Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of August 14, 2017 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

Lyric Apartments
Triskin Potter
thredUP
Tina Lamb
Edward Jones Investments
Randi Bednarczyk

Andi Wickman

Fall for Oktoberfest
Third Annual
Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 14th 
11a.m. - 6p.m.

What's Happening?
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FIRST WEDNESDAY 
STREET FESTIVALS 

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See What's Playing  Click here 

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CLICK HERE
 FOR EVENTS

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Travel Plans
J oin us   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. 
For Members Only
  

Chamber members  are encouraged to take advantage of this & the many other member benefits . Post your
 
Member only benefits.
For assistance, contact the Chamber office (925) 934-2007
Business Wise
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS FRIDAY
BUSINESS TRADEFAIRE 2017
REGISTER NOW AND SAVE $50.00
On   Monday, September 25 ,  businesses and organizations of all types will fill  Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar  for this popular event that exhibitors anticipate all year. The  Chamber 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 client√®le, and building a more established and reliable brand.  



Time to Take the Lead
CLASS NEARLY FULL - ONLY SEVERAL SPOTS REMAIN
Leadership Contra Costa
Accepting Applications for the  2017 - 2018 Season

CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS NOW IN PROGRESS
Don't Delay, Program Begins September 

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, SVP of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce (925) 934-2007
A Joint Vision
As a long-range vision for North Downtown Walnut Creek comes into focus, citizens are invited to review proposed land use & circulation plans, and provide  feedback via an online survey through August 16. A 15-member advisory committee has been meeting since May 2016 to help develop the long-range Specific Plan. This is the last community survey  for this project.  

Make a Plan
How to Create a
Social Media Marketing Content Plan in 7 Steps
By  Warren Knight,  April 27, 2017
Want to connect more with your target audience?  Wondering how to deliver relevant social media content consistently?  Planning your social media content delivery keeps your marketing on-message, making it more likely that you'll reach your business goals. In this article, you'll discover how to create a social media marketing content plan for your business.
Learning Made Easy
Free Business Seminar | Finance Your Business 
August 16 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM 
John F. Kennedy University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill

Finance Your Business : Access to Capital:  Designed for entrepreneurs, existing business owners and startups. A panel of experts will discuss |  FREE REGISTRATION


Lunch'n Learn Workshop: 
Supercharging Your Board
Thursday, August 24 | 11:00am to 1:00pm
JFK University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant HIll
Registration: $15 
What does it take to supercharge your board of directors and help them elevate to the next level? Details & Registration


Free Business Workshop | How to do Business wit the State
Wednesday, October 18 | 8:30 to 9:30am
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, 1280 Civic Drive

The Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Certification programs were established by the State of California to increase business opportunities. These programs help SBs & DVBEs participate on a more level playing field when competing for state contracts.  Details & Registration

The Filet Mignon of Networking
August Networking Opportunity
Chamber BASH (Business and Social Hour)hosted by



Thursday, August 31 from 5:30 to 7:00PM
1685 Mt. Diablo Blvd,  Walnut Creek

This event is  FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members ; please remember to bring your business card.  Non-member admission is $10.00 [cash only] and a business card.   REGISTER HERE
Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
Join the  Chamber Ambassadors and staff as they welcome this new member with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their Grand Opening celebration.
 
Thursday,  August 17 - Ceremony at 5:30pm 
1450 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek



The leading marketplace to buy and sell like-new women's and kids' clothing is opening our first retail stores. We are inspiring a new generation of shoppers to think secondhand first.

Saturday, August 26 - Ceremony at 12:30PM
2848 Ygnacio Valley Road

Sip. Socialize. Celebrate. The party will kick-off at 12:30 with our official ribbon cutting
and then it's time to party. Plus, we're giving away loads of gifts and free waxes (for men and women). No one goes away empty handed. Bring friends and invite everyone you know, because life is better together!
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