Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Week of June 17, 2019

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

Matthew Miller
Petra IQ
Marci Bertuzzi
Johnson Controls
Hayes Gorecki
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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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Walnut Creek Uncorked
Thursday, June 20th

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Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts

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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 .
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.
Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
Join the  Chamber Ambassadors and staff as we celebrate the Grand Opening of a new member business with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Wednesday, June 19 | 4:30pm -7:30pm
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration
1990 N. California Blvd., Suite 20,  Walnut Creek

Come celebrate Office Evolution Walnut Creek, the city's newest shared workspace!  Toast our ribbon-cutting, enjoy food and drink from local restaurants, and network with local entrepreneurs, civic leaders, solo professionals, and other business people!

Office Evolution Walnut Creek provides private offices, conference rooms, shared coworking space, professional telephone answering and business mail services to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Includes access to over 60 Office Evolution locations nationwide. 
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.
Once a Decade
Census 2020 Workshop
Tuesday, June 25, 5:30-8pm
Oak Hill Park
3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville

Members of the business community are invited to join District 2 Supervisor, Candace Andersen, Census 2020 Steering Committee members, and Emily Condon, from Senator Diane Feinstein's office, for an informational Census 2020 workshop. Learn about the importance of the census and provide insight into your community. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free but registration is required. Click here .
Slow Their Scroll
A Social Copywriting Playbook: How to Write Instagram Captions that Drive Engagement and Sales

You may already  post stunning photos and videos  on your business' Instagram feed, but if you're not giving proper attention to your captions, you're losing out on a key opportunity. Instagram is primarily a visual platform, but its posts have an entire area of real estate that can serve to increase traffic to your website, your  number of Instagram followers , and even your sales. A strong visual on Instagram can make users "slow their scroll" and stay locked on your post, but a carefully thought out caption can do a lot more heavy lifting in terms of marketing and sales. Here are 8 tips to write captivating captions. Click here
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