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Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of October 10, 2016 
Welcome  New Members

To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, visit their websites.

Babylon Wealth Management
Stoyan Panayotov, CFA
Back 2 Perfect
Laura Cartwright
Egoscue Walnut Creek
Johnny Pirruccello
Fine Floorz
Mitchell Barocio
Land Home Financial, Inc.
Audrey  Boussonou
Lareen Fender
The Ballet School Performing Arts
Jennifer Perry
Mercer Putney Financial Advisors
Donald  Faul
MOD Pizza
Zach Alling
Next Phase College
& Career Advising
Lisa Spencer
Novin Development Corp.
Iman Novin
Megan Hill-Trowbridge
SafeAmerica Credit Union
Melissa Buendia
Toon  Ong
True Food Kitchen
Barry  Cales
Sandra Dudum
West & Associates A PC
Stuart West, P.E.
ZLC Corporation
Zali Lorincz
What's Happening?
What's Happening?

Saturday, October 15

Tuesday, October 18
6:00-9:00 pm
There are 24 restaurants participating in this year's walk including 4 new ones! (See the list below for restaurants and what they're serving.)   Here's how it works - purchase a ticket book which has a coupon in it for each of the participating restaurants. Youwalk through the streets of downtown Walnut Creek and get a 'taste.'  Books are $30 each. For a list of restaurants, their samples...and to  purchase a ticket book Click THIS LINK.

Chamber BASH
Business and Social Hour
Thursday, October 27
 5:30 - 7:00pm
Hosted by Alamo Capital, 
201 N. Civic Drive, #360, Walnut Creek 
Decision Time
Marin Clean Energy
Enrollment Information
Wednesday, October 19th
6:30-8:30 pm
Walnut Creek City Hall
3rd Floor Conference Room
1666 N Main St, Walnut Creek

Now is the time for residents and businesses in Walnut Creek to make their final decisions about MCE service before the end of the 60 day enrollment period without a $5 service fee for residents and a $25 service fee for businesses. You can always choose to opt up to MCE's Deep Green 100% renewable, and back to PG&E service, but the sooner you choose, the better!
What's Not to Like?

Ozapft is!

2nd Annual
Walnut Creek Oktoberfest
This Saturday
October 15

Come celebrate the changing of the seasons at the second annual  Walnut Creek Oktoberfes t,  Saturday, October 15 , 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau  and  Walnut Creek Downtown , this free, day-long, family friendly festival recreates the traditional German fall celebration.

Oktoberfest features include beer, brats, wine, live entertainment, and fun for the entire family. Don your lederhosen or lace up the dirndl dress and head to the Harvest Stage featuring  LumberyardNeon Velvet and  Live Wire. After building up a thirst -- and an appetite-- sample a seasonal brew and munch on a soft pretzel while taking in the harvest- themed wares of  street vendors and unique artisans lining  Locust Street between Civic Drive & Cypress Street and Bonanza Street between N. California & Commercial Lane.

Every respectable Oktoberfest has a Biergarten, and this one will transport you directly to Bavaria with dozens of your favorite brews and the lively sounds of international music. Polka anyone? Visitors to the microbrew sampling area will discover local craft beers, such as Lagunitas  to enjoy with Wiener schnitzel and sauerbraten from Massimo Ristorante, among other tasty treats.

Youngsters of all ages will enjoy the Kinder Platz children's area and pumpkin patch.  So come out and enjoy the beautiful autumn weather with family and friends at the second annual Walnut Creek Oktoberfest. 

FREE admission. Parking garages are conveniently located at 1350 Locust Street, 1625 Locust Street, and 1390 Broadway. Public transportation includes BART & the FREE Walnut Creek Trolley.
For Complete Details

Get Shanghaied
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 brochcure,  Click here .  To ask more information, call the Chamber and ask for Lynn Pauline. (925) 934-2007.
Chamber Member In the News
Congratulations to Chamber member Absolute Plumbing and Drain for their  BEST IN EAST BAY 2016 win!  Their category win for best plumbing was voted on by community members from all over the East Bay, and featured in a special Sunday section of the East Bay Times in June.  "We have been in the community for 16 years, and are very grateful that our customers showed there appreciation." "Our goal is thrive and continue to be the best in the East Bay and satisfy our existing customers and future ones to come."

Monster BASH
C hamber Business and Social Hour
Thursday, October 27 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
Hosted by Alamo Capital, 
201 N. Civic Drive, #360,  Walnut Creek 
Our  Halloween BASH will be hosted by  Alamo Capital. Our hosts plan to "Treat" you with some hauntingly good belly addition to fun, food, wine, and networking.  This spooktacular event will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 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. See you there! 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
Come celebrate the Grand Openings of your newest neighbors!
Join the  Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors and staff  as they welcome Lemonade,  Apres Soleil Tanning, GNU Group, True Food Kitchen, Land Home Financial Services, and Oakmont of  Concord    with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their Grand Opening events.

Lemonade Walnut Creek  - Community Preview
October 12, 2016,  11:30am - 2:00pm
1348 Broadway Plaza,  Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Join us in welcoming  Lemonade  to downtown Walnut Creek! We invite friends and neighbors of Lemonade to join us for a Community Preview. Get a sneak peek of the new location and a first taste of Lemonade's seasonal food and refreshment.  An RSVP is required to attend. Please RSVP here

Wednesday, October 12 - Time: 5:30pm
2363 Boulevard Circle, Suite 105,  Walnut Creek CA 94595
Apres Soleil plans to showcase their newest location on Boulevard Circle in Walnut Creek with an Open house and GRAND, Grand Opening. Be sure to join us for the fun... 
and bring a friend!  Apres Soleil, which means after the sun in French, is an innovative airbrush tan that specializes in the art and science of sunless tanning. Our mission is to provide clients with a consistent, natural-looking spray tan that is perfectly customized to individual skin type and personal preference.
Thursday, October 13 - Time: 5:30pm
1 777 Oakland Blvd., Suite 200,  Walnut Creek CA 94596
The GNU Group is a design and project management firm providing branding, environmental graphics and architectural signage, wayfinding, and marketing communications for real estate owners, developers, users and their consultants.

Tu esday, October 18 - 10:30am Ribbon Cutting
120 Broadway Lane Bldg. 4 #1044,  Walnut Creek 
You don't have to be a die-hard Yogi to dine at True Food Kitchen. You need only a desire to give your body nutrients, and your palate something memorable. 

Tuesday, October 18 - Time: 5:30pm
1535 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Walnut Creek
We provide diversified funding options and consistent, superior, personalized service to our clients and partners, including: homebuyers, mortgage brokers, builders, manufactured and modular home retailers, and real estate agents.

Wed nesday, October 19 - Time: 5:30pm
1401 Civic Court, Concord
Senior Independent, Assisted Living, & Memory Care Oakmont of Concord is a premier senior community situated on a beautifully landscaped campus. Developed by Oakmont Senior Living, Oakmont of Concord provides exceptional quality, comfort and care with five-star services and amenities.