Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of July 10, 2017 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.
Keller Williams Realty East Bay
Ronni Collmer
For The Love Of Cups
Lisa Norman

Hitching Post Shave Co
Kristeena Smith
Comprehensive Wellness
Amy Santo Domingo

Peak Performance Float, Inc.
Rebecca Sgambati
Bali Construction
Kevin Balestrieri






Get Ready 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
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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Double the Fun
Meet our new  Chamber Ambassador program  co-chairs, Chantal Rees (left) and Vanessa Sisemore (right). Chantal is an independent Insurance Broker of Orr and Associates and Vanessa is the owner of Vanessa Sisemore Insurance Agency. The Ambassador team and Chamber staff extend their sincere appreciation to Wanda Wallis , RE/MAX Accord, for chairing this important committee for more than six years. Chantal, Vanessa, Wanda and the rest of this lively group invite you to join them as they help welcome four new members to Walnut Creek and at the eight chamber Mega Mixer. (See Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings and Mixing it Up with the Neighbors.) 
 
Consider joining our Ambassador program, which brings great opportunities to grow your business by making contacts in the Chamber and participating in Chamber activities-have fun making new connections!   READ MORE
Leaders Don't Hesitate
Leadership Contra Costa
Accepting Applications for the
2017 - 2018 Season

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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!
Drug-Free Workplace?
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.  


Mixing it Up with the Neighbors

Event:  Eight-Chamber Mixer
(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 11 at 5:30pm
1785 Shuey Ave., Walnut Creek

Rebranded and renovated - ' The Heritage Pointe, Rentals For The Active Senior'

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Wednesday,July 12 at 5:30pm
Orchards Shopping Center
2870 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

At  Elements Massage ™, we only do massage.  It's therapeutic, handcrafted, and personalized. Welcome to YOUtopia

Thursday, July 13 at 5:30pm
635 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

Perfect Locks, LLC is a leading retailer of premium virgin Indian hair, providing authentic human hair extensions to loyal customers, fantastic salons, and the best hair stylists around the world. Perfect Locks hair extensions come in several vibrant shades and are easy to apply. 

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.

Best of the East Bay
Congratulations to Walnut Creek Chamber members for making 
Diablo Magazine's 2017 Best of the East Bay list!

Walnut Creek Historical Societ y - Self-Guided Tour; Sauced BBQ Walnut Creek -Barbeque;  ROOFTOP  - New Restaurant;  Coffee Shop  - Coffeehouse;  True Food Kitchen  - Healthy Eats;  Changes Salon & Day Spa - Day Spa and Massage;   The Woodhouse Day Spa  - Walnut Creek  - AntiAging Treatment;  Dimaggio's Barber Shop  - Men's Haircut;  Calicraft Brewing Company  - Taproom/Brewery;  Residual Sugar Wine Bar  - Wine Bar;   Vici  - Women's Clothing Boutique;  ENCORE Gymnastics , Dance, and Climbing - Gymnastics Studio; Splash Swim School - Swim Lessons;  Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation - Dog Training Classes. Read more.
Don't Cry for Argentina...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
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