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Friday, September 18, 2020Coffee with the ...

Coffee with Mayor Mike Anderson: Meet the Candidates

Coffee with Mayor Mike Anderson: Meet the Candidates

 

Thank you for joining us for "Meet the Candidates" You can watch the recording and learn more about the candidates here: https://lafayettechamber.org/lafayette-city-council-meet-the-candidates/.

 

 

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Coffee with the Lafayette Mayor Mike Anderson - Meet the Lafayette City Council Candidates
Friday, September 18, 8am-9am, Register for Zoom link.

 

Please join us for our almost-monthly Zoom meeting with Mayor Mike Anderson. Mayor Anderson will be introducing the four candidates that will be running for three City Council seats on November 3. 

Meet Cam Burks, Gina Dawson, Farschad Farzan and Carl Anduri. Get a chance to hear a little about each candidate and join in the conversation with real-time Q&A for the group with a special emphasis on business issues. Some of the topics worth checking in on will be:
- Rent Due - how can we support our business owners and our property owners?
- The future of retail and the shift created by COVID-19.
- The relationship between the City of Lafayette and our public utility providers.
- Regional Housing and local land control.
- Upcoming work on updating the General Plan.
- The importance of shopping local.

 

Register to vote at https://registertovote.ca.gov.  

 

For more information about the candidates:

 

Please note: this will be a webinar (not a Zoom meeting.) Questions should be submitted via email to info@lafayettechamber.org or via the chat during the webinar.

 

Photo: City of Lafayette 

  

When:
Friday, September 18, 2020 8:00 AM thru 09:00 AM
For More Info:
Holly Sonne
(925) 284-7404
holly@lafayettechamber.org

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020Business Resources

Lead Magnet 101: Grow Your List Online

Lead Magnet 101: Grow Your List Online

In this workshop, discover what a lead magnet is, how to create one to attract your ideal audience and how to design one. Lead magnets are the best way to grow your list online while offering value to your future clients. Register today using the Eventbrite link below.

 

Workshop Presenter: Holly Jackson, Business Coach & Consultant Holly helps business owners and entrepreneurs love their life and their business again. With over 12 years of technology and business experience, she helps business owners get their groove back physically, mentally and emotionally. She does this through a combined approach of both coaching and consulting providing practical and actionable results.

 

www.hollyjeanjackson.com


When:
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:23 PM
Where:
Online

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Thursday, September 24, 2020Business Resources

Business Continuation Planning During Uncertain Times Lunch

Please join CalCPA East Bay Chapter and MassMutual Northern California for an educational course on “Business Continuation Planning During Uncertain Times”. We will discuss and provide case studies on the nature of the closely held businesses and understanding why formal planning for business succession is important to protect, preserve and pass on the control and value of the business.


While navigating these transitions is always difficult, it is critical during these uncertain times that knowledgeable professionals are able to assist the owners of closely held businesses. We will address advantages, disadvantages and implementation of different planning options that could simplify the process, increase cost basis for the family and minimize taxes.


Business Continuation Planning During Uncertain Times
Hosted By: CalCPA and MassMutual Northern California
Presented By: Tom Barrett, JD, LLM, Advanced Markets Director-MassMutual
When: Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting Room

The event will be held in a lunch-and-learn format. So feel free to bring your lunch and your questions to the meeting and we hope to see you there. Register using link below.

When:
Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:30 PM
Where:
Online 

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Friday, September 25, 2020Chamber Board

Deadline for Board Petitions

The petition to run for the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is now available. This year the petition may be signed virtually by five current Chamber members and returned by September 25, 2020. Simply make sure you have a verbal agreement from those Chamber members.

 

The term of office for the new Directors will be January, 2021 through December, 2022. Voting will take place between October 1-15. Ballots will be mailed to all Chamber Members.

 

The Chamber Board, comprised of 17 elected representatives, 2-3 appointed directors-at-large, and a number of non-voting advisors, is the policy making arm of the Chamber and has final authority in all decisions affecting the organization. Board members are required to attend the annual Planning Retreat and monthly Board Meetings. In addition, they are expected to actively serve on at least one Chamber Committee.

 

For more information or to obtain a paper petition, call the Chamber office at 284-7404 or email info@lafayettechamber.org.

 

Download the Election Petition 2021-2022 Term here.

 

When:
Friday, September 25, 2020 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM
Where:
Online form needs to be returned to the Lafayette Chamber by September 25, 2020.

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Friday, September 25, 2020Community Event

Lafayette Forward: A Virtual City Council Candidate Forum

Lafayette Forward: A Virtual City Council Candidate Forum
Local non-profit, volunteer-based organizations Inclusive Lafayette and Sustainable Lafayette are hosting an evening of Q&A with Lafayette City Council candidates:

Carl Anduri
Cameron Burks
Gina Dawson
Farschad Farzan

Questions will focus on issues related to general sustainability and inclusive housing development. The forum will be held online Friday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.

The public is encouraged to send questions ahead of time to be considered for the oderated portion of the agenda: info@sustainablelafayette.org.

More information can be found on the Sustainable Lafayette website, sustainablelafayette.org.

Register using Zoom link below.

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CONTACTS:
Mike Rohde, Sustainable Lafayette
(925) 878-5843
mikerohde@sustainablelafayette.org

Jeremy Levine, Inclusive Lafayette
(925) 451-4620
inclusivelafayette@gmail.com

When:
Friday, September 25, 2020 7:00 PM thru 09:00 PM
Where:
Zoom registration link: https://bit.ly/35BVBwT

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Saturday, September 26, 2020Community Event

Lafayette Virtual Evacuation Drill

The Virtual Evacuation Drill that was postponed last month due to the wildfires, will take place Saturday, September 26, starting at 7:30 a.m. Utilizing the Community Warning System (CWS), the Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Emergency Preparedness Commission, Lamorinda CERT, and Con Fire will be conducting a virtual evacuation drill throughout the City of Lafayette this Saturday.

The City has an Evacuation Plan that has divided the City into different geographical zones. In a real emergency, evacuation orders will be issued for specific geographical zones and will only be issued when there is extreme danger to an area. Residents should evacuate immediately. The September 26 exercise begins at 7:30 a.m. and involves a virtual fire that ignites and begins to spread into Lafayette. Based upon the computer- generated fire model, virtual evacuation orders will be issued to geographic zones that are threatened by the virtual fire.

As with a real emergency, all evacuation orders are issued via the Community Warning System (CWS). CWS is the only source for this information. Nixle will not be used for evacuation messages but may be used to provide other information. You should subscribe to both services. Have discussions with your family about what to do...  More >>

When:
Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:30 AM thru 08:30 AM

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Saturday, September 26, 2020Member Event

Drive-Thru Shredding Event

Drive-Thru Shredding Event
We are pleased to announce that our 10th Annual Complimentary Shredding Day will take place in a safe, socially-distanced way.


We’ll have a high capacity shredding truck on site. This year you can drive through, drop off your documents, and pick up a goodie bag to-go.

When:
Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
251 Lafayette Circle
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Saturday, September 26, 2020Signature Chamber Event

Canceled: Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival

PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 Festival has been canceled. We will party again on Sept. 18-19, 2021, celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

 

About: The Lafayette Art and Wine Festival, held each year in September, is the largest event in Lamorinda and one of the five biggest outdoor festivals in Contra Costa County. Join your friends in strolling among stalls of art, handmade crafts, listening to music, sampling foods from top local restaurants, and enjoying quality wines and microbrews. Festival is free at attend, family and dog friendly! Saturday, 10am-7pm and Sunday, 10am-6pm. For more details about the 25th Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, please visit http://lafayettefestival.com.


When:
Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:00 AM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Downtown Lafayette

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Sunday, September 27, 2020Signature Chamber Event

Canceled: Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival

PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 Festival has been canceled. Please join us Sept. 18-19, 2021 for our 25th Anniversary!

About: The Lafayette Art and Wine Festival, held each year in September, is the largest event in Lamorinda and one of the five biggest outdoor festivals in Contra Costa County. Join your friends in strolling among stalls of art, handmade crafts, listening to music, sampling foods from top local restaurants, and enjoying quality wines and microbrews. Festival is free at attend, family and dog friendly! Saturday, 10am-7pm and Sunday, 10am-6pm. For more details about the 25th Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, please visit http://lafayettefestival.com.

  

When:
Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:00 AM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Downtown Lafayette

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020Business Resources

Concrete Strategies to Boost Your Sleep & Double Your Impact

SCORE Live Webinar: Concrete Strategies to Boost Your Sleep & Double Your Business Impact
Tuesday, September 29, 10am


When we don't feel rested and energized it directly impacts our life and our business. If you want to ramp up your impact today, it starts by getting sleep.


The World Health Organization has declared sleep loss as an epidemic across all industrialized nations with staggering statistics.


Join this life-altering presentation with Success Coach and Speaker Holly Jean Jackson, and walk away with:
- Sleep facts & a clear understanding of why sleep is crucial to you and your business
- The 3 biggest sleep challenges
- Concrete strategies to boost your sleep & double your business impact

If you find yourself feeling exhausted all of the time and lacking the energy you need to build your dream life and business this is the webinar for you. Presented by Holly Jean Jackson

When:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Online

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020Business Resources

White Rabbit Business Solutions Online Networking

It's that time of year again, the weather is changing, are you and your business?


Join White Rabbit Business Solutions Tuesday September 29 from 3:00-4:30 for an afternoon of networking. Meet small business owners and professionals who want to learn about your business. Learn about the different ways White Rabbit Business Solutions can benefit your business and the special pricing available!!!


Register for this FREE event using link below.

When:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:00 PM thru 04:30 PM
Where:
Online

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020Community Event

Many Faces of Prostate Cancer

Many Faces of Prostate Cancer
 

From the comfort of your home, experience an event focusing on the unique issues of prostate cancer patients. Join an engaging panel of

medical experts who will discuss the latest information regarding ongoing screening, follow up care, advances in treatments, and oncology

specific nutrition. Q & A session to follow the presentations.

 

 

SPEAKERS:  

Richard Long, MD Urology

Sravana Chennupati, MD Radiation Oncology 

Aditi Choudhry, MD Medical Oncology 

Alison Ryan, PA, RD Oncology Nutrition


When:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:

 VIRTUAL - via ZOOM Webinar

Hosted by Cancer Support Community 

Register:  https://csc-sf.gnosishosting.net/Events/Calendar
 

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Thursday, October 01, 2020Community Event

Lafayette Homeowners Council (LHC): Candidates Night

The Lafayette Homeowners Council (LHC) Board of Directors, in conjunction with the coming November election, invites you to attend what our Board considers to be one of the most important programs that we are fortunate to be able to bring to you – our Candidates Night.

This particular Candidates Night will, as usual, focus on our local contested elections but, in order to do justice to all of the candidates for the three Boards on which we believe that Lafayette residents most often focus, there will be two Candidates Nights, rather than just one. These events also include Q and A sessions.

These two Candidates Nights will be presented over two meetings.  These will be ZOOM type webinar meetings, brought to you in your own home.  The first, on October 1, starts at 7:00 p.m., with presentations from the four candidates for the three open Lafayette City Council seats:  Cam Burks, Carl Anduri, Gina Dawson and Farschad Farsan.

The second Candidates Night will be in two parts, conducted in succession, on Tuesday, October 6.  We will start the first part of the meeting at 7 p.m., with presentations by the four candidates for the two contested seats for the Governing...  More >>

When:
Thursday, October 01, 2020 7:00 PM thru 09:00 PM
Where:
Online

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Tuesday, October 06, 2020Community Event

Lafayette Homeowners Council (LHC): Candidates Night

The Lafayette Homeowners Council (LHC) Board of Directors, in conjunction with the coming November election, invites you to attend what our Board considers to be one of the most important programs that we are fortunate to be able to bring to you – our Candidates Night.

This particular Candidates Night will, as usual, focus on our local contested elections but, in order to do justice to all of the candidates for the three Boards on which we believe that Lafayette residents most often focus, there will be two Candidates Nights, rather than just one. These events also include Q and A sessions.

These two Candidates Nights will be presented over two meetings.  These will be ZOOM type webinar meetings, brought to you in your own home.  The first, on October 1, starts at 7:00 p.m., with presentations from the four candidates for the three open Lafayette City Council seats:  Cam Burks, Carl Anduri, Gina Dawson and Farschad Farsan.

The second Candidates Night will be in two parts, conducted in succession, on Tuesday, October 6.  We will start the first part of the meeting at 7 p.m., with presentations by the four candidates for the two contested seats for the Governing...  More >>

When:
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 7:00 PM
Where:
Online

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Saturday, October 10, 2020Member Event

Save the Date: CASA's First Virtual Gala!

Join CASA of Contra Costa County for an inspirational virtual Evening of Promise gala in support of children living in foster care. This celebration takes place right from the comfort of your own home, or anywhere you choose!

We are excited to celebrate with you the positive impact that CASA makes in our community, and raise funds to support our mission of transforming lives through child advocacy.

Master of Ceremonies: Dan Ashley, Anchor of ABC7 News

Registration information to follow.

When:
Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Online

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Monday, October 12, 2020Office Closure

OFFICE CLOSED

The Lafayette Chamber Office will be closed Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day.

When:
Monday, October 12, 2020 9:00 AM thru 04:00 PM

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020Chamber Executive Board

Executive Committee Meeting

The Lafayette Chamber Executive Committee meets monthly typically the week before our Board Meeting.

When:
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:00 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:
Online

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020Community Event

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Don Tatzin Community Hall

Give Blood. Help Save Lives! The Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation and American Red Cross have teamed up to host a community blood drive. Donating is a safe process and healthy, eligible individuals are strongly urged to give blood or platelets. For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to our donors. To schedule an appointment go to: redcrossblood.org/give or call 1-800-733-2767 and use Sponsor Code: lafayettelibrary.

When:
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Don Tatzin Community Hall
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Wednesday, October 14, 2020Mixer

Lafayette Chamber Fall Mixer: "Rocky Road" of Life!

Let's get through this "Rocky Road" of life ... together!

 

Join us for a "sweet" monthly mixer sprinkled with fun and information on our partnership with LPIE and how members can partner to support our schools and grow your business.  To help enjoy our socially distant time together, Chamber member and Local Food Adventures founder Lauren McCabe Herpich will take us through a mini version of her new Virtual Ice Cream Social experience and share the delicious history of Rocky Road ice cream, a flavor that was invented right here in the East Bay.


Besides enjoying “dessert” we will hear from LPIE Business Partner volunteer chair, Dave Smith, who will be leading a conversation on how we can engage our local businesses with the community. The remarkable support of our local businesses, restaurants, and real estate agents is one of the reasons why Lafayette is among the best places in the country to live, work, and learn.  LPIE, proudly celebrating their 40th anniversary, is proud to partner with our thriving community through their Business Partners Program.


For those who want to take part in the mix-in action, purchase a Sweets & Smiles Ice Cream Gift Box that includes everything to make your own Rocky Road ice cream during our mixer. Lauren will be donating $1 from every box purchased from our event back to LPIE. To order, click here.


Register for the mixer using Zoom link below.

 

About Local Food Adventures
Lafayette Chamber member Local Food Adventures provides guided walking tours and private food experiences throughout Oakland and the East Bay, including a private Eat Stay Love Lafayette Food Tour great for businesses to entertain clients and strengthen relationships. Due to COVID, it has expanded its offerings with its new Virtual Ice Cream Social private group event and its Local Love Gift Boxes, curated collections of culinary items highlighting local small businesses  including Diablo Foods, Amphora Lafayette and The Nut Factory here in Lafayette. 

Since her very first tour, founder and Lafayette mom Lauren McCabe Herpich has donated a percentage of every tour ticket sold to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. She also supports other non-profits like East Bay FeedER and LPIE, which she will support with a $1 donation for every Sweets & Smiles Box sold for our Chamber Mixer in October.

About LPIE
LPIE is a community-based education foundation run by a board and small staff working to enhance and expand the educational opportunities for students in Lafayette’s six public schools: Burton Valley, Happy Valley, Lafayette and Springhill Elementary Schools, Stanley Middle School and Acalanes High School. Their mission is to support and enrich the education of every child in the Lafayette public schools.

They do this by funding instruction in art, science, music, writing, and social studies.  Working directly with the districts (LAFSD/AUHSD) to identify areas for investment in core academics and enrichment, LPIE supports programs and efforts that might otherwise go unfunded.

  

When:
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Online via Zoom meeting. Register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMucu6orT4tEtXTvxnC02osFPsAM5W-nC4S
For More Info:
Sara Regan
(925) 284-7404
sara@lafayettechamber.org

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Thursday, October 15, 2020Community Event

What and When is the ShakeOut? And, Are You Ready?

The Great California ShakeOut, an annual event that has happened every year since 2009, is, at a minimum, a one-minute earthquake drill, and always happens – rain, shine, smoke, or heat – the third Thursday of October. This year that is October 15, and, as always, it starts at 10:15 a.m. The Lafayette Emergency Preparedness Commission reminds us that we have more threats in Lafayette than just wildfires! Earthquakes are an ever-present danger and we must prepare for them just as we prepare for wildfire evacuations and COVID-19.

With that in mind, the main goal of the ShakeOut is to get prepared for earthquakes, so use the ShakeOut as an opportunity to learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. Everyone should participate, whether at home, at school or work, even in your car. How do I protect myself in an earthquake? I have heard "drop-cover-hold on,” but what happened to the “doorframe” or “triangle of life” theory, if you remember those? And, again, why shouldn’t one run outside?
Well, it’s true, the safest thing to do during an earthquake is to "drop-cover-hold on.” Forget about the “triangle of life,” if you ever heard of it, as it’s...  More >>

When:
Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:15 AM thru 11:15 AM

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