October 24, 2016 News & Events
Green Committee 
Green Committee Open Meeting
Tuesday, October 25, 12 noon, Lafayette Chamber Office
 
The Lafayette Chamber's Green Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 25 at noon at the Lafayette Chamber's Conference Room. Please park on the street.
 
CANCELLED: Mixer at Byron Park 

Unfortunately, the October Mixer originally scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled. We look forward to rescheduling with Byron Park in the near future.

If you would like a personal tour of the community please contact Nancy Anderson at nancy.anderson@kiscosl.com or 925-937-1700. Learn more about Byron Park here. 
 
Trick or Treat Street Trick or Treat Street in Downtown Lafayette 
Friday, October 28, 4pm-6pm, Downtown Lafayette (1st Street to Dewing Ave.)

Last chance to be included to the handout that will be distributed at Trick or Treat Street! If you want to participate, please contact Sara@lafayettechamber.org by Wednesday morning October 26.

The route is from the Plaza along Mt Diablo Blvd down to Dewing. Including La Fiesta Square.

Thanks to 18/8 Hair Salon, A Runner's Mind, Art Room, Art & Science of Eyewear, Bank of the West, Bel and Bunnas Books, BevMo!, Caroline's Salon, Clocks Etc, Collector's Choice Antiques, Color Me Mine, Douglah Designs, Douglah Tile, Dudum Real Estate Group, Fed Ex, Floral Arts, Francesca's, Home Care Assistance, Hoffsi Chocolates, Indigo & Poppy, Lace & Bustle, Lafayette Chamber Office, Lamorinda Music, Lamorinda Nails, Lamorinda Theatre Academy, Lavande Spa, Learning Express Toys, Misto Lino, P&L Framing, Papillon, Piece, Pizza Antica, Powell's Sweet Shop, Roam Artisan Burgers, Sharp Bicycle, Sideboard, STAT MED Urgent Care, Sugi Fine Bedding & Gifts, Suite 102 Hair Design, Transitions, Town Hall Theatre, Uncle Yu's, Venture Goods, Wax-A-Peel, Way Side Inn Thrift Store, Whole Foods, Yankee Pier. And don't forget visit the pumpkin patch at Diablo Foods. 

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

Join us on Friday, October 28 at 8am for Coffee with the City Planning Director, Niroop Srivatsa! Bring your questions. Coffee will be provided. This meeting is open to everyone and will be held in the Lafayette Chamber conference room. Bring your questions. Please park on the street.


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Lafayette Reservoir Run
REGISTER NOW for the 2016 Lafayette Reservoir Run to Support Local Education
Sunday, October 30, Registration Opens at 6:30am, 2 mile starts at 8am, 5k at 8:30am, 10k at 8:45am.

The Lafayette Reservoir Run is a fun Halloween event - wear your costume and enter the Halloween Costume Contest! Also enjoy the Pancake Breakfast, Live Music and Healthy Lifestyles Fair.

Each local school selected by the entrant gets 10% back from the registration fees - all 4 local elementary schools plus the middle school and ALL 4 high schools.
Plus each school is rewarded directly for every volunteer that helps puts on this event. Additional percentages are dispersed based on the total net income too.

Online registration ends Thursday, October 27 at 1pm. Packet/t-shirt pickup as well as registration will be available at A Runner's Mind, 3541 Plaza Way, Lafayette on Friday, 10am-7pm and Saturday, 10am-6pm. Day of registration opens at 6:30am. 

Register NOW!  Share the event with your friends on Facebook!   
 
Please join us in welcoming our newest member!

Welcome      
The Lafayette Chamber welcomed the following business from October 17 - October 21, 2016. 
We encourage you to visit their website for more information. 

Lafayette Garden Club - Non-Profit Organizations & Clubs

Law Office of Kelley A. Way - Attorneys / Legal Services 

Notice of BART Pathway Closure

As part of its approved improvement plan, KB Home is obligated to widen and improve the ped/bike pathway from the Town Center retail parking lot to BART's southern parking lot.  Additionally, a storm drain pipe will be installed under the pathway.  To efficiently and safely construct these improvements, the existing pathway along the creek will be closed from October 12 to November 30, weather pending. KB Home will install signs to divert users to the detour route (Mt Diablo Blvd. to Happy Valley Road to BART). View attached PDF file for more information.
Gymboree East Bay Ribbon Cutting at Gymboree - East Bay  
Thursday, November 3, 5pm, 3450 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at Gymboree's new Lafayette location in front of Merrill Gardens at 3450 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Gymboree has been in Lafayette for years and is excited to show you their new facility! Ribbon cutting will be held at 5pm. 
 
Community Events and Member Announcements

HOWL About Chiropractic with Rivulet
Here's your opportunity to HOWL about how chiropractic has changed your life. And if haven't experienced the many benefits for yourself, now's your chance! Call Rivulet today to make your free appointment during the week of October 24! (925) 385-8353 or visit www.rivuletchiro.com.  View flyer.

Scoops for Schools - 3rd Annual Smitten Ice Cream Social Benefitting LPIE

Wednesday, October 26, 2pm-4pm, Smitten Ice Cream, 3545 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Smitten and LPIE are back at it again with an ice cream social! Choose your own adventure on this ice cream "crawl" - ending with the best make-your-own sundae bar on the planet! Tickets are $5, cash only or online here.

Sustainable Contra Costa and the East Bay Economic Development Alliance present: The 1st Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference 
Thursday, October 27, Registration opens at 8 am; Event: 9 am to 4 pm; Networking/Reception: 4 to 5:30 pm, Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill
Sustainability and new business opportunities are the themes of the first annual Contra Costa Sustainable Enterprise Conference to be held on October 27 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. Presented by Sustainable Contra Costa and the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, the goal of the conference is to encourage and inspire business owners, entrepreneurs, and students to explore the myriad of opportunities and markets for innovation in new products, new services, new buildings and new business models that incorporate principles of sustainability. www.SECContraCosta.com

Halloween Candy Buy Back
Lamorinda Tooth Buds will buy back unopened Halloween candy for $1/pound and all collected candy will be donated through Operation Gratitude. Bring in your unopened Halloween Candy on November 1st through the 3rd at their office at 3501 School Street, Lafayette.
 
Be a Hero! Burton Valley Elementary PTA Annual Blood & Bone Marrow Drive
Friday, November 4, 8:15am-1:15pm, Multi-Purpose Room, 561 Merriewood Drive
Donate Blood - To schedule your appointment or for more information visit redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code BURTON) or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-236-3276. Join the Bone Marrow Registry - Donors ages 18-44 and in general good health, please drop-in to learn more, do some paperwork & swab your cheek - no appointment necessary. Learn more about the registry & eligibility at bethematch.org. If you are unable to attend but would like to order a swab kit, go to join.bethematch.org/burton.  For more information please click Blood & Bone Marrow Drive  or contact Becky Bearce at rebeccabearce@gmail.com

Lamorinda Rugby Tour Sponsorship Opportunity
The Lamorinda Rugby Club has been active in the Lafayette community almost 40 years.  Thousands of local youth have developed life long friendships and found athletic excellence through the program.  Lamo Rugby launched a Women's rugby team this year to provide the same opportunity to our region's female athletes.  Each year the team visits a foreign country to learn about their culture, establish friendships and engage in friendly competition with local clubs.  This year, the tour destination is Australia!  In order to ensure that all players are able to participate in the tour, regardless of their economic means, the club offers sponsorship opportunities to local businesses who, through their generosity, ensure that no player is left behind.  Lafayette Chamber members who would like to learn more about participating in the sponsorship program are encouraged to contact Jonathon Wall, Lamo Rugby Corporate Sponsorship Chair at lamorugby@gmail.com or 925-759-7088.

Hangar Available at Buchanan Field Airport
Prime business opportunity! Newer 39,000 sqft executive aircraft hangar available January 2017. For more information contact Beth Lee at (925) 681-4200 or Beth.Lee@airport.cccounty.us.

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

Science Cafe - Dale Dougherty, Free to Make
Tuesday, October 25, 7pm, Library Community Hall
Dale Dougherty is the Founder of Maker Faire which held its first event in the SF Bay Area in 2006. Free to Make explores how the Maker Movement and "making" revives abandoned and neglected urban areas, reinvigorates community spaces like libraries and museums, and even impacts our personal and social development fostering a mindset that is engaged, playful and resourceful. For more information click HERE.

Ukrainian Egg Art
Wednesday, October 26, 3:30pm, Arts and Science Discovery Center
Artist Evie Michon will teach the folk art of Pysanky, Ukrainian Egg decorating. Each person will get to dye and decorate an egg. Free. For Middle School, High School, Teens
For more information click HERE.

Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation and the Commonwealth Club present Senator Barbara Boxer, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life
Wednesday, October 26, 12:00pm. Library Community Hall
Senator Barbara Boxer's memoir, The Art of Tough, shares provocative and touching recollections of her service, and cements her commitment to the fight for women, families, quality environmental protection, all in a peaceful world. Advance tickets required. No tickets sold at the door. For more information click HERE.

Dwight Stone "The Power of One"
Friday, October 28, 7pm, Library Community Hall
Join local composer and pianist Dwight Stone for an evening of original compositions for piano, plus original songs for voice and piano. Free. For more information click HERE.

Gold Coast Chamber Players Concert: Verona Quartet
Saturday, October 29, 7pm Pre-concert Talk, 7:30pm Concert, Library Community Hall
The Verona Quartet, in residence at Juilliard in NYC, are one of the leading string quartets in the US. They make their Bay Area debut with Gold Coast, performing Beethoven's String Quartet, op. 59 no. 2, Shostakovich's Quartet No. 7, with Pamela Freund-Striplen joining them for Mozart's Quintet, k. 516 in g minor. For more information visit www.gcplayers.org or email GCCP@comcast.net or call (925)283-3728. Admission: $40 general, $35 Senior, $15 student.

Take our Survey!
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Upcoming Lafayette Chamber Events

Chamber Office Closed: Monday, October 31 for Reservoir Run Cleanup

Social Media Workshop Series Social Media Workshop Series - Instagram for Business 101

Wednesday, November 9, 6-7:30pm (checkin begins 5:50), Homework Center, Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Instagram is a great - and easy - way to tell a visual sorry about your business, whether you sell a product or provide a service. In this workshop we'll go over everything you need to get started using Instagram for your business. Speaker: Robin S. Fox, Digital Strategist. This workshop is free but registration is requested.  Register here.

Home Care Assistance Ribbon Cutting and Open House at Home Care Assistance
Thursday, November 10, 4pm-7pm, Ribbon Cutting at 5pm, Home Care Assistance, 3518 Mount Diablo Blvd., Suite P

You're Invited! Celebrate Aging Well in Lamorinda and Home Care Assistance New Lafayette Location at a Ribbon Cutting and Open House. Join the Home Care Assistance care team, Orinda's Eileen Nevitt, LCSW, ACSW, CMC and Lafayette-based Mobility Matters to celebrate the opening of their new office in Lafayette. This fun event which will address the importance of bringing the Lamorinda community together to support the needs of the area's aging population. Educational talks from the team and Eileen Nevitt will focus on how each senior, their families and care teams can communicate effectively so the individual can reach optimal levels of safety, health and wellness. The event will also include a silent auction featuring beautiful gift baskets, with the proceeds going back to support Mobility Matters. RSVP to Francesca Vogel at (925) 989-6877. For more information visit www.HomeCareAssistance.com/Lafayette.

Chamber Office Closed: Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day

Mixer at Bistro Burger & Grill
Wednesday, November 16, 5:30pm-7pm, 965 Mountain View Drive
Join us at our November Mixer at Bistro Burger & Grill! Bring your business cards!

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. Register here.

Chamber Office Closed: Thursday & Friday, November 24-25 for Thanksgiving Holiday

It's a Wonderful Life in Lafayette
Friday, December 2, 4pm-6:30pm, Lafayette Plaza Park

Free admission. Fun, family-friendly celebration. Tree lighting, live music, community sing-a-long, crafts. Santa is scheduled to parade along Golden Gate Way on Lafayette's treasured Old Betsy fire engine, along with a police escort. This caravan will start from the Lafayette Historical Society and arrive at Lafayette Plaza Park at 4:30 p.m. A must-not-miss for the little ones! Learn more 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