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www.orindachamber.org  
925.254.3909   info@orindachamber.org
Candis Kattenburg, Executive Director  
26 Orinda Way, Orinda, California  94563



Premier Chamber Member



 




Enhanced Chamber Members


 









 
 





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The Mission of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce

The New Membership and Sponsorship Program.  Get the most from the Orinda Chamber!

2014 Calendar.  Update YOUR calendar.

Ambassador Program.  Be one!

Trivia Bee!  Be there!  Non-profs:  Make sure you take part in this event too!

We are on Facebook!!  Like us.  Post a selfie at your business or one of another chamber member.
New Members and Renewals.  Is it time for you to renew your membership....or upgrade it??

Thank you...  We mean it!  Thank YOU!

Marketing Opportunities Promote your business!

SHOP ORINDA bags!!!  Put your BOGO, Gift Certificate, or item with a business card in today!

Ambassadors - Be an Ambassador.  if you already are check this out!

Board of Directors - Are YOU the next board member?



missionThe mission of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce is to promote businesses and business interests in the City of Orinda by providing information, communication, and activities that benefit and enhance the community, citizens and City of Orinda.


ThismonthWhat's happening at the Chamber?    

triviabee
TRIVIA BEE ON APRIL 25TH

Take part in Orinda's First Rotary & Chamber Trivia Bee

Officiated by the Trivia Guys!

Bee a part of this - Give us a buzz by the 19th!

 

Sylvia Jorgensen:  510.224.8548, president@orindachamber.org 

Sue Breedlove:  925.254.6262, sue@breedloveinsuance.com 

Candis Kattenburg:  925.254.3909, info@orindachamber.org 

 

Read on for more info!

 



After a cocktail hour starting at 5:00, we'll enjoy a family style meal prepared by La Piazza Restaurant, a member of both Orinda Rotary and the Orinda Chamber.   
Cash bars will be presented by the Rotary and the Lamorinda Wine Growers.   
The Trivia Bee will start a 7 sharp - A friendly competition with teams made up of friends, families, community groups, and businesses.  The winning team will have a prize to donate to the non-profit of their choice and bragging rights till next year's competition.

Sign your team up now:  http://www.orindachamber.org/events.htm

  
Membership & Sponsorship Program  
to Fit Your Organization's Objectives.

Is this you?? 

Local Business

    Owner, Manager, or Employee!

Non-Profits!

Clubs and Organizations!

Home-Based Businesses!

Bay Area Businesses who want to be part of our Community!

Orinda Residents: 

    Business Owners, C-Level Execs,

    Retired Persons, People who Care About the Orinda Business Community!

 
YOU should be a chamber member!

As you renew your membership this year, schedule a consultative meeting with Candis or Roy (call 925-254-3909 to arrange an appointment).  Make the very most of your membership time and dollars.  Pro-rated memberships are available for those who wish to start with the new membership/sponsorship program now.  Click here for more info.

 

The Orinda Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has endorsed Measure J,  "Fix Orinda Roads".
For more information, please review the plan:
www.fixorindaroads.org

 

We currently have an opening on our board.  Please send your interest or nominations of a Chamber Member in Good Standing to info@orindachamber.org. (Yes, you can nominate yourself).

 
The Chamber Board of Directors meets once a month and 
determines the actions and goals of the Chamber by measuring efforts and resources to the mission.

This month's meeting is April 15th, instead of the second Tuesday of the month.

Board Members roll up their sleeves every month to constantly improve our organization and serve the members or our chamber and the business community.  Be a part of a great team! 
  
ambassadorprogram
Ambassadors

Members!  This is your opportunity to make a big difference for your membership value and to our business community.
See the current list of Ambassadors further on in this email.
If you would like to join the Ambassador team,
contact Candis Kattenburg at the Orinda Chamber.

Tom Romaneck, Leslie Ward, & an Jeff Schwartz

Ambassadors:  You are asked to attend
the Orinda Action Day on April 19th


The Trivia Bee on April 25th
Earth Day Wildlife Festival - April 27th
Orinda Theater - Sixteen Candles - May 1st
Morrison's Jeweler's - May 3rd
Michael Friedes Design Booksigning - May 7th
RPM Mortgage Orinda Chamber Mixer - May 22nd

Mayor

calendar2014!


In cooperation with the Lafayette Chamber, the Moraga Chamber, and various local community organizations, we have assembled the first edition of an Orinda Chamber and Friends calendar.

Please submit Chamber Member events and announcements to president@orindachamber.org.  We will update in this newsletter....and be sure to 'friend' our page on Facebook!



Send in your announcements! 

Updates and Corrections will be made as reported on the
May 1st newsletter.

Don't miss our Chamber Members' Wonderful Events!
Earth Day Wildlife Festival - April 27th
Orinda Theater - Sixteen Candles - May 1st
Morrison's Jeweler's - May 3rd
Michael Friedes Design Booksigning - May 7th
RPM Mortgage Orinda Chamber Mixer - May 22nd

City Employees and Mayor Severson with Chamber Board Members on a tour of the Orinda EBMUD Water Treatment Plant
fbThe Orinda Chamber is now on facebook! 
Please go to the Chamber's page and like it and recommend it to others. 

Post a selfie -
at a Chamber Event or
at a Chamber Member's business....

memberMember Announcements


Members are encouraged to send in their announcements for the next newsletter to president@orindachamber.org in jpeg format.





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(925)255-5353













 

    

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Exclusively for Friends and Family Members
...including our Chamber Friends & Family!

Print this coupon and bring it in to receive your  $10.00 off
(expires 5-15-14)

Hilton House Consign and Design
                   www.hiltonhousedesigns.com
                21 and 19 Orinda Way
Orinda, California 94563
925-254-1113





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newmemberNew Members the first quarter of 2014:

WELCOME! 
 
The Burrows Company
Bruce Burrows
6 Southpoint Road
Orinda, CA  94563

925-788-5213 


CHAMBER AMBASSADOR
Elite Bulletin

Jack Jorgensen
925.899.9574 

Michael Friedes Design Associates
Michael Friedes
2 Orinda Theatre Square #135
Orinda, CA 94563

510-336-0600
Fax: 510-336-0620
info@mf-da.com
www.mf-da.com


CHAMBER AMBASSADOR & ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP

Michael Walker

RPM Mortgage

Loan Agent, NMLS ID: 902476  
51 Moraga Way #2
Orinda, CA 94563
925-743-3500
F
ax: 877-440-3675   
mwalker@rpm-mtg.com


Renewals this quarter:  

  

Animal House

Pete Ritter

159 Crest View Drive
925-254-3677
animal-house@comcast.net   

www.animalhousepetandhomecare.com          

 

Assemblymember Joan Buchanan
2694 Bishop Drive #275
San Ramon, CA 94583
925-328-1514

assemblymember.buchanan@assembly.ca.gov
www.asmdc.org/members/a16/
 

 

Blue Egg Farm LLC
Kathleen Schwallie

P.O. Box 1813

Orinda, Ca 94563 
www.blueeggfarmllc.com

  

CHAMBER BOARD TREASURER & ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP  

Breedlove Insurance Services

Jim Breedlove and Sue Breedlove 

17 Via Las Cruces
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-6262
info@breedloveinsurance.com
www.breedloveinsurance.com  

  

CHAMBER BOARD SECRETARY & ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP
Patti Camras, REALTOR�
Coldwell Banker Northern California   

5 Moraga Way 
925-899-9282
Fax: 925-253-0416
patti.camras@camoves.com
 

Central Contra Costa Sanitary District 

5019 Imhoff Place
Martinez, CA 94553
925-229-7310
Fax: 925-676-7211 

mscahill@centralsan.org 

 

City of Orinda 

22 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-4220
cityoffices@cityoforinda.org
www.cityoforinda.org 
 

 

D/A Financial Group of California 
3 Altarinda Road, Suite 300
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-7100
Fax: 925-254-9652

rjs@dafg.com
www.dafg.com
 
David Collins Painting
2 Austin Court
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-6882
dcollinspainting@gmail.com
  
CHAMBER BOARD MEMBER & PREMIER MEMBERSHIP  
EBMUD  

Nora Harlow
Community Affairs Representative
P.O. Box 24055
Oakland, CA 94623
510-287-0140
Fax: 510-287-0149
nharlow@ebmud.com
www.ebmud.com 
 
Geppettos Cafe
87 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-9894,
Fax: 925-939-5055

Hanazen Sushi Restaurant
87 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-3611
office@myhanazen.com


Horizon Home Health Care Service
Lorenzo Friar and Harold Goodman
51 Moraga Way, #4
Orinda, CA 94563
925-258-9101
Fax: 925-258-9501
LFriar@HHHCS.com
www.HHHCS.com
 

 

Susan F. Hurrell. C.P.A.
51 Moraga Way, #7
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-7612
Fax: 925-254-2631 
www.susanfhurrellcpa.com
 

CHAMBER BOARD PRESIDENT, ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP 

Justin Hurd and Sylvia Jorgensen 

The Hurd Jorgensen Group, Merrill Lynch

1111 Broadway, 22nd Floor

Oakland, CA  94607

510-208-3813

Sylvia_Deaton@ml.com     

 

LeisureNTravel, LLC
Nora Enriquez
11 Muth Drive
Orinda, CA 94563
925-258-1700
nora@LeisureNTravel.com
www.LeisureNTravel.com
  

 

Morrison's Jewelers

35 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-9227
Fax: 925-253-9346 
 

ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP

The Oakland Zoo - East Bay Zoological Society

9777 Golf Links Road
P.O. Box 52138
Oakland, CA 94605
510-632-9525
emaul@oaklandzoo.org

www.oaklandzoo.org
   

 

Orinda Veterinary Clinic

23 Orinda Way, Suite M
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-0211
Fax: 925-254-0137
orindavet@aol.com 

 


Republic of Cake
Peter McNiff & Chih-Chung Fang
2 Theatre Square, #151
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-3900
cupcake@republicofcake.com

Rikli and Santos Family Dentistry
Bryan Rikli, DMD
Riza Santos, DMD
93 Moraga Way Suite 201
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-0165
Fax: 925-253-0167

rfsantosdmd@gmail.com
www.orindafamilydentistry.com

 

Sleepy Hollow Investment Company
Diane Wolfe
Vintage Office Building
25 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA  94563
925-899-4333


Mary Smith, D.D.S.

96 Davis Road, #5
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-0824
Fax: 925-254-0831 
www.maryhsmithdds.com

 

Szechwan Restaurant

Chinese Cuisine 
79 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-2020
Fax: 925-254-4098

 

Frank Woodward, REALTOR�   
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Services 
2 Theatre Square #211
Orinda, CA 94563
925-788-4963 (mobile)
925-253-4603 (office/direct)
Fax: 925-254-7781
Frank@FrankWoodward.com
 
www.LamorindaValues.com 
 



thankyou The Chamber wants to take this opportunity to say how much we appreciate.....

Michael Walker! 

He has an Enhanced Chamber Membership and jumped right in as an Ambassador the minute he joined the chamber.  Michael especially went over and above to organize and lead our volunteer crews at the recent Comedy Night.  Michael is  mortgage broker with RPM.

Thank you, Michael!

marketing
Marketing Opportunities

Oakland Zoo Walk in the Wild this summer for our restaurants!!!    

Save the date:  June 21,2014! 

 

 

Walk in the Wild Media Blitz 

Walk in the Wild Restaurant Contract 

 

The Orinda News

 

Lamorinda Weekly 


SHOP Shop Orinda Bag
SHOP ORINDA
 

Be a part of the

Shop Orinda Bag Promotion!

 

 

 

We are currently accepting items for the Shop Orinda bag for the Trivia Bee and the First Tee of Oakland Golf Tournament.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shop Orinda Bag Prize donation is given to a different neighboring organization about 10 times a year to promote Shopping in Orinda!  The bag is filled with prizes and gift certificates for the winner to spend in Orinda!  The prize bag has been awarded in Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, Oakland, and at other surrounding communities.  

 

The prize donations don't have to be anything big!  And you don't have to contribute every time or you can give a few months' worth of contributions for the upcoming bags.  Soooo, If you would like to contribute something, please let Sylvia or Candis know. Call Sylvia at 510.224.8548 or Candy at 925.254.3909, or email Sylvia at  president@orindachamber.org or Candy at
.

 

 

LET US HELP YOU PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION

    

 

join
Who can join the Orinda Chamber?
Directory

You
!
Businesses, Residents, Utilities, Home-Based Businesses, Non-profits, Churches, Schools, Clubs....Everyone!
Click here for more information about membership or call Candis at 925-254-
3909.

Why?  Because you care about the
Orinda Business Community.

Who is the Orinda Chamber? Click here for our on-line Membership Directory or call
Candis at 925-254-3909 for a printed directory.  

 

 
ambassadors
The Orinda Chamber Ambassadors

Want to get involved with the Orinda Chamber, but don't want to bite off more than you can chew? Be an Ambassador. Help promote the chamber positively to prospective members, help new members find their groove, attend fun events, and get a badge! 

 

Contact Dina Zapanta of the Chamber Board and First Republic Bank, at 925-254-8993 or Candis Kattenburg, the Orinda Chamber Executive Director, at 925-254-3909 with your interest.



Ambassador Chairperson,
Dina Zapanta
First Republic Bank
Ambassador Vice Chairperson
Carlos Rangel
Shelby's Restaurant
Jose Anaya
Anaya Real Estate
Sue Breedlove
Breedlove Insurance
Dick Burkhalter
Friend of the Chamber
Rick Carter
State Farm
Melanie Flum
Oak Springs Pool
Sophina Gellon
Theatre Square Management
Tony Inzerillo
Lamorinda Winegrowers
Eric Jorgensen
Friend of the Chamber
Jack Jorgensen
Elite Bulletin
Chris Lane
Risk Concepts
Carrie Lifson
SES Insurance
Randy Madeirios
First Republic Bank
Roger Poynts
Lamorinda Winegrowers
Ken Roesling
Mechanics Bank
Tom Romaneck
Romaneck Painting Company
Charlie Vollmar
Epicurean Exchange
Michael Walker
RPM Mortgage
Leslie Ward
Lamorinda Winegrowers

 
The Chamber Board of Directors
Our Chamber Board meetings are open to all members. 
If you are interested in serving on our board, we presently have an open position.  Please nominate yourself or another member in good standing by emailing Candis at info@orindachamber.org.
Please contact Candis for location and if you want to request an addition to our agenda.
We meet on the second Tuesday of each month.


President
Sylvia Jorgensen
Merrill Lynch
Vice President
Paul Koenig
Attorney at Law
Secretary
Patti Camras
Coldwell Banker Northern California
Treasurer
Jim Breedlove
Breedlove Insurance
Board Member
Dina Zapanta
First Republic Bank
Board Member
David Cronin
Orinda Convalescent Hospital
Board Member
Nora Harlow
E.B.M.U.D.
Board Member
Roy Hodgkinson
Friend of the Chamber
Board Member
Carlos Rangel
Shelbys Restaurant
Board Member
Richard Westin
Agemark
Liaison to the City of Orinda
Tonya Gilmore
City of Orinda
Executive Director
Candis Kattenburg
Orinda Chamber



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