January 26 - January 30, 2015

Ambassadors Want You!

The Ambassadors are the “Good Will Arm” of the Chamber and the committee offers unique and fun opportunities to network, meet and mix with the community. The group welcomes all Chamber members to learn more about their fun group by attending one of their monthly meetings or contacting Committee Chair, Wanda Wallis at wwallis77@aol.com or Shawn Filardi at the Chamber sfilardi@walnut-creek.com / (925) 934-2007. For a small sampling of the Ambassadors in action and a “contact me” form, Click Here

Welcome New Members

Do Business With a Chamber Member

Trilogy Financial
Jim Young

David G. Smith, Attorney at Law
Dave Smith

All in Need, Family Support
Autumn Green

Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church
Issac Stokes

Lamar Transit Advertising
Deborah Marr

Edward Jones
Joanna Aiken

The Koll Company
Renae Lindley

David Green

Davis Chiropractic Neurology
Chelsea Davis

Jackson Lewis P.C.
Angel Sevilla

Diablo Networking Circle- BNI
David Shirley

CASA of Contra Costa County
Gina Turturici

Holguin & Sy Wealth Management
Jourdan Sy

The Cobra Experience
Emily Lambert

Law Office of Wayne S. Canterbury
Wayne Canterbury

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
Victoria Zerbs

Sell Yourself

Business representatives needed to conduct mock interviews
 with local high school students

The Chamber’s Education Committee has created a new program for high school students to help them develop better skills for college and career readiness. The "Hire Me" workshop will take place on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM at Las Lomas High School. The aim is to assist them in preparing for interviews, resume development, etiquette and more. Students will participate in a mock interview, allowing them a chance to get an idea about the experience. They will also participate in sessions that help them in developing strong resumes and discuss phone etiquette, what to wear to an interview, how to appropriately use social media, etc. 

We are looking to partner with local business representatives by way of doing mock interviews with high school students. With your experience in your respective careers, we believe this is a prime opportunity for students to learn what they can do to stand out in this competitive process. The sessions will operate on a rotation, so you will conduct mock interviews for three different sessions. As we continue to organize the event, more details will become available. 

If you are available to assist us on February 3; please reply to Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President, at mhoch@walnut-creek.com.  We appreciate your time and investment into our high schools. Thanks so much for your consideration.



Workshop registration open through January 31

If you know of a high school student who might be interested in participating in the “HIRE ME” workshop, please contact Melanie Kracht at the Chamber to register.  Registration deadline is January 31. Space is limited.
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 6pm-830 pm
Location: Las Lomas High School
This fun workshop will include: How to stand out in an interview, resume writing, professional etiquette, attire, and more.
Hosted by
WCCC Education Committee and business volunteers from the community.

Then There Was None

Only Forty Seats Remain for EBWC

Geena Davis is an Oscar and Golden Globe winner, world class athlete, member of the genius society Mensa and is recognized for her advocacy of women and girls. 
Debbie Sterling is the Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, an award winning toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers.
Sejal Hathi is a second-year student at Stanford University and an avid social entrepreneur dedicated to socially and economically empowering young women globally.
Dan Ashley is the long time anchor at ABC-7 News in San Francisco and has received numerous industry honors during his distinguished career in broadcasting. 

Seize this opportunity to secure one of the remaining EBWC tickets. On Monday, March 2, be motivated by our keynote and guest speakers...then say "hello" while getting an autographed copy of their book, DVD, or game. Participate in two breakout sessions conducted by experts in their fields, and an interactive health circuit conducted by John Muir Health.  Shop the fun and educational exhibit hall, network with nearly 600 amazing women from all over the Bay Area, eat a gourmet lunch, sip some champagne, and much more! 
Monday, March 2 at the San Ramon Marriott
$195.00/person includes continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, and afternoon reception. The East Bay Women's Conference has sold out each year since inception and seats are becoming very limited. To ensure your seat, register now. {Click Here} or call the Chamber office (925-934-2007) for assistance. 
To reserve a space in the EBWC Exhibit HallClick Here OR Click Here for a brochure.

It's All Happening at the Park

Whats New at Shadelands Business Park

The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and the City of Walnut Creek have been working hard over the past several years to help rejuvenate the Shadelands Business Park (SBP) for tenants, owners and visitors. The County Connection Shuttle Service Route 7 is now in operation from Pleasant Hill BART, and is just a short 16 minute ride to SBP.  Click here to see the route map and schedule. Efforts are underway to provide FREE shuttle service to the Shadelands beginning early 2015! For more on the shuttle and an update on the what's happening at the Business Park, Click Here. 

Hoo Will You Meet?

Chamber networking event at Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Chamber Business And Social Hour
Thursday, January 29  | 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Lindsay Wildlife Museum , 1931 First Avenue, Walnut Creek

The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Lindsay Wildlife Museum invite you to kick-off the New Year on the "Wild Side!" Please join us on January 29 for an evening of networking, great food and drink, and lots of special fun. Meet Tyto the barn owl and his handler, Britany Buenvenida. Tour the museum while networking among the many  "Wild" Lindsay Ambassadors. Participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a ticket to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum Gala, and get an up close look at Bill Helsel's infrared photography exhibit. Corner's Tavern, Sabores del Sur, and Tomatina will tame your taste buds with lots of great food. But wait,there's more...guess you will just need to attend to find out.

The Chamber B.A.S.H. is always a great place to make important business connections, hear first-hand what's going on in the community, and meet with chamber members,and other business leaders.This event is FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members. Non-member price is $10.00 (cash only please.) Please bring your business cards. You never know HOO you might meet!

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