Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Week of November  19, 2018
Gobble Gobble

The Chamber office will be closed November 22 &23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.


To learn more about these new member businesses, visit their websites.

Your Town Monthly
Margo Gaspar
Travis Smith
Mobile Notary Group
Bethany Barry Cross
Life Transition & Divorce Coach
Jacqueline Neuwirth
Balestrieri Family Farm
Amber Balestrieri
CareLink Pharmacy
Nahla Alabbas
Edward Jones
Fred Steingraf
Oakstone Advisors LLC
Ronald MacArthur

Get Your Skate On!
The Coolest Place in Town
Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink
 Opens November 9

11.09.18 - 1.21.19
 Get  ready to get your skate on at  Walnut Creek on Ice, brought to you by the    Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and   Walnut Creek Downtown. We're celebrating our 14th season in Civic Park and you're invited to join in the fun! 
WCOI offers  
Skating Lessons , Birthday Parties ,  Themed Nights , Private Ice Rental, and much more.  
For all the "Cool" details,

Baby, It's Cold Outside!



Let's Meet at Your House

(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.

 For more information, contact Linda Vesneski, Chamber Membership Director,
(925) 934-20
For Members Only

Your Ad Here

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.
Party Time

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is proud to support

San Francisco Business Times' 
East Bay Book of List Party

The Party - a celebration of East Bay excellence will be on December 13, 2018 at the Roundhouse Conference Center in San Ramon. Use promo code: WCCC10 for 10% off your ticket! For information or to register,   click here.
See What's Happening
Visit the
Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts

See What's Playing  Click here 


Job Postings

Member In the News

Back row, left to right: Chamber Board Chair Tim Argenti, Jennifer DeVincenzi, John DeVincenzi, Chamber President Jay Hoyer. Front row, left and right: Chamber SVP Marcie Hochhauser and City Council member  Loella Haskew

We dropped by   Genova Delicatessen & Ravioli Factory 's S. California location to present them with a certificate of recognition. Genova Delicatessen is one of the Chamber's longest standing members, now entering their 50th year. They joined back in 1969 when they first opened their Walnut Creek location. Congressman DeSaulnier's office also joined us to present them with a certificate of recognition. You can read more about the philosophy of this wonderful family-run business here .  Thank you for a great partnership!
Check out the Chamber Facebook for more photos.
Sometimes, Smaller is Better
Saturday, November 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturda y®  - a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Whether it's your barbershop or one-stop garden supply store, these small businesses keep our community strong and vibrant.   Please join the    Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau    and   Walnut Creek Downtown    in supporting our local small business by    shopping at a small business   .  Stop by the Chamber office anytime during business hours and   pick up a    free Shop Small shopping bag   . Visit the    Shop Small booth   at the    Holiday Ice Rink    on November 24 for a free shopping bag and other event information...then get out and Shop Small at    the local spots you call your    own.    Small business owners : Pick up an array of free Small Business Saturday marketing materials at the Chamber office. More information and    marketing materials  available online.
The Choice is Yours

Celebrate the things you LOVE about  Walnut Creek in  Walnut Creek Magazine's 
2018 Reader's Choice Awards.
Ten Weeks of Very Cool Holiday Advertising

Walnut Creek On Ice!
Promote your business from November 9 through January 21, 2019 with a 6' X 3' dasher board at the holiday outdoor ice rink in Civic Park. Your business name will be visible to more than 40,000 skaters and 120,000 spectators throughout the 10-week season. For details on dasher boards and other sponsorship opportunities, click here. Dasher board flyer with application, click here.
Everyone Loves a Parade!
Thursday, November 29th - 7:00pm

At 7PM on Thursday, November 29, find a good spot along Broadway Plaza Street to watch the Parade of Lights, with participants from our Chamber Ambassador committee and Chamber Board Chair Tim Argenti, leading the way for the arrival of Santa Claus! 
And the Answer is...Volunteer
A rewarding volunteer opportunity

Chamber's Education Committee  will pose this question to a group of middle school students on Wednesday, December  5 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This unique experience offers direct interaction between students, business leaders, educators, and government officials as they ask each other "What Would You Do?" to a series of timely case studies in right and wrong. We are looking for business leaders to facilitate the conversation. If you are interested in participating, contact  Nicky Henzie at 934-2007 or  nhenzie@walnut-creek.com
Something Big is about to Happen

Access to nearly 600 women who are the leaders 
and decision-makers in their business and communities
Business listing in full color Conference program  
Business listing and website link on Chamber website  
For a EBWC Sponsorship Brochure,  Click Here.

Reservations are now closed,
To be placed on the wait list, please call the Chamber office at (925) 934-2007.
To learn how you or your organization can become a part of this amazing day-long conference, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President & EBWC Founder, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (925) 934-2007   mhoch@walnut-creek.com
Open For Business!
The Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors and staff invite you to join them as they celebrate the Grand Openings of three new member businesses with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Tuesday, December 4 - 5:30pm Ribbon Cutting
1812 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek

An independent pharmacy that provides home delivery, medical supplies, immunizations, travel medicine, blister packaging, skin and sun protection and a wide range of OTC products.

 Thursday, December 6  - 5:30pm Ribbon Cutting
1538 Locust Street,  Walnut Creek

A uniquue shop selling gently used, donated items, to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer.

Thursday, December 13 - 5:30pm Ribbon Cutting
The Lash Lounge Walnut Creek (Orchards Shopping Center)
2852 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek

We specialize in safe and customized eyelash extensions. Our exclusive technique tailors a perfect design for each individual's unique eye shape using our custom-built mapping system. 
Land of the Rising Sun
The Walnut Creek Chamber is headed to Japan, Land of the Rising Sun, March 14 - 22, 2019.   Click here  for a brochure. For more information, call Lynn Pauline at the Chamber.  (925) 934-2007
What's Not to Like?
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