Weekly Headlines --------------------------------------------- Week of June 1, 2020
Curfew Issued for Walnut Creek
Due to incidents of vandalism, theft and violence, the City of Walnut Creek has issued a curfew to be in effect through Monday, June 8 . The intent is to start the curfew at 8:00 p.m. each evening and end each morning at 5:00 a.m. through Monday, June 8. It requires residents, visitors and workers within the City of Walnut Creek to stay indoors during those hours. Exemptions include public safety personnel, health care providers, people traveling to and from work, and media representatives.  
NEW - Shelter in Place Order
The County of Contra Costa Health Services issued an updated  Shelter in Place Order  effective June 3 . To read the press release,   click here .  To connect with additional information,   click here .
PPP loan forgiveness application
Now Available
We want to make sure you're aware that the Treasury Department has recently published the application for loan forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Link to the form, FAQ. and examples here .
DADS & GRADS Gift Guide
BACK TO BUSINESS - Marketing Opportunity
A Walnut Creek Chamber Member Benefit
Don't Delay - Next Mailing This Week

June is here, so now's the time to celebrate Grads and think about the best gifts for Dads. To assist our member businesses and gift-givers, the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is preparing a Gift Guide for Grads and Dads . The Gift Guide will feature retail items, gift cards, and celebratory meal offerings from restaurants and caterers offered by our Chamber members. The Gift Guide will be distributed as an eBlast to our database of nearly 5000. 

Member Instructions: Please submit a high-resolution logo or gift image, a few sentences that describe the gift, link to your website, and link to order gift (if applicable). See below sample. *

Please submit your Gift Guide inclusion to Shawn Filardi at sfilardi@walnut-creek.com 
Please type GIFT GUIDE AD in the email subject line. 

NOTE: Guide will be emailed weekly and continue to grow with member submissions.

MEMBER REMINDER: We are happy to add your posts to the Chamber Facebook and Instagram . Please submit your posting to Tani at tdhana@walnut-creek.com.

* Love + Chocolate, our local, family-owned chocolate shop has a new  Graduation Gifts   collection! They ship anywhere in the 48 states. In addition to delicious chocolates, shortbreads and toffees, we have partnered with another chamber member, Write That Down , to create awesome   Graduation Care Packages .  Each care package includes a box of chocolates and letterpress graduation card, along with choices of beautiful journals, pens, a Bucket List notebook and other grad-themed items. Be sure to check them out!
Sunrise & Shine at 2:30AM
We Get By With Help From Our Members
Hi Marcie,

Thanks so much for recommending Joe and Sunrise Bistro !
We ordered 230 lunches last week to feed our drivers, mechanics, and other employees who are still coming in to work every day. Sunrise delivered everything at 2:30 am to catch our earliest shift of commercial drivers who start at
3 am. Joe was great to work with and very accommodating, and the food got rave reviews from our drivers.
Hope you’re doing well! I’m sure the Chamber is keeping busy with all the new COVID changes each week – hope to see more businesses slowly reopening!
Life Savers!
The second of two blood drives hosted by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce took place Saturday at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists in the Shadelands. Vitalant , who staffed both drives, reported collecting 76 lifesaving units of blood. Among the donors were Chamber President Jay Hoyer and Membership Director Linda Vesneski . As each unit of blood can potentially save three lives, our blood drive donations helped to possibly save the lives of 228 people. Thank you all for being a lifesaver.
Helping to define the "New Norm."
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 9-10 AM
Tuesday, June 9  
9:00 - 10:00AM
Commercial Real Estate Shockwave
With guest:
Eugene McGrane, Executive Managing Director
Director,  Walnut Creek Chamber
For advance webinar registration,   click here .

Those registered will receive log-in codes by email the day before the meeting .
Helping to define the "New Norm."
Checklists & Webinar Videos

Restaurants|Food Service, Back To Business Webinar click here
Retail in Walnut Creek, Back To Business Webinar click here
National Retail Federation, Operation Open Doors
Checklist, click here
California Retail Checklist, click here
California - Detailed guidelines for reopening dine-in restaurants , click here
Contra Costa Water District
Business Water Safety Flyer, Click here
City Manager's Update, Click Here
Drive-Thru Food Drive
Wednesday, June 24 | 12-2pm
325 N. Wiget Lane, Ste 130
Walnut Creek | For flyer, click here
Peanut Butter Pasta & Pasta Sauce Rice & Beans Mac & Cheese Snack Cups
 & Snack Bars Canned Fruits & Vegetables PLEASE NO EXPIRED ITEMS
Score... With East Bay SCORE
East Bay SCORE offers free business mentoring about how to address the economic impact of the coronavirus. Counseling sessions will be conducted by telephone, video or email. T o schedule an appointment, please contact Larry Tessler, Larry.tessler@scorevolunteer.org , 510 273-6611.
COVID-19 Information on a Variety of Topics is Continuously Updated and Available on the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau   Website.   

Updated 6/2/2020
Official California State Government Website
Roadmap to all Four Phases
CA.Gov: Resilience Roadmap - Click here

Updated 6/1/2020
For specific Contra Costa County guidelines, click here .

COVID-19 in Contra Costa | Updated 6/1/2020
Data reported to Contra Costa Health Services , click here .
Follow Us

39th Annual Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival 
Click here .
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 in the weeks ahead. Updates will also be included on the Chamber website. Please visit  walnut-creek.com

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