Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  July 13, 2015 News & Events
Today's EBMUD Pipeline Project/Lafayette Circle

The majority of the work on Lafayette Circle from Mt. Diablo (Round Up/ Starbucks) to Brook St. is complete. The grinding and paving was completed Friday.  Beginning today, Monday, July 13 the road will be closed at Roam Burgers for north- bound traffic to begin repairing the crosswalk near Starbucks.  This will involve excavation of the area and a new cement slab being poured.  They will put plates over the work when they are done.  The cement will need to cure for about a week.  Then they come back and install the pavers.  So expect some detours and delays during this process.  The southbound traffic will be open most of the time. 

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.

Thursday, July 16 - Entrepreneur's Club

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Please join us for our monthly gathering on Thursday,
July 16 in the Chamber Conference Room. All Chamber members are welcome.  Coffee and conversation are served up beginning at 8:30am.  This month our guest speaker is  Betty Jo Waxman, Senior Trainer with Productive Learning. Her presentation is a belnd of information with interactive experiences. You will be invited to participate in activities where you can discover how your perceptions are preventing you from seeing opportunities, as well as from taking actions that would lead directly to the results you ideally want. Come prepared to challenge how you think about yourself. Please park on the street.
Saturday, July 18 - Operation Swingtime Concert

Our local Rotary Clubs (Lafayette, Lamorinda  Sunrise, Orinda, Moraga and Rossmoor) are planning a very special evening concert on the Rotary stage at the Lafayette Reservoir on Saturday, July 18 beginning at 5:00pm. Operation Swingtime is a free outdoor concert featuring Mic Gillette on Trumpet (formally with Tower of Power), the Big Band of Rossmoor and the Swingin Blue Stars. Bring a picnic and enjoy a family concert honoring our veterans lakeside. For more information please visit


Welcome to Our New Members!

The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from July 7- July 13:

Bay Area Festivals, Inc. - Event Services
Sage Studio Spa - Spa Services

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In This Issue
Today's EBMUD Pipeline Project/Lafayette Circle Update
Thursday, July 16 - Entrepreneur's Club
Saturday, July 18 - Operation Swingtime Concert
Welcome to Our New Members!
Lamorinda Relay for Life
Congratulations to our Chamber Members voted 2015 Best of the East Bay!
Name the New Salon - Win a Prize
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Lamorinda Relay for Life

Join the fight against cancer!  This event gives everyone the opportunity to celebrate, remember and fight back in the battle against cancer. The American Cancer Society is currently seeking committee members, team captains, survivors, sponsors and volunteers. Bring the entire family.  Unlike most of the "Relays for Life" that run 24 hours, Lamorinda's event is a six hour event from 3:00pm - 9:00pm on August 1st at Glorietta Elementary School at 15 Martha Rd., Orinda, Ca.  for more information please visit


Congratulations to our Chamber Members voted 2015 Best of the East Bay!


The following Lafayette Chamber Members were voted Diablo Magazine's 2015 Best of the East Bay:

Share the Joy Photography - Pet Photographer
California Shakespeare TheaterTheater Troupe 
Concord PavilionConcert Venue 
Orinda TheatreMovie Theater 
Diablo BalletDance Troupe 
WomenSingMusic Ensemble 
Lafayette Art GalleryIndie Art Gallery 
Chow - Take-out Food & Kid Friendly Restaurant
Uncle Yu's - Chinese Restaurant
The Cooperage - Restaurant Decor
Swad Indian Cuisine - Indian Restaurant
UFC Gym - Boxing Gym
Renaissance Club Sport - Gym/Sports Club & Racquetball/Squash Courts
Lafayette Reservoir - Hiking Trail & Dog-Friendly Hike
The Round Up Saloon - Local's Bar
Venture Quality Goods - Men's Casual Clothing Store
Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa - Stress-free Overnighter
Wine Thieves - Wine Store
Gagnon's Party Rentals  - Party Rentals
The Storyteller Bookstore - Kid's Bookstore
The Art Room - Art Classes
Four Seasons Animal Hospital - 24-Hour Pet Hospital
Caroline's Salon - Hair Colorist & Hair Stylist
18/8 Fine Men's Salons - Place for a Shave
Lashify Studio - Place for Faux Lashes

Name the New Salon - Win a Prize

Help name the new salon owned by 20+ year hair styling veteran Victoria Monteiro by sending your suggestions to The winner will receive a $50 gift card to Whole Foods Market. The name of the salon and the winner will be announced at our Grand Opening Party on August 4. The Salon is located in Merrill Gardens, 1010 Second Street.

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center


Tuesday, July 14 - Diablo Ballet Dance on Film Presents: Top Hat - 6:30 - 8:30PM - Community Hall. Join Diablo Ballet Artistic Director Lauren Jonas for a viewing of the 1935 screwball musical comedy Top Hat, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Top Hat was the most successful picture of Astaire and Rogers' partnership.The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as Art Direction (Carroll Clark and Van Nest Polglase), Original Song (Irving Berlin for "Cheek to Cheek"), and Dance Direction (Hermes Pan for "Piccolino" and "Top Hat".) Light refreshments will be served. $5 at the door. Register here.

Wednesday, July 15 - Legos & Listen - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Homework Center. Come build to the rhythm! We will provide the legos and the music, you provide the fun! For more information click here.

Thursday, July 16 - Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Homework Center/ Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for the first of 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.

Saturday, July 18 - "Girls to Women in the Maasai Culture" - 3:00 - 4:00PM - Community Hall. You've met Chief Salaton Ole Ntutu, now join us for a special event featuring Meeri Tuya and Sanaipei Loice visiting from his Maji Moto Camp in Kenya. Come meet these beautiful Maasai women and hear their amazing stories overcoming cultural obstacles to create a life for themselves through education. Jewelry sales will benefit the maternal and child health clinic at Maji Moto. Don't miss this unique window into the Maasai culture. Free; Register here.


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Upcoming Chamber Events 
July 24 - Coffee with the Mayor - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room

No Social Media Workshop in July

No Mixer in July - Save the Date for Mega Mixer - Thursday, August 6 

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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