News & Events from the Lafayette Chamber
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Tuesday, January 8, 2018
Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150, Lafayette, CA
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-1pm 
Closed: Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Young Professionals: Happy Hour & Money!
Young Professionals
Tuesday, January 9, 5pm-6:30pm, Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa

Join the Young Professionals for mixing, mingling, and money talk at the Lafayette Park Hotel Bistro & Bar! Do you have financial questions that you would love answered but not sure who to ask? Well the beginning of 2018 is the time to do it. Our fellow member Carenna Willmont has an abundance mindset and has been empowering people with the tools for financial success since 2004. Check out her website here. This month she will be joining us and will be giving a short introduction followed by Q & A. RSVP and find out more here.
Social Media Workshop: Events, Social Media & You
Social Media Workshop Series
Wednesday, January 10, 6pm-7:30pm, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Homework Center

Easy steps to use social media to get the most from 2018 events, whether you're the host, presenter, vendor or attendee. Speaker: Robin S Fox , Digital Strategist.

Social Media Workshops are free but registration is requested.
Ribbon Cutting at SHARP Barber Shop
Thursday, January 11, 5:30pm-6:30pm, 1001 Oak Hill Road

Let's welcome SHARP Barber Shop in style! Join Chamber staff, board members and ambassadors to learn about their unique services.
The Chamber Welcomes our Newest Member!
  The following business has joined the Lafayette Chamber January 1-5.
Please join us in welcoming the following business.

Congratulations to Dana Green - the 2018 Business Person of the Year! 
Dana Green
We will be honoring Lafayette's Realtor Dana Green at the 2018 Business Person of the Year Dinner and State of the City Address on Friday, February 2, 2018.

The State of the City address will be presented by Mayor Don Tatzin. A reception will start at 6pm with the dinner and presentation/awards at 7pm at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa , 3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Dinner registrations are very limited, so call the Chamber office or register online today!
Last Two Weeks to Verify Your Member Directory Information
Lafayette Chamber Directory
If you have not verified your contact information with the Chamber for our printed 2018-2019 Directory, please do so before the end of January.

Call the office at (925) 274-7404 or email
Advertising Opportunities in our 2018 Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Directory
Directory Advertising
Ad reservations are now being accepted for the 2018 Lafayette Chamber Directory. Yes, this is a printed piece!

Advertising options are outlined on this flyer . Space is limited and sells out quickly! We will be mailing the directory to every Lafayette household in March, 2018.
For more information, contact .
January Ribbon Cuttings
Sage Studio Spa
Thursday, January 18, 5:30pm-6pm
3744 Mt. Diablo Blvd., #102
US Cryotherapy
Thursday, January 25, 5:30pm-6pm
7001 Sunne Lane, Suite 112, Walnut Creek
JP & Kelly Reed - State Farm
Thursday, February 8
961 Moraga Rd., Ste C.
251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150
Open House at the NEW Lafayette Chamber Office!
Wednesday, January 24, 5pm-6:30pm, 251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150

In lieu of a mixer in January, we cordially invite you to check out our new digs! Please join us inside and outside of our new office located at 251 Lafayette, Circle, Ste 150, for tours, food and mixing! Please park on the street or in the Bank of the West lot as we will be using out parking lot to party!
Business Issues Meeting
Friday, January 26, 8am, Lafayette Chamber Office, 251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150

This month we will be discussing issues that affect the business community. We encourage you to bring your questions!
Member News, Events & Announcements
Whole Foods White Pony
Whole Foods Supports White Pony Express
Local Whole Foods Markets will donate 5% of their sales on Thursday, January 11, 2018 to support the programs of White Pony Express, whose mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County. The Lafayette Whole Foods location is one of the participating locations!

39th Annual Shellie Awards - Town Hall Theatre Nominees
Saturday, January 13, 7:30pm
Join Town Hall Theatre Staff, Board Members and Town Hall Supporters at the 39th Annual Shellie Awards to celebrate our local performing arts community! View nominees and learn more here.

Performing Academy unveils the NEW FIREHOUSE on Oak Park Blvd
Wednesday, January 17, 5-6pm, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Lamorinda Theatre Academy (LTA), answering strong demand for additional classes and performance space to keep up with increasing student interest, announced plans to expand in Pleasant Hill by opening its third academy to be located at 1948 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill. The space, referred to in the community as the "Fire House," was previously owned and operated by Diablo Theatre Company (DTC), formerly known as Diablo Light Opera Company (DLOC). Lamorinda Theatre Academy also announced it is changing its name to Performing Academy. You are invited to join them for a ribbon cutting at their new location. For more information, visit: .

Sanctuaire Spa - Welcome to Your French Oasis
Sanctuaire Spa is pleased to announce the exciting transformation of the former Marilyn Monroe Spa into Sanctuaire Spa, a French-country inspired sanctuary for your pampering needs. Sanctuaire will offer an all - inclusive SPA experience including refreshing hydrafacials, therapeutic massages, bubbling pedicures and more. Our competitively priced services featuring Farm House Fresh (FHF) organic based treatments, will be sure to help you rejuvenate from the Holidays! Come back and enjoy our saunas, steam room and free parking all conveniently located in downtown Lafayette. For more information call (925) 299-8877.

Diablo Valley Villages Lunch 'N' Learn
Wednesday, January 24, 12pm-1pm, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette
HEALTHY BRAIN, HEALTHY MEMORY will be presented by LINDA SASSER, PH.D. Bring your own lunch! Join memory expert Dr. Linda Sasser for an educational and entertaining presentation on how memory works and age-related brain changes. You will learn about lifestyle practices that help maintain and improve brain function as well as easy-to-use strategies for remembering names, information, and tasks. RSVP: Register at the Lamorinda Village website or call (925) 283-3500 by Monday, January 22 at noon, or until the event is full. Please provide your name, phone number, and email address for registration. 
Lamorinda Home Expo
7th Annual Lamorinda Home Expo
Sunday, January 28, 10am-4pm , Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center. Meet over 40 professionals from the home improvement industry!
Contra Costa Master Gardeners - Tool Time for Pruning
Tuesday, January 9, 6:30pm-8pm, Arts & Science Room
Join Keith “Tool Time” Silva as he takes us through little known facts concerning the best tools and techniques for successful pruning in your garden. Learn more here.

Friends of the Lafayette Library WOW presents The Life and Art of Robert Rauschenberg
Wednesday, January 10, 2pm, Library Community Hall
Independent art lecturer and museum docent Avril Angevine brings to life the work of Robert Rauschenberg, one of the most innovative and influential artists of our time. This lecture complements the Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules exhibit at SFMOMA which runs until March 25, 2018. Learn more here.

Your Brain on Baroque and Binaural Sounds
Thursday, January, 11, 7pm, Arts & Science Room
Hercules Librarian Michelle Krasowski will share knowledge on brainwave states and research on how certain types of music, including binaural recordings and Baroque works in particular, are conducive to studying, learning, and creativity. This free talk is part of the LLLC's New Year, New You series. Learn more here.

What Moves You? Find out at Night at the Library!
Join us to discover all the ways the Lafayette Library and Learning Center can move your heart, mind and body. Move your heart at our progressive party. Move your mind as we follow the music into the main Library. Move your body as the evening dances on with post-party surprises, adult coffee bar and dessert under the stars on our beautiful Library amphitheater. Register here.
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