Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  January 5, 2016 News & Events
EBMUD Lafayette Project Begins -Potential Dangerous Street Conditions 

EBMUD's Diablo Vista Pumping Plant, located at 3305 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette has reached the end of its useful life.  This critical facility serves the communities of Lafayette, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek. EBMUD will construct a new pumping plant at the southwest corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Mt. Diablo Court. To connect the new facility to the existing water distribution system, a 30-inch diameter water pipeline will be installed on the north side of Mt. Diablo Blvd. Once the new pumping plant has been constructed and tested, the existing pumping plant will be demolished and turned into a city/public parking lot.

Work began over the holidays and there is now a fence surrounding the new site at Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Mt. Diablo Court.  This poses a potentially dangerous situation as the "sight line" for drivers traveling in the North and East directions has been compromised.  EBMUD is addressing this concern.  When driving through the East end of town, please slow down.  If you have question or concerns about the project, please contact Michelle Blackwell Community Affairs EBMUD, at (510) 287 2053,

EBMUD Project on Lafayette Circle Delayed

Work was scheduled to begin after the holidays to complete the new water main project on Lafayette Circle between Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Hough has been delayed. Because of the delay during the holidays, the project team began another project on Olympic Blvd. This may delay the return of the crew to Lafayette Circle for as much as two months. We will keep you posted on new developments.

To learn more about these projects go to Select Construction in my neighborhood and scroll down to Lafayette to select the project
Welcome to Our New Members!


The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from December 19 - January 4:

Lafayette Pack and Ship Store - Shipping, Freight & Business Services

Andy & Wendy Scheck Selected as the 2016 "Marquis" Business Persons of the Year

Congratulations to Andy & Wendy Scheck, owners of Lamorinda Weekly, who were selected as our 2016 Business Persons of the Year. A dinner honoring Andy and Wendy will be held on January 29 at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa. The annual State of the City address by Mayor Mark Mitchell and the introduction of the 2016 Chamber Board of Director will also take place at this event. Reception at 6pm and Dinner at 7pm. Register online.
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In This Issue
EBMUD Lafayette Project Begins -Potential Dangerous Street Conditions
EBMUD Project on Lafayette Circle Delayed
Welcome to Our New Members!
Andy & Wendy Scheck Selected as the 2016 "Marquis" Business Persons of the Year
2016-2017 Business & Community Directory Information
Lafayette's "Shop Local" Gift Card Program to be Discontinued

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2016-2017 Business & Community Directory Information

The new 2016-2017 Business & Community Directory will soon be published.
We are now in the final stages of gathering member information.
Please let us know if you have any changes or updates for us before we go
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is January 31.
Lafayette's "Shop Local" Gift Card Program to be Discontinued
Two years ago, more than 40 local businesses joined the chamber to offer a "gift card" that could be used only here in Lafayette.  It was designed to encourage people to TRY LAFAYETTE FIRST.  Recently the bank that issued the cards was sold to another bank.  This made the cards that had been issued obsolete.  Those who purchased cards were sent replacements and they should still be honored by the participating businesses.  However, for all the customers who bought the cards at the chamber office, there was no way to identify who needed replacement cards.  The Chamber does have a list of all the outstanding cards and will be happy to reimburse anyone holding those cards.  We deeply sorry for the inconvenience of this. 

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center

Thursday, January 07 - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Winter Info Session - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Community Hall. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley offers innovative education for the 50+ learner, including four courses in Lafayette. Courses start on January 26 through March 3. This info session is a chance to meet Lafayette faculty and OLLI members and learn about Winter courses. For more information click here.

Thursday, January 07 - This is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Community Hall. This epic oral history, by Blair Jackson and David Gans, of the 50-year-old band uses multiple perspectives to tell the story of a group that began as a San Francisco jug band of penniless hippies, morphed through multiple musical incarnations, and created a colorful psychedelic subculture. For more information click here.

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Upcoming Chamber Events 

Monday, January 18 - Chamber Office Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Wednesday, January 20 - "Events, Social Media & You" Workshop - 8:00am - Lafayette Library & Learning Center - Topic: Events, Social Media & You - Robin S. Fox

Friday, January 22 - Business Issues Forum - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room

Tuesday, January 26 - Green Committee - 12:00pm - noon - Chamber Conference Room

Friday, January 29 - 2016 Business Persons of the Year Dinner - 6:00pm - Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa - Honoring Andy & Wendy Scheck of Lamorinda Weekly. Reservations required.

Sunday, January 31 - Lamorinda Home Expo '16 - 10:00am - Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building - 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Free admission!

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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