News & Events from the Lafayette Chamber
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Monday, May 14, 2018
Jay Lifson, Executive Director 
251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150, Lafayette, CA
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-1pm
Closed: Monday, May 28, Memorial Day

(925) 284-7404
The Taste of Lafayette is SOLD OUT!
Tomorrow - Tuesday, May 15, 5:30pm-9pm, Downtown Lafayette

If you have pre-purchased tickets, you can pick them up at the Lafayette Chamber office, TODAY 2:30-5pm. Otherwise, pickup will be at the Bank of West 5:30pm-6:30pm.

A Shout out to our Participating Restaurants and Vendors!

Lafayette Chamber Young Professionals Meetup: Learn Social Media Marketing From A Pro!!!
Thursday, May 17, 5:30pm-7pm, Lafayette Chamber office

It is my pleasure to introduce Tyler Sanchez. He is a fellow YP and the owner of Refilled Revenue, which is an internet and e-commerce marketing company. Come engage with us as Tyler shares his strategies to create success with his clients. This is an event you don't want to miss. Learn more here.
5th Annual Dogtown Downtown!
Saturday, May 19, 9:30am-12noon, Lafayette Plaza (corner of Mt Diablo Blvd and Moraga Road)

Doggie Yoga will start at the Library Pavilion at 9:30am. Pet and owner Yoga! Featuring our own local Lamorinda instructor, Dana Dowell.

We welcome everyone to join in the FREE Parade at 10am from the Lafayette Library Amphitheater along Golden Gate Way to the Lafayette Plaza Park (corner of Mt Diablo Blvd and Moraga Road.) Contests, demonstrations, photo opportunities and dog adoptions will be in the Plaza from 10am-noon.

Register your dog for any/all contests:
• Best Team Tricks (Owner and Dog)
• Doggie Vogue – Lafayette’s 3rd Annual Canine Fashion Show
• Best dog howl (kids up to 10 years old only)
• Best of Show

Thank you to our Top Dog Sponsors who help make this event possible: Cobain Orthodontics, Dahlia Schonian your local Allstate agent, Lamorinda Animal Hospital and Whole Foods.
Night at the Library - Saturday, June 2, 2018 
Support the Lafayette Library with a $500 business sponsorship (includes 2 tickets). Purchase tickets at or, call (925) 283-6513 ext. 102.
Welcome to Our Newest Chamber Member!

Please join us in welcoming our newest Lafayette Chamber Member. The following business have joined the week of May 7-11.

Halal Bites of Chicago - Food Concessions
Premier Kitchens
May Mixer at Premier Kitchens
Wednesday, May 23, 5:30pm–7pm, 3373 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Our May Mixer will be held at Premier Kitchens' recently remodeled showroom! Come view their newest and latest designs.
Update on Diablo Vista Pumping Plant - 3305 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Please note the below time frames are estimates and subject to change. Demolition of the old plant is expected to start soon. In mid-May (likely starting on May 14) Pacific, Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) subcontractor will be on-site performing excavation work. PG&E’s crews will start work on May 30th and be on site for approximately one week. During this time there may be intermittent lane closures and traffic control. EBMUD crews will begin work after PG&E equipment removal is complete (likely June 6). Demolition work hours are 8AM-5PM and are expected to last approximately three weeks. During demolition work, there will be equipment operating and truck traffic for delivery and off-hauling. On several days there will be a single lane closure to drop off and pick up heavy equipment. Traffic control will be present for trucks entering and leaving the site. Once this demolition is complete, the construction of the new parking lot is expected to begin in early July. Our current construction estimate is approximately four weeks. Thanks again for your patience during this work and please let contact Community Affairs at should you have any questions.
Lafayette Chamber Tuesday Talks!
Tuesdays, 12pm-1pm, Lafayette Chamber Conference Room, 251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150

Tuesday, June 5 - Achieve Your Fitness Goals
Have you lost your vitality? Our health can impact the quality of our daily life, as well as our performance as business professionals. Come learn about metabolic dysfunction, and the related symptoms that indicate a loss of vitality, and what you can do about it. Join us for Tuesday Talk on Tuesday, June 5 and learn about how we can support us professionally from the inside out. This health talk will be brought to you by Dana Hemmingsen, FDN-P Health Practitioner and Gina Bowen, Certified Wellness Coach, of BodyZing Health & Wellness.

Tuesday, June 19 - Security Starts with You
Want an insight into the world of enterprise technology solutions? Want to know how to keep your computer running smooth, efficient, and secure? How about managing all of those pesky passwords you need to remember? The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and Neighborhood Computers will host an open forum and discussion about the best IT practices for your home or office computer.

Each Tuesday Talk is FREE but limited to 10 participants! Click the title to register.
Showcase your business by hosting a mixer!

We are scheduling mixers for 2019! These events are great for you to get people through your doors and highlight what services or products you have. Mixers are scheduled on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 5:30—7:00pm. Please contact Barbara at to schedule your next event!
Member News, Events & Announcements
Stanley's Julia Burke Flute Choir to Perform Before City Council Meeting
The Julia Burke Memorial Flute Choir of Stanley Middle School will hold a special performance before the Lafayette City Council meeting at 6:30pm, Monday, April 14, at the Lafayette and Learning Center. Everyone is welcome to attend this free performance. Learn more here.

CERT May Monthly Meeting - Meet Your Police Chiefs
Monday evening, May 14, 7pm, Room 8, Orinda Community Center
Chief Ben Alldritt, the new Chief in Lafayette, will be joined by Chiefs Jon King of Moraga and Mark Nagel of Orinda on Monday, May 14th to discuss their ways of keeping the public safe. They will also discuss how CERT members can work with police, not only at special events, but in times of disaster. Register here.

California Lawyer's Association and The Contra Costa County Bar Association Employment Law Section are sponsoring: The Top 5 Hot Topics for California Employers in 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 6:30pm–8:30pm, Contra Costa Small Business Development Center, 300 Ellinwood Way, Bodega Room - 2nd Floor, Pleasant Hill
Speaker: James Y. Wu— Law Office of James Y. Wu
Through a grant from The California Lawyer's Association Labor and Employment Law Section - The Contra Costa County Bar Association Employment Law Section, The Small Business Development Center and Opportunity Junction are sponsoring this NO COST WORKSHOP. Complying with state and federal employment laws/Labor Codes is challenging. Come learn more about the best practices for the 5 hot topics every employer must know about in 2018. RSVP Today.

Bring your Classic Car!
Every Sunday in May, 7am-9am, Perks Drive thru Cafe
For a gathering of Antiques, Hot Rods, Muscle, Pony and Sports Cars. Any Classic welcome! In the parking lot between Boswells and the Lafayette Library, 3489 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Free 12oz coffee and donuts by Perks Drive thru Cafe.

4th Annual Cancer Support Community Hope Walk
Saturday, May 19, 8:30am-12:30pm, Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek.
It's 3.1 miles with a few shortcuts. Solo walkers and teams are welcome to register. Benefiting the Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area. All proceeds will underwrite the FREE programs and services CSC provides to people in our community who face cancer. $25 per walker (ages 10+). Register at Interested in being a sponsor? Email Carol Louisell at or call (925) 953-1209. View flyer.

Gold Coast Chamber Players concert, ‘French Connection’ honoring the City of Lafayette's 50th Anniversary of Incorporation
Saturday, May 19, 7:30PM (pre-concert talk at 7pm), Lafayette Library, Community Hall
The award winning Gold Coast Chamber Players final concert this season, French Connection, will be presented in partnership with the City of Lafayette as we help to celebrate Lafayette's 50 years of incorporation! The renowned San Francisco Piano Trio will join Gold Coast violist Pamela Freund-Striplen in a concert of music by Faure, Ravel, and Boulanger for piano and strings. Concerts usually sell out so please reserve early! Tickets and information: or by calling (925) 283-3728.

Kids and Snacks: Setting Healthy Habits
Cooking with Kids Foundation is hosting a Free Class for Parents, children are welcome.
"Kids and Snacks: Setting Healthy Habits". May 31, 4pm-5pm in the Lafayette Library Community Hall. A healthy snack discussion by Dr. Nazia Sheriff from Olive Leaf Pediatrics. Snack Demo by Chef Lynda from Cooking with Kids Foundation. Sponsored by Diablo Foods of Lafayette. Come and enjoy our tasty sample snacks. Limited seats - to register email;

Join White Pony Express in Meeting a $250,000 Matching Fund Challenge by May 31!
WPE has received an incredible opportunity! Luis Gerardo del Valle Torres and Heart’s Path Foundation have pledged $250,000 in matching funds for all financial donations, grants and pledges received between April 1 and May 31, 2018. This means that WPE can raise $500,000 in the next two months, taking a HUGE step toward achieving our annual fundraising goal. If you are interested in making a contribution to help WPE with this matching opportunity, please send your contribution to White Pony Express at 1966 Tice Valley Blvd., #101, Walnut Creek, CA 94595, or online at

Save the date for these upcoming Chamber Events

Modern Tone Studio Ribbon Cutting, Thursday, May 31, 5:30 pm, 1018-B Almanor Lane (behind Jack in the Box)

ADA Compliance Workshop - What you need to know!, Thursday, June 7, 5:30pm-7pm, Lamorinda Music "Big Room"
Rock the Plaza 2018!
Join us for music in Lafayette's Plaza Park, 6:30pm each Friday night in June!

June 8, SONA (Rock)

2018 Lafayette Res Run for Education - Sunday, October 21, Early bird registration now open!
Friends of the Lafayette Library Sweet Thursday series Jessica Reid Sliwerski
Cancer Hates Kisses
Thursday, May 17, 7pm, Community Hall
Author Jessica Reid Sliwerski was diagnosed with breast cancer four months after giving birth to her daughter. Through all the stages of treatment, she thought about how hard it would be to talk to your child about cancer while coping with it. With simple text and heartwarming illustrations, this picture book gives other parents and their children an encouraging tool for having those conversations. It is a lovingly upbeat book that is also refreshingly authentic and straightforward. Register here.

Friends Corner Book Shop - Half Off Sale
Saturday, May 19, 9am-1pm, First Street and Golden Gateway
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
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50th Anniversary - Give the Gift of Green

In honor of Lafayette’s 50th Anniversary, we’re calling on 1,000 homes and businesses to participate in the city’s largest ever community gift of green energy. In about a minute, any Lafayette home or business can Opt Up to MCE Deep Green and choose 100% renewable electricity sourced from California wind and solar farms. It’s simple to convert to Deep Green, and costs just $0.01 more per kWh (about $5/mo. for an average household). For more info and to enroll please go to