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January 18, 2022
Heart Health: Strategies for Success
Virtual presentation by Stanford-ValleyCare
Everyone in the community is invited to join the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare for Heart Health: Strategies for Success, a virtual educational presentation by Dr. Ramford Ng.

  • Understanding the coronary artery disease burden
  • What we can do to delay and potentially prevent the development of CAD
  • How emerging medical innovations/technologies can help keep you heart healthy
  • Update on Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare Cardiovascular Health services

This presentation on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. is a part of a series of educational presentations by Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare in partnership with the Chambers of Commerce of Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon.

Register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
State of the Pleasanton Chamber
Meet new board chair, hear from chamber leadership team
Everyone is invited to join us in-person for the State of the Pleasanton Chamber luncheon on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at The Club at Ruby Hill in Pleasanton.

  • Chamber's priorities for 2022
  • Hear from Tracey Lewis Taylor, Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare
  • Remarks from Kim Damiani, Summit Financial Group
  • Installation of 2022 Board Chair
  • Meet the 2022 Chamber Board of Directors
  • Recognition of outstanding volunteers for 2021
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is following the health and safety guidelines provided by the Alameda County Public Health Department. Please remember this guidance and the current climate is ever changing and our event is subject to change. All parties will continually work together to ensure a safe event. View PDF of Event Flyer
Special thank you to our Main Event sponsor Summit Financial Group and our audio/visual sponsor Amos Productions.
Sponsorship opportunities still available. Email Susie for further details.
Virtual MLK Fellowship Breakfast
Register today for this 22nd annual event
Please join the Community of Character Collaborative for the​
22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Breakfast. The event will take place virtually on Monday, January 24, 2022 and features keynote speaker Dr. Dyrell Foster, President, Las Positas College.

Your $40 contribution per person includes a continental breakfast delivered to your door (limited to the Tri-Valley) on Sunday, January 23. Delivery address and email address are required in order to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Video from our January Virtual Mixer
Live check-ins at member restaurants
Thank you to everyone that joined us at our Virtual Mixer last week. We had a great time seeing all of your familiar faces, meeting new members and learning more about three great restaurants that were kind enough to let us come in and see what they're doing.

In case you missed it, we have the video here for you, which features new members Trustegrity and Marcel Orthodontics and live check-ins at Elia, Bocado - Un Petit Bistro and Sunshine Saloon.

Special thank you to our fabulous Ambassador Committee for making this virtual mixer so fun. Learn more about our Ambassadors by emailing Dawn.
February Networking Mixer
Virtual mixer, open to everyone
Due to recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the February networking mixer in a virtual format.

Join the Pleasanton Chamber for a Virtual Mixer, presented by Hope Hospice. On Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., we will learn about the wide variety of programs Hope Hospice offers, network in breakout rooms, and meet new members from the comfort of your own space.

Hope Hospice has been providing compassionate end-of-life care and family support of the highest quality to the Tri-Valley since 1980.

No need to register in advance. This virtual mixer is open to everyone, and the Zoom link will be available closer to the event.
$700,000 in StopWaste Grant Funding
Informational webinar this Thursday
StopWaste is offering grants with a total of $700,000 available in funding, for projects that focus on preventing waste in Alameda County and supporting local communities in these categories: 
• Reuse & Repair (up to $20,000) 
• Food Waste Prevention & Recovery (up to $20,000) 
• Reusable Foodware Pilot Projects ($5,000 to $50,000) 
• Surplus Food Donation Equipment (nonprofits only, up to $10,000) 
• Reusable Transport Packaging (up to $10,000) 

Learn more about the grants at the informational webinar on Thursday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m. Sign up here.
Featured Members
Due to the current COVID-19 surge, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is seeing a significant increase in cancellations, both on an individual basis as donors are falling ill, and on a blood drive basis as companies are restricting their visitor onsite policies. As a result, we are currently facing an emergency need for all blood types. Learn more here.
Start off the New Year supporting a local nonprofit. Big Bay Ray is a Pleasanton-based nonprofit organization that contributes a portion of their profits to a local horse rescue chosen by the organization.
Donating money isn't the only way to help. Big Bay Ray has signs in many sizes that you could place in your storefront window to get the word out. You may not have a building, but you many know someone that does. Continue reading.
Featured Member Events
Opportunities for employers and job seekers
Tri-Valley Career Center in-person events
Coffee Break Hiring Event
Hosted by The Tri-Valley Career Center, a service of Chabot - Las Positas Community College District
Thursday January 20, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tri-Valley Career Center
5860 Owens Drive, 3rd Floor, Pleasanton

Tri Valley Career & Resource Fair
Hosted by Livermore Adult Education and Tri-Valley Career Center (TVCC)
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Livermore Adult Education
1401 Almond Avenue, Livermore
State of the City Pleasanton 2022
Save the date
Save the date to join us for Mayor Karla Brown's first in-person State of the City luncheon. Main Event Sponsorships now available. Email Susie. Individual registration and event details coming soon.

At the State of the City luncheon, the elected Mayor of Pleasanton gives an address on city priorities for the upcoming year. This event has a great turnout of elected officials, key city department heads, influential business and community leaders.
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber
Thinking about taking a trip in 2022-2023?
Learn more about our travel program
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has traveled to more than 30 destinations over the past decade. From river cruises and trains to ancient ruins and sandy beaches, the chamber partners with top tour companies to offer a wide variety of destinations for both domestic and international travel. We take care of the details to ensure a smooth planning process and a great trip.
2022 Travel Destinations
Western Canada's Rockies, Lakes & Wine Country
July 30 - August 7, 2022
Alaska: America's Last Frontier
August 18 - 26, 2022
Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria
featuring Oktoberfest
September 20 - 29, 2022
2023 Travel Destinations
Tropical Costa Rica
January 21 - January 29, 2023
Shades of Ireland
March 13 - 22, 2023 - Enjoy St. Patrick's Day in Ireland!
Discover Bluegrass Country & the Smoky Mountains
April 27- May 5, 2023
Marketing Opportunities for 2022
Advertise in chamber publications
Jump start your outreach with a targeted campaign to a very active business community and vibrant community of readers. With options ranging from a one-time print ad to having a regular presence in all of our publications to a banner ad on our online directory, we invite you to give consumers the knowledge of what your business is known for.

Our first publication for 2022 comes out in February. Contact us today to find out how you can be included.
Pleasanton Young Professionals
Learn, grow, empower
The Pleasanton Young Professionals is the premier networking group for emerging and established young professionals ages 21-40. Learn more about the PYPs on our website, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Office update
Updated office hours for January
In an effort to keep our staff, members and the community safe, the Pleasanton Chamber office will be open by appointment only through the month of January. Current information can always be found on our website www.pleasanton.org, as well as our social media outlets, and you're more than welcome to contact any of us via email at any time. Email: Steve Van Dorn, Dawn Wilson, Yianna Theodorou, Susie Weiss.
News from our Members
Emergency Need for Blood Donations at Stanford Blood Center

Do you have a storefront window?

$700,000 in StopWaste Grant Funding

Junk It Move It Downsizing 101

New Compost and Recycling Law Goes into Effect January 2022

Community of Character accepting applications for Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarships