August 2020
Be well. Wear your mask. Stay connected with us. 
Pleasanton Chamber President/CEO Steve Van Dorn shares a video message with our members. 
Dear Chamber Supporter,

It's hard to believe COVID-19 arrived over five months ago! Last month, I was optimistic that businesses would begin opening again. Unfortunately, the spread of the pandemic has increased, which will further delay our economy from recovering. Please continue to wear your masks and socially distance. If we all follow these basic guidelines, we will slow the spread and businesses will be allowed to open.

I hope you have taken advantage of "A Weekend on Main" and visited the many restaurants and businesses that are serving excellent food and creative products while Main Street is closed to cars. Since there is only one weekend remaining, we have requested the City consider extending the closure until at least Labor Day weekend. Our downtown businesses need this additional support so they can keep their doors open.

Last month we continued our Virtual Speed Networking Zoom program which has been a huge success. Our next one will be held on August 13 at 2pm. We are also in the process of planning our first virtual mixer for August 10. Our Tri-Valley Mayors' Summit will be held virtually on August 26 starting at 12noon, featuring a panel discussion with the five Tri-Valley Mayors, moderated by Catharine Baker. More information will be outlined on these awesome programs in our Monday Update email.

EXTRAORDINARY TIMES CALL FOR EXTRAORDINARY CHOICES. Your membership is extremely important to us. In times of unique challenges, we don't want continuing membership to be one of the difficult choices facing your business. If you need some flexibility in order to continue as a member of the Chamber, please reach out to our Membership Director, Dawn Wilson. She is ready to work with you on flexible payment options. If you renew your membership online, you can now switch from annual to monthly payments. Continue reading August update here.

President & CEO
Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
Studies show consumers prefer to do business with Chamber members by a margin of 2-to-1 over non-members. Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber.
Welcome to our newest 
Thank and honor the Heroes of COVID-19
Thank a hero with a wine tour
The Livermore Wine Trolley is offering an exciting opportunity to honor and thank our community Heroes. For just $100 sponsor fee (discounted from $121.99), you can select your personal Hero or Heroes to honor and give them a well-deserved day of relaxation on the Trolley.
The Wine Tour for Heroes includes tasting a full flight at 3 wineries, a delicious lunch, traveling through the wine country on the Trolley and a professional and fun Tour Guide who will play favorite tunes upon request!
Select the link below and with your sponsorship, please provide us with the name, contact information, and your personal thank you note to your Hero. We will send your Hero a gift certificate for a future wine tour with your note! If you don't have a specific person to honor, but would like to sponsor a Hero, we will happily choose one for you.
Virtual Trip Around Town
Everyone is invited to join us for our first Virtual Trip Around Town as we check in LIVE on local businesses in Pleasanton. Meet new members, get the latest info on Pleasanton happenings, and "mix" it up from the comfort of your own computer. This takes place via zoom on 
Tri-Valley Mayors' Summit
The Tri-Valley Mayors' Summit is set for Wednesday, August 26, 2020 and this year's event will be virtual. Everyone is invited to join us for a panel discussion of the current challenges and opportunities facing the Tri-Valley with the Mayors of Pleasanton, Danville, Dublin, Livermore and San Ramon. Included in the panel are Karen Stepper (Danville), David Haubert (Dublin), John Marchand (Livermore), Jerry Thorne (Pleasanton) and Bill Clarkson (San Ramon).

With the Honorable Catharine Baker, California State Assemblymember, District 16 (ret.) moderating the discussion, and more than 100 years of dedication and experience being represented by these Mayors, you are sure to leave with new insights and renewed confidence in our region continuing to prosper for years to come.
Special thank you to our sponsors
Whether in times of prosperity or times of crisis, we are with you on the front lines, leading the way and making sure our community emerges stronger than ever.  We are all in this together at
Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
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On to a brighter future
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VentureX Pleasanton Grand Re-Opening
Hear from Larry Cabling at VentureX Pleasanton how they've re-opened and are making sure you and your team are safe. Venture X - For all of your co-working space needs. Watch now.
Membership Benefits
Now available online in a user-friendly format
Whether you have an associate, friend or neighboring business that is considering joining the Chamber or you and your colleagues could use a refresher about all of the benefits of your Chamber membership, this is for you.