An Amazing Moment of Peace and Reflection
'Amazing Grace': Millions Watch A ndrea Bocelli's Powerful Easter 'Prayer' of Hope. Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli sang "Music for Hope" at the Duomo cathedral in Milan, Italy on Easter Sunday as a message of love to the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrea Bocelli - Amazing Grace | Live - YouTube
The Results Are In
Last week the Chamber conducted a short, but important business survey to help identify immediate business needs and concerns in our community. For survey results, click here .
Support Our Local Businesses
& Help Our Heroes
Many of our  favorite restaurants, caterers,  and  wine & beer shops are open  for business in some form or fashion. Many are serving us while taking care of our health care heroes and seniors too. Check out  this link  and the  Chamber Facebook  for tasty options, special offers, and opportunities to help their efforts.  But Wait...There's MORE!   M any other  Chamber member businesses and nonprofits  are open and offering  special deals and free services  too.  Click  here .
Please take a few minutes to check out the links,
Together...We Can Make A Difference!
All Work & No Play?... No Way
Virtual Happy Hour...
Thursday, April 16 | 4:00 - 5:00pm
Join us for our first Thursday Virtual Happy Hour BASH!  Calicraft Brewing Co. will help us celebrate a Beer & Hats theme during this shelter in place. Consider visiting Calicraft Brewing Co. at their online store to pre-order or set up local delivery. Click here . We can celebrate together with a local Calicraft brew, spritzer, or favorite beer of your choice. Please join us!
NOTE: Register  here
Zoom meeting link will be emailed to your registration address.
COVID-19 INFORMATION
Small Business Resources All In One Place
  • Paycheck Protection Program
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Program
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Program


Qualifying small businesses may apply for the federal loans offered through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Episode 58 of The Workplace podcast, click here .

FUNDING OPTIONS - In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here .

Northern California SBDC - Forms & Online Webinars, click here

More helpful podcasts on The Workplace by CalChamber
COVID-19 Information
on a Variety of Topics is Continuously Updated and Available on the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau   Website.     
Buy Now, Stay Later at the
Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek...
a new campaign to help our hotel community during this challenging time.Let's tell our hotels that we  #CantWaitToStay , and that we'll be #CheckingInSoon.
 
  Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek offer information:  Click here .
Save These Dates...Save A Life
 The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that US blood supplies have decreased amid the coronavirus epidemic. On May 13 and May 15 the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau will partner with Vitalant in the hopes of making a difference. Valient is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit community blood service providers. They supply comprehensive transfusion medicine services to nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients across 40 states. More details on the May Blood Drive coming soon.
HOST THE BLOOD DRIVE
The Chamber is exploring several options for the Blood Drive location. With revised COVID-19 requirements, we appreciate expanding our search. If you think you would like to host, please click here .
Comic Relief ... Dance, Sing, or Just Smile
Peanuts Gang Singing "Stayin' Alive"
by: Bee Gees - YouTube
GOOD TIMES AND SUNSHINE ARE ON THE WAY!
  NEW EVENT DATES
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