Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of November 21, 2016 
Happy Thanksgiving

The Chamber office will be closed
 November 24 & 25
Shop Til You Drop
Small Business Saturday
Support our local business community and
 "Shop Small for All"
 Saturday November 26
Small Business Saturday shopping bags, balloons, pins, and other fun marketing materials are available at the Chamber office. 
Members may stop by and pick up a supply today and tomorrow.
Get Your Skate On!
The Coolest Place in Town
Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink
 Open Through January 16

Get Your Skate On!
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. We're celebrating our 12th season in Civic Park and you're invited to join in the fun!

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

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 here.

To ask for more information, call the Chamber and ask for Lynn Pauline. (925) 934-2007.
Hot Deals

Everyone likes a deal...
Click here  to see what some of our members are offering.

  Chamber members  are encouraged to take advantage of this  member benefit . Create your offers from your own computer using the simple coupon template. Can't remember your password or need help getting started?   Not to worry, just let us know and we will help you. 

Members can also post all of their happenings, workshops, and other events on our community calendar .   This is a member only benefit
For assistance with coupon or calendar posting, contact the Chamber office (925) 934-2007
What's Happening?

Post your happenings, workshops, and other events on our community calendar .

   This is a member only benefit
For assistance with coupon or calendar posting, contact the Chamber office (925) 934-2007

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

East Bay Women's Conference
Monday, March 6, 2017
Presented by 
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
 in conjunction with
  John Muir Health & Stanford's Children's Health
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
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The Pleasure of Your Company
12th Annual  East Bay Women's Conference

East Bay Women's Conference 
 Monday, March 6, 2017

Don't miss this amazing sponsorship opportunity!
The  EBWC  is the most anticipated and talked about  women's conference in the Bay Area!
 Always a sold out event
 Unique, high-caliber demographic
 Vast array of pre-event & event day publicity
 Intimate venue guarantees brand visibility 
 Interact with your target market throughout the day 
 Amazing speakers 

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 | mhoch@wlanut-creek.com  

#WhatWouldYouDo? Volunteer!
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
Education Committee presents
Ethic Fails and How to Avoid Them
#WhatWouldYouDo?   The   Chamber's Education Committee  will pose this question to a group of middle school students on Tuesday, December 6 from 9:00am to noon. The program, formally known as  Ethics Day,  is an extremely popular and rewarding experience for participating students and volunteers.
This unique experience offers direct interaction between students, business leaders, educators, and government officials as they ask each other "What Would You Do?" to a series of timely case studies in right and wrong  Participants will discuss current issues to consider how to form ethical values, resolve ethical conflicts, and to identify potential long-term effects of various decisions.  It also promotes actively listening to the perspectives of others.

#What Would You Do? is a great volunteer opportunity. 
To learn more about the program and how you can participate,  please contact
 Nicky Henzie at (925) 934-2007 or nhenzie@walnut-creek.com

 *Breakfast and lunch will be provided courtesy of generous donations by Fusion Academy and Umpqua Bank 
Best Of 2016

Exciting news!
 The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 
Art & Wine Festival was voted best community event of 2016 in  Walnut Creek Magazine . Thank you to everyone who voted!
To read more, Click here  
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What's Not to Like?

Thank you to Rocco's 
for hosting the Holiday BASH, the last of 2016.
 It was a fun evening, with great food and great company! Be sure to 
check out our attempts at the #mannequinchallenge
on our 

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