Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of January 8, 2018 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

Manifest UX
Alan Stokol
http://www.manifestux.com
Improv Consultants
Lisa Safran
http://www.improvconsultants.com
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
Calvin Peshavaria
Mendes Law, PC
Lisa Mendes
http://www.mendeslawca.com
i800 Inc
Santhosh Karnewar
http://i800inc.com
PALEOVENTURES
Trudy Triner
http://www.paleoventures.org
Rodan + Fields
Independent Consultant
Kristin Hummel
http://www.khummel.myrandf.biz
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner
& Smith Inc.

Ariadne Clinton
https://fa.ml.com/california/walnut-creek/ariadne-clinton/
Westpac Wealth Advisors
Dan Perez
http://thewp2.com
West Coast Solar
Clinton Rarey
http://www.westcoastsolar.com
Blue Collar Digital
Kristen Phillips
http://www.bluecollardigital.com
Don't Fence Me In
  
If South Africa is on your bucket list, here's your opportunity to take that trip to the wild side!

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
 & Visitors Bureau presents:
HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AFRICA
April 16 to 27, 2018
11 Days from  $3,695


For Members Only
  
Job Postings



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Looking for an Intern?
Contact
Anne Fuller
College and Career Advisor 
Las Lomas High School
1460 South Main Street
Walnut Creek CA 94596
925 280-3920

" Las Lomas High School students are looking for local business internships.
Our students can assist in data entry, clerical, filing, computer coding, animation, film production, computer graphics, digital design, and medical - related fields.

"Some students are proficient in languages that include the translation of Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish and French.  Certainly they would like to be paid, but if the experience is high level then unpaid is also agreeable.  "
What's Happening?

Shop For A Cause
at Whole Foods
Thursday, January 11
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Upcoming Concerts

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See What's Playing  Click here 

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CLICK HERE
 FOR EVENTS

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The State of Our City

Always a sold out event. Make your reservation now.

 Help us by taking our two-minute  Business Climate Survey 
Win Two Tickets* to the
2018 State of the City Luncheon 
 
The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is conducting a citywide, business climate survey, and we need your help to make the results statistically meaningful. Please help us by taking this brief survey Chamber Board Chair Mary Brooks will use the findings in her State of the City presentation alongside the Mayor on January 29. Survey results will be made available on the Chamber website and in the Chamber newsletter. 

*Deadline for completing the survey is Friday, January 12. Winner will be drawn from all surveys collected online & at the Chamber.  Be sure to include your name, email address, & phone number where indicated on the survey form. Hard copies of the survey are available at the Chamber office. 

* A refund will be issued if winner has already made a reservation. 
Pedal Power

GET READY TO PEDAL! 
DOCKLESS BIKE SHARING IS ROLLING INTO SHADELANDS SOON

Shadelands will soon be launching an easy-to-use, high-tech bikeshare program with LimeBike , a San Mateo-based firm that will deploy 500 smart-bikes throughout the 267-acre Shadelands business center enabled with GPS, 3G wireless technology, and self-activating locks. Stay tuned here for more information or visit the Shadelands website.

Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
JOIN THE CELEBRATION!
Join the Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors and staff as they help celebrate
with a ribbon cutting ceremony.


Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek,  2646 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek
Thursday, January 18th 5:30pm-7:00pm | Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:30pm
Valet parking complimentary  Light hors d'oeuvres, wine and sodas will be provided, 
topped off by a barbecue!  Please RSVP to TBaxley@lithia.com

Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek and Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services
are hosting a Walnut Creek Chamber Ribbon Cutting in honor of the  Subaru of America '50 Cars for 50 Years' campaign Come experience Diablo Subaru's newly remodeled state-of-the-art facility and help celebrate the donation of a brand new Subaru Outback to Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services !
Begin the New Year with a BASH

New Year 2018 BASH
Thursday, January 25 | 5:30 to 7:00pm
Hosted by Porcelanosa

Our N ew Year BASH is hosted by  Porcelanosa , 1401 N. Broadway, on Thursday, January 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Our hosts have a wonderful New Year BASH and ribbon cutting event planned, so we hope to see you there! 

This event is FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members . Non-member price is $10.00 ( cash only Please bring your business cards. To register, click  here.
An Exceptional Gathering...an Exceptional Opportunity
 
Reserve a space in the EBWC Exhibitor Marketplace

The March 5, 2018 EBWC featuring Dr. Jill Biden
has sold out. Don't miss this opportunity to reserve a booth space.

Access to nearly 600 women who are the leaders 
and decision-makers in their business and communities
Business listing in full color Conference program 
Business listing and website link on Chamber website  
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For a EBWC Sponsorship Brochure, Click Here.
 
  To learn how you or your organization can become a part of this amazing day-long conference, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President & EBWC Founder, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (925) 934-2007  mhoch@walnut-creek.com

Lights, Camera, Action
7 Ways to Create a Killer Marketing Video (Infographic)

Video content is in more demand than ever right now, with  43 percent of consumers wanting  to see more videos from marketers. Statistics have also shown that focusing on video content has huge benefits for companies, with 52 percent of marketers claiming that video has the best  ROI  as compared to all other types of content.  Here's how your business can use video to better engage your audience and tell your brand's story.
Map It
Each year, the  Walnut Creek Chamber partners with the cartographic and marketing firm of Target Marketing Inc. to publish an up to date greater  Walnut Creek Street Map .  The map offers several advertising options for Chamber members. The free map is distributed from the Chamber office, City Hall, library, hotels, real estate offices, East Bay Women's Conference gift bag, and other area events and business locations.
 
Target Marketing, Inc.contacts Walnut Creek Chamber members directly. Their sales department will state they are calling on behalf of the  Walnut Creek Chamber Map Project , and can answer any questions you have about advertising in the 2018 - 2019 issue. Stop by the Chamber office to take a look at the current map or pick up a supply for your office.
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