Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter  

Week of  March 1, 2020
Welcome New Members

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

The Shade Store
Theresa Bottari
Kat Gordiienko
My Bunny Valentine LLC
Ella Chan
Keith Johnson

Concord Pavilion
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The State of Our City
State of the City luncheon
February 18, 2020, Clubhouse at Boundary Oak

Mayor Loella Haskew delivers her 2020 State of the City address hosted by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. Opening remarks by the Chair of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, Jim Fidelibus.

Board Director and 2021 Chair-Elect Margot Stanford emceed the annual State of the City Luncheon. The event, presented by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, and the City of Walnut Creek was held at the Clubhouse at Boundary Oak and attended by nearly 200 eager to hear about the status of Walnut Creek and what's on the horizon for 2020.

James Fidelibus Chairman of the Board,  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, and owner of Photography by James Fidelibus updated the group on decades of successful Chamber programs, political action, and community events. The room was filled with graduates of the Leadership Contra Costa sm program, now in its 33 year. Graduates included  Mayor Haskew , Fidelibus, and Stanford.  Other legacy programs sited were the East Bay Women's Conference celebrating its 15th anniversary on March 2, 2020, the upcoming 39th annual Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival, and the 28th year serving the Political Action Committee and Candidates Forum.

Fidelibus also shared his perspective through eyes as a small business owner in Walnut Creek back to 1994 when he immediately found value in Chamber membership. He highlighted the Chamber partnership with SCORE, the Senior Corps of Retired Executives. SCORE provides free, one-on-one counseling at the Chamber--181 clients were mentored last year alone. He thanked the Walnut Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau and the hotel General Managers for their efforts in welcoming 7.8 million travelers per year to the Jewel of the East Bay.

In closing, Fidelibus said, "a community, like a photograph, is part skill, part art, part luck, and a big part hard work."

The Chamber thanks AT&T, F & M Bank, and John Muir Health for their support bringing the State of City to the community of Walnut Creek.

View the entire State of the CIty program here.

Pictured left to right:Chamber Board Chair James Fidelibus, Mayor Loella Haskew, Board Director/2021 Chair-Elect Margot Stanford
Photograph courtesy of: David N. Sachs Photography & Film
Summer Marketing Plan 
Face-to-Face Marketing Opportunities
39th Annual Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival
June 6 & June 7 in  Heather Farm Park
85,000+ Festival-goers | Two-Day Community Event

Promote your products and services while pouring wine or beer directly to festival attendees.   (Booth,Wine, and Beer provided by the Chamber) 

Wine / Beer Pouring Booth: 
For more details and a registration form  { Click Here   }
To Register online  { Click Here}   

Commercial Exhibitor:   P romote your product or service directly to festival attendees from your company branded 10 x 10 Commercial Exhibitor Booth Space.   Please call Shawn Filardi   for availability at (925) 934-2007.
Event Sponsorships: Target your market with an Event Sponsorship. Please contact Chamber President  Jay Hoyer or Shawn Filardi at (925) 934-2007. Click here for brochure.

Vendor Applications Click here
To join the committee or to find out more information, email sfilardi@walnut-creek.com or call the Chamber (925) 934-2007 and ask for Shawn Filardi.
Member in the News

Hillendale Home Care announced that it received the distinguished 2020 Leader in Excellence award from Home Care Pulse, the leading national firm in quality assurance for home care.  This is the second year in a row that Hillendale Home Care has been awarded Leader in Excellence.  Hillendale is the only home care company in the East Bay Area to receive this prestigious award based on customer and caregiver satisfaction.  Receipt of this award is based on being ranked nationally among the very highest in 10 or more quality metrics.  Hillendale Home Care is a family owned business in Walnut Creek since 2002 and a proud member of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce.  
Meet Your New Neighbor
The Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors and staff invite you to join them as they help celebrate the grand opening of a new member business with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Wednesday, March 11th | Ribbon Cutting at 5:30pm
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
1373 N Main St, Wa lnut Creek 

GritCycle is a boutique indoor cycling studio with seven locations in California. We offer high-intensity, full-body cycling classes, where our clients clip in and rock out to the beat of the music.
Get to Know Us
New Member Orientation Meeting
Wednesday, March 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 .
Save Time to Network
March BASH | Thursday, March 26
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
Location: TBD

The Chamber welcomes you to attend the March 26 BASH where member and non-members gather for an enjoyable evening of networking. See you there!

This event is FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members; please remember to bring your business card. Non-member admission is $20.00 [cash or check only] and a business card.  
Open Your House
HOST A CHAMBER BASH IN 2020 (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, 934-2007.
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