Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  May 16, 2016 News & Events
TOMORROW - Tuesday, May 17 - WE ARE SOLD OUT!  Taste of Lafayette - 5:30pm-9pm - Lafayette Plaza Park
We are sold out for tomorrow night's Taste of Lafayette! Thank you!! 
 
Raffle tickets are still available: $25/each or 5 for $100 can be purchased at the Lafayette Chamber office, at the Taste or via email at info@LafayetteCF.org. The raffle will benefit the Lafayette Community Foundation and the programs and services of the Lafayette Chamber. Need not be present to win.  
 
Didn't get a ticket? We will have a waitlist starting at 5:30pm. Must be present in the Plaza to be added to the list. No guarantees, but as any tickets become available they will be released as early as 6:30pm. Please see Sara Regan at the check-in. 
Wednesday, May 18 - Social Media Workshop: Keep Social Media Simple - but Engaging: Top 3 Things You Need to Know Today - 8am-9:30am - Lafayette Library and Learning Center's Art & Science Classroom
Join us for our May Social Media Workshop: Keep Social Media Simple - but Engaging: Top 3 Things You Need to Know Today on Wednesday, May 18 at 8am at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center's Art & Science Classroom (enter from the Plaza, off 1st Street). Presented by Robin S. Fox, Digital Strategist. This workshop is free but registration is requested.
Wednesday, May 18 - Protect Your Business - Disaster Readiness Workshop - 8:30am-11am - Elihu Harris State Building, 1515 Clay Street Oakland
The California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development in collaboration with the Alameda County SBDC and California Seismic Safety Commission will present Protect Your Business - Disaster Readiness Workshop on Wednesday, May 18 from 8:30am-11am at the Elihu Harris State Building, 1515 Clay Street Oakland. Register for this free event here.
Tuesday, May 24 - Green Committee Open Meeting - 12noon-1pm - Lafayette Chamber Conference Room
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Join us for our next Green Committee Open Meeting, Tuesday, May 24 at 12pm (noon) at the Lafayette Chamber Conference Room. Please park on the street.
Tuesday, May 24 - Lafayette Chamber's Young Professionals Meetup - 5:30pm - The Roundup Saloon, 3553 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
The Lafayette Chamber's Young Professionals will be networking, socializing and, as always, having a great time on Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 at The Roundup Saloon, 3553 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette. Learn more here.
Wednesday, May 25 - Mixer at Lace & Bustle - 5:30pm-7pm - 3569 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite E
Lace _ BustleJoin us for our monthly mixer on Wednesday, May 25 at Lace & Bustle from 5:30pm-7pm. Lace & Bustle is located at 3569 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite E.
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In This Issue
TOMORROW - Tuesday, May 17 - Taste of Lafayette
Wednesday, May 18 - Social Media Workshop
Wednesday, May 18 - Protect Your Business - Disaster Readiness Workshop
Tuesday, May 24 - Green Committee Open Meeting
Tuesday, May 24 - Lafayette Chamber's Young Professionals Meetup
Wednesday, May 25 - Mixer at Lace & Bustle
Thursday, May 26 - Ribbon Cutting at Oakbay Chiropractic
Survey of Stores & Services in Moraga
Upcoming Member and Non-Profit Events
September 17 & 18 - The 21st Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
Join us in Welcoming our Newest Members!
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Thursday, May 26 - Ribbon Cutting at Oakbay Chiropractic - 10am-10:30am - 1080 Carol Lane
Oakbay Chiropractic Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at new Chamber member and Lafayette business - Oakbay Chiropractic - Lamorinda on Thursday, May 26 at 10am. This new time will include a KKDV92.1 Free Ultimate Coffee Break! Dr. Mylo Magtoto will be interviewed for radio streaming of the event during the event. We will commence to the ribbon cutting ceremony with full tummies and lots of coffee. Oakbay Chiropractic - Lamorinda is located at 1080 Carol Lane.
Survey of Stores & Services in Moraga
Moraga Chamber In partnership with the new owners of the Rheem Shopping Center, the Moraga Chamber has created a survey soliciting community input of stores, restaurants and services they would like to see at the Rheem Shopping Center. An added bonus of completing the survey is being eligible for one of eight $25 gift certificates. The results of the survey will be turned over to U.S. Realty Partners to consider as they move forward to improve this shopping center. Take the survey here.
Upcoming Member and Non-Profit Events
Sunday, May 22 - Much Ado About Nothing First Look - 7pm - California Shakespeare Theater's beautiful Bruns Amphitheater
Free, public event on Sunday, May 22 at California Shakespeare Theater's beautiful Bruns Amphitheater, celebrating its 25th Anniversary in Orinda! Get a free First Look into Cal Shakes' first production of the summer season, Shakespeare's sharpest comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Artistic Director Eric Ting moderates a Q&A session with Much Ado About Nothing director Jackson Gay, followed by a portion of technical rehearsal open to First Look attendees. Bring a picnic, snacks, or enjoy something from the on-site café and see how all of the elements of a show come together at the Bruns.  Grounds open at 6:30pm; Q&A is at 7:00pm. To RSVP for this FREE event, click here.

Thursday, May 26 - Orinda Chamber's May Mixer at Bay Sotheby's International Realty - 5pm-7pm - 3725 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Bay Sotheby's International Realty would like to invite the Lafayette Chamber to mixer on the patio with the Orinda Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 5pm-7pm at their Lafayette location, 3725 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. More information here.

Monday, May 30 - Salute & Scoot 10K/5K Fun Run - 7am checkin, 8:30am Run and Festival, 9:30am Kids Dash
Kick Off Your Summer With A Runner's Mind at the first annual Salute & Scoot 5K/10K Fun Run! Join us at A Runner's Mind Lafayette on Memorial Day for a morning of fun, celebrating friends, family and community. A Runner's Mind Lafayette is located at 3541 Plaza Way. Learn more and register here.

Saturday, June 4 - Loaves and Fishes "A Night Under The Stars" - 5pm - Hacienda de las Flores

A night of dinner and dancing featuring a meal prepared by The Cooperage's Chef Eric Hopfinger and served by the first graduating class of the Loaves and Fishes Culinary Career Pathway Program. Dance under the stars to the rock and roll rhythm of the "The Sun Kings". Live and Silent Auctions. Hacienda de las Flores, 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga at 5pm. Click here for tickets.

Check out our May Events Not To Be Missed email blast for more community events.

September 17 & 18 - The Countdown Continues .... in 4 months we will close the street. All hands on deck to set up the largest outdoor Art and Wine Festival in Contra Costa County!

Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of this BIG weekend!

Take a look at all those who have jumped on board:
Eckerstrom Productions, Alain Pinel Realtors, Blodgett's Floor Covering, Dudum Real Estate, Forma Gym, J Rockliff William & Office, Pacific Union Real Estate, La Fiesta Square, Markstein, Hank & Frank Bikes, Bath Fitter, Bay Alarm Co., Budget Blinds, Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control, EBMUD, J.V. Chiropractic, JD Dudum, Chiropractor, Recycle Smart, Renewal by Anderson; Rivulet Chiropractic, Sola-Brite, Solar Technologies, Sustainable Lafayette, AMR, BART, Central Self Storage, CERT, City of Lafayette, Diablo Magazine, Layette Park Hotel and Spa, Minute Man Press, Republic Services, B Food International, Mike Hustlar Catering, Lantern Catering, Proverb Foods, Rainbow Snow, Sonoma Teriyaki, California Balsamic, Nan's Gourmet Foods, IzzyA's Frozen Ice Cream Custard Food Truck, San Francisco Bay Coffee Company Food Trolley, Slider's Food Truck, Street Dogs Food Truck, Yummi BBQ, Tonli Dumpling Truck, Acalanes Cheerleaders, Four Seasons Animal Hospital, Lamorinda Theatre Academy, LMYA, Whole Foods, Wine Thieves, Xfinity, Bank of West, KKDV, Cobain Orthodontics, Acalanes HS Class of 2017, Acalanes HS Class of 2018, Acalanes HS Class of 2019, Acalanes HS Class of 2020, Artemis Rowing, LIA, LPIE, Town Hall Theatre, Diablo Rapid Print, Bay Sotheby's, J Rockcliff Duson & Jones, J.V. Lucas Paving, Inc., Karen Richardson Group, Manor Care Health Services, REMAX, Village Associates, Very Fine Pools, Sutter Health - Alta Bates, Concord BMW, Merrill Gardens and Sungevity.
 
If your business is NOT listed here, contact Sara@lafayettechamber.org and find out how to best get involved and participate NOW before it's too late.
Join us in Welcoming our Newest Members!
Welcome
The following businesses have recently joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, May 9-16.

Lavande Spa - Spa Services
Nan's Gourmet Foods - Gourmet Foods / Food Products
Santa Maria & Company Risk & Insurance - Insurance Services
Brighter Beginnings - Non-Profit Organizations & Clubs

Don't forget to bookmark the complete Lafayette Chamber Member Directory!
Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Wednesday, May 18 - Folk Art Series: Traditional Wheat Weaving - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Homework Center
Join us for the third offering in a three-part series celebrating Folk Arts from around the world. In May, Artist Evie Michon will teach us traditional wheat weaving or straw art techniques from Sweden and beyond. For more information click here.

Wednesday, May 18 - STEAM - The Art & Science of Butterflies - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Arts & Science Discovery Center
Join us for a fun evening exploring the exciting world of butterflies and making a butterfly wand and/or a flip book showing the stages of a butterfly's life. Designed for preschoolers and ages 5-11. For more information click here.

Thursday, May 19 - The Friends of the Lafayette Library present: Sweet Thursday with author Jan Ellison - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Community Hall
Ellison's A Small Indiscretion was named one of the best books of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle. The novel combines psychological suspense with a tense family drama. Ellison, a first-time novelist, delivers a gripping story about an indiscretion of the past wreaking havoc in the present for protagonist Annie Black. A free event. Register here. Books available for purchase courtesy of Orinda Books. 

 
Always check out the latest events at www.LLLCF.org or follow LLLC on Facebook and Twitter.
 
Upcoming Chamber Events
Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day - Chamber Office will be Closed

Lamorinda Tooth Buds Thursday, June 2 - Ribbon Cutting at Lamorinda Tooth Buds - Pediatric Dentistry - 3501 School Street

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at new Lafayette business - Lamorinda Tooth Buds - Pediatric Dentistry on Thursday, June 2 at 5pm. Lamorinda Tooth Buds - Pediatric Dentistry is located at 3501 School Street. 

Rock the Plaza 2016 Fridays in June - Rock the Plaza - 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Lafayette Plaza

Get ready to Rock the Plaza! Join us at Lafayette Plaza Park  -  intersection of Moraga Road and Mt. Diablo Blvd. for live bands each Friday in June from 6:30pm-8:30pm. There is no cost for this event. Bring a picnic and enjoy the band!

Friday, June 3 - The Allmond Brothers Clan
Friday, June 10 - Ticket to Ride
Friday, June 17 - The Big Jangle
Friday, June 24 - 2016 Lamorinda Idol Finalists   

If you'd like to receive a text message reminder about these and other upcoming Lafayette Chamber events, email your full name and cel phone number to Sara at sara@lafayettechamber.org.

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