Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of March 20, 2017 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, visit their websites.

Stephen Joseph Photographic Gallery
Stephen Joseph
Walnut Creek Chinese School
Paure Liou
Diablo Paper Shredding LLC
Greg Talvola
Diablo Valley Camp Bow Wow
Doug Fleming
Asentiv Contra Costa
Maile Collmer
Perfect Locks LLC
Priyanka Swamy
International Education Services (IES)
Mihoko Malian (Matsumoto)
Rockridge Renewables
Mike Reed
Chirology Group
Clinton Cabero`

An Eggcellent Photo Opportunity
Hop Into Bunnyville
Shopping Center
Hop into Bunnyville 
and get your photo taken
 with the 
Easter Bunny!

The Easter Bunny is available March 17 through April 15
 in the Grand Court. 

Click Here  for complete details.

Paid advertisement
Argentina Nights...& Days

Join the  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau as we visit Argentina, October 20 - 27, 2017, with an optional three night pre-extension to Santiago and an optional post trip to the famous Iguazu Falls.  

Click here for the  brochure 
or call the Chamber and ask for Lynn Pauline. (925) 934-2007

For Members Only
Click here  to see what some of our members are offering exclusively to other members.

Chamber members  are encouraged to take advantage of this  member benefit . Create your offers from your own computer using the simple coupon template.
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?

An Hour-By-Hour Guide: Things to Do in Walnut Creek

The French Connection - March 19
23rd Anniversary Celebration - March 23


Material Girls - March 23 - June 4

The  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau proudly presents this annual program to honor and celebrate the exceptional businesses and individuals of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau that have made a difference in our community. We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 UXL Awards that will be presented during the Chamber's Installation Luncheon slated for Tuesday, April 25.  If you know someone who should be recognized for their extraordinary efforts as a business or citizen / volunteer, please let us know. For more information, award criteria and a nomination form,  Click Here.

2016 UXL Award Winners
Left :   Citizen of the Year, Kathleen Odne 
Right: Business of the Year recipient, De La Housaye & Associates represented by Angela De La Housaye
Center:   Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Vistors Bureau Chair of the Board, Linda Rimac Colberg

To view all past UXL Award Winners,  Click Here
Be Our Guest
Walnut Creek's Scott Slocum on Launching a New CVB
By  Kelsey Ogletree, March 13, 2017

Last summer, Scott Slocum-a hospitality guy who'd thus far spent his career working in hotels-stepped into some new shoes: regional director of sales and marketing for the newly formed Walnut Creek (California) CVB. It was a challenging role, no doubt ("Where is Walnut Creek?" is a question he hears often), albeit one that's near and dear to his heart, as he hails from the East Bay region. He's out to show why this emerging city 25 miles east of San Francisco might be just the place for meeting planners looking for something new and different. Click here to read the complete article.
Summer Fun Has Just Begun
Ready to kick off your summer? 

The  Chamber Art & Wine Committee  is about to begin organizing this year's festival and they are looking for additional volunteers to join their fun team! The committee offers many opportunities to apply special talents while having a great time. Winner of Walnut Creek Magazine's 2016 Best Community Event  , the  Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival  owes its success to members like you. The  36th Annual Art & Wine Festival  will take place June 3 and June 4 at Heather Farm Park. Join us in planning this award winning community event. You'll be glad you did. To join the committee or to find out more information, email mhoch@walnut-creek.com or call the Chamber (925) 934-2007 and ask for Marcie Hochhauser.
Networking California Style
Chamber Business & Social Hour
Thursday, March 30 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
1325 South Main Street, Walnut Creek

The March BASH will be hosted by California Pizza Kitchen, 1325 South Main Street in Walnut Creek on Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Our host wants to show off their new location and have a supper fun evening planned with fabulous appetizers straight from their open kitchen, wine, door prizes, and lots of great networking. The Chamber B.A.S.H. is always a great place to make important business connections, hear first-hand wha t's going on in the community, and meet with chamber members, and other business leaders. Don't miss it!

  This event is FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members.
Non-member price is $10.00 (cash only) Please bring your business cards. 

Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings
The Chamber Ambassadors  and staff  joined the Grand Opening celebrations of  Premier Bath & Kitchen  and Amen Clinics, Inc.  Be sure to check out their websites below. They also welcome you to stop by and say hello.

1410 N California Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 |  925-627-5600

350 N Wiget Lane Ste 105
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 | 650-416-7843 

Photos courtesy of  Mike Kirwan Photography

Top of the Leaderboard
Advertising Opportunities | A Member Only Benefit
A variety of effective marketing opportunities are available through the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce. They include Web Advertising, e-Broadcast Advertising, and More!

Leaderboard at the top of a page 
Your ad will show at the top of the most popular pages (excluding the homepage) on the Chamber website. Ads have a click-through link to your company's website. Ads will display in a  random rotation with a maximum of 4 different advertisements per page. The cost of the Leaderboard ad is $100 per month.  Leaderboard ads may be placed on Business Directory Search Category pages (for example, Accounting or Advertising & Media) for $50 per month per category page.  To view an example, click here.

Home Page Box Ad 
Your ad will show on the bottom right of the Chamber website home page. Ads have a click-through link to your company's website, and the opportunity to add up to 100 words of description.  This will be the only add displayed within the given month. The cost of the Box ad is $200 per month.  

Chamber Newsletter  
Ads are $100 per issue. 

For more information on these and other advertising opportunities, contact  Linda Vesneski, Membership Director, or call  (925) 934-2007.
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