Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of July 17, 2017 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

Hitching Post Shave Co
Kristeena Smith
Hope Hospice
Edna Ochoa
FASTSIGNS
Wade Luckhardt
Toolworks
Terry Goodwin
Limon Rotisserie
Christina Yan
LOKANTA LOCUST INC
FEVZI DINC
Fall for Oktoberfest
Third Annual
Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 14th 
11a.m. - 6p.m.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Click Here for a Brochure

or contact  Jay Hoyer , President, 
Walnut Creek Chamber  of Commerce
 (925) 934-2007 or email 
Vendor & Exhibitor Opportunities

($150 location)
($125 on Cypress East)

If you have any questions or want additional information, please contact 
Labadie Productions
(831) 704-7435 or Lauren.Labadie@gmail.com
WET PAINT!
The City of Walnut Creek will be painting the interior and exterior of the South Locust Parking Garage, 1350 South Locust, to make it a better, brighter and safer place to park. The project will begin on Monday, July 17 and be completed by the end of September. The garage will be closed intermittently throughout the course of the project. Signs will be posted at the entry into the garage and throughout to inform customers of closures. Questions? Contact Carla Hansen, Assistant to the City Manager ( hansen@walnut-creek.org).
Ready, Set, Go!

J oin the   Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau  as we visit Argentina, October 20 - 27, 2017, with an optional three night pre-extension to Santiago and an optional post trip to the famous Iguazu Falls.  Click here  for the   brochure  or call the Chamber and ask for Lynn Pauline. (925) 934-2007
For Members Only
 
Click here  to see what some of our members are offering exclusively to other members.

Chamber members  are encouraged to take advantage of this & the many other member benefits .
Post your J ob Listings
Post your Press Releases too!
  Post your  events on the 
 
Member only benefits.
For assistance, contact the Chamber office (925) 934-2007
What's Happening?

FIRST WEDNESDAY 
STREET FESTIVALS 
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Our Thoughts are With You
To Jay, Sara, Barbara, Linda, Holly and members of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce,

The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce was deeply saddened to hear of the fire that destroyed your building last week. Our thoughts are with you and your community. We are grateful that everyone is safe.

The Lafayette Chamber has not skipped a beat and is up and running remotely.
Way to go, Lafayette!

"DUE TO A FIRE, THE LAFAYETTE CHAMBER IS FUNCTIONING REMOTELY. THE BEST WAY TO  CONTACT US  IS THROUGH EMAIL. WE WILL UPDATE YOU ON OUR NEW LOCATION SOON."
Leaders Don't Hesitate
Leadership Contra Costa
Accepting Applications for the
2017 - 2018 Season

~*~*~CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS IN PROGRESS~*~*~

Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Contra Costa  (LCC), the Bay Area's premier countywide leadership program, accepts 25-30 individuals from throughout the county with diverse backgrounds to participate in the program. LCC is geared to people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work.  

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 on (925) 934-2007. 

To apply for the 2017-2018 Leadership Contra Costa, click  here.

Know someone who is ideal for the program? Click here to complete a referal form and we will get in touch with them. Thank you!
Dooby Do's & Don'ts
Free Business Seminar:  Prop 64: How the Legalization of Marijuana Will Impact the Management of Your Employees
Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 8:30 - 9:30am
Location: Walnut Creek Chamber,  1280 Civic Dr., Ste. 100,  Walnut Creek
Registration Required: Click here
 
Are you ready for Prop 64?  The recent legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use in California brings with it numerous challenges for employers.  De La Housaye & Associate attorneys Angela De La Housaye Bart Springel will be discussing how it will impact business and employers, what business owners must know, and the critical steps to take to avoid potential claims.  


The More the Merrier

Event:  Eight-Chamber Mixer -  JULY BASH
(Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, and Hispanic)
When: Thursday, July 27
Time:5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: 
Clarion Hotel , 1050 Burnett Avenue, Concord

The  Concord  Chamber of Commerce  will be the host of the annual  Eight-Chamber Mega Mixer .The Mega Mixer provides a great opportunity to expand networking circles and learn what's happening in our neighboring cities. Attendees will enjoy appetizers and sweet treats provided by member businesses of all eight chambers. Mary's Pizza Shack will represent the Walnut Creek Chamber with a sampling of their delicious offerings.The event typically draws 250-300 attendees from the eight Chambers. Free to business professionals presenting a business card. Registration appreciated . Click here .

Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
Join the  Chamber Ambassadors and staff as they welcome these new members with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their Grand Opening celebrations.

Tuesday, July 18 at 5:30pm
1444 North California Blvd.,  Walnut Creek 

MoMo's Walnut Creek offers a unique ambiance and menu in a vibrant trading area. Our constant attention to detail, emphasis on quality, consistency and hospitality are the proven ingredients to our customer's satisfaction.

 Capital One Cafe - Grand Opening
Saturday, July 22 from 10AM to 5PM / Ceremony at 10AM
1139 S Main Street, Walnut Creek

Stop by and grab a freshly brewed cup of Peet's® coffee and experience what banking your way is all about during our Capital One Cafe Grand Opening 

Come enjoy o ur Digital Graffiti Wall,  Photo Booth,  Balloon Artist,  Face Painter& Caricature Artist, Awesome Sweepstake Giveaways,  Free Food and Coffee Sampling,  Free Swag Giveaways!

Create a Specific Plan
A long-range vision for North Downtown
Next Community Workshop planned for July 25, 2017
The third community workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center. Please come and provide your input on the proposed land use and circulation plans, including proposed streetscape designs and policy topics. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, click here.
Looking for Money?
Free Business Seminar: 
Finance Your Business : Access to Capital
August 16, 2017 -  9:00 - 11:00 AM 
John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus
100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill
Click here to register - This is a free business seminar
   
Finance Your Business : Access to Capital:  Designed for entrepreneurs, existing business owners and startups, a panel of experts representing SBA, a Microlender, an SBA Community Advantage lender, and a bank or credit union will discuss
  • Financing options
  • What lenders are looking for
  • Credit requirements
  • Importance of a relationship with a financial institution
  • Eligibility guidelines and loan application procedures 
Hosted by the Cities and Chambers of Commerce of Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill and Concord 
in partnership with the Contra Costa Small Business Development Center
and supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration

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