Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter  

Week of  November 4, 2019

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

Contra Costa Oncology
Sara Cuff

Gerald Blake
Sean Duffey
Delphi Realty Group
Treza Dorafsha

Get Your Skate On!
Walnut Creek On Ice!
Returns to Civic Park
November 8 - January 20, 2020

Children's Winter Festival
November 9 |11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Walnut Creek On Ice! Civic Park
Click Here , for all the 

Walnut Creek On Ice! 
 10 Weeks
of Very Cool Advertising 
Promote your business from November 8 through January 20, 2020 with a  dasher board at the holiday outdoor ice rink in Civic Park. Your business name will be visible to more than 40,000 skaters and 120,000 spectators throughout the 10-week season.
For details on dasher boards and other sponsorship opportunities, 
click here. Dasher board flyer with application, click here.
Wine, Women & Shoes

Wine Women & Shoes
(also affectionately known as WW&S)   is an engaging and exciting fundraising event where community-minded, philanthropic women (and a few good men) gather to sip, shop, savor, and support a worthy cause in a chic, fun, and innovative way. 
For a look-see at this exciting event,  click here.

Chamber members who would like to add their time and talent to this newly forming committee, please contact Chamber SVP Marcie Hochhauser, at

Hiring Event
in Walnut Creek
November 11th - 13th
9:30am to 5:00pm

American Swim Academy
2650 Shadelands Drive, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Love What You Do!
Flexible P/T & F/T hours
Great hourly rate $16 - $19
plus benefits
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.
Paid Advertisement
Learn All About Us!

New Member Orientation Meeting
Wednesday, November 20 
 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.  

To register, click here.
Your Ad Here

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 

An Olympic Performance!
This Saturday, GET YOUR SKATE ON...With Olympian Polina Edmunds!
Children, families, and the young-at-heart are invited to kick off the ice skating season with the Children's Winter Festival on Saturday, November 9, from 11am-1pm. Rob Mayeda weekend weather anchor from NBC Bay Area will emcee this popular annual event. With support from our friends at Broadway Plaza, festivities will include a star performance by Sochi Olympian Polina Edmunds. Pizza by Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria, hot chocolate, sno-cones, and a photo booth all promise a fun way for families to begin the ice skating season. Free admission and skates for the first 250 guests; $5 admission until 5 p.m., and then regular price of $15 per person. Includes skate rentals.
Hall of Fame

Sponsorship Opportunities
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
For a EBWC Sponsorship Brochure,    Click Here .
Thank you to the following sponsors who will join us in celebrating
 the EBWC 15-year Anniversary!
2020 EBWC Sponsor as of October 21.

A Small Handful
presented by
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
in conjunction with
John Muir Health and Stanford Children's Health
Celebrating 15 Years of Excellence
East Bay Women's Conference

Due to the limited number of seats now available,  online registration has been suspended.  P lease call the Chamber office to make reservations.  (925) 934-2007 *
$225/person if purchased by December 13, 2019; $250 thereafter
Keynote and guest speaker presentations |  Breakout sessions | Exhibitor booths | Networking
Includes continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, afternoon reception & more.
Networking  Holiday Celebration

November BASH & Holiday Celebration!

DATE: Thursday, November 14 | SPECIAL TIME: 6 :00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
MassMutual Financial Group3003 Oak Road, Suite #250 Walnut Creek 

Our November BASH & Holiday Celebration will be hosted by MassMutual Financial Group with catering from Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar! David N. Sachs Photography & Film will be onsite providing complimentary headshots for Chamber members (one free image per person).
We can't think of a better way to head into the holiday season than with a Chamber BASH. 

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.  

Members in the News
Congratulations to landscape photographer  Stephen Joseph  and past Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Board Chair  Linda Rimac Colberg Writer, Editor, Author, Writing Coach on the launch of their new book Mount Diablo, A Story of Place and Inspiration. Stephen and Linda invite us all to help them celebrate.The event is free, but registration is encouraged here.

Saturday, November 16, 2019; 12:30-2:30pm
Walnut Creek Library, Oak View Room
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek

Mount Diablo, A Story of Place and Inspiration, features more than 200 stunning panoramics created by landscape photographer Stephen Joseph that celebrate the wonderment of Mount Diablo and its extraordinary lands. The essays' authors and the book's editor, Linda Rimac Colberg, will join Stephen at the launch. Brief presentations, book sales, and signing.
A Distant Land
History & Culture - Culinary Superpower -  Amazing Landscapes - Thrills & Chills
Vietnam April 21 - 30, 2020
Join the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau as we travel to Vietnam. Our journey will take us to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. Choose options for a pre-tour to Cambodia April 17 - 22, 2020, and a post-tour to Singapore April 30 - May 3, 2020, to enhance the already fabulous itinerary.  For travel brochure, click here .  | FAQ's, click here   |  Questions? Call Lynn Pauline at the Walnut Creek Chamber (925) 934-2007
Make a BIG Impact...Shop SMALL

A day to rally people in Walnut Creek to get out & SHOP SMALL!

Saturday, November 30, 2019 is Small Business Saturday® - a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Whether it's your barbershop or one-stop garden supply store, these small businesses keep our community strong and vibrant. 

Small Business Owners: To learn more about the event, how to participate, and receive free marketing materials. Click here
Black Friday Cyber Monday
The 27-Point Checklist to Prepare Your Store for
Black Friday Cyber Monday
by  Corey Ferreira, Sep 25, 2019
Successfully navigating Black Friday Cyber Monday can be stressful for many store owners as they ready their campaigns and prepare their business for an influx of traffic, sales, orders to fulfill, and support requests. The goal is simple: more sales, happier customers, fewer headaches. As always, it's the execution that's hard. With this checklist, you'll have a plan that can survive contact with the real world. And throughout the rest of the year, we'll ship new products and features and share advice on how to make this holiday shopping season your best (and most profitable) yet. Here's our recommended checklist for getting your store ready for Black Friday Cyber. Click here Get a copy of our 27-point BFCM checklist, click here Print it out or keep this checklist handy as you prepare for BFCM 2019. It's filled with tips, tools, and resources to help you sell your best this year.
Best of Walnut Creek
This is your chance to shine a light on your Walnut Creek favorites. Voting is easy... click here Simply t ype in the name of your choice for each category. Here are the rules:  ONE vote per person, ONE vote per email address.  If you want it to count, vote in at least TEN categories.  Voting ends November 25, 2019.  To read more about what's happening in and around Walnut Creek, click here.
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