June 22 - June 26, 2015

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Welcome New Members

Do business with Chamber members

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

College Nannies & Tutors
Tina Benner

Ygnacio Animal Hospital
Harpaul Sandhu

Time Shift Studio,Inc.
Gregory Drakhler

Eon Computers, Inc.
Robert Cullmann

Make Me an Offer

Coupons & Discounts Offered by Chamber Members

Everyone likes a deal...Click here to see what some of our members are offering.

All Chamber members are encouraged to take advantage of this member benefit. Create your offers from your own computer using the simple coupon template. Can't remember your password or need help getting started?   Not to worry, just let us know and we will help you. 

Members can also post all of their happenings, workshops, and other events on our community calendar. The community calendar gets thousands of hits from the Chamber homepage, and is also included in the weekly e-blast newsletter sent to nearly 4000 addresses. This is a member only benefit

For assistance with coupon or calendar posting, please contact Lynden Tripp at ltripp@walnut-creek.com.

What's Happening?

Community Calendar of Events

Members...be sure to post all of your workshops, events, and other happenings to the Chamber Community calendar. They will be viewed from the Chamber  website homepage and here, in the weekly e-blast.

Finance 101: Keeping Your Money Safe

Member Orientation


Stargazing At Larkey Park with the Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Movies Under the Stars

Exploring Mount Diablo at Twilight

BOTANICA: All Things Plant Life In Walnut Creek

Fourth of July Concert in Civic Park

​Relay For Life of Walnut Creek, Bancroft Elementary School
07/11/2015- 07/12/2015

BOTANICA: All Things Plant Life
07/12/2015- 09/06/2015

Chevron Family Theatre Festival


We'd Like You to Like Us


Opportunity to meet with policymakers and civic leaders

The Civic Affairs Committee meets monthly on current affairs that impact the city and state, and weigh-in with their recommendations on important issues with the Chamber Board of Directors. Meeting regularly with civic leaders, the committee receives the most up-to-date information on local current affairs. From growth management to business enhancement, from parking meters to parking structures, the Civic Affairs Committee is engaged. Current hot topics include fiscal neutrality; regional development projects related to Walnut Creek; latest news from Shadelands, including an update on the Orchards; the latest developments in Concord, including an update on the Naval Weapons Station; and water conservation challenges and opportunities for local businesses.

The Civic Affairs Committee is one of many opportunities the Chamber provides its members each year to meet with policymakers and engage civic leaders in meaningful dialog surrounding the issues most important to business.

The Committee is Chaired by Chamber Board Director and former Walnut Creek Mayor Charlie Abrams. He welcomes interested Chamber members to attend. Registration is required. Please contact Nicky Henzie at nhenzie@walnut-creek.com to attend any of the upcoming sessions.

This is a member only benefit.
Another great reason to join the 

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

Click here for dates, times, & speakers

Future Leaders Apply Here

Premier Leadership Program Accepting Applications


Leadership Contra Costasm 
Accepting Applications
 for the 2015 - 2016 Session
The Leadership Contra CostasmProgram accepts 25-30 individuals from diverse backgrounds to participate in the program. Leadership Contra Costasm is geared towards people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work; spaces fill quickly. If you would like to ask questions regarding the program, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau (925) 934-2007
To complete a computer friendly application {click here}
To download a printable application
 {click here
Program presented by
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

Garden Party

June 25 Business Networking

The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
& Visitors Bureau
B.A.S.H. (Business And Social Hour)
Hosted by The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek (Plenty of free parking)
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 5:30-7:00PM
Please join us for a fun evening of business networking on the outdoor patio and inside pavilion at The Gardens at Heather Farm. Our member hosts are planning a summer B.A.S.H"a la Mediterraneo" in their beautiful location from 5:30--7:00pm on Thursday, June 25. They welcome you to grab a glass of wine, listen to live jazz and enjoy a sampling of delicious food from Yalla Mediterranean while expanding your networking circle with new and familiar friends. Don't forget to try The Gardens signature sangria! The  B.AS.H. is a great opportunity to connect with Chamber members, city officials, educators, entrepreneurs and local businesses. FREE to CHAMBER MEMBERS | Non-members pay $10 (cash only please) at door. 
Click here to register for the B.A.S.H.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

While Walnut Creek will not be having a fireworks display for  Independence Day, the city will bring out the spirit of the holiday with a "Fourth of July Concert in the Park". If interested in enjoying the company of your neighbors, a picnic dinner on the grass, and some good music, then head on over to the Civic Park Gazebo at 1375 Civic Drive to enjoy the city's free concert. The Walnut Creek Concert Band will play patriotic tunes from 6:00 -- 7:00PM. Bring a picnic and a blanket, and celebrate our nation's birthday!

After the concert, continue on to College Park High School in Pleasant Hill. The Diablo Valley Pops will perform at 8:00pm followed by fireworks at 9:10pm. Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable 4th of July celebration.

Get Wild!

Lindsay Wildlife - Member in the News

Get up-close to some of the world’s most amazing cats during “Wild Cats at Lindsay Wildlife” this summer! This exciting and unique event brings rare cats to Lindsay three days this summer; July 1, 25 and Aug. 22. “We at Lindsay Wildlife are so excited to host exotic cats and we wanted to share this exciting opportunity with our members first to thank them for all they do for Lindsay,” said Development Director Lizzie Coyle. “Lindsay is committed to providing new wildlife experiences to our community; I hope you will join us!” Other wild cats set to strut their stuff include; a Cheetah, an Ocelot, a Geoffrey’s Cat and a young Black Leopard. This is all part of Lindsay’s “Summer of Cats —Felines: Fierce and Friendly!” 

Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, adjacent to Larkey Park. For more information: Please call 925-935-1978 or visit www.lindsaywildlife.org.

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The Best Things in Life...are Free

Dogs,cats, puppies, and kittens are FREE through June 30!
ARF is kicking off their Summer of Saving Lives!  For the first time ever, for the month of June ARF is offering waived adoption fees for all dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. What better time to find your perfect pet partner?  Adoption Hours at ARF | 2890 Mitchell Drive Walnut Creek.
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