Nov. 1, 2017
Have you recovered from your Halloween night yet? Can you believe that it is the time to prepare for Holidays specials and Small Business Saturday already? Your Chamber is also gearing up for the busiest time of year and wants to get your input moving toward 2018: On November 16 we will host our annual membership meeting, with mingling, light refreshments, state of the chamber presentation, and input from the membership. You are invited! Details below.

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Chamber membership meeting on Nov. 16

Your Chamber of Commerce annual membership meeting is an opportunity for all chamber members to come and listen to the presentation of the state of the association, and start discussing objectives for the coming year.

This is the perfect opportunity to hear what is going to happen in the coming year that will affect Orinda businesses, and debate what directions your chamber should focus on.

The meeting is also an opportunity to mingle and meet other Orinda business owners and city officials. All chamber members are encouraged to attend!

Date: Nov. 16
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Sarge Littlehale room, 22 Orinda Way, Orinda

Free event, light refreshments will be served

Other Chamber supported events: Business Social Media Workshop on 11/8, Holidays Mixer on 12/7

Plan Ahead: Social Media Strategy 2018 for Your Local Business - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. at the Lafayette Library and Learning center.

Take advantage of these workshops, free to members of the Orinda, Moraga and Lafayette chambers of commerce. They are designed with local businesses in mind and presented by Robin Fox.  
Registration HERE 


Orinda Tree of Lights
Saturday, December 2, 2017,  4:30 -  6:30 
For over thirty years, the Tree of Lights ceremonies have offered members of the communities a way to honor the lives of their friends and loved ones. By dedicating a Memorial Light for a suggested gift of $30, you can honor someone you love while directly supporting end-of-life patient care. Memorial donors of $100 and higher will have the option to have their names listed in the lighting ceremony program of their choice.
This ceremony is part of Orinda's community holiday celebration. Memorial names are not read at this ceremony.
Please visit our Tree of Lights event page HERE to dedicate a memorial light or become a sponsor. Your support makes all the difference!
Orinda Tree of Lights
Orinda Village by Bank of America
Orinda, CA  

News From Our Members

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.

Tuesday, November 14
5 - 7:30 pm
Pre-Holidays Party in the Nursery 

Come enjoy refreshments while shopping our holiday d├ęcor and special prices. There will also be free gift wrapping and door prizes...with one special grand prize (hint, it's about 8' tall). We look forward to kicking off the holiday season with you.



Better Business Bureau and Orinda Chamber of Commerce are partnering.
"Better Business Bureau is a nonprofit with a mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. 
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 167 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at BBB also sets and upholds marketplace standards.
All businesses can take advantage of a free BBB Business Profile on However, only businesses that meet BBB's 8 Standards for Trust are eligible to be Accredited. Send a signal to current and potential customers that you're trustworthy and support BBB's mission by becoming Accredited today! Learn more and apply HERE

After an application is received, we make sure your business meets our 8 Standards of Trust before proceeding with next steps. After your business successfully goes through the verifications process, you can take full advantage of your Accreditation benefits, including: SEO optimization, the BBB Seal, Request-a-Quote, access to exclusive BBB trainings, mediation and arbitration services, and more!"




Dan Lythcott-Haims is a photographer interested in documenting the broken edges of the man-made world, where nature creeps back in. He finds beauty in the patterns, textures, colors, and forms found in the process of decay. Each of his photographs has emerged from a process of stripping away extraneous elements until a pure detail emerges.

More Information  HERE

Registration HERE

Free Movie Night in Orinda!

Our partners: Moraga Symposium 11/14 - Lafayette Community Breakfast 11/17 - Score

Moraga Chamber Business Symposium
The Customer Experience

 The panel will discuss the Customer experience and the different ways to meet and exceed expectations. Panelists include Jay Kerner - US Realty Property - President & CEO, Tom Frainier - Semifreddi Bakery - CEO/President, Sneha Patel - UPS - West Coast Regional Manager, and Lena Waters - DocuSign -  VP Integrated Marketing DocuSign. Admission if free, refreshments provided!
Event at Moraga Room in the Soda Center, Saint Mary's College, Moraga

39th Annual Thanksgiving Community Breakfast  
Friday, November 17, 7am-8:30am, Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center

Reservations are now being accepted for the annual Thanksgiving Breakfast! This year, the breakfast will be held at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center. Keynote speaker will be Deanne Pearn, MPP Executive Director of Contra Costa Interfaith Housing. The event will be catered by Jeff Assadi of La Finestra! Music provided by Wendy Tamis, Harpist. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, November 15. Make your reservations HERE


More information HERE 

Events in the community:Sustainable Entreprise Conference, Artisans Faire, and more.

2nd Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference
Wednesday, November 1, Pleasant Hill Community Center
320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill CA. 94523

Why should you and/or your colleagues attend the 2nd annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference in Contra Costa County on Nov. 1st at the Pleasant Hill Community Center? Because the business sector is and will continue to be a primary driver of innovation in sustainability ... new products, new buildings, new solutions. We talk a lot about the need for more "green jobs" but what we really need is more green entrepreneurs! SEC is a non-political event/forum where we can openly discuss "the business of sustainability." While there are lots of issues and challenges, there are also lots of opportunities for new and existing businesses that will lead to new products, new solutions and new jobs. More information HERE .

This traditional Orinda event opens the season of giving with the presentation of the work of many local artists, with returning favorites and many new ones also this year.

The event is opened to the public at the Orinda Country Club, 315 Camino Sobrante, Orinda and includes complimentary wine tasting; cocktails available.

Friday Nov. 10, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Lafayette Juniors 24th Annual Rummage Sale Saturday, November 4th, 8 am- 2 pm. Special Early B ird Entrance fee $5 per adult from 7 am-8am.  Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Dr., Lafayette.  Pre-loved designer clothes, baby and kid clothes, toys, children's gear, furniture, household goods, and much more. Cash and credit cards accepted. All sale proceeds benefit local non-profits that serve children, families, and communities in need. More information HERE.
Lamorinda Moms proposes the FREE 20th Annual Preschool Fair on Thursday Nov. 9, 2017, 6:30-8:00 pm, hosting 30 preschools from the East Bay all in one spot.
The Preschool Fair is a great opportunity to talk to the school directors and staff from preschools in Lamorinda and the surrounding areas about their teaching philosophy and offe rings.
Location: Oakwood Athletic Club, 4000 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette 

Lamorinda Republican Women Federated Monthly Luncheon, November 16, 2017, 11:15 AM-1:30 PM, Orinda Country Club.
Please join us to hear Barbara Simpson speak on Where Are We, America.  She will
discuss how the media has changed and the impact on our country. Barbara is a columnist and radio talk show host best known as the Bunker Babe.  Luncheon & speaker $31.00, speaker only $15.00,
More 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

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President's Corner
  President Roy has been busy preparing the State of the Chamber address for the Nov. 16 meeting. He hopes to see many of you there.
Thank you to our Premier &
 Ehnhanced members


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