Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of  June 4, 2018 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

Alexander Llamas
Walnut Creek Holdings, Inc.
Eric Hall
Renee Shelton

RobotLAB Inc
Priscilla Eklund

Axiom Real Estate
Meghan Diehl

CJS Associates, LLC
Stephen von Ehrenkrook
Full Service Events
Larry Tang
SunPower - Rebecca Kenny
Rebecca Kenny
Pacific Catch
Mary Christensen
BASS Medical Group
Howard King
Balco Properties, Ltd., LLC
Mollie Westphal


Let's Go to Puglia, Italy!
October 21 - 29, 2018
Puglia is one of Italy's hidden treasures. A region of beautiful shorelines, lovely towns, baroque architecture and delicious cuisine.   Click here for brochure.

For Members Only

Job Postings

Looking for an Intern?
Anne Fuller
College and Career Advisor 
Las Lomas High School
925 280-3920
Youth Leadership
Calling all businesses and organizations

This is your opportunity to participate in a new and exciting program!The Walnut Creek Youth Leadership Commission is holding its first Youth Conference on June 27, 2018 at Civic Park. The goal of the day is to energize, engage and empower the next leaders in Walnut Creek. Take a look at some opportunities to participate,  click here . Please contact Carla Hansen, Assistant to the City Manager, hansen@walnut-creek.org for more information.    
What's Happening?

California Symphony
Upcoming Concerts
See What's Playing  Click here 

We Kicked off Summer...with Sizzle

The Call to Lead
Leadership Contra Costa
Accepting Applications for the   2018 - 2019 Season

Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Contra Costasm (LCC), the Bay Area's premier countywide leadership program, accepts 25-30 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 30 years Leadership Contra Costa has been helping identify and prepare community leaders. With an alumni roster of more than 600 graduates, including Mayor of Walnut Creek Loella Haskew, former Mayors of Walnut Creek Cindy Silva 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, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, SVP,Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau on (925) 934-2007. 
To apply for the 2018-2019 Leadership Contra Costa,  click here .
Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Wade Luckhardt, FASTSIGNS
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 
Ambassador Committee

A desire and love to work at the local level is why, after 20+ years of corporate sales & marketing positions with 'Corporate America,' Wade made the move to own FASTSIGNS of San Ramon Valley. Working with all size businesses, FASTSIGNS is an award-winning company that can take a projects from concept to completion. His FASTSIGNS earned the Pinnacle Award multiple times, including last year. Recently, Wade has been an Ambassador for both the Danville Area and San Ramon Chambers of Commerce and was Vice Chair at Danville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Meet Wade 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.
Express Networking
June BASH Networking Event & Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, June 28 | 5:30 to 7:00pm
Hosted by:  Holiday Inn Express, 2730 N Main Street

Our June BASH & Grand Premiere Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be hosted by Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek on Thursday, June 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 2730 N Main Street. Our hosts have a wonderful BASH planned, with catering provided by Chamber member  Mary's Pizza Shack,  so we hope to see you there!

It Is Personal
If you aren't using email as a marketing tool, you could be missing out on a lot of new customers and sales. The average, a person has an attention span of eight seconds or less when processing new information. You might create award-winning content. You could spend thousands on graphics and video production. None of that matters if the person reading or viewing your content becomes bored with it. You must be interesting. Your brand must sell itself. That's why email marketing is so important. People will only sign up for your email list if you've passed the 8-second test and they're interested in what you have. Email marketing will help them to remember why they love what you offer. Here are six reasons why email marketing is necessary.
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