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December 20, 2021
Happy Holidays to our members, colleagues and partners
On behalf of the chamber board of directors and the chamber team, we wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season and a prosperous new year. Watch our holiday greeting here.
Thinking about taking a trip in 2022-2023?
Learn more about our travel program
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
Western Canada's Rockies, Lakes & Wine Country
July 30 - August 7, 2022
Alaska: America's Last Frontier
August 18 - 26, 2022
Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria
featuring Oktoberfest
September 20 - 29, 2022
2023 Travel Destinations
Tropical Costa Rica
January 21 - January 29, 2023
Shades of Ireland
March 13 - 22, 2023 - Enjoy St. Patrick's Day in Ireland!
Discover Bluegrass Country & the Smoky Mountains
April 27- May 5, 2023
Travel preview meeting
Join us for a Travel Preview Meeting on January 11, 2022 discussing our 2022 and 2023 destinations. A representative from Collette will be present to give an overview and answer questions.

For more information or to RSVP for the preview meeting, please contact Yianna via email or by phone at (925) 846-5858 ext. 203
Looking ahead to 2022
Chamber events
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has a wide variety of events each year from monthly networking mixers to annual luncheons to Community Service Awards to our annual Golf Outing. We would like to take this opportunity to let you know a few dates to add to your calendar as well as give you more information about our events in general.
Save the Date
Renewable 100 Transition Webinar
Committing to Renewable Energy
EBCE’s Brilliant 100 service is sunsetting in January 2022. Customers not otherwise transitioning to Renewable 100 will be moved to EBCE’s Bright Choice service, which provides a 1% discount to PG&E. If you want to commit to 100% clean energy, you can choose Renewable 100.

Join us for a webinar to learn about this transition and ask any questions for live responses from EBCE.
Featured Members
On January 1, 2022, a new California state law (SB 1383) goes into effect requiring that compostable materials be kept out of landfills—including food scraps, paper, cardboard, and plant trimmings—to prevent the production of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Continue reading.
Pleasanton is known to be a middle-sized wealthy suburban city. Listen to this podcast to hear from chamber President/CEO Steve Van Dorn and learn some interesting history about our city. Listen to Bay East Insider podcast here.
Come check out Row House Pleasanton. We offer a 45-minute, high-energy rowing workout targeting over 85% of your body’s muscles (legs, core, arms back), delivering the perfect balance of aerobic endurance and muscular strength. Invest in yourself!
Skaters Wanted! Experience skating on a professional roller derby banked track. Bring your skates, bring your friends.
Training takes place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Building C. January 13-15, 2022. Learn more here.
Marketing Opportunities for 2022
Advertise in chamber publications
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.

Our first publication for 2022 comes out in February. Contact us today to find out how you can be included.
Community of Character accepting applications
For Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarships
The Community of Character Collaborative invites all high school seniors attending Pleasanton Unified School District schools to apply for the annual Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship. Long-time school board member, trustee and president of the Pleasanton Unified School District, Juanita Haugen inspired the Pleasanton Community of Character initiative. In her honor, annual $1,000 scholarships will recognize students who have a strong record of civic engagement and have demonstrated exceptional character by role modeling the traits of Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and Self-Discipline.

An award will be presented to a student in each of Pleasanton’s three high schools. Applications are being taken for Foothill and Amador Valley students, Village will be presented at a later date. Applications and guidelines are available online here and you can download a PDF of the application here. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 7, 2022. Selections will be announced approximately a month after the deadline.
E-Business Connection for December is here
Take a glance at our electronic newsletter
In case you missed it last week, our E-Business Connection newsletter for December is here. Member spotlights, a word from our CEO, ribbon cuttings and lots more here.

The Chamber's E-Business Connection is an electronic newsletter sent to the entire membership on the first Tuesday of the even-numbered months. If you have something you'd like to include in a future E-Business Connection, please email susie@pleasanton.org. Learn more about advertising in our E-Business Connection newsletter here.
Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week
Calling all restaurants
Visit Tri-Valley is excited to announce the second annual Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week, taking place from February 18-27, 2022! You are invited to join us as a participating business in this year’s ten days of dining throughout the region. From restaurants to wineries, hotels, breweries, and potential sponsors, we’d love to have you join for 2022.

What is Taste Tri-Valley?
Taste Tri-Valley is a promotional program hosted by Visit Tri-Valley that builds community by driving business to the incredible restaurants throughout Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville. Through the restaurant week programming, we’re proud to simultaneously celebrate the incredible wineries, breweries, and hotels in the area.

Participation is free! All you have to do is sign up. You can sign up to be included in Taste Tri-Valley 2022 by completing this form. Restaurant registration is due by Friday, January 14th. Menus will be due by Friday, January 21st.
Pleasanton Young Professionals
Learn, grow, empower
The Pleasanton Young Professionals 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.
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber
Highlight Videos
Celebrating 75 years of supporting the community
75th anniversary for the Chamber
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, one of the most engaging and successful chambers in the Bay Area, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021, and will be commemorating the occasion with a variety of stories, news articles, and reflections from community leaders.

We have an entire webpage dedicated to our 75th anniversary and we invite you to take a look here. It includes everything from photos and reflections from past and present community leaders to history of the chamber, list of past board chairs, videos and more.
News from our Members
Roller Derby Training at the Fairgrounds

New Compost and Recycling Law Goes into Effect January 2022

Community of Character accepting applications for Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarships

UNCLE Credit Union Bolsters Senior Leadership Team with Two Executive Hires

Stanford Blood Center Has Critical Need for All Blood Types as Holidays Approach

Calling All Restaurants for Taste Tri Valley Restaurant Week

Visit Tri Valley to raise money for Culinary Angels with ''Caffeine for a Cause campaign