Jan 4, 2018
Happy and Prosperous New Year!  
If social media marketing is on your new year's resolution list we have a brown bag lunch just for you: Short Form Video Marketing on Fri. 1/19. Also very useful on 1/10: Events, Social Media and You offered in Lafayette. 
We will not want to end 2017 without celebrating the Orinda business people who create the city's economic vibrancy. Please nominate the business person of the year!
There is no better time than the present to support a fellow chamber member! 
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In This Issue
Short Form Video for Social Media Marketing
Get your video strategy going now! 
Facebook expects to see video content take over text in the future; videos on Twitter tend to be seen more than regular text content; with  Stories and Instagram Live, the network is more and more about video content. If you have not started yet, come to the chamber first Brown Bag lunch of the year and get started. (click the image to start the video)
short form video for social media marketing 
Short form video for social media marketing
Meeting is at 12 noon until 1 p.m.  
Location: D'Amato Law office: 25 Orinda Way Suite 308 
Space is limited to 12 participants - Register on the chamber's web site at orindachamber.org  
Social Media Workshop: Events, Social Media & You 
Wednesday, January 10, 6pm-7:30pm, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Homework Center
Easy steps to use social media to get the most from 2018 events, whether you're the host, presenter, vendor or attendee. Speaker: Robin S Fox , Digital Strategist.
Social Media Workshops are free but registration requested HERE 

Select the Orinda Business Person of the Year

Please nominate 2017 Orinda business person of the year!
Last year Helen Bentkowsky was recognized for the creation of Sanvitalia in Orinda, and Land Home Financials was the 2016 Business of the Year.

Send us an email HERE and tell us who you support and why. You can even nominate yourself!

The business person of the year will be honored during a luncheon at the beginning of March, supported by the Orinda Rotary.

The 2017 local business of the year will participate to the Contra Costa and Tri-Valley annual award ceremony sponsored by the East Bay Leadership Council in May 2018.
Members News

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Literary Luncheon - Victoria Sweet presents "Slow Medicine"
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
More Information  HERE  


Click   HERE to access the Orinda jeweler's web site.

Start planning your Valentine's day celebration.

Click HERE to get the latest news from
Hilton House Consign and Design.

Explore Hilton House fine jewelry, quality name brand furniture decor and rugs, men and women fashion accessories, collectibles and antiques. All at 21 and 19 Orinda Way.


Sutter Urgent Care Clinic in Orinda re-opens!

Starting today, Dec. 1, the urgent care center at 12 Camino Encinas is open from Noon to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

"Sutter Urgent Care in Orinda offers a faster, convenient and economical alternative to going to the emergency room for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries," says Patricio Chavez, M.D., SEBMF Urgent Care Medical Director. "Our facility is staffed by physicians who can promptly evaluate and treat minor medical conditions."

Some of the conditions include:
Colds, coughs, sore throats, flu and flu-related symptoms; Vomiting, diarrhea; Sprains and strains; Cuts and abrasions; Ear and Urinary Tract Infections


New Classes at Atma Yoga

Yoga for adults and children, meditation and mindfulness classes, chant and flow, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga.

Schedule HERE

Orinda Theater Announces

International Film Showcase 1/5 to 1/11
: The story of Nora a seemingly unremarkable housewife living in a small village in Switzerland in 1971, as the rest of the world is changing and women there still don't have the right to vote. After Nora experiences unfamiliar stirrings of dissatisfaction with her place in society, she begins to stand up to the closed minded townsfolk of both sexes in her village.

Free movie night on 1/11
: How the West Was Won. An epic movie stretching from 1830's to the 1880's

Thank You To the Chamber's Premier and Enhanced Members!
Orinda Care Center- 925.254.6500
11 Altarinda Rd. Orinda

Land Home Financial Services - 925.885.6760

 Republic Services - 925-685-4711 Pacific Gas and Electric - 1-800-743-5000

For more about our events, visit our website.
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President's Corner
Some are happy to see the end of 2017 but optimists will suggest that looking ahead to create happiness is more appropriate. 

After all, if we didn't experience 2017, 2018 could be just the same; and, not just on Groundhog Day.

Happy New Year and may all of your 2018 personal, professional, and societal hopes be realized.

Thank you to our Premier &
 Ehnhanced members


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