In This Issue
Virtual Tradeshow
No on Prop 15
Latest COVID-19 Updates
Nina Pomeroy Photography Headshots, 7/22
Drive Thru Food Pantry
Alameda County on watchlist
Member Spotlights
Business Connection Newsletter
Chamber Events Update
Member News
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Row House Pleasanton Offering Outdoor Classes
Row House offers a low-impact workout, targeting 85% of your muscles. Its for people of all shapes, sizes, & ages.
COVID-19 Testing at Fairgrounds Extended and New Hours
COVID-19 test site at the Alameda County Fairgrounds has been extended and beginning today, Monday, July 13, the new hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12noon, Monday-Friday.  Testing is available for asymptomatic residents of Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore who are age 10 years and above.
* May close early if capacity is reached.
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.
Please join us in welcoming the Pleasanton Chamber's newest member of the Circle of Influence 
OMRON is a global leader in intelligent robotic systems with the most advanced portfolio of traditional industrial arms, lightweight collaborative arms, and autonomous mobile robots in the market.
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.
For a complete listing of new members,  click here.

A Weekend on Main
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. 
 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
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.

When the going gets tough, we don't sit on the sidelines. We are working tirelessly, seeking out solutions for the challenges we're all facing. We're always there for you at 

Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
Catalyst. Convener. Champion.

Issue Date:
July 20, 2020
Virtual Tradeshow Celebrating Our Circle of Influence Members
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce the first edition of an online vendor tradeshow promoting its exclusive Circle of Influence members.  A Virtual Tradeshow: Celebrating our Circle of Influence Members, By the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce  is an opportunity for these members to showcase their business, products and services in a visually appealing, user-friendly online setting. The Virtual Tradeshow will run for two weeks on the  Chamber's website  from Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
In an effort to drive traffic to each company's website and preferred social media outlet, the Chamber is hosting the innovative virtual event to give its Circle of Influence members exposure and overall brand awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Hosting the online tradeshow is one way we are trying to remain relevant and present for the business community and general public during these times," said Susie Weiss, Communications & Events Manager for the Chamber.
The Virtual Tradeshow is available via  this webpage , and will be promoted in emails to its members and via all of its social media outlets Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn

No on Prop 15
As the November election quickly approaches, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will be carefully evaluating the 12 propositions on the ballot. We have already considered Proposition 15 and recommend you vote NO. Prop 15 will increase commercial property taxes by $12.5 billion, will threaten jobs, raise consumer 
prices, hurt small business and lacks accountability. We are in the midst of an unprecedented economic crisis, the last thing we need is a new tax that also impacts the protections of Prop 13. To find out more information about Prop 15, click here.   
Latest COVID-19 News from the Chamber
All information in one place
For the benefit of our members and the community, the Chamber has revamped the COVID-19 Information page on our website to include the latest updates and information. The COVID-19 online Information page includes: 
--recent health orders from the Alameda County Public Health Department 
--direct link to our Chamber member directory
--City of Pleasanton business resources and updates
--State of California assistance
--Back to Business resources
Free Headshots for Locally Unemployed, thanks to Nina Pomeroy
Nina Pomeroy Photography to Produce Headshots for Locally Unemployed on July 22 at Brookfield Properties in San Francisco

Nothing says "I'm ready to work" more than a freshly pressed suit, an updated resume, and of course, a professional headshot. Regardless of profession, COVID-19 sent millions of Americans to the unemployment line without warning. That is why local photographer Nina Pomeroy, Nina Pomeroy Photography is participating with Headshot Booker and Brookfield Properties in the largest, 
single-day photo initiative that will provide 10,000 unemployed Americans nationwide with a complimentary, professional headshot to include with their resumes and post to job sites such as LinkedIn. 
Drive Thru Food Pantry at the Fairgrounds
Alameda County Community Food Bank serving 700 meals a day
A Drive-Thru Emergency Food Distribution is available for the residents of Dublin, Pleasanton, Sunol, Livermore, Fremont, Union City and Newark at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Pre-packaged emergency food bags, boxes and/or produce will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Weekly Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave, Gate 8, Pleasanton

Food will be loaded into your car. Only one box per car. DO NOT roll down window or get our of your car for safety. Please follow instructions from volunteers once you are there.
Issued Sunday, July 12
Statement from the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency:
Alameda County is experiencing a continued increase in reported COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, indicating elevated disease transmission. The magnitude of the change is above what would
be expected as a result of the County's substantial expansion of testing, and we have been placed on the
State's County Monitoring List. Counties placed on the Monitoring List receive targeted support from the
State and, after three consecutive days on the Monitoring List, are subject to State-imposed restrictions and enforcement.

What does this mean for Alameda County residents and businesses?
Per State guidance issued on July 1, counties that are on the Monitoring List are required to close indoor activities in the areas listed below for a minimum of three weeks. In addition, all brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs must close, both indoor and outdoor activities. At this time, these activities are not permitted per Alameda County Health Officer Orders, and residents and businesses should not experience
a change.
* Dine-in Restaurants
* Wineries and Tasting Rooms
* Movie Theaters
* Family Entertainment Centers
* Zoos and Museums
* Cardrooms
Member Spotlights
Did you happen to see any of these featured member spotlights on our social media channels in the last couple of weeks? Would you like to see you and your business featured as well? Email Susie to learn about some of these benefits of your Chamber membership.
There are several options to promote you and your business as a benefit of your membership. Our weekly Monday Update email blasts, and our Business Connection and E-Business Connection newsletters are great avenues for you to gain some exposure.

We are currently compiling content for our August E-Business Connection newsletter as well as our September Business Connection newsletter. If you'd like to learn more about your options, email us.
Business Connection Print Newsletter for July
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, 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.
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.
Member News
Member News
Nina Pomeroy Photography  to Produce Headshots for Locally Unemployed, 7/22

Alameda County Community Food Bank Drive-Thru Pantry

Livermore Wine Trolley  Cheers to Heroes

Small Business Tele-Town Hall, 7/29