Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of August 7, 2017 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

Lyric Apartments
Triskin Potter
Wade Luckhardt
Limon Rotisserie
Christina Yan
Candy Campbell & Company
Dr. Candace A Campbell
Tina Lamb
Edward Jones Investments
Randi Bednarczyk
Fall for Oktoberfest
Third Annual
Saturday, October 14th 
11a.m. - 6p.m.

Meet Our New City Manager
Our new  City Manager, Dan Buckshi , starts next Monday, August 7. On behalf of Mayor Rich Carlston and the entire City Council, I invite you to a community reception to meet Dan on August 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lesher Center. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP
Ready, Set, Go!
J oin us   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. 
For Members Only

Chamber members  are encouraged to take advantage of this & the many other member benefits . Post your
Member only benefits.
For assistance, contact the Chamber office (925) 934-2007
What's Happening?

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Business Wise

On   Monday, September 25 ,  businesses and organizations of all types will fill  Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar  for this popular event that exhibitors anticipate all year. The  Chamber 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 Business TradeFaire gives you a powerful platform for meeting new customers, reaching out to your existing clientèle, and building a more established and reliable brand.  

Lead...Don't Follow
Leadership Contra Costa
Accepting Applications for the  2017 - 2018 Season

Don't Delay, Program Begins September 

Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Contra Costa  (LCC), the Bay Area's premier countywide leadership program, accepts 25-30 individuals from throughout the county with diverse backgrounds to participate in the program. LCC is geared to people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work.  

If you are interested in finding out more about the program, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, SVP of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce (925) 934-2007
Member in the News
Walnut Creek Chamber Board Chair Mary S. Brooks, CFP®, founder of Integrē Wealth Management of Raymond James (Walnut Creek, CA) and a Board member and volunteer leader for California's White Pony Express, has been selected as a finalist by the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation for a 2017 Invest in Others Award, a program that recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors and financial services firms in communities across the country and around the world. Brooks is one of three finalists for 2017 Volunteer of the Year, an award presented to that advisor who has made a significant impact on a nonprofit as a volunteer by creating, implementing, or managing a program that has moved the organization forward and made a lasting impact on his or her community. READ MORE
Under Construction
Construction starts on new BART garage 
Work is under way on the construction of a 900-space parking garage at the Walnut Creek BART station. The new garage is the first phase of the Walnut Creek Transit Village, which will include 596 apartments -- all with their own underground parking. Throughout the entire process, the developer is committed to ensuring no loss of BART parking.  Learn more
East Bay SCORE Resource Center
Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating. With SCORE, you have lots of support. Browse these tools and find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Your SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.
Free Counseling Available at the Walnut Creek Chamber Office 
Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential,business advice from an expert advisor committed to helping you succeed. Schedule an appointment and meet face-to-face with SCORE counselor  Larry Tesslor in the Walnut Creek Chamber office.  Call to schedule (925) 934-2007
Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
Join the  Chamber Ambassadors and staff as they welcome this new member with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their Grand Opening celebration.
Thursday,  August 17 - Ceremony at 5:30pm 
1450 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek

The leading marketplace to buy and sell like-new women's and kids' clothing is opening our first retail stores. We are inspiring a new generation of shoppers to think secondhand first.

Saturday, August 26 - Ceremony at 12:30PM
2848 Ygnacio Valley Road

Sip. Socialize. Celebrate. The party will kick-off at 12:30 with our official ribbon cutting
and then it's time to party. Plus, we're giving away loads of gifts and free waxes (for men and women). No one goes away empty handed. Bring friends and invite everyone you know, because life is better together!
Capital Ideas
Free Business Seminar |Finance Your Business 
August 16, 2017 - 9:00 - 11:00 AM 
John F. Kennedy University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill

Finance Your Business : Access to Capital:   Designed for entrepreneurs, existing business owners and startups. A panel of experts will discuss

The Filet Mignon of Networking
Join us for the August Chamber Business and Social Hour hosted by

Thursday, August 31 from 5:30 to 7:00PM
1685 Mt. Diablo Blvd,  Walnut Creek

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.    See you there!  REGISTER HERE
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