Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Week of January  14, 2019
The Chamber office will be closed on Monday, January 18.

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

Grand Canyon University
Rechelle Nettles
Dudum Real Estate Group
Alyse McNelley

Karlo Agustin

Kusha Communications
Barbara Kusha

Chicken Pie Shop LLC
Oanh Phan-Tran

Crab Feed
Soroptimist of 24-680
Saturday, February 23 
Shadelands Art Center


$55 Inlcudes all you can eat crab, pasta, salad, bread, dessert.

For complete details and to make a reservation,
click here or
visit their website

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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!  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

The State of the City

State of the City Luncheon 
Tuesday, February 19 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N Main Street
Tickets:$65/person | Click here to make reservations
You are invited to the State of the City Luncheon presented by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek, with support from AT&T, F&M Bank,John Muir Health, and Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel.

Mayor of Walnut Creek Cindy Silva  and Tim Argenti,Chair of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau will review the current status of Walnut Creek and discuss plans for the coming year. This annual luncheon offers a unique networking opportunity and is always a sell-out.
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
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 22 - 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.

Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 

Vito LoGrasso is a lifelong resident of Contra Costa County and has lived in Moraga, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Antioch, and Oakley. He is an alumnus from Saint Mary's College of Moraga with a B.S. in Business Administration.  Growing up in the family business, "Johnny's Market in Antioch" grocery store, gave him a strong foundation in customer service. In 2009 he obtained his license in real estate while helping sellers and buyers protect themselves with home warranties. "My goal is to reduce the fear and concerns in order to make their home sale or purchase less painful and even fun!"  He gives back to the community by serving as an Ambassador to the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, a volunteer senior van driver for the City of Pleasant Hill, and a member of the Contra Costa Board of Realtors Grievances committee. His greatest joy is having a loving wife and their two sons, who are in active duty serving our country-Go Navy!

Meet Vito and the other Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors at the monthly  Chamber BASH,  ribbon cuttings, and community events including the Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival, Oktoberfest, Walnut Creek on Ice.

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.
Trend Setters
100 Pinterest trends for 2019
Insights,  Eric Wahlgren

This is your chance to get a jump on what's inspiring people for 2019. Ask yourself: What products, services and other ideas can your business spotlight-in your stores or online-to help people bring their dreams to life?   We've also made it easy for you to reach the people who are most likely to be interested in each trend. Just look for the suggested  interests to target  for each trend. And with  Audience Insights , you can see what categories people are into, then tailor your trends accordingly. Click here.
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.
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