Summer Shake-Up - A Chamber August Mixer


Summer Shake-Up!  A Chamber August Mixer

Thursday, August 20, 2020 6-7:30pm
Yes, you heard that right! It is time and we are hosting a virtual end of summer mixer!
Shake it up with a special live presentation from The Coop’s own Portia Battistini showing us how to make her famous Gin and Tonic as featured in July’s Diablo Magazine. 
Hear a few words from our Chamber Board President John McCormick and our Executive Director Jay Lifson, learn about the 2020 Res Run Reimagined, meet our new members, participate in a social media survey, take the Chamber Member Challenge AND network via a breakout room. Don’t miss the chance to reacquaint with old friends, meet new people and learn the cools things we are doing behind the scenes at the Lafayette Chamber.
Photo credit: Drink in the Sun: East Bay Summer Cocktails By Ethan Fletcher.
Photography by Nat and Cody Gantz.



Please note, due to the current Contra Costa Health Services Shelter in Place orders, all in-person gatherings are now on hold. Please refer to our member event calendar for upcoming webinars.


Join us at our Monthly Mixers!

The Lafayette Chamber hosts a monthly social gathering “Mixer” for members, prospective members and other business people in the area who come as guests of Chamber members or staff. The benefit of hosting a mixer is the opportunity to network with other local business persons and more importantly, it brings footsteps through your door.

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Mixers are typically held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The monthly mixer moves around to different Chamber member businesses on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in hosting a mixer, call or email Barbara at the Chamber office at (925) 284-7404 to request open mixer dates. There is no mixer in January or in August. A member of the mixer committee will be in touch with you to confirm the date you requested. Mixers are scheduled up to a year in advance.

Upcoming Mixers

January 2020 – No Mixer held this month
February 19, 2020 – Formula3 Fitness, La Fiesta Square, 983 Moraga Rd, Lafayette
March 18, 2020 – Queen of Heaven, 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette
April 15, 2020 – Lafayette Beauty, 3606 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
May 20, 2020 – Capital Advantage, 3470 Mt Diablo Blvd #A215, Lafayette
June 17, 2020 – Chroma Realty, 935 Moraga Road, Suite 210, Lafayette
July Mega Mixer – TBD
August 2020 – No Mixer held this month
September 16, 2020 – LPIE, 3450-A Golden Gate Way (outside), Lafayette
October 21, 2020 – OctoberFest at Mechanics Bank, 3640 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
November 18, 2020 – Wells Fargo, 3630 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
December 16, 2020 – Luxe Home by Douglah Designs, 3535 Mt Diablo Blvd., Lafayette

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Hosting a Mixer

The Chamber mixer is a great way to showcase your business, products and employees. Those attending the mixer are your captive audience … make the most of it! Service or product displays are certainly appropriate. Entertainment or music (not too loud) is a plus as long as it doesn’t interfere with the networking opportunities for the attendees. If your business or building lends itself to a tour, by all means go ahead and show off your facility and your business capabilities. You are also encouraged to invite your special clients and guests.

Hosting the “Holiday Mixer” (December)

If you host the Holiday Mixer, we will defray your costs by supplementing additional food provided by local restaurants and caterers. Holiday mixer (December) hours are extended to 7:30 pm and are encouraged to bring a donation for the canned, toy and/or coat drive.


Responsibilities of the Mixer Host

  • Provide facilities for approximately 75 to 125 people, plus reception table & two chairs by the entrance and an additional 6 foot table that is used for the bar. People should be able to move about freely in order to enjoy the event. Please place garbage cans out for customers to use.
  • Provide sodas, bottled water, ice for drinks, a minimum of two platters of hors d’oeuvres, napkins and paper plates for 75 to 100 people. Please try to use Chamber members to provide catering and services whenever possible.
  • Any entertainment provided is at the host’s expense.

Chamber Responsibilities:

  • The Chamber provides a full service bar (wine and beer only), along with set-up and clean-up staff. The Chamber set-up committee will arrive approximately 5:00 PM and stay to clean up the bar and reception area when the mixer ends. Any other cleanup is the responsibility of the host.
  • The Chamber brings the sound system, additional tables (if needed) and name tags.
  • The December Holiday Mixer provides local Lafayette chamber member restaurants and caterers the opportunity to showcase their business by providing additional food at this mixer.
  • Chamber members and Ambassadors will staff the reception desk, bartend and sell raffle tickets.