Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of October 9, 2017 
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.

Clear Auto Spa 
Taj Turner
LashPro Aesthetics 
Carlyn Raphel
Ellipsis Solutions
Frank Nicholson-Bjerre
Climb Real Estate Group
Reiko Horiuchi
Dalsin Law LLP
Anina Dalsin
Andrew Won

An Evening at Your House

Have you been waiting to host a Chamber BASH? (Business and Social Hour) Now's your chance to let us know. The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications to fill the hosting calendar for 2018. Hosting is a great opportunity to showcase your business to Chamber members, non-members, government officials, educators and local businesses.  Hosting details and application(A Member Only Opportunity) 
State of Your Business

Free Business Workshop 
How to do Business with the State
Wednesday, October 18 
 8:30 to 9:30am
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, 1280 Civic Drive

The Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Certification programs were established by the State of California to increase business opportunities. These programs help SBs & DVBEs participate on a more level playing field when competing for state contracts.  Details & Registration  
For Members Only
Job Postings

What's Happening?

Thursday, October 12
Scout & Molly's Boutique
Walnut Creek


October 31
Unleashing a Culture of Philanthropy in your Nonprofit

See What's Playing  Click here 


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Join us this Saturday, for the third annual
Walnut Creek Oktoberfest!

Saturday, October 14 |11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Locust Street from Mt. Diablo Blvd.to Civic Drive - includes the cross streets of Bonanza & Cypress

Main Stage
Tumblehouse Down, Sons of Soul Revivers, Mustache Har bor
Beer Garden Stage
Karl Lebherz Band
Public Transportation and Parking InformationClick Here
Chamber Member Spotlight
Hole in the Wall: Featuring Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria in Walnut Creek

Host Brian Copeland spotlighted Walnut Creek's Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria on this week's "Hole in the Wall" segment. The segment aims to help you discover small unique thriving Bay Area business that may be falling under your radar.  The family-owned 335 plus seater restaurant has been serving up delicious Italian dishes for the past 15 years-pizza, pasta, salads etc!  Owner Rocco Biale and customer Kymberlie Ingalls joined us in-studio to share with KGO what the business is all about and (of course) recommend a few must-try menu items.  Listen to the full segment.

Host of the Chamber's Holiday BASH last year, Rocco Biale has been an active and generous member of the Chamber since 1999. He currently serves as a Director on the Chamber Board of Directors.
What We Love About Walnut Creek
The Walnut Creek Magazine Reader's Choice Awards are here! Cast your vote  for your local faves

The community voted  Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival  Best Community Event in 2016. Let's do it again! If you enjoyed the top Bay Area entertainment, outdoor sports bar with large screen TV,the Warriors playoff game, wines from around the globe, beer garden, and sensational makers market exhibitors that were all part of this year's festival...then  scroll down to #46 and vote Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival Best Community Event 2017.

California Women Lead
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm
1375 Civic Dr│ Walnut Creek, CA 94596 

Ever considered getting involved in your local community as an appointee to a board or commission? Want to know more about how the process works? How do you access the application? Where to find vacancies? How do you navigate the process? Who can help? Please join California Women Lead and Assemblywoman Catharine Baker for an appointments training to learn the process that one takes to be appointed to a board/commission/ board/commission/committee at the local and state level. With the number of women in government decreasing, we want to empower women to apply for appointments to reach gender equality on boards and commissions. Join us and be part of the movement.  Details.

This training is free and open to the public. No Admittance without Prior RSVP 
Spooktacular October Networking
October Networking Opportunity
Chamber BASH (Business and Social Hour)hosted by

Thursday, October 26 from 5:30 to 7:00PM
Walnut Creek Historical Society & Calicraft Brewing
2660 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek
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.   REGISTER HERE
Hakuna Matata

If South Africa is on your bucket list, here's your opportunity to take that trip to the wild side!
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
 & Visitors Bureau presents:
April 16 to 27, 2018 |  11 Days from  $3,695*
Learn more by attending a trip presentation by a Jet Vacations travel expert. Registration required. Register below. Trip Brochure
Wednesday, October 11@ 5:30PM - Chamber Office
Thursday, October 12 @ Noon - Chamber Office
Waste-reduction Pays
Contra Costa Recycling Grant
Republic Services  will award a community waste reduction project within the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (RecycleSmart) service area with a $1500 grant. Projects must be related to recycling, composting or other waste-reduction initiatives. These can be new projects or existing projects that need some help expanding.  Applications are now open - please complete the online application form by October 20, 2017. The winner will be selected based on public voting by Central Contra Costa residents, on this website from Nov 1 - 30, in conjunction with our Recycling Pledge.  Learn more.    Grant Application
On Dasher
Sponsorship Opportunities
Walnut Creek On Ice 
November 10 - January 15

Walnut Creek on Ice is marketed in many ways, such as television, bus ads, radio, print media, digital media, and rink dasher boards for 10 weeks!  With it comes outstanding benefits and opportunities for your brand and company.

An anticipated 42,000+ skaters and thousands more onlookers, guests, and families, will visit the outdoor ice rink in Walnut Creek. Organized by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown, Walnut Creek on Ice 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.  Sponsorship Brochure
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