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September 6, 2022
The chamber's one true fundraiser of the year
Last call to sign-up for golf outing
The Pleasanton Chamber Golf Outing 2022 returns to Callippe Preserve Golf Course on Friday, September 23, 2022. This is the chamber's one true fundraising event of the year.

Big O Tires of Pleasanton, 1st United Credit Union, Golden1 Credit Union Home Loans, Insperity HR Solutions, OMRON Robotics and Safety Technologies, Safeway, Safe America Credit Union and Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley are all sponsors of the event this year.

Whether you golf or not, this is a great opportunity to get you and your business engaged and more exposure and have a good time in the process. Golfers will enjoy 18 holes of scramble golf, lunch, dinner and prizes. The event is open to the public and sign-ups are coming in daily.

Golf Outing Main Event Sponsors
September Business Connection newsletter is here
Business spotlights, word from our CEO and more
In case you missed it last week, our Business Connection newsletter for September is here. This was inserted into the Pleasanton Weekly last Friday, and reaches 11,000 in the community.

Know someone doing great things in Pleasanton?
Nominations open through Wednesday
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual Community Service Awards. Community members are encouraged to nominate deserving businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Pleasanton community for four awards: Excellence in Business, Excellence in Service, Distinguished Individual Service, and Business Philanthropy.

The Community Service Awards began in 1963 to recognize good people doing great things in the community and since then hundreds of recipients have been honored. Nominees do not have to be chamber members. The honorees will be recognized at a Community Service Awards event in the fall of 2022. Please submit all nominations no later than September 7, 2022. Email susie@pleasanton.org with questions.
Sunshine Saloon to host September mixer
Outdoor mixer next Wednesday
From humble beginnings, Sunshine Saloon has become a name synonymous with Pleasanton. Long known as the spot to be for watching sports and popular televised events, The Shine also has cemented itself as a go-to restaurant for locals, open at 9:00 a.m. every day, offering breakfast all day, lunch, and dinner specials every day of the week. Featuring an outdoor dining patio, charcoal grill, pool tables, shuffle board and a dance floor as well as trivia nights and karaoke, there’s no such thing as a bad seat at The Shine.

Sunshine Saloon is set to host the chamber's September networking mixer on Wednesday, September 14 at 5:00 p.m. Sunshine Saloon online - on Facebook - on Instagram

Networking mixers are a benefit of chamber membership, and are free for chamber members to attend. No RSVP necessary.
Pleasanton 2025 Forum next week
Monthly meeting, open to everyone in community
Pleasanton is widely recognized as a premier community in which to live, work and do business. The business climate is a key driver of the community's success. Pleasanton businesses generate roughly 55% of the local tax base and collectively act as the community’s economic engine.

The Chamber relies on Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision as its local public policy agenda, committing volunteer and staff time to work toward its fulfillment as a catalyst, convener and champion for all things Pleasanton.

Every second Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon, the Pleasanton Chamber brings stakeholders together to focus community resources, time and talent to achieve greater understanding of issues, obstacles and opportunities related to Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision.

This month's Pleasanton 2025 Forum will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. in a hybrid format. The guest speaker will be Pleasanton City Manager Gerry Beaudin discussing economic development priorities.
Top Five Issues Facing Pleasanton
We would love to hear from you
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is conducting a short, two-question survey of our members to determine the top five issues we face here in Pleasanton. The results of this survey will be shared with the Chamber's Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC), who will use the information to help create questions for our City Council and PUSD Board of Trustee candidates.

This is your chance to inform our PAC on issues you and your organization prioritize. Your participation is critical to ensuring we are representing the interests of our members. Thank you in advance for completing this short survey.
Featured members and events
Agape Villages Jail n Bail
Tri-Valley residents are invited to come and bail out some jailbirds or go to jail themselves and help out a good cause! On Thursday, September 8th, some local “jailbirds” will be looking for help in getting bailed out as a way to raise funds for Agape Villages Foster Family Agency. The annual Jail ‘n Bail fundraiser is set for 4:00-8:00 at SideTrack Bar and Grill.
Hi Five Sports Clinic
Spectrum Twilight Tasting
Spectrum Community Services is partnering with Page Mill Winery to host a fundraising event benefitting low-income families and seniors living in Alameda County. Join us on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. for a wonderful evening on the outdoor patio at Page Mill Winery in Livermore.
Hi Five Sports is partnering with Shape Up Pleasanton to present an injury prevention and performance enhancement clinic, combined with ball mastery for female soccer players. Assessments will be conducted September 12th. Parents will receive a progress report mid- and end of course.
Blood donations needed
Stanford Blood Center has an immediate need for All Blood Types, especially Type O+.

As a special thanks for keeping patients a priority, anyone who donates (September 3 – 10) at any center or mobile drive will receive enough points for our Donor Loyalty Store to redeem a $10 gift card of your choice! Choose between Chipotle, Jamba Juice, Lowe’s and Peet’s Coffee.
State of the Tri-Valley
Presented by SF Business Times
Our forward-thinking panel of local leaders will discuss the vision for Tri-Valley, a thriving Bay Area innovation hub.

The Tri-Valley is experiencing significant growth in tech companies, and is poised to benefit from its rich innovation ecosystem, talented workforce, and exceptional quality of life. Our panel of entrepreneurs and stakeholders will discuss why innovative companies are growing, expanding, and moving into the Tri-Valley at a rapid rate.

Join us for a lively panel discussion and networking reception with local entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders who are pushing the Tri-Valley economy to new heights. What makes this a great place to attract a quality workforce? What are the growth sectors? Learn about the 2040 vision, and key economic drivers that will shape Tri-Valley’s bright future.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
You're invited
Ribbon cuttings increase the visibility of a grand opening, new location, ground breaking or special anniversary. The chamber brings the giant scissors and the red ribbon, invites our ambassadors and publicizes the event in various publications. To schedule a ribbon cutting, email Dawn.

You're invited to join the chamber and our ambassadors at the following ribbon cutting ceremony.
Serendipity Beauty Lounge
Wednesday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m.
4450 Black Avenue, Suite A, Pleasanton
Celebrating Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber
Pleasanton Young Professionals
Empower - Grow - Learn
The Pleasanton Young Professionals (PYPs) is the premier networking group for emerging and established young professionals ages 21-40.

Professional Development (quarterly)
Porky's Pizza Palace

Learn more about the PYPs on our website, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Job Fair & Career Expo
Hosted by Tri-Valley Career Center and TVCCA
Everyone is invited to join the Tri-Valley Career Center, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and the Tri-Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance at the second annual Job Fair & Career Expo on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Job Seekers
Are you looking for a new job? Are you making a change in your career? Then join us and meet, in-person, over 50 local employers looking for great employees.

To have a vendor table, register in advance for $250. The opportunity for a premium location is now available for $300. Your logo and link to your career page will be posted on the website and all marketing materials.

The event will take place in the offices of the Tri-Valley Career Center on Owens Drive in Pleasanton. Questions? Reach out to Amy Miller via email.
Commission & Committee Recruitment
Now Accepting Applications
The City Council recruits and appoints Pleasanton residents to a variety of committees and commissions, allowing them to contribute to decisions affecting the city, and provide advice and feedback on important community issues. Recruitment is now open for the following City commissions and committees:

  • Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Committee
  • Civic Arts Commission
  • Housing Commission
  • Human Services Commission
  • Library Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • Youth Commission

For more information, and to apply, visit the City website. Select the Commission or Committee you're interested in applying for from the list, then click on the button labeled "apply for membership."

Applications must be submitted by Monday, September 12.
Save the date for these future mixers
Attending is free and a benefit of your membership
Networking mixers provide the perfect opportunity for business-to-business networking to establish new relationships and business contacts. Mixers are held the second Wednesday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and are hosted by various chamber members at their business. Attendees are invited to get a first-hand view of the hosts' facilities, products and services. Networking mixers are a benefit of chamber membership and are free for members to attend.

Take a look at our Attending Mixers 101 information page if you have questions about our networking mixers or if you have not attended one of our monthly mixers in the past.

October Networking Mixer

December Networking Mixer
Fall Tradeshow at the Fairgrounds
Ultimate business networking event
Our Tradeshow Mixers are held two times a year and replace our monthly networking mixer. The Fall Tradeshow Mixer is set for Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the Fairgrounds.

Companies and organizations can promote themselves, connect with local business and community leaders and grow their customer base by participating as a vendor. The event features food tastes from local restaurants as well as beer, wine and appetizers and the opportunity to network with businesses in a fun and interactive setting.
News from our members
Stanford Blood Center has Immediate Need for All Blood Types

ABC Announces Over 300,000 People Have Registered for RBS Training

Zone 7 Board of Directors Kick Off Public Meetings on Wholesale Water Rates

Pleasanton Chamber accepting nominations for awards

Commission & Committee Recruitment: Now Accepting Applications