Dec. 15, 2017
Happy Holidays Orinda Style!
No Need to Fight the Crowds,  
No Disappointment from Online Shopping

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In This Issue
Shop Local! That's Fun, That's Convenient, and It Snowballs!

Orinda has a lot of offer during the Holidays Season:  
The   restaurants in Orinda are diverse, serve quality ingredients and may have some surprises for you this season.

Check their web sites for eating there or ordering catered menus for your parties: 

Fourth Bore
La Piazza
Loard's Ice Cream
Piccolo Napoli
Republic of Cake


Taverna Pellegrini
Village Pizza
Wild Magnolia

 You can find in Orinda gifts for everyone at all different price points: expensive and precious jewelry, books, rare objects and collectibles, flowers and plants arrangements, gift certificates for pampering of all sorts, hostess gifts and stocking stuffers. No need to fight the crowds, no sad disappointment from online shopping: Shop Orinda and be happy!

Orinda Books
Hilton House
Collectibles, Decor:
Hilton House
Fitness Classes:
Atma Yoga
Corekinetics Pilates

McDonnell Nursery
Entourage Spa
Lamorinda Wine Growers Association
Cine Cuvée
Chocolates and Herbs:
Hofssi Chocolates and Hollies Home Grown at
Cine Cuvée

Sweet Dreams

Chamber board welcomes new members.
Four new members have joined the board of your chamber of commerce:

TJ D'Amato - D'Amato Law
Juliet Don - Chevron
Peter Eberle - Piccolo Napoli
Ally Fattore - Mechanics Bank

Thank you for your volunteering and bringing forth the best interest of the Orinda business community.

The Board is now composed of 11 members, Roy Hodgkinson, President; Leslie Ward, Treasurer - Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, Brian Chinn - First Republic Wealth Management, David Cronin - IndeeLift, Holly Henkel - Pacific Union, Susan Hurl - Republic Services,  Richard Westin - Agemark.

Tonya Gilmore is the liaison to the city.

Thank you to Paul Koenig, former vice-president, who has volunteered on the board for many years!
Holiday Party a Big Success!

The chamber held its Holidays Mixer on Dec. 7 at Hilton House in a festive and relaxed atmosphere.
Thank you Cindy Girgis for opening Hilton House and providing wine!
Thank you Dario owner of Taverna Pellegrini for providing delicious food!

Music was excellent and the last guests danced late into the night.

Members News

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

Family owned since 1923, Morrison's Jewelers' standards of excellence in quality, care and design are unequaled. The jewelers offer a custom design process often marrying jewelry's art and its prominence throughout history. Much of the custom work is created in-house, as well as through a network of world-class partners. This unique approach allows Morrison's to deliver superior quality on one-of-a-kind gifts designed specifically for your loved one.

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.


 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

Upcoming Events
Raffle of "Obama: An Intimate Portrait" by Pete Souza
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

The World Affairs Book Group discusses "Millennium" by Ian Mortimer
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

More Information  HERE  


New Classes at Atma Yoga

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

Schedule HERE 

Poet Laureate Program through the Lamorinda Arts Council

The Lamorinda Arts Council is thrilled to announce a Poet Laureate Program, which marks the first opportunity of its kind for the local literary community. The program is now accepting applications from professional poets who live in Orinda or Lafayette. Apply online at HERE

Deadline to receive all online applications is December 31, 2017 at 5 p.m.

10th annual "Free Photo with Santa" and Santa's Secret Wrapping Room at 5A-Rent-A-Space  

Free secret wrapping room December 1 to 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the same address.

Open to the public. Equipped with colorful paper, ribbon, bows, scissors & tape.  Everything needed to wrap gifts. FREE, without the watchful eyes of the recipients! Information 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
It is clearly the Holiday season; with lots of news apparently originating with either Santa Claus or the Grinch. But, these judgments are simply recipient reactions.  
Families come together this time of year to share tradition; the giving and receiving being acts of caring and love that bind. When we look in the mirror, we should cull out self-centeredness and dogma.  
Happy Holidays one and all!
Thank you to our Premier &
 Ehnhanced members


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