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

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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?   

Be a part of it! 

Be an ambassador.
Be part of a committee for a Chamber project.
There is something for everyone.  When you join in, it is not only fun, your contribution helps all the members of the chamber!  Many hands make light work!
To join in and/or share your ideas, contact a Board Member or Ambassador.

The November Board meeting will be on Tuesday, November 12th.

Member Mixer!  CAIFF - ALL Chamber Mixer!  Luncheon!  Read on!

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memberannouncementsMember Announcements
Click on these announcements for more information.

Click here for a complete schedule and description.




Chamber Members!  Submit your announcements to Candis or Sylvia
In an effort to be accurate, we only post announcements submitted directly from members.

newNew Members
Rotary Club of Lamorinda Sunrise
Claire Sammon Roberts
P.O. Box 1491
Lafayette, CA 94549

The Seven Hills School
Mary Murphy, Director of Marketing & Communications
975 San Carlos Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598






Breedlove Insurance Services

Sue and Jim Breedlove

17Via Las Cruces

Orinda, CA 94563





American Express Travel Services   

Mathew D. Kohls, Manager 

1645 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596


First Republic Bank 
Dina Zapanta, Manager 
224 Brookwood Road
Orinda, CA 94563
Fax: 925-254-2140 


Baan Thai 
99 Orinda Way

Orinda, CA  94563



ARBONNE International, Health, Beauty & Nutrition 
Cathie Barrows, Robin Bradley, Lisa Micheals 



membershipMake the most of your membership!

Lots of opportunities to promote your business or organization!
  • Be a sponsor at the upcoming Tri-Chamber Mixer!  Contact Sylvia or Candy. 
  • Be a sponsor at the upcoming Chamber Luncheon.  Contact Sylvia or Candy 
  • Drop something in the Shop Orinda Bag!  
  • Attend Mixers and Ribbon Cuttings....Host one! 
Candis Kattenburg, the Executive Director, the Chamber Board of Directors, and the Chamber Ambassadors want to help you.

Take advantage of sponsorship, advertising, networking, and other fellowship opportunities.

Host A Chamber Mixer or Ribbon Cutting!

We'll show you how! How would YOU like to host a Chamber Mixer? These events reveal your business to Chamber members and guests who then can become your customers and also help spread the word about what your do. Contact Candis Kattenburg (925-254-3909 or info@orindachamber.org). We have a "How-To" ribbon cutting guide to help you. 

SHOP Shop Orinda Bag

Shop Orinda Bag Promotion!


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 next bag will be donated to Chamber Member, the Oakland Zoo for their October 11th Golf Tournament. 


Contributors so far this year:  Lamorinda Theatres, McDonnell Nursery, Orinda Peet's Coffee, the Hurd Jorgensen Group - Merrill Lynch, CalShakes, Susan Hurrell - CPA, Flying A Gasoline, hello Tiara, Citibank, Shelby's Restaurant, The Orinda Theatre, First Republic Bank, Arbonne - Cathie Burrows, Petra Cafe, Picollo Napoli, Alison McCrady - Artist, EBMUD, and the Orinda Chamber of Commerce.



We collecting items now for the November bag! 


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  sylvia_deaton@ml.com or Candy at info@orindachamber.org.


The Chamber wants to take this opportunity to say how much we appreciate,
Jill Gelster and David Dierks.

Jill and David are super volunteers!  Here is Jill at the Dancing With the Cars event and David at the sound board.
They both volunteered at the Restaurant Tour and David takes pictures at all our events.  (And David made that great Restaurant Tour map).

We salute you!
Who can join the Orinda Chamber?Directory
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-

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


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, andget a badge! 


Contact Jim Breedlove of Chamber Member, Breedlove Insurance, at 925-254-6262 or Candis Kattenburg, the Orinda Chamber Executive Director, at 925-254-3909 with your interest.

Ambassador Chairperson,
Jim Breedlove
Breedlove Insurance
Jose Anaya
Anaya Real Estate
Sue Breedlove
Breedlove Insurance
Rick Carter
State Farm
Melanie Flum
Oak Springs Pool
Sophina Gellon
Theatre Square Management
Eric Jorgensen
Friend of the Chamber
Chris Lane
Risk Concepts
Carrie Lifson
SES Insurance
Randy Madeirios
First Republic Bank
Ken Roesling
Mechanics Bank
Tom Romaneck
Romaneck Painting Company
Charlie Vollmar
Epicurian Exchange

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

Sylvia Jorgensen
Merrill Lynch
Vice President
Paul Koenig
Attorney at Law
Patti Camras
Coldwell Banker Northern California
Jim Breedlove
Breedlove Insurance
Board Member
Dina Zapanta
First Republic Bank
Board Member
David Cronin
Orinda Convalescent Hospital
Board Member
Nora Harlow
Board Member
Roy Hodgkinson
Friend of the Chamber
Board Member
Chris Flum
FullScale Events Productions & Party Rental
Board Member
Carlos Rangel
Shelbys Restaurant
Board Member
Richard Westin
Liaison to the City of Orinda
Tonya Gilmore
City of Orinda
Executive Director
Candis Kattenburg
Orinda Chamber

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