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October 1, 2014
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


 








 
 




 
   
 
 


 
 


We are very excited to invite you to view the first phase of the
NEW
Chamber Website.
Watch for an email from the chamber this Friday with instructions to do your CUSTOM membership listing.
Click on any of these topics to jump to more information in this email:

The Mission of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Committees - Many hands make light work!  Let's make our Chamber wonderful!  Join in on one of these committees and help improve the chamber and meet new people.

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

2014 Calendar.  Update YOUR calendar.

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


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?   


2015 PLANNING MEETING
All Orinda Chamber Members in good standing are welcome to a planning meeting for next year's goals, activities, and projects.  Friday, November 7th,11:30-1:30.  Location TBD.  This is the meeting at which you should champion your ideas.

COMMITTEES
Please see the Committee List below.  If you are on a committee and we have missed your name here, please let Sylvia or Candy know - Thanks to all who contacted Candis with your interest in being on a committee.  Please see updates on committees below....There's still lots of spots to fill!  Committees, please attend the planning meeting-share your progress, resource needs, etc.



COMEDY NIGHT - MARCH 6, 2015
The Live at the Orinda, Comedy Night Committee will be led by Michael Walker of RPM Mortgage.  Please let Michael know of your interest to be part of planning or volunteering at this event which will take place Friday, March 6th, 2015.  mwalker@rpm-mtg.com or 408-655-8295. 

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
The first phase of the new Chamber website has gone live! It delivers a more dynamic, easily navigated, and mobile-friendly visitor experience reflecting the Chamber's mission. So, go ahead,  indulge yourself, satisfy your curiosity, find out about our great local businesses at www.orindachamber.org today!

Watch for an email from the chamber with your log in so that you can customize your on-line chamber listing.

There's lots more work to be done - Join this committee led by Roy Hodgkinson.  You might learn some new things and meet some cool people!  Contact Sylvia with your interest at sylvia_deaton@ml.com or 510-208-3813.

Watch for still more great things to come in the next six months.  Updated or new ....Newsletter, Social Media, promotions, and Printed & Delivered Directory.....speaking of the Directory, send in your submission for the cover photo of the January 2015 Directory.

ORINDA RESTAURANT TOUR - MAY 2015
RESTAURANT OWNERS and Foodies!  We are calling YOU.  Contact Candis with your interest in planning and/or volunteering at the next Orinda Restaurant Tour!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 2014
Let's make a real effort on this year's Small Business Saturday through our Member Promotions sub committee.

Let Candy, Sylvia, or a Board member know if you have any questions about how you can make a difference on one of these committees.



The Orinda Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank Nora Harlow for her years of service to the Orinda Chamber and the Orinda Community.
Congratulations on your retirement from EBMUD!

Please join us at the Oct 7th City Council meeting at 7PM at the Library Auditorium as we express our gratitude and wish Nora a wonderful retirement!



More pictures from Car Show and CAIFF!






The winners of the Shop Orinda Bag Prizer were Marty and Tom DeJonghe!!!

The winner of the 4 tickets to Comedy Night was Laurie Smith!!!

Congratulations!!!

Shop Orinda Bag



The Orinda Rotary says THANK YOU...to Sponsors, Volunteers, & other Contributors   

 

Mechanics Bank (Presenting Sponsor)

 

Featured Sponsors:

Clark Thompson, Village Associates

Drake's Brewing

 

And supporting sponsors:

Breedlove Insurance

Shannon Conner, Realtor

David Pierce, Coldwell Banker

Finola Fellner, The Beaubelle Group Real Estate

Gary Wong, CPA

Land Home Financial

Park Place Wealth Advisors

Orinda Optometry

 

The members of the Orinda Chamber, the members of Scout Troop 237 and especially the Starlight Village Players  who tirelessly assisted with the auction, as well as set-up and clean-up. Thanks to Chamber Ambassador and business owner, Jack Jorgensen, and his work crew too .

 

In-Kind Sponsors:

Blue Bottle Coffee

BMW of Concord

California Independent Film Festival

Cara Hoxie

Chip and Carolyn Herman

City of Orinda

David and Robin Alvarado

Don and Becky Jenkins

EFO

Elaine's Nails

Eldercare Services

Eng Family

Entourage Day Spa

Gerald Schmavonian-Frank Lloyd Wright House

Hilton House

Jose and Marcela Avelar

Kattenburg Architects

Lafayette Car Wash

Lafayette Park Hotel

La Piazza

Larkmead Bed & Breakfast, Calistoga

Marcella Austenfeld Jewelry Design

Merrill Lynch - Hurd Jorgensen Group

Miramonte High School Choir

Moraga-Orinda Fire District

Morrison's Jewelers

NextBarre Lafayette

Oakland Zoo

Orinda Arts Council

Orinda Association

Orinda Books

Orinda Chamber of Commerce

Orinda Country Club

Orinda Florist

Orinda Garden Club

Orinda Motors

Pacific Innovators/Buddy Burke

Patti Camras

Piccolo Napoli

Republic of Cake

Republic Services

Sandra and Tom Holland

Shelby's

Siam Orchid

Table 24

Tom Romancek Painting

Tom Steinberger

Town Hall Theater

Wilder Development LLC/Brooks Street Builders

 



Thank you for your cheerful service! 

David Cronin, Susan Hurrell (pictured here) along with Michael Walker, Raya Walker, David Dierkes, Jill Gester, worked so hard with smiles on their faces all evening!
.... and a little help from our friends at the end too...Candis Kattenburg, Dina Zapanta, Sue and Jim Breedlove, Randy Madeiros, and William Cassidy.

The Elite Bulletin Crew, led by Jack Jorgensen, did a great job with supporting set up too.
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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!






Mark your Calendar for the Chamber Day at the Races on October 31st!





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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!  Updates are done on the 15th of each month.

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.





Save the date for Friends of Wagner Ranch Nature Area Olive Festival.  Support this chamber member and local treasure by donating or attending and enjoying yourself at this year's Olive Festival on October 12th.












 

 

Friday, October 3rd from 7:30 to 9am

on your calendars to join us at the Hacienda de las Flores (2100 Donald Drive) to hear our guest speaker, Jack Clark.  

Bring a guest or two, bring business cards.  

There is always time to mix before and after the meeting,

 

Jack Clark, a Moraga resident,

has produced an amazing 618-90-5 record since beginning as Cal's rugby coach in 1984. During his tenure, he has led the Bears to 22 National Championships.

 

He also served as head coach of the U.S. National Team and his 16 international victories are the most by any coach in American rugby history.

 

Clark is a very popular corporate speaker and his presentation will focus on the values of high performance both with teams in athletics and

in the business environment.





Boy Scouts of America
Friends of Scouting
Mt. Diablo Silverado Council - Aklan District
(Orinda - Moraga - Lafayette)

A pledge of any size will be acknowledged in the Aklan District Newsletter
(Orinda - Moraga - Lafayette) and in this newsletter.

It takes $250 to serve each scout each year in our council.
Families pay $250 or what they can afford,
some more, some less.

The following businesses have pledged to scouting.

A word about matching gifts:
This can make a big difference.  
If your employer has a matching gift program, please apply for it and send in the instructions if any directly to
JOE SQUERI - AKLAN DISTRICT
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Mt. Diablo Silverado Council
800 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
http://www.bsa-mdsc.org/funding/fundraising/friends-scouting
Joe Squeri, 925-674-6122

Thank you to the following organizations that have donated
to this year's FOS campaign:

Aetna Foundation
Bell Carter Foods
California Healthcare Foundation
Charles Schwab Corporation
The Hurd Jorgensen Group, Merrill Lynch
Novogradac Rivers Foundation
Orinda Chamber of Commerce
Park Place Wealth Advisors
SAP Matching Gift Program
& let's not forget the Aklan FOS Supporters Trivia Bee Team!


Thank you All  - It takes Time, Talent, and Money
to bring these great opportunities to our scouts.




We have a new website!!!!  www.orindachamber org.


Please go to www.cityoforinda.org to sign up for city emails and the weekly outlook -

The more information we can get to our citizens, the better.

for any questions:
Tonya Gilmore
Senior Management Analyst
City of Orinda
22 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925.253.4291  Direct
925-254-2068  Fax

marketing 
Marketing Opportunities

Several of our members have advertising opportunities available.  Some are listed here.  Contact Sylvia if you would like more information. 




Friends of Wagner Ranch Nature Area
is seeking sponsors and prize donors for the upcoming Olive Festival.  
Contact Erica Bains with your interest.


SHOP Shop Orinda Bag
SHOP ORINDA
 

Be a part of the

Shop Orinda Bag Promotion!

 

 

 

These next three bags will be great and prizes at:

Dancing with the Cars - done recently. 

OCF Golf Tournament 

FWRNA Olive Festival

 

See below to see what other Chamber members have submitted recently.


 

 

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.  

 

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 THROUGH THE SHOP ORINDA BAG! 
 
Welcome New Members the Third Quarter of 2014:

 

New

 

Milt Brown, Friend of the Chamber 


CAIFF Association

Derek Zemrak 

350 Park Street

Moraga, CA 94556

925.388.0752

info@CAIFF.org

  

ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP

Deanhardt Law Office

Clay Deanhardt

21-C Orinda Way #191

Orinda, CA 94563

925.818.4489

clay@deanhardtlaw.com

www.deanhardtlaw.com

  

LegalMatch

Chas Blackford

395 Oyster Point Blvd. Ste. 550

South San Francisco, CA 94080

866-686-5342

legalmatching@legalmatch.com

www.legalmatch.com/find/contra-costa-county-ca-lawyers.html

 

Orinda Woman's Club

Gail Roche Van Wye

P.O. Box 533

Orinda, CA 94563

925-253-1096

  

Orinda Shoes

Torre Major

27 Avenida De Orinda

Orinda, CA 94563

925-254-4011

  

Gary C. Wong, CPA
14 Glen Alpine Road
Piedmont, CA 94611
510-891-1060  

 

Renewals

 

Baan Thai Restaurant  

99 Orinda Way

Orinda, CA  94563

925-253-0989

www.baanthaiorinda.com 

 

Bailey Orthodontics
Melissa Bailey, DDS, MS
15 Altarinda Road #104A
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-4568
www.baileysmile.com

 

California Shakespeare Theater   

Care Indeed

Amritas Sanyal
61 Moraga Way # 9
Orinda, CA 94563
925-317-3241 
amritas@careindeed.com
www.careindeed.com

  

Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority

Louis Clourchaine

1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Ste. 320
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-906-1801, Fax: 925-906-1805  
authority@wastediversion.org 
 

Christian Science Reading Room & Bookstore
24 Orinda Way (next to the Orinda library)
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-4212
orindarr@sbcglobal.net
www.ChristianScienceOrinda.org

 

Contra Costa Certified Farmer's Market                       

Europa Hofbrau

George, Harry & Lori
64 Moraga Way
925-254-7202

Fax: 925-254-0299

 

 

Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey          
2 Orinda Theatre Square #230
Orinda, CA 94563        
925-253-5800
www.gjel.com

Sabrina Julian Investment Services 
1390 Willow Pass Road, #900
Concord, CA 94520
925-465-1060 Office & Fax:
925-323-4701 Cell
Sabrina@SabrinaJulian.com
www.SabrinaJulian.com

  

Kattenburg Architects
Rick Kattenburg
11 Moraga Way #3
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-7828
Fax: 925-253-7829
info@kattenburgarchitects.com
www.kattenburgarchitects.com

 

La Piazza

Charles Mounzer
15 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-9191
kmounzer@yahoo.com

  

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce 

Jay Lifson

925-284-7404 

www.lafayettechamber.org  

   

Lamorinda Wine Growers Association

Leslie Ward - President

www.lamorindawinegrowers.com  

  

ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP

Land Home Financial Services, Inc.
Matt Lopez 
2 Theatre Square, #146
Orinda, CA 94563
925-885-6760  

Matt.Lopez@LHFS.com

www.lhfinancial.com

 

Law Offices of Jonathan D. Larose  

McDonnell Nursery
196 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-3713
Fax: 925-254-9168
sarah@mcdonnellnursery.com 

 

Mechanics Bank
Marc Maier, Manager

AMBASSADOR 

Ken Roesling 
77 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-2800
Fax: 925-253-2804
Marc_Maier@mechanicsbank.com
www.mechanicsbank.com

  

The Medicine Shoppe       

282 Village Square

Orinda, CA 94563 

925-254-1211 

http://www.medicineshoppe.com/pharmacy-locations/california/orinda/home  

Moraga Chamber of Commerce  

Kathe Nelson

925-323-6524 

www.moragachamber.org 

  

Moraga Royale

Dianne Wilson

Jessica McCormick 

1600 Canyon Road

Moraga, CA  94556

925.376.8900 

http://moragaroyale.com/      

  

Walter Nelson, Realtor

Coldwell Banker Orinda

2 theatre Square #211

Orinda, CA 94563

925. 765.1679

Walter.nelson@camoves.com

www.orindafinehomes.com

 

Oak Springs Pool Association

Kathleen Duffy

P.O.Box 273

39 Spring Road 

Orinda, CA  94563

925-254-7995  

www.oakspringspool.com  

 

Old Republic Title Company 
2 Theatre Square, #208
Orinda, CA 94563
925-258-0180
Fax: 925-258-0277
www.ortc.com

Orinda Academy
Ron Greydon
19 Altarinda Road
Orinda, CA  94563 
925-254-7553
info@orindaacademy.org

Orinda Books
New Owner: Maria Roden
99 Brookwood Road #2
276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-7606
Fax: 925-254-5260 
orindabooks@thegrid.net

Orinda Florist
Mitra Misaghi
99 Brookwood Road, #2
Orinda, CA  94563 

Orinda Union School District
8 Altarinda Road
Orinda, CA  94563
925.254.4901
http://www.orindaschools.org/  
 

Stephen P. Paddock, CFP

12-B Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-0393
Fax: 925-254-0393  
Steve_Paddock@msn.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   

  

Precision Building & Design
Mark Fawcett

P.O. Box 4818
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-478-6613

pbdinc@gmail.com
www.pbdinchome.com

  

Diversified Mortgage Group 

Bob Routt, Loan Officer 
23 Altarinda Road #210
Orinda, CA 94563
925-878-1915
Fax: 925-885-2366
bobr@diversifiedmg.com 
www.diversifiedmg.com

 
William Self Associates     

61 Avenida De Orinda

Orinda, CA 94563

925-253-9070 

  

BOARD MEMBER 

Shelby's Restaurant   

Carlos Rangel

2 Theater Square # 152
Orinda, CA  94563 
925-254-9687
www.shelbyseatbetter.com
 

Theater View Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Laurie Langford

1 Bates Blvd., Suite #200
Orinda, CA 94563
925-317-3187
tvvc@theaterviewvetclinic.com
www.theaterviewvetclinic.com

 
Village Pizza Restaurant
Adrian Adame
19 AB Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563 
925-254-1200
www.villagepizzaorinda.com 
 
Thank you for being members and for helping us help all your fellow members.

Renewing members:  If you have received a renewal invoice please pay it on line or with a check as these members have, as soon as possible to keep the Chamber running as efficiently as possible. 

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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 Collins
David Collins Painting
David Dierkes
Orinda Starlight Players
Melanie Flum
Oak Springs Pool
Sophina Gellon
Theatre Square Management
Jill Gester
Orinda Starlight Players
Susan Hurrell
Susan Hurrell, CPA
Tony Inzerillo
Lamorinda Winegrowers
Eric Jorgensen
Friend of the Chamber
Jack Jorgensen
Elite Bulletin
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.


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
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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