Jan 18, 2018
Have you noticed that we have changed the periodicity of our newsletter? It is now the first and third Thursday of the month, it used to be the 1st and 15th of the month. We hope that this change did not disrupt your routines! Do not forget to send us your news if you want it published in our newsletter. Thank you.
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In This Issue
Select the Orinda Business Person of the Year

Please nominate 2017 Orinda business person of the year!
Last year Helen Bentkowsky was recognized for the creation of Sanvitalia in Orinda, and Land Home Financials was the 2016 Business of the Year.

Go to the Orinda's web site and give us names and reasons why that person should be honored this year. Click HERE

Criteria for selection include:

- Be headquartered in Orinda.
- The business must be financially stable and operational for a minimum of three years.
- The businesses that have an employee serving on the Orinda Chamber of Commerce Board will not be eligible for consideration.
- The businesses must be a member of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce at the time the award is presented.
- The businessperson supports the Orinda community, and is known for their ethical behavior.

The 2017 local business of the year will participate to the Contra Costa and Tri-Valley annual award ceremony sponsored by the East Bay Leadership Council in May 2018.
Short Form Video for Social Media Marketing 1/19
Get your video strategy going now! 
Facebook expects to see video content take over text in the future; videos on Twitter tend to be seen more than regular text content; with  Stories and Instagram Live, the network is more and more about video content. If you have not started yet, come to the chamber first Brown Bag lunch of the year and get started. (click the image to start the video)
short form video for social media marketing 
Short form video for social media marketing
Meeting is Friday 01/19 at 12:30 noon until 1:30 p.m.  
Location: D'Amato Law office: 25 Orinda Way Suite 308 
Space is limited to 12 participants - Register HERE 
Do you want to see other Chamber videos from Susan Garell?
The Senior Health & Wellness Fair and updated Serving Orinda videos to be aired on CCTV, Comcast 26 through the end of January
CCTV Community Channel 
Comcast 26 (Lamorinda)
Daily Broadcast Schedule: 
 - Senior Heath & Wellness Fair 
   11am & 7pm
 - Serving Orinda~The Orinda Chamber of Commerce  
    9am &  5pm
Lamorinda Business Women Workshop on 1/19
Lamorinda Business Women - 1/19 - Clarify your 2018 Goals with a Vision Board

Lamorinda Business Women, LabWo, was started a year and a half ago by the Executive Director of your Orinda Chamber. The meetings are opened to all the women who want to grow and support other local business women.

Start your business year with clarity and focus. Speaker, Barbara Koeth, Confident Choices Coaching, will guide you through setting your 2018 goals and creating a visual representation of your objectives with a short hands-on workshop. You'll walk away with a vision board that will continue to inspire you all year long. 
 Meeting Friday 01/19, starting at 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.   
Location: 451, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Moraga Way, Orinda  
LabWo needs a headcount to provide adequate supplies, please register HERE 
Members News

Upcoming Events
Sign Up for Winter Writing Workshops Led by Diablo Writers Andrea Firth & Janine de Boisblanc
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:30pm

Michael Benanav presents "Himalaya Bound"
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

More Information  HERE  

Orinda Theater Announces - 2018 Concert Series
John Lloyd Young
Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The Orinda Concert series starts with a unique performance by John Lloyd Young, Tony Award winner for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as Frankie Valli in Broadway's Jersey Boys. Young claims to be the only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut. Young sang lead vocals on the Grammy-award winning Jersey Boys cast album, certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
"He has a disciplined one-in-a-million high tenor shading into falsetto that he can direct through the stratosphere with a precision that few male singers deploy" New York Times.
Seats are by reservation only HERE 

Click   HERE to access the Orinda jeweler's web site.

Start planning your Valentine's day celebration.

Click HERE to get the latest news from
Hilton House Consign and Design.

Explore Hilton House fine jewelry, quality name brand furniture decor and rugs, men and women fashion accessories, collectibles and antiques. All at 21 and 19 Orinda Way.

Rose Pruning Workshop at McDonnell Nursery 
We will be having our annual Winter Rose Pruning Workshop  on Saturday, January 27 at 10:00 am. This has been a very informative and popular workshop on how to prune and care for your roses this time of year.
We have our 2018 rose selection in so it also a great time to shop. As a thank you for attending the workshop you will receive 20% off of your new rose purchases that day.
Go to the web site for registration HERE 
Lamorinda Arts Council "Poet Laureate Application Deadline Extended to Jan. 31, 2018"
The Poet Laureate Program (PLP) marks the first opportunity of its kind for our local literary community. Thanks to endorsements from the City Councils of Orinda and Lafayette, the Lamorinda Arts Council PLP will manage and support the Poet Laureate who will serve both Lafayette and Orinda. Poets interested in this position are invited to apply online HERE. The deadline to receive online applications is January 31, 2018 at 5pm.
alfred tennyson poet laureate
Sutter Urgent Care Clinic in Orinda re-opens!

Starting today, Dec. 1, the urgent care center at 12 Camino Encinas is open from Noon to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

"Sutter Urgent Care in Orinda offers a faster, convenient and economical alternative to going to the emergency room for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries," says Patricio Chavez, M.D., SEBMF Urgent Care Medical Director. "Our facility is staffed by physicians who can promptly evaluate and treat minor medical conditions."

Some of the conditions include:
Colds, coughs, sore throats, flu and flu-related symptoms; Vomiting, diarrhea; Sprains and strains; Cuts and abrasions; Ear and Urinary Tract Infections


New Classes at Atma Yoga

Yoga for adults and children, meditation and mindfulness classes, chant and flow, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga.

Schedule HERE

Thank You To the Chamber's Premier and Enhanced Members!
Orinda Care Center- 925.254.6500
11 Altarinda Rd. Orinda

Land Home Financial Services - 925.885.6760

 Republic Services - 925-685-4711 Pacific Gas and Electric - 1-800-743-5000

For more about our events, visit our website.
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President's Corner
My calendar is depressed because there are no holidays for months. I guess that must mean it is time to work after all the holidaying we've been doing.  
At the Chamber that means getting ready for 2018 with event planning for the Trivia Be on April 6 and the early May Restaurant Tour. If you are still on holiday, we could use your help. Just a thought. 
Thank you to our Premier &
 Ehnhanced members


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