Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  March 16, 2015 News & Events
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: bit.ly/LafayetteChamber
Or Email: workshops@lafayettechamber.org
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 speaker this month is Stef Shaterian, founderof fLO Content. Her 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 - Space Filling Up!

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. Make your reservation soon as space is filling up quickly.


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 cityhall@lovelafayette.org.
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 jrobbins@lovelafayette.org.


 

Thursday, March 19 - Art & Wine Committee Meeting - 5:30pm - Chamber Conference Room

Contra Costa's biggest party may be six months away, but we are already busy planning.  Have you ever thought about volunteering?  No, not for just 3 hours in the ticket booth, but ALL WEEKEND.  It's a hoot.  Join us at our first meeting of the year, this Thursday, March 19 at 5:30pm in the Chamber Conference Room. Meet some new friends and find out why they keep coming back year after year. Please park on the street.  

 

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In This Issue
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
Thursday, March 19 - What's Next for Lafayette? - Join the Community Conversation
Thursday, March 19 - Art & Wine Committee Meeting
Welcome Our New Members!
Friday, March 20 - The Buzztones at Town Hall Theatre
Saturday, March 21 - Live Jazz at the Rheem Theatre
Tuesday, March 24 - Green Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 25 - Monthly Mixer at GemLust
Thursday, March 26 - Young Professionals Group Meeting
Friday, March 27 - Coffee with the Mayor
Lafayette Community Foundation (LCF) Accepting Grant Applications
Changes at Ward-Young
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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The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from March 3 - March 15:

AB Construction - Contractor/Construction
Patrizia Marrone - Clothing & Accessories
Sliders Truck - Food Truck
    Top Shop Auto - Automobile Services

Friday, March 20 - The Buzztones at Town Hall Theatre

The Buzztones - There Goes the Neighborhood. Join the legendary Buzztones on Friday, March 20 for a rare evening of unplugged acoustic madness. This is a once in a lifetime experience that may never be repeated! All British Invasion! All garage band! All one hit wonders! All acoustic! All fun! All Buzztones! Dave, Ken, Dan and Alan bring centuries worth of musical hijinks to this magical evening. Act now because this event always sells out!!! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

Saturday, March 21 - Live Jazz at the Rheem Theatre

Beach Blanket Babylon has been a San Francisco favorite for many years. Come to the Rheem Theatre this Saturday night, March 21 and enjoy Misa Malone who is part of their cast. Sit back, have a glass of wine and enjoy the smooth listening of live jazz. Bar opens at 6pm. Showtime 7pm.  Tickets available on line or at the door.

 

Tuesday, March 24 - Green Committee Meeting

Green LogoThe Green Committee will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at noon in the Chamber Conference Room. If you interested in becoming a green business and/or to learn more about "green" issues effecting Lafayette this meeting it is for you. This month's meeting will focus on our upcoming Earth Day event and the roll out of the Plastic Bag and Styrofoam Ban. Please park on the street.

 

Wednesday, March 25 - Monthly Mixer at GemLust

The monthly mixer will be held on Wednesday, March 25 at GemLust, 3529 Mt. Diablo Blvd., at 5:30pm. Our mixers are a great place for networking and learning more about your fellow businesses.

 

Thursday, March 26 - Young Professionals Group Meeting

The Young Professionals Group will hold their next meeting on Thursday, March 26 at 5:30pm in the Chamber Conference Room.  This month's speaker is Italina and her topic is "Leverage LinkedIn for Leads: From a Marketing & Branding Expert". For more information about the Young Professionals Group and this month's topic, visit their meetup page.

 

Friday, March 27 - Coffee with the Mayor

On Friday, March 27 at 8:00am in the Chamber Conference Room you have an opportunity to enjoy Coffee with Mayor Brandt Anderssen. This meeting will focus on the upcoming "Community Conversations", the proposed housing/parking project on Moraga Rd. and the alternative project for 44 detached homes on Deerhill Rd. Come and get your questions answered regarding the many issues taking place in Lafayette.  Our Business Forum and Coffee with the Mayor meetings are sponsored by PG&E. Please park on the street.  Light breakfast is served.  Everyone is welcome.

 

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 www.lafayettecf.org and click on APPLY FOR A GRANT.

Should you have any questions, please contact Kathy Bowles via my email at bowleskathleen3@gmail.com.


 

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 www.wyarch.com.

 

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: myrna@lpie.org 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 sara@lafayettechamber.org. 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


Thursday,
March 19 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Hall. Friends of the LLLC Presents: Sweet Thursday with Elizabeth Rosner.Join us for an evening with novelist and poet Elizabeth Rosner to discuss her recently published works Electric City and Gravity. Electric City is a pulsing, epic novel of America, of its great scientific ingenuity and emotional ambition; one that frames the birth and evolution of its towns against the struggles of its indigenous tribes, the immigrant experience, a country divided and the technological advancements that ushered in the modern world. For more information click here.


Saturday, March 21 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Lafayette Community Garden & Outdoor Learning Center. Spring into Spring! As the earth turns to Spring, the garden plants all curl toward the sun. Come explore with us the twists and turns of growing things! Storytime, Discovery & Crafty Curls! For more information click here.

 

Always check out the latest events at www.LLLCF.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Upcoming Chamber Events 

April 11 - Dogtown Downtown - 10am-1pm - Plaza Park & Lafayette Library & Learning Center

April 15 - "Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop - 8:00am - Lafayette Library & Learning Center

April 16 - Entrepreneur's Club - 8:30am - Chamber Conference Room

April 22 - Mixer at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette - 5:30pm - 1010 Second Street

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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