Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  February 23, 2015 News & Events
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 our plan to educate Lafayette about the July 2015 plastic bag ban to take effect; Earth Day events and what role the Green Committee will play; and decide on the Green Committee's nominee(s) for the Lafayette Green Awards. Please park on the street.

 

Tuesday, February 24 - Tax Credit Workshop

You are invited to attend a free workshop on the "California Competes Tax Credit" on Tuesday, February 24 from 1-2pm, presented by the office of Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla.  Come learn how your business can apply for millions on available tax credits!  The workshop will be held at the Walnut Creek City Hall, 1666 North Main Street, Walnut Creek.  RSPV to www.tinyurl.com/CAlCompetesWC or call 925-521-1511
Tuesday, February 24 - Think Global, Drink Local!

Join the GREEN movement and meet "like minded" entrepreneurs tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24 at 5:30pm at Metro Lafayette.  This is an opportunity to connect and network with the local 'sustainability" community.  Metro is located at 3524 mt. Diablo Blvd. RSVP to abker@republicservices.com.

 

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. 

 

Wednesday, February 25 - Planning Commission - Special Meeting

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A special meeting has been called to discuss "the Homes at Deer Hill" on Wednesday,
February 25 at 7:00pm.  The meeting will held in the Community Hall at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.  This meeting will review the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the project that once proposed 315 apartments on the 22 acre parcel at Deer Hill Rd. and Pleasant Hill Rd.  The revised project calls for 44 detached homes and now includes a dog park.  For more information please visit www.ci.lafayette.ca.us or contact Greg Wolff, Project Planner at 925-299-3204

 

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Tuesday, February 24 - Green Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 24 - Tax Credit Workshop
Tuesday, February 24 - Think Global, Drink Local!
Wednesday, February 25 - Monthly Mixer at Indigo & Poppy
Wednesday, February 25 - Young Professionals Group
Wednesday, February 25 - Planning Commission - Special Meeting
Friday, February 27 - Business Issues Forum / Governmental Affairs Meeting
Welcome Our New Members!
Voting Open for 2015 Best of the East Bay
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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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.

 

Welcome Our New Members!
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The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from February 14 - February 23:

    
Voting Open for 2015 Best of the East Bay

Each year Diablo Magazine produces their version of "Best Of". Many of our local businesses and chamber members have been highlighted in the annual issue. This kind of FREE Publicity cant be underestimated. Vote for your friends and yourself by clicking on this link. The deadline to vote is March 15 and you must vote online.
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


 
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.

 

Tuesday, February 24 - 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM -Community Hall. Leung's White Crane Lion Dance Troupe. Come celebrate Chinese New Year with us as we enjoy the Leung's White Crane Lion Dance Troupe! For more information click here.

Wednesday, February 25 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Arts & Science Discovery Center. Treasure Boxes. Make a box for storing your stuff! For more information click here.

Friday, February 27 - 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM - Homework Center. Spanish Language Class for Kids. As part of our Book-to-Action Program, Señora Alma will teach kids some basic conversational Spanish and vocabulary from Duncan Tonatiuh's book, Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin. Come learn some Spanish! For more information click here.

Saturday, February 28 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Community Hall. LLLC Volunteer Orientation Meeting. Learn about the various volunteer opportunities available for adults at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. We will describe the three Library entities and how they work together:The Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation, the Friends of the Lafayette Library and the Library itself. For more information click here.

Saturday, February 28 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM -Community Hall. CCPAS Concert: Classical Piano. Come and be treated to an hour of Classical piano favorites from the CCPAS Master Artists group. Works from the Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century eras will be performed for piano solo, cello and piano, and clarinet, cello, piano trio. The composers are Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, Ginastera, and Raphael. 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