Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of November 13, 2017 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.
John Vukovojac
Lisa Starratt
Diablo Ballet
Lauren Jonas
Gott's Roadside
Daron Carman
Sallie Severns State Farm
Sallie Severns
Rogers Behavioral Health
Kristine Bazalar
Patra Indian Grill
Ranga Prabhakar
Northwestern Mutual
Heather Rhoads
AVE Walnut Creek
Suzy Thornley
Ice Time
The Coolest Place in Town

Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink 
11.10.17 - 1.15.18

For all the "Cool" details,

Lions & Tigers, Oh My
If South Africa is on your bucket list, here's your opportunity to take that trip to the wild side!

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
 & Visitors Bureau presents:
April 16 to 27, 2018
11 Days from  $3,695

For Members Only
Job Postings

What's Happening?
Shop Small 
Saturday, November 25

Holiday Open House
Parade of Lights at Broadway Plaza
Thursday, November 30th
6pm - 9pm 

See What's Playing  Click here 


Be a Walnut Creek Neighborhood Champion

Saturday, November 25, 2017 is Small Business Saturda y® - a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Whether it's your barbershop or one-stop garden supply store, these small businesses keep our community strong and vibrant. Please join the  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau  and  Walnut Creek Downtown  in supporting our local small business by  shopping at a small business . Stop by the Chamber office anytime during business hours and pick up a  free Shop Small shopping bag . Visit the  Shop Small booth at the  Holiday Ice Rink  on November 25 for a free shopping bag and other event information...then get out and Shop Small at  the local spots you call your  own.  Small business owners: Pick up an array of free Small Business Saturday marketing materials at the Chamber office. More information and  marketing materials    available online.
Another Way to be a Champion...Volunteer

  #WhatWouldYouDo |
A rewarding volunteer opportunity.   
#WhatWouldYouDo?  The  Chamber's Education Committee 
will pose this question to a group of middle school students on Friday, December 1 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. T his unique experience offers direct interaction between students, business leaders, educators, and government officials as they ask each other "What Would You Do?" to a series of timely case studies in right and wrong.  To participate,contact  Nicky Henzie at 934-2007 or nhenzie@walnut-creek.com
Get'em Shopping BFCM

8 Awesome Black Friday Cyber Monday Email Campaigns
You Can Steal This Holiday Season
by  Corey Ferreira,  Sep 28, 2017 -  7 minute read

As a marketer and business owner, it can be difficult to come up with great emails with eye-catching images and actionable copy. That's why I like to draw inspiration from other successful marketers and businesses.  I'm going to share eight awesome  Black Friday Cyber Monday  email campaigns that you can steal for your store. For each example, I'll break down what it is, why it's so effective, and how you can implement the idea into your BFCM campaigns.Make 2017 your most successful BFCM yet, with tools and support that make it easy to sell smarter, better, and bigger.  
GAME ON!...You'd Best Sprint

More than three-quarters of the seating has been reserved. 
Secure your seat before they sell out.
2018 EBWC
Second Lady of the United States
2009 - 2017
Always a Sold Out Event
$225/person if purchased by December 15, 2017
 $250 thereafter
To ensure your seat, register now.  
   or call the Chamber office (925) 934-2007 for assistance. 

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Maximum Exposure
Reserve a space in the EBWC Exhibit Hall

Access to nearly 600 women who are the leaders 
and decision-makers in their business and communities
Business listing in full color Conference program 
Business listing and website link on Chamber website  
For a EBWC Sponsorship Brochure, Click Here.
To learn how you or your organization can become a part of this amazing day-long conference, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President & EBWC Founder, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (925) 934-2007  mhoch@walnut-creek.com

A Real Holiday BASH
November Holiday BASH
Chamber BASH (Business and Social Hour)hosted by

Thursday, November 16  |5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 
Capital One Cafe
1139 South Main Street, Walnut Creek 

Our hosts have a wonderful Holiday gathering planned-We hope to see you there! 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
Open for Business
Please join the Chamber Ambassador team and staff  as they help celebrate the Grand Openings of these Chamber member businesses with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Wednesday, November 15 | Ribbon Cutting at 5:45pm
Lyric Apartments, 1500 North California, Walnut Creek 

If you're searching for a stylish new home in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, end your search today. Lyric is a brand-new community offering pet-friendly, one & two bedroom apartments for rent in Walnut Creek. 
More Holiday Merriment
Holiday Stroll 
Main & Locust Streets in Downtown Walnut Creek
Friday, December 8 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for an evening of merriment featuring merchant open houses, extended shopping hours, sips & savors, caroling, live music and other surprises.Bring canned food donations for our nonprofit partner, Loaves & Fishes. Free swag bags to the first 50 who register.

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