March 1, 2018
Let's Welcome the rain, California needs it! Not sure if we will be singing in it, but if you feel like celebrating, do not forget that there is a mixer tonight hosted by Chevron at 11 Orinda Way: we will be inside and have a jolly, good, and useful time.

This coming two spring months have a lot to offer in term of events and opportunities, please see below.

The city will also be making decision regarding business registration in Orinda, downtown street-scape and more. Call us at (925) 254-3909 if you want more information or want to get involved.

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In This Issue
Tonight March 1 : Mixer at 5:30 p.m.

Chevron Chamber Mixer
March 1st

11 Orinda Way, Orinda
Discover new partnerships possibilities in Orinda

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Come and meet the Orinda business community
Expand your network
The catered event is free to chamber members and guests.

Upcoming events: Trivia Bee April 6 - Non-Profit Forum April 16 - Restaurant Tour May 1

Trivia Bee 2018's date has been set:

April 6

Get your 6 people team together!

and get ready for serious competition and fun.

Trivia Bee Orinda is a partnership between the Orinda Rotary and your Chamber of Commerce

Non-Profit Best Practices
April 16

Meet with foundations and non-profits of Orinda, Lafayette and Moraga to discuss fundraising, marketing practices and more.

The Lamorinda Business Forums are opened to chamber members and their invitees.

Location: Orinda Community Center - room 7
Date and time: Monday April 6, 5 to 7 p.m.



Mark your calendars for May 1
2018 Orinda Restaurant Tour!

Contact the chamber at (925) 254-3909 to be part of it.

This year in partnership with the Education Foundation of Orinda (EFO).

Tickets $40

Chamber Partnerships and Community Events

East Bay SCORE offers FREE business mentoring, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools to help you start or grow a business. We serve communities from Richmond to Fremont to Livermore and Sacramento with SCORE services available through our Oakland office , or the Orinda Chamber of Commerce at (925) 254-3909 or .
Find a Mentor or Take a Workshop or get started NOW with our Resource Center
You're an entrepreneur - DO IT FOR YOU!
Find a Mentor or Take a Workshop or Ask for Roy or get started now with our Resource Center
Lamorinda Business Women - LabWo
Leveraging Your Networking Skills for Business Success: In-Person & on LinkedIn:
  • Discover 7 Simple Steps for business networking success
  • Get Top Tips for leveraging the power of LinkedIn for your business
  • Expand your professional connections during our Speed Networking*
*Remember to bring business cards

LabWo meets the second Friday of the month from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Orinda St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way, Orinda 


Fund to support Steve Meagher's family: Steve Meagher passed away on February 25.

He was a wonderful husband, father of two school age children and amazing supporter of Orinda Association and local other non-profits.

A GoFundMe account was created  to help support the Meagher family in the upcoming months. Click HERE to contribute


Members News

Upcoming Events

Orinda Books Poetry Circle discusses "Given Sugar, Given Salt" by Jane Hirshfield
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Springtime in Paris with Chef Charlie
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Silent Book Club: Read Any Good Books Lately?
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

More Information  HERE  


Orinda Theater Announces  
FREE movie night on March 8 - 6:30 p.m. 

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring Paul Newman and featuring George Kennedy in an Oscar-winning performance

New Classes at Atma Yoga

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

Schedule HERE

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
A Request for Input:
I was recently asked to engage the Chamber in a discussion about traffic in downtown Orinda. The City measured 48 hours of mid-week traffic entering from the South on Moraga Way which showed about half the traffic was flowing on to the Hwy 24 East ramp at the foot of Davis Road. The initial question posed is "What would you think of an alternative traffic flow from the South onto Hwy 24 East not requiring use of the 3 blocks of Moraga Way running past Wells Fargo Bank and Theatre Square?  
Please share your thoughts via email to
Thank you to our Premier &
 Ehnhanced members


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