Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of January 30, 2017 
Welcome  New Members
Erica Starkey
Sleep Number
Leroy Comier
Adaptive Learning Center
Donna Feingold
Toghrul Sideifzada

Capital One Cafe
Akeel Bernard
Portable CIO, Inc.
Evan Corstorphine

What's Happening?

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

A League of Their Own

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

This event is FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members.
 Non-member price is $10.00 (cash only) Please bring your business cards. 


Go Red
Go Red
Community Event   
Friday, February 3 
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
John Muir Health
Outpatient Center
5860 Owens Drive, Pleasanton
All are welcome to join
John Muir Health and
San Ramon Regional Medical Center  for a  FREE community event to raise awareness and show support of women's heart health!
(925) 941-7900 option 1
Don't forget to wear red to show your support! 
What's Not to Like?

A Look Ahead
Photography by James Fidelibus / James Brian Studios

  WCCCVB Board Director Tim Argenti ( top left), Republic Services, emceed the annual  State of the City  luncheon that took place Monday at the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel.  WCCCVB Chair Linda Rimac Colberg  (center), Colberg & Company, and  Mayor Rich Carlston  (right) addressed the group of nearly 200 community, business, and civic leaders on the many accomplishments achieved last year by working together as organizations and as a collective community. Mayor Carlston gave a new call to action for 2017; hoping to inspire the next generation to "give back" to Walnut Creek. The State of the City Luncheon is presented each year by the  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau  in partnership with the  City of Walnut Creek . This year's event was generously supported by  AT&T, F&M Bank and Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel.  Thank you to table sponsors Community Bank of the Bay  and John Muir Health.

Check out the video from Walnut Creek Board Chair Linda Rimac Colberg's presentation at State of the City. It's a brief celebration of the colors, textures and activities of Walnut Creek. Thank you to photographers Rachel Capil, Jim Fidelibus, Mike Kirwan, Stephen Joseph, Cady Marsh, Jenny Cash, Brad Altbaum, and Ice Water & Lemon for sharing their work with us. Click here.

Then There Were None
A Limited Numer of Booth Spaces Remain
Reserve Your Booth Space Now in the EBWC Exhibit Hall
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EBWC Exhibit Hall,  Click Here

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and decision-makers in their business and communities
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Member in the News
Congratulations to Walnut Creek Chamber Member and Leadership Contra Costa Alum Victor Mataraso, on the launch of his second location. As the Founder and President of Laptop Lounge in Walnut Creek, Victor celebrated the opening of Victory Workspace on January 24. Victory Workspace is located in the Shuey Podva House in the heart of downtown Danville. To read more, click here.
More than a Game

Lunch with Ronnie Lott
Wednesday, February 22 | 11:30am - 1:30pm
Contra Costa Country Club
801 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill
Cost: $55/person | Reserve Here

Please join the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce and football legend, author and businessman,  Ronnie Lott to learn about his efforts to keep the  Raider s in Oakland. Hear directly from Ronnie on what needs to happen now, in order to keep the Raiders in the Bay Area and what you can do to help.

Just Ask
8 Powerful Referral Strategies That Will Double Your Sales

Love them or hate them, referrals are one of the most crucial components of a successful inbound sales strategy. In fact, there's no more reliable way to grow any business than through sourcing referrals -- but only if it's done in a systematic, smart way.  Unfortunately, most salespeople use outdated, hit-or-miss methods to get referrals. It's no wonder that referrals inspire dread -- and procrastination -- for so many.  But referrals don't have to be the bane of your existence. Instead, they can transform your sales for the better. The following eight referral strategies, when implemented systematically as part of your sales approach, can double your sales within one year. Click here.
Going, Going, Gone
The 2017 East Bay Women's Conference is now sold out. As seats sometimes become available, please call the Chamber office   to be added to the wait list. (925) 934-2007. A limited number of Exhibitor Booth Spaces are still available.

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