July 18, 2016 News & Events
EBMUD Construction Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Mt. Diablo Ct.  

EBMUD Beginning Monday, July 18, crews will be working from 7:00 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Mount Diablo Blvd. Please heed no parking and speed limit signs and expect temporary traffic delays. Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense.  

Note that Pedestrians should continue to use the path created with orange barricades in the East bound parking lane. Since the some of the saw-cutting and future pipe installation work will cross the pedestrian path, please follow posted detour signs and flagmen, when present, to stay safe.

For more information about this project click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharla J. Sullivan, Community Affairs Rep., East Bay Municipal Utility District at sharla.sullivan@ebmud.com or (510) 287-7208. 
Coffee with Police Chief Eric Christensen / Business Issues Forum
Friday, July 22, 8:00 am-9:00 am

Join us for Coffee with Police Chief Eric Christensen / 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. 
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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. 
Lafayette Chamber Young Professionals
Lafayette Chamber's Young Professionals Taco Tuesday Meetup
July 26, 5:30pm - 7:00 pm, The Cooperage

The Lafayette Chamber's Young Professionals group invites local young professionals to Taco Tuesday on Tuesday, July 26, 5:30pm-7pm at The Cooperage, 32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette. In addition to their regular menu items, The Cooperage will be offering a special $5 food menu, 2 for $5 street tacos, $5 classic margarita, $7 seasonal farm margaritas (dine-in only). For more information click here.  
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Ribbon Cutting at BevMo!
Thursday, July 28, 5:00pm

You are invited to join the Lafayette Chamber and BevMo! for their "sabering" of a ceremonial bottle of champagne on Thursday, July 28 at 5:00pm 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.

Mega Mixer_ July 28_ 2016 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.   
Welcome to our Newest Members! 

 The following businesses have joined the Lafayette Chamber July 11, 2016-July 15, 2016.
We encourage you to visit their website to learn more about their services.

Axia Home Loans - Mortgage Lending / Services
Lafayette Kids' Cottage - Preschools / Child Care
Monark Premium Appliance Co. - Appliances
Upright Engineering - Engineers  
Lafayette Festival 2016 The Countdown Continues ... 60 days left until the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival Weekend!
Plans are rolling along, artists and bands booked, booth details are being finalized, contracts signed, promotional materials distributed, glassware ordered, etc... We CAN'T wait to see you in September!

We need to say thank you to the sponsors who help make this festival weekend possible.

Sungevity, Xfinity, BMW Concord, La Fiesta Square, YELP, Mechanics Bank, Cobain Orthodontics, Diablo Foods, Jet Suite X, Merrill Gardens Lafayette, Sutter Health / Alta Bates Medical Center, MCE Clean Energy, City of Lafayette, BART, Oakwood Athletic Club, Eckerstrom Productions, Wine Thieves, Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, Minuteman Press Lafayette, J.V. Lucas Paving Inc, Cresco, EBMUD, C&M Party Props, CERT, Chevron, Central Self-Storage, Bank of the West, Backyard Carnivals, Lamorinda Theater Academy, Rotary Club of Lafayette, Special Events - Event Rentals, Red House Studios, PODS, AMR, Republic Services, Alice 97.3, Diablo Magazine, 92.1 KKDV, Lamorinda Presents, Lamorinda Weekly, Lamorinda Web, Stella Artois Belgium, and Golden Road.

Please check out the festival website for the full list and direct links to each of their websites.  

Chamber goes Deep Green with MCE

On January 25, 2016, the City Council passed Resolution No. 2016-02 stating that the City intends to join MCE. Once entered into the program, service will likely begin in September. Rates will vary depending on rate schedules, program choice, and rate adjustments.  Each resident or local business will have a choice of service or the ability to "opt out" and stay with PG&E.  Light Green is the default program that currently enrolls you in a 50% + renewable source.  To be enrolled in Light Green you do not need to take any action.  This level is currently 50% renewable and 63% carbon free.  You can also choose to go Deep Green which is 100% Renewable.  To enroll in the Deep Green program please enroll online or call 1 (888) 632-3674. The average increase in cost to a residential customer is about $5.00 a month.

The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors supports this new citywide program and has agreed to give an early endorsement and go 100% Renewable.  

MCE IS SCHEDULED TO REDUCE ITS RATES BY 9% ON AVERAGE, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2016. Based on these rates, the cost of MCE Light Green 50% renewable energy service will be slightly less than the cost of PG&E 30% renewable energy service for typical residential and commercial customers. For more information click here.

Community Events and Member Announcements

Measure C Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee Seeking Applicants
The Lafayette School District is currently seeking applicants to serve on the Measure C Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee. Applications are available on the District website at www.lafsd.k12.ca.us or email Sharon Carman at scarman@lafsd.k12.ca.us for information. Applications are due by September 9, 2016.

Rivulet Chiropractic's BLOOM
Join us for a BLOOM (Bring Loved Ones On Mondays) this July! Throughout the month, we are offering patients the opportunity to bring family and friends into our office for a complimentary initial exam and consultation. Call 925-385-8353 to schedule them today, and help their health blossom. www.rivuletchiro.com

Exclusive Offer for Huckleberry Cafe-to-Go

We are excited to announce that our catering business, Huckleberry Cafe-to-Go, has received a makeover that includes a fresh new look, name and menu! Our new name is Huckleberry Kitchen. While our branding has changed, our mission remains the same: we will continue to make culinary dreams come true for adults with developmental disabilities while offering our customers exceptional service and cuisine. Huckleberry Kitchen specializes in making gourmet breakfast and lunch platters, baked goods, and other delicious treats for company functions or special occasions. As fellow Chamber members, our kitchen crew would like to offer you an exclusive 5% DISCOUNT on your first order from Huckleberry Kitchen. Please use code: CHAMBER16 (offer expires August 31). See our full menu here and details about how to order here.

Bay Area Air Quality Grant
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) is excited to announce that the Year 18 Carl Moyer Program (CMP) funding cycle is now open! The Air District has approximately $11 million available for Carl Moyer Program and Voucher Incentive Program projects in order to upgrade or replace heavy-duty diesel vehicles and equipment that are not yet regulated or currently required by law. For more information and to apply visit www.baaqmd.gov/moyer.

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

Happening at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center

LLLCF and Diablo Ballet present Dance on Film Series: Cover Girl
Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30pm, Community Hall
Cover Girl (1944) starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Diablo Ballet Artistic Director, Lauren Jonas, introduces the film with fascinating facts about the film's dance scenes. $ 5 at the door, or $10 for the 3 film series. Registration recommended. Refreshments will be served. Click here for more information.

Kyle Athayde & Jon Hatamiya & Friends Big Band Concert
Friday, July 22, 2016, 6:30pm, Community Hall
Composers Jon Hatamiya and Kyle Athayde, each bandleaders in their own right, join forces to bring their supercharged, high energy, original big band experience to Lafayette! With ties to Northern California, New York City, and Los Angeles, Hatamiya and Athayde bring together some of the finest musicians from around the country for one night only. $10/pay at door. (Cash only). For more information click here.

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Upcoming Lafayette Chamber Events

Beer at the Bruns 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