Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Week of August 12, 2019

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

  Apres Soleil Tans and Boutique
Jenny Schneider

Kaiperm Credit Union
Karen Introcaso
Mercer Advisors
Alise Kraus
JC Express Movers, Inc.
JuanCarlo Rodriguez

Aspire Academy Leadership Coaching
Eric Soderstrom

Sean Arietta

Megavalley Foods LLC 
Rhonda Daley

Katie Masler

Wells Fargo Advisors
Mike McClain-

Dog on the Street, LLC
Mary Pyefinch

Learn to Swim!

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


Walnut Creek
First Wednesdays
Click Here for all the fun details!

Free Outdoor Concert Series


AUGUST 1 - August 29
Broadway Plaza

Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts

See What's Playing  Click here 

Taking it to the People
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar, Walnut Creek

SAVE $50 | Early Bird Pricing Through August 24* 
Don't miss this opportunity...it only happens once a year.
Leaders Don't Hesitate
Leadership Contra Costa sm
Accepting Applications for the 2019 - 2020 Season


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 .
Let Us Introduce You
The Chamber staff and Walnut Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes Nicole Hankton as CVB Sales & Marketing Manager. Nicole is a proud Bay Area native with a passion for hospitality and tourism. She enjoys 15 years of experience in marketing, sales, and public relations. In a previous role, Nicole partnered with Visit Oakland to bring a stronger variety of conferences to support the efforts of the sales team at the largest hotel in the city. She has experience with sales tours, media visits, promotions, and targeted marketing specific to the hotel industry. Nicole studied Business Management at the University of Phoenix.
Nicole will work with Scott Slocum, the CVB's Director, towards new business opportunities for the Walnut Creek hotels. The CVB also produces regional/national marketing for Walnut Creek and the Walnut Creek hotels within the travel, tourism, and meetings industries.
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. 
To learn more, download the flyer or watch this video. This is a free, Walnut Creek Chamber Member only benefit.
Members and Non-members ...
Be sure to take advantage of current deals offered at 
Good Morning Viet Nam
History & Culture - Culinary Superpower - Amazing Landscapes - Thrills & Chills
Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam

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  Trip brochure available soon.
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.
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5:00pm  | Click here 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at noon | Click here 
 Questions?  Call the Chamber and ask for Lynn Pauline (925) 934-2007.
Fall Into a Great Opportunity
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.
We are very excited about this year's Walnut Creek Oktoberfest and the opportunities it offers our Chamber and community members to showcase their business, products and services. 
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
Sponsorship Opportunities 
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
Center for Networking
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.

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.            

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Instagram Hashtags: How to Find the Most Popular Hashtags and Connect with New Followers

Using the right  Instagram hashtags can help you extend your reach, engage your audience, and even boost your brand. In order to get each of these distinct benefits, however, you need to have specific strategies in place.   Today, we're sharing how to create an effective hashtag strategy for your Instagram account, including hashtag research, how to implement and develop hashtag strategies, and even specific hashtags you should add to your roster based on your business's goals. Click here.
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