In This Issue
Community Service Awards, 3/29
Community of Character Nominations
Spring Tradeshow, 5/10
April Mixer at Handles, 4/12
Small Business Tax Talk Seminar, 3/23
Lunch & Learn Series, Sexual Harassment, 3/30
Ribbon Cuttings
Member News
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320 St. Mary Street
Hours 12:00  to 10:00 p.m. daily
Save the Date
First Friday in August
Axia Home Loans (Jackie James and Jane Ison pictured above) has been the proud sponsor of the Putting Contest since 2014 at the annual Chamber Golf Outing. Would you like to see your company sponsor a contest at this fun Friday in August?  Learn more here.
For Sales, Marketing, and 
 Customer Growth
Check out this  new networking group on Thursday,  April 6
Meetings take place at the Pleasanton Chamber on the 1st and 3rd  Thursday of each month from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
In addition to a "traditional" leads club or networking format, we're adding social media, calendarizing, and mastermind concepts to the meeting.

"If you're looking for ducks, where do you go?"
Gary Bosley 510-331-7625

Pleasanton Young Professionals
The Pleasanton Young Professionals is the premier networking group for emerging and established young professionals.
April 20
Professional Development Meeting: Resume Workshop
May 18, Social at Sunshine Saloon
June 15, Social at McKay's Taphouse and Beer Garden
  To learn more about the PYPs, 

Visit our Chamber sponsored
Chamber Networking Group
"Smarter Business Building"
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday 
of each month, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
If interested, please email Bill Hall or 
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Issue Date:
March 20, 2017
Good people doing great things - will you be there?
Everyone is invited to join us for our 54th annual evening celebrating amazing people who go the extra mile to make Pleasanton a fabulous place to live... and do business.
Business Philanthropy
Excellence in Business
Excellence in Service
Distinguished Individual Service
Green Business

The public is invited to attend this fun-filled evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 with a hosted bar and heavy hors' doeuvres as well as a silent auction followed by the awards presentation.
Thank you to our sponsors
Community Service Awards -  Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 p.m.
Firehouse Arts Center -  Learn More Here
Community of Character looking for nominations
The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative is seeking nominations for the 10 th  Annual Juanita Haugen Community of Character Awards. These awards were established in 2008 to recognize Pleasanton citizens who model high ethical and moral standards of behavior and are dedicated volunteers contributing their time to our community. Candidates for this award should exhibit traits chosen by the Citizens of Pleasanton and Advocated by the Collaborative:  Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Integrity, Self-Discipline, and Responsibility.

The deadline to submit a nomination is April 3, 2017.

Juanita Haugen Community of Character Award recipients will be honored at the May 24, 2017 Community of Character Collaborative Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Building.
Spring Tradeshow Mixer at The Club at Ruby Hill
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The Club at Ruby Hill hosts the first of our two Tradeshow Mixers for 2017.
Cost to exhibit
$240 for members
$450 for non-members
Combo Package
Register for this Tradeshow and the Fall Tradeshow and SAVE! Exhibitor booths at both the May 10 and November 8 Tradeshows are $390 total.
Handles to Host April Mixer 
Located inside the historic Pleasanton Hotel in beautiful Downtown Pleasanton. Handles has 30 beers & 16 wines rotating on tap behind a full cocktail bar, farm-fresh seasonal American cuisine, live music, pint nights, food & beer pairings and the facility to host any size banquet, party or wedding.
Handles will host the April Networking Mixer for the Chamber next month. 
Wednesday, April 12
Small Business Tax Talk
Small Business Tax Talk - Free educational seminar
Presented by Block Advisors
Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
At the Pleasanton Chamber 

We welcome business owners, franchise owners, independent contractors, and anyone with questions regarding their business and taxes.
 Content of the presentation
-Tax benefits and need to know when starting a business.

-Should I form an LLC or Corporation?

-Minimizing tax throughout the year.

-What to know about selling the business.

Shaku Amin is an enrolled agent with 29 years of tax expertise behind her.  Her specialty is helping business owners minimize tax liabilities, manage and plan for changes throughout the year and make adjustments where beneficial.  She is passionate about her clients and partners and accepting new clients as well. 

Lunch & Learn Series - Sexual Harrasment
Lunch & Learn Series - Sexual Harassment, Discrimination & Abusive Conduct Prevention
Presented by BBSI 
Thursday, March 30, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
At the Pleasanton Chamber 

Harassment training for supervisors has always been a good idea; now it is required by law for all California employers with 50 or more employees but it is highly recommended for all business owners and all employees, regardless of size.
Additionally, effective April 1, 2016 employers with  5 or more employees must have a written policy against harassment which must meet certain requirements including employer's affirmative duty to prevent harassment and discrimination and a written complaint process.
Lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. with the session beginning promptly at 11:15 and ending at 1:00.
Ribbon Cuttings
You are invited to join the Chamber and our Ambassadors at this upcoming ribbon cutting ceremony.

Thursday, March 30 at 5:15 p.m.
4807 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton
Grand Opening Celebration 
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