E-Business Connection
Strengthening the local economy and serving members for more than 70 years.
 December 2014
Innovate Pleasanton is a private enterprise from Tri-Valley Capital. Tri- Valley Capital works to add value to start up companies through "mentor capital." The facility provides an exciting environment for entrepreneurs and companies in the growth stage of their business. 
Chromagraphics and Insignia Designs
Thank you to Chromagraphics and Insignia Designs for hosting a great networking mixer in October. Fuddruckers burgers and fries as well as drinks and networking among fellow Chamber members and friends were just a few of the things enjoyed on the warm fall evening. Special thank you to Ron, Brenda, Carol and Todd (pictured below) for teaming up to host such a fun event.

Chromagraphics and Insignia Designs are both family-run businesses and active members in the Pleasanton community, local networking groups as well as big supporters of non-profit organizations and local schools. 

Alameda County Fairgrounds and Ovations
Over 45 vendors and 200 people were in attendance at November's Fall Tradeshow & Mixer, which featured lots of food, drink, networking and prizes. Special thank you to the Alameda County Fairgrounds and Ovations for hosting the event. Guests enjoyed delicious bites from the following local restaurants and caterers:
The Alameda County Fairgrounds is host to trade and consumer shows, festivals, corporate picnics, and much more. Over three million visitors annually visit the 267 acre park-like grounds. Click here for more information on your next corporate event. 
Business Spotlight

The Slim Co. of Pleasanton

The BodyLight System exclusively at The Slim Co. of Pleasanton

Sessions with the fat loss BodyLight™ are easy, painless and carefree. Each session consists of 25 minutes on the BodyLight™ followed by 10 minutes on the Whole Body Vibration machine. The BodyLight™ targets stubborn areas such as waist, hips or thighs. The minimum suggested treatment period is two weeks with three full sessions each week. Learn more now at www.theslimco.com.


The Slim Co. of Pleasanton

739 Main Street, Suite B




CEO's Corner 
Scott Raty 

Pleasanton and all its residents are fortunate to have so many outstanding individuals who volunteer countless hours of service to our community.  At 7pm this evening in the Council Chambers, we all have the chance to acknowledge the service of four dedicated volunteer community leaders who serve at the highest levels locally:  Cheryl Cook-Kallio, Jerry Thorne, Kathy Narum and Arne Olson. 


Cheryl Cook-Kallio

First, Cheryl Cook-Kallio steps down tonight after eight years of tireless service on the City Council.  Forever I will value Cheryl's work ethic and thoughtful, consistent regard for the best interests of the total community. Here's a link to last Friday's excellent Pleasanton Weekly editorial summarizing her many years of successful service


Second, we'll witness Mayor Jerry Thorne and Council member Kathy Narum take the oath of office for a second term in their respective elected positions, and we'll witness Arne Olson take the oath of office as Pleasanton's newest policy maker.  After eight years serving on the Planning Commission, Olson will assume the seat vacated by Cook-Kallio.

Arne Olson


Along with continuing Council members Karla Brown and Jerry Pentin these five, as previous Councils have done, will log countless hours digesting staff reports, attending meetings, speaking and corresponding with constituents, participating in events both in Pleasanton and beyond in order to do the best they can for our City. The sacrifice these community leaders have, and will continue to make is enormous, and regardless of one's politics they deserve our gratitude.


Hope to see you tonight at city hall. 


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is conveniently located right off of Main Street in downtonwn Pleasanton? 
Al's Hair Design promises a laid back attitude and a hometown atmosphere. Al has been in business since the 1990s. Provides all the basic haircare services - cut, color, style, and perms.

312-A St. Mary Street, Pleasanton


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Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-4pm
Closed Sunday & Monday 

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