Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of  April  30, 2018 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.


Let's Go to Puglia, Italy!
October 21 - 29, 2018

Puglia is one of Italy's hidden treasures. A region of beautiful shorelines, lovely towns, baroque architecture and delicious cuisine.   Click here for brochure.

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Job Postings

Looking for an Intern?
Anne Fuller
College and Career Advisor 
Las Lomas High School
925 280-3920
Running Basics
Candidate Workshop
MAY 12, 2018
9:00am - 12:30pm
Pacheco Community Center
5800 Pacheco Blvd, Pacheco

Join Contra Costa County Elections for a free workshop to learn about the basics of running for public office. Topics include candidate filing and campaign finance disclosure requirements, working with the media, and hearing from past local candidates.  Complete details here.
Earth Day Is Every Day

What's Happening?

Mustache Harbor Band
Kicks off the First 
Walnut Creek First Wednesdays!
May 2nd, 2018


C alifornia Symphony
Season Finale 
 Center, Sunday, May 6 
 Taste & Toast to Education 
 Wednesday, May 8 5-8 p.m. 
Cancer Support Community
S a t u r d a y , M a y 1 9 

Upcoming Concerts
See What's Playing  Click here 

Get Ready For A Great Time

Don't Let This Crowd Pass You By
Face-to-Face Marketing Opportunities
85,000+ Festival-goers | Two-Day Community Event

June 2 & June 3 in Heather Farm Park

Promote your products and services while pouring a wine or beer directly to festival attendees from your own company branded  booth.   (Booth / Wine / Beer provided by the Chamber)
Wine / Beer Pouring Booth:   For more details and a registration form  { Click Here } To Register online   { Click Here }

*Be Seen on the Big Screen
Feature your business or organization on a 10.5' LED screen in the Craft Beer Garden & Sports Lounge. All-day exposure during sports events  & cross your fingers... WARRIORS' PLAYOFF GAME .
(Craft Beer Garden & Sports Lounge will remain open so attendees can watch the game.)  For complete information, * contact Shawn Filardi, sfilardi@walnut-creek.com | (925) 934-2007 
Commercial Exhibitor:  P romote your product or service directly to Festival attendees from your company branded 10 x 10 Commercial Exhibitor Booth Space.  Please call Shawn Filardi  for availability at (925) 934-2007. 
Art & Wine Festival Event Sponsorships: Target your market with an Event Sponsorship. For a  Sponsorship Brochure   {Click Here} or call Jay Hoyer or Shawn Filardi at (925) 934-2007.  

Meet Me at the Summit
2018 Diablo Valley Mayors' Summit | May 9 
Contra Costa Country Club |  Details & Registration
Get in the race Ambassadors!  That was the theme of the 2018 Northern California Chamber Ambassador Rally attended by Chamber Membership Director Linda Vesneski and past Ambassador Chair Wanda Wallis. (Pictured left to right.) This year's event was hosted by the Lodi Chamber of Commerce on April 26 and 27 at The Merlot Performance & Event Venue. The annual rally brought more than 150 Ambassadors together  from all over Northern California to share ideas that will enhance their teams, network, hear from engaging keynote speakers, and take in what makes the host city so special. As Lodi is the largest grape growing region in the state, the Ambassadors enjoyed sampling some great wines before heading out to explore Lodi with newly made friends. To learn more about the Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors or inquire how you can participate, click here .

Thank you to Lodi Appellation, Lange Twins Family Winery and Vineyards for your generous donation to the upcoming Chamber Education Committee Teacher Appreciation Day.
Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Ambassador Committee

Vanessa Sisemore is the owner of a local Farmers Insurance Agency in Walnut Creek as well as a long time resident of Walnut Creek. She has grown up in our town since the age of five and because she has witnessed first hand the incredible growth of the town she holds so dear, becoming a proud member of the Chamber was a must when she opened her agency. Shortly after becoming a Chamber member, she joined the Ambassador Committee as a way to meet all the fantastic people among the business community. Since becoming an Ambassador, Vanessa extended her commitment even further as the Co-Chair of the Ambassador Committee to grow a stronger relationship with our Chamber Members and the community as a whole. To learn more about Vanessa and her business, click here .

Meet Vanessa and the other Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors at the monthly  Chamber BASH,  ribbon cuttings, and upcoming Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival.
Celebrate With  Your Neighbors
The Chamber Ambassadors and staff invite you to celebrate the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting celebrations of three of our newest members.

Wednesday, May 2nd | Ribbon Cutting at 5:30pm
1475 Newell Avenue, Walnut Creek

A hidden gem! If you're looking for a Walnut Creek restaurant that offers tradition, a welcoming atmosphere, and authentic cuisine, a visit to Babushka Russian Deli and Restaurant is in order.

Thursday, May 24th  |  Ribbon Cutting at 5:30pm
The Practice for Women 1444 S. Main Street, Walnut Creek

Connect deeply with other women, feel at home in your body, and remember who you truly are. The Practice® is a weekly ritual of showing up for yourself in a new way. It is a 10-week cathartic experience of yoga and connection. In a circle of like-minded women we let go of perfectionism, show up just as we are, and become whole again.

Thursday, May 31 | Ribbon Cutting & BASH 5:30 to 7:00pm

Fun though fitness! Cardio/Kickboxing, Strength training, class-based 60Minute workout with customized music! Free underground parking directly under the club! We offer unlimited monthly Memberships, no contracts/Fees!
Networking With a Punch
May BASH Networking Event
Thursday, May 31 | 5:30 to 7:00pm
Our May BASH will be hosted by OMNI FIGHT CLUB.   Our hosts have a wonderful BASH and Grand Opening planned, so we hope to see you there!  The event will be held on Thursday, May 31 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.  This event is FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members; please remember to bring your business card.Non-member admission is $20.00 (cash only) and a business card.  To register, click here .
In Your Own Hands
Assemblywoman Catharine Baker , 16th District, is hosting a Women's Self-defense Workshop in partnership with the Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Crime Prevention Commission, and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department on Saturday, May 5th at 10:00am at Acalanes High School. The workshop will run until 11:15 or 11:30am, with safety tips from the Sheriffs' Department, some hands-on self-defense training, and a few words from Catharine about what's being done in the Assembly to improve public safety. Register here.

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