November 7, 2016 News & Events
Instagram for Business 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 story 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
Bistro Burger _ Grill 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!

Bistro Burger & Grill offers American favorites with California flair. Treat your taste buds to upscale flavors at affordable prices when you visit Bistro Burger & Grill in Lafayette. All of their meat is organic and every ingredient is locally sourced and totally fresh. More than just burgers, Bistro Burger prepares sure-to-please meals for eat in or takeout for parties, business meetings or family and friend get-togethers. All in a contemporary, family friendly atmosphere with full table service.

Bring your business cards!
Community Breakfast
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.

Start the holiday season by reserving a table for your organization, team, group or club!  Register here.
This Month's Sponsor

Premier Members

Quick Links 
Welcome to our Newest Members!

The Lafayette Cham
ber welcomed the following business from November 1 - November 4, 2016. 
We encourage you to visit their website for more information.

C2 Education - Educational Services
MaidPro Lamorinda - Housecleaning Agency - Residential

EBMUD Diablo Vista Pumping Plant Construction Update November 2016
Diablo Vista Pumping Plant_ Mt. Diablo Blvd. at Mt. Diablo Ct._ November 1_ 2016Pumping Plant construction site and on Mount Diablo Blvd. to enable dewatering of the pipeline. This portion of the project is scheduled to be completed by mid-November. Following the tie-in work, the street will be temporarily paved and striped until final paving takes place next spring.  
Looking forward: Work continues at the new Diablo Vista Pumping Plant located at the corner of Mount Diablo Blvd. and Mount Diablo Ct. Concrete work activities are ongoing and soon you will begin to see the above-ground walls for the new pumping plant take shape. Electrical and mechanical work will take place inside the new pumping plant following the completion of the building structural work (base, walls and roof).
Construction will continue on the project through the fall of 2017. Once the new structure is complete, electrical and mechanical systems will be tested and the new Diablo Vista Pumping Plant will be placed online to pump water to your community. The old pumping plant on mount Diablo Blvd. near Carol Ln. will then be taken out of service and demolished and a new City parking lot will be constructed in its place.
About the Diablo Vista Pumping Plant: The existing Diablo Vista Pumping Plant, located at 3305 Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette, is a critical facility that serves the communities of Lafayette, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek. EBMUD is constructing a new pumping plant at the southwest corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Mt. Diablo Court, next to the cemetery in order to maintain reliability of your water infrastructure.
If you have any questions about the Diablo Vista Pumping Plant replacement Project, please contact Sharla Sullivan, or call (510) 287-7208. To learn more about the project, please visit 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, or (408) 677-2977.
Age Well, Drive Smart
Wednesday, November 9, 12:30 PM, Homework Center
California Highway Patrol presents this free and interactive program to help senior drivers and their families continue to drive safely. They will offer tips for safer driving, review DMV requirements for senior drivers, provide helpful resources, and give opportunities to ask questions of a CHP Officer. Register HERE.

Friends of the Lafayette Library present WOW Docent Lecture Series
The Rama Epic Asian Art Museum
Wednesday, November 9, 2:00 PM, Library Community Hall
The Rama epic - a 2,500-year-old classic - teems with excitement: bloody battles, daring rescues, passionate romance, and a shape-shifting monkey warrior. The Asian Art Museum brings the Rama epic to life through a major international survey of 135 artworks. Free, Refreshments provided. Register HERE.

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Upcoming Lafayette Chamber Events

Chamber Office Closed: All day Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day

Chamber Office Closed: Wednesday, November 23 at Noon; All day 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.

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

Jay Lifson, Executive Director