WEEKLY HEADLINES

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter




Week of August  26, 2019

The Chamber office will be closed Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.

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Labor Day weekend track shutdown between Orinda and Walnut Creek
and planned eastbound Highway 24 lane closures. For more information, click here.


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

Kealii Kuehu

Modern Chiropractic
Matt McCormack

Modern Acupuncture
Colleen Laughlin

Rodan + Fields
Linda Sims

Velur Enterprises Inc.
Marcella Silva

TACOS WALNUT CREEK
Gerardo Hernandez

Learn to Swim!

COMING SOON!
to the Shadelands
American Swim Academy
2650 Shadelands Drive, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

American Swim Academy has been teaching the Bay Area to swim since 1973. Our goal is to promote water safety, comfort and stroke technique for all ages and abilities. View flyer here & visit our  website.

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New Member Orientation Meeting
Wednesday, August 28
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.
For Members Only
  


Job Postings


See What's Happening
Visit the
 CHAMBER WEBSITE

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Walnut Creek
First Wednesdays
Click Here for all the fun details!
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Free Outdoor Concert Series

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2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
AUGUST 1 - August 29
Broadway Plaza

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5th Annual
Short Film Competition

See What's Playing  Click here 

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CLICK HERE
 FOR ALL EVENTS
  
Summer Vacation Accommodation  
Early Bird Pricing  Extended Through August 30* 
BUSINESS TRADEFAIRE 2019  
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | 5:00 TO 7:00PM
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar, Walnut Creek

Final Week to Save $50 
SAVE $50 | Early Bird Pricing Extended Through August 30* 
Don't miss this opportunity...it only happens once a year.
Leaders Take Notice
Leadership Contra Costa sm
Accepting Applications for the 2019 - 2020 Season

DON'T DELAY, SPACE IS LIMITED AND FILLING QUICKLY

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 .
Get to the Center 
August BASH at
Walnut Creek Center I & II,  3rd Fl. Amenity Deck
100 Pringle Ave,  Walnut Creek 
Thursday, August 295:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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Our August BASH will be co-hosted by our members at Walnut Creek Center I & II, Mercer Advisors, Brown, Gee & Wenger, LLP and California Symphony  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 $20.00 [cash/check only] and a business card. Parking in garage on the lower level A at $3/hour.  Metered parking on Pringle and N California. Click here to register.       

Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
The Chamber Ambassadors and staff invite you to join them in celebrating the Grand Opening of a new member business with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Wednesday, September 4th - Ribbon Cutting at 5:30pm
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2766 Camino Diablo, Walnut Creek CA 94597

We   provide  full  design  services  and 
products for kitchen and bathroom remodels, full  home  renovations  and new construction.


Looking for Adventure
History & Culture - Culinary Superpower - Amazing Landscapes - Thrills & Chills
Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam - Trip brochure available soon.




















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!
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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. Questions?  Call the Chamber and ask for Lynn Pauline (925) 934-2007.
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Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5:00pm  | Click here 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at noon | Click here   
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:  Walnut Creek Chamber members 
and  members of the Downtown will enjoy the benefit of discounted exhibitor fees.

If you have any questions or want additional information, please contact the staff at
TeamPro Events415 326-5057  |  info@teamproevent.com
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Sponsorship Opportunities - Click here for brochure
Outstanding sponsorship opportunities for your brand and company.   For additional information, please contact  Jay Hoyer, President, Walnut Creek Chamber  of Commerce
(925) 934-2007 or email   jhoyer@walnut-creek.com
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. 
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To learn more, download the flyer or watch this video
This is a free, Walnut Creek Chamber member benefit.
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Members and Non-members ... Be sure to take advantage of current deals offered at  ROCCO'S RISTORANTE PIZZERIA, BISHOPS CUTS COLORS, LUNCHBOX WAX, LEBLANC ESTHETICS FACIAL SPA,PALEOVENTURES, ALL STAR SMOG, HERITAGE EATS MAKE N PLAY.
Everyone Counts
Census data determine our representation in Congress and are used to redraw boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts. They also inform the allocation of funding for our community's public resources. In fact, more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed each year to communities across the country based on census data.  What You Need To Know | Census & Confidentiality
Fun, Easy, Effective
24 Useful Tools and Apps for Marketers
by  ERIK FISHER  /  JULY 3, 2019
Wondering how to get more marketing tasks done in a day? Looking for some fun tools to try?  In this article, you'll find 24 mobile apps and desktop tools from the Social Media Marketing podcast's Discovery of the Week. Click here

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