Orinda Chamber Newsletter - June 1, 2014
Orinda Chamber Logo
 
www.orindachamber.org  
 
925.254.3909   info@orindachamber.org
 
Candis Kattenburg, Executive Director  
 
26 Orinda Way, Orinda, California  94563
 

Premier Chamber Member
 
 
 
Enhanced Chamber Members
 


 

 
 


 
 

 

 


 

 
Please visit the Chamber Website.
 
Click on any of these topics to jump to more information in this email:

The Mission of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce
 
The New Membership and Sponsorship Program.  Get the most from the Orinda Chamber!

2014 Calendar.  Update YOUR calendar.

Ambassador Program.  Be one!

We are on Facebook!!  Like us.  Post a selfie at your business or one of another chamber member.
  Thank you...  We mean it!  Thank YOU!

Marketing Opportunities Promote your business!  Restaurants:  The Oakland Zoo wants you at Walk in the Wild!

SHOP ORINDA bags!!!  Put your BOGO, Gift Certificate, or item with a business card in today!

Ambassadors - Be an Ambassador.  if you already are check this out!

Board of Directors - Are YOU the next board member?

 
 
missionThe mission of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce is to promote businesses and business interests in the City of Orinda by providing information, communication, and activities that benefit and enhance the community, citizens and City of Orinda.
 

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Recent Ribbon Cutting at Echo Grove

Alex Gailas, Bill Hudson, Claudia Tata ,Jack Jorgensen, Tom Romaneck, Sue Severson,
Dean and Margaret (owners) & Katie Doty, Sue Hurrell, Sylvia and Eric Jorgensen.
Eric Jorgensen, Sue Severson, Jack Jorgensen, Sylvia Jorgensen, Michael Walker,
Tom Romaneck, Joe Squeri, Patti Camras, Tonya Gilmore et al
 
  To see more photos, check out our Facebook page!
...send us your pictures too!
Candis with Orinda Arts Council members with their new membership plaque!
 
Candis Kattenburg, Alex Gaillas, Kal Deutsche, David Cronin
 

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Please go to the Chamber's page and like it and recommend it to others. 

Post a selfie -
at a Chamber Event or
at a Chamber Member's business....

 
ThismonthWhat's happening at the Chamber?    
  
Membership & Sponsorship Program  
to Fit Your Organization's Objectives.

 
Is this you?? 

Local Business

    Owner, Manager, or Employee!

Non-Profits!

Clubs and Organizations!

Home-Based Businesses!

Bay Area Businesses who want to be part of our Community!

Orinda Residents: 

    Business Owners, C-Level Execs,

    Retired Persons, People who Care About the Orinda Business Community!

 
YOU should be a chamber member!
 
 

As you renew your membership this year, schedule a consultative meeting with Candis or Roy (call 925-254-3909 to arrange an appointment).  Make the very most of your membership time and dollars.  Pro-rated memberships are available for those who wish to start with the new membership/sponsorship program now.  Click here for more info.


VOTE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014

The Orinda Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has endorsed Measure J,  "Fix Orinda Roads".
For more information, please review the plan:
www.fixorindaroads.org


 

 

We currently have an opening on our board.  Please send your interest or nominations of a Chamber Member in Good Standing to info@orindachamber.org. (Yes, you can nominate yourself).
 
 
The Chamber Board of Directors meets once a month and 
determines the actions and goals of the Chamber by measuring efforts and resources to the mission.

Next month's meeting is June 10th, the second Tuesday of the month.

Board Members roll up their sleeves every month to constantly improve our organization and serve the members or our chamber and the business community.  Be a part of a great team! 
  
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Ambassadors
 
Members!  This is your opportunity to make a big difference for your membership value and to our business community.
 
See the current list of Ambassadors further on in this email.
If you would like to join the Ambassador team,
contact Candis Kattenburg at the Orinda Chamber.


 
Ambassadors:  You are asked to attend...
 
All-Member Bruncheon - June 17th
4th of July Parade Entry and Hot Dog Stand
Mega 5 Chamber Mixer in ORINDA at Cal Shakes! - July 9th
 

 
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calendar2014!
 

In cooperation with the Lafayette Chamber, the Moraga Chamber, and various local community organizations, we have assembled the first edition of an Orinda Chamber and Friends calendar.

Please submit Chamber Member events and announcements to president@orindachamber.org.  We will update in this newsletter....and be sure to 'friend' our page on Facebook!

 

Send in your announcements! 
 
Updates and Corrections will be made as reported on the
June 15th newsletter.

Don't miss our Chamber Members' Wonderful Events!

Bruncheon - June 17th
4th of July Parade Entry and Hot Dog Stand
Mega Mixer up at Cal Shakes July 9th
 

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Members are encouraged to send in their announcements for the next newsletter to president@orindachamber.org in jpeg format.
 

 


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thankyouThe Chamber wants to take this opportunity to say how much we appreciate.....

Patti Camras and Paul Koenig, pictured here in costume at last year's Dancing with the Cars, Bootlegger's Bash!

Always good sports, thoughtful leaders, and cheerful team-players.  Patti currently serves as the Chamber Board Secretary and Paul as the Board Vice President.

They have and still do so much to serve Orinda Chamber members, the business community, and the general community.  Patti is one of the founding Enhanced Memberships.

Thank you, Patti and Paul!
 


 

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Marketing Opportunities

 
Oakland Zoo, Walk in the Wild this summer for our restaurants!!!    

 

Save the date:  June 21, 2014! 

 

 

Walk in the Wild Media Blitz 

Walk in the Wild Restaurant Contract 

 

The Orinda News

 

Lamorinda Weekly 


 
SHOP Shop Orinda Bag
SHOP ORINDA
 
 

Be a part of the

Shop Orinda Bag Promotion!

 

 

 

Thank you to the most recent contributors:    

Carlos asked us to express his thanks to all who supported this fundraiser!  

Good luck, Carlos!  Have a successful and safe ride!   

 

We are currently accepting items for the Shop Orinda bag for the Moraga Chamber Golf Tournament.

 

The Shop Orinda Bag Prize donation is given to different neighboring organizations about 10 times a year to promote Shopping in Orinda!  The bag is filled with prizes and gift certificates for the winner to spend in Orinda!  The prize bag has been awarded in Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, Oakland, and at other surrounding communities.  

 

The prize donations don't have to be anything big!  And you don't have to contribute every time or you can give a few months' worth of contributions for the upcoming bags.  Soooo, If you would like to contribute something, please let Sylvia or Candis know. Call Sylvia at 510.224.8548 or Candy at 925.254.3909, or email Sylvia at  president@orindachamber.org or Candy at
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LET US HELP YOU PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION THROUGH THIS PROMOTION
 
 
Welcome New Members the Second Quarter of 2014:

Boy Scouts of America - Mt Diablo Silverado Council
Joe Squeri
800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
925-674-6100
Fax-925-674-6190
http://www.bsa-mdsc.org/districts/aklan-district
 
ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP 
Casa Orinda
Claudia Tata, General Manager
20 Bryant Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-2981
Fax-925-254-4630
www.casaorinda.net

Echo Grove
Margaret Doty, Owner
2 Theatre Square, Suite 112
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-1266
us@echogrovestore.com
www.echogrovestore.com

Cal IMG Sports Marketing
Jeff Menard
391 Haas Pavilion
Berkeley, Ca 94720
510-643-4652
www.CalBears.com

Orinda Arts Council
http://orindaarts.org 
 

Taxi Bleu

Joseph Teman

1605 School Street

Moraga, CA 94556

925.849.2222

mytaxibleu@gmail.com 

www.mytaxibleu.com

 

Renewals this Quarter:
 

AAAAA Rent-A-Space 

455 Moraga Road, Suite F
Moraga, Ca 94556
925-631-7000
Fax: 925-631-6829 

moraga@5aspace.com
www.5aspace.com

 

Joe Nickerson

Acalanes Union High School District (9-12)

1212 Pleasant Hill Road

Lafayette, CA 94549
925-280-3900
Fax: 925-932-2336

 

Alain Pinel, REALTORS®
2 Theatre Square #215
Orinda, Ca 94563
925-258-1111, Fax: 925-253-8339
www.apr.com

 

Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
747 Fifty Second Street
Oakland, CA 94609
510-428-3538
www.childrenshospitaloakland.org  

 
ComForcare Senior Services
Vernon McCalla
19 Orinda Way Ste. M
Orinda, CA 94563
925-258-9840
Fax-925-258-0068
Hilton House Consign/Design & Estate Liquidations, Inc.
Cyndi Hilton
21 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-1113
www.hiltonhousedesigns.com
 

Kelly & Associates, LLP
David R. Kelly, CPA
1655 North Main St #290
Walnut Creek, California
925-933-1065
cpa@kellycpa.com


Lamorinda Adult Respite Center
Beth Montgomery
433 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-3465
larc@holyshepherd.org
www.holyshepherd.org

LamorindaWeb
Tiraporn Olsen
3685 Mt. Diablo Blvd. #310
Lafayette, CA 94549
community@lamorindaweb.com
www.lamorindaweb.com
 

Orinda Chiropractic Center

Kevin M. Wong, D.C.
Isabel M. Eleazar, D.C. 
89 Moraga Way, Suite A
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-4040
drkevinwong@yahoo.com
www.orindachiropractic.com
 

Orinda Theatre Square 

c/o Cushman & Wakefield of California
Property Management
Sophina Gellon, Property Manager 
2 Theater Square, Suite 143
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-4820
Fax: 925-253-4812
Email: sophina.gellon@cis.cushwake.com
www.orindatheatresquare.com 
 
Orinda Veterinary Clinic 
23 Orinda Way, Suite M 

Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-0211
Fax-925-254-0137
orindavet@aol.com
www.orindavet.com 

  

Prudential California Realty 

Gretchin Pearson

8 Camino Encinas, Suite 100 

Orinda, CA 94563 

925-258-4088


Law Offices of Victoria Robinson Smith

320 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-1844
Fax-925-253-8478
vrslaw@pacbell.net
www.orindarealestateattorney.com 
 
Saint Mary's College
Tim Farley
P.O. Box 5165
1928 St. Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575-5165
925-631-4830
tjf5@stmarys-ca.edu 
 
Touchstone Management Consultants, Inc.
Michael Whitfield, C.O.O.
Strategy Implementation Consulting
175 Camino Pablo, Suite 1000
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-9997
michael@touchstonemanagement.com
www.touchstonemanagement.com 

Kristin K. Walker, M.D.
89 Davis Road, #18
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-1080
Fax: 925-254-1652
 
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Who can join the Orinda Chamber?
Directory
 

You
!
Businesses, Residents, Utilities, Home-Based Businesses, Non-profits, Churches, Schools, Clubs....Everyone!
Click here for more information about membership or call Candis at 925-254-3909.

Why?  Because you care about the
Orinda Business Community.

Who is the Orinda Chamber? Click here for our on-line Membership Directory or call Candis at 925-254-3909 for a printed directory.  

 

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The Orinda Chamber Ambassadors
 

Want to get involved with the Orinda Chamber, but don't want to bite off more than you can chew? Be an Ambassador. Help promote the chamber positively to prospective members, help new members find their groove, attend fun events, and get a badge! 

 

Contact Tom Romaneck of Romaneck Painting Company 925-323-9908 or Candis Kattenburg, the Orinda Chamber Executive Director, at 925-254-3909 with your interest.

 
Ambassador Chairperson, Tom Romaneck
Romaneck Painting Company
Ambassador Board Liaison, Carlos Rangel
Shelby's Restaurant
Jose Anaya Anaya Real Estate
Sue Breedlove Breedlove Insurance
Dick Burkhalter
Friend of the Chamber
Rick Carter State Farm
Melanie Flum Oak Springs Pool
Sophina Gellon Theatre Square Management
Tony Inzerillo
Lamorinda Winegrowers
Eric Jorgensen Friend of the Chamber
Jack Jorgensen
Elite Bulletin
Chris Lane Risk Concepts
Carrie Lifson SES Insurance
Randy Madeirios First Republic Bank
Roger Poynts
Lamorinda Winegrowers
Ken Roesling Mechanics Bank
Charlie Vollmar Epicurean Exchange
Michael Walker
RPM Mortgage
Leslie Ward
Lamorinda Winegrowers
 
 
The Chamber Board of Directors
Our Chamber Board meetings are open to all members. 
If you are interested in serving on our board, we presently have an open position.  Please nominate yourself or another member in good standing by emailing Candis at info@orindachamber.org.
Please contact Candis for location and if you want to request an addition to our agenda.
We meet on the second Tuesday of each month.
 
 
President
 
Sylvia Jorgensen
 
Merrill Lynch
 
Vice President
 
Paul Koenig
 
Attorney at Law
 
Secretary
 
Patti Camras
 
Coldwell Banker Northern California
 
Treasurer
 
Jim Breedlove
 
Breedlove Insurance
 
Board Member
 
Dina Zapanta
 
First Republic Bank
 
Board Member
 
David Cronin
 
Orinda Convalescent Hospital
 
Board Member
 
Nora Harlow
 
E.B.M.U.D.
 
Board Member
 
Roy Hodgkinson
 
Friend of the Chamber
 
Board Member
 
Carlos Rangel
 
Shelbys Restaurant
 
Board Member
 
Richard Westin
 
Agemark
 
Liaison to the City of Orinda
 
Tonya Gilmore
 
City of Orinda
 
Executive Director
 
Candis Kattenburg
 
Orinda Chamber