Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Week of October  18, 2018
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.
Maximum Games
Emily Shepherd
Verizon Wireless
Radha Sharma

Get Your Skate On!
The Coolest Place in Town
Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink
 Opens November 9

11.09.18 - 1.21.19
 Get  ready to get your skate on at  Walnut Creek on Ice, brought to you by the    Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and   Walnut Creek Downtown. We're celebrating our 14th season in Civic Park and you're invited to join in the fun! 

Children's Winter Festival
November 10
 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Children, families, and the young-at-heart can kick off the ice skating season with the
Children's Winter Festival. This popular event includes live skate performances, Rocco's pizza, hot chocolate, face painting, free giveaways, and more. Free admission and skates for the first 250 guests; $5 admission until 5 p.m., and then regular price of $15 per person. Includes skate rentals.

WCOI offers  
Skating Lessons , Birthday Parties ,  Themed Nights , Private Ice Rental, and much more.  
For all the "Cool" details,

Land of the Rising Sun

The Walnut Creek Chamber  is headed to Japan , Land of the Rising Sun, March 14 - 22, 2019.  Click here   for a brochure.  For more information, call Lynn Pauline at the Chamber.
 (925) 934-2007
Let's Meet at Your House

(Member Opportunity)

Have you been waiting to host a
Chamber  Business and Social Hour ? Now's your chance to let us know. The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is accepting member requests to fill our 2019 calendar.

 For more information, contact Linda Vesneski, Chamber Membership Director,
(925) 934-20
For Members Only

Your Ad Here

Marketing & Advertising 
A variety of effective marketing opportunities are available through the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce. They include Web Advertising, e-Broadcast Advertising, and more!  Click here.
See What's Happening
Visit the
Saturday, November 3
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

Get a taste of the East Bay food scene with mouth-watering bites from local restaurants and delicious pours from wineries, breweries, and more!
Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts

See What's Playing  Click here 


Job Postings

Thank You is not Enough
The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce and Walnut Creek Downtown extend our appreciation to all of our event sponsors and tireless volunteers who helped make the 4th annual
Walnut Creek Oktoberfest such a success! We truly could not have done it without you.

Check back soon for photos of all the fun on the Chamber website. 

Be Seen at the Coolest Place in Town!

Walnut Creek On Ice!
Promote your business from November 9 through January 21, 2019 with a 6' X 3' dasher board at the holiday outdoor ice rink in Civic Park. Your business name will be visible to more than 40,000 skaters and 120,000 spectators throughout the 10-week season. For details on dasher boards and other sponsorship opportunities, click here. Dasher board flyer with application, click here.
And the Answer is...Volunteer
#WhatWouldYouDo | A rewarding volunteer opportunity.   

Chamber's Education Committee  will pose this question to a group of middle school students on Wednesday, December  5 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This unique experience offers direct interaction between students, business leaders, educators, and government officials as they ask each other "What Would You Do?" to a series of timely case studies in right and wrong. We are looking for business leaders to facilitate the conversation. If you are interested in participating, contact  Nicky Henzie at 934-2007 or  nhenzie@walnut-creek.com
Real Networking

October BASH (Business And Social Hour)
Thursday, October 25 | 5:30 to 7:00pm
590 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite 102,Walnut Creek

Our October BASH is hosted by Intero Real Estate Services Thursday, October 25 from 5:30  to 7:00pm Intero offers both residential and commercial Real Estate services at their downtown office at 590 Ygnacio Valley Road (at Broadway). Come enjoy food and wine and meet our hosts, the great Intero agents.The food will be provided by  Pinky's Pizza & Pub and the wine will be provided by
Vinous Reverie, Walnut Creek's newest wine store.   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 or check only] and a business card.  

Registration appreciated, click here.
A Path Well Traveled 

Access to nearly 600 women who are the leaders 
and decision-makers in their business and communities
Business listing in full color Conference program  
Business listing and website link on Chamber website  
For a EBWC Sponsorship Brochure,  Click Here.
To learn how you or your organization can become a part of this amazing day-long conference, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President & EBWC Founder, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (925) 934-2007   mhoch@walnut-creek.com
Then There Were None
14th Annual
East Bay Women's Conference
Reservations are now closed, please call the Chamber office at (925) 934-2007 to inquire about seating.  
Open For Business!
The Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors and staff
invite you to join them as they celebrate the Grand Openings of three new members with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Monday, November  5 |  5:30pm - 9:00pm
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening 
Heritage Eats 
24 Broadway Lane, Walnut Creek

Globally inspired fast-fine restaurant serving gourmet, wraps, sandwiches, salads, rice bowls and tacos filled with carefully sourced ingredients in a modern canteen-style space. - Kids Eat Free Monday Nights with purchase of adult meal (12 years & younger), Student Discount: WC students receive a discounted adult meal with student ID, Weekday Happy Hour from 4-6pm. Discounted Beer & Wine!  Dine & Donates! We donate 20% of sales back to the sponsor organization. A fun way to raise funds!

Thursday, November 8 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening 
1153 Locust Street,  Walnut Creek

Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring! At Poké Bar, you can create a delicious, nutritious meal in a portion size that's right for you. Your tastebuds will definitely thank you. Please join us in celebrating our first official event . Sample free poke and other treats, and enjoy a Hawaiian dance performance after the ribbon cutting ceremony. We look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday, November 13 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Comfort Keepers
391 Talyor Blvd #210, Pleasant Hill 

We have moved! Please join us in celebrating our new location! 
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Show Notes - For Podcast, Click Here
Larry Tessler,   SCORE
Larry Tessler joined SCORE over 18 years ago, a non-profit organization to help individuals start a new business or improve an existing business. Larry can work to guide you through the steps it takes to create a business and/or to improve sales and profitability in your existing business. He can help you with your business plan while identifying the challenges you face in marketing, finance and operations.  Whether you wish to begin an online business, setup a brick and mortar operation, introduce your product or service into the retail community, learn how to better control your inventory, want advice on funding and especially if you are in need of direction in your marketing efforts, Larry can help you be successful.  In this Brand Fifty podcast episode, you'll discover:
  • How the retail business is changing from brick and mortar to on-line.
  • The importance for staying educated with the changing times.
  • The importance of understanding the planning and financial expenses needed to run a specific business.
  • SCORE has national email counseling available.
  • Larry's thoughts on buying a franchise.
  • Three ways to start a business.
  • Ways to utilize a franchise broker to help one find a business.
  • Learn the three most important parts necessary for a successful business plan.
  • Larry explains his journey from retail to counseling thousands of people to start/improve their own business.
For more information about SCORE, please visit:  SCORE.org or  eastbay.score.org.

To schedule an appointment with Larry, call the Chamber office (925) 934-2007
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