Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  November 30, 2015 News & Events
Tomorrow - Tuesday, December 1 - Join LPIE on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday brings together charities, families, businesses, community members and students around the world for one common purpose - to celebrate generosity and to give. In that spirit on Tuesday, December 1, enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut at the front of the elementary schools during drop off, or at the LPIE office at 3450 Golden Gate Way from 9am-5pm, as LPIE thanks YOU for supporting LPIE. Your support is critical to reaching our annual goal of $2.8 million and funding necessary academic and enrichment programs. Click here for a PDF form to fill out and bring to a school site or the LPIE office on December 1st or click here to donate on-line to LPIE as part of #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a worldwide event dedicated to giving back. Celebrated on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it promotes the spirit of giving and recognizes generosity during the holiday season.
 
Wednesday, December 2 - Identity Theft Program - 7:00pm - Veterans Memorial Building

Great program scheduled for Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00pm at the Veterans Memorial Building - Identity Theft - Protecting Yourself and Your Family. Presenters include the Lafayette Police Dept., Contra Costa Sheriff's Dept., Contra Costa DA's office, IRS and the California Contractors Licensing Board. This event is presented by the Lafayette Crime Prevention commission and Senior Services Commision. Light refreshments will be provided.
 
Friday, December 4 - It's a Wonderful Life Holiday Celebration

The 3rd annual "It's a Wonderful Life in Lafayette" community celebration to kick off the holiday season is scheduled for Friday, December 4, from 4:00-6:30p.m., in Lafayette's Plaza Park, located in downtown Lafayette.  Complimentary admission. Arrive early and plan to stay! This fun and festive event includes visits with Santa, official holiday tree lighting ceremony, one-of-a-kind photo ops, live musical entertainment, crafts, holiday treats and a holiday sing-a-long. Click here for more information on this event.
Welcome to Our New Members!

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The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from November 23 - November 29:

Cornerstone Creative - Marketing Services    

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Sponsored by PG&E

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In This Issue
Tomorrow - Tuesday, December 1 - Join LPIE on #GivingTuesday
Wednesday, December 2 - Identity Theft Program
Friday, December 4 - It's a Wonderful Life Holiday Celebration
Welcome to Our New Members!
Wednesday, December 9 - Holiday Mixer at US Bank
Traffic and Congestion Survey - We Want Your Input!
Lamorinda Challenge - Bay Area Rescue Mission Christmas Toy Drive
Business Person of the Year Nomination Form Available
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Wednesday, December 9 - Holiday Mixer at US Bank

Join us at U.S. Bank located at 3498 Mt. Diablo Blvd. on Wednesday, December 9  for food, fun, beverages and our big holiday raffle. This is the mixer you don't want to miss. Enjoy food from many of our award winning restaurants and caterers. Get recognized and bring a raffle prize. We promise a fun evening! The mixer is $10 for members. Bring at least 3 canned items for the Food Bank and admission is free.
 
Traffic and Congestion Survey - We Want Your Input!

City of Lafayette logo The City of Lafayette wants to know what you think about traffic in the downtown.  Fill out a survey about your travel habits and give us your ideas about how to improve traffic congestion, parking, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian modes by visiting www.lafayettecongestion.comFor more information and periodic updates about the Downtown Congestion Study, go to www.lovelafayette.org/traffic.  For questions, contact Transportation Planner James Hinkamp at JHinkamp@lovelafayette.org.  

The survey and interactive map will be available through the end of December. Please forward this message and links to your friends and neighbors so we can get as much data as possible before considering solutions.

Lamorinda Challenge - Bay Area Rescue Mission Christmas Toy Drive - 

Let's brighten the holiday of those in need! To benefit the children of Richmond. We are looking for site host such as churches, businesses, schools, civic groups and clubs to collect for our Christmas Gift Drive. We will accept donations of new UNWRAPPED gifts for children within the price range of $15.00 to $20.00. Age Ranges Needed: Infant to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12, 13 to 18. Our goal for this drive is 3,000 gifts. We encourage you to create your own collection bin and make it beautiful to encourage others to contribute to your drive. The Lamorinda Challenge ends on Saturday December 19, at out BIG Gift Wrapping party at Willow Spring Church, 1689 School Street, Moraga from 10AM to 2PM. For more information contact Sherry Diestler at Willow Spring Church by calling (925) 247-8210.

The Bay Area Rescue Mission provides meals, emergency shelter, discipleship programs, job and life-skills training.
 
Business Person of the Year Nomination Form Available

We are accepting nomination forms for the 2016 Business Person of the Year. We will honor this person in January at our annual dinner which also includes the Mayor's State of the City Address and the introduction of our new Chamber Board.  Click here to download a nomination form.  Nomination forms are due Friday, December 11.


What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center

Thursday, December 3 - Chef Joanne Weir in conversation with Chef Gary Danko - 6:30 - 8:15pm - Community Hall. The Commonwealth Club presents award winning chef and restaurateur Joanne Weir (owner of Sausalito's Copita Tequileria y Comida, host of Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence,  2005 James Beard Award Winner for Best Cookbook, and author of Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food) in conversation with Gary Danko (chef and principal at Restaurant Gary Danko; James Beard Award Winner for Best Chef-California, 1995 and Best New Restaurant, 2000.) Join these two powerhouse chefs as Weir takes a trip down culinary memory lane, sharing stories from her days cooking with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, traveling and teaching throughout Europe and becoming the California chef she is today. This is a Food Lit event underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. For tickets, $15 - $25, visit www.commonwealthclub.org.

Friday, December 4 - DVC Guitar Ensemble Concert - 7:00 - 8:00pm - Community Hall. Enjoy the sounds of the season and more with the Diablo Valley College Guitar Ensemble - 15 students performing a variety of music, including classical pieces by Bach, seasonal holiday music, dance music from the Ukraine and Peru, and music from the opera Carmen and the movie Forrest Gump. The Diablo Valley Guitar Ensemble has been under the direction of Rick Flores since 1999 and is one of the longest running guitar ensembles in the Bay Area. This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. Click here to register.

 
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Upcoming Chamber Events 

No Green Committee Meeting or Coffee with the Mayor events in November or December

December 9 - Holiday Mixer - 5:30pm - US Bank - 3498 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

December 23 - Chamber Office closes at noon from Christmas Holiday - reopens on Monday, January 4 at 9:00am.


Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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