Published December 14th, 2016
Business Bites
By Paula King
Brenda and Tom Om Photo Jay Lifson
Lafayette Businesspersons of the Year
Congratulations to Brenda and Tom Om, owners of Papillion Quality Gourmet Coffees, who have been named the Lafayette Businesspersons of the Year by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

Eatery Earns High Honor
Open Table, the free online reservation service recently awarded Lafayette's La Finestra as Best Value Restaurant in the East Bay. Nestled in a quiet area of Lafayette's downtown, La Finestra consistently draws glowing reviews on Open Table's website for its pleasant ambiance and tasty options at affordable prices. La Finestra is located at 100 Lafayette Circle, Suite 101. For more details, check out or call 925-284-5282.

Raising awareness for workplace diversity
Futures Explored is now involved in a public awareness campaign, HireAble, to increase employment rates among those with intellectual and developmental disabilities like autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy and they are partnering with two other non-profit agencies, Contra Costa ARC and East Bay Innovations.
In Lafayette, Futures Explored helps adults with disabilities to gain life and work skills through its thrift shop and other programs.
For more details, check out

Changing Spas
Who doesn't need a good spa treatment this time of year?
Lavande Spa in Lafayette is now Marilyn Monroe Spas. It's located at 3589 Mt. Diablo Blvd. For more information email
Meanwhile, Orinda's Entourage Spa is on the move and changing its name. Now known as Entourage on Brookwood, its new location is just across the street from Theater Square at 232 Brookwood Road. The spa offers hairs cuts ad color, skincare, massage, waxing, airbrush tanning, plus manicures and pedicures. For more information, call (925) 254-9721

Chamber Music
For announcements of more business-related events and nonprofit fundraisers, be sure to check the chamber of commerce websites.

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce (925) 284-7404

Moraga Chamber of Commerce (925) 323-6524

Orinda Chamber of Commerce (925) 254-3909

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