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Today’s uncertainty pits the pandemic against our local economy.  This has become an endurance race, not a sprint.  Can our small local businesses outlast the virus?  The answer is really up to all of us. 

➡ When you shop local, you are supporting the very people that support you all year long.

➡ You buy, you pay sales tax, and part of that tax comes back to pay for police, safety, road repairs, etc. For every $100 you spend at one of our local businesses, $68 will stay in Lafayette.

➡ You are helping people to keep their jobs.

➡ You are helping the environment with less packaging and less fuel used.

➡ Small Business keeps our downtown unique.

The new normal will certainly be different.  And our small businesses have done everything that has been asked of them. They have made many sacrifices to keep our community safe. Changing the way they do business is expensive and challenging. During the last recession, NY Times writer Thomas Friedman said:  ”Average is officially over… If you think you are going to make it by just showing up, I recommend a new business plan.”  Let’s take a stand together and help our city through this difficult time.

➡ Practice social distancing. Wear a mask, wash your hands and avoid crowds.  Behave like your life depends on it.  Because for these small businesses, it does!

➡ Buy gift cards to your favorite businesses. They need the cash now to survive.

➡ Whether it is in-person, curb side pick-up or on-line sales, SHOP LAFAYETTE.

Great communities just don’t happen by accident!

⇒ The Lafayette Chamber Member Gift Guide
⇒ Your Guide to Lafayette CA Restaurants (PDF)
⇒ Lafayette Chamber Directory
⇒ Lafayette Chamber’s Instagram page (view the Stories in our profile!)
⇒ Check out our “We are Lafayette, California Strong” Facebook page!

 

LOVE LAFAYETTE

 
 
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“We are very impressed with your Chamber. We have been members of other Chambers over the years and it’s been nothing like the experiences we’re having right out of the gate with your organization. Thank you for your great communication, follow up, and professionalism.”
– Peter Dewey, Bayview Painting

“I couldn’t have asked for a better resource than the Chamber, as I was establishing my medical practice in Lafayette. AJ, Holly, and Sara were so responsive to my questions and gave me many ideas on networking in the community. They host several events that foster community building. I honestly cannot imagine a more robust, active, and friendly chamber as this. I’m a member for life!”
– Cheruba Prabakar, Lamorinda Gynecology & Surgery

“WE LOVE THE CHAMBER! Batch and Brine has been a member of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for almost six years. We value and appreciate the incredible amount of work this organization produces for our community through many events and support for each business. The networking and education of information that’s spilled out weekly for the business community is impressive. They are a helping hand in so many ways for our business community and beyond. We couldn’t be part of this community without being part of the chamber. Lafayette Chamber is one of the best organizations we’ve worked with, so don’t think twice about it, join the Chamber!” – Rolla Ghaben, Batch & Brine

“The Chamber was instrumental in helping us open 14 years ago. The staff went out of their way to help us make connections and ensure we were successful. We would not be where we are today without the Chamber!”
– John & Colleen McCormick, Lamorinda Music