In This Issue
Virtual Trick or Treat Around Town, 10/12
Tri-Valley Chamber Speed Networking, 10/15
Pleasanton 2025 Forum, 10/14
Restaurant Industry Webinar, 10/21
Share a Smile for Hope Hospice
Shepherd's Gate BBQ,10/17
Need for O-Blood Types
BACPAC Endorsements
BACPAC Online Fundraiser
Member News
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Cheese & Charcuterie Creations
Introducing...the "Just For You" box 
The perfect accompaniment to wine tasting, or a picnic. Also makes a great gift for someone to enjoy. Each box is made uniquely but most include meats, cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, olives, nuts, crackers, fig jam, hummus or honey, fresh herb and flower garnish, and a little something sweet. 
Meet the new owners of 
Vic's All Star Kitchen
Congratulations to The Muñoz and Castro Family on their recent ribbon cutting ceremony at Vic's All Star Kitchen, 201 Main Street in downtown Pleasanton. Vic's All Star Kitchen offers breakfast and lunch every day until 3:00. Learn more about
For a complete listing of new members, click here.

How Volunteers and Community Donations Meet a Student Need
This has been a very trying time for residents and non-profits in the Tri-Valley. Assistance League® of Amador Valley has been and is committed to the addressing the unique needs and challenges our communities. Our mission is to "transform lives and strengthen our community." 
As a non-profit, our philanthropic projects are locally designed and carried out by volunteers--so that our funds, which are generously supplied by our community-- benefit children and seniors in the Valley. Our volunteers spend an average 9,000 hours annually in making their contributions to our citizens. 
In case you missed it last week, the October issue of our E-Business Connection newsletter is here. This is our bi-monthly electronic publication emailed to our entire membership.
 Read the E-Business Connection here
Representing Business & 
Strengthening the Local Economy
The Chamber relies on Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision as its local public policy agenda, committing volunteer and staff time to work toward its fulfillment as a catalyst, convener and champion for all things Pleasanton.
Latest Updates from Alameda County Public Health Department
As of October 6, 2020, the new health equity metric is in effect. In order to advance to the next less restrictive tier, each county will need to meet an equity metric or demonstrate targeted investments to eliminate disparities in levels of COVID-19 transmission, depending on its size.

Visit our Chamber sponsored 
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce sponsors the  "Business Connections" networking group, which is for Chamber members-only and meets twice a month virtually via Zoom.
"Smarter Business Building"
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of each month, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
If interested, please email Wallace Wong.
Chamber Office
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce office will be closed until further notice. Staff will be working remotely and be available for essential communication via email and voicemail.
The Chamber office is closed to the general public and all meetings that were scheduled to take place in the Chamber conference room have been cancelled. 
For questions, please email SteveDawnKateSusie or 
Yianna or call the main line at 925-846-5858 ext. 200 and leave a message.

Whether in times of prosperity or times of crisis, we are with you on the front lines, leading the way and making sure our community emerges stronger than ever.

We are all in this together at

Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
Catalyst. Convener. Champion.
Issue Date:
October 12, 2020
Virtual Trick or Treat Around Town today
Tune in for our October mixer as we take a Virtual Trick or Treat Around Town and check in LIVE on local businesses in Pleasanton. Meet new members, get the latest info on Pleasanton happenings, and "mix" it up from the comfort of your own computer.
Tri-Valley Chamber Virtual Speed Networking
Join the Pleasanton Chamber for a special virtual speed networking event next Thursday afternoon, in partnership with the Chambers from Danville, Dublin, Livermore and San Ramon. 

Make more business connections in less time from the comfort of your own space. You will be sent to small breakout "rooms" to meet one-on-one and connect with others, exchange information, and promote your business easily and effectively.

Register for this free event by Wednesday, October 14 by 3:00 p.m. and you will receive the zoom link via email. Your advance registration and punctuality is required for this event.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion panel at Pleasanton 2025 Forum this week 
Every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m., the Chamber brings stakeholders together to focus community resources, time and talent to achieve greater understanding of issues, obstacles and opportunities related to the Vision 

Please join us this Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 a.m. for an excellent panel discussion on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the workplace. We have diversity leaders from Robert Half, Chevron, Sensiba San Filippo, and the City of Pleasanton joining us in this discussion. Our panelists will share their personal stories and perspectives from the lens of small to large-sized companies as well as a government agency. 

Calling all restaurants - free webinar
The California Restaurant Association in partnership with the Livermore Downtown Inc. and Pleasanton Downtown Association, invites all Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore restaurateurs to grab a seat at our virtual table to discuss the current state of affairs as it relates to state and local indoor restaurant reopening protocols, prospects for legislative relief, and how you can join our efforts. This is a restaurant industry specific event.
* 9:00 AM Introductions
* 9:05 AM CRA State + Local Government Affairs Update
* 9:35 AM Open Q+A

Share a smile in support of Hope Hospice
Hope Hospice is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a fun virtual activity that we invite you to join: 40 Smiles in 40 Days is a challenge to share with others what brings you joy. Join us in promoting positivity, raising awareness of the important work that Hope Hospice does in our community, and asking others to support us in our next 40 years of service with a donation that helps provide compassionate end-of-life care and family support to all in need.
The campaign launches on October 18, exactly 40 days before Thanksgiving, creating a time period in which you'll post daily on your social media and/or talk about people, places, activities, books, and whatever else brings a smile to your face. We hope the experience is uplifting and provides an opportunity to take a posture of gratitude as we enter the Thanksgiving season and wind down a year that was full of unusual challenges.
Shepherd's Gate Backyard Bluegrass & BBQ this weekend
Join Shepherd's Gate for a special virtual Backyard Bluegrass & BBQ Benefit on Saturday, October 17 from 6:00 PM - 6:45PM. This year it will be a fun virtual event hosted in the safety of your own backyard. 
Critical Need for O-Blood Types 
All donors in October get limited-edition SBC face mask 
Stanford Blood Center (SBC) has an urgent need for all blood types, especially type O. In just about an hour of your time, you can save the lives of up to three local patients. Please make an appointment to give blood as soon as possible by scheduling online at or by calling 888-723-7831. 

To make donation even more convenient, SBC now has appointments available seven days a week, with variable schedules at our three center locations and at community drives held throughout the Bay Area. Plus, anyone who donates during the month of October will receive a free #EverydayBrave face mask as small token of our thanks for your support of patients in our community. Learn more about SBC and the impact of your donation at
Preparing for the 2020 Election
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Pleasanton Weekly to host two candidates forums in preparation for the upcoming November 2020 election. If you would like to learn more about all of the candidates running for Pleasanton Mayor, City Council and School Board, we've got you covered. Videos of each forum are available for your to watch on our YouTube channel online at your convenience. These links below are to the videos of each forum as well as the BACPAC endorsed candidates.
Mayor and City Council Candidates Forum 2020
Mayor and City Council Candidates Forum 2020
Takin' Care of Business "NoBQ" 2020 Fundraiser
The Chamber's political action committee, BACPAC, relies on Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision as the barometer by which to endorse and fund candidates for elected office at all levels of government, with greatest emphasis at the local level.

While the annual BBQ Fundraiser celebrating local business has been cancelled, the election goes on. We still need your financial help to support candidates and causes aligned with the Chamber's Vision 2025 document.

This election is like no other and BACPAC wants to make a difference. We can't do it without your support, so, "Just write the check and avoid the mess!"

Member News
Member News
Share a Smile in Support of Hope Hospice

How Volunteers and Community Donations Meet a Student Need

1st United Credit Union Introducing the Youth Financial Literacy Ambassador Program

Introducing Beets + Eats

Luxglo has UV lights in stock

Stanford Blood Center Has Critical Need for O Blood Types

Hively selected by Assemblymember as Non-Profit of the Year

Hoge Fenton Webinars for You

October Specials at Niles Canyon and Halloween Family Diesel Trains

Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance Launches the Philanthropy Institute

Planning to get your flu shot

Sunflower Hill Moonlight at Home

SFBT: Tri-Valley Open Spaces Urban Amenities

Save the Date Shepherd's Gate Backyard Bluegrass & BBQ