Green Awards - due February 28
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from February 6 - February 13:

Diablo View Rotary - Non-Profit Organizations & Clubs
Lamorinda Republican Women FederatedNon-Profit Organizations & Clubs
  Lamorinda Tooth Buds - Pediatric Dentistry -  Dentists 
      

 

Nominations for 2014 Lafayette Green Awards - due February 28

Do you know a resident, student, teacher, local business, community organization, or architect/builder that took impressive steps to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable in 2014? If so, then make sure to nominate them for a Lafayette Green Award.  The "Environmental Awards of Excellence" are jointly sponsored by Sustainable Lafayette and the City of Lafayette,  and recognizes outstanding efforts that contribute to a more sustainable community. 54 different individuals and organizations have been honored since 2007. Last year's winners included: Tina Goodfriend, Erika Pringsheim-Moore, Rising Loafer Café & Bakery, Hunsucker Goodstein PC, the Fresh Connection, and the Friends Corner Book Shop. Nominations are evaluated by the City's Environmental Task Force, across five different categories, based on three primary criteria: 
* How successfully did the candidate's activities reduce their footprint?
* How much did the candidate's activities help achieve the City's environmental goals?
* How much have the candidate's activities inspire others in the community?

This year's winners will be announced at the 10th Annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 26. Mayor Brandt Andersson will award certificates at the City Council meeting on April 27.  To nominate a resident, local business, green building, school or community organization for a Green Award, complete the nomination form by February 28, to be found on the city's website at www.lovelafayette.org/GreenAwards.


 

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center


 
Wednesday, February 18 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Lafayette Library and Learning Center. T-Shirt Market Bags. Make your own reusable bag out of a t-shirt! Bring an old t-shirt to use. For more information click here.

Thursday, February 19 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM - Homework Center. Book-to-Action Discussion Group: Dear Primo. You've met author Duncan Tonatiuh and read his book, Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin; now it's time to discuss the book! For more information click here.

Thursday, February 19 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Hall. Friends of the LLLC Presents: Sweet Thursdays with Claudia H Long. Join us for an evening with Claudia H Long, author of The Duel for Consuelo. History, love, and faith combine in a gripping novel set in early 1700's Mexico. In this second passionate and thrilling story of the Castillo family, the daughter of a secret Jew is caught between love and the burdens of a despised and threatened religion. For more information click here.

Saturday, February 21 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Community Hall. Journey to Africa through the Eyes of the Maasai. Born and raised in the heart of the Savanna, Maasai Chief Salaton Ole Ntutu, will bring Africa to life with his stories of a child becoming a warrior living amongst the wild animals he now passionately works to protect. Learn how he survived with his knowledge of animal behavior and sounds, while developing a desire to preserve his Maasai lands and culture. Back by popular demand, all ages will enjoy this adventure into the wild wonders of Africa! For more information click here.

Monday, February 23 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Lafayette Library and Learning Center. Learn to Knit & Crochet at the Library! Come and learn more about the art and craft of knitting or crochet at this 6-week workshop run by experts. This program is sponsored by the Needle Arts Mentoring Program (a project of the Helping Hands Foundation, Inc.) of the National NeedleArts Association, and is geared toward young people 8-18. Adults who wish to learn are welcome, but supplied materials may be limited. For more information click here.
 

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Upcoming Chamber Events 

Thursday, March 19 - Entrepreneur's Club - 8:30am - Chamber Conference Room

Tuesday, March 24 - Green Committee Open Meeting - 12:00pm - Chamber Conference Room

Wednesday, March 25 - Mixer at GemLust - 5:30pm - 3529 Mt. Diablo Blvd.  

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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