Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Week of November  5, 2018
VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE

The Chamber office will be closed Monday, November 12
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Veterans Day:
November 12, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Walnut Creek On Ice
at Civic Park thanks all veterans throughout the Bay Area by encouraging them to skate with a loved one on Veterans Day. $15 per veteran plus guest, military ID required. Guarantees two hours of skating.
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Sunday, November 11, 11am
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
 
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the City of Walnut Creek and the Walnut Creek Concert Band will honor our veterans. Mayor Justin Wedel will lead the ceremony, which is free and open to the public.
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! 

Children's Winter Festival
November 10
 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Exciting Performance by
OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATER

POLINA EDMUNDS
2014 OLYMPIAN - SOCHI RUSSIA
Two-time U.S. Silver Medalist
2015 Four Continents Champion

Children, families, and the young-at-heart can kick off the ice skating season this Saturday in Civic Park with the
Children's Winter Festival. This popular event includes live skate performances, Rocco's pizza, Heritage Eats decadent hot chocolate, face painting, free giveaways, and more. Free admission and skates for the first 250 guests; $5 admission until 5 p.m., and then regular price of $15 per person. Includes skate rentals.

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WCOI offers  
Skating Lessons , Birthday Parties ,  Themed Nights , Private Ice Rental, and much more.  
For all the "Cool" details,

BE SEEN AT THE 
COOLEST PLACE IN TOWN
Let's Meet at Your House

HOST A CHAMBER BASH 
(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
07.
For Members Only
  


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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
COMPLETE CHAMBER WEBSITE
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Diablo Ballet

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Upcoming Concerts

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See What's Playing  Click here 

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 FOR ALL EVENTS
 
Job Postings


The Votes are In

The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau congratulates incumbent Cindy Silva and planning commissioner Matt Francois on their Election Day victories. 
 
We express our sincere appreciation to all five candidates -  Rebecca Byrd , Spencer Dress , Matt Francois, Iman Novin, and Cindy Silva for their time, efforts, and willingness to serve the community of Walnut Creek.
Ten Weeks of 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.
Skate Shop
Saturday, November 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturda - a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. 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   . Be sure to visit the Shop Small booth at the  Holiday Ice Rink  on November 24 for a free shopping bag.   
Members in the News
New technologies awarded top winner of HIT Foundation competition

Arcun Tanju
President
Home Helpers & Direct Link of Walnut Creek

At present, Home Helpers  provides in-home non-medical home care services and personal emergency monitoring services through the Internet of Things (IoT) devices to its clients. New technologies hold tremendous potential for developing new services for seniors. We envisioned a system to encourage seniors to digitize their health data so that they can benefit from the new preventive services. Tokenization of digital health data will reduce the overall cost of healthcare. This project was presented in Digital Health Forum in Zurich in September 2018 and awarded as the top winner of HIT Foundation competition. To read the article, click here.

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FORMA GYM TURKEY TROT
An East Bay Thanksgiving Day
Family Tradition
 
This Thanksgiving, before the big meal, games, and pumpkin pie why not get a little exercise with a few thousand of your neighbors. The Forma Gym Turkey Trot is an event the entire family can enjoy.   By running the Turkey Trot you will also be giving back to your local community through our beneficiaries like the Food Bank, WCEF, PEAK, and The Wellness City Challenge. The event takes place in beautiful Downtown Walnut Creek and goes through a flat terrain of neighborhoods, businesses, and part of the Iron Horse Trail.  Turkey Trot Website for more information | $5 Discount when you use code: CHAMBERLINK 
And the Answer is...Volunteer
#WhatWouldYouDo
A rewarding volunteer opportunity

The 
Chamber's Education Committee  will pose this question to a group of middle school students on Wednesday, December  5 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This 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. We are looking for business leaders to facilitate the conversation. If you are interested in participating, contact  Nicky Henzie at 934-2007 or  nhenzie@walnut-creek.com
Something Big is about to Happen


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  
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For a EBWC Sponsorship Brochure,  Click Here.

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Reservations are now closed,
please call the Chamber office at (925) 934-2007 to inquire about seating.
 
 
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
Open For Business!
The Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors and staff
invite you to join them as they celebrate the Grand Openings of 




Thursday, November 8 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening 
1153 Locust Street,  Walnut Creek



Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring! At Poké Bar, you can create a delicious, nutritious meal in a portion size that's right for you. Your tastebuds will definitely thank you. Please join us in celebrating our first official event . Sample free poke and other treats, and enjoy a Hawaiian dance performance after the ribbon cutting ceremony. We look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday, November 13 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Comfort Keepers
391 Talyor Blvd #210, Pleasant Hill 

We have moved! Please join us in celebrating our new location! 
Holiday Networking Summit
November Holiday BASH
(Business And Social Hour)
Thursday, November 155:30 to 7:00 PM
Hosted by Summit Bank 
1701 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek


Our November Holiday BASH will be hosted by  Summit Bank in their new location at 1701 N. California Blvd. The BASH will be held on Thursday, November 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Our host has a wonderful BASH planned, so 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 $20.00 [cash or check only] and a business card.  

Registration appreciated, click here.
Party Time
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
& Visitors Bureau 
is proud to support the
San Francisco Business Times'
East Bay Book of List Party

The Party - a celebration of East Bay excellence will be on December 13, 2018 at 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
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