February 2021
Steve Van Dorn
President/CEO
A Word From Our CEO
I’d like to share with you the Chamber’s plans and focus for 2021. It goes without saying that 2020 was a year we will never forget and could have never prepared for.

Due to our awesome staff, board leadership and members that have continued to support us, we were able to keep our team together and pivot many of our programs to a virtual format. We also added some new programs such as virtual speed networking and hosted a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webinar to name just a few.

The biggest takeaway for me in 2020 was how well we all came together to support one another. The Tri-Valley Chambers co-hosted several events throughout the year that provided added value to all of our members. The City of Pleasanton, Downtown Association, Visit Tri-Valley and Hacienda Business Park began meeting weekly to discuss how we could work together to assist our business community. Our communication and relationships have never been stronger.

We Are The Pleasanton Chamber
“There is no more relevant moment than now, 10 months after the first bay area shelter-in-place order was issued, to recognize the need for our business community to come together, to focus on our present economic challenges, and work together to be the champions for a stronger and healthier community for our future."
Tracey Lewis Taylor
2021 Chair of the Board of Directors
Ambassador of the Year
On behalf of the Pleasanton Chamber, we would like to congratulate and recognize Courtney Coats of LegalShield as the Ambassador of the Year for 2020. Courtney has been an engaged member since 2011 and always follows through on what she commits to do. She has been instrumental in assisting Dawn Wilson (Membership Director) with the many check-in calls we make with our members throughout the year. Most importantly, Courtney always comes prepared with a smile and exceptional enthusiasm. Please join usin congratulating our Ambassador of the Year – Courtney Coats, LegalShield.

About Courtney Coats, LegalShield
  • With LegalShield, you get legal help, not a huge legal bill.
  • Protect your family, your business and your personal identity with the help of Courtney Coats
  • During times of uncertainty, the need for sound legal counsel is heightened
  • Access to experienced attorneys that help you any legal issue with small monthly fee
  • 925.580.6446 or coats8.wearelegalshield.com 
Courtney Coats
LegalShield
The Pleasanton Chamber’s Ambassador Group is a committee of roughly 40 chamber members. They are instrumental in furthering the Pleasanton Chamber’s reputation as one of the most engaging and successful Chambers in the Bay Area. Throughout the year, they visit existing members ensuring they are utilizing the benefits of membership. They participate in ribbon cutting ceremonies, celebrating the opening of the new businesses and welcoming them into the organization. For more information on the Chamber's Ambassador committee, contact Dawn Wilson 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.
Keeping the Community Safe, Informed and Educated
You're invited to join Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare and the Pleasanton Chamber for a virtual educational presentation and update on COVID-19, including information on the latest in surge capacity, testing, vaccines and long-term complications experienced from COVID-19.

Featuring Dr. Jake Scott, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases (pictured) as well as Tracey Lewis Taylor, Chief Operating Officer.

Labor Law Updates
The Alameda County Workforce Development Board will be hosting a webinar on 2021 labor law updates, presented by the California Employers Association (CEA) on Thursday, February 18, 10-11:30 a.m. The presentation will cover the new California employment laws, particularly in response to COVID-19, including:
leave laws, wage and hour laws (minimum wages and remote work), workers’ compensation, and industry-specific laws.

The event is no-cost for Alameda County businesses. 
UNCLE Credit Union now accepting new PPP applications
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the CARES Act and offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. Apply now and learn more online here.

Verified and completed applications will be reviewed and submitted to the SBA. New applicants must become UNCLE Credit Union members before funding of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Need additional help? Contact UNCLE Credit Union Business Banking Manager, Charles Crohare at 925-724-2107 or CCrohare@unclecu.org
Wines & Valentines
A virtual fundraiser benefiting Museum on Main from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy a live auction, a silent auction, a Fund A Need drive and some virtual games, all to support the programs of Museum on Main.

“While we will miss being in-person and the unique 2-bit quarter auction this year, we are excited for the unique opportunities a virtual event provides,” says Jim DeMersman, the museum’s Executive Director. 

$50 per person (virtual event admission)
​$75 per person (with dessert and wine delivered)

Crown Trophy is more than just awards
Does your business, league or organization use bags, drinkware, apparel, and/or other promotional products? Crown Trophy would love to help you with your next event. For new products, updates, or just to see what's going on at Crown Trophy Pleasanton, Like them on Facebook.

Crown Trophy is your one stop shop for trophies, crystal awards, medals, ribbons, engraving, promotional products, name badges and signs. Visit Jeremy, Carol and Jerry Rosenblatt at Crown Trophy at 5424-3 Sunol Blvd. in Pleasanton or call them at (925) 249-1133.
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