April 6 - April 10, 2015

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Trip Out

Travel to the Italian & French Riviera

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.

Welcome New Members

Do business with a Chamber member

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

Better Homes & Gardens-Mason McDuffie Real Restate

Rose Burdigam

Harps Etc.
Jessica Siegel

MyMapbook, LLC
Bernard Catalinotto

Yours Humanly
Sunny Singh

Halstrom Academy
Sandra Rubin

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. 

Don't Say a Word

Small buniess video marketing

..when it comes to small business video marketing – less really is more.

Tell a Story in Pictures
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video of pictures can be immeasurable.  In this ad for RAM Trucks, an old Paul Harvey recording called “God Made a Farmer” is played in the background while images of tough, hard-working folks out in the fields are shown one after the other.Notice that the video doesn’t talk about RAM trucks, their hauling ability, how much horsepower they have or any other features important to a farmer – it lets the pictures speak for it, saying more about loyalty, devotion and dedication than any truck feature sheet ever could.

Show the Importance of Your Product Without Ever Saying a Word
Some businesses get bogged down in the tech specs and features of their product, without ever showing the kinds of results it can get – but not this video: By helping a fireman save the tiniest little life, it demonstrates how something as simple as a camera can capture heroic and selfless acts every day.  Fireman Save Kittenclick here.


To read Why it Works & How to Do it

Workplace Inspired Networking

April 30 Business and Social Hour

Chamber Business And Social Hour
Thursday, April 30  | 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Laptop Lounge, home of Reliable Receptionist

                                1701 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Chamber member, Laptop Lounge will host the April 30 Business and Social Hour. Our hosts plan for a fun evening that will include delicious hors d' oeuvre, wine, and door prizes. 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. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE  

Mother Earth

MDR’s 3rd Annual Funtastic Family Earth Day

Mt. Diablo Recycling Hosts 3rd Annual Funtastic Family Earth Day Celebration April 25

Earth Day is not just a once a year holiday for Mt. Diablo Recycling (MDR), a division of recycling and resource recovery company Garaventa Enterprises, though it does highlight a reason to celebrate with the Contra Costa County community. MDR’s 3rd Annual Funtastic Family Earth Day Celebration on April 25 offers free family fun!

The Funtastic Family Earth Day Celebration includes a choice between two separate two-hour sessions (10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) taking place, for free, at the MDR facility located at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg, Calif. Each session includes a tour of MDR’s 90,000-square-foot recycling facility where participants will learn about the “Big Blue” and “Big Wall-e” recycling machines, an interactive education lesson about the 5 R’s (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Respect-Recover), recycling games, and a take home pile of compost. Families can also take pictures with the Recycling Guy and with recycling trucks. To reserve a space today, in either session, contact Adriana Medina at 925-771-2721 or at Adriana.Medina@Garaventaent.com. Space is limited to 50 people per session.

“There is no better time than Earth Day to share our passion for recycling and recovery with the entire community,” said Joseph Garaventa, MDR’s Chief Executive Officer.

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