Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of March 27, 2017 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, visit their websites.

Stephen Joseph Photographic Gallery
Stephen Joseph
Walnut Creek Chinese School
Paure Liou
Diablo Paper Shredding LLC
Greg Talvola
Diablo Valley Camp Bow Wow
Doug Fleming
Certech Environmental Services
Justin Sinclaire
Asentiv Contra Costa
Maile Collmer
The Light Digital
Paul Benton
Perfect Locks LLC
Priyanka Swamy
International Education Services (IES)
Mihoko Malian (Matsumoto)
Rockridge Renewables
Mike Reed
LEAD Consulting Solutions LLC
Thomas Norris
Brown Audio Visual Services
Valerie Brown
Chirology Group
Clinton Cabero`
Rajeev Basra
RedUmbrella Group
Scott Hildula
Argentina Nights...& Days

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.  

Click here for the  brochure 
or call the Chamber and ask for Lynn Pauline. (925) 934-2007

Cool Tools

23 Cool Tools 
for Social Media Marketers


By  Michael Stelzner |  February 28, 2017

Looking for some new apps and tools to add to your social media marketing toolbox?  Wondering which graphics, analytics, and productivity tools can help streamline your workflow?  In this article, you'll discover 23 tools and apps shared in the Social Media Marketing podcast's Discovery of the Week. Click here.
For Members Only
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. 

Post your J ob Listings

Post your Press Releases too!
Members can also post all of their happenings, workshops, and other events on our community calendar
Member only benefits.
For assistance, contact the Chamber office (925) 934-2007

What's Happening?

An Hour-By-Hour Guide: Things to Do in Walnut Creek

With the theme of 


Material Girls - March 23 - June 4

2017 Installation Luncheon & UXL Awards
2017 Installation Luncheon & UXL Awards
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar
Tuesday, April 25 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1333 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek
Online reservations available soon at www.walnut-creek.com

Outgoing Chair Linda Rimac Colberg  , Writer, Editor, Writing Coach, Colberg & Company, Inc., will review the year of Chamber accomplishments before passing the gavel to  incoming Chair Mary S. Brooks , Managing Director, Integre Wealth Management of Raymond James.
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The event will include recognizing two individuals with the Chamber  UXL Award.   
See You At The Summit
To make reservations,  click here.
 To print the event flyer, click here.

Unleash Your Potential

Oakland resident Debi Hemmeter
co-founder and adviser of Lean In,
speaks to a sold-out audience March 6 at the East Bay Women's Conference in San Ramon. 

Courtesy of James Fidelibus/James Brian Studios)
Lean In co-founder lists her goals for 2017
By  LOU FANCHER | Correspondent |  PUBLISHED:  March 28, 2017

OAKLAND - Women live in circles; men live in straight lines.  Admittedly, that's a generalization. But to view the life of Lean In co-founder and adviser Debi Hemmeter is to observe overlapping loops that encompass family, friends and career.  The 51-year-old Hiller Highlands resident recently moved, a five-minute drive from her longtime Piedmont home. Although her neighborhood is new, she said her "girl crew" support team is firmly rooted.  It's unlikely that the philosophies, intellect and sheer drive that caused her to pitch a proposal that became the women's gender parity organization Lean In to Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg will diminish.  "My 2017 goal is to learn to code," she said. "I'm going to learn enough to manage a team of coders. The biggest error we're making with girls and women is that we don't teach computer science in a way that they can stay engaged and active. More women graduate from college than men, but only 18 percent hold computer science degrees. It's a handicap." 
Click here for the complete article.
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

Networking California Style
Chamber Business & Social Hour
Thursday, March 30 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
1325 South Main Street, Walnut Creek

The March BASH will be hosted by California Pizza Kitchen, 1325 South Main Street in Walnut Creek on Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Our host wants to show off their new location and have a supper fun evening planned with fabulous appetizers straight from their open kitchen, wine, door prizes, and lots of great networking. The Chamber B.A.S.H. is always a great place to make important business connections, hear first-hand wha t's going on in the community, and meet with chamber members, and other business leaders. Don't miss it!

  This event is FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members.
Non-member price is $10.00  at the door (cash only) Please bring your business cards. 
Members in the News
Big cities get all the buzz as shopping destinations, but there's a hidden shopping mecca in Walnut Creek loaded with opportunities to blow that tax return.  Congratulations to Chamber members 
LES LUNES  and  VICI  for making the list on 11 Hip Stores That Are Totally Worth the Drive!          
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Advertising Opportunities | A Member Only Benefit
A variety of effective marketing opportunities are available through the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce. They include Web Advertising, e-Broadcast Advertising, and More! Click here
For more information on these and other advertising opportunities, contact  Linda Vesneski, Membership Director, or call  (925) 934-2007.
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