In This Issue
Virtual Tradeshow
Extend "A Weekend on Main"
Membership Benefits
Tri-Valley Mayors Summit, 8/26
Where to Find The Chamber
NIST Business Survey
Field Space Available
City Permit Center
Member Spotlights
Member News
Stay Connected with the
Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
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For a complete listing of new members,  click here.

Latest COVID-19 News 
From the Chamber
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
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.
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.
 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 Circle of Influence recognizes companies whose continual support has been instrumental in the growth of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.
Circle of Influence here
  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.
Our Business Connection newsletter is a bi-monthly publication inserted into the Pleasanton Weekly on the first Friday of every other month. 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 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 27, 2020
Online vendor fair is live
Staying relevant and present for our members
In case you haven't had a chance to check it out, the first edition of our online vendor tradeshow is live!  A Virtual Tradeshow: Celebrating our Circle of Influence Members, By the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce  is an opportunity for these exclusive members to showcase their business, products and services in a visually appealing, user-friendly online setting. Take a look.

Request to extend downtown's "A Weekend on Main" Program
The following letter was sent to the City of Pleasanton by Steve Van Dorn, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce President/CEO

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce would like to thank you and the entire City team responsible for making downtown's "A Weekend on Main" program such a huge success. We have heard nothing but positive comments from our members and the community on how much they have enjoyed visiting and supporting our downtown restaurants and businesses.
Knowing we are approaching the end date for this program, we are urging your support for extending it through at least the Labor Day Weekend and beyond. The downtown business community is following the county protocols thereby providing a safe environment for their patrons and employees. Discontinuing downtown's "A Weekend on Main" program could potentially devastate these businesses that are doing all they can to survive during the pandemic.

Thank you for considering our request and for all your support in helping our small businesses during these turbulent times.
Membership Benefits
Whether you have an associate, friend or neighboring business that is considering joining the Chamber or you and your colleagues could use a refresher about all of the benefits of your Chamber membership, this is for you.

Glance at our Membership Benefits right here. Among the information included is: our mission, a word from our CEO, statistics on why to join the chamber, what our members are saying, and a comprehensive list of the many benefits, including networking, advertising, resources, special programs, committees, representing business, circle of influence and social media platforms.
Save the Date - Tri-Valley Mayors Summit
Amos Productions to live stream the event
The Tri-Valley Mayors Summit is set for Wednesday, August 26, 2020 and this year's event will be live streamed. This event has a broad audience reach including Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. The host chamber rotates every five years between those cities and we are pleased to have Catharine Baker moderate the event.

In an effort to provide something different than just another zoom meeting, the Pleasanton Chamber is planning for the five mayors and the moderator to be together, in-person to record the event in a safe environment. Amos Productions will live stream the event for your viewing and it will also be available on the Chamber's website following the event. Stay tuned for details.
Special thank you to our sponsors
Main Event Sponsors
Where to Find Us
Do you know where to find the Chamber online?
Sure, you're reading this email, but do you know where else you can find the Pleasanton Chamber online? For the benefit of our members and the community, the Chamber has put together a graphic that  illustrates where we are located in the social media space. Please click here to view the graphic which is located on our website under the marketing tab, titled Social Media. Feel free to follow, like, share and explore our pages. 
NIST Business Survey
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is conducting a survey and they're looking for your input. 

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting your business. We hope to learn how businesses like yours are adapting to the circumstances and how this may or may not be connected to broader weather-related stressors your business may face.

Both your perspective and time are exceptionally precious, especially during these uncertain times. Our efforts will be greatly enhanced if you can spend a few minutes filling out this survey. We ask for no sensitive information and we will not identify you or your business. If your business has more than one location, please answer for only one location.

The purpose of this survey is to understand what support businesses like yours need and to communicate those to those who may be able to provide assistance. We'd like to learn about practices taken that have helped reduce the impact of COVID-19, especially in the face of future hazard events.

If you feel uncomfortable answering any of the questions, you can skip them, or exit the survey at any time. This survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete. You may opt to receive the aggregate results of the survey (at the end).
Field Space Available
Is your business or organization in need of outdoor fitness/exercise space?  The City of Pleasanton is expanding its efforts to support local businesses and non-profits by offering City parks/fields for rent for health and fitness activities. If you are interested in renting field space, please email Nilo Velazquez .
City of Pleasanton Permit Center
The City of Pleasanton is adhering to the Alameda County Public Health Department's order to shelter in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. While the order is in effect, most of the City's Permit Center services are being conducted online and by phone, and through in-person appointments for select limited services.  Starting today, Monday, July 27, Pleasanton Permit Center will begin limited in-person appointments for select limited services. Online and phone services will still be available. 
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.
Member News
Member News
Alameda County Community Food Bank Drive-Thru Pantry

Livermore Wine Trolley  Cheers to Heroes

Small Business Tele-Town Hall, 7/29