Weekly Headlines----------------------------------- - Week of January 11, 2021
Mark your calendar now to attend the 2021 State of the City presented by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau in partnership with the City of Walnut CreekMayor of Walnut Creek Kevin Wilk and Matthew Guichard, Chair of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau will update the business and community at large on the current status of Walnut Creek, accomplishments, challenges, and vision for 2021.
2021: Inspiration in bite-size pieces!
EBWC Reimagined
2021 Five-Part Speaker Series
Some of the powerhouse women who have inspired and motivated the
EBWC audiences since 2006. 
Dr. Jill Biden, Dr. Mae Jemison, Gloria Steinem


EBWC Reimagined
2021 Five-Part Speaker Series
Kicks off Tuesday, March 2

The EBWC Reimagined Speaker Series will kick off Tuesday, March 2, and continue the first Tuesday of the month through July 6, 2021. Known for its programing excellence and sold-out events, EBWC, Reimagined promises the same powerhouse speakers, interactive sessions on contemporary issues, networking, and entertainment our audiences have enjoyed for the past 15 years. Inspiration in bite-size pieces!

Watch for Registration Announcement or Visit www.Walnut-Creek.com
EBWC Reimagined
2021 Five-Part Speaker Series


To make inquiries about the
East Bay Women's Conference or
2021 Speaker Series Sponsorship, please contact
EBWC Founder Marcie Hochhauser at mhoch@walnut-creek.com.

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors
We Couldn't Do It Without You!
Sponsors as of 12/15/20
Matthew Guichard, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Board Chair, is pleased to announce that five Chamber members have been nominated to serve three-year terms on the Chamber Board of Directors beginning April 1, 2021.
The nominees are:
David Meyer, SVP, Community Bank of the Bay
Iman Novin, Principal, Novin Development Corp.
David Ramirez, VP of Legal & Strategic Planning, One Planet Ops 
Candyce Pirtlel-Smalls, LVN, Owner, Fit in Her Kitchen
Caitlin Sly, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels Diablo Region
Additional names of nominees may be submitted by Chamber members-at-large to the President/CEO of the Chamber by January 27, 2021. Submissions must be in writing and must include the signatures of ten Walnut Creek Chamber members-in-good-standing. If additional names are submitted and verified, all Chamber members will be asked to vote on the five to be selected. If no additional names are submitted, the proposed nominees will be ratified by the current Board of Directors.
To register please email Heather@dlhalaw.com

Join DLHA Law Group for the first of our ongoing series: “Developments in the Law”, an overview of the key changes to California’s laws and agency regulations that impact our individual and corporate clients.In this Webinar, we focus on transitioning from 2020-2021, and will review:
CA Prop 19 – the good and the bad
Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions – the Biden Administration  
Shared spousal exemptions for estate planning - permanent and valuable
Evolving COVID-19 employer obligations 
AB 5 and Independent Contractor classifications
Paycheck Protection Program – new funding and updates for 2021
Together, we can all make a difference.
COVID-19 may have changed our collective day-to-day in many ways, but it has not changed our resolve to make the world a better place.

The pandemic has resulted in heavy impacts to Vitalant’s mobile blood drive operations and thousands of blood drive cancellations. The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau urges all healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to participate in their virtual blood drive .For complete details, click here.
Getting Stronger Every Day
Thank you for strengthing our Chamber during the pandemic. We send a special thank you to our newest Walnut Creek Chamber members.
To learn more about these member businesses, visit their websites.

Nonprofit Executive Search
Bob Fisher

Jing Chen

Niveditha Jain

Catherine Myers

Janay McCullough

Our Chamber of Commerce’s primary objective is to strengthen local businesses of all sizes. The best way is to use the services of chamber member businesses and organizations.

A Great New Year's Resolution
for Members
and Non-Members.
Reacquaint yourself with the Walnut Creek Chamber
of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and all we have to offer.
Tuesday January 27
 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

To register, click here.

Zoom link will be sent via email the day before orientation

Join us at our orientation for new members, existing members and prospective members. This Zoom meeting offers an overview of the Chamber, programs and events, public policy initiatives and activities, sponsorship opportunities, networking, and ways to get involved.
State of California COVID-19
Daily Small Business Grant Webinars

For complete details and registration,
Additional assistance announced:
Tax relief (click here); and recovery loans through the California Rebuilding Fund.

Contra Costa: The following partners serve your county. Click here to learn more about each partner to select and which organization to apply through.
Winter Swim Quarter January 4 - March 6, 2021
Register now. For details, click here.
Now Hiring!
Are you ready to make a positive difference in a child's life?
Apply online today, click here.
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.
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Dear Walnut Creek Business Owner: Hopefully this finds you and your family well. What an unexpected and challenging year 2020 brought us, and I want to take a moment to say thank you for all the flexibility and creativity you have shown. We aren’t yet done with the journey, but we couldn’t ask a for a better business community to have as partners. Our team wanted to share a couple of quick updates before the holidays. For the latest information on State Health Orders, Outdoor Dining and Rebound Guidebook Update, and Restaurant Grant Program, click here.
Up-To-Date Covid Info for Contra Costa
Latest County information, click here

People in all tiers of Phase 1A of Contra Costa’s COVID-19 vaccine plan are now eligible for no-cost COVID-19 immunization. Phase 1A includes healthcare workers along with employees and residents of long-term care facilities. 
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Phases For more information, click here.
At-A-Glance | What's Open Now, click here
Understand status in Contra Costa, click here
City of Walnut Creek Rebound Program website
GET TESTED, Click here
When an Employee Tests Positive, click here
Official California State
Roadmap to all Four Phases - click here
What's Happening?

Save Mount Diablo Expands Its Free “Discover Diablo” Hikes Program for 2021 | Full schedule of upcoming hikes, view and RSVP online here:

Think there's nothing to do? You just might be surprised what's happening; click here.

Chamber member benefit: List your upcoming events, webinars, workshops to the calendar. If you need assistance, contact Tani at tdhana@walnut-creek.com or Linda at lvesneski@walnut-creek.com.
Help Wanted
East Bay Perfect Star Heating and Air Conditioning have openings for a sales professional and all levels of HVAC service technicians. Click here

Chamber member benefit: List your job opportunities on the Chamber website. If you need assistance, contact Tani at tdhana@walnut-creek.com or Linda at lvesneski@walnut-creek.com.
What's Not to Like?
Explore some of the East Bay’s premiere hiking spots with Save Mount Diablo in 2021, including areas rarely open to the public. The Discover Diablo hike series offers interpretive family walks, guided hikes, and property tours, all free to the public.
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In accordance with City and State directives, the Chamber office is operating virtually. While the Chamber office location is closed, all phone calls and emails will be returned promptly. We will continue to serve our members and community.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if we can assist you or your business in any way. We will continue to keep you updated.
Stay well.
Jay Hoyer, President/CEO
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
1280 Civic Drive | Suite 100 | Walnut Creek | CA | 94596
t.925.934.2007 f.925.934.2404
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