Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter  

Week of  October1, 2019

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

Bank of Guam
Shawn McKenna
Bye Junk
Matthew Herman

Learn to Swim!

to the Shadelands
American Swim Academy
2650 Shadelands Drive, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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.
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New Member Orientation Meeting
Wednesday, October 23 
 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.  

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Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts


5th Annual
Short Film Competition

See What's Playing Click here 

Get Them While You Can!

presented by
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
in conjunction with
John Muir Health and Stanford Children's Health
Celebrating 15 Years of Excellence
East Bay Women's Conference
Registration With Early Bird Pricing Through December 13,  2019 
$225/person if purchased by December 13, 2019; $250 thereafter
Keynote and guest speaker presentations
Breakout sessions | Exhibitor booths | Networking
Includes continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, afternoon reception & more.

Committed to Lead
Leadership Contra Costa sm  kicked off its 33rd session with an orientation and reception at the Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery. This year's class of twenty-nine was selected from the many applicants interviewed by alumni throughout the summer. 
Thanks to LCC alumni , Chamber Board Chair Jim Fidelilbus , and guest speaker Melissa Stafford Jones , Executive Director of the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation for inspiring the class on the importance of leadership and giving back. A big thank you to program director Marcie Hochhauser who continues to make it all happen! The Garden reception was a fun evening where participants mingled with classmates and the many that joined to welcome them. Congratulations to each of these individuals for making a commitment to expand their leadership knowledge and apply it to the communities where they live and work. 

Leadership Contra Costa sm   is a comprehensive eight-month program designed to identify and prepare potential leaders. To learn more out the program, contact Marcie Hochhauser, SVP, mhoch@walnut-creek.com.  (925) 934-2007. 
Business is Booming!
Fifty local exhibitors, hundreds of attendees, one fabulous Business Tradefaire!

Fifty local businesses filled Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar last Tuesday to exhibit at the
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Tradefaire .The event brought out hundreds of attendees to see the latest in everything from accounting services to acupuncture showcased under one roof. This annual Tradefaire offers a unique opportunity for businesses of all sizes and industries to market their products and services, and everyone who attends the opportunity to expand their networking circles. Thank you to all our member exhibitors for participating and for helping to create such a wonderful evening.
Ozapft is!
   Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Walnut Creek Downtown
and Presenting Sponsor

For all the fun details, click here.
Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings

Please join the Chamber Ambassadors and staff as they celebrate the Grand Opening of one of our newest members with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony.

1845 Ygnacio Valley Rd. Walnut Creek 
(Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center next to Sports Basement.)

Boutique fitness studio designed around rowing. Complete cardio that engages over 85% of your muscles while being low-impact to preserve your joints. All fitness levels and experience welcomed.
On Dasher!

Walnut Creek On Ice!
November 8 - January 20, 2020
Promote your business from November 8 through January 201, 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 .
Vacancies on both the Planning and Transportation Commissions

Civic-minded residents of Walnut Creek are encouraged to apply to fill vacant spots on the City's Planning Commission and Transportation Commission.  The current openings would fill unexpired terms that will end on February 28, 2022. Applicants must live within the incorporated City boundaries, and be registered voters.  The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9.  The City Council will select applicants to invite for interviews on October 15.  Apply online and get more information on the City website.   For further information, please contact City Clerk Suzie Martinez at 925-943-5819, or SMartinez@walnut-creek.org .
Intelligent Networking
Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Intelligent Office Walnut Creek
2950 Buskirk Ave. Ste. 300, Walnut Creek

Our February BASH will be hosted by Intelligent OFfice,  located at 2950 Buskirk Ave. Ste. 300,
Walnut Creek   on Thursday, October 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Our hosts have a wonderful BASH planned, so 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 $20.00 [cash or check only] and a business card.  

Registration appreciated, click here. Parking available after 5pm onsite and metered parking along Broadway.
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