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 August 2014
Spring Bioscience New Labs at Roche Molecular Diagnostics Spring develops and manufactures antibodies destined for clinical assays and serves the wider cancer research community. Spring's new home includes 11,000-square feet of lab space. The space has new energy conservation features, and the lights and HVAC system will be on "smart" occupancy sensors which automatically turn off lights and reduce HVAC when unoccupied. It will also be the first lab space on campus to use energy efficient LED lighting.
Feel welcome the moment you arrive at DoubleTree by Hilton Pleasanton at The Club. There is something special about a warm, yummy chocolate chip cookie. It says "Welcome" in so many ways. That's why we give one to every guest as they check in. It's our way of showing you how much we care. 
Salute to Partnerships
In July, the Chamber and the Pleasanton Downtown Association teamed up for the annual Salute to Partnerships Joint Mixer and BBQ in Barone's Backyard.

Joyce Shapiro was honored at the event in recognition of her nine years of dedicated service to the Leadership Pleasanton program. Shapiro announced that she will be stepping aside from the role to focus on the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation development and fundraising. 


Joyce Shapiro recognized at Salute to Partnerships BBQ & Mixer
Watch what Joyce Shapiro had to say after being recognized.

Recognizing the great partnerships between the City, Chamber and Downtown Association, the event was an opportunity to thank city employees for all they do to help make the Pleasanton community a great place to live, work and raise a family. The Chamber's Community Foundation sponsored the event.


A big thank you to Joe and Mari Barone for use of the backyard and to Tony Macciano and the Lickety Spit BBQ team from Pleasanton Garbage.  

CEO's Corner 
Purple Pipe (recycled water line) On The Way
Scott Raty 


Brown is the new green as businesses and residents alike embrace mandatory 25% water conservation throughout the Tri-Valley. 

The City of Pleasanton is being proactive in pursuit of both short and long term solutions, taking advantage of low cost state loans to substitute recycled water for potable water where feasible while meeting health and safety standards. 

Construction will soon begin to extend a purple pipe (recycled water line) eastward under Hopyard Road from the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) treatment plant near I-680 at Stoneridge Drive to connect with Hacienda's pre-existing purple pipe system installed throughout its 800 acres in the 1980's but never connected.

The new purple pipe will then be extended south to the Ken Mercer Sports Park and all playing fields in the 105-acre facility will be converted to recycled water. According to the City, these projects will be completed by June 2015. On an annual basis this will supplant as much as 12-15% of the community's typical potable water demands. 

Eventually purple pipe will extend to Callippe Preserve Golf Course at the south end of town. Until then, the City will continue to send as many as four water trucks, four times a day to Callippe with recycled water. Permanently taking Callippe out of the potable water equation potentially frees up another 3-5%, improving the total availability of potable water city-wide by as much as 15-20%.  

At a Glance
Business Spotlight

The Taylor Family Foundation


Presents the 24th Annual 
Auction Fundraiser
Sunday, August 24
11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Special performance by 
k.d. lang
Come celebrate with us as we honor Barry Taylor
Raffle Grand Prize: 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop
Raffle proceeds are donated to The Taylor Family Foundation, whose mission is to preserve the wellness and enhance the quality of life for children in Northern California living with life-threatening andchronic illnesses, developmental disabilities and youth at-risk through unique therapeutic experiences and support. Need not be present to win.

Ticket pricing 
$50/ticket, $100/3 tickets, $500/20 tickets
Call 925.455.5118 to purchase your tickets.
Did You Know...
has been a member of the 
Pleasanton Chamber 
since 1973? 

Graham-Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton has provided personalized memorial and funeral services that honor the gifts and achievements of a special life in the Tri-Valley area for more than 120 years.

Graham-Hitch is a fully licensed funeral provider, offering complete burial and cremation services with value, quality and dignity. But their new approach is less formal and provides a wider suite of services, which are often a better 
value for families.

4167 First Street, Pleasanton



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