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

Sleep Number
Leroy Comier
MoMo's Walnut Creek
Jill Taylor
Adaptive Learning Center
Donna Feingold
Toghrul Sideifzada
Capital One Cafe
Akeel Bernard
Portable CIO, Inc.
Evan Corstorphine
Patson Companies
David Harrison
Oiku Brands & Design
Joshua Alicea
The Editors, Inc.
Alisa Corstorphine

For Members Only

Take off 
with an amazing deal!

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. 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?

Walnut Creek
In The News!
An Hour-By-Hour Guide: Things to Do in Walnut Creek


Women in Jeopardy 
Through Feb. 25
Come Together: 
The Beatles Concert Experience 
 Feb. 18
The Chance 
of Being Found

5 Reasons
You Really Need SEO
 Sean Butler  - February 3, 2017

SEO is one of only two marketing methods a business can use to improve their chances of being found on the first page of Google, Bing, and other search engines. While PPC offers instant visibility for your keywords, coupling this strategy with SEO can  improve your chances of driving users to your website  and allows you to present users with a better experience overall. Read more 

What's Not to Like?

Life Hacks: Interviews, Resumes, and More!
Business Volunteers Needed on Monday, March 13

The Walnut Creek Chamber Education Committee's program for high school students "Life Hacks: Interviews, Resumes, and More!" will take place on Monday, March 13 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at Berean Christian High School. The aim of the program is to help students develop better skills for college and career readiness. It helps students prepare for interviews and develop résumés, business etiquette and more, and we are looking to partner with local business representatives to do mock interviews with the students. If you would like to participate or for more information, please contact Nicky Henzie at the Chamber (925) 934-2007 or nhenzie@walnut-creek.com

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
Argentine Nights

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. Learn about the trip from Carl Monticelli with Jet Vacations on Thursday, March 9 at 12 noon or 5 p.m. at the Chamber Office. Click here for the

Click here   to attend the 12 noon trip presentation.
Click here  to attend the 5 p.m. trip presentation.
Networking With a Purpose

Chamber Business & Social Hour
Thursday, February 23 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
2711 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek

The  Assistance League of Diablo Valley  will host the  Chamber B. A.S.H. on Thursday, February 23. Our hosts plan a fun fiesta with appetizers from Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, sangria, and lots of great networking. 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.
There are many ways that Assitance League of Diablo Valley
 serves our community...On Thursday, February 23, you can help.
Thirft Shop will be accepting donations.
Assistance League Way Side Inn Thrift Shop  will be accepting donations for the shop. Suggested donations are clothing, jewelry, yarn, silver, small collectibles and small toys. They would welcome donations from retail stores with overstock items.

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
Mayor Rich Carlston  (second from left)  joined the  Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors  as they  celebrated the branch Grand Opening of  Safe America Credit Union with 
a ribbon cutting. 
2868 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek
Chamber President Jay Hoyer (far left) and the Chamber  Ambassadors welcomed 
 Bay Area Surgical Specialist Services
with a ribbon cutting ceremony  at their new 
Shadelands location.
 460 North Wiget Lane, Suite A.
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