Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  August 17, 2015 News & Events
Welcome to Our New Members!

The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from August 10 - August 16:

San Francisco Bay Coffee - Food Concessions
Thursday, August 20 - California Independent Film Festival Sneak Peek at the Rheem Theater

Come and view some of the film trailers and hear about many of the films in this year's California Independent Film Festival. Again this year the film present a wide variety of films from America and beyond. The sneak peek is on Thursday, August 20 at 7:00pm at the Rheem Theater. More infomration at

Marketing Opportunities Still Exist for this Year's Art & Wine Festival

* Advertise in The Official Coupon Book of the 2015 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival - on September 19th and 20th, ten thousand coupon books will be placed in wine and beer glasses and distributed at the glass and ticket booths

New Clients only $399, or FREE when you also advertise in The Fall Grapevine coupon book.

Hurry, Offer Expires today - August 17! Call 925-284-2651,

* Festival Sponsorships still available:

o Shuttle Bus Sponsor (your logo on two of the five buses that run continually throughout the festival) $1,000 - 1 left

o Wine Booth Sponsor $1,100 - 1 left

o Beer Booth Sponsor $1,100 - 1 left

o Volunteer Shirt Sponsor (your logo on 300 volunteer shirts) $600

If you are interested in a sponsorship, contact Sara Regan at 284-7404 or

Wednesday, August 26 - The Many Faces of Prostate Cancer

Diablo Valley Oncoloy and Pacific Urology are partnering for a seminar - The Many Faces of Prostate Cancer - on Wednesday, August 26 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Come and experience an event focusing on the unique issues of prostate cancer patients. Join an engaging panel of medical experts as they discuss the latest in prostate cancer biopsy technology, minimally invasive surgical techniques, innovative treatment options, sexual issues and psychosocial supportive care. Q & A session to follow presentation. The event will be held in the Oak Room of the Walnut Creek Libary, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. RSVP: Call at 925.677.5041 ext 272 or email
Saturday, August 29 - Coffee & Cocoa With Your Legislators

Join State Assembly woman Catharine Baker & County Supervisor Candace Andersen forCoffee & Cocoa With Your Legislators on Saturday, August 29 from 9:00am to 10:00am at Saint Mary's College, Fillipi Academic Hall, Rooms 115 & 120, 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga. Bring your questions about State and County issues to
your two elected representatives. RSVP 925 957-8860.

This Month's Sponsor
Advertise in the
Official Lafayette 
Art & Wine 
Hurry, Offer Expires
August 17!

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In This Issue
Welcome to Our New Members!
Thursday, August 20 - Sneak Peek at the Rheem Theater
Marketing Opportunities Still Exist for this Year's Art & Wine Festival
Wednesday, August 26 - The Many Faces of Prostate Cancer
Saturday, August 29 - Coffee & Cocoa With Your Legislators
Lafayette Art & Wine Festival and Reservoir Run Needs Volunteers!
Sunday, September 6 - Community Celebration, Happy Birthday Marquis!
Tuesday, September 8 - Lafayette Partners in Education Hosts Party for Business Partners
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Lafayette Art & Wine Festival and Reservoir Run Needs Volunteers!


Proceeds for two big annual events the 20th Lafayette Art & Wine Festival (September 19-20) and the 23rd Annual Lafayette Reservoir Run (October 25) support Lafayette's schools, non-profit organizations and the Chamber's programs. But it "takes a village" to put on these events. If you can help us  and the community by volunteering, please sign up:

Art & Wine Festival:

Sunday, September 6 - Community Celebration, Happy Birthday Marquis!

Please join French For Fun and the Chamber of Commerce for an afternoon of fun and music on Sunday, September 6.  We celebrate the Marquis de Lafayette's 258th birthday in Plaza Park (Mt. Diablo and Moraga Rd) with acasual gathering that includes music provided by Isabelle Fontaine and Jeff Magidson "Duo Gadjo" - Gypsy Jazz , French Classics and Cajun music. We get started at noon. This event supports and promotes our relationship with our sister city, Langeac, France. Bring a picnic! For more information please call 283-9822.

Tuesday, September 8 - Lafayette Partners in Education Hosts Party for Business Partners 

Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE) and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate LPIE's business, real estate and community partners on Tuesday, September 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the LPIE offices located at 3450-A Golden Gate Way. LPIE business partners Patxi's Pizza and Smitten Ice Cream will provide food for the event. The event will also feature live music from local musicians.

The reception will recognize local businesses that have provided crucial support to LPIE with both monetary support for the foundation's programs and in-kind donations for events like the annual Power Party and activities throughout the year.
Business owners and realtors who would like to learn more about LPIE and sponsorship opportunities are also invited to attend the reception. For more information about LPIE's business and rell estate partner programs, go to For more information Contact Myrna Kimmelman  at 299-1644 or
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Thursday, August 20 - The 16th Eugene O'Neill Festival - A Sneak Peak - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Hall. Catch a "sneak peak" of this year's Eugene O'Neill Festival with Artistic Director Eric Fraisher-Hayes who will discuss this year's productions "A Season of Desire" and "A Streetcar Named Desire". Cast members will perform scenes from the two productions and the director will give a brief overview of the annual September festival's upcoming events. For more information click here.

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Upcoming Chamber Events 
No Social Media Workshop in August.

No Entrepreneur's Club, Green Committee or Business Issues Forum meetings in August.

Thursday, September 3 - Ribbon Cutting at Earth and Sea Yoga - 5:00pm - 3400 Mt. Diablo Blvd.   

Monday, September 7 - Chamber Office Closed for Labor Day Holiday


20th Lafayette Art & Wine Festival - Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20 - Downtown Lafayette

23rd Lafayette Reservoir Run - Sunday, October 25 - Downtown Lafayette

Trick or Treat Street - Friday, October 30 - on Mt. Diablo Blvd. from Oak Hill Rd. to Dewing Ave. and in La Fiesta Square from 4:00-6:00pm

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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