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



I want YOU at the Orinda 4th of July Celebrations!

Click here for more information.

And don't forget to stop by the Orinda Chamber of Commerce Hot Dog Stand!


 



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Enhanced Chamber Members


 









 
 







 
 



Please visit the Chamber Website.
Click on any of these topics to jump to more information in this email:

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!

We are on Facebook!!  Like us.  Post a selfie at your business or one of another chamber member.

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 - Meet our new Board Members!



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?   


fourth4th of July!!!

This years Parade theme is "Home Town Parade". 
Many of you know, that the Chamber has won "best in Parade" many years. We would like to come up with another winning idea.  Any suggestions?

Come help at the Hot Dog Stand this year.  Contact Candis for more information.  We have a great time together, serving up about 800 dogs to our community, after marching in the Orinda 4th of July parade.  925-254-3909.






Be a part of the Chamber Crew at the hot dog stand.  Contact Candy asap.

 
Don't miss the fun!




Chamber Member, Aklan District Boys Scout Troop 237 volunteers each year at the Hot Dog Stand.







Newboardmembers
Please welcome our three new Chamber Board Members

P.G.&E.
 
Tom serves as the P.G.&E. Government Relationship Manager for Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.  He has held this position since 2002, after serving as the CEO of the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce where he was recognized by W.A.C.E. (Western Association of Chamber Executives) as Executive of the Year in 1997.

The list of Tom's accolades and awards is long.  Tom serves on may organizational boards and we will certainly benefit from his vast experience, positive leadership, and warmth.

 
RPM Mortgage, Orinda

Michael has served as an Ambassador and is an Enhanced Chamber Member.  An amazingly organized leader, Michael has led volunteers at recent Chamber events and hosted a Chamber Mixer last month.  Everyone agrees that Michael seems to have boundless energy and we are so happy to welcome him aboard!

Michael is a loan originator at RPM Mortgage, and employs that same focus and commitment to his clients.   
 

Bruce Burrows   
The Burrows Company

Bruce brings the experience of a forty-year career in commercial real estate specializing in retail development, leasing, tenant representation, entitlements, property management and consulting of shopping centers and downtown districts.

Bruce's experience will be valuable to our chamber membership especially as we work on downtown parking and development progress.





Welcome aboard, Gentlemen, and thank you for stepping up your contribution to the Orinda Chamber of Commerce!

 

 
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.

Next month's meeting is July 8th, the second Tuesday of the month.

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

New Marketing and Communications Committee led by Board Member,  Roy Hodgkinson.  Click here to see the scope and mission details of this committee.
Contact Roy with your interest to participate on this committee with him, Tonya Gilmore, and Jim Breedlove.

Watch for some great things to come in the next six months.  New Website, Newsletter, Social Media, and Printed & Delivered Directory.....speaking of the Directory,
send in your submission for the cover photo of the January 2015 Directory.


The Chamber hosted its first Brunchen at Barbacoa Restaurant last month.
There were 50 in attendance including many City of Orinda Officials.

Executive Director, Candy Kattenburg and
Board Member, Dina Zapanta

Thank you to Bruncheon Committee members, Candy Kattenburg, Dina Zapanta,
Patti Camras, and Sylvia Jorgensen.

Thank you to Troop 237 scouts and Scoutmaster Eric Jorgensen for presenting the colors and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chamber President, Sylvia Jorgensen with Scoutmaster Eric Jorgensen

There was a presentation of an Annual Report starting with the Mission of the Chamber.  We talked about the new membership program, the finances of the chamber, new committees, who volunteers and works at the chamber, current projects, projects coming up, and much more.  If you missed it or just want more information, please contact Candis, a Board Member, or an Ambassador.
Click here to see an overview of the presentation.

Chief Nagel spoke to us


Recent Ribbon Cuttings and Mixers
Well-Attended, great networking, and lots of fun!

Orinda Arts Council Ribbon Cutting held at the Library Gallery







Ribbon Cutting for Taxi Bleu

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Please go to the Chamber's page and like it and recommend it to others. 

Send us your pictures from ribbon cuttings, mixers, bruncheon, or while at a chamber member's business!

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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 or
Tom Romaneck, the Ambassador Chairperson.

Ambassadors:  You are asked to attend...

4th of July Parade Entry and Hot Dog Stand
Mega 5 Chamber Mixer in ORINDA at Cal Shakes! - July 9th
Mixer at Casa Orinda - August 19th



Orinda Classic Car Show and California Independent Film Festival Supporters meeting:
Monday, July 14th at 4pm at the Gallery Room (Orinda Library).
Everyone is welcome!
Let's support these two great events happening in September.
Contact Sylvia with questions:  510-208-3813 or president@orindachamber.org.



calendar2014!



In cooperation with the Lafayette Chamber, the Moraga Chamber, and various local community organizations, we have assembled 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
July 15th newsletter.

Don't miss our Chamber Members' Wonderful Events!



4th of July Parade Entry and Hot Dog Stand
Mega Mixer up at Cal Shakes July 9th

memberMember Announcements


Members are encouraged to send in their announcements for the next newsletter to president@orindachamber.org in jpeg format.  Every effort is made to get all our members' announcements in this newsletter.  We apologize for any errors and omissions.













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marketing
Marketing Opportunities





Please contact Jill Gester with your interest in the wonderful opportunity.  jill@aspenconsult.net 

  

 

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 Moraga Chamber Golf Tournament coming up soon!  We need your pieces on Monday please. 

 

The Shop Orinda Bag Prize donation is given to different neighboring organizations 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.  

 

Thank you
Sue Hurrell, CPA,
Morrison's Jewelers,
The Hurd Jorgensen Group - Merrill Lynch,
Casa Orinda,
Oakland Zoo!

 

 

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
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LET US HELP YOU PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION THROUGH THIS PROMOTION

 


Welcome New Members the Second Quarter of 2014:

Boy Scouts of America - Mt Diablo Silverado Council
Joe Squeri
800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
925-674-6100
Fax-925-674-6190

Budget Blinds

Scott Rutherford

2471 Palmira Place

San Ramon, CA 94583

925.216.4857

srutherford@budgetblinds.com

www.budgetblinds.com>lafayette

  

ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP 
Casa Orinda
Claudia Tata, General Manager
20 Bryant Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-2981
Fax-925-254-4630
www.casaorinda.net
 
 

DVC Foundation

Cindy L. Goga/Director

321 Golf Club Road

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

925.969.2025

CGoga@dvc.edu

  

Echo Grove
Margaret Doty, Owner
2 Theatre Square, Suite 112
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-1266
us@echogrovestore.com
www.echogrovestore.com


Cal IMG Sports Marketing
Jeff Menard
391 Haas Pavilion
Berkeley, Ca 94720
510-643-4652
www.CalBears.com

Orinda Arts Council 
http://orindaarts.org

  

Orinda Park and Recreation Foundation (OPR Foundation)
Bill Wadsworth, President 
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-963-0442 
wadsy1@aol.com
www.oprfoundation.org

  

Orinda Starlight Village Players
http://www.orsvp.org
 

Taxi Bleu

Joseph Teman

1605 School Street

Moraga, CA 94556

925.849.2222

mytaxibleu@gmail.com 

www.mytaxibleu.com

  

  

Renewals this Quarter:

AAAAA Rent-A-Space 

455 Moraga Road, Suite F
Moraga, Ca 94556
925-631-7000
Fax: 925-631-6829 

moraga@5aspace.com
www.5aspace.com


Acalanes Union High School District (9-12)

Joe Nickerson  

1212 Pleasant Hill Road

Lafayette, CA 94549
925-280-3900
Fax: 925-932-2336

 

Alain Pinel, REALTORS´┐Ż
2 Theatre Square #215
Orinda, Ca 94563
925-258-1111, Fax: 925-253-8339
www.apr.com

 

American Express Travel Services
Matthew D. Kohls, Manager 
866-901-1234 ext. 81803
Matthew.D.Kohls@aexp.com

Barbacoa Wood-Fired Mexican Grill
Michael Karp 
2 Theatre Square, No. 130
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-1183
info@barbacoaorinda.com
www.barbacoaorinda.com

 

Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
747 Fifty Second Street
Oakland, CA 94609
510-428-3538
www.childrenshospitaloakland.org  

 
ComForcare Senior Services
Vernon McCalla
19 Orinda Way Ste. M
Orinda, CA 94563
925-258-9840
Fax-925-258-0068
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Hilton House Consign/Design & Estate Liquidations, Inc. 
Cyndi Hilton
21 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-1113
www.hiltonhousedesigns.com

CHAMBER BOARD MEMBER

Roy Hodgkinson

Retired IT Consultant 
a_r_hodgkinson@msn.com

 

Kelly & Associates, LLP
David R. Kelly, CPA
1655 North Main St #290
Walnut Creek, California
925-933-1065
cpa@kellycpa.com


Lamorinda Adult Respite Center
Beth Montgomery
433 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-3465
larc@holyshepherd.org
www.holyshepherd.org


LamorindaWeb
Tiraporn Olsen
3685 Mt. Diablo Blvd. #310
Lafayette, CA 94549
community@lamorindaweb.com
www.lamorindaweb.com

Neighborhood Computers 

P.O. Box 6041
Moraga, CA 94556
925-377-5257 
Grant@neighborhoodcomputers.com 

www.neighborhoodcomputers.com


Orinda Chiropractic Center

Kevin M. Wong, D.C.
c/o Cushman & Wakefield of California
Property Management
Sophina Gellon, Property Manager 
2 Theater Square, Suite 143
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-4820
Fax: 925-253-4812
Email: sophina.gellon@cis.cushwake.com
www.orindatheatresquare.com
 

Orinda Veterinary Clinic 
23 Orinda Way, Suite M 

Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-0211
Fax-925-254-0137
orindavet@aol.com
www.orindavet.com 

     

CHAMBER BOARD MEMBER  

Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Tom Guarino 
1330 Broadway, Ste. 1605
Oakland, CA 94612
Customer Service: 1-800-743-5000 
tgg3@pge.com
www.pge.com

  

Park Place Wealth Advisors, Inc.
Jean, Henry and Dan Gannett
18 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-7766
dan@thegannetts.com
www.thegannetts.com

 
Prudential California Realty 

Gretchin Pierson

8 Camino Encinas, Suite 100 

Orinda, CA 94563 

925-258-4088


Republic Services

Susan Hurl

441 North Buchanan Circle

Pacheco, CA 94553

925.671.5804

Saint Mary's College
Tim Farley
P.O. Box 5165
1928 St. Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575-5165
925-631-4830
tjf5@stmarys-ca.edu 

Law Offices of Victoria Robinson Smith
320 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-1844
Fax-925-253-8478
vrslaw@pacbell.net
www.orindarealestateattorney.com  

State Farm Insurance
Rick Carter

23 Altarinda Road, Suite 103
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-5555
Fax: 925-253-5559  
rick@rickcarter.biz
www.rickcarter.biz

 

Touchstone Management Consultants, Inc.
Michael Whitfield, C.O.O.
Strategy Implementation Consulting
175 Camino Pablo, Suite 1000
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-9997
michael@touchstonemanagement.com
www.touchstonemanagement.com
 

The UPS Store

Tom and Leslie Mortimer
21-C Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-4490
Fax: 925-254-8123

  

Kristin K. Walker, M.D.
89 Davis Road, #18
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-1080
Fax: 925-254-1652


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 Tom Romaneck of Romaneck Painting Company 925-323-9908 or Candis Kattenburg, the Orinda Chamber Executive Director, at 925-254-3909 with your interest.



Ambassador Chairperson
Tom Romaneck
Romaneck Painting Company
Ambassador Board Liaison
Carlos Rangel
Shelby's Restaurant
Jose Anaya
Anaya Real Estate
Sue Breedlove
Breedlove Insurance
Dick Burkhalter
Friend of the Chamber
Rick Carter
State Farm
David Dierkes
Orinda Starlight Players
Melanie Flum
Oak Springs Pool
Sophina Gellon
Theatre Square Management
Jill Gester
Orinda Starlight Players
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
Francesca McCalla
Comforcare
Vern McCalla
Comforcare
Roger Poynts
Lamorinda Winegrowers
Ken Roesling
Mechanics Bank
Charlie Vollmar
Epicurean Exchange
Leslie Ward
Lamorinda Winegrowers

 
The Chamber Board of Directors
Our Chamber Board meetings are open to all members. 

Please contact Candis if you would like a copy of the agenda or to request an addition to the agenda.
We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at First Republic Bank.


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
Bruce Burrows
The Burrows Company
Board Member
David Cronin
Orinda Convalescent Hospital
Board Member
Tom Guarino
P.G.& E
Board Member
Nora Harlow
E.B.M.U.D.
Board Member
Roy Hodgkinson
Friend of the Chamber
Board Member
Carlos Rangel
Shelbys Restaurant
Board Members
Michael Walker
RPM Mortgage
Board Member
Richard Westin
Agemark
Board Member
Dina Zapanta
First Republic Bank
Liaison to the City of Orinda
Tonya Gilmore
City of Orinda
Executive Director
Candis Kattenburg
Orinda Chamber



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