Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Week of January  21, 2019

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

Grand Canyon University
Rechelle Nettles
Dudum Real Estate Group
Alyse McNelley

Karlo Agustin

Kusha Communications
Barbara Kusha

Chicken Pie Shop LLC
Oanh Phan-Tran

Crab Feed
Soroptimist of 24-680
Saturday, February 23 
Shadelands Art Center


$55 Inlcudes all you can eat crab, pasta, salad, bread, dessert.

For complete details and to make a reservation,
click here or
visit their website

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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

See What's Happening
Visit the
Saturday, January 26

Join host Tony La Russa
 and ARF at 
Lesher Center for the Arts
Walnut Creek
Click here for details.

Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts

See What's Playing  Click here 


Job Postings

The State of the City

State of the City Luncheon 
Tuesday, February 19 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N Main Street
Tickets:$65/person | Click here to make reservations
You are invited to the State of the City Luncheon presented by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek, with support from AT&T, F&M Bank,John Muir Health, and Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel.

Mayor of Walnut Creek Cindy Silva  and Tim Argenti,Chair of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau will review the current status of Walnut Creek and discuss plans for the coming year. This annual luncheon offers a unique networking opportunity and is always a sell-out.
It's In the Bag

Put Your Brand in Front of 600+ 
of the Most Influential Women in the Bay Area!
This is a member only opportunity.  
Would you like to put your company brand in front of 600+ of the most influential women in the Bay Area? If so, consider participating in the  EBWC Swag Bag marketing offer. The East Bay Women's Conference  is set for   Monday, March 4   at the San Ramon Marriott. We are pleased to announce that reservations have officially sold out for its fourteenth consecutive year-- to a very enthusiastic group of East Bay women. 
Part of the fun each year is the conference swag bag. The bags are filled with fun and practical items for the attendees to take home and also serve as a convenient way to carry everything they collect throughout the day.
We are offering ten Walnut Creek Chamber members   the opportunity to participate. The fee, exclusive of your costs for producing and delivering the item, is $250.    If you are interested in participating, please contact Shawn Filardi at the Walnut Creek Chamber for more information.   sfilardi@walnut-creek.com   or (925) 934-2007
Lots to Learn
January and February 2019
Details & Registration

2/11/2019 |Writing and Publishing Books for Profit |  9am-12pm
2/20/2019 |Contracting with the State of California | 9am-12pm  
2/25/2019 |Building and Publishing Your Very Own Website  |  9:00am-12:00pm  
2/27/2019 |Strengths Leadership for Business Owners |  4pm-7pm
Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Opening Celebrations
The Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors and staff invite you to join them in celebrating the opening of Carelink Pharmacy with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Tuesday, January 22 - Ribbon Cutting at  5:30pm
1812 Tice Valley Blvd,  Walnut Creek CA 94595

An independent pharmacy that provides home delivery, medical supplies, immunizations, travel medicine, blister packaging, skin and sun protection and a wide range of OTC products.

Bring in the New Year with a BASH
New Year BASH
Thursday, January 31 |  5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
2112 North Main Street, Walnut Creek

Our January New Year BASH is hosted by 
Retro Junkie , located at 2112 North Main Street, on Thursday, January 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Our hosts have a wonderful New Year BASH planned, so we hope to see you there! Retro Junkie is the Bay Area's newest entertainment destination where totally geek meets totally chic, bringing 80's back to the future. 

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.

HOST A CHAMBER BASH  (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.  Hosting details & application.  For more information, contact Linda Vesneski, Chamber Membership Director,  (925) 934-2007.
Still Trending
5 Business Trends That Will Continue to Rise in 2019
Rashan Dixon,  Senior Business Consultant for Microsoft

On one hand, year-on-year improvements are what makes companies great; on the other, firms can't control many of the factors that dictate whether, say, revenue rises or not. The efforts of one person (or even one company) can't counter 2019's industry trends or the broader overall economic picture. Click here
Me My Dog and I
Want to Be an Interviewee or Expert for a Documentary Comparing Big and Little Dogs: Filming April 1-11 in WC, Pleasant Hill, Danville Area
Do you have a big or little dog or know someone who does? Or do you know an expert who works with dogs and owners, such as a psychologist, dog trainer, leader of an organization that cares for or educates about dogs, or company with products or services for dog owner?  A WC Chamber member, Changemakers Publishing and Writing, is looking for interviewees and experts for its documentary filming April 1 to 11 in Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, and Danville. This will be the company's 8th feature length film.   If you are interested, please contact Changemakers's owner, who is the film's writer and executive producer, Gini Graham Scott.  Gini at changemakersproductions@yahoo.com or 925-385-0608
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 2019 - 2020 issue. Stop by the Chamber office to take a look at the current map or pick up a supply for your office.

Click here for more information.
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