News & Events from the Lafayette Chamber
Monday, December 17, 2018
Jay Lifson, Executive Director
251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150, Lafayette, CA
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-1pm
Office Closed Monday, December 24 - Tuesday, January 1
Holiday Mixer Thank You!
What a great way to celebrate the holidays!
Thank you to the many hands that helped us put on a fabulous holiday mixer: Travis Johnson, Katie Santos, Kathy Barleen, Lynda Catlin, Brian Aiello, Karen and Larry Blodgett, Tom Gilmore, Reid Edwards, Shanna McCord, Dennis Erokan, Anne Birdsong, Robin Brummel, John McCormick, Celia Campo, Kendall Monkarsh, Fred Steingraf, Diane Athanasiou, Robin Fox and the Library and Learning Center Foundation Staff. And thanks to the many restaurants that provided the evening bites.
View photos here.
We wish you a very happy holiday season! See you next year!
Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Local Business Profile
Wednesday, January 9, 6pm-7:30pm, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Homework Center
Start your business off on the right foot for 2019 success with this step by step workshop! We'll show you how to claim and keep your Google Local Business Profile optimized! A must for any local business with a brick and mortar location and/or a defined local service area. Speaker: Robin S Fox, Digital Strategist & Online Community Manager.
Ribbon Cutting at RnR Barbers
Thursday, January 10, 5:30pm-6pm, RnR Barbers, 3557 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Welcome one of Lafayette's newest businesses! Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at
, 3557 Mt. Diablo Blvd, and see what all they have to offer!
Tuesday Tech Talk - Cyber Networking
Tuesday, January 22, 12noon, Lafayette Chamber Conference Room
Are your sales up - like Cyber Monday Selling - which grew nearly 20% this year over last according to Adobe Analytics? Or are sales down like the old Black Friday sales school of marketing? Stop leaving 20% Growth on the table and start cashing in on Cyber Selling, without spinning your wheels, without spending a bundle spending of time and money and with a high probability of success? Zoom Cyber Communications Expert, Mike Hayes claims he can teach anybody how to use his Media Insider Secret shortcuts to do just that. Learn more and
Mixer at Bank of the West
Wednesday, January 23, 5:30pm-7pm, 3583 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Yes, we are having a mixer in January! Please join us and don't forget your business cards!
Learn more here.
Business Person of the Year Dinner
Friday, February 1, 6pm-9pm, Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa
Save the date for our Business Person of the Year Dinner. Awardee will be announced this week. Tickets will go on sale for the dinner on the Chamber's website as soon as details are confirmed!
Save the Date for our 2019 Mixers ...
January 23, Bank of West, 3583 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
February 27, Harper Greer, 979 Moraga Road
March 27, Radiance Family Wellness, 914 Dewing Ave
April 24, Philz Coffee, 3597 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
May 22, Lafayette Police Station / Scout Troop 212, 3471 Mt. Diablo Blvd
June 26, Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, 3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
July 24, Mega Mixer (location to be determined)
August, NO SCHEDULED MIXER
September 25, TBD
October 23 LPIE (Outside)
November 20 TBD
December 11 TBD
City Council-Special Meeting
Wednesday, December 19, 7pm, Lafayette Community Center-Jennifer Russell Building
500 St. Mary's Road, Lafayette. View the Agenda and Staff Report
Contra Costa County Proposed Overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal of 7% for Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2019/2021
County Contra Costa Airports has established a Proposed Overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal of 7% for Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2019/2021. The County proposes to meet 4% of the goal through the use of race-neutral measures and the remaining 3% through the use of race-conscious measures. The County’s Proposed Overall Goal and its rationale (developed in response to Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Regulations published under Title 49 CFR Part 26) is attached and is also available for inspection and public review on the County’s website at:
. The County will accept comments for thirty (30) days from the date of this Notice. Comments can be forwarded to the County via the website above. Comments may also be forwarded to the Regional Civil Rights Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transportation Administration, Region IX, 201 Mission Street, Suite 2210, San Francisco, California 94105-1800. The Public is invited to attend a public forum on December 20, 2018, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Director of Airports Office, 550 Sally Ride Drive, Concord, CA 94520, to provide testimony and any additional information regarding effects of discrimination on opportunities for DBE’s in the County’s market area.
Landlords & Cannabis Workshop - Leasing to a Cannabis Tenant
Thursday, December 20, 6pm-8:30pm, 1850 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 130, Concord
Kennedy Wilson is pleased to host a workshop for landlords interested in leasing to the cannabis industry. We will review the topics critical for successful leasing in this market segment. You will hear representatives from Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, Commercial Coverage, Grow Builders, Inc., Stewart Tittle, & the City of Antioch discuss the latest market trends for this emerging market.
• Legal - What terms do I need to modify or add to my lease form?
• Insurance - How do I insure my building with this use?
• Title/Escrow - Can I buy a building to lease to a cannabis tenant?
• Tenant Improvements - What type of TI work is required?
• Government - What is the process with the City for approvals?
RSVP is required to Eric Rehn, CCIM, Vice President, Kennedy Wilson Brokerage Group, (925) 784-3449,
Volunteer for Homeless Point in Time Count
We're gearing up for our annual homeless Point in Time Count for late January and we are seeking volunteers to help us conduct this very important project! Each year in late January, Contra Costa's homeless Continuum of Care (CoC), conducts a federally required comprehensive Point-In-Time (PIT) count of families and individuals experiencing homelessness in our County. Every CoC in the Country is required to do this survey and the data used by the federal, state and local government to determine funding resources for homeless services. We gather data in a number of ways including trained volunteers who will conduct the short survey at service and community sites throughout the Contra Costa. Volunteer trainings will take place the week of January 21st and the actual count will take place the week of January 28th. If you are interested in being part of this important project, click here for more information and to sign up:
AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in California
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to California! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout your area in March 2019.
If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:
or call 855-OLD-RUST. facebook: @GotAPick, Please note that Mike and Frank only pick private collections so NO stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.
Member News & Events
Pop Up Magic – One Stop, Kindness Shop - Featuring Girls Crushing It + All Your Holiday Shopping
Lafayette is known for many things; our vibrant downtown, our amazing schools, our friendly neighbors and our kind community. Let’s celebrate all those and more at a Pop Up Magic – One Stop, Kindness Shop on Thursday, December 20th from 10 AM – 8 PM. In appreciation of your generous donations to Mt. Diablo Unified School Distribute HOPE Program, White Pony Express and the Bay Area Crisis Nursery and you’ll have the opportunity to leave with accessories, clothing and purses from Kate Spade, Tart Collections, Macy’s, Barney’s and more and complete your holiday shopping – for a cause, or three! For donations, please bring only cash or check!
Join us at the Lafayette Compass Offices,
261 Lafayette Circle,
10 AM – 8 PM to get your last minute holiday shopping done and support local entrepreneurs from Girls Crushing It, My Sustainable Table, the Sydney Paige Foundation and including an afternoon celebratory toast sponsored by the Martin Homes Team.
Spend time strolling and shopping and visit the following retailers (and growing!) for a discount: 10% off of books from Bel and Bunna’s, 10% off of any service at Wax A Peel
Opening Preview of Luck Lafayette!
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:00 AM thru Friday, December 21, 2018 5:00 PM at 3416 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Suite D, Lafayette
Come visit us for our opening preview pop-up to pick-up any last minute gifts or even a little something for yourself! You deserve it! The store entrance is on Brown Ave. but there is free parking in the back. *Officially opening on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019!
Bistro Burger Live In-House Music
Thursday, December 20, 6:30pm, 965 Mountain View Drive
Winter Solstice Celebration at Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Friday, December 21, 6pm-7pm, Outdoor Courtyard Labyrinth, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane
Celebrate the longest night of the year. Warm drinks for adults and kids, outdoor fire arts performer, solstice poetry and a brief reflection as you walk the labyrinth in candle light. A great night to honor the wonder of winter. Stay and chat or get onto your next holiday party.
Mike Zampa's 16th Annual Holiday Carol Sing-Along -
Saturday, December 22, 7pm-8pm, Lafayette Plaza Park
Join Mike Zampa for the 16th Annual Holiday Sing-Along. This event is open to everyone with all levels of singing talent.
Crab Feed Fundraiser for Sentinels of Freedom
Saturday, January 5, 5:30pm-11:30pm,
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane
The Sentinels of Freedom mission is to provide life-changing opportunities for men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have suffered severe injuries and need the support of grateful communities to realize their goals and dreams. Money raised will go towards a Sentinel Scholarship. This is a 2-4 year commitment that is uniquely tailored to the specific needs of the scholarship recipient. Through their scholarships, these Veterans have access to financial assistance through housing subsidies, financial coaching and planning, a mentoring program, networking opportunities, and employment assistance.
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Happening at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Give this holiday season to support the Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Your gift directly benefits the services, programs, and resources that the Lafayette Library provides, with free access for all, on a daily basis.
With your support, the Lafayette Library, like all libraries, can and does transform the lives of the people we serve. Your gift of any amount is appreciated!