Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of August 28, 2017 
Your Business Here

They'll All Be at the 
Business TradeFaire on September 25...
Where Will You Be?

TRADEFAIRE EXHIBITORS
As of August 28

Absolute Plumbing and Drain
Bay Area News Group
BNI Chapter We Inspire
Capital One 
Court Appointed 
Special Advocates (CASA )
of Contra Costa County
Chairs for Affairs Party Rentals
Coldwell Banker
Comcast Business
Cruise Planners Lori McDonald
Edward Jones Investments
eon Computer Technologies
Farmers Insurance,
Ruth Stroup Agency
FASTSIGNS of San Ramon Valley
Fusion Academy
Hillendale Home Care & 
Certified Nurse Aide Training School
Hope Hospice
Hospice East Bay
Hyatt House Pleasant Hill
Volkner Turning Mattress,
James Consolidated, Inc.
John F. Kennedy University
Degree & Certificate Programs
Land Home Financial, Inc.
LegalShield
MassMutual Northern California
MCE
Nerd Crossing
NESC Staffing Corp.
Oasis Senior Advisors
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Renaissance ClubSport
Scout and Molly's Boutique Walnut Creek
Spectrum Credit Union
The Chamber Link
US Bank Home Mortgage
US Cryotherapy
Victory Workspace
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce 
& Visitors Bureau
Walnut Creek Magazine
Walnut Creek Marriott 
White Pony Express

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

Junior Achievement
of Northern California
Maggie Kelley-Bucci
Andi Wickman Coaching
Andrea Wickman
Nelson Staffing
Lisa De Garmo
US Cryotherapy 
Tim Fitzgerald
Makers Market
Suzy Ekman
Oke Poke
Nate Olaes
Fall for Oktoberfest
Third Annual
Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 14th 
11a.m. - 6p.m.

Job Postings


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Business Wise
Is your business or organization listed to the left?

BUSINESS TRADEFAIRE 2017


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. 

First Hand Information
This month our Civic Affairs committee heard from Starship Technologies about their robots and their plans for Walnut Creek. The robots, which are 99% autonomous and under constant human supervision or control, can detect obstacles and traffic and makes decision on whether to stop or adjust speed autonomously. With a delivery distance of 1-1.5 miles, they can carry up to 10kg (2-3 shopping bags) in a locked cargo compartment and can be used for delivering a whole host of different items. 

The committee also heard from Blake Griggs Properties , the developers of the Walnut Creek Transit Village , about the mixed use project breaking ground at the Walnut Creek BART station. Visit their website  for information about the project.

Civic Affairs  
Business advocacy is the heart of the Civic Affairs Committee and critical to the mission of the Chamber. The Civic Affairs Committee monitors and analyzes public activities that could impact the greater business community. From growth management to business enhancement, from parking meters to parking structures, from the general plan to site-specific plans, the Civic Affairs Committee is engaged. In addition, the Committee is often supported by WALPAC, the Chamber's effective political action committee.

Please contact Nicky Henzie at nhenzie@walnut-creek.com if you would like more information about the Civic Affairs Committee.  (A Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce member benefit.)
Prime Networking
August Networking Opportunity -Thursday
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
Follow Me
How to Grow Your Facebook Following:
A 6-Step Plan
By  Daniel Knowlton, August 8, 2017
Looking for new ways to grow your Facebook audience?  Have you considered targeting prospects by interests that are related to your product?  In this article , discover how to grow a specialized audience on Facebook in six steps.

Parkoncert
The Walnut Creek Concert Band, under the direction of Harvey Benstein, will perform a free Labor Day "Parkoncert" beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at Civic Park in downtown Walnut Creek.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy the classical fare in the park by the city classical and pops band, now celebrating its 30th season.


Walnut Creek Concert Band
The City's Official Band! Walnut Creek, California USA
Learning Made Easy
CompostSMART 2017!
The series includes 30+ hours of training, including classroom instruction, outdoor training and a tour.


Free Business Workshop | How to do Business with 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

Travel Plans

Join 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.  TRAVEL BROCHURE


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