Sept. 1, 2017
Orinda is heading for one of its busiest week-end of the year: Sept. 9 and 10 with the downtown classic car show and Dancing with the Cars party, while at the Theater the 20th California Independent Film Festival brings endless unique entertainment. Your chamber is proud to support both events, it's good for Orinda, it's good for businesses.
Please welcome our newest member, ITVida - Websites for Small Business led by dynamic Molly Young. Her ribbon cutting party will be on Sept. 14 in partnership with Orinda Books!

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In This Issue
Orinda Big Week-End: Cars and Movies

Click HERE to get the festival's program and tickets. Some of the highlights in Orinda include a reception at Cine Cuvee with Academy Award Winning actress Helen Hunt on 9/9 at 5:30 p.m., great films, documentaries and shorts and a Saturday night party at Shelby's!


More information HERE
Senior Fair on Sept. 23: Get a Table! - Only 4 left


On September 23rd, the Orinda will have its first Senior Health and Wellness Fair. The event is for seniors and their children who are interested in receiving information about staying healthy passed retirement.

We will be having yoga seminars, healthy food and refreshments, live music, prizes, fall prevention specialists, health specialists, housing options for seniors information, and more.

Our main speaker for this event, Dr. Patrick Arbore will be speaking about Senior Empowerment. Dr. Arbore is a winner of the Jefferson Silver Award and a nationally recognized speaker from the Institute on Aging.

He will will be followed by an expert panel presenting effective ways to improve health and wellness through exercise, nutrition, continuing education, spirituality, and connections.

Please join us for this wonderful event! If you are interested in sponsoring this event or becoming one of our vendors, please click HERE

or call us at (925) 254-3909. Chamber members vendors get a 50% discount. The number of tables is limited. 

Welcome New Member ITVida - Ribbon Cutting on Sept. 14!

 ITVida | Websites for Small Businesses Opens in Orinda! 

Longtime Orinda resident Molly Young is thrilled to announce the launch of her website design company ITVida. ITVida specializes in designing affordable websites for small businesses in Lamorinda and nearby East Bay cities. Molly offers website design, website maintenance, and DIY website completion services. 

Molly believes every small business should have a website. "Not having one is the same as having an unlisted phone number," she observes. "Local, Personal, Affordable" is her motto. 

Thursday Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.
At Orinda Books
276 Village Square, Orinda

Molly earned her Web Design Professional Concentration Certificate from UC Davis. In addition, she has a master's degree in Library & Information Science from UCLA. She has worked as a law librarian at private law firms and as a bookseller at Orinda Books and Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore. Easy access to information is her passion. Molly's husband Ben is an attorney in San Francisco. Having lived in Orinda for over 20 years, the contented "empty-nesters" have two grown sons who went to Orinda schools. When she's not ITVida, Molly enjoys taking walks with her faithful dachshund, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Contact ITVida at

Dine Out Orinda: 10% off at Orinda Restaurants!

Special promotion at your favorite restaurants on Thursday nights!

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News from the City and County

East Bay Leadership Council's candidate training program "Build the Bench"  
Have you ever thought about running for office, but were too overwhelmed by the process to actually run? The East Bay Leadership Council is launching a candidate training program focused on how you can run and win in the East Bay. The program is designed for busy professionals and will connect you with leading campaign experts in the region. If you are interested, check out .


In the Community: Peaceful Parents and CZECH Festival

ORINDA, CA - For the second year in a row, Lamorinda Moms is proud to present to the community Dr. Laura Markham, who will advise us on how to facilitate a loving, connected relationship between siblings based on her recent book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life . This is a much-anticipated follow-up to her talk last year, which had more than 350 attendees. This year's event will take place on October 11, 2017, at the Orinda Intermediate School, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

The  cost  to  attend  is  $20  for  non-members  and  $10  members.  Tickets  can  be purchased  at .

Thank You To the Chamber's 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
 Its Labor Day weekend! Yes, the students are back in school, the days are growing noticeably shorter, and lots of activities are ramping up again after a summer siesta. If you would like to experience some serious scheduling conflicts, just look at all the events promoted in this issue of our Newsletter. Pick and choose as best you can -- there are no wrong answers! 
Thank you to our
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