Weekly Headlines-------------------------------------- -Week of October 12, 2020
The Holiday Season Will Lose
Some of Its Sparkle
Sadly, the holiday season will lose some sparkle this year. Walnut Creek On Ice, one of our most popular annual attractions, is being put on pause this year because of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus crisis. This week in October typically begins the rink construction, and soon, passerby would see the giant tents going up that start the countdown to the Children’s Winter Festival and 10 weeks of skating fun. The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and the Walnut Creek Downtown want to acknowledge and thank all of our loyal sponsors who have helped us bring the ice rink to the community. We also thank the 40,000+ skaters each year and all the onlookers who have made Walnut Creek On Ice part of their holiday tradition for fifteen years. We plan to be frozen and back in Civic Park again next year!
The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the 16th annual
 East Bay Women's Conference
Two-day virtual event
Monday, March 1 & Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Sponsorship Opportunities

Now in its sixteenth year, the East Bay Women’s Conference is the only conference of its kind in San Francisco’s East Bay that provides women opportunities to come together and participate in programs of personal and professional enrichment and development, and those that expand horizons by sharing the stories of others who live across the street, around the country, and on the other side of the world.

Traditionally held the first Monday in March at the San Ramon Marriott, this year’s conference will be a two-day virtual event. Just like the rest of the world, we needed to adapt, adjust, pivot, and make some unexpected changes. We are excited that 
technology enables us to still bring the EBWC community together for these much-anticipated days of enrichment.

In this time of uncertainty and isolation, inspiring and lifting each other up is more important than ever. We are looking to sponsors to help us continue the mission of inspiration and connection that the conference has always been known for. We look forward to you joining us as we expand our program, further our reach, and embrace this new challenge with the wonder of all that is possible! For a Sponsorship Brochure, click here.

To make inquiries about the Conference or 2021 Conference Sponsorship, please contact EBWC Founder Marcie Hochhauser at mhoch@walnut-creek.com.

Endorsed by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
Walnut Creek Chamber Says Stay the Course. Click Here
Debora Allen
for BART Director
A Candidates' Forum sponsored by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau was held on September 15. All eight candidates vying for the three open City Council seats in this November's election participated. To view the Forum in its entirety, click here.

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

The Walnut Creek Chamber
of Commerce urges you to

For a list of the November ballot measures, click here.
Where can I find my nearest drop box? Click here
Track your vote-by-mail ballot—when it is mailed, received, and counted. Sign-up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov 

BASH Networking Event
Thursday, October 29
4pm - 5:30pm
Feel the need to get out of the bat cave for some fun networking and socializing? We do too! Please join us for a Halloween Virtual Happy Hour BASH on Thursday, October 29. Chamber members and guests are all welcome. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. To register, click here.
Zoom link sent by email the day before the BASH
To learn more about these new member businesses, visit their websites.

Jon Elder

Jim Shepherd

Darlene Baxter
Wednesday October 28 | 4:00 PM – 05:00 PM
To register, click here*
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. For more information, contact Linda Vesneski, Membership Sales Director, lvesneski@walnut-creek.com | *Zoom link sent by email the day before the meeting
In Search of Technology
Short Survey
The Diablo Valley Tech Initiative, in collaboration with Diablo Valley College and local community leaders, is researching companies and workers in technology. We want to know what can be developed to increase the presence of technology work in the Diablo Valley. This survey should take just a few minutes to fill out.
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
Chamber member American Swim Academy is looking for a Swim Instructor. Chamber member 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.
At A Glance What's Open Now, click here
All the latest County information, click here
4-Tier System for What's Open-
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 Not to Like?
Sunrise Bistro & Catering is back with great outdoor seating and fabulous food as usual.

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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 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
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