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Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of August 29, 2016 
Welcome  New Members

To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, visit their websites.

dōTERRA Wellness Advocate,
Tamara
Gerlach
tam@tamaragerlach.com

Lemonade
Douglas Lezameta
walnutcreek@lemonadela.com

Photos Movies & More
Paul Newman
paul@photosmoviesmore.com

Slice House
Jenny DeNunzio
Jenny@tonysofnorthbeach.com

Madden Marketing US
Jordan De Los Santos
jordan_dls@bwmevents.com

Dutch Girl Dry Cleaners
Michelle Windsor
mdutchgirl@sbcglobal.net

Perpetual Motion Performance Training, LLC
Elyse Petterson
elyse@perpetualmotionpt.com

East Bay Community Foundation
Jeri Boomgaarden
cdoelling@eastbaycf.org

Blake Griggs Properties, LLC.
Lauren Seaver
lseaver@blakegriggs.com

Yoga Your Way
Ollie Maggi
onm1@stmarys-ca.edu

GNU Group
Martin Kindred
mkindred@gnugroup.com
Your Business Here
They'll All Be at the 
Business TradeFaire on September 29...
Where Will You Be?
Apropos Promotions
Back 2 Perfect Wellness
BlackHawk Museum
CASA of Contra Costa County
Colonial Life
Comcast Business
County Connection, The
Delta Tactical Training Group, LLC
Dutch Girl Cleaners
Halstrom Academy
Hillendale Home Care
James Consolidated Inc.
JetSuiteX
John Muir Health
Kaiser Permanente
Kinder's Meats Deli BBQ
Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation - Ygnacio Valley
KissSavings.com
Lamar Advertising
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Madden Marketing US
MassMutual Financial Group
Medifast California
Mt. Diablo Business Woman
Nerd Crossing
NESC Staffing Corp
Papa John's Pizza
SCORE
Sequoia Signs & Graphics, Inc
Servpro of Walnut Creek / Clayton
Tamara Gerlach, dōTERRA Wellness Advocate
Teresa Zocchi Real Estate Team
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
Walnut Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau
Walnut Creek Magazine
Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel
Walnut Creek Village
Waters Moving & Storage, Inc.
White Pony Express
WindStream
Yours Humanly
 
What's Happening?
Wednesday, September 7 is Rockin' Reggae Night from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Cypress Street (Between Main Street & Locust Street). Festivities include live entertainment, arts & crafts, shopping, treats & more!
What's Not to Like?
Take a peak inside our   Facebook
Meet the Candidates | Walnut Creek City Council Candidates' Forum

You Are Invited to Attend
Walnut Creek  City Council Candidates' Forum 2016

Tuesday, September 13 | 
7:45 to 9:45am
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar
1333 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek
 
Seats are limited Registration is required.
Continental breakfast will be served.
 
To register for this FREE event, click here 

MEET THE CANDIDATES
For the last 90 years the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce has been working hard for our community. We appreciate the trust that our residents place in our organization. That is why each election we host a free public forum to introduce all the City Council candidates to the community. Voters will have their first chance to hear from the candidates during a special Candidates' Forum 2016 sponsored by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. All four candidates -Loella Haskew, Certified Public Accountant; Bob Simmons
, Retired;  Justin Wedel , Technology Executive  and  Kevin WilkBusiness Development Director - will respond to questions posed by the Chamber's political action committee, WALPAC   , and members of the audience. 

Please note: Some of the candidate website links may not be live upon receipt of this email. They appreciate your patience, and ask you to check back shortly.
A Moment for Your Thoughts
An important role of the Walnut Creek Chamber
 is to actively represent the interests of our members and the overall business community. The following survey will help to identify issues impacting local businesses and gauge the importance of those issues. The Chamber will use the survey findings in discussions with City Council candidates. 
Please complete this brief survey, to give us your thoughts.
To access the survey, 
Click here.
See You at the Faire

 BUSINESS  TRADEFAIRE  2016
What are your waiting for? 
If you don't see your business or organization listed to the left...
there's still time.
$295   Walnut Creek Chamber Members
$495 Non-Members 

On Thursday, September 29  businesses and organizations of all types will fill the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel  for this popular event that exhibitors anticipate all year. Business TradeFaire is the face-to-face marketing opportunity that is a proven winner for small business operations, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs. 
 
From visibility to credibility, exhibiting has hundreds of benefits for your business. Establishing a presence, whether big or small, for your company at the Chamber Business TradeFaire gives you a powerful platform for meeting new customers, reaching out to your existing clientèle, and building a more established and reliable brand.

Click here  for Online Registration 
Click Here   for an Exhibitor Packet
Lead Time
LCC  
Program Interviews in Progress...Final days to apply
Program kick-off is scheduled for late September 
Leadership Contra Costa has been helping identify and prepare community leaders. With an alumni roster of more than 600 graduates, including Mayor of Walnut Creek Loella Haskew, former Mayors of Walnut Creek Cindy Silva and Kathy Hicks, former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach,former Concord Mayor, Lou Rosas, Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder; and Ret. Superior Court Judge Harlan Grossman, this program has proven to be an asset to the community and society.

To apply, click  here.  
To download a printable application  click here
  
If you are interested in finding out more about the program, please contact Marcie  Hochhauser , Senior Vice President of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (925) 934-2007 or send her an  email
Take a Map
The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is pleased to once again be working with the cartographic and marketing firm of Target Marketing Inc. to publish a new, up-to-date, full-color Greater Walnut Creek Area Street Map and Resource Guide. This publication will be the only official map endorsed and distributed by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce and remains one of the most highly requested publications the Chamber produces. Accurate, user-friendly maps are a popular item for our newcomers, potential commercial relocation candidates and even our lifelong residents.  Click Here

Street maps are distributed year-round to visitors and residents, and made available at the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau,Walnut Creek City Hall, hotels, and area businesses. Additionally, maps are distributed at Chamber and community events. If you would like a supply of this year's maps, please stop by the Chamber office, or send us an email chamber@walnut-creek.com.
Let's Meet at Your Place
HOST A CHAMBER B.A.S.H.
Have you been waiting to host a Chamber B.A.S.H.?  (Business and Social Hour) Nows your chance to let us know! The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is now accepting requests to fill our 2017 calendar. Hosting is a great way to showcase your business to Chamber members, non-members, government officials, educators and local businesses. If you would like to co-host a BASH with another Chamber member, please make the arrangements and send back one form that includes each hosts contact information. We will contact the 2017 hosts when the calendar is set and maintain a waiting list for those we were unable to accommodate.  For complete hosting details and application Click Here  (A Member Only Opportunity)