Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Week of January 7, 2019

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

Karlo Agustin

Kusha Communications
Barbara Kusha

Chicken Pie Shop LLC
Oanh Phan-Tran

Still Frozen
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,
New and Improved

Crews will be installing new parking meters along the streets of downtown Walnut Creek this week.  Look for easier to use and read equipment on the City-operated meters, which will accept coins, credit cards and ParkMobile cell phone payments.  Google and Apple payments will be coming soon! For more information, visit the  City's Parking website.
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

Three Years Running
Walnut Creek Magazine  recently released their Best of 2018 Reader's Choice Awards issue, and the Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival won Best Community Event. The Chamber is honored to accept this award for the third consecutive year. We sincerely thank the generous sponsors and all the hard working Chamber member and community volunteers who have helped bring this event to our city for 37 years. Stay tuned for more information about the 38th annual Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival  set for June 1 and June 2 in Heather Farm Park.

Congratulations to the many of our Walnut Creek Chamber members who also made the list! 

Best Facial:  The Woodhouse Day Spa, Walnut Creek
Best Place to Workout:  Renaissance ClubSport
Best Massage:  Loosen Up Bodywork
Best Thrift Shop:  Hospice of the East Bay
Best Barbershop: DiMaggio's Barber Shop
Best Spa Treatment for Men:  SkinSpirit
Best Jeans:  Nordstrom, Walnut Creek
Best Dresses:  Nordstrom, Walnut Creek 
Best Handbags:  Nordstrom, Walnut Creek
Best Men's Apparel:  Nordstrom, Walnut Creek
Best Date Spot:  Va de Vi
Best Poke:  Oke Poke
Best Ribs:  Sauced BBQ & Spirits
Best Deli:  Genova Delicatessen 
Best Sushi: Sasa
Best Craft Beer:  Calicraft Brewing Co.
Best Breakfast:  Sunrise Bistro and Catering
Best Meat Market:  Lunardi's
Best Hike:  Shell Ridge Open Space
Best Public Park:  Heather Farm Park
Best Wedding Venue:  The Gardens at Heather Farm
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

Booth space has sold out. To be added to the waiting list, please inquire with the Walnut Creek Chamber (925) 934-2007
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.
Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Opening Celebrations
The Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors and staff invite you to join them in celebrating the opening of Carelink Pharmacy with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Tuesday, January 15 - Ribbon Cutting at  5:30pm
1812 Tice Valley Blvd,  Walnut Creek CA 94595

An independent pharmacy that provides home delivery, medical supplies, immunizations, travel medicine, blister packaging, skin and sun protection and a wide range of OTC products.

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.
Nonprofit Support
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