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Published February 10th, 2016
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Ribbon Cutting ceremony at Natasha Grasso Jewelry on Feb. 4 in the Rheem Shopping Center. Photo provided

Lafayette German Car Repair Expands Operations, Celebrates 20 Years
3328-D Mt. Diablo Blvd.
(925) 284-3390 - www.lafayettegermancarrepair.com
Celebrating 20 years in business, Lafayette German Car Repair recently expanded its operation in Lafayette. Founded in 1996 by Master BMW Certified Technician Juan Lara, Lafayette German Car Repair specializes in the repair and maintenance of all European cars including Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar, Volkswagen, Range Rover, Land Rover, Mini Cooper, Alfa Romeo, Volvo, Peugeot, Fiat and Saab, and also works on imports and domestic models.

Lafayette Green Awards Nominations Requested

The annual Lafayette Awards of Environmental Excellence, more commonly known as the Lafayette Green Awards, recognize outstanding efforts that contribute to a more sustainable community and help the City achieve its environmental goals. Winners are announced at the Joint Meeting of City Council and Environmental Task Force in April. Awards are chosen across five different categories: residents, local businesses, schools, community organizations, and green building. Winners are selected by Lafayette's Environmental Task Force using the following criteria: How successfully does the candidate's activities reduce their footprint (current and future)? How much has the candidate's activities helped achieve the city's environmental goals? How much has the candidate's activities inspired others in the community? Can it be replicated? The nomination form can be downloaded from the city of Lafayette website, filled in and submitted online at www.lovelafayette.org. Deadline March 9.

News from the three Chambers of Commerce

Ribbon Cutting for Farmyard Darlings at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at 20 Lafayette Circle.

The kickoff event of the Lamorinda Business Forum (formerly Entrepreneur's Club) will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Bank of the West, 3583 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Attorney Asha Wilkerson will discuss "Small Business Law - What You Need to Know."

Monthly Mixer at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Las Trampas, 3460 Lana Lane.

Coffee with the Mayor, Mark Mitchell, at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26 in the Chamber Conference Room.

Kevin Reneau of Senior Helpers, Moraga's 2016 Business Person of the Year, will be honored at a dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Moraga Country Club. Cost: $55 per person. For information, email Kathe Nelson at kathe@moragachamber.org.

March Entrepreneur's Lunch. Attorney Asha B. Wilkerson will discuss "Key Laws to Know as you Launch and Grow your Business" from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 14 at Home/made kitchen café & bakery located at 337 Rheem Blvd. in Moraga. Members and non-members welcome. Meet and mingle with other local business owners. $10 includes lunch. Reservations are required at Kathe@moragachamber.org.
Outgoing president Sylvia Jorgensen, and retiring executive director Candy Kattenburg will be recognized at the Awards and Recognition Luncheon at noon on Friday, Feb. 12 at the Orinda Country Club. Five chamber awards will be presented to the Business Person of the Year, the Small Business of the Year, the New Business of the Year, the Chamber Member of the Year and the Ambassador of the Year. For reservations, visit www.Orindachamber.org.

Save the date for "A Night of Comedy," featuring headliner Brad Williams from Showtime's highest rated comedy special, "Fun Size," and Ben Feldmen at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4 at the Orinda Theatre. For ticket and event information, visit www.orindachamber.org, or call (925) 254-3909.


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