Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of  August 13, 2018 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

Macy's Walnut Creek
Maria Padilla-Angel

Radicle Health
Timothy Byars

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Marketing & Advertising 
A variety of effective marketing opportunities are available through the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce. They include Web Advertising, e-Broadcast Advertising, and More! Click here.

Summer Fun
Visit the



Monument Crisis Center celebrates its 15th year of service to the community.   August 19th 


Diablo Ballet

The 24th Annual Sculpture Show at the Ruth Bancroft Garden is a true visual delight! 


Upcoming Concerts

See What's Playing  Click here 



Job Postings

Looking for an Intern?
Anne Fuller
College and Career Advisor 
Las Lomas High School
925 280-3920
SAVE THE DATE- City Council Candidates' Forum
Save the Date to Attend
Walnut Creek City Council Candidates' Forum 2018
Tuesday, September 11| 7:45 to 9:45am
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar, 1333 N. California Blvd.

Candidate information available after filing closes on August 15. Check back with the Chamber website Walnut-Creek.com.
For the last 92 years the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce has been working hard for our community. We appreciate the trust that our residents place in our organization. That is why each election we host a free public forum to introduce all the City Council candidates to the community. Much time and foresight goes into a series of questions we prepare to bring to light their respective positions on important issues.  Voters will have their first chance to hear from the candidates during a special Candidates' Forum sponsored by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. All  candidates
 will respond to questions posed by the Chamber's political action committee, WALPAC, and members of the audience. 

Seats are limited. Registration required. Continental breakfast will be served.
Early Bird Special
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar, Walnut Creek

Early Bird Pricing Through August 24 | Save $50
Don't miss this opportunity...it only happens once a year.
The  Chamber Business TradeFaire  is the face-to-face marketing opportunity that is a proven winner for small business operations, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs.From visibility to credibility, exhibiting has hundreds of benefits for your business. A presence at the Chamber Business TradeFaire gives you a powerful platform for meeting new customers, reaching out to your existing client√®le, and building a more established and reliable brand.

Surrounded by Great Company
East Bay Women's Conference
Sponsorship Opportunities
Monday, March 4, 2019

N ow in its fourteenth year, the East Bay Women's Conference is the only conference of its kind in San Francisco's East Bay that provides women opportunities to come together and participate in programs of personal and professional enrichment and development, and those that expand horizons by sharing the stories of others who live across the street, around the country, and on the other side of the world. The East Bay Women's Conference is recognized by the community for programming excellence and has enjoyed sold out attendance since its 2006 inaugural event.
EBWC sponsors enjoy a heightened presence throughout the region and the opportunity to promote their products, services and programs.  For more information on conference sponsorship, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, SVP and Conference Founder at (925) 934-2007.

Leadership Matters
Leadership Contra Costa
Accepting Applications for the  2018 - 2019 Season
~*~Space is limited & filling quickly~*~

Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Contra Costasm (LCC), the Bay Area's premier countywide leadership program, accepts 25-30 individuals from throughout the county with diverse backgrounds to participate in the program. LCC is geared to people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work.  For 30 years Leadership Contra Costa has been helping identify and prepare community leaders. With an alumni roster of more than 600 graduates, including Mayor of Walnut Creek Justin Wedel,  former Mayors of Walnut Creek Loella Haskew, Cindy Silva and Kathy Hicks, former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach, former Concord Mayor, Lou Rosas; Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder; and Ret. Superior Court Judge Harlan Grossan, this program has proven to be an asset to the community and society. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the program, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, SVP,Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau on (925) 934-2007. 
To apply for the 2018-2019 Leadership Contra Costa,  click here .
Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
The Chamber Ambassadors and staff invite you to join them as they celebrate the Grand Opening of one of our newest members with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
5:30pm - Ribbon Cutting
2815 Mitchell Dr. Suite 119,  Walnut Creek 

Radicle Health is a management services organization that provides access to medical and educational cannabis resources. We help our patients use cannabis to treat age-related and chronic illness.
Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 

Nita Howard's professional background is diverse: from Oakland police officer to fashion model to event planner. She has been passionate about style, homes, and bringing happiness into people's lives for as long as she can remember. She is just hitting her stride and made the leap from managing commercial real estate to selling and is very proud to be on Climb's Sales Team here in Walnut Creek. Personally, she loves celebrating life with her friends and enjoys fine wine, dining, music, staying fit, laughing, and fashion (in no particular order).  She thinks working in Walnut Creek and participating in the Chamber of Commerce is an opportunity of a lifetime, and nothing excites her more than helping her clients realize their dreams in this great community.

Meet Nita and the other Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors at the monthly  Chamber BASH,  ribbon cuttings, and community events including the Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival, Oktoberfest, Walnut Creek on Ice.
Tailgating Encouraged 

Bay Area Chambers will hit it out of the park, with a tailgate party prior to the A's facing off against the Houston Astros on August 18.The  Oakland A's are partnering with the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce to host Walnut Creek Day! On August 18, Walnut Creek community members can take advantage of special ticket pricing...and $5 of every ticket sold will benefit Tony La Russa 's ARF Details here
Networking Shoppe
August BASH Hosted by 
1345-A Newell Ave in Walnut Creek
Thursday, August 30 | 5:30 - 7:00pm

Join us for our August BASH hosted by Hospice of the East Bay Thrift Shoppe, Thursday, August 30, 5:30 to 7pm,1345-A Newell Ave in Walnut Creek. Our host has a wonderful evening planned so we hope to see you there! FREE to Walnut Creek Chamber members. Guests $20 (Cash only please) Register here.

HOST A CHAMBER BASH (Member Opportunity)
Have you been waiting to host a Chamber Business and Social Hour? Now's your chance to let us know. The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is accepting member requests to fill our 2019 calendar. Hosting is a great way to showcase your business to Chamber members, non-members, government officials, educators and local businesses. Hosting details & application.  For more information, contact Linda Vesneski, Chamber Membership Director, (925) 934-2007.
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