August 24 - August 28 2015

Presentation is Everything

If your copy of the newsletter looks disjointed


Welcome New Members

Do business with Chamber members

Community Bank of the Bay
Colleen Benatar

BoomerangCast, LLC
Arjun Rai

Brian Jones

Newmarket, an Amadeus Company
Steve Reiser

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team
Barry Behr

Homewatch CareGivers of Walnut Creek
Allan Chu

Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings

The Chamber Ambassadors invite you to join them as they help celebrate the grand opening of a new member business with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Thursday, September 10 Ribbon Cutting at 5:30p.m.
Congruent Chiropractic
1280 Civic Drive, Suite 111, Walnut Creek
Trevor Minton, D.C. | Owner / Chiropractor

Ozapft is!

Saturday, October 17
10am to 5pm
Locust Street between Cypress & Civic...& Bonanza

Click here

They Say It's Your Birthday

Chamber member receives an amazing gift!

Lindsay Wildlife Experience staffers could be excused for having the kind of daydreams lottery winners indulge in: The 60-year-old wildlife-rehabilitation center has received a $2.6 million gift from the late Stephen S. Ball, its largest-ever single donation

What an incredible 60th birthday gift!  Click her for the full story. Walnut Creek wildlife center gets $2.6 million gift 

Map Time

Chamber Member Advertising Opportunity

The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is once again working with Target Marketing to produce the official street map of Walnut Creek.  Recently, Target Marketing notified our members with details of this annual opportunity. (Click here) Street maps are distributed year-round to visitors and residents, and made available at the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Walnut Creek City Hall, hotels, and area businesses. Additionally, maps are distributed at Chamber and community events. If you would like a supply of this year’s maps, please stop by the Chamber office, or send us an email

We'd Like You to Like Us

Go on...take a peak


As Serious as a Heart Attack

Chamber assists members with possible solution

The high cost of health insurance is one of the top concerns of a small business and the greatest threat to their profitability.

In an effort to assist our chamber members with their group health benefits, the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a solution to help chamber members with controlling the cost and coverage of their health plan(s). The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau has partnered with BEN-E-LECT to provide a proven program that is designed to help Chamber members tackle the skyrocketing cost of health care and improve access to quality care for their employees.

You Are Invited to a Special Member Webinar
Please join us for a special webinar on how your company may benefit from this health benefits program. Webinar offered the following dates and times:
Thursday, Sept 3rd  9am – 9:30am
Thursday, Sept 10th  9am – 9:30am
Tuesday, Sept 15th  9am – 9:30am
Tuesday, Sept 22nd
  9am – 9:30am

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for a date and time that works best for you.


Click here for complete article & details

60 Ways to Grow Your List

FREE* workshop will show you how.

60 Ways To Grow Your List
Wednesday, September 2 | Noon - 1:30pm
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce

Having an interested and qualified list of contacts, that you can stay top of mind with, is vital to every business. Continuing to grow that list is just as important. In this workshop we will show you 60 easy ways to grow your contact list today!
To register for this workshop, click here.
"60 Ways to Grow Your List" is the first in a four-part series. FREE* to all members of the  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors BureauNon-member fee: $45/session or $100 for the four seminar series.
Space is limited. Registration is Required.

Click here for details of the Sept. 2 seminar

Leaders Only

Leadership Contra Cotasm
 Apply Now for the East Bay’s Premier Leadership Program 

Program Interviews in Progress…Space is Limited
Program kick-off is scheduled for late September 
Leadership Contra Costasm, the Bay Area's premier countywide leadership program is accepting applications for enrollment in the 2015-2016 session. The alumni roster of more than 600 includes; Walnut Creek City Council members, Former Walnut Creek Mayor Cindy Silva, former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach, former Walnut Creek Mayor Kathy Hicks, former Concord Mayor Lou Rosas, Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder, and Ret. Superior Court Judge Harlan Grossman just to name a few.

Click here for more program information

Work Place. Life Space.

WC Chamber summer Shadelands update

Shadelands is ideally located to become the Bay Area’s home to the next generation of thought leaders in medicine, education, science, manufacturing, education, arts, technology, music, community service and more. Its lively eco-system brings together athletes, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, medical practitioners and their patients, students, gardeners, businesses and their clients, community service organizations and even craft beer aficionados.

Click here, for what's been happening in the Shadelands over the summer.

Click here, for "Walnut Creek Innovation at Shadelands" video.



When The Moon Hits Your Eye

Skipolini's hosts Chamber Business Networking Event

Chamber Business And Social Hour
Skipolini's Pizza
1535 Giammona Drive, Walnut Creek
Thursday, September 24  | 5:30 - 7:00 pm 

Walnut Creek Chamber member Skipolini's Pizza will host the September 24 Business and Social Hour. Our hosts plan for a fun evening that will include their delicious pizza, beer, 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  

Spotlight On Your Business

Put the Spotlight On Your Business...

Host a Chamber B.A.S.H

(This is a Member Only Opportunity)

Have you been waiting to host a Chamber B.A.S.H.? 
(Business and Social Hour) Nows your chance to let us know! The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is now accepting requests to fill our 2016 calendar. Hosting is a great way to showcase your business to Chamber members, non-members, government officials, educators and local businesses. If you would like to co-host a BASH with another Chamber member, please make the arrangements and send back one form that includes each hosts contact information. We will contact the 2016 hosts when the calendar is set and maintain a waiting list for those we were unable to accommodate.

For complete hosting details and a request form, please click here.
Weekly e-Blast News - August 24 - August 28 2015