Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of November 28, 2016 
Cool Moves
Get Your Skate On!
Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink
Civic Park
 Open Through January 16

Get your groove on with a pair of ice skates at Walnut Creek on Ice, in association with the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown.

Live Music with the
 California Symphony
 Brass Quintet
Skate to all the holiday favorites and meet the musicians!
Sunday, December 4
 3:30 - 6:00 pm
WCOI   offers Skating Lessons, Birthday Parties, Themed Nights, Private Ice Rental, and much more. 
For all the "Cool" details,

Welcome  New Members

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

Crunch Fitness
Anthony Rodriguez

Fine Floorz
Mitchell Barocio

Fremont Bank
Steve Gill

Just Be Jewelry
Jill Jarmel

Les Lunes  
Amela Arifovic

The American Heart Association
Victoria Gallagher

Urban Remedy
Jennifer Campbell
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Whole Foods Market
Paul Barron

What's Happening?

Holiday Parade of Lights,
Open House & Tree Lighting
  December 1, 2016
 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Broadway Plaza
Walnut Creek
Music and festivity will fill Broadway Plaza, beginning with a Retailer Open House at 6pm.  At 7pm, find a good spot on Broadway Plaza Street for the Parade of Lights, which will end with a very special appearance by Santa Claus himself, who will light Broadway Plaza's magical Christmas 
T re e and make it snow! Click Here

Sunday, December 4
 3:30 - 6:00 pm
Live Music with the
 California Symphony
 Brass Quintet
Skate to all the holiday favorites and meet the musicians! Holiday Ice Rink in Civic Park
Wednesday, December 7
5:30 - 8:30pm
2016 East Bay Book of Lists 
A must-attend networking event. For more information
 visit the  event page.  
Unleash Your Potential
EBWC Reservations on sale now |Reserve before January 15, 2017 and Save $30 
Reserve Your Booth Space Now in the EBWC Exhibit Hall
The  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Burea is thrilled to announce our  2017 East Bay Women's Conference  with keynote speaker Ashley Judd , Feminist, Social Justice Humanitarian and Award-winning Actor  and special featured guest, Amaryllis Fox, Former CIA Clandestine Service Officer, Writer, and Peace Activist.

This distinctive conference blends premier keynote and featured speaker presentations, breakout sessions focused on contemporary issues, exhibitor booths, a fully stocked bookstore, author signings, and a few surprises. Ticket price includes continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, and afternoon reception.
SAVE $30

$195/person if purchased by January 15, 2017; $225 thereafter.

 Don't be disappointed,
 the East Bay Women's Conference has sold out each year since inception.

To ensure your seat, register now.  Click Here
or call the Chamber office (925) 934-2007 for assistance. 
To reserve a space in the 
EBWC Exhibit Hall,  Click Here

Click Here  for  Exhibitor brochure

Access to nearly 600 women who are the leaders 
and decision-makers in their business and communities
Business listing in full color Conference program
Business listing and website link on Chamber website
For a Sponsorship Brochure, Click Here.
To learn how you or your organization can become a part of this amazing day-long conference, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President & EBWC Founder, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (925) 934-2007 
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Member in the News
Alamo man receives university's Kennedy Laureate Award
Financial adviser, philanthropist lauded for career success, community service
by  Jeremy Walsh | (Photo courtesy of JFK University)

Alamo resident Eric Rudney has been named a recipient of the Kennedy Laureate Award from John F. Kennedy University and is set to be honored this weekend in Blackhawk during a dinner fundraiser for the Pleasant Hill-based college. The award is given to people or groups who embody the ideals of lifelong learning and community service through excellence in their respective fields and in service to others, according to university officials.  "I am honored to receive this wonderful recognition and to assist in raising critical scholarship funds to help under-served students and returning military veterans," Rudney, a local financial adviser and philanthropist, said in a statement.  Rudney has decades of investment management experience and currently works as president of Rudney Associates in Alamo. He has also dedicated time to a variety of Contra Costa County nonprofits and has held leadership positions with groups such as Diablo Regional Arts Association, Las Trampas Inc., the Wheelchair Foundation, Cancer Support Community, Oakland Children's Hospital, Summit Bank, Chabot Science Center and Kerosene Lamp Foundation. 

To read this article in its entirety, click here.
See and Be Seen 
Wednesday, December 7
5:30 - 8:30pm
Join the  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce  and the 
San Francisco Business Times  at a gala reception with the top companies in the East Bay for an evening of food, drinks, and celebration! We will honor the CEOs of the East Bay companies who made our  2016 East Bay Book of Lists at this must-attend networking event.  For more information visit the  event page.
A Day In The Life of Your Business
5 Ways to Use Instagram Stories for Business
By  Matt Secrist | November 10, 2016
Are you looking for ways to use Instagram Stories?
Want to know what's working for other businesses?
The videos, pictures, and text in Instagram stories help pique your followers' interest on an authentic and personal level.
In this article, you'll discover how five businesses are using Instagram Stories and how you can create similar content. To read this article in its entirety , CLICK HERE .
Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings
Come celebrate the Grand Openings of your newest neighbors! 

Join the Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors and staff  as they welcome  Bay Equity Home Loans with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their Grand Opening.

Thursday, December 8 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:30pm
2185 N. California Blvd.,  Suite 270,  Walnut Creek

Bay Equity is a full-service retail mortgage lender. Bay Equity Home Loans currently has branches in 30 states and is expanding across the nation. Bay Equity is family owned and operated. The company is a long time supporter of the Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station, donating a portion of the proceeds from each FHA and VA loan funded.
Bucket-List Trip
Shanghai! Beijing!
Back by popular demand. The Walnut Creek Chamber is heading back to China! Join us as we visit the cities of Beijing and Shanghai. For a trip brochure,  Click hereTo ask for more information, call the Chamber and ask for Lynn Pauline. (925) 934-2007.
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