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April 1, 2014 Chamber Newsletter
 
Candis Kattenburg,
Executive Director
925.254.3909  
26 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563

Premier Chamber Member

 

 
Enhanced Chamber Members
 


 

 
 


 
 

 

 

 
Please visit the Chamber Website frequently
 
and 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!

Trivia Bee!  Be there!  Non-profs:  Make sure you take part in this event too!

We are on Facebook!!  Like us.  Post a selfie at your business or one of another chamber member.
  New Members and Renewals.  Is it time for you to renew your membership....or upgrade it??

Thank you...  We mean it!  Thank YOU!

Marketing Opportunities Promote your business!

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.
ThismonthWhat's happening at the Chamber?
triviabeeTRIVIA BEE ON APRIL 25TH
 
After a cocktail hour starting at 5:00, we'll enjoy a family style meal prepared by La Piazza Restaurant, a member of both Orinda Rotary and the Orinda Chamber.   
Cash bars will be presented by the Rotary and the Lamorinda Wine Growers.   
The Trivia Bee will start a 7 sharp - A friendly competition with teams made up of friends, families, community groups, and businesses.  The winning team will have a prize to donate to the non-profit of their choice and bragging rights till next year's competition.

This is a great chance for community groups to take part - in the raffle opportunities and the fellowship!  Call Sue Breedlove 925-254-6262 or Sylvia Jorgensen 510-224-8548 with questions about how to do a mini fundraiser/raffle prize, with volunteer interest, for help getting a team together. 

Sign your team up now:  http://www.orindachamber.org/events.htm
 
 


 

  
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.

 

 

We currently have an opening on our board.  Please send your 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.

This month's meeting is April 15th, instead of 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! 
  
Mayor
calendar2014!
 
Mayor Sue Seversen at the State of the City
Orinda Rotary and
Chamber Luncheon 

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!
 

Sylvia Jorgensen, President of the Orinda Chamber,
with Cyndi Hilton, Hilton House,
Orinda Small Business of the Year! 

 
 

Cyndi Hilton of Hilton House, Orinda Small Business of the Year, with Candace Andersen, CC County District II Supervisor 




 

Send in your community dates!
 
Updates and Corrections will be made as reported on the May 1st newsletter.

 
The Hilton House Team!
 


 
ambassadorprogram
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 and Chamber Board Members at Comedy Night
Randy Madeirios, Patti Camras, Dina Zapanta, Ken Roesling, and Amy Bang-Knudsen
 

Ambassadors:  You are asked to attend
 
the Mixer on April 10th at Land Home Financial
 
the Orinda Action Day on April 19th
 
the Trivia Bee on April 25th (WE NEED YOU - Contact Sylvia)

the Wildlife Earth Festival on April 27th

 
fbThe Orinda Chamber is now on facebook! 
 
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....

 
memberMember Announcements


 

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


 


 

 

 

 

 
Cal Shakes says thanks to all their supporters!

California Shakespeare Theater's "Raise the Roof"
Garners Record-Breaking $688K at Annual Gala
 
"Make a Difference" portion of live auction shatters previous record;
 
earns $227K for Cal Shakes' work onstage, in classrooms, and in communities
 
Launch of the Moscone Permanent Endowment and
 
the Cal Shakes Legacy Circle honor the Theater's 40-year history

Click here for more information.
 

 


 

newmemberNew Members This Quarter:
 
CHAMBER AMBASSADOR
Elite Bulletin

Jack Jorgensen 925.899.9574 

Michael Friedes Design Associates
Michael Friedes
2 Orinda Theatre Square #135
Orinda, CA 94563
510-336-0600
Fax: 510-336-0620
info@mf-da.com
www.mf-da.com
 

Renewals this quarter:  

  

Animal House

Pete Ritter

159 Crest View Drive
925-254-3677
animal-house@comcast.net   

www.animalhousepetandhomecare.com          

 

Blue Egg Farm LLC
Kathleen Schwallie

P.O. Box 1813

Orinda, Ca 94563 
www.blueeggfarmllc.com

  

CHAMBER BOARD TREASURER & ENHANCED MEMBER 

Breedlove Insurance Services

Jim Breedlove and Sue Breedlove 

17 Via Las Cruces
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-6262
info@breedloveinsurance.com
www.breedloveinsurance.com  

  

CHAMBER BOARD SECRETARY & ENHANCED MEMBER
 
Patti Camras, REALTORŪ
Coldwell Banker Northern California   

5 Moraga Way 
925-899-9282
Fax: 925-253-0416
patti.camras@camoves.com
 
 
D/A Financial Group of California 
3 Altarinda Road, Suite 300
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-7100
Fax: 925-254-9652

rjs@dafg.com
www.dafg.com
 
David Collins Painting
2 Austin Court
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-6882
dcollinspainting@gmail.com
 
  
CHAMBER BOARD MEMBER & PREMIER MEMBER 
EBMUD  

Nora Harlow
Community Affairs Representative
P.O. Box 24055
Oakland, CA 94623
510-287-0140
Fax: 510-287-0149
nharlow@ebmud.com
www.ebmud.com 
 
Geppettos Cafe
87 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-9894,
Fax: 925-939-5055

Hanazen Sushi Restaurant
87 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-3611
office@myhanazen.com

Horizon Home Health Care Service
Lorenzo Friar and Harold Goodman
51 Moraga Way, #4
Orinda, CA 94563
925-258-9101
Fax: 925-258-9501
LFriar@HHHCS.com
www.HHHCS.com 

 
Susan F. Hurrell. C.P.A.
51 Moraga Way, #7
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-7612
Fax: 925-254-2631 
www.susanfhurrellcpa.com
 

CHAMBER BOARD PRESIDENT   

Justin Hurd and Sylvia Jorgensen 

The Hurd Jorgensen Group, Merrill Lynch

1111 Broadway, 22nd Floor

Oakland, CA  94607

510-208-3813

Sylvia_Deaton@ml.com   

 

Morrison's Jewelers

35 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-9227
Fax: 925-253-9346 
 

ENHANCED MEMBER 

The Oakland Zoo - East Bay Zoological Society

9777 Golf Links Road
P.O. Box 52138
Oakland, CA 94605
510-632-9525
emaul@oaklandzoo.org
www.oaklandzoo.org   

 

Orinda Veterinary Clinic

23 Orinda Way, Suite M
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-0211
Fax: 925-254-0137
orindavet@aol.com
www.orindavet.com 

 

Mary Smith, D.D.S.

96 Davis Road, #5
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-0824
Fax: 925-254-0831 
www.maryhsmithdds.com

 

Szechwan Restaurant

Chinese Cuisine 
79 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-2020
Fax: 925-254-4098

 

Frank Woodward, REALTORŪ   
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Services
 
2 Theatre Square #211
Orinda, CA 94563
925-788-4963 (mobile)
925-253-4603 (office/direct)
Fax: 925-254-7781
Frank@FrankWoodward.com
www.LamorindaValues.com 

  

CHAMBER AMBASSADOR & ENHANCED MEMBER 

Michael Walker

RPM Mortgage

Loan Agent, NMLS ID: 902476  
51 Moraga Way #2
Orinda, CA 94563
925-743-3500
Fax: 877-440-3675   
mwalker@rpm-mtg.com
  
Republic of Cake
Peter McNiff & Chih-Chung Fang
2 Theatre Square, #151
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-3900
cupcake@republicofcake.com

www.republicofcake.com
 
Sleepy Hollow Investment Company
Diane Wolfe
Vintage Office Building
25 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA  94563
925-899-4333 


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

Michael Walker! 
 
He has an Enhanced Chamber Membership and jumped right in as an Ambassador the minute he joined the chamber.  Michael especially went over and above to organize and lead our volunteer crews at the recent Comedy Night.  Michael is  mortgage broker with RPM.

Thank you, Michael!
 
marketing
Marketing Opportunities

 
SHOP Shop Orinda Bag
SHOP ORINDA
 
 

Be a part of the

Shop Orinda Bag Promotion!

 

 

We are currently accepting items for the Shop Orinda bag for the Trivia Bee and the First Tee of Oakland Golf Tournament.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shop Orinda Bag Prize donation is given to a different neighboring organization 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

 

LET US HELP YOU PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION
 
join
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.  

 

 
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 Dina Zapanta of the Chamber Board and First Republic Bank, at 925-254-8993 or Candis Kattenburg, the Orinda Chamber Executive Director, at 925-254-3909 with your interest.


 
Ambassador Chairperson,
 
Dina Zapanta
 
First Republic Bank
 
Ambassador Vice Chairperson
 
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
 
Tom Romaneck
 
Romaneck Painting Company
 
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