Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of January 2, 2018 
Happy New Year!
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

Manifest UX
Alan Stokol
Improv Consultants
Lisa Safran
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
Calvin Peshavaria
Mendes Law, PC
Lisa Mendes
i800 Inc
Santhosh Karnewar
Trudy Triner
Rodan + Fields
Independent Consultant
Kristin Hummel
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner
& Smith Inc.

Ariadne Clinton
Westpac Wealth Advisors
Dan Perez
West Coast Solar
Clinton Rarey
Blue Collar Digital
Kristen Phillips
Don't Fence Me In
If South Africa is on your bucket list, here's your opportunity to take that trip to the wild side!

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
 & Visitors Bureau presents:
April 16 to 27, 2018
11 Days from  $3,695

For Members Only
Job Postings

Looking for an Intern?
Anne Fuller
College and Career Advisor 
Las Lomas High School
1460 South Main Street
Walnut Creek CA 94596
925 280-3920

" Las Lomas High School students are looking for local business internships.
Our students can assist in data entry, clerical, filing, computer coding, animation, film production, computer graphics, digital design, and medical - related fields.

"Some students are proficient in languages that include the translation of Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish and French.  Certainly they would like to be paid, but if the experience is high level then unpaid is also agreeable.  "
What's Happening?

Shop For A Cause
at Whole Foods
Thursday, January 11
See What's Playing  Click here 


The State of Our City

Always a sold out event. Make your reservation now.

 Help us by taking our two-minute  Business Climate Survey 
Win Two Tickets* to the
2018 State of the City Luncheon 
The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is conducting a citywide, business climate survey, and we need your help to make the results statistically meaningful. Please help us by taking this brief survey Chamber Board Chair Mary Brooks will use the findings in her State of the City presentation alongside the Mayor on January 29. Survey results will be made available on the Chamber website and in the Chamber newsletter. 

*Deadline for completing the survey is Friday, January 12. Winner will be drawn from all surveys collected online & at the Chamber.  Be sure to include your name, email address, & phone number where indicated on the survey form. Hard copies of the survey are available at the Chamber office. 

* A refund will be issued if winner has already made a reservation. 
Map It
Each year, the  Walnut Creek Chamber partners with the cartographic and marketing firm of Target Marketing Inc. to publish an up to date greater  Walnut Creek Street Map .  The map offers several advertising options for Chamber members. The free map is distributed from the Chamber office, City Hall, library, hotels, real estate offices, East Bay Women's Conference gift bag, and other area events and business locations.
Target Marketing, Inc.contacts Walnut Creek Chamber members directly. Their sales department will state they are calling on behalf of the  Walnut Creek Chamber Map Project , and can answer any questions you have about advertising in the 2018 - 2019 issue. Stop by the Chamber office to take a look at the current map or pick up a supply for your office.
An Exceptional Gathering...an Exceptional Opportunity
Reserve a space in the EBWC Exhibitor Marketplace

The March 5, 2018 EBWC featuring Dr. Jill Biden
has sold out. Don't miss this opportunity to reserve a booth space.

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

Begin the New Year with a BASH

New Year 2018 BASH
Thursday, January 25 | 5:30 to 7:00pm
Hosted by Porcelanosa

Our N ew Year BASH is hosted by  Porcelanosa , 1401 N. Broadway, on Thursday, January 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Our hosts have a wonderful New Year BASH and ribbon cutting event planned, so we hope to see you there! 

This event is FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members . Non-member price is $10.00 ( cash only Please bring your business cards. To register, click  here.
LinkedIn to Small Business
7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business
Grow your small business with LinkedIn by using these seven proven tactics.There are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States, but only half of them will make it past five years. To ensure your small business is in the successful half, we encourage you to capitalize on the various ways LinkedIn can evolve your business.With LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, you can generate leads, produce sales, and hire top professionals to fuel your growth. Here are seven ways to grow your business using LinkedIn.
What's Not to Like?
Take a peek inside our Facebook