July 1, 2016 News & Events
Flag and fireworks Lafayette Chamber Office Closure for 4th of July Holiday
Monday, July 4 through Friday, July 8

The Lafayette Chamber office will be closed for the Independence Holiday the week of July 4-July 8. We will reopen Monday, July 11 at 9am.
Lamorinda Business Forum
Lamorinda Small Business Forum - Protecting Your Business - Robbery/Recovery/Emergency 
Thursday, July 14, 5:30pm-7pm, Bank of the West

Join us on Thursday, July 14 from 5:30pm-7pm for the Lamorinda Small Business Forum at the Bank of the West, 3583 Mt Diablo Blvd. Topic will be Protecting Your Business - Robbery/Recovery/Emergency Preparedness and Internet Security. Guest speakers Lafayette Chief of Police Eric Christensen and Neighborhood Computers President Grant Stubblefield.
Community Events and Member Announcements

Come and Play on July 4th with the Orinda Volunteer Marching Band!
This year the Orinda Volunteer Marching Band will be marching in honor of Mic Gilette. All levels of musicians are welcome. Percussion practice starts are 8am, all others 9am, march starts at 10am. Meet at Casa Orinda on July 4th wearing blue pants/shorts and white shirt. For more information call Lamorinda Music at (925) 385-0963.

AC5 Seeks New Arts Recognition Award - Deadline is Tuesday, July 5
The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County is seeking a new Arts Recognition award. This award honors individuals and art organizations whose work has had a significant impact in Contra Costa County. AC5 is seeking an artist from Contra Costa County to design and create an original art piece that can be duplicated. Deadline is Tuesday, July 5. For more information, contact staff@AC5.ccCounty.us.

Contra Costa Sustainability Award Nominations - due July 15!
Each year, community, business, and government leaders come together to celebrate and honor those who demonstrate outstanding commitment and leadership in making Contra Costa communities healthy, beautiful, clean, and resilient - for the long run. Recognize an individual, nonprofit, government program, school, or business for their good work and celebrate the accomplishments in Contra Costa County by nominating them for the Contra Costa Sustainability Award! www.sustainablecoco.org

Leadership Contra Costa is Accepting Applications
Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Contra Costa (LCC), the Bay Area's premier countywide leadership program, accepts 25-30 individuals from throughout the county with diverse backgrounds to participate in the program. LCC is geared to people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work. Topics include Health and Aging, The Price of Justice, Business and the Economy, Environment, Education, Technology, Government and Politics, and Housing and Transportation. As the Leadership Contra Costa program enters its 30th year, they are now accepting applications. To apply, click here. If you are interested in finding out more about the program, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (925) 934-2007 or send her an email.

Be sure to also check out the the July Local Events Not to Be Missed!

This Month's Sponsor
Advertise in the Official Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
Lafayette Art _ Wine Festival

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Upcoming Lafayette Chamber Events

Coffee with the Police Chief / Business Issues Forum
July 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Join us for Coffee with the Police Chief / Business Issues Forum on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 8:00am in the Chamber Conference Room. Thank you to PG&E for sponsoring. This meeting is open to everyone. Please park on the street.

Green Committee Open Meeting
July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for the Green Committee Open Meeting at 12pm (noon) at the Lafayette Chamber Conference Room. Please park on the street.

Ribbon Cutting at BevMo!
Thursday, July 28, Exact Time to Be Announced
You are invited to join the Lafayette Chamber and BevMo! for their "sabering" of a ceremonial bottle of champagne on Thursday, July 28, at their new store at 3590 Mt. Diablo Blvd. This is where BevMo! will cut a bottle of champagne with a large sword (don't worry, it sounds much more dangerous that it is) to signify the store's christening. We would be honored to have you join us for the debut of this exciting new location for BevMo! Grand opening/ribbon cutting. The exact time will be announced soon.

MEGA MIXER at Pleasant Hill Community Center
Thursday, July 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm
The Lafayette Chamber will be one of many local area chambers attending the Mega Mixer on Thursday, July 28, 5pm-7pm at the Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill. Delicious appetizers provided by participating Chamber members, incredible networking opportunities, bring a raffle prize and showcase your business! Register here.

Beer at the Bruns
Tuesday, August 16, 5:00pm-7:00pm 
You are invited to Beer at the Bruns on Tuesday, August 16 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm hosted by Cal Shakes, City National Bank and your local Chambers of Commerce. FREE but limited attendance. RSVP by August 10. Special rate for Cal Shakes show immediately after. View invitation and RSVP here.

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

What's happening at the Lafayette Chamber? View our Events Calendar.

Jay Lifson, Executive Director