Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Week of  February 25, 2019

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

Mahmut Dogan

Madison Reed Color Bar
Colleen Garland

Netblaze Systems, Inc.
Igor Akkerman

DKG Events 
Deborah Morgan

RC Fischer & Co.
Diane Kaplowitz

Favorite Things

Diablo Magazine 
Best of the East Bay

Polls are open on voting for the Best of the East Bay! Plus the chance to win an exciting luxury Hawaiian getaway!  Be sure to vote for your  Best of the East Bay favorites!  Click here
Preserving the Past
Is Looking for Docents

A site on the National Register of Historic Places, the 
Shadelands Ranch Museum is a time capsule of turn-of-the-20th-Century Walnut Creek.  If you love history and would like to help preserve and past on the fascinating story of the Penniman family and of Shadelands, consider becoming a house docent. Leading tours is both fun and rewarding; training is provided. Volunteers are invited to an annual wine and cheese reception and to a special holiday champagne tea. For more information call 925 935-7871.
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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

See What's Happening
Visit the
Saturday, March 2, 2019
 with Patti LaBelle!
An Evening of Music for Children in Need

Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts

See What's Playing  Click here 


Job Postings

Summer Marketing Plans

Face-to-Face Marketing Opportunities | June 1 & June 2 in  Heather Farm Park
85,000+ Festival-goers | Two-Day Community Event

Promote your products and services while pouring wine or beer directly to festival attendees.  (Booth,Wine, and Beer provided by the Chamber) 

Wine / Beer Pouring Booth:
For more details and a registration form  {  Click Here }
To Register online  { Click Here  }   

Event Sponsorships: Target your market with an Event Sponsorship. For a  Sponsorship Brochure {Click Here}
 or call Jay Hoyer at (925) 934-2007. 

Commercial Exhibitor:  P romote your product or service directly to festival attendees from your company branded 10 x 10 Commercial Exhibitor Booth Space.  Please call Shawn Filardi  for availability at (925) 934-2007.       

To join the committee or to find out more information, email sfilardi@walnut-creek.com or call the Chamber (925) 934-2007 and ask for Shawn Filardi.
Visit the Art & Wine Festival  website
Necessary Skills
Volunteer Opportunity 

Life Hacks: Interviews, Resumes and Credit Skills is the Chamber Education Committee's program for high schoolers that helps students develop better skills for college and career readiness. The event takes place on Thursday, March 7 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Northgate High School. Students will participate in three sessions: a mock interview, allowing them to get a feel for the interview experience; a session to help them develop strong resumes, and a session which discusses the principles of building and maintaining good credit. We are looking to partner with local business representatives the assist with the mock interviews for the high school students. This is a prime opportunity for students to learn what they can do to stand out in this competitive process. The sessions will operate on a rotation, so you will conduct mock interviews for three different sessions. 

If you are interested in participating or would like additional information, please contact Nicky Henzie nhenzie@walnut-creek.com.
Member in the News!
Walnut Creek Chamber  Ambassador Candyce Pirtle-Smalls, LVN   is celebrating the release of her first published book Mindful Meal Prep: Clean, Delicious Recipes for Weight Loss.  Holistic Health Coach Candyce Pirtle-Smalls, LVN uses her life's pain and personal transformation to pen a practical step-by-step tool that guides readers through a mental, spiritual and physical journey on a path to better health.

Meet Candyce  at the BASH at Bishops Cut/Color on February 28 or at her book signing at Baygreen Salad in Walnut Creek, on March 9. Click here for details.    
Stylish Networking
February BASH Hosted by
Date:  February 28, 2019
Time:  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PST

Our February BASH is hosted by Bishops Cuts / Color, located at 1639 Bonanza Street
Walnut Creek  on Thursday, February 28th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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 is $20.00 [cash or check only] and a business card.   Click here to register.
College Notes
If You Loved Pitch Perfect,
You Can't Miss College Notes!
March 8 and 9
Award-winning a cappella groups from nationally acclaimed universities will be at the Lesher Center on March 8 and 9, 2019. Kaiser Permanente College Notes celebrates bright minds and bright voices while opening up a dialogue about mental well-being on college campuses and in our own community. Join us for an unforgettable and moving evening of a cappella!  Click here for tickets and more information!

Photo:  Ben Krantz
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Ready, Jet Set, Go... to Portugal

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.
The Nominees Are
Tim Argenti, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Board Chair,  is pleased to announce that five Chamber members have been nominated to serve three-year terms on the Chamber Board of Directors beginning April 1, 2019.

The nominees are:
Jeremy Calabro , CPA Manager, Dawson CPA Firm
Ray Nassief , SVP Hospital Operations & Support Services, John Muir Health Corporate Offices
Ron Hermanson , Franchise Owner, Cruise Holidays/Travel Leaders Network
Rod Mickels, Founder & CEO, Invision
Joe Stein, Owner,  Sunrise Bistro
Additional names of nominees may be submitted by Chamber members-at-large to the President/CEO of the Chamber by March 8, 2019. Submissions must be in writing and must include the signatures of ten Walnut Creek Chamber members-in-good-standing. If additional names are submitted and verified, all Chamber members will be asked to vote on the five to be selected. If no additional names are submitted, the proposed nominees will be ratified by the current Board of Directors.
Walnut Creek Center Parking
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More to Learn
February 2019
Details & Registration

2/25/2019 |Building and Publishing Your Very Own Website  |  9:00am-12:00pm  
2/27/2019 |Strengths Leadership for Business Owners |  4pm-7pm
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