Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Week of  September  3, 2019

To learn more about these new member businesses, visit their websites.

City National Bank
Kealii Kuehu

Modern Acupuncture
Colleen Laughlin

Rodan + Fields
Linda Sims

Velur Enterprises Inc.
Marcella Silva

Gerardo Hernandez

Row House 
Henry Yang

Learn All About Us

New Member Orientation Meeting
Wednesday, September18
4pm - 5pm
Walnut Creek Chamber Office
1280 Civic Dr. #100,  Walnut Creek

Join us at our orientation for new members, existing members and prospective members. This meeting offers an overview of the Chamber, programs and events, public policy initiatives and activities, sponsorship opportunities, networking, and ways to get involved.   Register here 
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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.
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Job Postings

See What's Happening
Visit the


Walnut Creek
First Wednesdays
Click Here for all the fun details!

Free Outdoor Concert Series


AUGUST 1 - August 29
Broadway Plaza


Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts

5th Annual
Short Film Competition

See What's Playing Click here 

Up Front and Personal
Leaders Take Notice
Leadership Contra Costa sm
Accepting Applications for the 2019 - 2020 Season


Sponsored by the  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Leadership Contra Costa sm (LCC), the Bay Area's premier countywide leadership program, accepts 28-32 individuals from throughout the county with diverse backgrounds to participate in the program. LCC is geared to people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work.  
For more than 30 years Leadership Contra Costasm has been helping identify and prepare community leaders. With an alumni roster of more than 800 graduates, including Mayor of Walnut Creek Cindy Silva, former Mayors Loella Haskew, Justin Wedel, and Kathy Hicks, former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach, former Concord Mayor, Lou Rosas; Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder; and Ret. Superior Court Judge Harlan Grossan, this program has proven to be an asset to the community and society. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the program,contact Marcie Hochhauser, SVP, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau on (925) 934-2007. 

If you would like to submit an application for the 2019-2020 class, please click here .
Let Us Introduce You
City Appoints Teri Killgore to Serve as Assistant City Manager

East Bay resident Teri Killgore has been selected to serve as the City's Assistant City Manager. In her role, she will provide leadership to key City functions including innovation and economic development, administration, emergency services, risk management, and organizational development. To learn more about Teri, click here.

Looking for Adventure
History & Culture - Culinary Superpower - Amazing Landscapes - Thrills & Chills
Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam

We are excited to announce that the Chamber is working with Jet Vacations on an amazing travel adventure to Viet Nam, April 21 - 30, 2020  Trip brochure available soon.
Our tour will take travelers to visit the towns of Hanoi; Hoi An; Hue and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).  Choose options for a pre-tour to Cambodia and post-tour to Singapore to enhance the already fabulous itinerary.
Learn more about this amazing adventure from the owner of Jet Vacations at one of the upcoming presentations at the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce.
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5:00pm  | Click here 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at noon | Click here 
 Questions?  Call the Chamber and ask for Lynn Pauline (925) 934-2007.
Front and Center this Fall
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Walnut Creek Downtown
and Presenting Sponsor

warmly invite you to participate in the
Fifth Annual
 Walnut Creek Oktoberfest
 Civic Park, Walnut Creek
Saturday, October 19 | 11am-6pm
The fifth annual Walnut Creek Oktoberfest returns Saturday, October 19 to beautiful Civic Park in downtown Walnut Creek. This popular community event offers fun for the entire family and attracts nearly 10,000 attendees from all over the East Bay to enjoy a robust Bier Garden, international music and top local bands, gourmet food, arts and crafts booths, Kinder Platz/Kids Zone, Autobahn, and special attractions.
Exhibitor and Vendor  Registration Forms: 
Sponsorship Opportunities - Click here for brochure
For additional information, please contact  Jay Hoyer, President, Walnut Creek Chamber  of Commerce  (925) 934-2007 or email   jhoyer@walnut-creek.com
Painted Pianos
Walnut Creek Downtown is proud to announce a new musical art project called, "Painted Pianos!" Eight pianos will be donated by Steinway Piano Gallery and hand-painted by local artists on site, in downtown Walnut Creek and the Center for Community Arts' Shadelands campus courtyard. Artists will paint their assigned pianos September 3-8 & leave them for the public to enjoy. The pianos will be strategically placed for the public to play September 9-October 18. Live performances by professionals and/or special guests appearances will take place every Tuesday (September 10, 17, 24 & October 1, 8, 15) from 12-1pm at three locations: 1655 N. Main St., 1501 Locust St., and 1328 N. Main St.

The project goal is to bring community members together to create musical memories in Downtown Walnut Creek! This is a collaborative effort presented by Walnut Creek Downtown, the City of Walnut Creek and Steinway Piano Gallery. Program funding generously provided by local business and individuals sponsors. For sponsorship details,  click here .

What a Deal
The Walnut Creek Chamber has partnered with Fraction, a Bay Area company to help drive more traffic to your business. Members may offer special deals that get featured on the homepage of the Chamber website.  Visitors to the website click on your deal, send it to their phone, and redeem it directly at your location. It's that simple! See it in action now by going to the Chamber website  and looking for the coupon widget at the bottom of the screen.  To learn more, download the flyer or watch this video This is a free, Walnut Creek Chamber member benefit.r Member only benefit.
Members and Non-members ... Be sure to take advantage of current deals offered at 
The Need for Leads
How to Use LinkedIn Groups to Generate Business Leads
By  Kiely Kuligowski, business.com writer | Aug 02, 2019

This social network can be a helpful way to grow your business, if you know how.  Business.com Community member Carrie Dunham asked, "How do you generate leads from LinkedIn Groups?" We answered.  Social media can be a powerhouse tool for making valuable business connections, if it's leveraged correctly. But it can be difficult to know how and where to make these connections. We spoke with social media and marketing experts and outlined the steps to generating leads on LinkedIn Groups. Click here.
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