Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Week of April 15, 2019

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

Bank of Marin
Wim-Kees van Hout
Gerry Carbajal Insurance
Spencer Carbajal

Top Shop Auto
Michael McKee
Nicky Lecher
Learn All About US!

New Member Orientation Meeting
Tuesday, April 16
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. 

Ready, Jet Set, Go...
to Portugal


Join the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce  as we head to Portugal October 20 - 28, 2019.  We'll visit Lisbon, Porto, and the scenic coastal towns in between.  Pre-trip to Barcelona and post-trip to Northern Spain available.

Save $100 per person when signing up by March 31! 

  Click here for brochure.
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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

Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts

See What's Playing  Click here 


Just Call Her Tani
The Chamber has a new staff member!

Tanuja Dhanalekshmi (or you can simply call her Tani) is the newest member of the Chamber team. Tani will  assist the Chamber with committees such as Civic Affairs, Education, and Leadership Contra Costa. She will also manage the Chamber website and coordinate other social media initiatives.  Tani grew up in India and graduated from London Metropolitan University, U.K. with a Master's in Business Administration.  She loves pets and helps in rescuing and sheltering homeless dogs, enjoys hiking and nature, and is a huge foodie.

Never Can Say Goodbye
Goodbye..? oh no, please.

After four years on staff, we tearfully toasted our dear friend and coworker Nicky Henzie and wished her well on her new adventure back in her native country. Nicky and her family, including their two dogs, are now safely across the pond in England. We didn't really say goodbye though; we all plan to stay in touch!
Meet Me at the Summit
SAVE THE DATETuesday, May 21 | 11:30am to 1:30pm


Join the Mayors of the City of Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Martinez, Pleasant Hill and Concord for the 2019 Diablo Valley Mayors' Summit. Details and registration coming soon.
85,000 Prospects in the Park

Face-to-Face Marketing Opportunities | June 1 & June 2 in  Heather Farm Park
85,000+ Festival-goers | Two-Day Community Event

Promote your products and services while pouring wine or beer directly to festival attendees.  (Booth,Wine, and Beer provided by the Chamber) 

Wine / Beer Pouring Booth:
For more details and a registration form  { Click Here }
To Register online  { Click Here  }   

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. 

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.       
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.
Visit the Art & Wine Festival  website
Garden Party
April BASH Hosted by
Thursday, April 25 |Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM 
Our April BASH is hosted by R otary Club of Walnut Creek, at The Gardens at Heather Farm 1540 Marchbanks Dr. in Walnut Creek on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Our hosts have a wonderful BASH planned! 

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.   Click here  to register.
Open For Business
The  Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors and staff invite you to join them as they celebrate the Grand Opening of a new member business with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Tuesday, April 30th | 5:30pm
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Party
Salon Hanover  1401 N. Broadway Suite 120,  Walnut Creek 
"Our mission is to offer an unparalleled menu of salon services to our clients. Our team of highly accomplished hair designers utilize their expertise to achieve our objective which creates a welcoming atmosphere that is infectiously inspirational"
Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Nicole Howell,  Ombudsman Services

Nicole  is the Executive Director for Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa and Solano Counties and is responsible for ensuring that the 13,000 residents of long-term care in her community have access to the highest level of care, respect and above all are able to live free of abuse and neglect. Prior to her role with OSCCS Nicole worked for nearly five years as the Director of Operations for Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County where she became a fierce advocate for senior and dependent adults and immersed herself in culture change initiatives and person centered care philosophies. Ms. Howell has worked in the non-profit community for a decade and attended the University of Nevada, Reno. When she is not at work she can be found at the Oakland Coliseum cheering on the Oakland A's and hoping for a World Series Championship.

Meet Nicole and the other  Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors  at the monthly  Chamber BASH,  ribbon cuttings, and community events including the Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival, Oktoberfest, and Walnut Creek on Ice.
Make Sure to Get Paid
25 Payment Tools for Small Businesses, Freelancers & Startups

Billing your customers is, of course, vital -- but even more critical is getting paid. Thanks to the ongoing evolution in the payments industry, there are more payment tools and platforms to choose from to help find the perfect option for your business based on how many payments you receive, the type of business you have and your budget. Take a look at these 25 payment tools...
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