Weekly Headlines-------------------------------------- -Week of October 5, 2020
 NONPROFITS: The New Reality

Tuesday, October 13
9:00 - 10:00AM
With our guest:
Kathleen Odne
Interim Executive Director
Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation

To register, click here.
Zoom link sent in an email the day before the webinar
The Chamber Civic Affairs Committee looks forward to a fireside chat with Kathleen Odne, Interim Executive Director of the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation. Odne managed the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation for more than 23 years, growing the foundation from $16M to $90M and making $5M worth of grants annually to nonprofits in Contra Costa County. Inspired by the people in the nonprofit community, Odne has always been a community volunteer. Currently, she is serving on two nonprofit boards – John Muir Health and the Lesher Foundation. The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce recognized Odne as the 2016 Citizen of the Year.

Ask your questions via the Zoom chat feature or submit them in advance by emailing wcchamberca@gmail.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 

To learn more about these new member businesses, visit their websites.

Jon Elder

Jim Shepherd

Darlene Baxter
Walnut Creek Chamber member Sunny Singh, founder & CEO of Yours Humanly, has been honored with a regional 2020 Jefferson Award for Public Service and has been featured on KPIX Ch. 5 TV and KCBS 740AM radio. The Jefferson Awards for Public Service, the most prestigious and longest-standing public service awards in the U.S., are given to people who create positive change and maximize their impact in the community by helping others. An advocate for all children everywhere, Sunny has dedicated his life to making a difference in the lives of children, with special attention to children in need. You can view the KPIX Ch. 5 video profiling Sunny and the 2020 Jefferson Award hereCongratulations to Sunny Singh and Yours Humanly!
 For more details and registration, click here.

 For more details, 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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Community Service Day
Community Service Day on October 10th is going to be one huge food drive this year. There are lots of ways you can help. Click here.
Winter Pop-ups
An updated version of the Guidebook is now available, directing any pop-ups in the city on requirements for winterizing their outdoor spaces located in the public right-of-way. The changes noted are required to be made by October 15 for continued operations, for applicable pop-ups

City of Walnut Creek Memo to Bar, Restaurant and/or Food Service Owners
click here. Find Guidebook 2.0 here
The Community Arts Foundation (CAF) is looking to grow our team! If you have a passion for the arts and are looking to get involved and give back to our community, please check us out here and consider applying to join the Community Arts Foundation Board of Directors today. For more information please contact us at cafoundation@walnut-creek.org and/or visit our website.
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.
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
Exciting details coming soon!

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

NEW 9/29 -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?
If you need a day to concentrate or attend a virtual interview or a week for a brainstorming session with your co-workers, take a look at the spaces and facilities available at Office Evolution.

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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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