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Strengthening the local economy and serving members for more than 70 years.
 June 2014
The Quad offers a fully outfitted gym along with premium fitness options that include CrossFitNST, Absolute Barre, Undisputed Boxing and Fusion Fitness. If you're ready to take your fitness up a notch, The Quad is the place for you.
EIS offers customers the best document management solutions in the industry. Premier HP Partner. Authorized SAVIN dealer-rated fourth in the country. Supplier of multifunction copiers, printers, fax, e-filing, and digital color imaging.

Workbench True Value opened a second location in Pleasanton at 652 Main Street. Owner Fred Nichandros explains that the Main Street location is twice as big as the Valley Plaza location and will be able to carry a wider variety of products.

CEO's Corner 
Workday headquarters to expand
Scott Raty 


The significant blow to the local economy's midsection that came with the sale of Safeway, Inc. may have been resoundingly countered by Workday and the recent Pleasanton City Council unanimous approval of their proposed new 430,000 square foot headquarters building at the Stoneridge BART station.


The strikingly attractive building will stand six stories tall. New parking structures are also planned, as is a 2,000-square foot satellite facility to be shared by Pleasanton Police Department and BART Police.


According to City Manager Nelson Fialho, the Workday project will generate a huge amount of one-time money for local government; more than $7 million in start-up fees for the city, school district and other government entities. 


Long term, we can look forward to Workday doubling their current workforce of 1,750; many of whom will frequent the mall and countless small businesses in the region contributing substantially to the local economy and tax base.  


Workday's multi-million dollar long term commitment to Pleasanton could not have come at a better time as uncertainty abounds regarding the future of Safeway after its sale to the company that owns Albertson's and headquartered in Idaho.


While we really hope that on shear volume alone Safeway, Inc. remains largely intact and operating locally, we won't know for months or possibly even a year or more.


Should some or all of Safeway's building go on the market, Workday's commitment to Pleasanton is the ultimate testimonial to potential tech firms wanting to expand, but find costs and physical constraints in San Francisco and the peninsula prohibitive.  

At a Glance
Business Spotlight

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Did You Know...
has been a member of the 
Pleasanton Chamber since 1973? 

The Pleasanton Art League (PAL), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1969 to encourage the progress and development of the creative talents of its members. Our members include artists of all skill levels, from the beginner, to the hobby artist, to the professional artist. We also welcome art lovers and patrons.
All of the artwork displayed throughout the Chamber offices is from the PAL.
 The Pleasanton Art League supports facilities, education programs, and events that enable people to share ideas, display artwork, connect and dialogue with each other. The Pleasanton Art League is dedicated to making the visual arts an integral part of the fabric of life in the Tri- Valley Area, and encourages an environment that embraces creativity and its expression. 

For more information on PAL,  


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