Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of August 21, 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

HYATT HOUSE
FALL INTO SAVINGS!
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Book a meeting or group room block in September or October to receive extra savings at Hyatt House Pleasant Hill!
925-934-3343 x618


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

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Business Wise
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.  



Member in the News: Congratulations to Eric Rudney
The 17th annual Cancer Support Community Gala, An Evening of Hope & Healing, will take place September 23rd at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum.  T his elegant evening will present U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier with the Spirit of Hope award and Eric Rudney with the Spirit of Healing award Eric Rudney  will be the 2017 Spirit of Healing Honoree.  Eric Rudney is the Founder and President of Rudney Associates, an investment advisory firm located in Alamo, and is a leader in philanthropy and community service in the East Bay.  Eric serves on Cancer Support Community's Board of Directors and he chairs the capital campaign for CSC's new visionary campus for healing, which will be introduced at the gala.

An active community and Chamber member, Eric was the 2015 UXL recipient of  Citizen of the Year presented by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and a generous supporter of the East Bay Women's Conference.
Last Chance to Take the Lead

CLASS NEARLY FULL - ONLY SEVERAL SPOTS REMAIN
Leadership Contra Costa
Accepting Applications for the  2017 - 2018 Season
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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. 
Trends Along the Path to Purchase
The 2017 Holiday Planning Playbook is retail's guide for understanding the key lessons from the 2016 season and how the consumer's ever-evolving path to purchase will impact the upcoming holiday season. To help retailers prepare for the 2017 holidays, NRF surveyed over 2,000 holiday shoppers to understand their experiences and behavior during the 2016 season and what they expect from retailers moving forward. Along with data highlighting consumer expectations, the report provides suggestions for retailers to consider when planning for the season.
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
Member in the News: Aquanuts Got Talent!
Over 100 athletes, coaches and parent volunteers collaborate each year to put on the Walnut Creek Aquanuts   Fall Synchronized Swimming Show which takes place over Labor Day weekend .  This year will mark the  49th anniversary  of this iconic show which showcases synchronized swimming in a theatrical format complete with lights, props, a monumental 3-D stage and glittering costumes. Again this year, we will feature a Jumbo screen as a back drop to enhance the special effects.

2016 Fall Show You Tube
Learning Made Easy
CompostSMART 2017!
The series includes 30+ hours of training, including classroom instruction, outdoor training and a tour.

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

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.

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!
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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