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Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of August 8, 2016 
Take the Lead
Program Interviews in Progress...Space is Limited
Program kick-off is scheduled for late September 
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
What a BASH
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

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

Zhong Cao

Impulse Room
Peter Baron

Las Trampas School, Inc.
Victoria Gallagher

dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, 
Tamara Gerlach

Douglas Lezameta

Photos Movies & More 
Paul Newman

Slice House
Jenny DeNunzio

Madden Marketing US
Jordan De Los Santos

Dutch Girl Dry Cleaners
Michelle Windsor

Perpetual Motion Performance Training, LLC
Elyse Petterson

East Bay Community Foundation
Jeri Boomgaarden
What's Happening?

Broadway Plaza 
Concert Series
Broadway Plaza's 
new Event Plaza near Macy's

What's Not to Like?
Take a peak inside our   Facebook
Meet Your Public

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

Space is Limited...and Going Quickly!
Reserve Your Exhibitor Booth Space Now
$295 Walnut Creek Chamber Members
$495 Non-Members
Online Registration { Click here
Exhibitor Packet
{ Click here

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.
My Kind of Town

Click Here for an amazing video view of Walnut Creek... The Jewel of the East Bay.

Be Specific

10 Simple Ways to Improve Customer Retention Rates

Client retention is an enormous factor for the success of agencies, B2B companies, SaaS businesses and many other organizations. In a subscription model, "client retention" means a continuing stream of revenue without the cost or effort of new customer acquisition. And, in a standard product model, it means more total purchases for each new customer. The bottom line? Better customer retention means more revenue and a better brand reputation. But how can you improve customer retention? The obvious answer is to make your products and services better, but that's both ambiguous and non-directed. Instead, consider these 10 simple, specific ways you can up your customer retention game and strengthen the bottom line for your business: Click Here.

Picture Perfect Networking
( 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. See you there! 

Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings
  Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors and Staff  welcomed
to their Broadway Plaza location 

with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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 Me

The Introvert's Guide to Networking:
How to Start a Conversation (and What to Say)
Networking is an important part of business. It's pretty much essential if you're an entrepreneur. So what do you do if it doesn't come naturally to you? Or what if it downright terrifies you? Well here's the thing, dear introvert - maybe you're just looking at it the wrong way. In this TGIM short, you'll...Learn why the skills you gain by being an introvert can be a massive help for networking. Discover the visible secret to knowing if someone is open to chatting with you Find out how to make yourself more approachable and make it easier for others to include you. Check out the full short here.