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Tuesday, October 20, 2020Community Event

How the Presidential Election Might Affect Your Investments

Politics & Your Portfolio: How the Presidential Election Might Affect Your Investments
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30pm or October 22, 7pm

Mike Wilson of Blueprint Retirement Advisors invites you to join him for a timely presentation. The survey shows that millions of Americans are wondering how the upcoming presidential election will impact their investments and retirement plans.  Please join Mike for a brief (20 minutes), informative and evidence based discussion that will bring some historical perspective as you face these politically and economically uncertain times!

When:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
Online, register using link below.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020Mixer

CANCELLED: Mixer at Mechanics Bank

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, ALL EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD. WE WILL MIX AGAIN WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO!

 

Thank you Mechanics Bank for offering to host!


When:
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:30 PM thru 07:00 PM
Registration Info:
Mixers are free to members, $10 for non-members. Interested in becoming a member? Contact Barbara to be her guest!

Please register so that we can have your name badge ready for you on arrival - we will also send you an email reminder!

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For More Info:
Barbara Gilmore
(925) 284-7404
barbara@lafayettechamber.org

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020Community Event

Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Virtual Town Hall

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, Assemblymember, 16th District Virtual Town Hall

"With the conclusion of the 2020 legislative session, I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish despite the incredible challenges our state faced. My colleagues and I had to make hard decisions but, ultimately, we were able to pass a balanced budget and legislation that represents our district's values and responds to the challenges Californians like you are facing. We passed meaningful legislation to help small businesses, ensure funding for public schools, harden our defenses against wildfires, and advance social and racial justice.

"I would like to invite you to my virtual Town Hall. I will provide an update on the work we have been doing in Sacramento as well as locally over the last year. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A and for you to share your ideas and thoughts as we begin to prepare for the 2021 legislative session. I hope you can join us and I look forward to hearing from you!"

When:
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:30 PM thru 06:30 PM
Where:
Register online using link below.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020Community Event

How the Presidential Election Might Affect Your Investments

Politics & Your Portfolio: How the Presidential Election Might Affect Your Investments
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30pm or October 22, 7pm

Mike Wilson of Blueprint Retirement Advisors invites you to join him for a timely presentation. The survey shows that millions of Americans are wondering how the upcoming presidential election will impact their investments and retirement plans.  Please join Mike for a brief (20 minutes), informative and evidence based discussion that will bring some historical perspective as you face these politically and economically uncertain times!

When:
Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:00 PM
Where:
Online, register using link below.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020Member Event

No Tricks Only Treats! Let's Network

No Tricks Only Treats! Let's Network

Networking has always been essential to grow any business, and this year it's crucial to network! 

2020 has definitely been a year to forget! We've had to adapt and adjust to this ever changing environment. None of us having any idea when or if things will go back to the way they were and nobody can predict what the future holds! The only thing we can do is to keep moving forward and continue growing our business and make money any way we can.


When:
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:00 PM
Where:
ZOOM - Register HERE

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020Business Resources

Financial Goal Setting for Nonprofit Professionals

The Fundamentals of Financial Well Being: Financial Goal Setting for Nonprofit Professionals
Wednesday, October 28, 12noon-1:30pm

Presented By: Mass Mutuals Gian Panetta, Matthew Sagers, Kim Smith, & Samantha Sagers-Davenport

Having clear financial goals are the foundation of a person's financial well-being, especially during times of uncertainty. This educational workshop for nonprofit professionals will leave you with a better understanding of financial opportunities/strategies - at all income levels - and will provide suggestions to help you set financial goals. We will address top concerns such as Income, Savings, Retirement, and Dept.

LEARN MORE and register using link below.



Securities, Investment advisory and finical planning services offered through qualified representa-tives of MML Investors Services, LLC, Member SIPC (WWW.SIPC.Org).

Supervisory Office 3003 Oak Road, Suite 250, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. (925) 979-23000. CRN202209-271390 Local firms are sales offices of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), and are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or affiliated companies.

CA Insurance License # Sagers-Davenport: OE57325, Smith: 0I24312 , Panetta: 0M94545, Sagers: 4006679

When:
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:30 PM
Where:
Online

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020Community Event

Supporting Mental Health during this Pandemic

Moraga Chamber Lunch & Learn Series - Supporting Mental Health during this Pandemic


Please join the Moraga Chamber for the second in a series of educational Lunch & Learns on Wednesday, October 28th from noon to 1pm. Our speaker is Scott Chavez the Outreach and Training Lead for the Contra Costa Crisis Center.


There are so many unknowns, constant change, social distancing-  all causing stress and anxiety, but we have to keep moving forward. This could all be taking a toll. During this hour Scott will address these issues, what we need to be looking out for and how to address it and add balance to our lives.

When:
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Online - Join using link below.

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Friday, October 30, 2020Signature Chamber Event

Taking a new route: Trick or Treat Street

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, TRICK OR TREAT STREET HAS BEEN CANCELED. HOWEVER, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN US FOR DRESS UP DRIVE, SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2020!  

Learn more at https://lafayettechamber.org/trick-or-treat/.

When:
Friday, October 30, 2020 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Throughout Lafayette

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Saturday, October 31, 2020City of Lafayette

Lafayette Dress Up Drive

Lafayette Dress Up Drive
Take the Pandemic Pass on Traditional Trick-Or-Treating and Participate in the Lafayette Dress Up Drive!

In place of trick-or-treating during the COVID-19 pandemic, participate in this community-wide, socially distant Halloween celebration! Put on your costumes, dress up your house or business, and/or dress up your car with Halloween decorations. Whether you enjoy from the comfort of your haunted house/business or drive around town in your wicked wagons, come see the all-out, over-the-top spooktacular decorations this year all around Lafayette.  Music, lights, fog machines ... this is your year to go all out!

We encourage decorations to go up in the weeks prior to Halloween. But be ready for the official town tour the evening of October 31st. Register your house/business to be featured on our online map by 10/23.The map will be posted to the City website the week of October 26th.  Please remember that this is a COVID-19 friendly, bring your own candy event. So please do not pass out candy, remain in your car/yard and maintain physical distance at all times. Obey all traffic laws & be aware of your surroundings. Register your house/business as a stop to be seen by clicking the link.

When:
Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Throughout Lafayette! Register here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/ParksAndRecreation1/DressUpDrive
For More Info:
Sara Regan
(925) 284-7404
sara@lafayettechamber.org

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Sunday, November 01, 2020Community Event

LPIE TK-5 Read-a-thon

Young readers are invited to participate the LPIE Read-a-thon!  Support our schools and help us reach our goal by registering here: https://pledgestar.com/lafayette94549/

The Read-a-thon is November 1st through November 20th.    


When:
from Sunday, November 1, 2020 9:00 AM
thru Friday, November 20, 2020 9:00 PM

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Tuesday, November 03, 2020Chamber Executive Board

Executive Committee Meeting

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

When:
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:00 AM thru 09:00 AM

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Wednesday, November 04, 2020Community Event

Live from the Runway

Live from the Runway
Join Diablo Ballet and Macy's Walnut Creek for their first ever Covid safe fashion show featuring Diablo Ballet dancers modeling the latest men and women's holiday fashions right off the runway on Wednesday, November 4, 12 noon, at Macy's 2nd Floor Dress Department. This free event is limited to 25 people* safely distanced in store and will also be broadcast live in the comfort of your own home on Diablo Ballet's Instagram and Facebook pages.

Macy's generous contribution benefits Diablo Ballet and Diablo Ballet School.

*In order to save your physically distanced seat to join us in person, you must register here by November 2nd. Macy's has strict safety protocols in place. Masks are required!

If you'd like to watch online, no need to register. Please watch Diablo Ballet's Facebook or Instgram page at 12 noon on November 4th and join us!


When:
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:00 PM thru 02:00 PM
Where:
Macy's Walnut Creek or the comfort of your own home through livestreaming.
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Wednesday, November 04, 2020Business Resource

Chamber Connectors

Chamber Connectors
Looking to network (virtually)? The Lafayette Chamber is starting a networking/referral group called Chamber Connectors.


We are looking for founding members to help kick off the group. We will meet twice a month (first and third Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm). Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 4 from 4:30 to 5:30pm.


If you're interested in joining this free networking group, please contact Fred Steingraf at fred.steingraf@edwardjones.com.

When:
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:30 PM
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Thursday, November 05, 2020Community Event

PG&E: Powering the East Bay Community

Thursday, November 5, 9am
PG&E’s Reno Franklin (Tribal Community Liaison) will be joined by our political gurus, Gordon Galvan and Guy Houston.

When? Please join us at 0855 for our 0900 launch.

Join us on Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86739277681

Join us live on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/poweringthecommunity

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Meeting ID: 867 3927 7681

When:
Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:00 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Online, see links below to register.

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Monday, November 09, 2020Chamber Board

Chamber Board Meeting

The Lafayette Chamber Office will be closed on Monday, November 9 from 11:30am-2pm while the staff meets with the Chamber Board for their monthly meeting.

When:
Monday, November 9, 2020 12:00 PM thru 02:00 PM

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Monday, November 09, 2020Community Event

Distinguished Speaker Series: Jess Walter

Distinguished Speaker Series: Jess Walter
Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear award-winning author Jess Walter discuss his new novel, The Cold Millions. Described as the most anticipated book of the season, The Cold Millions is "an intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time (Boston Globe).”


Jess Walter’s novel Beautiful Ruins was a #1 New York Times bestseller and spent more than a year on the bestseller list.


When:
Monday, November 9, 2020 4:00 PM thru 05:00 PM
Where:

Online: SIgn up at Orinda Books with a purchase of The Cold Millions  https://www.orindabooks.com/event/jess-walter-presents-his-new-novel-cold-millions

 

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Monday, November 09, 2020Community Event

BART Public Safety Discussion

BART is conducting outreach on new public safety approaches that emphasize responding to homelessness, behavioral health and substance use issues without relying on armed police.

We invite you to participate in a facilitated, virtual discussion about how BART currently addresses these societal issues in our system and get your recommendations on how to address them in future.

When:              Monday, November 9, 2020
Time:               6:00 p.m.
Where:             https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0NFXAcJJTz2y46U_pnKo_g

BART General Manager Bob Powers has pledged $2 million in operating funds, originally identified for Covid-19 pandemic enforcement using sworn officers, to be reallocated toward more unarmed civilian employees providing presence and assistance and to expand training.

Already in 2020, there have been some big developments in the BART Police Department:

• BPD Chief Ed Alvarez created a new Progressive Policing and Community Engagement Bureau;
• A new team of highly visible ambassadors were recruited from the ranks of Community Service Officers (CSOs), who are unarmed and trained in de-escalation and anti-bias techniques;
• BART has extended partnerships with community-based providers like Homeless Outreach Teams (HOT) to help connect those in need with services;
• The focus of these unarmed personnel is on education, outreach, and prevention

“We’re a transit system that takes...  More >>

When:
Monday, November 9, 2020 6:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Online, please use link below to register.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020Business Resources

Walnut Creek Chamber BACK TO BUSINESS: AFTER the ELECTION

With guest Matthew Record, Ph.D., San Jose State University

With the elections apparently nearly over, what happened,and where do we go from here? Mathew Record Ph. D. and Political Science expert from San Jose State University will break it down for us and respond to questions. To register, click here. Zoom link will be sent by email the day before webinar.

When:
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:00 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Online, please register using link below.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020Community Event

Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony

Plan to attend the Virtual Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors’ annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 11:00am. Due to the Coronavirus, this year’s ceremony will be held virtually on Contra Costa TV, available to watch at www.contracostatv.org.

The keynote speaker is Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Congressman Mike Thompson. Thompson served in combat with the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant/platoon leader with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He was also an instructor at the Army's Airborne School.

The ceremony will also honor Mike Hoffschneider, who retired from Contra Costa County as a Veterans Service Representative on October 1, 2020. Mike, an Army Veteran, had over 43 years of combined federal and county public service.

Please contact Contra Costa County Veterans Service Officer Nathan D. Johnson at (925) 313-1481 for any questions about this year’s event.

When:
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020Community Event

Honoring Veterans - Moraga Commons at Memorial Rock

Moraga Veterans will hold a modest gathering to honor vets in its annual but more moderate ceremony. Masks and respectful distancing are required.

When:
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM

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