Weekly Headlines ---------------------------------------Week of September 7, 2020
Eight Candidates
Vie for Three Open City Council Seats
Candidates' Forum | Tuesday, September 15


Due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, this may be the only opportunity to meet and hear from all eight candidates.
Candidates' Forum
FREE Virtual Community Event
Tuesday, September 15
9:00 - 11:00AM

To register, click here*

It is a long-standing tradition for the
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau to host a free public forum to introduce all the City Council candidates to the community. On Tuesday, September 15, voters will have their first opportunity to hear from the candidates. All candidates will respond to questions posed by the Chamber's political action committee, WALPAC, and members of the audience.

Please note: Some of the candidate
website links may not be live upon receipt of this email. They appreciate your patience and ask you to check back soon.
Meet the Candidates


Environmental Scientist /Businessperson
Councilmember /CPA

Technology Manager

Teacher/Musician

Lauren Talbert
Library Clerk

Councilmember/Technology Executive

Councilmember/Technology Executive

Zoom On In,
We're Having an Open House!
Business Links Networking [BLINKS]


The Walnut Creek Chamber Blinks II Noon Group
Invites you to a Virtual Open House Sept 15th
As people in business we are all trying to develop new strategies of networking and obtaining referral business during this unprecedented time of the COVID19 pandemic. Did you know that only 8% of the newsfeed traffic on LinkedIn is related to job seekers and that the main use is business to business networking?   Please join our group as a guest and hear keynote speaker, Angela Dunz share her expertise on professional branding and business development through LinkedIn.
 
While anyone may attend as guests, our group has openings for additional industry-exclusive representation. Inclusion is limited to Chamber members and will be on a first come, first served basis for all new categories.To register for this Virtual Open House or for more details about our BLINKS group, please contact Diane Kaplowitz, RC Fischer & Co. Insurance Brokers at dkaplowitz@rcfischer.com or 925-627-5469
To learn more about these new member businesses, visit their websites.

Jim Shepherd

Darlene Baxter
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING
Wednesday September 23 | 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
HELP WANTED
Chamber member Perfect Star Heating and Air Conditioning has an opening for a sales professional and all levels of HVAC service technicians. Click here
City Manager's Update
What Marketers Need to Know About People's Social Media Patterns During the Pandemic | By Victor Snyder, business.com writer | Aug 10, 2020
Social media usage is both increasing and changing in the COVID-19 era. Here are some lessons and new best practices to embrace the trends. Over the last few months, fears of infection combined with lockdowns and movement restrictions have pushed more people than ever online and onto social media. On social media, users feel that they have a safe space to interact, be entertained, distract themselves, and find inspiration without any risk of contagion. Taking a closer look at these social media use trends in the era of COVID-19, business owners and marketers can learn a great deal about opportunities to boost engagement and business impact as the new normal continues to evolve. Read the entire acrticle here.
4-Tier System for What's Open-
Understand status in Contra Costa, click here
At A Glance What's Open Now, click here
All the latest County information, 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?

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