Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Week of June 24, 2019 Month Year
Let Freedom Ring

T he Chamber office will be closed Thursday, July 4 & Friday, July 5 in observance of the holiday.
Walnut Creek Concert Band
presents its annual free
4th of July Concert in the Park
July 4, 6-7pm
Walnut Creek Civic Park
1375 Civic Drive, at Broadway

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

Matthew Miller
Petra IQ
Marci Bertuzzi
Johnson Controls
Hayes Gorecki
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, 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.  Register here
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Job Postings

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Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts

See What's Playing  Click here 

Leaders Apply Here
Leadership Contra Costa
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 Costa 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 .
Looking for a Great Reco?
Best of the East Bay Winners Announced! 

Want to relax at the  best day spa , eat the  best BBQ , or go to the best steakhouse? Looking to get the best dog-training for your pooch? How about the best places for a night on the town? From the best places to get fit, shop, relax, and everything else in between, our  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce members  have been voted among the  2019 BEST of the East Bay  by readers of Diablo Magazine . Congratulations everyone!

Arts and Leisure
Golf Course:  Boundary Oak Golf Course, Walnut Creek

Changes Salon and Day Spa, Walnut Creek
The Woodhouse Day Spa, Walnut Creek

Dance Studio:  The Ballet School Performing Arts, Walnut Creek
Fitness Studio:  Omni Fight Club, Walnut Creek
Gym/Sports Club:  Renaissance ClubSport, Walnut Creek
Barbecue:  Sauced BBQ and Spirits, Walnut Creek
Deli:  Genova Delicatessen, Walnut Creek
Ice Cream:  San Francisco Creamery, Walnut Creek
Pizza Place:  Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria, Walnut Creek
Seafood Restaurant:  Scott's Seafood Restaurant, Walnut Creek
Peruvian Restaurant:  Limón Rotisserie, Walnut Creek
Steak House:  Flemings, Walnut Creek 
Sushi Spot:  Sasa, Walnut Creek

Dancers' Dream Come True:  Diablo Ballet School. Pleasant Hill

2019 Best of the East Bay Nightlife:  Residual Sugar, Walnut Creek
Taproom/Brewery:  Calicraft, Walnut Creek
Most Extensive Booze Variety:  Sauced BBQ and Spirits
Excuse to Relive The Reagan Era:  Retro Junkie, Walnut Creek
Dog-training Classes:  Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Walnut Creek

Shops and Services
Women's Clothing Boutique:  Vici, Walnut Creek
Shoe Store:  Nordstrom, Walnut Creek
Catering:  Sunrise Bistro and Catering, Walnut Creek

Photographer:  James Brian Fidelibus, Walnut Creek
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
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.
Mixing It Up
Date: Thursday, July 18 | Time: 5:30 PM -- 7:30 PM
Place: Cobra Experience
777 Arnold Drive, Suite 200, Martinez

Join us for the annual Chamber Mega Mixer with the Walnut Creek, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Lafayette, Danville, Moraga, Orinda, Antioch, and Contra Costa Hispanic Chambers!  The Mega Mixer provides a great opportunity to expand networking circles and learn what's happening in our neighboring cities. Attendees will enjoy appetizers and sweet treats provided by member businesses of all chambers. Montperi Catering & Events will represent the Walnut Creek Chamber with a sampling of their delicious offerings.The event typically draws 250-300 attendees.  See you there!  

Free to business professionals presenting a business card. Registration appreciated,   Click here  
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.   Click  for brochure.
Ready For a Close Up
Calling All Organizations that Rescue Dogs, Cats, or Birds for a Documentary Filming September 10-20 
Do you have any contacts who are owners or volunteers at a rescue center for dogs, cats, or birds? Do you have a contact at a company with products or services for dog, cat, or bird owners?  Chamber member, Changemakers Publishing and Writing, is looking to feature the work of seven or eight  rescue organizations that care for all kinds of pets or specialize in rescuing dog, cats, or birds. The documentary will be filmed September 10 to 20 in Walnut Creek and surrounding cities.This will be the company's 10th feature length film. There are also opportunities for sponsors with products or services for dogs, cats, or birds who would like national publicity and clips they can use on their website or in their PR.

If you are interested, Changemakers's owner, Gini Graham Scott, would like to hear from you. You can contact, Gini at changemakersproductions@yahoo.com or 925-385-0608
Worth Listening To
25 Time-Tested Ways to Schedule  a Call With a Business Prospect| John Rampton, VIP Contributor, Entrepreneur

Is there anything more challenging and intimidating for sales reps and business owners then asking for something from someone who you don't know all that well? For instance, asking if they can set aside time in their busy day to talk to you on the phone? After all, why should they waste their time on a sales call with a stranger?  While this won't completely change that perception, here are 25 ways that you can successfully  schedule a call  with a business prospect.
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