Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  February 8, 2016 News & Events
February 8 - Chamber Office Will Be Closed 11:30am-2pm for Board Meeting
The Chamber office will be closed on Monday, February 8 from 11:30am-2pm to attend our February Board Meeting. We will be open 2pm-4pm.
 
Thursday, February 11 - Ribbon Cutting at Farmyard Darlings
Join us on Thursday, February 11, for a Ribbon Cutting at the Farmyard Darlings new location at 20 Lafayette Circle (formerly The Hen House) from 5:00pm - 5:30pm.
 
Last Call for Nomination for our 2016 Citizen of the Year - Deadline February 12
Do you have a person in mind for the City of Lafayette to honor as 2016 Citizen of the Year?

Criteria are as follows:
  • Must NOT be a current elected or paid member of any city council, school board or commission;
  • Must be a current Lafayette resident;
  • Must be someone who has given of their time, money or energy to help make Lafayette a healthy community, where people will want to live, work and shop;
  • Must be someone who models excellence in everything they do;
  • Must be someone who brings this community together and/or makes us proud to be a member of the community.
A celebration dinner will be held on Friday, March 18 at the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa to honor the winner. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 12.

The 2016 Lafayette Citizen of the Year Award is co-sponsored by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and Lamorinda Weekly. Please email your nomination to Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jay Lifson at jay@lafayettechamber.org.
 
February 15 - Chamber Office Will Be Closed in Honor of Presidents Day
The Chamber office will be closed on Monday, February 15 in honor of President's Day. We will reopen at 9am on Tuesday, February 16.  
 
Wednesday, February 17 - "Reel Talk - Extended Remix" Workshop - 8:00 am - 9:30 am - Lafayette Library and Learning Center - Art & Science Classroom 
Join us Wednesday, February 17 for "Reel Talk - Extended Remix" Workshop, 8:00 am - 9:30 am at Lafayette Library and Learning Center's Art & Science Classroom. Topic includes the basics of using online video to market your business - from production to distribution. Speaker: Stephanie Shaterian, fLO Content, www.flocontent.com.
 
February 18 (note date change) - Lamorinda Business Forum (formerly Entrepreneur's Club) - Bank of the West
Asha B. Wilkerson, The Wilkerson Law OfficeThe kick-off event of the Lamorinda Business Forum (formerly Entrepreneur's Club) will be held Thursday, February 18 (please note date change from February 11), 5:30pm-7:00pm, at the Bank of the West, 3583 Mt. Diablo Blvd.  Our featured speaker is Attorney Asha Wilkerson and her topic is "Small Business Law - What You Need to Know". Free for members and nonmembers but your RSVP  is greatly appreciated.
 
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In This Issue
February 8 - Chamber Office Will Be Closed 11am-2pm
Thursday, February 11 - Ribbon Cutting at Farmyard Darlings
Last Call for Nomination for our 2016 Citizen of the Year - Deadline February 12
February 15 - Chamber Office Will Be Closed in Honor of Presidents Day
Wednesday, February 17 - "Reel Talk - Extended Remix" Workshop
February 18 - Lamorinda Business Forum (formerly Entrepreneur's Club) - Bank o...
February 20 - LPIE Power Party
February 27-March 19 - Town Hall Theatre presents ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA
September 17 & 18 - The 21st Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is just 221 Days Away!
Special Offer for Chamber Members from Nearby
Welcome to Our New Members!
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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February 20 - LPIE Power Party
LPIE Power Party 2016 LPIE Power Party and fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 20 from 6:30pm-10:30pm at the Lafayette Community Center. Have fun, and help raise funds for our children and local schools. This celebratory evening is powered by parents and community and will feature live music from The Ripplers, dinner and drinks (open bar), live and silent auctions, raffles, and a whole lot more. Tickets are $125 per person but are very close to selling out so we encourage you to get your tickets this week!  No refunds after February 15th. To buy tickets, visit www.LPIE.org.
 
February 27-March 19 - Town Hall Theatre presents ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA
The second and final part of Tony Kushner's epic masterpiece comes to an end.  This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama continues the story begun with Millennium Approaches: the lives of Reagan-ear New Yorkers is turned upside-down as they face revelations about themselves and what it means to be an American at the dawn of the Second Millennium. Rated R. Town Hall Theatre is located at 3535 School St., Lafayette. Special deal for Lafayette Chamber members - use the code word "CHAMBER" upon checkout and you'll get two-for-one tickets on any night they choose! For information and tickets, click here.
 
September 17 & 18 - The 21st Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is just 221 Days Away!
The 2016 planning has begun for the 21st Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival on September 17 & 18! We opened up registration for returning sponsors and vendors this week. Congratulations and thank you to our first six businesses that jumped on board: Blodgett's Abbey Carpet & Flooring, J Rockcliff Realtors (Duson Jones Homes), Village Associates Real Estate, Solar Technologies, J.V. Chiropractic and Recycle Smart. Welcome Back! We appreciate your continued support and involvement in the festival. Stay tuned for weekly updates on A&W Festival news in the weekly email blast.

Special Offer for Chamber Members from Nearby
Nearby is a Lafayette startup launching its mobile app for local businesses in Lamorinda. Chamber members should sign up to take advantage of "charter member" status (free subscription forever). Nearby delivers powerful hyperlocal search and discovery (services, products, menus) so new customers can find you. Revolutionary messaging features allow any business to delight new and existing customers. Contact hello@nearbymessaging.com to sign up.  
 
Welcome to Our New Members!
Welcome

The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
from February 1 - 7:

A Runner's Mind - Sporting Goods
LegalShield - Attorneys/Legal Services

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Monday, February 1 - 29 - Geocaching Adventure - All Day, Every Day in February - Library Open Space. Take part in our great Geocaching Adventure! We will hide multiple caches throughout the City of Lafayette. Find them all to be entered into a raffle to win various prizes such as gift cards and books. Pick up your geocaching log at the Information Desk. Designed for: Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Teens (12-17).

Wednesday, February 10 - WOW Presents: The Asian Art Museum Golden Jubilee
The Asian Art Museum turns 50 this year. This Golden Jubilee lecture highlights ancient and contemporary masterpieces from the museum's collection, including objects found nowhere else. Learn what makes a work of art great, and why masterpieces stand the test of time. February 10, 2pm-3pm in the Community Hall. A free event. Registration required.

Saturday, March 5 - Night at the Lafayette Library
On Saturday, March 5, at 7pm we'll be breaking all the library rules! Join us in the Community Hall for "A Night at the Lafayette Library" and go library rogue! You'll enjoy delicious food, libations, and noisy laughter with friends while cavorting through the library stacks. Tickets and sponsorships on sale now. Click here.  


 
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Upcoming Chamber Events 

Thursday, February 11 - Ribbon Cutting at Farmyard Darlings new location at 20 Lafayette Circle (formerly The Hen House) on Thursday, February 11 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm.

Monday, February 15 - President's Day - Chamber Office Closed 

Wednesday, February 17 - "Reel Talk - Extended Remix" Workshop - 8:00 am - 9:30 am - Lafayette Library and Learning Center - Art & Science Classroom. Topic includes the basics of using online video to market your business - from production to distribution. Speaker: Stephanie Shaterian, fLO Content, www.flocontent.com.

Thursday, February 18 - Lamorinda Business Forum (formerly Entrepreneur's Club) - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The kick-off event of the Lamorinda Business Forum will be held on Thursday, February 18 at 5:30pm at the Bank of the West, 3583 Mt. Diablo Blvd.  Our featured speaker is Attorney Asha Wilkerson and her topic is "Small Business Law - What You Need to Know".

Tuesday, February 23 - Green Committee Open Meeting - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Join us for our monthly Green Committee Open meeting at 12pm (noon) at the Chamber Conference Room.  Please park on the street.

Wednesday, February 24 - Mixer at Las Trampas - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Our February Monthly Mixer will be held at Las Trampas on Wednesday, February 24 at 5:30pm. Las Trampas is located at 3460 Lana Lane, Lafayette. Excellent networking opportunity.

Friday, February 26 - Coffee with the Mayor - 8:00 am - 9:00 am. Join us for Coffee with the Mayor with Mayor Mark Mitchell on Friday, February 26 at 8am in the Chamber Conference Room. This meeting is open to everyone. Please park on the street.
 
Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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