Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of  March 19, 2018 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

North State Auto
Hooman Khalili
Impact 100 East Bay
Pat Burgess

Painting For You
Samantha Olson

First Citizens Bank
Ryan Court

Rob Shilling

Antoine Casanave Events,
The Casanave Group
Antoine Casanave

Vickery Properties
Christian Vickery

Take Stock
22 Amazing Websites with Stunning Free Stock Images
by  Tucker Schreiber,  Jan 19, 2018

We know your pain. You're looking for the right images for your online store or website. You've searched far and wide for stunning, free images to use, but keep running into cheesy stock photos of people high-fiving in boardrooms or laughing at their salad.  The good news: there's a huge variety of excellent free and paid stock images for commercial use available online. You just have to know where to look.  Take a look, and enjoy!
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Job Postings

Looking for an Intern?
Anne Fuller
College and Career Advisor 
Las Lomas High School
925 280-3920
What's Happening?

5K Walk / Health Expo
Sunday, March 25
Upcoming Concerts

See What's Playing  Click here 


2018 Installation Luncheon & UXL Awards
Save the Date &  Make Your Reservation Now

The Installation Luncheon is a tribute to each individual who serves on the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, and the countless volunteers who work so diligently throughout the year. Please join us to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of these outstanding individuals and say thank you for a job well done.
The event will include recognizing two individuals with the Chamber  UXL Award.  This year, awards will be presented for the extraordinary efforts of a Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Find out the winners and hear what makes these community members so special.  If you know someone who should be recognized for their extraordinary efforts as a business or citizen volunteer, please let us know. More information is below.


The  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau proudly presents this annual program to honor and celebrate the exceptional businesses and individuals of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau that have made a difference in our community. We are now accepting nominations for the  2018 UXL Awards  that will be presented during the Chamber's Installation Luncheon slated for Monday, April 9 at the Renaissance ClubSport.  If you know someone who should be recognized for their extraordinary efforts as a business or citizen volunteer, please let us know. For more information, award criteria and a nomination form,  click here.

To view all past UXL Award Winners,    click here.

Take it to the People
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 }  

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.  

To join the committee or to find out more information, email sfilardi@walnut-creek.com or call the Chamber (925) 934-2007 and ask for Shawn Filardi.  

Up On The Roof
March Networking Event
Thursday, March 29 from 5:30 to 7:00pm
Lyric Walnut Creek | 1500 North California Blvd.

Our March BASH will be hosted by  Lyric Walnut Creek    on their beautiful rooftop, with delicious hors d'oeuvres provided by  Montperi Catering and Events . The event will be held on Thursday, March 29 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Lyric, 1500 North California Blvd. Our hosts have a wonderful BASH planned, so we hope to see you there!   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 

Be sure to look for Chamber Marketing Director Linda Vesneski (second from right) or a Chamber Ambassdor. They are happy to help you make connections and answer questions about the Chamber.  

Let's Go to Puglia, Italy!

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. 

Get all the details from our expert Jet Vacations Tour operator. Register for one of the following  Wednesday, March 14 presentations held at the Chamber.

Click here for brochure.

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