Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Week of July 9, 2019

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

David Wong
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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Outdoor Teambuilding

Outdoor Teambuilding

PALEOVENTURES is a Walnut Creek company helping corporate and non-profit teams become more functional and cohesive by providing outdoor off-sites where individuals share experiences, learn effective communication and teamwork skills, all while enjoying nature and having fun together. 

For more information
call 925-899-0809, visit
www.paleoventures.org or email Jack@PALEOVENTURES.ORG

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Learn All About Us

New Member Orientation Meeting
Wednesday, July 24 |  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! 
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Job Postings

See What's Happening
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Walnut Creek
First Wednesdays
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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 .
Mega Mix 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, 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  
Fall Into a Great Opportunity
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown
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 8,000+ attendees from all over the Bay Area and San Francisco 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
Modern Press
How to Write a Press Release That Gets Results
By  Rieva Lesonsky |  June 03, 2019

Here are the essential elements of a modern press release along with tips to help make yours stand out.  Today, press releases are often released online through news services or press release services. This means in addition to being seen by journalists or bloggers, they might also turn up in search results when your potential customers are online. Here are  the key elements of every press release: Click here.
Before Wild Fire Strikes
Have questions about wildfire safety or potential PG&E shut-offs during wildfire season?  PG&E is hosting an in-person open house on  July 11- 6-8 pm Heather Farm, Gardens, Camillia Room, 1540 Marchbanks Drive. Megan Stephenson, City of Walnut Creek's Emergency Manager, will be there as well. For more information on the open house, click here. For more general information, click here.
Ready For a Close Up
Calling All Organizations that Rescue Dogs, Cats, or Birds for a Documentary Filming September 10-20 
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.  If you are interested, Changemakers's owner, Gini Graham Scott, would like to hear from you. Gini at changemakersproductions@yahoo.com or 925-385-0608
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