April 2015
Esteller Martial Arts has reopened and rebranded to Esteller MMA & Fitness. The heart and soul of E-MMA is, and always has been, the SAFEKIDS Program. Developed in 2000 as an Anti-Abduction course for Middle and High Schools, this program has been shared with thousands of students. Learn more now
Rotary Clubs of Pleasanton
Mixer guests had the opportunity to learn a bit more about being a Rotarian while enjoying a delicious breakfast of New Mexico huevos rancheros and  blackberry pine nut pancakes at the February Morning Mixer at Eddie Papa's.


The three Rotary Clubs combined forces to celebrate""50 Years of Rotary in Pleasanton," and they talked about some of the events taking place this Spring in honor of the 50th anniversary. 

Come join us for a  night of merriment!
Friday, May 8, 2015
Castlewood Country Club

Keynote Speaker: 

Syndicated cartoonist 

Scott Adamscreator of Dilbert

Live Music and Dancing: 

Magic Moments
 This event is open to the public.

Tickets include dinner and wine. 

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Fabulous cars, crab cakes, a risotto bar and desserts... just a few of the highlights from the March networking mixer hosted by Scott's Catering & Hospitality Management at the Blackhawk Museum.


With over 25 years in business and exclusive to the Blackhawk Museum, Scott's Hospitality Management and Catering Services can help you turn any occasion into a memorable celebration.  

CEO's Corner  
Scott Raty 

Congratulations to the City of Pleasanton on its recent decision to move forward and explore opportunities for a new civic center and library.  Chamber leaders are squarely behind the Council's direction to study the possibility for a new civic center either in the downtown or in close proximity, and which may or may not include a new City Hall because such a planning effort is consistent with our newly updated Community Vision, Pleasanton 2020.


One important factor however, seems largely absent from the discussion and the framework under which  a to-be-named citizens committee will operate, and that's an updated vision for downtown that includes thriving retail, dining and entertainment.

Since the 80's, there has been talk of building a permanent civic center to replace the current patchwork of buildings that includes a former school district building and portables reminiscent of grammar school overflow.


In 2001, the City produced a Specific Plan for Downtown.  A few years later, the City came close to embarking on a planning process for a new civic center and library when the economy went south and all capital improvements in the city were put on back burners. 

Read full article here.


Business Spotlight
Jody Amos, Amos Productions provides some key notes  for effective business presentations in a recent blog post at amospro.com
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