October 2021
Steve Van Dorn
President/CEO
Thank you and invite to our 75th anniversary celebration
Susie Weiss, my entire team and our many volunteers worked their magic in coordinating another very successful Chamber Golf Outing at Callippe on October 1. I can’t thank our event sponsors enough for their support. This includes: Big O Tires of Pleasanton, 1st United Credit Union, Gene’s Fine Foods, Golden 1 Credit Union, Insperity, John Muir Health, OMRON and Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare. We also had several theme hole sponsors and over 130 golfers participating that made this year’s event a huge success!

We are also pleased to hold another special event on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Barone’s Backyard to honor our 2020 Community Service Award recipients and celebrate the chamber’s 75th anniversary. We invite the entire Pleasanton community to join us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music from Retroactive, featuring high energy music from Motown to today’s hits, all outside in the beautiful backyard of Barone’s. To learn more about the event, click here.

If this wasn’t enough, we have three more mixers scheduled for the year on October 13 at Cellar Door in the back patio, on November 10 at All Natural Stone in partnership with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, and on December 8 at Venture X in Pleasanton. We continue to provide opportunities for you to make new connections and grow your business. I sincerely hope you will take advantage of these opportunities.

If there are additional ways we can help your business during this time, please contact me by email at steve@pleasanton.org or by phone at 925-846-5858 ext. 204.
Celebrating 75 Years
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 75th anniversary throughout 2021 and will be commemorating the occasion with a variety of captivating stories, news articles, and reflections from community leaders.

“I would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the Chamber of Commerce for 75 years of advocating for our business community, and its associated economic growth in Pleasanton. Working together with the City of Pleasanton, our joint efforts have benefited the local economy and contributed to Pleasanton’s status as one of the best cities to live, work, and raise a family.”
-Mayor of Pleasanton Karla Brown
Karla Brown
Mayor of Pleasanton
Ribbon Cuttings
Elite Home & Commercial Property Inspections
Congratulations to Barbara and Scott Turner of Elite Home & Commercial Property Inspections on the celebration of your one-year business anniversary.

Elite has a team of insured, trained professionals OSHA & ICA certified who use the ASHI Standards of Practice to ensure that our customers have an Elite experience.
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Congratulations to Zachary’s Chicago Pizza on their grand opening. Zachary’s donated 20% of their grand opening sales to the PPIE Foundation. Zachary's is located at 337 Main Street in downtown Pleasanton.

With over 200 'Best Pizza' awards, employee-owned Zachary's Chicago Pizza has proudly served the Bay Area since 1983. The Pleasanton location features a full bar, indoor/ outdoor dining, and takeout.
Medea
Congratulations to Medea on its new location at 351 Saint Mary's Street in downtown Pleasanton.

Medea is a distributor of commercial goods including, health and safety products as well as PPE, among other items. Customers include various government agencies in addition to the private sector.

Medea was first recognized for its patented technology which included the world’s first personally programmable LED scrolling band for use on bottles, vases and wristbands.
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.
Member Spotlights & Events
GeoJango's maps make an impact with your customers and employees
GeoJango is a map company based here in Pleasanton that creates specialized maps for education, decorative, marketing, and businesses that can be featured in lobbies, conference rooms, and as art. GeoJango Maps are made in Pleasanton and shipped across the United States.

Our products are designed by a professional Geographer and Cartographer who has a passion for creating impressive maps. We use current geographical information and satellite imagery to showcase incredible details that aren't found in any other maps. Our goal is to inspire people to learn more about the world through the art of maps.
Travel Maps With Pins
Our USA & World Travel Maps are perfect for tracking past travels and planning for future adventures. We include 100 multi-colored push pins with your order so you can begin tracking your travels the moment it arrives to your door.
Custom Wallpaper Maps For Businesses
We offer custom wallpaper maps for any industry. Whether you work in retail or real estate, a wall map from GeoJango will help you display locations that are essential to your business.
New GeoJango Explorer Cards
Discover, learn and quiz your friends with our new trivia game cards! The cards feature fun facts about significant sites around the world. The Explorer Card deck comes with 50 trivia cards that are a delight to pair with any World Map or they can be enjoyed on their own.
Come Together Pleasanton - Alameda County Fair October 22-31
The 2021 Fair is 16 days away. Grab your tickets today or learn more about all the Fair fun headed your way here. During the 2021 Fair, tickets will be sold by the day and capacity will be limited to enhance safety and guest experience. You will earn Rewards with every ticket purchase. These rewards can be used on Food and Beverage during the Fair and at participating local businesses before, during and after the Fair. There will be Nightly Concerts in the Lucky California Amphitheater. Advanced purchase and seat selection required. Visit the Alameda County Fair website to learn more.
Straight from the runway beauty
Mrs. Lash Beauty Bar specializes in eyelash extensions and natural nail service. They strive to give you a stunning result, but also a cleaner and healthier beauty experience. New customers receive 20% off any service. The staff are licensed, certified, and well trained. Come start your beauty journey. Mrs. Lash Beauty Bar is located at 915 Main Street, Suite E, inside the shopping center in downtown Pleasanton.
Companies hiring right now
The Tri-Valley Career Center invites you to join them for a Coffee Break with Employers event with local employers who have multiple openings they are looking to fill. TVCC will be posting links to the companies attending next week, please check their website for more information.

The TVCC is back to an in-person format after their successful Job Fair last month. It's a highly effective way to meet with recruiters and hiring managers for your next employer.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Tri-Valley Career Center, 5860 Owens Drive, 3rd floor, Pleasanton

If you plan to attend and would like to have your resume seen ahead of time by one or all of the employers, please send it directly to amiller@clpccd.org.
2021 Halloween Spirit Run
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, this year's Spirit Run will be held on Halloween Day, Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 8:30AM. Our start & stop location is within the Alameda County Fairgrounds near the Gate 12 entrance. As in the past, our race will include 5k and 10k markers, and also a "Kids Challenge." One of the unique highlights this year is that the race will be coincide with the last day of the Alameda County Fair. Early bird and family discounts apply.

Local schools will receive donations based on the number of student and teachers participating with a $5 rebate per runner to team sponsor for non-profit and school teams. Participants are encouraged to run in costume, as this is a fun event on Halloween Day! The parking for our event will be free. Additional race information can be found online here.
Thank you to our networking mixer hosts
OMRON
OMRON's mission is to improve lives and contribute to a better society. OMRON is solving social issues through their businesses, creating innovation through technological evolution, and hosted the chamber's networking mixer in September.

Special thank you Tom Mathias and his team for hosting our members for this great event. Take a look at the photos from the mixer here and also hear from Tom as he spoke to attendees at last week's mixer here.

Poppy Bank
Poppy Bank, recognized as one of the strongest financial institutions in the country, celebrated its two-year anniversary in Pleasanton and hosted the chamber's August networking mixer.

Special thank you Lydia Santin and her team for hosting our members for this great event. Hear from Lydia as she spoke at the mixer here and also take a look at the photos from the mixer here.

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