Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of October 2, 2017 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

Hanson Bridgett LLP
Kristina Lawson
Zip 2 Media
Kerry Inserra
DIABLO BIZ TV
KIZITO AGBOMA
Thrive
Samantha Jordan
Clear Auto Spa 
Taj Turner
LashPro Aesthetics 
Carlyn Raphel
Ellipsis Solutions
Frank Nicholson-Bjerre
Climb Real Estate Group
Reiko Horiuchi
Dalsin Law LLP
Anina Dalsin



At Your Service

 Give a half-day for the community and help a favorite cause. With more than 50 projects to choose from, Community Service Day 2017 offers something for all ages, all interests and all skill levels . You can even join our Oktoberfest team!
Group Management

How to Manage Facebook Groups: 8 Management Tools
By  Kristi Hines |September 12, 2017
Do you have a group on Facebook? Are you taking advantage of Facebook's group management tools? In this article, you'll discover how Facebook group admin tools can help you create a stronger, more engaged Facebook community.

Job Postings


For Members Only
  
What's Happening?

Thursday, October 12
Scout & Moll

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
 
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FIRST WEDNESDAY 
STREET FESTIVALS 

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A Commitment to Lead









Under the direction of Walnut Creek Chamber SVP Marcie Hochhauser, Leadership Contra Costa  kicked off its 31st season last week with an orientation and reception at Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek. This year's class of thirty-four, the programs largest, was selected from the many applicants interviewed by alumni throughout the summer. Thanks to LCC Alumni and past Chamber Board Chair Linda Rimac Colberg, guest speaker LCC Alumni Kathleen Odne for welcoming the class with your inspiring thoughts- and a big thank you to program director, Marcie Hochhauser, who makes it all, happen!  The reception was an opportunity for the participants to meet their classmates, Leadership alumni, and the Chamber Board and staff that came out to welcome them. Congratulations to each of these individuals for making a commitment to making a difference in the communities in which they live and work. 

Leadership Contra Costa  is a comprehensive eight-month program designed to identify and prepare potential leaders. To learn more out the program, contact Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President, mhoch@walnut-creek.com.
Ozapft is!  
Third Annual
Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 14th | 11a.m. - 6p.m.
Locust St. between Civic Dr. & Mt. Diablo Blvd. 
Bonanza St. between N. California & Commercial Ln.


Spooktacular October Networking
October Networking Opportunity
Chamber BASH (Business and Social Hour)hosted by

Thursday, October 26 from 5:30 to 7:00PM
Walnut Creek Historical Society & Calicraft Brewing
2660 Ygnacio Valley Road, 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
Come on Over to My House
HOST A CHAMBER BASH
Have you been waiting to host a Chamber BASH?  (Business and Social Hour) Now's your chance to let us know. The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications to fill the hosting calendar for 2018. Hosting is a great opportunity to showcase your business to Chamber members, non-members, government officials, educators and local businesses.  Hosting details and application .  (A Member Only Opportunity) 
State Your Business
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

Hakuna Matata

If South Africa is on your bucket list, here's your opportunity to take that trip to the wild side!
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Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
 & Visitors Bureau presents:
HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AFRICA
April 16 to 27, 2018 |  11 Days from  $3,695*
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Learn more by attending a trip presentation by a Jet Vacations travel expert. Registration required. Register below. Trip Brochure
Wednesday, October 11@ 5:30PM - Chamber Office
Thursday, October 12 @ Noon - Chamber Office
On Dasher
Sponsorship Opportunities
Walnut Creek On Ice 
November 10 - January 15

Walnut Creek on Ice is marketed in many ways, such as television, bus ads, radio, print media, digital media, and rink dasher boards for 10 weeks!  With it comes outstanding benefits and opportunities for your brand and company.

An anticipated 42,000+ skaters and thousands more onlookers, guests, and families, will visit the outdoor ice rink in Walnut Creek. Organized by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown, Walnut Creek on Ice offers unrivaled partnering opportunities that will put your brand name in front of a highly lucrative market, at the time of year when exposure is most easily turned into sales.  Sponsorship Brochure
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