Early Diagnosis Foundation Frozen Turkey Donation
The Early Diagnosis Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Lafayette, is providing a frozen Turkey donation for anyone who needs a Thanksgiving turkey or knows someone who does in order to enjoy the holiday.
Early Diagnosis Foundation is inviting people who need a turkey, or know someone who does, to pick up their turkey on November 20th, two days before Thanksgiving, at the Lucas Ranch HOA Gallery located at 1010 Oak Hill Road in Lafayette from 3-7 pm. We can also make arrangements to deliver the turkeys, if needed.
The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Lucas Ranch HOA Gallery and Woehrle Development are proud supporters of the Early Diagnosis Foundation event. Donation are tax deductible. The Early Diagnosis Foundation non-profit Tax ID is #82-0624702. Contact Ariana Fort at 925-330-6865 or
Lafayette Professionals Group
Monday, November 5, 5:30pm, one hour presentation beginning at 6pm, Mechanics Bank, 3640 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Are you concerned about the national and local economy and the changes that may be happening soon? If so, please join the Lafayette Professionals Group for a valuable presentation: National & Local Economic Changes. We will have two speakers speaking on the national economic changes and local Lafayette news and economic changes.
- David Wissinger, SVP, Senior Investment Manager at Mechanics Bank, will discuss national economic changes.
- Jay Lifson, Executive Director at Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, will talk about local economic changes.
There will be light refreshments, riveting presentations, and an opportunity for networking. Due to Bank hours, please do not arrive before 5:30 PM. RSVP:
“The Hidden Untapped Talent – Comes With Benefits”
Wednesday, November 7, 8am Breakfast, Program 8:30am-11:30am, Willow Pass Community Center, 2748 E. Olivera Road, Concord
FREE event for employers and community based organizations! Are you an employer looking for talent? Please consider attending. The Workforce Development, EDD, and EAC are putting it together. Bring your cards and materials. We’ll have a resource table to share.
Social at Patxi's Pizza Lafayette by Lamorinda Business Women
Thursday, November 8, 5-7 pm, Patxi’s Pizza, 3577 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette; Happy Hour ends at 6pm
Let’s get together for an end of year social with fun women of the Lamorinda Business Women (LABWO). If you haven't ever attended a professional networking event before...come join us! Find out what you've been missing. Even if this event is free to attend, please RSVP on Eventbrite so we know about how many to expect so we can let the restaurant know. Much more than just another pizza joint, Patxi’s welcoming atmosphere, personable service, vast selection of local beer & wine and, of course, delicious food, embody what your favorite neighborhood restaurant should be. Please bring small bills ($5 or $10) so it's easy for the server. And/or consider paying together on one bill, please.
Create your own center piece for the Holidays
Thursday, November 8, 6:30-7:30pm, Floral Arts Florist, 3584 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Have fun creating your own center piece for the holidays with a one hour class performed by Nese Ganch owner. Cost $65, materials and flowers included. Chamber members $50! Drinks and Appetizers will be served. RSVP at (925)284-5765 or
Diablo Ballet Special Ticket Offer for Forma Gym Members
Swing into the holidays with Diablo Ballet and this special ticket offer for their hit holiday show A Swingin' Holiday & More, November 9 - 11 at Del Valle Theatre. Adult tickets are $35 each for Forma Gym members! To purchase tickets, call Diablo Ballet at (925) 943-1775 ext. 2 and give code "FORMA". This offer is not available online or for in-person purchases. Offer valid until these special tickets sell out. For performance info,
Veteran Entrepreneurs - Small Business Boot Camp
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10am-2pm; Lunch included, Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill campus, 321 Golf Club Rd. Diablo Room
Whether you have already launched your own business or if you have an idea for a business but aren’t sure what to do next, the Small Business Boot Camp will give you the tools and know-how you need to jump-start and grow your venture. If you are a veteran starting a new business or interested in growing your existing business, you'll want to attend this dynamic event hosted by Diablo Valley College and the Sentinels of Freedom. This free event is specifically for veteran entrepreneurs, but spouses and/or business partners are welcome to attend as well. Register today to save your spot. Registering in advance also helps align our speakers to your desired business area.
Learn more here.
Join Us in Celebrating 75 Years!
Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11
Master of Ceremonies, Liam Mayclem; Visiting Presidential Yacht, USS Potomac; Big Band Entertainment, by Fil Lorenz; Live Performances, by Satin Dollz; Period Costumes Encouraged. We are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of two great World War II museum ships – the USS Pampanito, and the SS Jeremiah O’Brien! Let us take you back to the past, a USO party in 1943. You’ll see singers and swing dancers, period attire and contests: kissing and costume! Heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served throughout the evening, topped off with a big birthday cake! The celebration continues Sunday morning with a cruise and brunch aboard the SS Jeremiah O’Brien. Join us in honoring the legacy of these two maritime veterans and the greatest generation.
Learn more here.
Slam Dunk Discount for our Community
Saint Mary's Men's and Women's basketball returns to McKeon Pavilion in a few weeks! With the 2018-19 season upon us, we want to begin the season with a slam dunk discount for our community. Please share the attached offer for $5 off General Admission tickets to the November 11th game against Utah Valley at 5pm.
Lamorinda Night will celebrate the communities of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda. If members plan to attend, have them reach out to us so we can welcome them on our brand new video board during the game!
The Gaels are predicted to finish 2nd in the conference this year. Let's help the Gaels get off to a great start during non-conference games. Use promo code LAMO18 to unlock your discount for Sunday November 11th or grab a WCC or Weekend Mini Plan to guarantee your spot in McKeon Pavilion for this year's big games!
Mt. Diablo Business Women Monthly Meeting “7 Steps to Wealth”
Wednesday, November 14, 11:30am-1pm, Massimo’s Ristorante - 1604 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek city parking lot located immediately across the street.
Keynote Presentation: “7 Steps to Wealth” by Hilary Hendershott, owner of Hendershott Wealth Management and nationally-known personal finance expert. MDBW members $29, visitors/guests $35. Participants must register in advance at
. Optional $1 raffle tickets (onsite, cash only) benefit the Bay Area Crisis Nursery.
The Food Business~Devising, Developing, and Delivering
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Orinda Country Club
Lamorinda Entrepreneurs’ next Panel will feature a fascinating discussion on starting, growing and running various food businesses in a variety of formats. The panel will include local food entrepreneurs: Kendall Glynn, COO, Square Baby; Linda Hofmeister Co-Owner Hofssi Chocolates; “Chef Charlie” Charles Vollmar Owner, Epicurean Exchange. Our Moderator will be: Lauren Herpich, Owner, Local Food Adventures. No matter what your business is, you’ll find valuable takeaways as you learn about the challenges, opportunities, and strategies in the food space. $10 Tickets
. No host bar. Please note Orinda Country Club dress code: collared shirts for men and no denims. Learn more about Lamorinda Entrepreneurs
Pre-Holiday Beauty Event at Sanctuaire Spa
Friday, November 16, 2-6pm, 3589 Mt Diablo Blvd.
Bring a friend, includes wine & cheese! Express Hydrafacials - $50 to RSVP. Your $50 fee can be applied towards your purchase when you book a series at the event. Microblading - Book at event & receive $150 off. Lash Extensions - Book at event & receive $100 off.
Body Exfoliation & Spray Tanning - Book at event & receive 20% off. Botox, Fillers & Microneedling - Free consultations (value $50). Free Make up Application - Going out Friday night and need a gorgeous smokey eye look? Enjoy holiday shopping, group events too! Call to RSVP (925) 299-8877.
Hofssi Chocolates is your local Lamorinda Chocolatier for your Holiday Gifting and Holiday Parties!
Our Holiday Store will be open November 26 through December 23 in Lafayette inside Alicia Klein Showroom at 3541 Wilkinson Lane, behind Papillon Cafe. We offer gifts and gift baskets in every price range--Mouthwatering Caramels, Toffee, Bars, Mint Meltaways, Peanut Butter Cups and more! All include as many Organic Ingredients and Sustainable Packaging as practicable! Holiday is a great time to show your clients and referral sources your appreciation for a great year! See
Honoring Our Local Officials
Tuesday, November 27, 5:30pm-8pm, Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center 3780 Mount Diablo Boulevard
Join us in honoring the local officials who have served our community for many years. Steven Falk, Teresa Gerringer, David Gerson, Don Tatzin, Richard Whitmore and Rachel Zinn. Light hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar. Please no gifts, however donations can be made to LPIE and the Gift of Green (MCE).
November Lamorinda Republican Women Federation Meeting
Thursday, November 29, 11:30am, Orinda Country Club
Please join us to hear Allison Johnson discussing water conservation and the importance of Central Valley Farmers. Ms. Johnson is the Co-President of the Saint Mary’s College Republican Club. Luncheon & Speaker $36.00, Speaker Only $15.00, Speaker Only Student Discount price $5.00, RESERVATIONS NEEDED: Please contact Elsie Euing at
or 925-254-8614. For more information visit
Landlords & Cannabis Workshop - Leasing to a Cannabis Tenant
Thursday, November 29, 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. Please join us on November 29th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as we 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 requiredto Eric Rehn, CCIM, Vice President, Kennedy Wilson Brokerage Group, (925) 784-3449,
San Francisco Business Times’ East Bay Book of List Party
Thursday, December 13, 5:30pm–8:30pm, Front Lobby, Roundhouse Market & Conference Center, 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the San Francisco Business Times’ East Bay Book of List Party. The Party – a celebration of East Bay excellence will be on December 13, 2018 at the Roundhouse Conference Center in San Ramon. Use promo code: lafayette for 10% off your ticket! For information or to register,