Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Week of December  3, 2018

To learn more about these new member businesses, visit their websites.
Lucent Aesthetic
Valerie Schneider
Jacqueline Neuwirth
Your Town Monthly
Margo Gaspar
Balestrieri Family Farm
Amber Balestrieri
CareLink Pharmacy
Nahla Alabbas
Edward Jones
Fred Steingraf
Oakstone Advisors LLC
Ronald MacArthur
Bay Vista Development
Brian Clark
Steven Pignataro
Leblanc Esthetics Facial Spa
Faezeh Seyedfathi
Get Your Skate On!
The Coolest Place in Town
Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink
 Opens November 9

11.09.18 - 1.21.19
 Get  ready to get your skate on at  Walnut Creek on Ice, brought to you by the    Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and   Walnut Creek Downtown. We're celebrating our 14th season in Civic Park and you're invited to join in the fun! 
WCOI offers  
Skating Lessons , Birthday Parties ,  Themed Nights , Private Ice Rental, and much more.  
For all the "Cool" details,

Baby, It's Cold Outside!



Let's Meet at Your House

(Member Opportunity)

Have you been waiting to host a
Chamber  Business and Social Hour ? Now's your chance to let us know. The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is accepting member requests to fill our 2019 calendar.

 For more information, contact Linda Vesneski, Chamber Membership Director,
(925) 934-20
For Members Only

Your Ad Here

Marketing & Advertising 
A variety of effective marketing opportunities are available through the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce. They include Web Advertising, e-Broadcast Advertising, and more!  Click here.
See What's Happening
Visit the
Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts

See What's Playing  Click here 


Job Postings

Shining Lights
Chamber Board Chair Tim Argenti and Ambassador Co-Chair Chantal Reese

The  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Board Chair and  Ambassadors  joined Santa Claus and more than 600 other participants in the annual Holiday Parade of Lights and tree lighting last week. Take a peak at the Chamber Facebook for more photos.
Be Seen...Big Time

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 be placed on the waiting list, please call the Chamber office at (925) 934-2007.
What I Love About You

Celebrate the things you LOVE about  Walnut Creek in  Walnut Creek Magazine's 
2018 Reader's Choice Awards.
Very Cool Holiday Advertising

Walnut Creek On Ice!  Promote your business from November 9 through January 21 , 2019 with a 6' X 3' dasher board at the holiday outdoor ice rink in Civic Park. Your business name will be visible to more than 40,000 skaters and 120,000 spectators throughout the 10-week season. For details on dasher boards and other sponsorship opportunities, click here . Dasher board flyer with application, click here .
Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Allasia Hyett
Rees & Rees Insurance Services Inc.
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Ambassador

Allasia Hyett is a commercial insurance broker with Rees & Rees Insurance Services Inc., licensed in Property Casualty and Life & Health. Although there are many services offered within her realm of practice, she specializes in helping businesses with Workers Comp, General Liability, Bonds, Professional Liability / E & O and Commercial Auto. As a native to the San Francisco Bay Area, she really appreciates all of the coastal hikes and cultural food the Bay has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, long walks with her dog, camping, attending sporting events, and getting down and dirty in the kitchen! 

Meet Allasia and the other Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors at the monthly  Chamber BASH,  ribbon cuttings, and community events including the Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival, Oktoberfest, and Walnut Creek on Ice.
Say It With Stickers
Instagram Stickers: The Underrated Feature That Can Take Your Stories Further

Instagram Stickers are dynamic graphic elements that can be added to both image and video stories. Some are animated, some are clickable, and others even allow users to interact directly with the story. Simply put, they make your stories more interesting, which makes users more likely to engage with them.  Stickers can be found after you've taken or uploaded your photo or video by tapping on the sticker icon in the top right corner of your stories' editing options.
Open For Business!
The Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors and staff invite you to join them as they celebrate the Grand Openings of three new member businesses with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Tuesday, December 4 - 5:30pm Ribbon Cutting
1812 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek

An independent pharmacy that provides home delivery, medical supplies, immunizations, travel medicine, blister packaging, skin and sun protection and a wide range of OTC products.

 Thursday, December 6  - 5:30pm Ribbon Cutting
1538 Locust Street,  Walnut Creek

A uniquue shop selling gently used, donated items, to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer.

Thursday, December 13 - 5:30pm Ribbon Cutting
The Lash Lounge Walnut Creek (Orchards Shopping Center)
2852 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek

We specialize in safe and customized eyelash extensions. Our exclusive technique tailors a perfect design for each individual's unique eye shape using our custom-built mapping system. 
First Class Coach
A big thank you to  American Stages Tours  (AST) for donating a tour bus for our Leadership Contra Costa Business & the Economy Session! AST is a charter & tour bus company strategically located NE of San Francisco and south of Sacramento, CA. AST serves primarily the Western US and Western Canada, yet is qualified to take your group anywhere in the US or Canada. "American Stage Tours is small enough to care and large enough to compete." 

If you would like to submit an application for the 2019-2020 class, please click here If you are interested in finding out more about the program, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, SVP, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau on (925) 934-2007. 
Holiday Stroll
Walnut Creek Holiday Stroll- Friday, December 7th, 5p-9p
Shop, Sip and Celebrate in Downtown Walnut Creek
Join us for an evening of merriment featuring merchant open houses, extended shopping hours, sips & savors, caroling, live music, Ugly Sweater Contest, Santa & Friends, plus carriage rides. Local merchants will offer discounts, specials, and refreshments. Starting location: Water Light Public Plaza-1501 Locust St.- Come sip some bubbly!
Case Study
Mint Design is expanding their services to include branding. They are seeking one or two Chamber member businesses to do a branding or re-branding campaign as a case study. They are offering their services for free. Those interested should contact Mint Design Founder Brandy Cooper for the details. (925) 272-8951
Party Time
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce  & Visitors Bureau is proud to support
San Francisco Business Times' 
East Bay Book of List Party

The Party - a celebration of East Bay excellence will be on December 13at the Roundhouse Conference Center in San Ramon. Use promo code: WCCC10 for 10% off your ticket! For information or to register,   click here .

Land of the Rising Sun
The Walnut Creek Chamber is headed to Japan, Land of the Rising Sun, March 14 - 22, 2019.   Click here  for a brochure. For more information, call Lynn Pauline at the Chamber.  (925) 934-2007
What's Not to Like?
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