Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Newsletter
Week of December 11, 2017 
Home for the Holidays

The C hamber office will be closed Friday, December 22 through Monday, January 1 to celebrate the holiday season.
Welcome  New Members
To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, 
visit their websites.
Ismail Ergen
Generations Healthcare - Walnut Creek
Ryan Quiza
Michael Gordon
Take One Pizza
Bob Dizon
Moraga Post Acute
Jennifer Miguel
Lorra Alcantara
Michael E. Brewer
First Class Coach

Leadership Contra Costa
thanks you for your generosity!

Lions & Tigers, Oh My
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

For Members Only
Job Postings


Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce local Internships for 
Las Lomas High School Students


Anne Fuller
College and Career Advisor 
Las Lomas HS
1460 South Main Street
Walnut Creek CA 94596
925 280-3920

" Las Lomas High School students are looking for local business internships.
Our students can assist in data entry, clerical, filing, computer coding, animation, film production, computer graphics, digital design, and medical - related fields.

Some students are proficient in the languages that include the translation of Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish and French.  Certainly they would like to paid but if the experience is high level then unpaid is also agreeable.  "
What's Happening?
Friday, December 15
Walnut Creek On Ice
4PM to 9PM

See What's Playing  Click here 


What's Your Opinion?
The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce  is conducting a citywide, Business Climate Survey . Your opinions are important to us, and this brief survey is your opportunity to express those opinions. Chamber Board Chair Mary Brooks  will use the findings in her  State of the City  presentation alongside  Mayor Wedel  on January 29, 2018.   Registration  for this event is now open. Survey results will be made available on the Chamber website and in the Chamber newsletter.We look forward to receiving your input.
Congratulations Mr. Mayor

Leadership Contra Costa Alumni congratulate one of their own.

During the December 5 Walnut Creek City Council Meeting, Justin Wedel was sworn in as the Mayor of Walnut Creek. Wedel was first elected to the City Council in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. He is a graduate of the Leadership Contra Costa, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association. Council member Cindy Silva was sworn in as Mayor Pro Tem. Silva was elected to the Walnut Creek City Council in November 2006 She is also a Leadership Contra Costa graduate. 
The State of Our City

Always a sold out event. Make your reservation now.
The Chamber's Education committee hosted its 14th annual middle school ethics day," #WhatWouldYouDo ?-Ethic Fails and How to Avoid Them," on Friday, December 1. Over 50 Walnut Creek middle school students gathered at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church to take part in the program that brings together business leaders, high school facilitators and students for an interactive exploration of various ethical challenges facing all of us today.  Thank you to the business representatives, who took time from their day to lead the student groups, and the high school students who volunteered their time to help facilitate discussion. The Education Committee wouldn't be able to host this event without the generous support of our sponsors-thank you!

An Exceptional Gathering...an Exceptional Opportunity
Reserve a space in the EBWC Exhibitor Marketplace

The March 5, 2018 EBWC featuring Dr. Jill Biden
has sold out. Don't miss this opportunity to reserve a booth space.

Access to nearly 600 women who are the leaders 
and decision-makers in their business and communities
Business listing in full color Conference program 
Business listing and website link on Chamber website  
For a EBWC Sponsorship Brochure, Click Here.
To learn how you or your organization can become a part of this amazing day-long conference, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President & EBWC Founder, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (925) 934-2007  mhoch@walnut-creek.com

Open for Business
Please join the Chamber Ambassador team and staff  as they help celebrate the Grand Openings of these Chamber member businesses with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Thursday, December 14th @ 5:30pm
1840 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek 

Up The Creek is an analog lifestyle boutique. We carry vinyl records & record players, music-related books for all ages, alongside ''brand-new old-world goods'' showcasing local artisans and companies. We are also the Contra Costa County dealer for Vintage Electric bicycles, built in San Jose. 

Aladdin Night at the  Rink
A Lemony Snicket Holiday

The California Symphony presents 
Saturday, December 23
4PM and 8PM at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek

Join for a sing-along, selections from the Nutcracker, and a whodunit orchestra mystery narrated by Broadway star Manoel Felciano, plus kid-friendly activities in the lobby an hour before the show.  Matinee is SOLD OUT. 8pm TICKETS AVAILABLE.
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What's Not to Like?
Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival 
Voted BEST Community Event 2016 & 2017!
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