WEEKLY HEADLINES

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter  




Week of  November  25, 2019
The Chamber office
will be closed
November 28 &  29
to celebrate the
Thanksgiving holiday.


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


AT&T Business
Josh Petersen

Cecilia Brear

Contra Costa Oncology
Sara Cuff

Bierhaus
Gerald Blake

Payentry
Sean Duffey

Delphi Realty Group
Treza Dorafsha

ON DASHER!
 
ON DASHER!
Walnut Creek On Ice! 
Very Cool Advertising 
Promote your business now through January 20, 2020 with a  dasher board at the holiday outdoor ice rink in Civic Park. Your business name will be visible to more than 40,000 skaters and 120,000 spectators throughout the 10-week season.
For details on dasher boards and other sponsorship opportunities, 
click here. Dasher board flyer with application, click here.
Fallen Heroes Benefit Concert
December 6, 2019
Holiday Music Concert to Benefit Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes, and The Thoresen Foundation.


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 ~*~STARRING~*~
The  New York Tenors, The Highland Divas, with
 Special Guests: Actor and Comedian  Joe Piscopo, and Cuban Soul Singer  Karina Nuvo.
For complete details & reservations,  click here.
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Paid Advertisement
We Are Hiring!

American Swim Academy
2650 Shadelands Drive, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Love What You Do!
Flexible P/T & F/T hours
Great hourly rate $16 - $19
plus benefits
 
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.
 
Paid Advertisement
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
  


Job Postings


See What's Happening
Visit the
 CHAMBER WEBSITE
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GET YOUR SKATE ON!
HOLIDAY OUTDOOR ICE RINK
NOW - JAN. 20, 2020

CLICK HERE
FOR ALL THE COOL DETAILS

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Friday, December 6
For all the fun details, click here.

Stars to the Rescue XXIX
Lesher Center for the Arts 
For details, click here.
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Diablo Ballet

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Upcoming Concerts

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See What's Playing  Click here 

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CLICK HERE
 FOR ALL EVENTS
  
RAIN OR SHINE, WE HAVE YOU COVERED
Walnut Creek On Ice!
Open Now through January 20, 2020
RAIN OR SHINE...
SKATING IS ALWAYS FUN AT THE PARTIALLY COVERED RINK
 
Whether you continue a tradition or begin a new one, Walnut Creek On Ice is the perfect destination for holiday fun. The rink is open for night skating under the stars and is available for birthday parties, skating lessons, private parties, & fundraisers.

For all the COOL DETAILS, CLICK HERE or call 925.935.SNOW (7669).
  
Walnut Creek On Ice is brought to you by the  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and  Walnut Creek Downtown . The community and skaters from all over the Bay Area look forward to this holiday tradition, now in its 15th season, but it would not be possible without its sponsors: 
Show Stoppers



Spaces Limited, Always a Sell Out
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To inquire about conference reservations, please call the Chamber. (925) 934-2007
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Sponsorship Opportunities
To learn how you or your organization can become a part of this amazing day-long conference, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President & EBWC Founder, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (925) 934-2007   mhoch@walnut-creek.com
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For a EBWC Sponsorship Brochure,    Click Here .
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Thank you to the following sponsors who will join us in celebrating
 the EBWC 15-year Anniversary!
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2020 EBWC Sponsor as of October 21.

Wine, Women & Shoes | Coming September 2020
Wine Women & Shoes  (also affectionately known as WW&S)   is an engaging and exciting fundraising event where community-minded, philanthropic women (and a few good men) gather to sip, shop, savor, and support a worthy cause in a chic, fun, and innovative way.  For a look-see at this exciting event, click here.

Chamber members who would like to add their time and talent to this newly forming committee, please contact Chamber SVP Marcie Hochhauser, at  mhoch@walnut-creek.com.
Come On Over to Our House
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 2020 calendar. For h osting details & application, click here . For more information, contact Linda Vesneski, Chamber Membership Director, (925) 934-2007.
The Whole World Loves a Parade!
 
HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHT & TREE LIGHTING
DECEMBER 5 |7:00 PM   |  BROADWAY PLAZA STREET

Participating in the Broadway Plaza Holiday Parade of LIghts has become an annual tradition for the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Ambassadors. Look for them as the parade heads down Broadway Plaza Street on their way to meet Santa and watch the magical Christmas tree lighting!

Chamber Ambassador Committee
The Ambassadors are the goodwill arm of the Chamber.  You will find them welcoming new businesses and helping them celebrate with ribbon-cutting ceremonies, attending grand openings, connecting people at monthly BASH/mixers, and other events. The Ambassadors are always looking for new members to join their fun team. To learn more, contact Chamber Membership Director Linda Vesneski at levesneski@walnut-creek.com/(925) 934-2007, or at the New Member Orientation. (See below)
Getting to Know You
New Member Orientation Meeting
Wednesday, December 18  |  4pm - 5pm
Walnut Creek Chamber,  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 & events, public policy initiatives and activities, sponsorship opportunities, networking, and ways to get involved.    To register,  click here .

Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
The Chamber Ambassadors and staff invite you to join them as they celebrate the Grand Opening of one of our newest members with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Friday, December 6th - Ribbon Cutting at 4pm
Shadelands SportsMall
2662 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek 

A place to practice...Raga is a modern yoga studio; one that blends the sacred with the functional. We honor the power of breath and truly believe the mat holds space for us all. Whether you're looking for a place to sweat, a place to breathe or a place to commune, we've got a mat for you.
Where In the World
History & Culture - Culinary Superpower -  Amazing Landscapes - Thrills & Chills
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Adventure Awaits! Vietnam April 21 - 30, 2020
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Join the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce as we travel to Vietnam. Journey to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. Choose options for a pre-tour to Cambodia April 17 - 22, 2020, and a post-tour to Singapore April 30 - May 3, 2020.  For travel brochure, click here .  | FAQ's, click here  .  Questions? Call Lynn Pauline,Walnut Creek Chamber (925) 934-2007
Make a BIG Impact...Shop SMALL
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
A day to rally people in Walnut Creek to get out & SHOP SMALL!



You might not realize it, but every time you take a yoga class at your neighborhood spot or buy a gift from the local artist down the street, you're shopping small and making a difference. In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community. So when you  Shop Small on  Small Business Saturday-and all year long-it can help add up to a big impact.
The Times They Are A-Changin'
10 Small Business Trends to Watch Out For in 2020
Varun Raghunathan,Freshcaller Blog

Do you always miss the business trends or catch up on them when it's too late? 2019 is almost over, which means it's time to start gearing up for 2020. Nowadays, the only way to stay in the game is to stay ahead of it.  Investing in future trends early ensures that your business reaps the benefits tomorrow. Check out these upcoming small business trends and stay ahead of the game: Click here .
What's Not to Like?
THE COOLEST PLACE TO BE ALL HOLIDAY SEASON!

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