In This Issue
Virtual Tradeshow
BACPAC Endorsements PUSD
Pirates of Emerson
Watch: Virtual Trip Around Town
Kaiser Drive-Through Flu Shots
BACPAC Endorsements City of Pleasanton
BACPAC Online Fundraiser
Member News
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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.
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, Pleasanton Weekly and Pleasanton Partnerships in Education hosted a Candidates Forum, featuring the Board of Trustees candidates for the Pleasanton Unified School District in the November 2020 election. 
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Business Connection Newsletter
In case you missed it, the September issue of our newsletter is here. This is our bi-monthly publication that is inserted into the Pleasanton Weekly, and reaches 14,000 in the community.
Read the September Business Connection here
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.
Pleasanton Candidates for Mayor and City Council Forum
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Pleasanton Weekly hosted a Candidates Forum, featuring the mayoral and city council candidates in the November 2020 election. 
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.

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Issue Date:
September 28, 2020
Come take a "scroll" through our Virtual Tradeshow
Welcome to the third edition of an online vendor tradeshow for local businesses that are new members of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. We have put together this exclusive list of businesses and are hosting a virtual vendor fair to celebrate them. Take a moment to browse through these companies and learn more about what each of them has to offer.

BACPAC Endorses Maher, Yee and Wang for School Board
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce's Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC) is pleased to announce its endorsements for the Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees in the November 2020 election.
Upon careful review of the five candidates running for three open seats, we believe Steve Maher, Jamie Yee and Chong Wang are the best candidates to lead the school district through the many challenges that lay ahead.  
Steve Maher and Jamie Yee bring years of experience and already have a strong and positive relationship with Superintendent David Haglund. This experience and relationship will be critical for success as the school board considers difficult decisions with bringing students back to the classroom and budget constraints.
The remaining three candidates were all well versed in the challenges facing the school district. We believe Chong Wang rose to the top primarily due to his experience serving on the Superintendent's Budget Advisory Council and Citizen Bond Oversight Committee. His many years of work in the technology industry will also bring valuable insight to the district as they consider new technologies to connect with students, teachers and the community.      
Half-off discount for Pirates of Emerson Opening Night
50% off for Chamber members with code for this Friday, October 2
Pirates of Emerson, northern California's premier haunted attraction at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, has transitioned to a Drive Thru Haunted House. All ticket sales must be purchased in advance, no on-site ticket sales available. 
Opening Night, Friday, October 2, 50% off for Chamber members
Here's how to receive 50% off your automobile entrance as a Chamber member
3. Select date on calendar of October 2.
4. Select time slot for October 2.
5. Change quantity to 1.
6. Click Add to Cart.
7. Click Checkout.
8. Once on Checkout screen, you will have the opportunity to Enter Promo Code: PC14886 
50% off for Opening Night for Chamber members
Use Discount Code PC14886
Did you miss the September Virtual Mixer?
Watch the Virtual Mixer here and you can meet our newest members and see special presentations from Sunflower Hill, Officer Garcia from the
K9 Unit of the Pleasanton Police Department, and Dave Stark of Bay East Association of Realtors.

Planning to get your flu shot
As a leader in health care, Kaiser Permanente has implemented strict safety precautions in our hospitals and medical offices to protect patients and employees. This year, Kaiser Permanente members have a new COVID-19-safe way to get their flu shots: Drive through flu shot clinics. The goal of the Drive Through clinics is to observe social distancing while minimizing the need to enter our facilities. 

Getting a flu shot is more important than ever as we enter flu season with COVID-19 still spreading in the population. We know that many of the Pleasanton Chamber of 
Commerce's members are Kaiser Permanente members and we are asking you to help us share our 2020 Drive Through Flu Program to ensure that they know how to protect themselves this flu season.
The Drive-Through Flu Shot Program is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at three locations: 
o    Antioch Medical Center 
o    Martinez Medical Offices 
o    Dublin Medical Offices & Cancer Center 

BACPAC Endorses Candidates for Mayor and City Council
The Pleasanton Chamber's Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC) is pleased to announce its endorsements for Pleasanton Mayor and City Council in this November's election.
Mayoral candidate Jerry Pentin and City Council candidates Jack Balch and Randy Brown bring a combination of excellent experiences, are most closely aligned with Chamber goals articulated in Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision, and in our view are best qualified to help Pleasanton remain the Bay Area's best place to live, work and raise a family. All three have earned our endorsement.
Jerry Pentin
Jack Balch
Randy Brown
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
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

Charles Crohare joins UNCLE Credit Union

Planning to get your flu shot

Sunflower Hill Moonlight at Home

Tri-Valley Jail n' Bail Fundraiser for Agape Villages

September Breakfast at Vic's

Niles Canyon Railway Updates

Earn more with a Poppy Bank Money Market

SFBT: Tri-Valley Open Spaces Urban Amenities

1st United Credit Union Named a Bay Area Top Workplace for 2020

Save the Date Shepherd's Gate Backyard Bluegrass & BBQ