Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of  July  16, 2018 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

Hops & Scotch
Baldeep Sangha

LL Integrative Life
Lillian Leong

Bank of San Francisco
Erica OLeary

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

Rocketship Public Schools
Marie Issa Gil
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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

August 9
Diablo Ballet  Gourmet Gallop food and wine walk 

Diablo Ballet

The 24th Annual Sculpture Show at the Ruth Bancroft Garden is a true visual delight! 


Upcoming Concerts

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
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The Oakland 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
Members in the News
Bourbon Highway announces Grand Opening  & Celerity Chef Partner, Frank Miller

Mayor Justin Wedel and City Council member Loella Haskew joined the   Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce as they welcomed Bourbon Highway to the neighborhood with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week .   Bourbon Highway offers country music, upbeat energy, games, and a topnotch menu created by Chef Frank Miller. Chef Miller is one of the most sought after personal private celebrity chefs in the world. Grammy award-winning recording artist Mary J. Blige, baseball legend Gary Sheffield, award-winning actress Halle Berry, Ringo Starr, and "J Lo" are among the list of his clients.   Read more

Thursday, August 9, 2018 |10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1271 S California Blvd. | Walnut Creek
The downtown business community is invited to  Trinity Center's Open House at their temporary location in downtown Walnut Creek.  Meet Trinity Center staff and members, and see what a day at Trinity Center is like. Enjoy coffee & pastries provided by Sunrise Bistro and hear from Executive Director, Donna Colombo, as well as other guest speakers. If you have any questions, comments, or just a general interest in the center, this is the perfect opportunity for you!  If you would like to attend, please RSVP here.
Lead or Follow?
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 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 .
Maximum Exposure
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar, Walnut Creek


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.
Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 
Ambassador and Leadership Contra Costa Graduate

Sallie Severns has been the owner of a State Farm Agency in Walnut Creek since 2015. Sallie is a UC Berkeley Alumni and has a technology background. After starting her career in Silicon Valley, managing multi-million dollar marketing budgets and having successfully started another tech company, she transitioned to being a business owner in Insurance and Financial services. Sallie is an alumni of the Walnut Creek Chamber's Leadership Contra Costa and has served on the East Bay Women's Conference committee, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley and currently serves on the Ambassador Committees in Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill.

Meet Ron and the other Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors at the MEGA MIXER on July 25, monthly  Chamber BASH,  ribbon cuttings, and community events including the Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival, Oktoberfest, Walnut Creek on Ice.
Mixing It Up 
Seven Chamber Mega Mixer
Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center
3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 5:30PM to 7:00PM

Join us for the annual Chamber Mega Mixer with the Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord Lafayette, Moraga, Hispanic, and Orinda Chambers!  The Mega Mixer provides a great opportunity to expand networking circles and learn what's happening in our neighboring cities. Attendees will enjoy appetizers and sweet treats provided by member businesses of all seven chambers. Babushka Russian Restaurant will represent the Walnut Creek Chamber with a sampling of their delicious offerings.The event typically draws 250-300 attendees.  See you there! 
Free to business professionals presenting a business card. Registration appreciated. Click here.

Help us Support  Patriot PAWS.  The mission of Patriot PAWS is to train and provide service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. 

Easier Than You Think
8 Low-Cost Website Builders That Are Worth Your Time
BY  SCOTT GERBER |  Business.com,  July 10, 2018

Building a website, and adding functions, is easier and cheaper than you'd think. Try these platforms recommended by YEC.  Building a website can be a daunting task, especially if it's not something that you do regularly. But in this day and age, having a website is a must: It's an important part of your branding and web presence. If you're less than tech savvy, there is still hope. We asked members of the  Young Entrepreneurs Council  how to best go about this. Here are some of the sites and systems they favor, as well as why...
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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. Contact Lynn Pauline for more information. (925) 934-2007
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