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 Meetings 2014


Date Place Time Type of Meeting
Friday January 31 Hacienda 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM General Meeting
Tuesday February 24 Moraga Country Club 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Business Person of the Year Dinner
Tuesday, March 25 Serbian Church 5:30 to 7:30 Chamber Mixer/Rotary & Kiwanis
Friday, April 25 Hacienda 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM  Chamber Meeting
Friday May 10 Rheem Shopping Center  11:00 AM to 4:00 PM  Community Faire
Tuesday June 24 TBD  6:00 PM to 7:00 PM  Mixer Open to the Public
Friday July 14 Moraga Country Club  1130 AM to 6:00 PM Chamber Golf Tournament
Tuesday August 26 Moraga Commons 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM  BBQ  Open to the Public
Friday September 26 Hacienda 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM General Meeting
Tuesday October 28  To Be Announced 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Topic to be announced         
Friday November 16 Hacienda 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM General Meeting Eleetions of Board
Tuesday December 9 To Be Announced 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Holiday Party Chamber Members Only

Business Meetings are held once a quarter with member sponsored Mixers in the other 2 months.

The Chamber's physical office is at the Hacienda 2100 Donald Drive and it is open every Monday (except holidays) from 8 am until noon





The purpose here is to begin to establish goals and priorities for the Chamber to tackle for the balance of 2010 and into 2011.

This list has been prepared from notes submitted by Chamber members at the January Chamber meeting. Although we’ve tried to include all ideas, some were either unintelligible or seemed not to make sense and thus may not be found in these lists. If your idea is missing here, feel free to speak up so that it can be added.

Some of the ideas need some fleshing out. This is where individuals must take some responsibility for volunteering to handle this.

Your board of directors stands ready to guide the endeavors of the membership.


1) Business informational speakers (our need here is to determine what subjects are of interest)

2) Challenge each member to sponsor a new member(s); invite guests to come and observe at our Chamber meetings.

3) Better link our two websites. This has been accomplished but should be reviewed by the membership. 

4) Publicize the websites in the LaMorinda Weekly (This program has been implemented)


1) Integration of the two sites as indicated above.

2) Need for a dedicated person or other means to keep the sites current.

3) Content:

- Invite high schools, middle schools, St. Mary’s students have a means for adding to the websites. (Please note, there is an extensive series of links to the St. Mary’s College events).

- Highlight one or two businesses per month.

- Include a facebook button to become a fan.

- Produce a newsletter with reciprocal links.

4) Publicity for the websites

- Create bookmarks for library/schools/sponsors

- Sponsor a bookmark contest to create these bookmarks

- Write a series of articles for the local papers discussing our websites

- Constant Contact (Our regular Chamber is news currently published and distributed on Constant Contact. Links to the websites are included.

- Partner with or advertise in high schools' newsletter.

- Create stickers and/or bumper stickers promoting shopmoragafirst.

- Use town signing to promote the websites

- Issue rubber stamps to be used to stamp sales receipts with

- Use in store and/or in window posters to promote the sites.

5) Form committee to sell ad space on the shopmoragafirst site.

6) Download coupons from the Chamber site? or the shopmoragafirst site? Promote availability in papers such as the LaMorinda Weekly.


1) Informational speakers. (As stated above the need is to determine what subjects are of interest. Should speakers be solely informational or should training be included?)

2) Challenge each member to sponsor a new member(s) and/or to bring guests to the meeting.

3) Directory: Place a page of benefits of belonging to the Chamber in the general directory.

4) Recruit individual business owners as point where prospective members may go for information.

5) Recruit “outside the area” members. (Currently we have a number of such members).

6) Create a special effort to contact medical doctors, eye doctors, dentists, vets and similar.

7) Group email to friends.


1) Post volunteer opportunities on Chamber sites and school websites. The intermediate school, for example, requires service hours for each student.

2) Consider an informational booth at the Lafayette Wine and Art Festival.

3) Facilitate B to B partnerships between members.

4) Outreach to local churches. 

5) Set up SCORE classes in town.

6) Evening mixers every other month.

7) Form Business Development Council. (Sounds more like participation on a Town Council Committee).

8) Purchase Rheem Center.

9) Purchase Rheem Theater.

10) Promote other uses for the Rheem Center such as a St. Mary’s sponsored nursing and/or law school along with dorm space.

11) Develop a closer relationship between the two shopping centers.