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May 16, 2022
Thank you to OMRON for a wonderful tradeshow mixer
Hear from Yani Liaskos of OMRON as he speaks at the tradeshow mixer last week.
Nearly 40 vendors showcased in tradeshow
The chamber would like to thank OMRON Robotics and Safety Technologies for hosting our first in-person tradeshow mixer since the fall of 2019. Yani Liaskos and his team went above and beyond, opening OMRON's doors to nearly 40 vendors and 200 attendees at last week's event. Watch a video of Yani speaking here.

Thank you to all of the companies that participated as vendors and also to everyone that attended and volunteered. View photos from the Tradeshow Mixer here on our Facebook page.

In case you missed it, our Fall Tradeshow Mixer is set for November 9, 2022 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Please save the date and email us with any questions.
1+1 Technology
1st United Credit Union
ACE - San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
Ballistic United Soccer Club
Beautycounter - Nancy Morehead
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Digital Biology Group
Boisset Collection - Shelley Goldblum WinePro
California Business Technology
Chaat Bhavan Restaurant
Chabot-Las Positas Community College - OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Commute with Enterprise
Corporate eWaste Solutions
CreekView Health Center
Dr. David Wong, DC
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl
Eddie Papa's American Hangout
Elation Real Estate
Goodness Village
Income Tax Services
Jeanette Schaub Health & Wellness by Design
John Muir Health
Joya Yoga
Meowcarons Pawtisserie
Nina Pomeroy Photography
Pet Supplies Plus
Pleasanton Garbage Service
Poppy Bank
PUSD WorkAbility and Adults with Disabilities Paid Internship Programs
Richert Lumber Ace Hardware
Row House Pleasanton
ScannX, Inc.
The Joint Chiropractic
The Parkview Assisted Living
The Specific Chiropractic Centers
Toshiba Business Solutions
UNCLE Credit Union
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Community of Character Luncheon this Wednesday
Honoring the Juanita Haugen award winners
The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative invites you to the 13th annual Community of Character luncheon honoring the Juanita Haugen Community of Character award winners.

This award is named in honor of a longtime community volunteer and Pleasanton Unified School District Board Member, Juanita Haugen. Haugen, a co-founder of the Pleasanton Community of Character program, believed that part of Pleasanton's success is due to its compassionate citizens, folks who exhibit good character traits and those people who volunteer throughout our community. There will be drawings at the luncheon to raise funds for the Juanita Haugen Community of Character Scholarships.

The luncheon takes place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the Pleasanton Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $40 per person.
ADP CalSavers Lunch & Learn this Wednesday
Free, educational seminar presented by ADP
The CalSavers deadline is quickly approaching. California now requires that small business owners offer a retirement plan.

All employers with 5 or more California-based employees are required to offer a retirement plan, if they are not doing so already.
Regardless if employees are interested or not, employers still need to have a retirement plan in place to meet the state compliance.
You have retirement plan options available to you to meet the state’s criteria.
The deadline is June 30, 2022.

ADP CalSavers Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
At the Pleasanton Chamber Conference Room
777 Peters Avenue, Pleasanton
West Coast Buildings & Facilities Management Trade Show
May 17-18 at the Fairgrounds
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is proud to promote the West Coast Buildings & Facilities Management Trade Show & Conference. 

WCBFM is scheduled to take place May 17-18, 2022 at he Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.  

WCBFM will have networking opportunities, educational conferences, and hundreds of regional exhibiting companies that allow you to develop new connections and build relationships in the industry. After WCBFM, you will return to work with educational credits, a fresh network full of colleagues, suppliers, and experts, and a positive outlook on your future building/facility operations. 

This event is FREE for Pleasanton Chamber members and you can sign up to attend following this link for Free Attendee Registration.

Any Company wishing to exhibit at WCBFM will have an exclusive Pleasanton Chamber Discount Exhibitor Application - use the code: WCBFM10 to receive the IFMA Discount. 
Small Business Workshop with Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan
Hosted in partnership with Tri-Valley chambers
Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, 16th Assembly District, invites you to attend a Tri-Valley Small Business Workshop she is hosting in partnership with the Tri-Valley Chambers of Commerce.

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
The Wave Community Room in Dublin

"I am hosting an in-person workshop for small business owners in the district to connect them to local resources and information. Supporting our small business community is a vital piece of the work we need to do in our COVID-19 recovery efforts."
Beer, Brats & Bingo
Presented by American Legion Post
Everyone is invited to join the American Legion Post for their Beer, Brats & Bingo event this weekend.

Saturday, May 21, 2022  
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6:00 p.m.
at the Veterans hall, 301 Main Street, Pleasanton
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.
At the Pleasanton Chamber Conference Room
777 Peters Avenue, Pleasanton
Register to reserve your seat today at CyberMadeSimple.Eventbrite.com
Ribbon Cuttings
You're invited
You're invited to join the chamber and our ambassadors at the following ribbon cutting ceremonies.

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
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.
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.
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber
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.
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
PG&E Natural Gas Smart Shutoff Demonstration

Museum on Main to see a Leadership Transition

Pleasanton Chamber names James Cooper as next President/CEO