Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.
Open House

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.

 For more information, contact Linda Vesneski, Chamber Membership Director,
(925) 934-20
07.
For Members Only
  


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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
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COMPLETE CHAMBER WEBSITE

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ARF - Wine & Whiskers
Saturday, September 8, 2018
5pm - 8pm
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Diablo Ballet

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Upcoming Concerts

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See What's Playing  Click here 

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August 25

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Job Postings


The Candidates' 
 
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Walnut Creek City Council Candidates' Forum 2018
Tuesday, September 11| 7:45 to 9:45am
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar, 1333 N. California Blvd.
FREE community event | REGISTER HERE
Seats are limited. Registration required.Continental breakfast.

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Five candidates are vying for the two open City Council seats in this November's election. On September 11, 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 five candidates -  Rebecca Byrd , certified Project Management Professional; Spencer Dress Matt Francois, Attorney/Partner, Rutan & Tucker; Iman Novin, Principal, Novin Development Corp. and Cindy Silva, current City Council member -  will respond to questions posed by the Chamber's political action committee, WALPAC, and members of the audience.

Please note: Some of the candidate website links may not be live upon receipt of this email. They appreciate your patience, and ask you to check back shortly.
Early Bird About to Fly the Coop
SAVE $50 - REGISTER BY FRIDAY
BUSINESS TRADEFAIRE 2018
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar, Walnut Creek

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.

EARLY BIRD EXHIBITOR  REGISTRATION ENDS THIS FRIDAY
Leaders Don't Hesitate
Leadership Contra Costa
Accepting Applications for the  2018 - 2019 Season
Apply now. Program kicks-off in September.
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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 .
Fall Into Fun

Fourth Annual
Walnut Creek Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 20 | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Civic Park, Downtown Walnut Creek 

Lace up the dirndl dress and don the lederhosen - Autumn starts with the fourth annual Walnut Creek Oktoberfest. Presented by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau,Walnut Creek Downtown and Toyota Walnut Creek, this free, day-long, family friendly festival recreates the beloved German traditional Fall celebration. Oktoberfest will offer   a robust Bier Garden, international music and top local bands, gourmet food, dozens of arts and crafts booths, Kinder Platz Kids Zone, Autobahn, and special attractions. We invite you to join the many businesses that have benefited from sponsoring the Walnut Creek Oktoberfest. Please join us!

Sponsorship Opportunities, click here

Vendors Applications:  Business Vendor, Food Vendor, Arts & Craft Vendor
Get Out of Your House
Lunch & Learn Workshop
Home-based Business Owners
Wednesday, September 26 |  Noon to 2:00PM
Centre Concord
$20 / Includes lunch |  To register, click here.
 
The Cities and Chambers of Commerce of Walnut Creek, Concord, Martinez,and Pleasant Hill have joined with the Small Business Development Center to provide a lunch and learn networking workshop specifically for home-based business owners. 


See the attached flyer for basic information, and save the date on your calendar - September 26th from noon to 2:00 p.m.!  We hope you will join us.  More details to follow!
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.


Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 
Ambassador 

Brenda is one of the top Account Executives with Spartan Promotional Group, and brings 15+ years of experience working in the promotional products industry. She works with all types of companies and organizations, big and small, and in all industries with creative marketing ideas using tangible promotional products to help her customers promote their business and events. She works with any type of product that you would want to put your logo on. Brenda is involved with the Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassador program, the Chamber's Business Links group, and PWRG, a professional women's referral group. She is a member of the Clayton Valley Garden Club and a local ladies PEO Philanthropic Organization. She is married with two children, and enjoys being active outside hiking, playing golf & tennis, and gardening, as well as cooking, entertaining, and wine tasting.

Meet Brenda 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.
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.
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