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Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of August 1, 2016 

Take Two Hours to Improve Your Business
Thursday, September 29
Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel

Reserve Your Exhibitor Booth Space Now
Walnut Creek Chamber Members
$495  Non-Members

{ Click here } for  Online Registration    
{Click here} for an Exhibitor Packet

On Thursday, September 29, 2016 businesses and organizations of all types will fill the  Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel  for this popular event that exhibitors anticipate all year.  Business Tradefaire is the face-to-face marketing opportunity that is a proven winner for small business operations, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs.

From visibility to credibility, exhibiting has hundreds of benefits for your business. Establishing a presence, whether big or small, for your company at the  Chamber BusinessTradeFaire  gives you a powerful platform for meeting new customers, reaching out to your existing  clientèle , and building a more established and reliable brand.
In the Spotlight
Put the Spotlight On Your Business...

Host a Chamber B.A.S.H

Have you been waiting to host a Chamber B.A.S.H.?  (Business and Social Hour) Nows your chance to let us know! The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is now accepting requests to fill our 2017 calendar. Hosting is a great way to showcase your business to Chamber members, non-members, government officials, educators and local businesses. If you would like to co-host a BASH with another Chamber member, please make the arrangements and send back one form that includes each hosts contact information. We will contact the 2017 hosts when the calendar is set and maintain a waiting list for those we were unable to accommodate.

For complete hosting details and application  Click Here

(This is a Member Only Opportunity) 
New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, visit their websites.

Maria Dempsey

JoAnn Cianciulli

SoulCycle Inc.
Kaleigh Shafer

Photos for Every Occasion
Lara George

Zhong Cao

Impulse Room
Peter Baron

Las Trampas School, Inc.

Victoria Gallagher

dōTERRA Wellness Advocate
Tamara Gerlach

What's Happening?
Link to 
Community Calendar

Wednesday 8/3, 5:30-8:30PM
WCD First Wednesday
 Street Fest
Cypress Street between Main & Locust Street
Featuring Live Music from
The 925 Band
More Event Details

Thursday 8/4, 6:30-8:30PM
Broadway Plaza Concert Series
Broadway Plaza's new Event Plaza near Macy's
Featuring Live Music from
Petty Theft

Concert Series Line-Up

Saturday 8/6, 5:00PM & 8:00PM
Jazz at the Lesher Center
Featuring the
Warren Vache Quintet
Purchase Tickets

Lead or Follow?
Leadership Contra Costa has been helping identify and prepare community leaders. With an alumni roster of more than 600 graduates, including Mayor of Walnut Creek Loella Haskew, former Mayors of Walnut Creek Cindy Silva and Kathy Hicks, former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach,former Concord Mayor, Lou Rosas, Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder; and Ret. Superior Court Judge Harlan Grossman, this program has proven to be an asset to the community and society.

To apply, click  here.  
To download a printable application  click here
If you are interested in finding out more about the program, please contact Marcie  Hochhauser , Senior Vice President of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (925) 934-2007 or send her an  email
Mobile Options
The City launched a pay by phone option for all 1,500 parking meters downtown.  Parking customers can pay to park on-the-go using Parkmobile's app for iPhone, Android, Windows, Amazon, and Blackberry phones, or by calling the toll-free number on the meter stickers.
Customers first must register by downloading the mobile app in their phone's app store or online at  Once registered, they may use the mobile app, internet, or the toll-free number listed on green meter stickers to pay for parking. After setting up their account, customers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone.
Customers simply enter the zone and meter number located on the meter sticker, select the amount of time they would like to park and "start parking." The app allows parking sessions to be extended by phone without returning to the meter as long as the parking session has not hit the hourly limit. There is a $0.35 convenience fee paid by parking customers. The option to pay with coins or credit cards is still available. 
Other Cities throughout the Bay Area using Park Mobile include Oakland, San Rafael, Sausalito and Vallejo, San Mateo. We're planning to add the ability to use Park Mobile in the City's three garages in the future. For more information about how to register and use the app, please visit   
Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings
Come celebrate the Grand Openings of your newest neighbors! Join the  Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors  as they welcome  Agora at South Main  and SoulCycle  with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their openings.

Grand Opening Celebration
Thursday, August 4 from 5:30 to 8: 00pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5: 45pm
 Live music, tapas, light refreshments...and more. 

1500 Newell Avenue, Walnut Creek
Please RSVP

Spacious, beautiful apartments with easy access to the entire Bay area.  Agora at South Main Apartments  is a contemporary, mixed-use building with 35,000 square feet of shopping and dining at street level and luxurious apartment living above. Our Walnut Creek apartments come complete with a fitness center, large sundeck with a pool and spa, clubhouse with a double-sided fireplace, full kitchen, and more.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thursday, August 11 at 5:45pm
116 Broadway Lane, Ste. 1028, Walnut Creek

Take Your Journey. Change Your Body. Find Your Soul.
SoulCycle  is the full-body indoor cycling workout that started a movement. Rockstar instructors. Epic playlists. The original cardio party on a bike. Our community is calling your name. 
Talk to us @soulcycle #soulcycle
Picture Perfect Networking
BASH ( Business And Social Hour)
Hosted by 
James Brian Studios
Thursday, August 25
5:30pm - 7:00pm 
Photography by James Fidelibus 
1727 Bonanza Street, Walnut Creek

The  BASH  is a great opportunity to network with Chamber members, government officials, educators and local businesses. This event is  FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members ; please remember to bring your business card.  Non-member admission is $10.00 [cash only] and a business card. We hope to see you there! 

The Fundamentals
Small Budget
Marketing Maps      
Developing or improving your product offering is critical for every business; so is letting the right customers or prospects know about it. But when it comes to effective marketing, especially with a limited budget, many entrepreneurs struggle. These  Marketing Fundamentals   can be the keys to promotional success for any size company regardless of your business or your budget.  What if you don't have, or want to spend, the money? No problem. Marketers can do good marketing without spending much money. It all starts with understanding and executing the fundamentals.
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