June 12, 2017 News & Events

Social Media Workshop Series
Social Media Workshop: LISTS & LIKES: Integrating Email Marketing and Social Media for Maximum Impact (Presentations & Panel Discussion) 
Wednesday, June 14,  6-7:30pm (check-in begins 5:50), Homework Center, Lafayette Library and Learning Center

Email and Social Media both matter! In this workshop, we'll cover best practices, including how to best integrate email marketing with your social media efforts. Presenters/Panelists include Jesse Kleinsasser, Email Marketing Specialist with WERLDAlison Stripling, Principal at Sparq Marketing; and Dr. Christina Alba of Rivulet Chiropractic. Robin S. Fox, Digital Strategist, will moderate. Reservations recommended!

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Rock the Plaza - Summer of Love Lafayette with Dream Posse
Friday, June 16, 6pm Hippie Market, 6:30-8:30 Dream Posse, 8:30 Hootenanny

Don't miss the bus!!! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in Lafayette with our 3rd concert! Enjoy the groovy sounds of one of the Bay Area's best cover bands, Dream Posse, on Friday, June 16.

Bell-bottoms and hippie threads encouraged. Don't freak out, man. It's free. Stay late to jam! Acoustic hootenanny around the campfire begins at 8:30 with special guest Dick Staff. Bring your guitar!

Download flyer. Share the event on Facebook. Learn more here.

Welcome to our Newest Chamber Member! 
Welcome New Members_

The following new members joined the Lafayette Chamber from June 5 to June 9, 2017. We encourage you to visit their website for more information about their services.

Hamlin Cleaners - Dry Clearners
Jules by HomeIQ, Inc. - Application Software

Make Music Day_ June 21 Sign up for Live Band Karaoke at Make Music Day  
Signups due Monday, June 19 by 5pm
Make Music Day is Wednesday, June 21, 6pm-8:30pm, Lafayette Library Amphitheater

Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international FĂȘte de la Musique, taking place in 700 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, Lafayette is excited to again participate in Make Music Day co-sponsored by the Lafayette Chamber and Lamorinda Music. Live karaoke, songs from the 60s will be held 6pm-8:30pm at the Lafayette Library Amphitheater.

Now this is your chance to sing with a live band! Eighteen slots are available for lead singers and instrument accompaniments. Select your song from our songlist. Then complete the online form. Deadline for live band karaoke submission is Monday, June 19 at 5pm. Learn more about Make Music Day and sign up here.
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Premier Members

Quick Links 
Lamorinda Business Forum Lamorinda Small Business Forum - Are You Ready For Prop 64?
Tuesday, June 20, 5:30pm-7-pm, Bank of the West, 3583 Mt Diablo Blvd., Lafayette

Please consider joining us at Bank of the West, Tuesday, June 20 as we learn about how the legalization of Marijuana will impact the management of your employees.  The recent legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use in California brings with it numerous challenges for employers.  The chambers are partnering with De La Housaye & Associates to present important and timely information.  Learn how to get ahead of this issue, before it catches you by surprise.  Ge help with having necessary policies in place.  Keep a "drug free" work environment.  Know the restriction on drug testing employees.  Know your employee's  rights.  This is a free event but registration is highly recommended. Learn more here.
Lafayette Festival Committee Meeting Join in the Fun at the 22nd Annual Art and Wine Festival - September 16 and 17 
The Art and Wine Committee meeting held this week was another great success! We spent 90 minutes tackling numerous details and the groundwork for the festival weekend. Thank you to Tom, Brian, Jen, Reid, Yolanda, Mike, Dennis, Chief Christensen, Janice, Lauren, Terry, Rebecca, Kathy, Jeremy and Kyle for volunteering with us. YOU make the difference!

Bands are booked. New Family Stage and Area to be introduced. Subtle footprint changes ahead. We can't wait!

Thanks also to the non-profits that are committed to volunteering with us this September: Acalanes Classes of 2018-2021, Acalanes Cheerleaders, Artemis Rowing, Campolindo Water Polo Parents, Lamorinda Gives Back Organization, Lamorinda Moms, LPIE and Town Hall Theatre.
If your group or organization is interested in volunteer service projects, contact Sara Regan, Event Director, at sara@lafayettechamber.org.   We still need help!

Artwork selected for the 2017 Res Run for Education t-shirts_ Lafayette Res Run for Education - 2017 Artwork!   
Sunday, October 22, 8am, 8:15am, 8:30am, Downtown Lafayette

Congrats to Miles Wiesenthal, Acalanes High School Digital Design student - his artwork was selected for the 2017 Res Run for Education t-shirts! Miles is pictured with instructor Susan Lane and Jay Lifson holding the winning design.

Early bird registration is now open! Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 22. 5k Certified Run 8:00am, 10k Certified Run (around the Reservoir) 8:15am, 2mi run/walk 8:45am. Learn more and sign up here.
News & Announcements 

Is Your Computer Infrastructure Safe & Secure?
Tuesday, June 13, 8am-11:30am, Shell Clubhouse, 1635 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez
If you have concerns about cyber security and cyber threats please join us for a free Cyber Resilience Workshop. This Workshop is sponsored by the Contra Costa CAER group & the Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission. View flyer.

Leadership Contra Costa Accepting Applications for the 2017 - 2018 Season
The Leadership Contra Costa program accepts 25-30 individuals from diverse backgrounds to participate in the program. Leadership Contra Costa is geared towards people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work; spaces fill quickly. If you would like to ask questions regarding the program, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, SVP of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau (925) 934-2007. Learn more here.

LPIE - Forward together into the next school year
Wow, what a year it was!  For all of you LPIE supporters and donors out there, together we had another record breaking year for fundraising! We achieved a new fundraising high for the eighth straight year in a row...over $3,000,000 given to the six Lafayette public schools!  Our annual event, the Power Party, went to a new format and raised an unbelievable $450,000! Thank you for the outpouring of support that was given...tremendous! What was raised this year was spent on your students this year.  What about next year? Our annual donation ask per student will increase to $1,000. The demands of both districts who are currently deficit spending call for more support from LPIE, this year and in the years to come, in order to prevent further cuts and reductions. The future of state funding is extremely bleak; if we want to maintain programs and classes in our schools, LPIE will continue to help fill the widening gap, but we need your support. Any amount you give will help us as a community reach our goal, and support our children.  Remember, your support of LPIE helps us impact the learning of every student at every grade, every day. Learn more and donate at www.lpie.org.

Nut and Lactose Free Ice Cream Tours Available for Kids of All Ages
Local Food Adventures is hosting monthly tours specific to those with nut allergies and lactose intolerance. The Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour is a one-hour tour that takes guests to three sweet spots along College Avenue in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. Guests with nut allergies will be able to sample ice cream flavors free of nuts and those with lactose intolerance will be treated to either sorbets or soy-based ice creams. In addition to enjoying the tasty treats, the Ice Cream & Gelato Tour includes a little history on how we come to enjoy them. For questions about specific nut allergies and concerns, guests should not hesitate to contact Local Food Adventures prior to booking a tour via email at info@localfoodadventures.com or phone: 510-604-6546.  Learn more here.

Build a Bot!
Monday, June 12, 2:00 - 3:30 PM, Homework Center
We're kicking off Summer Reading 2017 with our Build a Bot! program. Join us for hands-on fun with bristle bots, scribble bots and Sphero bots. Open to ages 10 - 14. Free, to register click HERE.

Wednesday Crafternoon Club
Wednesdays, beginning June 14, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, Children's Area
Build your brain by exercising your creative side, and explore different arts and crafts at our Creation Station! Free, to register click HERE.

A Classical Evening of Cello and Piano
Thursday, June 15, 7:00 PM, Community Hall
Join us for a special evening of music with the Roudman/Benkman duo. Pianist Noel Benkman and cellist Rebecca Roudman will perform three sonatas by Hummel, Beethoven and Brahms. Free concert. For more information and to register, click HERE.

Lafayette Library & Learning Center Foundation Science Café Series presents
Mary Roach Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 PM, Library Community Hall
Author Mary Roach tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries - panic, exhaustion, heat, flies, noise - and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Sierra Magazine Editor in Chief Jason Mark will interview Mary Roach. Tickets: $10 or $23 for a reserved seat and book. For more information and to register, click HERE.

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

Business Issues Forum
Friday, June 23, 8am, Chamber Conference Room
Join us for a forum to discuss issues surrounding businesses in the City of Lafayette. Please park on the street. 
Rock the Plaza - Summer of Love Lafayette - June 23 with Barry "The Fish" Melton and his Band
Friday, June 23, 6pm Hippie Market, 6:30pm-8:30pm Barry "The Fish" Melton and his Band, 8:30pm Hootenanny; Lafayette Plaza Park
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in Lafayette! Enjoy the groovy sounds of Barry "The Fish" Melton and his Band. Stay late to jam! Acoustic hootenanny around the campfire begins at 8:30pm with special guest Paul Cotruvo. Bring your guitar! Learn more here.

June Mixer at Reve Bistro
Wednesday, June 28, 5:30pm-7pm, Reve Bistro, 960 Moraga Rd., #D  Join us at Reve Bistro for our June Mixer! Bring your business cards. 

Rock the Plaza  - June 30 with the Lamorinda Idol Finalists 

Friday, June 30, 6:30pm-8:30pm Lamorinda Idol Finalists; Lafayette Plaza Park
Join us in the Lafayette Plaza Park to hear the Lamorinda Idol Finalists! Bring a picnic and a blanket, or buy dinner from the dozens of restaurants located within two blocks of the Plaza. Free! Learn more here.
Business Growth & Funding Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Workshop
Tuesday, June 27, Noon-1, Chamber Conference Room
Join us for a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Workshop on Tuesday, June 27 at the Chamber Conference Room. Learn how to generate more leads, attract more clients, increase revenues and profits and build the type of business most business owners only dream about, obtain funding for your business and marketing plan, obtain funding for your Coaching costs, prepare your company and self before going to the lending community. Presenters: Christoph Nauer from Christoph Nauer Coaching and Mark Lojacono, CEO from Unlimited Business Loans, Inc. RSVP by June 26: coach@christophnauer.com. View flyer.

Ribbon Cutting at Victory Workspace
Thursday, June 29, 5pm, 1261 Locust Street, Walnut Creek
Laptop Lounge is now Victory Workspace with locations in Walnut Creek & Danville! Join Victory Workspace for a Ribbon Cutting at their Walnut Creek location on Thursday, June 29 at 5pm. It is easy to park - park as you would in the lot for the Walnut Creek movie theatres. www.victoryworkspace.com

Check out our new event page and see what opportunities are available for your business this year.  The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17. The Lafayette Res Run for Education is October 22.  Lafayette Community Breakfast is November 17. It's A Wonderful Life Tree Lighting is December 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Regan, Event Director, at sara@lafayettechamber.org.    

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 
(925) 284-7404