In This Issue
Business Connection Newsletter
Pleasanton 2025 Forum, 7/8
Virtual Speed Networking, 7/9
Chamber Events Update
Summit Financial Group Webinar, 7/9
Kimberly Koste Relationship Coach, 7/14
Cheers to Heroes - Livermore Wine Trolley
Watch: Business supporting public health
Latest county health update
A Weekend on Main
Mask Up Together Pleasanton
Member News
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Ribbon Cuttings
Are you getting ready to re-open?
Are you preparing to re-open or have your recently re-opened? Let the Chamber know and we'll be glad to do a grand re-opening ribbon cutting and help promote your business with a video like this .
If you'd like more information on scheduling a Grand Re-Opening Ceremony with the Chamber for your business, contact us today.
Webinars you may have missed
Presented by the
Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
Watch now!
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
 Local Regional Testing Site at Alameda County Fairgrounds
The regional COVID-19 testing site at the Alameda County Fairgrounds has been extended through July 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (or while supplies last), Monday-Friday. Testing is available for  asymptomatic residents age 10 years and above in the cities  of Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore. No appointment is needed. Testing at this site is to determine if a patient is currently infected.
 Pleasanton 2025: 
A Community Vision
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.
View Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision Here

The Pleasanton Downtown Association has compiled the  Rebound Business Toolkit,   actions to develop a plan for a safe and successful reopening of our
downtown Pleasanton.
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.

Issue Date:
July 6, 2020
Business Connection Print Newsletter is here
Our Business Connection newsletter is a bi-monthly publication inserted into the Pleasanton Weekly on the first Friday of every other month. In case you missed it on Friday, take a look here Check out spotlights on our members, ribbon cuttings of grand re-openings, membership anniversaries, hear from our board chair and more. With a reach of more than 14,000 in the community, our Business Connection newsletter is a great way to reach a broad audience.
Pleasanton 2025 Forum this Wednesday 
City Manager Nelson Fialho guest speaker on zoom call
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. Contact for more information on these monthly forums.

Our guest speaker this month is Nelson Fialho, City Manager for  the City of Pleasanton.  Nelson will provide an update on the impacts of COVID-19 on the City, Downtown Reactivation, status of Economic Development projects and will answer your questions.  

Virtual Speed Networking Event 
  Free networking event returns this Thursday
Join the Pleasanton Chamber for a virtual speed networking event on Thursday, July 9, 2020Make more business connections in less time from the comfort of your own space. You will be sent to small breakout "rooms" to meet and connect with others, exchange information, and promote your business easily and effectively. Space is limited, register today.
Register online here in advance and you will receive the Zoom meeting information via email the day before the event.
Chamber cancels events due to COVID-19 
Golf Tournament and both Tradeshow Mixers cancelled for 2020
The 2020 events calendar will have a different look for the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and the business community with an announcement to cancel its annual golf tournament as well as its two tradeshow mixers for 2020 due to the uncertainties of COVID-19.

Those decisions come after careful consideration by the Chamber Board of Directors and staff and the responsibility to follow guidelines that have been set forth by the Alameda County Public Health Department for social distancing and limited attendance. In addition, those events are funded through sponsorships and participation from the business community. Due to the economic impact many have felt, the Chamber feels it is best to hold off at this time and focus on coming back strong.

The Golf Outing was set for August 7, 2020 at Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton. The tournament, which has taken place on the first Friday in August for many years, has served as the main fundraising event for the Chamber, attracting around 115 golfers and countless sponsors.

The Tradeshow Mixers were slated for May 13, 2020 at The Club at Ruby Hill and November 4, 2020 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The spring event had been postponed originally, with the hope of it taking place this summer. The tradeshow mixers traditionally attract more than 200 people and around 40 vendors, with food, drinks, networking and prizes.
College Planning in Midst of Pandemic 
Summit Financial Group invites you to attend LIVE Zoom webinar
Despite the economic uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, planning and saving for college remains top-of-mind for parents. During this interactive session, we'll provide practical tips for navigating the journey. We'll give you the necessary tools to map out the best path for your child both academically and financially.                                   
Our hope is for this to be a community event where people feel welcome to ask questions in an informal environment. 

There is no cost or obligation for this event and no software downloads required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Keep Your Sanity! When parenting with a difficult ex
Free workshop presented by Kimberly Koste, Relationship Coach
In this workshop you will:
--Immediately Take Back Control by Making ONE Change
--Reduce your stress and their ability to trigger you in 3 steps
--Teach your children to do the same (at any age!)

Cheers to Heroes
Livermore Wine Trolley program to thank a Hero
Thank and Honor the Heroes of Covid-19
Our community is proud of the many Doctors, Nurses, First Responders, Grocery Store Employees, and all essential workers who have risked their own health to take care of us and keep us safe. Now it's our turn to do something special for them.
Thank a Hero with a Wine Tour
The  Livermore Wine Trolley  is offering an exciting opportunity to honor and thank our community Heroes. For just $100 sponsor fee (discounted from $121.99), you can select your personal Hero or Heroes to honor and give them a well-deserved day of relaxation on the Trolley.

The  Wine Tour for Heroes  includes tasting a full flight at three wineries, a delicious lunch, traveling through the wine country on the Trolley and a professional and fun Tour Guide who will play favorite tunes upon request.
Business Supporting Public Health - Watch now
Hear from Dr. Nicholas Moss, Alameda County Public Health Director,
 about COVID-19 indicators, re-opening and impacts to public health and the economy. Visit to find link to watch - Tri-Valley Businesses Supporting Public Health.

Featured Speaker: 
Dr. Nicholas Moss, Deputy Health Officer,  Alameda County Public Health Department

Alameda County Hits Pause on Reopening
Latest update issued Monday, June 29, 2020
Statement from the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency:
Given recent increases in COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates in our county and region, we are temporarily pausing our reopening plans. This means extending the timeline for the next phase of reopening in Alameda County and pulling back our request for the Board of Supervisors to support a Variance Attestation on June 30th.  A safe reopening of businesses in our county is critical for both public health and economic recovery. 
A Weekend on Main
Main Street closes to vehicular traffic each weekend
As of Friday, June 19, outdoor dining and both indoor/outdoor retail was permitted by the Alameda County Public Health Department. In an effort  to support our downtown merchants in this reopening and to begin reactivation of downtown, the City of Pleasanton has implemented a vehicle access closure throughout Main Street in order to allow all downtown merchants the opportunity to expand their business footprint. 
City of Pleasanton - Masking Up Together
As our community reopens, please join the Pleasanton City Council and City Leaders in wearing a face mask to help protect one another when out in public as required by the state and county.
Pleasanton City Council and City Leaders Face Mask Message
Pleasanton City Council and City Leaders
Face Mask Message
Member News
Member News
Week of 7/6
Keep Your Sanity! When parenting with a difficult ex, by Kimberly Koste, Relationship Coach
College Planning in Midst of Pandemic, by Summit Financial

Week of 6/29
Livermore Wine Trolley Cheers to Heroes

Week of 6/22
KKIQ  Back to Business Stimulus Package

Week of 6/15
Downtown Pleasanton Reactivation
Rebound Business Toolkit
Pleasanton Chamber Supports Tri-Valley reopening
Sun's Out, Fun's Out  Virtual Fun Run
Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund Distribution and Second Drive

Week of 6/8
Alameda County Reopening Plan as of 6/5
Tri-Valley Mayors Submit Letter to be considered as sub-region
Stimulus Specials from the Weekly
Cancer Support Community Celebrates 30 Years
Shelley Goldblum of Boisset donating to local non-profits
ACTC Moves Toward $400M for Valley Link Project