WEEKLY HEADLINES

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter  




Week of  October   21, 2019

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


Joel Saxe

Bank of Guam
Shawn McKenna


Bye Junk
Matthew Herman

Get Ready to
GET YOUR SKATE ON!

 
Walnut Creek On Ice!
Returns to Civic Park

November 8 - January 20, 2020

Click Here, for all the 
COOL DETAILS!
Wine, Women & Shoes

COMING SEPTEMBER 2020!
   
  Nicole Howell  
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Under the direction of Chamber SVP Marcie Hochhauser, Nicole Howell  has been selected to chair the Walnut Creek Chamber  inaugural Wine Women & Shoes fundraising event slated  for September 2020.
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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. 
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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 Linda Vesneski, Chamber Marketing Director, at lvesneski@walnut-creek.com.
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, October 23 
 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.  

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For Members Only
  


Job Postings


See What's Happening
Visit the
 CHAMBER WEBSITE

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

Click Here for all the details.
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Diablo Ballet

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Upcoming Concerts

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See What's Playing  Click here 

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CLICK HERE
 FOR ALL EVENTS
  
Soon, There Will Be None
SEATING NOW EXTREMELY LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW

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
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East Bay Women's Conference
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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020
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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
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Registration With Early Bird Pricing Through December 13,  2019 
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$225/person if purchased by December 13, 2019; $250 thereafter
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Keynote and guest speaker presentations
Breakout sessions | Exhibitor booths | Networking
Includes continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, afternoon reception & more.
A Well Traveled Path



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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
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For a EBWC Sponsorship Brochure,    Click Here .
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Thank you to the following sponsors who will join us in celebrating
 the EBWC 15-year Anniversary!
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2020 EBWC Sponsor as of September 30.

On Dasher!

Walnut Creek On Ice!
November 8 - January 20, 2020
 
Promote your business from November 8 through January 201, 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 .
A True Olympian!
Children's Winter Festival
November 9 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Walnut Creek On Ice! Civic Park
Children, families, and the young-at-heart can kick off the ice skating season with the Children's Winter Festival Festivities will include a star performance by Sochi Olympian Polina Edmunds, Rocco's pizza
, sno-cones, hot chocolate, photo booth, and more. 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.
Far Away Places
History & Culture - Culinary Superpower
Amazing Landscapes - Thrills & Chills
* Vietnam April 21 - 30, 2020
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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.



*Book your trip by October 31 and receive a $100 discount per traveler.

Questions? Call Lynn Pauline at the Walnut Creek Chamber (925) 934-2007
Intelligent Networking




OCTOBER BASH
Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Intelligent Office Walnut Creek
2950 Buskirk Ave. Ste. 300, Walnut Creek

Our October BASH is hosted by Intelligent Office Walnut Creek, Thursday, October 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and our hosts have a wonderful gathering planned.  Food will be provided by our members at Heritage Eats and MegaValley Foods .

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.  

Registration appreciated, click here. Parking available after 5pm onsite and metered parking along Broadway.
Gone Viral

Imagine you had a single post on Facebook generate more 42,000 interactions, reaching 2.8 million people. Imagine that the post was promoting a product that had real commercial value for your business. Now, imagine if you didn't even spend a dollar on it. That's the power of viral marketing.Denis Piszczek is an entrepreneur widely known for coordinating powerful, branded viral marketing campaigns on Facebook and Instagram, including the example above, which he coordinated on behalf of Kinder Bueno. I sat down with him to understand how he formulates viral campaigns, both on his own Facebook pages, suchas Faktglaublich and Video Trends -- two of the largest viral pages in Germany -- and for clients all over the world. Click here.
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