March 30 - April 3, 2015

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Begin your tradition at the 34th annual Art & Wine Festival

"Sponsoring/Working a Beer/Wine booth at the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Art & Wine Festival has become an annual tradition for the Broadway Plaza TeamEvery year we look forward to promoting our business, meeting members of the community and just enjoying all the fun, sun and activities that this great event has to offer!  We’re looking forward to May 30 and May 31!" 
Tracy Dietlein, Senior Marketing Manager
Macerich Company / Broadway Plaza

Event Sponsorships: Several Event Sponsorships are still available; call Marcie Hochhauser  at (925) 934-2007 for details. For a Sponsorship Brochure {Click Here}


A Fan of the Arts

Free copies of Diablo Arts magazine

Free copies of Diablo Arts magazine! Please share with your customers.
 Are you a fan of the Arts? Do you love the Lesher Center? Are your customers supporters of local performing arts organizations? Then share copies of Diablo Arts magazine with your clientele! Diablo Arts magazine is published quarterly and is the official magazine for the Lesher Center for the Arts. Diablo Arts magazine thoroughly covers local dance, theatre, music, art and events. It discusses upcoming performances and shares all that is happening behind-the-scenes. Diablo Arts magazine, once only available at the Lesher Center, is now also available for your place of business. Copies are free. And your customers will enjoy reading about their local performing arts groups and future performances.To get your free copies of Diablo Arts magazine, please call Melinda at (925) 943-1199 ext 211 or email at

Welcome New Members

Do business with a Chamber member

To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, click on their weblinks.

Yalla Mediterranean

Kelly Hansen

Cranbrook Group, Inc.
Linda Shoemaker-Haskins

Jet Vacations
Carl Monticelli

Edward Jones
Lawrence Kolka

F & M Bank
Caroline Sjostedt

Better Homes & Gardens-Mason McDuffie Real Restate
Rose Burdigam

Harps Etc.
Jessica Siegel

MyMapbook, LLC
Bernard Catalinotto

Yours Humanly
Sunny Singh

Chamber Installation Luncheon & UXL Awards

Make your reservations now for annual Installation

2015 Installation Luncheon & UXL Awards
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar
Thursday, April 16 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1333 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek
$45.00 ~ Reservations required. 
To make reservationsclick here. Seating is limited.

Please join us for the annual Installation Luncheon of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors BureauOutgoing Chair Scott ButlerVice President, R&D, Quality, and Operations Services, Del Monte Foods, Inc., will review the year of Chamber accomplishments before passing the gavel to incoming Chair Karla Garcia, Director of Marketing, Bay Commercial Bank.

The Installation Luncheon is a tribute to each individual who serves on the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, and the countless volunteers who work so diligently throughout the year. Please join us to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of these outstanding individuals and say "thank you" for a job well done.

The event will include recognizing two individuals with the Chamber  UXL Award This year, awards will be presented for the extraordinary efforts of a Business / Business Person of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Find out the winners and hear what makes these community members so special.  We look forward to seeing you at this very special Chamber event. To make reservationsclick here.

Up Close & Personal


Gain significant exposure with a major community attraction.
Voted "East Bay's Best Outdoor Event"
by Contra Costa Newspapers.

The Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival is the Bay Area's biggest and best kick off event of the  summer!The 34th annual Walnut Creek Chamber  of Commerce & Visitor Bureau Art & Wine Festival on May 30 & May 31 in beautiful Heather Farm Park is the granddaddy of them all, drawing 100,000+ visitors from throughout the region.
Face-to-Face Marketing Opportunities
Promote your products and services while pouring a wine or beer directly to Festival attendees from your own company branded  booth. (Booth / Wine / Beer provided by the Chamber)

Wine / Beer Pouring Booth: Chamber Member Booth Fee $800 / Non Member Booth Fee $1,200. For more details and a registration form {Click Here} To Register online {Click Here}

Commercial Exhibitor Booth: Promote your product or service directly to Festival attendees from your company branded 10 x 10 Commercial Exhibitor Booth Space. Please call Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President for availability at (925) 934-2007. 

Play It Forward

Continuing the momentum of the March 2 EBWC

The tenth anniversary EBWC featured three truly phenomenal speakers who brought the the sold out audience to their feet. Left to right: Debbie Sterling who, while in her twenties, founded the GoldieBlox toy company which inspires girls to be interested in engineering, technology, and math.  Oscar-winner Geena Davis -- who focused her remarks on the work of the institute she founded to gauge how women and girls are portrayed in television and movies. (She was a nationally ranked archer and is also a member of MENSA.) Sejal Hathi, a first-year student at Stanford University's School of Medicine, is pursuing a career at the nexus of medicine, technology, and social innovation. An avid social entrepreneur, Hathi shared inspiring stories and personal experiences pooled from two nonprofit organizations she founded. (Girls Helping Girls at age 15 and the social enterprise girltank at age 19.) Be sure to mark your calendar for next year's EBWC scheduled for Monday, March 7, 2016.

Inspiration and motivation from more brilliant women...
Three inspiring and motivating videos from Elizabeth Gilbert, Barbara Corcoran, and Sara Blakely.
Who doesn’t love Elizabeth Gilbert, the beautiful Author of Eat, Pray, Love?! Click here to watch her engaging speech “Success, failure and the drive to keep creating.” Meet Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate Entrepreneur & Branding Expert: Click here to hear how she built an Empire despite her boyfriend/business partner leaving her and saying “You’ll never succeed without me.” Do you know who Sara Blakely is? Click here to listen to her startup business tips — which worked for her as she turned $5,000 into $1billion as the creator of Spanx!

Meet the Easter Dog

Bring home your BFF this weekend

This Saturday Mercedes-Benz of Walnut Creek
will be hosting a

Dog Adoption Event!
Saturday, March 4 |11am -- 3pm

The following organizations will have adoptable dogs on site.
ARF -- The Animal Rescue Foundation
Contra Costa County Animal Services
Camp Four Paws
East Bay Animal Rescue and Refuge

Lunch will be provided by Kinder's BBQ.
To RSVP and save your place for this event click here.

Everything's Nicer in Nice....and Portofino!

Please join us as we travel to the spectacular Italian and French Riviera from October 20 -- 28, 2015.  This amazing trip combines the very best of the Italian and French Riviera.  Explore the  beautiful  villages of Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, and Genoa...before heading off to Cannes, Nice, and Provence.  The $2,995 per person, double occupancy  includes:  Round trip airfare from SFO,  hotel accommodations for 7 nights, guided tours, daily breakfast, one lunch , three dinners,  and wine tasting. For a trip brochure, Click here.

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