Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  May 18, 2015 News & Events
Today's EBMUD Pipeline Project/Lafayette Circle Update - NEED UPDATE

The EBMUD crew will return on Monday, May 18, to continue their pipeline construction. The water will be shut off for businesses and residents along Lafayette Circle from Hough to Mt. Diablo from 6am to 4pm. This will run from the Chamber Offices at the corner up to the Bank of the West and the Mercantile. Temporary Shutdown Notices were distributed to door knobs on Thursday afternoon May 14. The crew will be working mainly at the corner of Hough and Lafayette Circle. As for Tuesday through Friday, the workers will be continuing pressure and chlorination tests at the corner of Lafayette Circle and Mt. Diablo (between Starbucks and the Round Up). There will be flagmen directing the traffic changes as location will vary depending on each day and test. EBMUD will also continue dig and plate intermittently along Lafayette Circle throughout the week.

Questions? Please contact Matt Luttropp, Senior Engineer, City of Lafayette, Ph. 925.299.3247 Fx. 925.284.3169, mluttropp@ci.lafayette.ca.us or Stan Polite, EBMUD Project Manager, spolite@ebmud.com, (510) 774-6266.

Tomorrow - 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 through Monday, May 18. Tickets will be available at the Chamber office on May 19 from 9am-4pm or at the event from 5:30pm-6:00pm.




Tuesday, May 19 - Don't forget to VOTE in the State Senate Special Runoff Election!

Tomorrow, May 19, is Election Day in the Special Runoff Election for our State Senator. The polls will be open from 7am to 8pm. New this year - your vote will still count if you mail your absentee ballot so that it is postmarked by Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Of course, you can still drop it off at any polling place in the district. If you lost your ballot, or didn't receive one, you can go to any polling place and ask to vote a provisional ballot. If you have questions, you can contact the Contra Costa County Elections office at 925-335-7871 or visit www.cocovote.us.

No matter the method you use to vote, or whom you vote for, please make sure that you vote! The turnout in Lafayette in the Primary election was 32%, which was higher than the district-wide turnout.

 

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The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from May 11 - May 17:

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In This Issue
Today's EBMUD Pipeline Project/Lafayette Circle Update
Tomorrow - Tuesday, May 19 - 13th Annual Taste of Lafayette
Tuesday, May 19 - Don't forget to VOTE in the State Senate Special Runoff Election!
Welcome to our New Members!
Wednesday, May 20 - "Personal Branding in a Social Media (and Increasingly Mobile!) World" Workshop
Thursday, May 21 - Ribbon Cutting at Behymer & Steel Chiropractic
Thursday, May 21 - Entrepreneur's Club.
Friday, May 22 - Coffee with Mayor Brandt Andersson at Merrill Gardens
Monday, May 25 - Chamber Office Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
Tuesday, May 26 - Green Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 27 - Mixer at Lafayette Physical Therapy
Thursday, May 28 - Ribbon Cutting at Red Carpet Flooring
Thursday, May 28 - Transforming Suburban Downtowns Through Innovative Street Design
Walnut Creek Chamber Looking for Volunteers
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Wednesday, May 20 - "Personal Branding in a Social Media (and Increasingly Mobile!) World" Workshop

Social Media 101 with a Twist! Google yourself. Does your online image support your word of mouth referrals, or does it detract? In this workshop, we'll focus on must-do online steps (including social media) to help you align your online image with your true personal brand, even when people search for you on mobile devices. Wednesday, May 20 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. 
Questions? Call Robin @ (925) 451-3069

 

Thursday, May 21 - Ribbon Cutting at Behymer & Steel Chiropractic  

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at the new location of Behymer & Steel Chiropractic on Thursday, May 21 at 5:00pm.  Their new location is at 1043 Stuart Street , Suite 100.        

 

Thursday, May 21 - Entrepreneur's Club

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Join us for our monthly Entrepreneur's Club on Thursday, May 21 at 8:30am in the Chamber Conference Room. This month's speaker is Sara Skowronski, SPHR, Principal Consultant, EOS Human Resoures Consulting. In her presentation she will discuss steps to create an HR process and strategy that will align with business growth. Please park on the street.
  
Friday, May 22 - Coffee with Mayor Brandt Andersson at Merrill Gardens

We're taking Coffee with Mayor Andersson on the road this week. Join us at Merrill Gardens, 1010 Second Street (corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Second Street for our monthly meeting on Friday, May 22 that covers business and community issues. Mayor Andersson will catch you up on the current city projects including the results from the recent "Community Conversation." Other topics will include the discussion about "Rent Control" the Homes at Deerhill, parking, the proposed new fire station and the upcoming construction for the East End of town as EBMUD gets ready to build a new "pumping station." You can park in the garage off of Second Street. Park in the spaces marked "RETAIL." This event is sponsored by PG&E.

Merrill Gardens is the new Senior Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care. This is a great opportunity to come check out this beautiful new facility. 

Monday, May 25 - Chamber Office Closed for Memorial Day Holiday.

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Monday, May 25 the Chamber Office will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00am.

Tuesday, May 26 - Green Committee Meeting

Green Logo The Green Committee monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 26 at 12:00pm in the Chamber Conference Room. We will be discussing the upcoming Lafayette Plastic Bag Ban.  Please park on the street.
Wednesday, May 27 - Mixer at Lafayette Physical Therapy

Lafayette Physical Therapy Our Monthly Mixer will be held at Lafayette Physical Therapy on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:30pm. Lafayette Physical Therapy is located at 3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Suite #B110.  Our mixers are always a good opportunity for networking.

 

Thursday, May 28 - Ribbon Cutting at Red Carpet Flooring

Join us on Thursday, May 28 for a Ribbon Cutting at new Lafayette business Red Carpet Flooring. Red Carpet Flooring is located at 3561 Mt. Diablo Blvd.            

 

Thursday, May 28 - Transforming Suburban Downtowns Through Innovative Street Design - 6:00pm -Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Community Hall

Join the discussion on Thursday, May 28 and listen to a panel talk about transforming streets into safe places that can accommodate all users.  This event is co-sponsored by the City of Lafayette, AIA & APA.  Speakers include Bryan Jones of Alta Planning + Design, Jim Daisa of Stantec, Phil Erickson of Community Design+ Architecture and Matt Taecker of Taecker Planning & Design.  The speakers will share their ideas and experiences with case studies that exemplify successful street designs.  Learn about strategies and implementation measures to make downtowns inviting spaces for all users. 

 

Walnut Creek Chamber Looking for Volunteers

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to fill volunteer ticket booth shifts at the upcoming Art & Wine Festival at Heather Farm Park. The openings that we have to fill are as follows: SATURDAY, May 30 - 10-1:30, 1:30-4 & 4-7 OR SUNDAY, May 31 - 10-1, 1-3:30 or 3:30-6. You are welcome to volunteer for one shift, or more than one shift on either day or for a shift on both days. Any time that you are willing to help out would be welcome. Please contact me directly and as soon as possible at: mschmidt@walnut-creek.com.

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center


 

Tuesday, May 19 - Arabella Bowen, Editor in Chief of Fodor's Travel - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Community Hall. The LLLCF Distinguished Speaker Series is proud to present Arabella Bowen, Editor in Chief of Fodor's Travel. Ms. Bowen has been a world traveler since the age of five and a professional travel writer for more than 15 years. A three-month solo trip through South East Asia in 1999 with nothing more than a guidebook for company inspired her to write travel guides herself when she returned home. For more information click here.

Thursday, May 21 - Friends of the LLLC Presents: Sweet Thursday with Melissa Cistaro - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Community Hall. In her provocative and poignant memoir, "Pieces of My Mother," author and Book Passage Event Coordinator Melissa Cistaro examines the mystery of why she and her brothers were abandoned by their mother. With young children of her own, she must confront painful memories and ask equally difficult questions when she is called to her mother's deathbed. 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 

June 5 - Rock the Plaza with The 925 Band - 6:30pm - Plaza Park & Downtown Lafayette     

June 12 - Rock the Plaza with The Megatones 6:30pm - Plaza Park & Downtown Lafayette - Purchase tickets online.  

June 17 - LinkedIn Strategies: Simple Steps to Strengthen Your Online Network Workshop - 8:00am - Lafayette Library & Learning Center   


Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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