Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  March 9, 2015 News & Events
Thursday, March 12 - Cyber Safety Town Hall

Assembly Woman Susan Bonilla and Facebook will partner for a workshop on Cyber Safety on Thursday, March 12 from 7:00-8:30pm at Foothill Middle School's Multipurpose Room, 2775 Cedro Lane, Walnut Creek. 

The presentation will provide you with information on ways to secure your personal privacy on social media and how to report inappropriate content, harassment and other forms of misconduct.

For more information please 521-1511. Click here to RSVP. 
Sunday, March 15 Deadline for Voting 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 Sunday, March 15 and you must vote online.

Wednesday, March 18 - "Easy-to-Do Facebook Content Creation Strategies" Workshop

Facebook Icon Join us for this free workshop - Easy-to-Do Facebook Content Creation Strategies. Setting up a Facebook Page is the easy part. Finding engaging content to post every day? That can be tricky. In this workshop, we'll talk about time effi¬cient content creation strategies, plus tactics that help your posts get noticed. Wednesday, March 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:
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Questions? Call Robin @ (925) 451-3069
Thursday, March 19 - Entrepreneur's Club

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Our monthly Entrepreneur's Club meeting will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 8:30am in the Chamber Conference Room. Our speakers this month are John and Stef Shaterian, founders of fLO Content. Their topic will be REEL Talk: A Process for Creating Unique, Creative and Compelling Videos. Please park on the street.

Friday, March 27 - Citizen of the Year Dinner honoring Marechal Duncan

The "Citizen of the Year" dinner honoring Marechal Duncan is sponsored by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and Lamorinda Weekly. The event takes place at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa on Friday, March 27. Cocktails begin at 6pm & Dinner at 7pm. Reservations required.

Marechal never slows down and you can find him everywhere. His passions include the Lafayette Historical Society where he currently serves as Vice President, and the Lafayette Community Foundation's Liaison Committee for Seniors, where he serves as Co-chair for the annual Senior Symposium. Marechal also served as Co-chair of the Lafayette Sesquicentennial Celebration back in 1998. 


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In This Issue
Thursday, March 12 - Cyber Safety Town Hall
Voting Open for 2015 Best of the East Bay
Wednesday, March 18 - "Easy-to-Do Facebook Content Creation Strategies" Workshop
Thursday, March 19 - Entrepreneur's Club
Marechal Duncan named 2015 Citizen of the Year
Welcome Our New Members!
Thursday, March 19 - What's Next for Lafayette? - Join the Community Conversation
Changes at Ward-Young
Lafayette Community Foundation (LCF) Accepting Grant Applications
Project LPIE looking for a few good volunteers
Sponsorships Available
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Welcome Our New Members!

The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from March 3 - March 8:

AB Construction - Contractor/Construction
    Top Shop Auto - Automobile Services

Thursday, March 19 - What's Next for Lafayette? - Join the Community Conversation

It's time for the community to initiate a discussion regarding what's next for Lafayette. The City wants to know what else is on your list. To collect the boardest
range of opnions representing all of the community, they have put together several ways to share your thoughts:

1. Fill out the survey found in the Vista newsletter and mail it to the City.
2. Fill out the survey online.
3. Send a letter or email that reflects your priorities to
4. Attend a Community Conversation meeting in your neighborhood & make your voice know.

There will be three Community Conversation meetings all at 7pm - March 19 at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center; April 16 at the Lafayette Community Center and May 14 at Oakwood Athletic Club. Childcare will be provided - to reserve a spot email City Clerk Joanne Robbins at


Changes at Ward-Young 

Ward-Young Architecture & Planning have been part of the Lafayette Community for over thirty years and a member of the Lafayette Chamber since 1995.  Their firm has been involved in some of the very best residential and commercial projects in Lafayette.  Recently they moved their offices down the street to 3730 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 320.   The new location has provided Ward-Young with twice the square footage to accommodate their growing staff.  The building was selected because it coincides with the recent work by Ward-Young, as they have three projects with walking distance, Woodbury Condominiums, the Green Building Award Winning - The Fresh Connection, and the newest project, EcoVive, a medical office building. Congratulations to Tim and Larry!  For more information, visit


Lafayette Community Foundation (LCF) Accepting Grant Applications

The Lafayette Community Foundation (LCF) is accepting grant applications from local non-profits for its Spring 2015 grant cycle. LCF invests in programs and projects that promote and enhance the civic, cultural, educational and environmental health of Lafayette and beyond. ALL applications must be received through the online application form- please go to our website at and click on APPLY FOR A GRANT.

Should you have any questions, please contact Kathy Bowles via my email at


Project LPIE looking for a few good volunteers

Project LPIE is an opportunity to recognize the talented Acalanes High School students for their project-based learning with a unique community twist! The students compete in any of the 14 categories that showcase their skills both within and outside the curriculum. Project judging is done by professional business people with extensive expertise in the various categories. Judges are needed to complete this project.  If you would like to participate, please reply to Myrna Kimmelman at email: or call her at 299-1644.
Sponsorships Available

Sponsorships and space for the 2015 Art & Wine Festival are selling at record pace. Don't be left out. September 19th & 20th mark our 20th year bringing as many as 100,000 people to downtown Lafayette. Call Sara Regan for details at 925-284-7404 ext. 12 or email her at You can also find out about other sponsorship opportunities including the Reservoir Run, Taste of Lafayette, Summer Concerts, Dogtown Downtown and Earth Day.


What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center


Wednesday, March 11 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Arts & Science Discovery Center. Insect Discovery Lab is coming to Curiosity Corner! It's "Bugs Week" at the Lafayette Library and Insect Discovery Lab is bringing Big Bugs to Curiosity Corner! Come learn and get your hands on some really BIG BUGS! For more information click here.

Thursday, March 12 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Homework Center. Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws. Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for a monthly nature journaling workshop series. See the possibilities of what a journal can be and how to make journaling and drawing a life changing habit. If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies. For more information click here.

Friday, March 13 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Arts & Science Discovery Center. It's a Bug's Life! Join us as we end Bugs Week with a Bug Movie!! For more information click here.

Saturday, March 14 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM |-Community Hall. Gold Coast Chamber Players. Gold Coast Chamber Players present an all-Czech program featuring folk songs, fairy tales, and the harmonium on March 14, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Lafayette Library Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Featured guest artists include pianist Yana Reznik and cellist Christopher Costanza. For more information click here


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Upcoming Chamber Events 

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

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

Friday, March 27 - Coffee with the Mayor (sponsored by PG&E) - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room 

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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