Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of  April  23, 2018 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.
Rachael Cabreira
Body Love Cafe
Brandy Mychals
RPM Mortgage
Nick Ridge
Better Homes Realty
Mark Williams
Vannaz Beauty
Farnaz Vahdat
Babushka Restaurant
Zoriy Malkov

For Members Only

Job Postings

Looking for an Intern?
Anne Fuller
College and Career Advisor 
Las Lomas High School
925 280-3920
Earth Day Is Every Day

What's Happening?

Mustache Harbor Band
Kicks off the First 
Walnut Creek First Wednesdays!
May 2nd, 2018


C alifornia Symphony
Season Finale 
 Center, Sunday, May 6 
 Taste & Toast to Education 
 Wednesday, May 8 5-8 p.m. 
Cancer Support Community
S a t u r d a y , M a y 1 9 

Upcoming Concerts
See What's Playing  Click here 

Meet Me at the Summit
2018 Diablo Valley Mayors' Summit |  Details & Registration
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.
Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Ambassador Committee

Chantal Rees is the President of her own insurance agency, Rees & Rees Insurance Services Inc. She practices insurance using a set of core values that are integral to her business: accountability, professionalism and integrity. Her goal is to ensure that each client feels fully satisfied with the services she provides. Chantal aims to build long-lasting relationships using an honest, forthright approach.  Originally from Tahoe City, Chantal now lives in Concord with her husband, Jamie, and their two cats. They enjoy cooking, reading, wine tasting, traveling and being outdoors.

Meet Chantal and the other Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors at the BASH (Business And Social Hour) this Thursday, April 26 hosted by Police and Fire: The Fallen Heros. (more below)
Host Among Heros
April BASH Networking Event
Thursday, April 26 from 5:30 to 7:00pm
Hosted by Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes
2175 North California Blvd., Walnut Creek
Our April BASH will be hosted by Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes. Catering is provided by the  Walnut Creek Marriott, Flemings Prime Steakhouse Nothing Bundt Cakes  , so there is sure to be lots of delicious food to go along with the great company!  Our hosts have a wonderful BASH planned, so we hope to see you there!  The event will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  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 .

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 }

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.  

A Look Back
Apr 16, 2018 ● Published by Pam Kessler |  Source: 150 Years in Pictures: An Illustrated History of Walnut Creek  by Brad Rovanpera.

T hrowbac
k to 1973 | Aerial view of Walnut Creek BART Station
Photograph courtesy of Walnut Creek Historical Society

When looking at Walnut Creek's history, it's relatively easy to point to the 1973 opening of the Walnut Creek Bart Station as one of the most significant events that shaped the city's future. Other than the emergence of Broadway Plaza as a regional shopping destination, it was BART that connected Walnut Creek to cities across the Bay and brought with it a new workforce, a new tourism class, and a new interest in business development. Article continue here in Walnut Creek Magazine.
Optimize Your Image
10 Must Know Image Optimization Tips
by  Mark Hayes

Have the following questions ever left you scratching your head?  Why is it that when I do a Google image search, my product photos never show up? What's the difference between JPEG, GIF and PNG? When should I use one over another?  Today you'll finally have answers because we're diving deep into these questions and more.  Click here .
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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