In This Issue
Latest COVID-19 Updates
Alameda County on watchlist
Statement on outdoor dining
City Council Meeting, 7/14
Diablo Women's Event, 7/14
Kimberly Koste Relationship Coach, 7/14
Nina Pomeroy Photography Headshots, 7/22
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Business Connection Newsletter
Chamber Events Update
Member News
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Please join us in welcoming the Pleasanton Chamber's newest member of the Circle of Influence 
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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.
For a complete listing of new members,  click here.

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.
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.
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. 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
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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.

Issue Date:
July 13, 2020
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
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
Statement from Alameda County on Outdoor Dining
Issued Saturday, July 11
Statement from the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency:
Yesterday, July 10th, we learned the State issued updated guidance, dated July 9, prohibiting outdoor dining in non-variance counties, including Alameda County. While Alameda County's Health Officer Order allowed for outdoor dining, under this stricter State guidance, all restaurants, wineries and bars in Alameda County may only be open for drive-through or pickup/delivery options. Updated state guidance for restaurants providing takeout, drive-through, and delivery is available here
Pleasanton City Council Special Meeting July 14 
Virtual meeting will be broadcast on TV and online
As some of you may know, the City Council is beginning public discussions on community policing in Pleasanton in response to recent calls for national reform. If you are interested in speaking at the meeting, you must register in advance. The below link will take you to the registration details as well as the agenda for the meeting.
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce supports the important work of our police department in keeping our community and businesses safe. I hope you will take the time to communicate your support as well by participating in this important discussion.

If you wish to speak on an item listed on the agenda, please complete and submit a speaker card here by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting, July 14, 2020.

This virtual meeting will be broadcast live on Channel 29 and at Tri-Valley TV online and the City of Pleasanton's You Tube channel.
Virtual Diablo Women Event July 14
Be inspired to be your best self
Join Diablo magazine's editor for a happy hour chat. Brought to you by Diablo magazine and Contra Costa Oncology.

These amazing women will share how to stay strong, healthy, and optimistic in these challenging times:
--Natalie Coughlin: Olympian, cookbook author, and vintner
--Kristi Yamaguchi: Olympian and founder of the Always Dream Foundation
--Angie Carmignani: CEO of the Taylor Family Foundation
--Kimberly Bryant: Founder and CEO of Black Girls Code
--Nina Meehan: Executive Artistic Director of the Bay Area Children's Theatre
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!)

Nina Pomeroy to Produce Headshots for Locally Unemployed 
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. 
Pleasanton Emergency Rental Assistance Program 
Are you struggling to pay rent due to financial hardship? You may be a candidate for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program ("ERAP") has the objective of mitigating potential homelessness and displacement of existing Pleasanton residents who are experiencing a decrease in household income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus, unable to pay their rent, by providing a grant to assist eligible tenants pay for delinquent rent.
Applicants may submit an application online at or request an application by phone (925) 208-0660 or by email
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 on July 22

Keep Your Sanity! When parenting with a difficult ex, by Kimberly Koste, Relationship Coach

Livermore Wine Trolley

Cheers to Heroes