August 15, 2017

Over the summer your chamber has been working at preparing the inaugural Orinda Senior Health and Wellness Fair. This event is not your average senior fair: we will talk about taking control of one's life, learning, updating and improving skills, taking risks, building confidence with our keynote speaker Patrick Arbore. We will practice yoga, get a massage, taste healthy food, talk about the impact of nutrition, exercise, and alternative medicines. In fact, you don't have to be a senior to attend. It is a free event opened to all. Chamber members are encouraged to have a table at the event. It is not too late: contact us at This event is supported by the City of Orinda, the Orinda Association, the Orinda Community Foundation, Lamorinda Village, the Orinda Care Center and IndeeLift.

Our Orinda restaurants are finalizing the first Dine Out Orinda program. Stay tuned for more details.

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In This Issue
Ribbon Cutting: D'Amato Law on Aug. 24 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Join us on Aug. 24 for the ribbon cutting of the new Orinda law firm D'Amato Law at 25 Orinda Way, Suite 308, Orinda. The ceremony will take place around 5:30 p.m. Light refreshment will be served.

D'Amato Law was founded on the core values of professional competence, sound judgment, uncompromising ethics, and budget consciousness, D'Amato Law Corporation is a California litigation firm you can trust to responsibly solve your legal disputes.

You will meet Thomas J. D'Amato, Attorney at Law, who's primary focuses have been in the area of professional services, business, and real estate litigation, Adam M. Koss, Attorney at Law who's practice focuses on the defense of professionals and businesses, from pre-lawsuit negotiations and administrative hearings, through trial or arbitration, and onto appeals. Gina Taber who provides paralegal support and Crystal D'Amato, Director of Legal Operations.

Senior Fair on Sept. 23: Get a Table!


On September 23rd, the Orinda will have its first Senior Health and Wellness Fair. The event is for seniors and their children who are interested in receiving information about staying healthy passed retirement.

We will be having yoga seminars, healthy food and refreshments, live music, prizes, fall prevention specialists, health specialists, housing options for seniors information, and more.

Our main speaker for this event, Dr. Patrick Arbore will be speaking about Senior Empowerment. Dr. Arbore is a winner of the Jefferson Silver Award and a nationally recognized speaker from the Institute on Aging.

He will will be followed by an expert panel presenting effective ways to improve health and wellness through exercise, nutrition, continuing education, spirituality, and connections.

Please join us for this wonderful event! If you are interested in sponsoring this event or becoming one of our vendors, please click HERE

or call us at (925) 254-3909. Chamber members vendors get a 50% discount. The number of tables is limited. 

Dine Out Orinda: Stay tuned!


 Orinda restaurants are preparing the 2017 Dine Out Orinda campaign: Every Thursday night from August 24 through October, patrons at participating restaurants will get a 10% discount. Stay tuned for the list of the restaurants and get ready to for some serious dinner experience downtown.

Meditation for Busy People: Every Tuesday

No reservations are necessary for these events.
Just come to Atma Yoga Studio at Noon
on Tuesdays.
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News from the Community

White Pony Express needs you to help deliver food to those most in need
Due to an increase of food donations, White Pony Express (WPE), is urgently seeking volunteers who will happily sacrifice their own time to help families and individuals in need: 
  •       Use our vehicles to pick up food rescued from supermarkets, restaurants and farmers markets and deliver it to nonprofits who feed the hungry in our community; or 
  •       Accompany drivers to help load and unload at donor or recipient locations (need to be able to lift 30 lbs.)
Volunteers should be willing to commit to driving or helping on a regular basis (weekly or bi-weekly) for periods of two-four hours (or as much as you can fit in).
WPE, whose mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County, currently rescues about 5000 pounds of food each day.  In just over 3 1/2 years, WPE has rescued and delivered 5 million pounds of food. This is fresh, high-quality food (meats, dairy, produce, deli, and baked goods) that, if not rescued, would go to the landfill and create more methane gas.
You can have a direct, immediate impact on the lives of the thousands of those suffering from hunger in our community.
If you are interested, please Contact Mandy Nakaya: 925-818-6361; ; or go to


Events on the Horizon - Save the Dates!
Save the dates for these three great events in September! 

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Thank You To the Chamber's Enhanced Members!

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11 Altarinda Rd. Orinda

Land Home Financial Services - 925.885.6760

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

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President's Corner
  It would be amazing if anyone is surprised by the solar eclipse coming up on Monday the 21st given the volume of media coverage. But, that would just be reality sneaking up on us once more. Reality is also summer coming to an end, schoolrooms awakening after an extended siesta, and commutes returning to a new normal, i.e. even worse. Fortunately there is lots happening after Labor Day with the Orinda Car Show and the California Independent Film Festival in mid-September and the weekend long celebration of the Year of the Czech at the end of the month. Enjoy!

Thank you to our
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