Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of  June 11 2018 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

Alexander Llamas
Walnut Creek Holdings, Inc.
Eric Hall

For Members Only

Job Postings

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Anne Fuller
College and Career Advisor 
Las Lomas High School
925 280-3920
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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 .
Pot Shots
City Council Meeting | Tuesday, June 19 at 6:00 p.m.
On the June 19 agenda will be updated information regarding proposed marijuana regulations in the City.  The Council will consider regulation of personal cultivation of marijuana on residential property, and the prohibition of cannabis operations in the City with certain exceptions.  The exceptions would allow for up to two medical cannabis delivery service businesses located in areas away from schools, youth centers and day care centers.  The Council will also consider the selection process for those businesses, and next steps, including implementing the regulations and determining associated fees. The meeting agenda and supporting documents will be available on the City of Walnut Creek website on Friday, June 15.  
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!

Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Ann Dalsin, Dalsin Law, LLP
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 
Ambassador Committee

Anina (Ann) Dalsin is an experienced business lawyer providing legal advice and services to companies in varying stages of development.  Anina's practice ranges from advice and counsel to employers on hiring, training, discipline and termination matters; drafting and reviewing commercial contracts; preparing buy/sell agreements for businesses; and commercial real estate leasing and acquisitions.

Meet Ann 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.
First Impressions
Your homepage gets one chance to make a first impression

What does it mean to have a well-optimized homepage? In plain English, it means that you've done everything you can to create a welcoming space for your website visitors that initiates them into the sales process.Your website's homepage is your main entrance. It must accurately reflect your website and your value proposition. Your company's uniqueness must shine through. With only eight seconds (or less) to grab visitors' attention, every second counts. If they never make it past the front door, they aren't likely to come back. T
hese eight tips will help you optimize your homepage.

Energize, Engage, and Empower
The strength and creativity of our community's younger generation will be on full display on Wednesday, June 27, when the City's Youth Leadership Commission hosts a regional Youth Conference.   "Energize, engage and empower" is the theme of the event that will run from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Teens can find out about job and volunteer opportunities, register to vote, be inspired by the keynote speaker and our youth panel discussion, and enjoy performances by local bands and dance groups.    If you have teenagers in your home, encourage them to check out the event.  Find out more at the Youth Conference website.
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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