Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of October 17, 2016 
Get Shanghaied
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 here.

To ask for more information, call the Chamber and ask for Lynn Pauline. (925) 934-2007.
Welcome  New Members

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

Back 2 Perfect
Laura Cartwright
Egoscue Walnut Creek
J ohnny Pirruccello
Lareen Fender
The Ballet School Performing Arts
Jennifer Perry
Lee & Associates
Alex Peck
Ann Ness
MOD Pizza
Zach Alling
Next Phase College & Career Advising
Lisa Spencer
Novin Development Corp.
Iman Novin
Spectrum Credit Union
Ana Ramos
Toon  Ong
True Food Kitchen
Barry  Cales
ZLC Corporation
Zali Lorincz
What's Happening?

Satuday, October 22

Mercedes-Benz of Walnut Creek
 Elite Dog Park Day
Bring your four-legged friend dressed in costume for a fun morning at the dog park-Coffee, dog costume contest, music, giveaways and more!
Don't miss out -Register here.

For the first time ever!
  Sustainable Enterprise Conference
 is coming to Contra Costa!

 A day-long learning and networking conference dedicated to helping Contra Costa businesses, academic, government and non-profit organizations transition to economic, environmental, and social sustainability.
Thurs. Oct 27 | 9am - 4pm
  (lunch included, and reception after)
 To Register, click here.

Chamber BASH
Business and Social Hour
Thursday, October 27
 5:30 - 7:00pm
Hosted by Alamo Capital, 
201 N. Civic Drive, #360, Walnut Creek 

What's Not to Like?

Bis Zum Nächsten Mal! 

2nd Annual
Walnut Creek Oktoberfest
An estimated 9,000 attendees of all ages turned out to eat, drink, and be merry at the Walnut Creek Oktoberfest held last Saturday in downtown Walnut Creek. The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown would like to thank the community for coming out to celebrate the changing of the seasons with such enthusiasm.  A special thank you goes out to all of the volunteers who helped make the event such a success...we couldn't have done it without you! 

On Dasher
Be Seen at the Coolest Place in the East Bay

Walnut Creek on Ice  will welcome skaters beginning November 16 , 2016 and continue daily through January 18, 2017 . An anticipated 42,000+ skaters and thousands more onlookers, guests, and families, will visit the outdoor ice rink in Walnut Creek. this 10-week extravaganza, organized by the
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown , offers unrivaled partnering opportunities that will put your brand name in front of a highly lucrative market, at the time of year when exposure is most easily turned into sales.

For a Sponsorship Brochure,  Click Here

To Visit the Ice Rink Website, Click Here
Forescore and Seven Years Ago



Speaker:  John J. Fitzpatrick, Jr., Esq.,
Licensed Battlefield Guide Emeritus at Gettysburg
Wednesday, November 2nd |7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oak View Room at the  Walnut Creek Library
$20 -  Light Refreshments will be served
Registration is open to the general public. 
To register,  click here.

The country was fractured, the Civil War ongoing and President Lincoln was NOT invited
as the keynote speaker! The Result: A Presidential speech that is universally recognized, respected and recited throughout the U.S. and the world today.

Get the real back-story behind the immortal  Gettysburg Address.  A discussion of Lincoln's p ersonal issues, p olitical issues, p olicy issues.
Monster BASH
C hamber Business and Social Hour
Thursday, October 27 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
Hosted by Alamo Capital, 
201 N. Civic Drive, #360,  Walnut Creek 
Our  Halloween BASH will be hosted by  Alamo Capital. Our hosts plan to "Treat" you with some hauntingly good belly laughs...in addition to fun, food, wine, and networking.  This spooktacular event will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Chamber B.A.S.H. is always a great place to make important business connections, hear first-hand what's going on in the community, and meet with chamber members, and other business leaders. See you there! This event is  FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members. Non-member price is $10.00 (cash only) Please bring your business cards. 
The Bachelor
Brandman University announces a new 
"Back to School Scholarship"
 for its Competency- Based Education programs.

CBE offers students an entirely new way to earn a bachelor's degree.
Brandman University is thrilled to announce a new educational scholarship opportunity for
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce . Its new Competency-Based Education (CBE) model, called My Path, provides the flexibility, accessibility, and affordability needed for those looking to earn their bachelor's degree in business or information technology. 
Scholarship Details
This generous scholarship is only available for a limited time. Brandman encourages you to take advantage of this unique opportunity and/or forward it on to your professional network.
  • $2700 for all new students that apply and begin their program by November 30, 2016
  • Covers an entire six months of study
  • Can be applied to either the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree 
CLICK HERE for more details and to connect with a Brandman representative.
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