Published October 19th, 2016
Business Bites
By Victor Ryerson
From left: Wendy Scheck, Fire Chief Spephen Healy, Captain Dan Dick and Kevin Reneau Photo provided
First Responder gets Moraga's Employee of the Month Nod

Dan Dick, a fire captain for the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, has been named the Moraga Employee of the Month for September. Captain Dick has been serving Moraga for nine years, and an asset to the department since he began as a reserve volunteer firefighter in 2006. He is responsible for overseeing the fire station, crew and apparatus, as well as serving as the chair of the unit's Administrative Committee.

"Dan is a calm, thoughtful, mature and highly intelligent leader," said Fire Chief Stephen Healy. "He ... handles difficult situations with a thoughtful, big picture approach. We're lucky to have him in the community."

In winning the award, the Moraga Rotary and Chamber of Commerce will award Dick a gift card to Safeway and a gift card to Ristorante Amaroma in Moraga. He will be presented with his award and gifts at an upcoming Moraga Rotary lunch at Saint Mary's College.

Snapspot is a Family Affair is a new company formed by the energetic Gonzales family, recently featured in this newspaper as Family Feud participants. Patriarch Ed and his wife Girlynda formed the company to teach their daughters how to start and operate a small business, Ed says, and the young women, ages 17 and 25, have been involved in every step from initial market research to website development.

The company, SNAPSPOT, LLC, utilizes the Selfie Station platform to enable a guest to take his or her own photograph with a high-quality professional camera, and then print, text, email or share it instantly by uploading it to social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter. Want to know more about how it works? Check it out online at the website, www.

Wellness for the Ages

Home Care Assistance has recently opened an office near Whole Foods at 3518 Mount Diablo Blvd., Suite P in Lafayette to better serve the Lamorinda community. An Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 will address the importance of bringing the Lamorinda community together to support the needs of the area's aging population. Educational talks from the Home Care Assistance team and Eileen Nevitt, LCSW, ACSW, CMC will focus on how each senior, their families and care teams can communicate effectively so the individual can reach optimal levels of safety, health and wellness. The event will also include a ribbon cutting with the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and a silent auction with the proceeds going to support Mobility Matters. Please RSVP to Francesca Vogel, 925-989-6877.

Chamber Music

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce (925) 284-7404

Social Media Workshop, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, Lafayette Library Homework Center.

Mixer at Byron Park, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 1700 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek.

Moraga Chamber of Commerce (925) 323-6524

Orinda Chamber of Commerce (925) 254-3909

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