Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  March 28, 2016 News & Events
EBMUD Work on Lafayette Circle
A small crew for EBMUD will begin working on Lafayette Circle starting Monday, March 28 to prepare for completion of their new water main project that will begin on April 11.  Expect them to be on site for a couple of days.  There will no parking signs posted and flaggers will be directing traffic from Mt. Diablo Blvd. down to Hough (Bank of the West to the Chamber office).
Lafayette Art Gallery Closing March 31 - Now 25% off!
Lafayette Art Gallery After 17 years, the Lafayette Art Gallery will be closing it's doors. Almost everything in the Gallery - Paintings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass Works and Jewelry - is on sale, 25% off! The last day the Gallery will be open to the public is Thursday, March 31
Saturday, April 9 - Dogtown Downtown - 10am-12noon - Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Dogtown Downtown 2016Join us for our third annual Dogtown Downtown on Saturday, April 9 from 10am-12pm at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center & the Lafayette Plaza.

Start with the parade from the Plaza to the Library led by Lafayette's own police force.

Channel your dog's inner style during the Doggie Vogue fashion show. Dress like you pet. Take a photo of your pet playing football in the Puppy Bowl or kissing your treasured dog in the Four Seasons Kissing Booth.

Stop by a booth to visit Canine Companions, ARF's Hug Pack,  County Animal Services, The Tail Haven, Merrill Gardens, Renewal by Anderson, Rivulet, etc...

Make a thunder shirt with the Girl Scouts working on their Silver Project. Or visit the library tables to make chew toys from recycled t-shirts.  Try a cookie from Huckleberry Kitchen or dog friendly ice cream from Smitten. There is something for everyone at every age.
Learn more here.
Tuesday, April 12 - Business Outreach Committee Roundtable Discussion - 2:30pm-3:30pm - Alameda County Transportation Commission
On behalf of the Business Outreach Committee (BOC), you are invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with Bay Area transit and transportation agencies to share information concerning the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination on opportunities for DBEs, agencies efforts to establish a level playing field, and the goal methodology used for federally-assisted contracts for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017-2019.

Consultation sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm at the Alameda County Transportation Commission located on 1111 Broadway, 8th Floor, Oakland, CA. Immediately following the consultation session, from 4pm-6pm, BOC member agencies will hold a meeting to inform the public of their contracting opportunities and to hear comments and/or suggestions on how agencies can improve their DBE program. Please RSVP by April 5 to Artemise Davenport at or 415-257-4581.
Now Scheduling Chamber Mixers in 2017!
We are currently scheduling our monthly mixers for 2017. They are held the 4th Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm-7:00pm. These events are very popular and go fast. Schedule your event today by contacting Barbara at A Chamber Mixer is a great way to get people through your doors and to showcase your business! The only months we do not hold mixers are January, July, and August.
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In This Issue
EBMUD Work on Lafayette Circle Upcoming
Lafayette Art Gallery Closing March 31
Saturday, April 9 - Dogtown Downtown
Tuesday, April 12 - Business Outreach Committee Roundtable Discussion
Now Scheduling Mixers in 2017!
Chamber Member Offer for Any New Subscription at California Shakespeare Theater!
September 17 & 18 - The 21st Lafayette Art & Wine Festival Countdown continues...172 days away.
Join us in Welcoming our Newest Members!
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Chamber Member Offer for Any New Subscription at California Shakespeare Theater!
Cal Shakes Receive 25% off any new subscription at California Shakespeare Theater and celebrate 25 years at the Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda this summer.  Visit for subscription offer and use promo code: CHAMBER.  Tickets to Cal Shakes summer season are great for client hospitality and entertainment, customer contests and employee appreciation! Cal Shakes has an on-site café and bar, plenty of free parking, picnic areas and is BART-accessible. Discounts on groups are also available by calling 510.809.3290.
September 17 & 18 - The 21st Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival ... just 172 days away!
We want to thank returning vendors: J Rockcliff - Larry Williams Office Team and Rainbow Snow.
Also a big shout out to our non- profit partners who will be running ticket booths this year with their volunteers: LPIE (Lafayette Partner's in Education), Acalanes Class Parents for 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, Acalanes Cheerleaders, Artemis Rowing, LIA (Lafayette Improvement Association) and Town Hall Theatre.

Thanks also to GSE (Global Student Embassy) and Boy Scout Troop 212 for providing volunteers for cleanup and take-down teams. ALL of these are essential for us to provide the best community event possible.
We still need a few more teams or groups. If you can provide between 15-30 volunteers and are interested in community service hours during the weekend, please contact or 925-284-7404 for more details.
Join us in Welcoming our Newest Members!
The following business has recently joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
March 21 - 28.

Oakbay Chiropractic - Lamorinda - Chiropractors
Balance Right Services - Bookkeeping / Tax Services

Don't forget to bookmark the complete Lafayette Chamber Member Directory!
Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Monday, March 28 - Art Exhibit "Speaking Through Art - A Special Perspective" - 6pm-7pm - Library Gallery
The City of Lafayette Public Art Committee invites the public to attend a welcome reception for a very special art exhibit, "Speaking Through Art - A Special Perspective," featuring artists from Las Trampas, an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities. The reception will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Library Gallery, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016. For more information contact Juliet Hansen, Lafayette Public Art Committee

Wednesday, March 30 - Hospice East Bay: Benefits of Hospice and Palliative Care - 6pm-7:30pm - Arts & Science Discovery Center
Join us for the second program in a series about end-of-life issues. Dr. Robert Cole, Associate Medical Director of Hospice East Bay, presents on the benefits of hospice and palliative care. Dr. Cole will share his story as a stage IV Melanoma cancer survivor and explain the valuable resources both hospice and palliative care services are and what they offer individuals challenged by declining health. Learn more.

Thursday, March 31 - Distinguished Speaker Series Presents: Local Author Joe DiPrisco - 7pm-8:30pm - Community Hall
LLLCF's Distinguished Speaker Series presents Joe DiPrisco, author of "THE ALZHAMMER, Or Keep Your Friends Close and . . . I Forget the Other Thing" This panel discussion of DiPrisco's newest novel, led by the author himself, includes: Anne Rosenthal, PhD, MFT, CMC: dementia specialist, certified professional care manager and Joe Loya: one-time bank robber, author of 'The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell'. Join this lively, literary, and heartfelt discussion on what it's like to one day forget to put on your socks. Learn more.   
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Upcoming Chamber Events
Tuesday, April 12 - Green Committee Open Meeting - 12pm-1pm - Lafayette Chamber Offices - Join us for the Green Committee Open Meeting at 12pm (noon) at the Lafayette Chamber Conference Room. This is the rescheduled meeting from March 22. Please park on the street.

Wednesday, April 20 - Lamorinda Small Business Forum - 5:30pm-7pm
The Lamorinda Small Business Forum will be held on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:30pm-7pm at Lamorinda Music, 81 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette.

Friday, April 22 - Coffee with the Mayor - 8am-9am
Join us for Coffee with the Mayor with Mayor Mark Mitchell on Friday, April 22 at 8am in the Chamber Conference Room. This meeting is open to everyone. Please park on the street.

Tuesday, May 17 - Taste of Lafayette - 5:30pm-9pm - Lafayette Plaza Park
Join us for a tour of Lafayette's finest dining establishments! Enjoy the opportunity to sample the signature cuisine of each restaurant. Wine reception, tastings, coffee and dessert plus musical entertainment, raffle and auction to benefit the Lafayette Community Foundation and the programs and services of the Chamber. Tickets are $45 before May 6 and $50 per person thereafter. Learn more here.

What's happening at the Lafayette Chamber? View our Events Calendar. 
Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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