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September 12, 2022
Mixer at Sunshine Saloon this Wednesday
Outdoor event at The Shine
From humble beginnings, Sunshine Saloon has become a name synonymous with Pleasanton. Long known as the spot to be for watching sports and popular televised events, The Shine also has cemented itself as a go-to restaurant for locals, open at 9:00 a.m. every day, offering breakfast all day, lunch, and dinner specials every day of the week. Featuring an outdoor dining patio, charcoal grill, pool tables, shuffle board and a dance floor as well as trivia nights and karaoke, there’s no such thing as a bad seat at The Shine.

Sunshine Saloon is set to host the chamber's September networking mixer on Wednesday, September 14 at 5:00 p.m. Sunshine Saloon online - on Facebook - on Instagram

Networking mixers are a benefit of chamber membership, and are free for chamber members to attend. No RSVP necessary.
The chamber's biggest fundraiser of the year is next week
Last call to sign-up for golf outing
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.

Big O Tires of Pleasanton, 1st United Credit Union, Golden1 Credit Union Home Loans, Insperity HR Solutions, OMRON Robotics and Safety Technologies, Safeway, Safe America Credit Union and Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley are all sponsors of the event this year.

Whether you golf or not, this is a great opportunity to get you and your business engaged and more exposure and have a good time in the process. Golfers will enjoy 18 holes of scramble golf, lunch, dinner and prizes. The event is open to the public and sign-ups are coming in daily.

Golf Outing Main Event Sponsors
Pleasanton 2025 Forum featuring City Manager Gerry Beaudin
You're invited to join us in person or virtually
Everyone is invited to attend the Chamber’s Pleasanton 2025 Forum at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

This hybrid meeting will feature City Manager Gerry Beaudin, who will discuss the city’s economic development priorities for the remainder of 2022 and beyond. Mr. Beaudin has only been in his position for a few months but he is already making headway on many important projects. Gerry’s familiarity with the inner workings of City Hall as the former Community Development Director has helped him quickly acclimate to his new position.

Every month, the Pleasanton Chamber brings stakeholders together to focus community resources, time and talent to achieve greater understanding of issues, obstacles and opportunities related to Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision.

This meeting will be held in a hybrid format, in-person at the Chamber or virtually via Zoom.
City Council Candidates Forum
Virtual event September 28
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidates Forum, featuring the city council candidates in the November 2022 election. The forum, which is a free event and open to the public, will take place virtually on Wednesday, September 28 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

There are five candidates for two City Council seats. For District 1, Jeff Nibert and Dean Wallace are seeking to be elected while in District 3, incumbent Julie Testa will face off against Joel Liu and Jamie Yee. Mayor Karla Brown is running unopposed.

Moderating the Candidates Forum will be Pleasanton Chamber President/CEO James Cooper. The virtual event is free and open to everyone. Online registration for the zoom webinar is required in advance here.

If you would like to submit a question for the Candidates Forum, please do so by emailing James Cooper, Pleasanton Chamber President/CEO, at james@pleasanton.org. Please include your full name in your message. In order for your question to be considered, it must be received by no later than Wednesday, September 21.
Takin' Care of Business BBQ
No speeches, no neckties, no foolin!
The Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC) invites you to the Takin' Care of Business BBQ, a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with our current Pleasanton office-holders as well as current candidates for office. There will be no speeches, just a casual setting in which to enjoy some ribs, beverages and conversation.

The Takin' Care of Business BBQ is on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Barone’s Backyard. Cost is $75 per person, which includes a BBQ dinner from the Lickety Spit BBQ team and drinks.

The event is open to everyone in our community. All Pleasanton politicians and candidates have been invited to attend. All attendees must register online in advance by 9/28/22.
Economic Development and Government Relations
Learn more about this committee
The Chamber’s Economic Development and Government Relations (EDGR) Committee meets monthly to research topics that are vital to Pleasanton’s economy. EDGR members hear from subject matter experts, conduct research, and when appropriate, make recommendations for action to the Chamber Board of Directors. EDGR leads the Chamber's advocacy efforts on local public policy priorities as defined in Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision.
Recent Letters of Support
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is a private, membership-based non-profit whose focus is on growing the quality of life for all in our community through our support for business. As an organization, we are focused on economic development at all levels. We know that, as our economic performance improves, so does our community. This is also true for our schools, who know that as the quality of a student’s education improves, so do the chances for that student to succeed. Continue reading here.
Water quality management is fast becoming a critical issue for cities throughout our country. This is especially true in the western United States where a megadrought has been in place for over 20 years. A lack of viable water supply options has forced each community to closely analyze its water resources already in place and determine how to best manage issues that affect its ability to use that water. Continue reading here.
Recent articles from EDGR
Pleasanton’s strong economy and fiscal responsibility have produced $33.4 million in our general fund, in large part because our tax base includes some of the most successful businesses in the Bay. Continue reading here. 
The City’s General Plan includes a Housing Element that is currently being updated for the sixth time, and is required to be adopted by January 2023. Continue reading here.
September Business Connection newsletter
Business spotlights, word from our CEO and more
In case you missed it, our Business Connection newsletter for September is here. This was inserted into the Pleasanton Weekly and reaches 11,000 in the community.

Featured members and events
Spectrum Twilight Tasting
Spectrum Community Services is partnering with Page Mill Winery to host a fundraising event benefitting low-income families and seniors living in Alameda County. Join us on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. for a wonderful evening on the outdoor patio at Page Mill Winery in Livermore.
Tri-Valley Blood Drive
Stanford Blood Center is hosting the Tri-Valley Pleasanton drive on Friday, September 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Rose Pavilion. Please note that walk-in availability may be limited, so we encourage donors to make an appointment by visiting stanfordbloodcenter.org, the SBC mobile app or by calling us at 888-723-7831.
American Legion Bingo
Beer Brats and Bingo, presented by American Legion Post 237 is set for Saturday, September 24, 2022. 

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6:00 p.m. at the Veterans hall. 

Great prizes, great fun, really good food and drinks!
Pleasanton Young Professionals event next week
Empower - Grow - Learn
The Pleasanton Young Professionals (PYPs) is the premier networking group for emerging and established young professionals ages 21-40.

Professional Development (quarterly)
Porky's Pizza Palace

Learn more about the PYPs on our website, on Facebook and on Instagram.
State of the Tri-Valley
Presented by SF Business Times
Our forward-thinking panel of local leaders will discuss the vision for Tri-Valley, a thriving Bay Area innovation hub.

The Tri-Valley is experiencing significant growth in tech companies, and is poised to benefit from its rich innovation ecosystem, talented workforce, and exceptional quality of life. Our panel of entrepreneurs and stakeholders will discuss why innovative companies are growing, expanding, and moving into the Tri-Valley at a rapid rate.

Join us for a lively panel discussion and networking reception with local entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders who are pushing the Tri-Valley economy to new heights. What makes this a great place to attract a quality workforce? What are the growth sectors? Learn about the 2040 vision, and key economic drivers that will shape Tri-Valley’s bright future.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
You're invited
Ribbon cuttings increase the visibility of a grand opening, new location, ground breaking or special anniversary. The chamber brings the giant scissors and the red ribbon, invites our ambassadors and publicizes the event in various publications. To schedule a ribbon cutting, email Dawn.

You're invited to join the chamber and our ambassadors at the following ribbon cutting ceremony.
Serendipity Beauty Lounge
Wednesday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m.
4450 Black Avenue, Suite A, Pleasanton
Celebrating Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Job Fair & Career Expo
Hosted by Tri-Valley Career Center and TVCCA
Everyone is invited to join the Tri-Valley Career Center, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and the Tri-Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance at the second annual Job Fair & Career Expo on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Job Seekers
Are you looking for a new job? Are you making a change in your career? Then join us and meet, in-person, over 50 local employers looking for great employees.

To have a vendor table, register in advance for $250. The opportunity for a premium location is now available for $300. Your logo and link to your career page will be posted on the website and all marketing materials.

The event will take place in the offices of the Tri-Valley Career Center on Owens Drive in Pleasanton. Questions? Reach out to Amy Miller via email.
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber
Save the date for these future mixers
Attending is free and a benefit of your membership
Networking mixers provide the perfect opportunity for business-to-business networking to establish new relationships and business contacts. Mixers are held the second Wednesday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and are hosted by various chamber members at their business. Attendees are invited to get a first-hand view of the hosts' facilities, products and services. Networking mixers are a benefit of chamber membership and are free for members to attend.

Take a look at our Attending Mixers 101 information page if you have questions about our networking mixers or if you have not attended one of our monthly mixers in the past.

October Networking Mixer

December Networking Mixer
Fall Tradeshow at the Fairgrounds
Ultimate business networking event
Our Tradeshow Mixers are held two times a year and replace our monthly networking mixer. The Fall Tradeshow Mixer is set for Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the Fairgrounds.

Companies and organizations can promote themselves, connect with local business and community leaders and grow their customer base by participating as a vendor. The event features food tastes from local restaurants as well as beer, wine and appetizers and the opportunity to network with businesses in a fun and interactive setting.
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