Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of  June 25 2018 
Let Freedom Ring
Wednesday, July 4 - 6 p.m.
Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive Walnut Creek

"Bring a picnic, bring the family, bring your friends and celebrate America."

For more July 4th celebrations, click here.
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

Thrive Home Care
Tia Francisco
Altair Global
Brian Potts
US Bank
Rebecca Brown
California Fish Grill
Nikki Casas
Care Patrol 
Mike Awadalla
Walnut Creek Airbnb
(Shuey Avenue Properties)
Steve Reiser

Rocketship Public Schools
Marie Issa Gil
Too Much Fun

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
For Members Only

The Call to Lead
Leadership Contra Costa
Accepting Applications for the   2018 - 2019 Season

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 Loella Haskew, former Mayors of Walnut Creek 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 .
Looking for a Great Reco?
Want to relax at the best day spa, eat the best sushi, and get the best dog training? How about lunch at the best deli, followed by the best workout with the best personal trainer? From the best facial, to the best place to golf, to the best night life, our Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce members have been voted among the 2018 BEST of the East Bay by readers of two popular local publications-Diablo Magazine and The East Bay Times.  Take a look at all our BEST OF Chamber winners. Congratulations!

Express Networking
June BASH Networking Event & Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, June 28 | 5:30 to 7:00pm
Hosted by:  Holiday Inn Express, 2730 N Main Street

Our June BASH & Grand Premiere Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be hosted by Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek on Thursday, June 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 2730 N Main Street. Our hosts have a wonderful BASH planned, with catering provided by Chamber member  Mary's Pizza Shack. S ee you there!

A Home Run
The  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 when the A's face off against the Houston Astros. $5 of every ticket sold will benefit Tony LaRussa's ARF. Be sure to arrive early for the  Bay Area Chamber of Commerce tailgate party. For  complete details and to purchase tickets, click here.
Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Julie Chroust,  Bay Equity Home Loans
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 
Ambassador Committee

Julie Chroust is a licensed Senior Loan Officer, with over 18 years of experience as a mortgage professional. She has developed a deep understanding of the real estate and mortgage industries and represents her clients' money like it would be her own. Not only does Julie help clients fulfill their dreams of buying a home, she is also a part of many committees and groups in the Bay Area. Julie is the Founder and current Vice President of a BNI Chapter 'We Inspire', Co-Founder of 'Women Helping Women', and Co-Founder of 'The Next Generation Senior Legacy Group'. Julie is an inspired and long-time philanthropist involved in several charitable organizations, foundations and hospitals. Julie is married to her wonderful husband, Mark, and together they have 3 beautiful children, a cat, and a dog.   

Meet Julie 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.
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.

Tools to Try
Top 10 Social Media Management Tools You Should Try Now
Chatbots are a significant new tool for the business use of social media.  Social media has dominated the internet for over a decade, and using the right social media management tools makes all the difference. But social media and its relative, the chatbot, are extremely time-consuming, and if not executed correctly, can be detrimental to a brand. Using social media management tools is key to your company's online success, so I've made a list of the top 10 social media management tools to narrow your choice.
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.
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