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May 23, 2022
Ribbon Cuttings
You're invited
You're invited to join the chamber and our ambassadors at the following ribbon cutting ceremonies this week.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
5502 Sunol Blvd. Suite 100, Pleasanton
Celebrating new office location

Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
320 St Mary Street, Pleasanton
Celebrating 6-month anniversary
Innovations in Healthcare featuring Rick Shumway
Virtual educational presentation
Everyone in the community is invited to join the local chambers of commerce and Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare for an educational presentation on Innovations in Healthcare featuring President/CEO Rick Shumway.

This presentation is hosted by the Danville Chamber and is a part of a series of educational presentations by Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare in partnership with the Chambers of Commerce of Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon.
Cyber Made Simple Lunch & Learn
Free, educational seminar
Cyber Made Simple is a collaboration of award-winning Farmers Insurance Agent Wallace Wong and Seana Fippin of Red Box Business Solutions. Their goal is to provide valuable information and practical tips on cyber security awareness, technology and insurance in a simple, relaxed format. Get educated on this critical topic and meet some great local professionals.

Cyber Made Simple Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Virtual event
Register to reserve your seat today at CyberMadeSimple.Eventbrite.com
Annual Golf Outing at Callippe
Start your weekend early
The Pleasanton Chamber Golf Outing 2022 returns to Callippe Preserve Golf Course on Friday, September 23, 2022. This is the Chamber's one true fundraising event of the year. Jump on this fantastic opportunity to start your weekend early. This event is a fun-filled afternoon of golf, great food, drink and fantastic prizes, with lots of great networking, business promotion and contacts to be made.
PG&E Natural Gas Smart Shutoff Demonstration
Research project looking for participants
PG&E, in collaboration with industry, is conducting research to develop, demonstrate, and test a natural gas smart safety shutoff system to help safeguard natural gas customers by identifying the presence of natural gas and remotely terminating gas flow and simultaneously notifying the customer and the utility.
The portion of the research is a demonstration to test the communications systems under real-life conditions. The demonstration will run for 6 months following the installation.

View a one-page fact sheet here, which quickly outlines this gas shutoff demonstration. If you have any questions or are interested in participating in this project, contact Earl Fowler, Small Business Engagement Advisor with PG&E at Eaf9@pge.com.
First Tee Tri Valley to host June mixer
Monthly networking mixer held outdoors
First Tee Tri-Valley: Building game changers, learning character and life skills through the game of golf.

First Tee Tri-Valley is located at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, inside the horse track. Learn more about First Tee Tri Valley online, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Networking mixers are a benefit of chamber membership, and are free for chamber members to attend. Prospective members can attend one mixer for a $25 fee in order to evaluate the benefit of chamber membership. Contact Dawn Wilson if you are a prospective member.
Beets Hospitality now hiring
Looking for bartenders and servers
Founded by a Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park trained chef, Beets Hospitality Group has a tradition of handcrafting artful and masterful culinary creations for all guests. They believe that good food leads to good conversation, aiding in furthering each event's goals, whether business or pleasure.

Beets Hospitality Group is dedicated to carefully crafting and executing memorable events. Sitting less than a mile apart from one another, both of their properties - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery and Palm Event Center in the Vineyard - vary dramatically in aesthetics and style but possess equally beautiful views of unspoiled wine country.
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber
Business Connection Newsletter for May is here
Read it now
Take a look at our bi-monthly publication that is inserted into the Pleasanton Weekly, and reaches 11,000 in the community.
Pleasanton Young Professionals
Learn, grow, empower
The Pleasanton Young Professionals (PYPs) is the premier networking group for emerging and established young professionals ages 21-40.

Learn more about the PYPs on our website, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Pleasanton Chamber names James Cooper as next President/CEO
Begins on June 1
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce announced that its Board of Directors has named James Cooper as President/CEO of the organization. Cooper succeeds current President/CEO Steve Van Dorn, who recently retired after a 25-year career as a chamber executive. Cooper will begin on June 1, 2022.

“We are confident that James will represent our business community with compassion and professionalism. His experiences not only make him well-positioned to lead our chamber, but also complement the economic initiatives our city has been focusing on,” said chamber board chair Kim Damiani of Summit Financial Group.
Event Sponsorship Opportunities
For you and your business
The Pleasanton Chamber is organized to benefit business by being the catalyst for business and economic growth, the convener of leaders and influencers, and the champion for a stronger and healthy community. In line with our mission, we are pleased to present to you our 2022 event sponsorship opportunities. We have put these together to fit all business sizes, and we encourage you to consider making an investment in any or all of these events.
Advertise with the chamber
Print, website and electronic ads available
Jump start your outreach with a targeted campaign to a very active business community and vibrant community of readers. With options ranging from a one-time print ad to having a regular presence in all of our publications to a banner ad on our online directory, we invite you to give consumers the knowledge of what your business is known for.

Contact us today to find out how you can be included.
Learn more about our travel program
Thinking about taking a trip in 2022-2023?
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has traveled to more than 30 destinations over the past decade. From river cruises and trains to ancient ruins and sandy beaches, the chamber partners with top tour companies to offer a wide variety of destinations for both domestic and international travel. We take care of the details to ensure a smooth planning process and a great trip.

2022 travel destinations include Western Canada's Rockies, Lakes & Wine Country, Alaska and Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria. 2023 destinations include Costa Rica, Ireland and Bluegrass Country & the Smoky Mountains.
News from our members
Beets Hospitality now hiring for bartenders, servers

PG&E Natural Gas Smart Shutoff Demonstration

Museum on Main to see a Leadership Transition

Pleasanton Chamber names James Cooper as next President/CEO