Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Week of June 3 2019
Super Stars...
That's What You Are!
To all the volunteers who worked so tirelessly throughout the festival weekend, words are not enough!

Thank you all for making it happen.
You were amazing!

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

Toyota of Walnut Creek
Brad Barnett

Kate Loughlin

Rossmoor LGBT Alliance
Andrea Gourdine

Raga Yoga Inc
Christine (CJ) Lamborn

Galpao Gaucho
Edelmison De Brito

Clean Juice
Megan White

Nice Cans
Brandon Bell

Compass Real Estate
Davis Pemstein

R.M. Waite Co., LLC
Maureen Russell

Learn All About Us

New Member Orientation Meeting
Wednesday, June 26
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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Walnut Creek
First Wednesdays
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Thursday, June 13
Monument Crisis Center

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Walnut Creek Uncorked
Thursday, June 20th

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Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts

See What's Playing  Click here 


Oh What a Weekend!
Thank you
Thank you to all of our community partners for helping make possible the
38th annual Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival!

The Graduates

On Thursday, May 9, we held the Leadership Contra Costa Class of 2019  graduation ceremonies at Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar in Walnut Creek. It seemed fitting that in the 32nd year of the program, 29 class members graduated their class. The graduation ceremony was led by Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau current chair and Leadership Contra Costa Alum Jim Fidelibus . Attendees heard from the guest speaker,  Hon. Catherine Baker, former state assembly member, 16th assembly district. Graduating class participants, Zohreh Khodabandelu and AnnAlia Young shared class members' favorite sessions and thoughts on how they will apply what they have learned.The class graduates David Droppo and Lisa Zuffi took a moment, to thank program leader Marcie Hochhauser on behalf of the whole class. Marcie has been successfully running the program since its inception. Finally the class received their graduation plaques and congratulation certificates from Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, State Senator Steve Glazer, former Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, Assemblymembers Tim Grayson and Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and Contra Costa County District Supervisors Candace Andersen and Karen Mitchoff.

All twenty nine grads now join the Leadership Contra Costa Alumni Association, with all the benefits and friendships it has to offer. It was a wonderful evening and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our graduates who have been on an enlightening learning journey since the classes began in October. Congratulations! 

Leader or Follower?
Leadership Contra Costa
Accepting Applications for the   2019 - 2020 Season

Sponsored by the  Walnut Creek Chamber of CommerceLeadership Contra Costasm (LCC), the Bay Area's premier countywide leadership program, accepts 25-30 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 Costa has been helping identify and prepare community leaders. With an alumni roster of more than 700 graduates, including Mayor of Walnut Creek Cindy Silva, former Mayors Loella Haskew, Kevin 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, please 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 .
Going to a Garden Party
JuneBASH | Thursday, June 27
 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek

Your BASH Hosts
Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery
Chairs for Affairs
Catering from Heritage Eats  
Beer from Calicraft Brewing Co.

Wine provided by F & M Bank
Debuting the new
Bubbles and Brews |Prosecco & Craft Beer bar truck

Our BASH hosts have a wonderful summer event planned in the  beautiful setting of  The Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery. 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 is $20 (cash, payable at the door only) and a business card. Click  here to register.
Travel Bug


Join the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce  as we head to Portugal October 20 - 28, 2019.  We'll visit Lisbon, Porto, and the scenic coastal towns in between.  Pre-trip to Barcelona and post-trip to Northern Spain available.

Save $100 per person when signing up by March 31! 

   Click here for brochure.

What's Not to Like?
A's Stomper
had all the right moves at the 38th annual
Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival
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