Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Week of January 1, 2019

To learn more about these new member businesses, visit their websites.
Commercial Real Estate Service
Edward F. Del Beccaro

Wealth Advisory Group
Geoffrey Zimmerman

Leblanc Esthetics Facial Spa
Faezeh Seyedfathi

Bank of the West
Galip (Steve) Adatepe

Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP
Joshua Bevitz
Kusha Communications
Barbara Kusha

Get Your Skate On!
The Coolest Place in Town
Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink

 Get  your skate on at  Walnut Creek on Ice, brought to you by the    Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and   Walnut Creek Downtown. We're celebrating our 14th season in Civic Park and you're invited to join in the fun! 
WCOI offers  
Skating Lessons , Birthday Parties ,  Themed Nights , Private Ice Rental, and much more.  
For all the "Cool" details,
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

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

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

A few booths are still available in the EBWC Exhibitor Marketplace.  
Frosty and Friends
Frosty & Friends
January 12, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Civic Park, Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek On Ice invites you to skate with Frosty & his friends.  Fantasy characters including princesses and furry friends from  The Peter Pan Foundation  will be at the ice rink to 
take pictures, skate, and visit with throughout the morning.  Enjoy treats and giveaways from sponsors including Capital One Cafe, KIND, and Diablo Valley Federal Credit Union.
Ethically Speaking

The  Chamber's Education  committee hosted its 15th annual middle school ethics day,"#WhatWouldYouDo? Ethic Fails and How to Avoid Them," on Wednesday, December 5. Approximately 50 Walnut Creek middle school students gathered at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church to take part in the program that brings together business leaders, high school facilitators, and students for an interactive exploration of various ethical challenges facing all of us today.    Thank you to the business representatives, who took time from their day to lead the student groups, and the high school students who volunteered their time to help facilitate discussion. The Education Committee wouldn't be able to host this event without the generous support of our sponsors-thank you!

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.
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.
Far Away Places
The Walnut Creek Chamber is headed to Japan, Land of the Rising Sun, March 14 - 22, 2019.   Click here  for a brochure. For more information, call Lynn Pauline at the Chamber.  (925) 934-2007
Starting on February 11, 2019, morning weekday BART trains will start one hour later for vital repairs and critical earthquake safety work. Alternative bus service will run between 3:45 am and 6:00 am.  The alternative service plan creates 14 new express bus lines that will run from 3:45 am until 6:00 am. This includes 7 Transbay bus routes, 5 East Bay routes and 2 San Francisco/Peninsula routes. BART is partnering with 8 Bay Area bus agencies to operate this network. All fares between express bus stops will be the same as, or less than, current BART fares for the same trips. Train service will start at approximately 5 am. Check the schedule at www.bart.gov
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