Weekly Headlines-------------------------------------- -Week of November 9, 2020
The virtual Chamber office will be closed Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Honoring all who served.
ELECTION 2020 | The Votes Are In
Congratulations to our newly elected Walnut Creek City Coucil members!

The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau congratulates incumbents current Mayor Loella Haskew and Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Wilk, and newcomer former Planning Commissioner Cindy Darling on their Election Day victories. We express our sincere appreciation to all eight candidates: Hailey Ayres, Cindy Darling, Loella Haskew, Kurtis Reese, Michael Samson, Lauren Talbert, Justin Wedel, and Kevin Wilk for their time, efforts, and willingness to serve the community of Walnut Creek.

The Walnut Creek Chamber
of Commerce encouraged you to
the Contra Costa County 1/2¢ Sales Tax

The Walnut Creek Chamber
of Commerce urged you to
BART Director
Congratulations to incumbent Debora Allen for her election day victory.
Election 2020, what happened, and where do we go from here? A special webinar with our guest Mathew Record Ph. D. and Political Science expert from San Jose State University is taking place this morning. The webinar will be recorded and available tomorrow on the Chamber website.To view recordings of past webinars, click here.
Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 | Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM
Virtual Zoom Event (Zoom link will be sent to your email)

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.To register, 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.

Trish Karlinski

Jon Daco

Solomon de los Reyes

Joseph Brody

Andriana Mendez

Sheena Kawakami
Thursday, November 19
4:00 – 5:30 PM | Virtual Event

'Tis the season, so let's pack the
Zoom room for our final networking event of 2020. No matter how crowded it gets, we guarantee no one will
knock over your drink!

We can't think of a better way to head into the holidays than to celebrate the season with all of you. Chamber and community members are all welcomed. Watch for fun details coming soon.
To register, click here.
Zoom link sent by email the day of BASH 
A 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. Click here.
Think Big, Shop Small
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 28
This holiday season looks a little different, but we know that the support of your customers is as important as ever. Prepare early for Small Business Saturday® on November 28 by downloading these marketing materials and inviting your customers to Shop Small safely with you all holiday season. Click here.
The City's Parking Garages (Lesher Center, South Locust and Broadway) will begin charging again on Monday, November 16. The hourly rate will be $1.25 per hour. The first hour will be free.  The purple on street metered spaces will remain free until further notice. Signs will be posted at all entries, exits and pay stations at the garages.
Bounce BackContra Costa
Employers: We are in this together
Layoff Aversion Funding for Small Businesses | Webinar
If you are a small business in need of assistance due to the adverse financial impacts of the pandemic, join us for a webinar on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. for in-depth information about our Layoff Aversion Grant Program. We’ll cover eligibility, reporting requirements, how to apply and more. We want to help you keep your workers! Click here to learn more and to register for the upcoming webinar.
Soroptimist International of 24-680
Grocery Grab Sweepstakes
Just in Time for the Holidays!
You can do good in the world while you take a chance to win a $250 gift card for one of four stores - Safeway, Lunardi's, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. For complete details, click here, For a flyer, click here.
Paid advertisement
Contra Costa County has made changes to its current health order, effective Friday, November 6. See Latest County Inforamtion link below.

At A Glance What's Open Now, click here
Latest County information, 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?
Think there's nothing to do? You 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
Meals on Wheels Diablo Region is looking for a Finance Director. 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?
Thinking about end-of-year gifts for your customers and employees? Local and family-owned Leonidas Chocolates have beautiful gift boxes filled with delicious Belgian chocolates.

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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
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