Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of  May 7, 2018 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.


Let's Go to Puglia, Italy!
October 21 - 29, 2018

Puglia is one of Italy's hidden treasures. A region of beautiful shorelines, lovely towns, baroque architecture and delicious cuisine.   Click here for brochure.

Running Basics
Candidate Workshop
MAY 12, 2018
9:00am - 12:30pm
Pacheco Community Center
5800 Pacheco Blvd, Pacheco

Join Contra Costa County Elections for a free workshop to learn about the basics of running for public office. Topics include candidate filing and campaign finance disclosure requirements, working with the media, and hearing from past local candidates.  Complete details here.
For Members Only

Job Postings

Looking for an Intern?
Anne Fuller
College and Career Advisor 
Las Lomas High School
925 280-3920
What's Happening?

Cancer Support Community
S a t u r d a y , M a y 1 9 

Upcoming Concerts
See What's Playing  Click here 

Last Call - Don't Let This Crowd Pass You By
Face-to-Face Marketing Opportunities
85,000+ Festival-goers | Two-Day Community Event

June 2 & June 3 in Heather Farm Park

Promote your products and services while pouring a wine or beer directly to festival attendees from your own company branded  booth.   (Booth / Wine / Beer provided by the Chamber)
Wine / Beer Pouring Booth:   For more details and a registration form  { Click Here } To Register online   { Click Here }

*Be Seen on the Big Screen
Feature your business or organization on a 10.5' LED screen in the Craft Beer Garden & Sports Lounge. All-day exposure during sports events  & cross your fingers... WARRIORS' PLAYOFF GAME .
(Craft Beer Garden & Sports Lounge will remain open so attendees can watch the game.)  For complete information, * contact Shawn Filardi, sfilardi@walnut-creek.com | (925) 934-2007 
Commercial Exhibitor:  P romote your product or service directly to Festival attendees from your company branded 10 x 10 Commercial Exhibitor Booth Space.  Please call Shawn Filardi  for availability at (925) 934-2007. 
Art & Wine Festival Event Sponsorships: Target your market with an Event Sponsorship. For a  Sponsorship Brochure   {Click Here} or call Jay Hoyer or Shawn Filardi at (925) 934-2007.  

Next Generation Leaders
Calling all businesses and organizations-this is your opportunity to participate in a new and exciting program! The Walnut Creek Youth Leadership Commission is holding its first Youth Conference on June 27, 2018 at Civic Park. The goal of the day is to energize, engage and empower the next leaders in Walnut Creek. Take a look at some opportunities to participate, click here   Please contact Carla Hansen, Assistant to the City Manager, hansen@walnut-creek.org for more information.    
Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Wanda Wallis, RE/MAX Accord
Past Chair,  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Ambassador Committee
Wanda Wallis brings  35-plus years of successful outside and inside sales experience. Wanda has worked for several fortune 500 companies over the span of her career. In 2004 she decided to do what she had put off for years, become a Realtor! She enjoys, and is very successful in, helping both buyers and sellers. However after just two years in the business she found a niche-seniors. Her patience, understanding, and love for seniors led her to acquire the NAR designation of SRES. Wanda also serves on two nonprofit boards connected with seniors, one being Alzheimer's of the East Bay, which she has served for nine years.   Wanda has been very active in the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce for the last 14 years. She is the former Ambassador Chairperson, the position she held for eight years. She also volunteers on other committees when needed. Wanda is married to Larry Willies, and they have one son. Wanda and her husband, Larry, enjoy golfing, traveling, and simply spending quality time together.

Meet Wanda and the other Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors at the monthly  Chamber BASH,  ribbon cuttings, and upcoming Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival.
Celebrate With Your Neighbors
The Chamber Ambassadors and staff invite you to celebrate the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting celebrations of twoof our newest members.

Thursday, May 24th  
Ribbon Cutting at 5:30pm
The Practice for Women 1444 S. Main Street, Walnut Creek

Connect deeply with other women, feel at home in your body, and remember who you truly are. The Practice® is a weekly ritual of showing up for yourself in a new way. It is a 10-week cathartic experience of yoga and connection. In a circle of like-minded women we let go of perfectionism, show up just as we are, and become whole again.

Thursday, May 31 | Ribbon Cutting & BASH 5:30 to 7:00pm

Fun though fitness! Cardio/Kickboxing, Strength training, class-based 60Minute workout with customized music! Free underground parking directly under the club! We offer unlimited monthly Memberships, no contracts/Fees!
Networking With a Punch
May BASH Networking Event
Thursday, May 31 | 5:30 to 7:00pm
Our May BASH will be hosted by OMNI FIGHT CLUB.   Our hosts have a wonderful BASH and Grand Opening event planned, so we hope to see you there!  The event will be held on Thursday, May 31 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.  This event is FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members; please remember to bring your business card.Non-member admission is $20.00 (cash only) and a business card.  To register, click here .
Pedal Power
Thursday, May 10, is Bike to Work Day  in the bay area, so leave your car at home for the day's commute if you can.  Make time to stop by City Hall on your way in the morning...  an energizer station with healthy snacks and drinks will be available.   You'll also see some of the green and yellow LimeBikes at City Hall Thursday morning.  The company, which has been piloting its bikeshare program in the Shadelands, plans to deploy a set of bikes downtown for use by people looking for a quick way to get around town.  
Strategic Planning
4 Simple Digital Marketing Tips That Work
When used correctly, digital marketing allows your business to target and reach its market, accounting for new customers, more sales, and long-term growth. However, the complexity of digital technologies can make it hard to determine the right strategy for your business. Use these four tips to optimize your business's digital marketing plan.
Get Ready For A Great Time

37th Annual Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival
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