In This Issue
Virtual Tradeshow
PUSD Candidates Forum, 9/21
Watch: Virtual Trip Around Town
HERS Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser
Kaiser Drive-Through Flu Shots
SF Business Times
BACPAC Endorsements
BACPAC Online Fundraiser
Member News
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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.
Small Businesses 
Helping One Another
Row House Pleasanton and Pinot's Palette are partnering for an Outdoor Paint Party! BYOB and Small Bites Available!
"Fall Walk on the Beach"
Sunday, September 27, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Hosted at RowHouse - 3903 A Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton
RSVP by September 26
Same day and urgent care appointments are available!
Paws of Pleasanton is pleased to accept same day and urgent care visits as 
as many clinics are having overflow issues. Paws of Pleasanton offers safe, in-office visits with disinfecting after each appointment.
For a complete listing of new members, click here.

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. 
Latest Updates from Alameda County Public Health Department
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
City of Pleasanton 
Business Support Fund 
Zero-interest, short term loans now available
The Pleasanton City Council has approved an update to the City's Business Support Fund program which provides zero-interest, short term loans to independently or locally-owned Pleasanton businesses, with an approved special loan amount for Downtown businesses, that have been adversely affected due to COVID-19. 
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.
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.

We are all in this together at

Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
Catalyst. Convener. Champion.
Issue Date:
September 21, 2020
A Virtual Tradeshow celebrating our new members
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome the third edition of an online vendor tradeshow promoting a select group of Chamber members. A Virtual Tradeshow: Celebrating Our New Chamber Members, By the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is an opportunity for these members to showcase their business in a visually appealing, user-friendly online setting. 

The Virtual Tradeshow will run for two weeks on the Chamber's website from Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, October 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. With the COVID-19 pandemic prohibiting large in-person gatherings, virtual events have become the only way forward for the foreseeable future. In an effort to drive traffic to each company's website and preferred social media outlet, the Chamber is hosting the innovative virtual tradeshow to give its members exposure and overall brand awareness.
"We are excited to be able to give another group of our Chamber members the opportunity for brand awareness through this virtual tradeshow," said Susie Weiss, Events & Communications Manager for the Chamber. "Every participant in this month's tradeshow has joined the Chamber in 2020, which we all know has been a challenging year. These online vendor fairs give people the chance to interact with your brand at a time and place that's convenient for them," said Weiss.

Pleasanton School Board Candidates Forum tonight
The Pleasanton Chamber of CommercePleasanton Weekly and Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation are partnering to host a forum featuring the candidates running for the Board of Trustees for the Pleasanton Unified School District in the November 2020 election. The Pleasanton School Board Candidates Forum is a free event and will take place virtually on Monday, September 21 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

There are five candidates seeking election for the three at-large positions on the school board. Incumbents Steve Maher and Jamie Yee are being challenged by Mary Jo Carreon (retired teacher/parent), Kelly Mokashi (e-learning education professional) and Chong Wang (IT consultant/parent).

Moderating the forum will be Pleasanton Weekly President and Publisher Gina Channell as well as the Weekly's Editor Jeremy Walsh.The virtual event is free and open to everyone in the community. Online registration for the zoom webinar is required in advance.
Did you miss the September Virtual Mixer?
Last week, the Chamber invited everyone to join us for our second Virtual Trip Around Town as we checked in LIVE on local businesses in Pleasanton. 
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.

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser this weekend
HERS Breast Cancer Foundation is hosting its 21st Annual Virtual Walk-or-Race Fundraiser and Survivor Celebration this weekend. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation's Assistance Programs which provide under-served Bay Area breast cancer survivors with post-surgical garments and prostheses, and fitting services.
This event will bring together breast cancer patients and survivors from all over the Bay Area in a new virtual format due to Covid-19. The 
Foundation's event committee is working diligently to retain the beloved community event's spirit. Survivors are encouraged to participate with their families and supporters at this event which celebrates life and raises money for HERS, a nonprofit organization.
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 

SFBT: Tri-Valley Open Spaces Urban Amenities

Radical Reset? Or, Maybe Just the Open Space You Need To Thrive
As we search for ways to do better together, keep each other safe, and fully reset, we invite you to take a deep breath and a fresh look at how the Tri-Valley should factor into your future.

It took entrepreneur Tim Harkness just one mountain bike ride on the Pleasanton Ridge to come up with his next vanguard Tri-Valley business - Unchained Labs.

The Tri-Valley's collaborative ecosystem makes it the heart of California innovation. Led by civic and business leaders dedicated to serving as forces for good in a global economy, the Tri-Valley innovation hub has long been heralded as a region that values innovation and collaboration, also aspiring to take full responsibility for its places, people, and future generations. All here, in the geographic center of the
Northern California mega-region.
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.
Decisions were based on interviews with three of the five Mayoral candidates and all seven City Council candidates as well as a recent virtual forum sponsored by the BACPAC and Pleasanton Weekly in which candidates addressed priorities and answered questions rooted in Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision, the Chamber's local public policy platform with goals for the economy, jobs, education, infrastructure, public safety, health, housing, arts, leadership, culture and recreation.
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
Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance Launches the Philanthropy Institute

Charles Crohare joins UNCLE Credit Union

Planning to get your flu shot

Small businesses helping one another

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

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation Virtual Fundraiser

Save the Date Shepherd's Gate Backyard Bluegrass & BBQ