September 26, 2016 News & Events
Green LogoGreen Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 27, 12 noon, Chamber Office

Join the Lafayette Chambers Green Committee for our September meeting. Please park on the street.
Downtown Creeks Plan - Public Meetings Scheduled 

The City of Lafayette Creeks Committee has presenting the Draft Downtown Creeks Plan to the community/landowners/business owners and various city commissions and committees whose responsibilities are affected by the draft Plan's recommendations. These are public meetings and anyone interested in the Downtown Creeks Plan is encouraged to attend.  
  • September 28, 5:00 PM, Parking Ordinance Committee, Suite 265, Lafayette City Offices, 3675 Mt. Diablo Boulevard.
Please check the City Calendar to confirm the above information as this schedule may change. Following these presentations, the Creeks Committee will consider the comments received by these commissions and committees prior to presenting the Downtown Creeks Plan to the Planning Commission and City Council. Additional information on the Downtown Creeks Plan is available at  www.lovelafayette.org/creeksplan.  Contact Steven Goetz at 925-525-5527 or sgoetz@lovelafayette.org if you have questions on this information.  
Top Shop Auto Mixer at Top Shop Auto
Wednesday, September 28, 5:30pm-7:30pm, 3340 Mt. Diablo Blvd., #D

This Family Owned business is state of the art with a friendly, neighborhood atmosphere. They specialize in American Classic, Hot Rods and Muscle Cars.  Join us for our September monthly mixer at Top Shop Auto. Bring your business cards! There is plenty of parking!

Please join us in welcoming our newest members!

Welcome 

The Lafayette Chamber welcomed the following businesses from
September 19-September 26.
We encourage you to visit their website for more information.  

Shear Perfection Hair Salon - Beauty Salons & Services
Tathagat Ayurveda - Health Care / Wellness
 
This Month's Sponsor
Lamorinda Villate



Premier Members



Quick Links 
Lafayette Reservoir Run
Lafayette Reservoir Run is just a few weeks away - Sunday, October 30, 2016
 
We are signing up commercial vendors, t-shirt sponsors, water station sponsors, etc ...  The deadline is this Friday, September 30 to be on the 2016 T-shirt. 

Thank you to Oakwood Athletic Club, Sutter Health, A Runner's Mind, Dudum Real Estate Group, Lamorinda Tooth Buds, Behymer & Steel Chiropractic and Cobain Orthodontics for signing up so quickly. Contact Sara Regan, Event Director, if interested before we are sold out.

The 24th Annual Lafayette Reservoir Run will be held Sunday, October 30, 8am in Downtown Lafayette. The Lafayette Reservoir Run is a Fun Halloween Event - wear your costume for the 2 Mile Fun Run at 8am, 5K Run at 8:30am, or 10K Run at 8:45am. Also enjoy the Kid Zone, Live Music and Healthy Lifestyles Fair.

This event supports local education.
Help your school qualify for early bird credit! Sign up now for the 24th Annual Lafayette Reservoir Run! Volunteer opportunities now available at http://bit.ly/res-run-volunteer-2016Learn more here.  

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Funeral Center at Queen of Heaven Cemetery
Saturday, October 1, 11am, Queen of Heaven Cemetery & Funeral Center, 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette

Please join us October 1 to celebrate the Grand Opening of Queen of Heaven Cemetery's new Funeral Center.  Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ Celebrant, will be celebrating Mass beginning at 11am followed by a ribbon cutting.  Afterward, there's a walk-through to see our lovely new addition followed by light refreshments. Receive a bottle of Bishop's Vineyard Wine upon registration to commemorate your visit.  We look forward to welcoming you.  Queen of Heaven Cemetery & Funeral Center, 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette, CA  94549. Call (925) 932-0900 or visit www.cfcsOakland.org/events to register.

EBMUD Diablo Vista Pumping Plant Construction Update Fall 2016

Pumping Station
EBMUD thanks you for your continued patience as we work to upgrade the Diablo Vista Pumping Plant for continued reliability of your water infrastructure. Work continues on the new pumping plant located at the corner of Mount Diablo Blvd. and Mount Diablo Ct. This work will continue into the summer of 2017. Once the structure is complete, systems will be tested and it will be placed online to pump water to your community. The old pumping plant will then be taken out of service and demolished and a new City parking lot will be constructed in its place.

As part of the project, new 30-inch diameter distribution pipe is currently being installed on Mount Diablo Blvd. to serve the new pumping plant. Expect lane closures and traffic shifts, in phases, along Mount Diablo Blvd. through October 2016. Flag persons have been stationed on Mount Diablo Blvd. to ensure the safety of crews and the public during intensive project-related work activities and deliveries. Please heed reduced speed limits and no parking signs and allow some additional time for your regular commute.

If you have any questions about the Diablo Vista Pumping Plant replacement Project, please contact Sharla Sullivan, sharla.sullivan@ebmud.com or call (510) 287-7208. To learn more about the project, please visit www.ebmud.com/construction and scroll to Lafayette. If you have questions about the unrelated Lafayette Park Terrace development project that is taking place at the end of Mount Diablo Ct., Please contact Larry Babli, larryb@echelcon.com or (408) 677-2977.
BART BART to Host Telephone Town Halls on Rebuilding Plan
 
BART is reaching out to the community to share details of the plan to rebuild our aging system after 44 years of service. This is your chance to hear from BART's General Manager as well as Board Directors.  This will also be a forum for participants to ask questions and give their input on why it's so important to update the system.
 
BART will be holding three different telephone town hall events: one for each county in the BART District. During these meetings, you'll hear from BART's General Manager and Board Directors, as well as input and questions from BART riders about why system reinvestment is so important.  This is your opportunity to add your voice to the mix, and to hear about what's in BART's plan for you and your county.

The next town hall will take place at 6:30 pm on Contra Costa County - Tuesday, October 4.

Register here.  For the live webcast, click here. Choose a date that represents your county and dial the toll-free number 1-877-353-4701 to listen and participate.
 
Community Events and Member Announcements

NON-PHARMACOLOGIC MANAGEMENT OF CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS IN PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA: A PERSON CENTERED APPROACH
Wednesday, September 28, 7pm, Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Presented by Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC. Sponsored by BrightStar CareŽ Lafayette / Oakland / Concord. RSVP: Call (925) 284-8888 or email lafayette@brightstarcare.com.

Meet & Greet at Merrill Gardens

Thursday, September 29, 4pm-6pm
Join the team at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette for a reception to welcome our new General Manager, Rosa Campbell. We will be serving light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres in our beautiful roof top garden. www.merrillgardens.com

Lafayette Rotary Golf Classic

Monday, October 3, 10am, Rossmoor Golf Course
The Lafayette Rotary Golf Classic at the Rossmoor Golf Course is sponsored by Lafayette Rotary and will be held on October 3, 2016. Registration will open at 10am with use of the driving range. The event will begin at 12pm with a shotgun start and a box lunch. Proceeds from The Lafayette Rotary Golf Classic are used to support a variety of charities in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally. The tournament concludes at 4:30pm and participants can join us for cocktails and then dinner. To register, click here.

CASA of Contra Costa County - Bring Positive Change to a Child in Foster Care!
Monday, 10/17, 6:30pm-8pm; Wednesday, 10/19, from 12:30pm-2pm
A child in foster care longs for a safe and loving family like no one else. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality. Bring positive change to a child in foster care. And in doing so, change your life as well. Sign up to attend one of our Informational Sessions to learn more.  
 
Survey for best methods of disposing unused, expired or unwanted, and left-over prescription medication
The misuse of prescription medication has become a serious public health issue in Contra Costa County and across the nation. We need your input to help identify the best methods of disposing unused, expired or unwanted, and left-over prescription medication. If you are an adult resident of Contra Costa County, please take a moment to complete our survey on prescription drug disposal options.


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

Contra Costa Performing Arts Society: Piano Composers
Friday, September 30, 7:00 PM, Library Community Hall
Enjoy a spirited and inspiring evening of original compositions for piano from the CCPAS Piano Composers group. This collection of talented composers create music in several different styles and genres. These unique performances are not to be missed! Free. For more information click HERE.

Lafayette Library
Always check out the latest events at www.LLLCF.org and follow LLLC on Facebook and Twitter.


Upcoming Lafayette Chamber Events

Chamber Office Closed: Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day)

Lamorinda Business Forum -
Thursday, October 13 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Lamorinda Music
For our final installment of this quarterly program we are proud to present "Pitfalls to Avoid as You Grow Your Business".  Dino Riggio (Dino Riggio & Associates) will facilitate a distinguished panel through Q&A.  This is an interactive event, so come loaded with questions. The Big Room at Lamorinda Music is located at 81 Lafayette Circle. This event is presented by the Orinda, Moraga and Lafayette Chambers.  A great place to network and meet your peers from the other chambers. 

Social Media Workshop -
Wednesday, October 19, 6pm, Lafayette Library's Homework Center

Green Committee Meeting -
Tuesday, October 25, 12 noon, Lafayette Chamber Office

Mixer at Byron Park -
Wednesday, October 26, 5:30pm-7pm, Byron Park, 1700 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek

Coffee with City Planning Director - Niroop Srivatsa
- Friday, October 28, 8am, Lafayette Chamber Office

Trick or Treat Street -
Friday, October 28, 4pm-6pm, Downtown Lafayette (1st Street to Dewing Ave.)

Lafayette Reservoir Run 2016Reservoir Run -
Sunday, October 30, 8am-11am, Downtown Lafayette/Lafayette Reservoir Sign up to run here.  Sign up to volunteer here.  
Chamber Office Closed: Monday, October 31 for Reservoir Run Cleanup

37th Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast -
Friday, November 18, 7am-8:30am, Lafayette United Methodist Church, 955 Moraga Rd
Dick Callahan, Keynote Speaker, presents "Are You enjoying your Journey?." Catered breakfast provided by Lantern Catering. Music provided by: Harpist Wendy Tamis.

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