Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of October 24, 2016 
Get Your Skate On!
The Coolest Place in Town
Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink
 Opens November 11

Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink  11.11.16 - 1.16.17 
 Get  ready to get your groove on with a pair of ice skates at Walnut Creek on Ice, brought to you by the  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and  Walnut Creek Downtown. We're celebrating our 12th season in Civic Park and you're invited to join in the fun! 

WCOI   offers Skating Lessons, Birthday Parties, Themed Nights, Private Ice Rental, and much more. 
For all the "Cool" 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 brochure, Click here.

To ask for more information, call the Chamber and ask for Lynn Pauline. (925) 934-2007.
Welcome  New Members

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

360 Medical Weight Specialists
Anne Gartner
Just Be Jewelry
Jill Jarmel
Lareen Fender 
The Ballet School Performing Arts
Jennifer Perry
Lee & Associates
Alex Peck
Ann Ness
MOD Pizza
Zach Alling
Next Phase College & Career Advising
Lisa Spencer
SafeAmerica Credit Union
Melissa Buendia
Spectrum Credit Union
Ana Ramos
ZLC Corporation
Zali Lorincz
The Bachelor
Brandman University announces a new "Back to School Scholarship"
 for its Competency- Based Education programs.

Brandman University  is thrilled to announce a new educational
scholarship opportunity for
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Its new Competency-Based Education (CBE) model, called My Path, provides the flexibility, accessibility, and affordability needed for those looking to earn their bachelor's degree in business or information technology. CLICK HERE for more details and to connect with a Brandman representative.
What's Happening?

Chamber BASH
Business and Social Hour
Thursday, October 27
 5:30 - 7:00pm
Hosted by Alamo Capital, 
201 N. Civic Drive, #360,
 Walnut Creek 
On Dasher
Be Seen at the Coolest Place in the East Bay

Walnut Creek on Ice  will welcome skaters beginning November 11 , 2016 and continue daily through January 16, 2017 . An anticipated 42,000+ skaters and thousands more onlookers, guests, and families, will visit the outdoor ice rink in Walnut Creek. this 10-week extravaganza, organized by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown , offers unrivaled partnering opportunities that will put your brand name in front of a highly lucrative market, at the time of year when exposure is most easily turned into sales. 
For a Sponsorship Brochure,  Click Here
Monster BASH

Chamber Business and Social Hour
Thursday, October 27 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
Hosted by  
201 N. Civic Drive, #360, Walnut Creek 

Our  Halloween BASH will be hosted by  Alamo Capital. Our hosts plan to "Treat" you to f fanciful f ace painting, personalized henna, and fun balloon art...before stepping into a photo booth to say " BOO." They have enlisted  Chamber member restaurants  Yalla and  Lemonade to conjure up even more treats! 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. 

Forescore and Seven Years Ago


Speaker:  John J. Fitzpatrick, Jr., Esq.,
Licensed Battlefield Guide Emeritus at Gettysburg
Wednesday, November 2nd |7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oak View Room at the  Walnut Creek Library
$20 -  Light Refreshments will be served
Registration is open to the general public. 
To register,  click here.

The country was fractured, the Civil War ongoing and President Lincoln was NOT
as the keynote speaker! The Result: A Presidential speech that is universally recognized, respected and recited throughout the U.S. and the world today.  Get the real back-story behind the immortal  Gettysburg Address.  A discussion of Lincoln's p ersonal issues, p olitical issues, p olicy issues.
Members in the News
Walnut Creek Chamber Board Chair and published author Linda Rimac Colber g is pleased to announce the opening of the Stephen Joseph Photographic Galler y, which will exclusively feature the photographic art of her book collaborator Stephen Joseph. Linda and Stephen's book, Mount Diablo , The Life and Landscapes of a California Treasure , was published by Chamber member Mount Diablo Interpretive Association and is available through MDIA's website at  mdia.org.  The gallery is located at Summit Ranch, 100 Summit Ranch Road, in Alamo, and the public is invited to the gallery's opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2-6pm. Linda hopes to see you there! 
Linked In To Leads
5 Steps to Generate More LinkedIn Sales Leads
By  Jacob Baadsgaard |October 11, 2016
Do you want more leads from LinkedIn? Wondering how others turn connections into leads?  With the right approach, you can be the first person your connections think of when they need someone in your industry. In this article, you'll discover how to turn LinkedIn connections into qualified leads. Click Here
Open For Business
Legacy Homes Realty and Finance
1207 Arroyo Way,  Walnut Creek
True Food Kitchen 
120 Broadway Lane Building 4,  Walnut Creek
1535 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Walnut Creek

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