April 2021
Steve Van Dorn
Pleasanton Chamber Celebrates 75 Years of Supporting the Business Community
It all started back on August 8, 1907 when a small group of Pleasanton’s influential citizens met at City Hall for the purpose of organizing a civic body that would do work to further the progress of Pleasanton and to communicate with the citizens and businesses of Pleasanton an ambition to enhance and grow the town. The meeting was led by Mr. Belger, President of the Oakland Chamber. He explained what their chamber had done to further civic improvements in Oakland and argued the same could be done in the small town of Pleasanton with a population of only 1,400 at the time.

This was the genesis of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce as we see it today. The formal incorporation was not completed until September 30, 1946 which is why we are celebrating our 75th anniversary this year.

Over the next several months, we will be highlighting the many Chamber accomplishments over the past 75 years. You will hear from community leaders that were instrumental in shaping the future of Pleasanton through their role with the Chamber. From helping with planning Niles Road, lowering electric light rates which lowered business insurance rates, donating funds to support our first sewer system, to holding events like the Corn Roast to the Good Times Parade and much more.

Celebrating our anniversary gives us the opportunity to thank and remember our past leaders that were instrumental in guiding the Chamber to continued success. After all, the Chamber would not be where it is today without the support of our members and our awesome community. Please reach out to me if you have a story you’d like to share or participate as a partner in celebrating our anniversary.
We Are The Pleasanton Chamber
With spring upon us, this is a natural time for renewal, a time for healing and re-growth. As COVID vaccination rates increase, we are noticing this healing in our personal lives; friends and family safely reuniting, kids back at school and sports teams at play. We see this healing in our business community as well. Restaurants, fitness centers, and entertainment are all starting to re-open. And as they open their doors to us, our hearts fill with hope."
Tracey Lewis Taylor
2021 Chair of the Board of Directors
Ribbon Cuttings
Pleasanton Grocery Outlet
Congratulations to Pleasanton Grocery Outlet on your grand opening, located at 3550 Bernal Avenue in Pleasanton in the Vintage Hills Shopping Center. At Grocery Outlet, you'll find name brand groceries for 40-70% less than conventional grocery stores.
The Port of Peri Peri
Congratulations to The Port of Peri Peri on your grand opening, located at 4275 Rosewood Drive, Unit 20 in Pleasanton in the Rose Pavilion Shopping Center. Their all-natural, vegetarian-fed chicken is fresh, never frozen and marinated for a minimum of 24 hours. Everything made fresh after you place the order.
Ribbon Cuttings increase the visibility of a grand opening, new location, ground breaking or special anniversary by involving the Chamber. We'll bring the giant scissors and the red ribbon, invite our Ambassadors and honor the event with a picture and brief write-up in our bi-monthly newsletter. To schedule a ribbon cutting for your business, contact Dawn Wilson at dawn@pleasanton.org.
Welcome to the Chamber's New Members
Studies show consumers prefer to do business with Chamber members by a margin of 2-to-1 over non-members. We recommend that you look to Chamber members for your business and consumer needs. You can access our online member directory here. Congratulations to the following new members that have recently joined the Chamber.
Assistance League of Amador Valley
A generous donor has partnered with the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce to provide a monthly contribution to a small business. The anonymous donation has been named The 214 Gift, and each month, a different Chamber member will be presented with a check. 

The 214 Gift for March was presented to the Assistance League of Amador Valley, who's philanthropic programs reach more than 4,000 recipients in the Tri-Valley each year. 

"Assistance League of Amador Valley would like to thank the Pleasanton Chamber and the anonymous donor for their generous gift. Our Food Pantry donations have doubled this year and we are so grateful for this gift to help others in need in our community. Thank You!"

Barbara Campos
Chair, Public Relations
Assistance League of Amador Valley
The Joint Chiropractic Pleasanton Now Open
The Joint Chiropractic – Pleasanton is now open, offering accessible and convenient chiropractic services. The new office is located at 4211 Rosewood Drive in the Rose Pavilion shopping center.

The Joint is celebrating with a grand opening on Friday, April 23, that includes:
• A free consultation, exam and adjustment for new patients by texting “PLEASANTON” to 56468
• Door prizes, games and refreshments

After the grand opening events, new patients receive their initial visit for $29, which includes the consultation, exam and adjustment.

The road to better grades and test scores starts with a single call
Since 1977, Huntington Learning Center has combined proven methods with individualized instruction to give students the academic support they need to build confidence and improve grades. Their programs, whether online or in center, are flexible to meet your scheduling needs, affordable for every budget, and their centers are conveniently located, including on Hopyard Road in Pleasanton. Call Huntington Learning Center today at 925-463-2334.

Express Headshot Sessions & Developing Your Personal Brand
Nina Pomeroy Photography - a local photography studio specializing in Headshot and Branding Portraits will begin offering Express Headshot Sessions, once a month, for those looking for a quick and budget friendly headshot to use on social media, job hunting or even online dating. More details can be found online here.

After 20 years of helping hundreds of small business owners launch their online presence, she has written a new E-Book titled OWN IT: A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Your Personal Brand. Find out why everyone is talking about how it has helped them attract more business! Download here.
HERS Pink Pajama Party
People with Purpose – a Pink Pajama Party – is Saturday, May 8, 2021. HERS Breast Cancer Foundation's festive and inspiring People with Purpose Gala will not only be virtual this year, “pink tie” looks are out, pink pajamas are IN!

We’ve decided to have some fun this year given the virtual format of this event. Whether you choose to be glamorous in satin or cuddle up in cotton, you’ll be treated to an engaging evening in support of under-served breast cancer survivors.

On May 8 from 7-8 pm, we’ll honor our 2021 People with Purpose Awards and enjoy a live auction and a special messages from author, journalist, and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden. Every registered guest will receive a themed Pink Pajama Party Box (while supplies last) full of delicious treats and items that will pamper and delight. Be sure to register early! Registration is $100 per person and the value of our party box is $60.

Hike for Hope Supporting Hope Hospice
Registration for the 2021 Hike for Hope is now open. Sign up at TheHikeForHope.com and start fundraising for your local community. Proceeds from this event support hospice patient care and help keep grief support and family caregiver programs available to the public at no charge.

Participating in #hikeforhope2021 isn't limited to actually hiking. You can bike, walk, saunter, or stroll — choose your own style and location this year. Learn more and register at TheHikeForHope.com. Register by April 30 for a t-shirt guarantee.
Upcoming Events For You
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