Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  April 27, 2015 News & Events
Today's EBMUD Pipeline Project/Lafayette Circle Update

Today- Monday,  April 27 - EBMUD begins working on the portion of the water main from the creek crossing (next to The Cooperage and up to the Round Up) to Mt. Diablo Boulevard. This section of water main will very likely take two days to install due to the high concentration of utilities in the intersection with Mt. Diablo Boulevard. On Wednesday, April 29th EBMUD anticipates that they will begin excavating for the service transfers to the new main. In order to facilitate as quick a transfer process as possible, EBMUD anticipates that they will be excavating service connection points in the street and placing steel plates over these excavations beginning on Wednesday, April 29th. This work will be performed during the normal working hours with two way traffic control and flaggers. EBMUD has agreed to start service transfers to restaurants at 6:00 am with an anticipated reconnection time no later than 10:00 am beginning on Monday, May 4th. If all goes well, a number of the restaurants near La Fiesta Square will get their transfers to the new service on Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5. Those businesses will be notified. The project team knows that the time leading up to Mother's Day weekend is critical to the restaurants and the retailers. During the week of May 4th, they will be chlorinating the new line.

Questions? Please contact Matt Luttropp, Senior Engineer, City of Lafayette, Ph. 925.299.3247 Fx. 925.284.3169, or Stan Polite, EBMUD Project Manager,, (510) 774-6266
Tuesday, April 28 - Green Committee Meeting

Green Logo Our monthly Green Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 12:00pm (noon) in the Chamber Conference Room. The Green Committee will have just finished the Lafayette Reservoir Clean Up Day and Earth Day Festival events. Now with more than 40 businesses participating in the Green Business Program, the committee is looking at welcoming even more businesses. You can attend and learn how to become a "Lafayette Green" business.  Our focus at this meeting is finalizing the materials to distribute to the community to prepare for the Plastic Bag Ban in Lafayette beginning July 1st.  Please park on the street.

Water Conservation Workshop - Tuesday, April 28 - 6:30pm - Lafayette Library and Learning Center

Sustainable Lafayette is hosting this workshop on Tuesday, April 28 to help you do your best at conserving water.  Focusing on indoor and outdoor conservations actions and practices, you will also walk away with the Top 10 Actions you can do to maximize water savings.  If you would like additional information on this topic contact Kim Overaa - To contact the workshop instructor - Todd Sutton (925) 787-8913 or


Wednesday, April 29 - Young Professional Group - Happy Hour @ Metro in Lafayette

The Lafayette Chamber Young Professional Group will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 29 at Metro Restaurant, 3524 Mt. Diablo Blvd. from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. We will be on the back patio. Meet other young professionals and have a great time doing it. 
We are not a formal "Networking" group, but are a place to build relationships and have a fun time with people that will still be in business for the next ten, twenty, thirty, or forty years.  This group was designed for young professionals, by young professionals, and we hope you will join us. 


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Today's EBMUD Pipeline Project/Lafayette Circle Update
Tuesday, April 28 - Green Committee Meeting
Water Conservation Workshop - Tuesday, April 28 - 6:30pm - Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Wednesday, April 29 - Young Professional Group - Happy Hour @ Metro in Lafayette
Friday, May 1 - Art Show at Floret
Sponsorships Available for Taste of Lafayette
Tuesday, May 19 - 13th Annual Taste of Lafayette
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Friday, May 1 - Art Show at Floret

Floret is throwing an art show on Friday, May 1 from 4-7pm. With local artists, wine, appetizers and floral, this Mayday event is sure to be a fun-filled blast. Floret is located at 3581 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Local artists interested in participating and being featured in the event please contact Floret at 310-4546 or Visit their website -


Sponsorships Available for 13th Annual Taste of Lafayette

The 13th Annual Taste of Lafayette will be held on Tuesday, May 19. This popular event provides you with sponsorship opportunities.  If you are interested in more information, please contact Sara Regan at 284-7404 or
Tuesday, May 19 - 13th Annual Taste of Lafayette
There is no better way to experience Lafayette's Restaurant Row dining than with friends, family and neighbors - and that is exactly why "Taste of Lafayette" has become such a popular annual event. 

Tuesday, May 19 is our 13th Annual Taste of Lafayette.Over 25 restaurants participating, an exciting raffle and 7 new stops highlight the event. This event gives the chamber a chance to share our good fortune and the Lafayette Community Foundation raises money through the raffle to support their annual grant program that gives to local non-profits and local projects.  Register online - Early Bird ticket price - $45 through May 9th, $50 thereafter.

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center


Tuesday, April 28 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Community Hall. Water Conservation: Every Drop Counts. The great California drought is here. Now is the time to take action and practice water conservation. In response to our serious water shortage, Sustainable Lafayette in partnership with the Lafayette Library and Learning Center hosts a water conservation workshop: Every Drop Counts. Sustainability expert Todd Sutton will teach the top 10 action you can take to maximize water savings. Requested $10 donation; Please register in advance by email: 
Wednesday, April 29 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Community Hall. World Affairs Council Presents: The Ukraine Crisis and US Policy Towards Russia.  Edward Walker: Executive Director, Program in Eurasian & East European Studies, Political Science Department, University of California, Berkeley. Walker will provide on update on the Ukraine crisis. Registration 6:30pm. Admission: WAC Members - $8, NonMembers - $10 and Students - Free. For more information:

Thursday, April 30 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Homework Center. Walt Whitman: America's Poet of the Open Road. In this special Poetry Month performance, actor and writer Tim Holts presents Whitman's life and work in poetry and prose. Free event - sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library. Click here for more information.

Friday, May 01 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Community Hall. Joyce Maynard and Joe Loya in Conversation with Kevin Sessums. The LLLCF Distinguished Speaker Series is proud to present Joyce Maynard, Joe Loya and special guest, author and journalist Kevin Sessums. In his latest, I Left It on the Mountain, Sessums chronicles his early days in NY as an actor, his years working for Andy Warhol at Interview and Tina Brown at Vanity Fair, his HIV Positive diagnosis and his descent into addiction. It's also the chronicle of one man's spiritual redemption. This is a free program. Registration required. Click HERE to register for this event.


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Upcoming Chamber Events 

May 14 - Ribbon Cutting at The Hideout Kitchen & Cafe - 5:00pm - 3406 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

May 19 - 13th Annual Taste of Lafayette - 5:30pm - Plaza Park & Downtown Lafayette - Purchase tickets online.

May 20 - "Personal Branding in a Social Media (and Increasling Mobile!) World" Workshop - 8:00am - Lafayette Library & Learning Center

May 21 - Entrepreneur's Club - 8:30am - Chamber Conference Room

May 21 - Ribbon Cutting at Behymer & Steel Chiropractic's new location - 5:00pm - 1043 Stuart Ave., #10

May 22 - Coffee with the Mayor Brandt Andersson - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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