Oct. 5 - Oct. 09, 2015

Presentation is Everything

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East Side, West Side, All Around the Bay

The Jewel of the East Bay


Now Showing in the
Oakland Airport!

 Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
and Walnut Creek Downtown working together to attract visitors to Walnut Creek

 To Visit the new
Walnut Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau Website www.visitwalnutcreek.org,
 Click here.


We Get by With a Little Help From Our Friends!

Volunteer for Community Service Day October 10

Give Back
 Volunteer for Community Service Day

Join the Chamber and the community on Saturday, October 10 and volunteer for Walnut Creek's annual Community Service Day. Projects are available for all ages, including families and children. Click here to check it out and sign up! 

Welcome New Members

Do Business With Chamber Members

To learn more about these Chamber member businesses, visit there weblinks.

Blue Sky Financial Group
Greg Gorski

Papa John's Pizza
Boris Nikolov

Viamonte at Walnut Creek
Staci Chang

Flywheel Sports
Hayley Broder

Elevents Group LLC
Evangeline Long

Safari Kid
Shalini Raj Singh

Wallick & Volk Mortgage Bank
Mathew Tews

HomeStreet Bank
Margaret Caddel

Pam Farly

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A New Class Begins Their Leadership Journey

Leadership Contra CostaSM kicked off its twenty-ninth year on October 1 with an orientation and alumni reception at Renaissance ClubSport. Karla Garcia, Chamber Chairman of the Board welcomed the new class, while Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President of the Chamber and Coordinator of the program reviewed the logistics and gave class members the opportunity to share why they are participating in the program. Kathleen Odne, Executive Director of the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation and Leadership alum, shared her insights on how to make the most of their year ahead. The reception was an opportunity for the twenty-five participants to meet their classmates and the many Leadership alumni that came out to welcome them. Congratulations to each of these individuals for making a commitment to making a difference in the communities in which they live and work.

Leadership Contra CostaSM is a comprehensive eight-month program designed to identify and prepare potential leaders. To find out more about the program, click here.

Program presented by Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

Ozapft is!

Saturday, October 17
10am to 5pm
Locust Street between Cypress & Civic...& Bonanza
Come celebrate the changing of the seasons at the first Walnut Creek Oktoberfest, Saturday, October 17,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Presented by Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown, this free, day-long, family friendly festival recreates the traditional German fall celebration.
Oktoberfest features include a Biergarten, gourmet food, wine, live entertainment, harvest themed crafts, and Kinder Platz Children area. The Harvest Stage will feature Petty Theft, Revolver, and Mustache Harbor. 
FREE admission.

Parking garages are conveniently located at 1350 Locust Street, 1625 Locust Street, and 1390 Broadway. Public transportation includes BART & the FREE Walnut Creek Trolley.

It's a Matter of Time

FREE* Seminar - Wednesday, October 14

​Social Media Time Savers
Wednesday, October 14 
Noon - 1:30pm 
Bring your lunch to the Chamber office and "lunch" while you learn.
Do you know that 43% of small businesses dedicate six or more hours per week to social media?  While it’s important to engage for social visibility and key connections online, we all want to do more in less time. This session will help you save time and get back to what you love to do – running your business or organization. FREE* to all members of the  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors BureauNon-member fee: $45/session

To register, click here.

For seminar description, click here

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber Ambassadors invite you to join them as they help celebrate the grand openings of  two new member business and welcome them to the neighborhood with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Thursday, October 8
Ribbon Cutting at 5:30p.m.

1867 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek CA 94598

Jeanine Bould, Owner

Thursday, October 8th
4:00pm - 7:00pm

HomeStreet Bank's
Walnut Creek Home Loan Center

1646 N. California Blvd. Suite 500, Walnut Creek
Come celebrate their Grand Opening ...Red Tailed Hawk Demo/Lindsay Wildlife Experience, Door Pizes, Wine & Appetizers

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Monday, October 12 at 5:30pm
Flywheel Sports, 1373 North Main St, Walnut Creek 

We’re excited to FLY with you, Walnut Creek! Our doors will officially open on Friday, October 9th, and we look forward to riding or pulsing with you! Check out our FREE preview class schedule, CLICK HERE-   and book your spot today.  

The Fine Art of Networking

Chamber B.A.S.H. - Thursday, October 29 
Business and Social Hour 5:30 - 7:00pm

Heritage Bank of Commerce
101 Ygnacio Valley Road Ste. 100,  
Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Chamber member Heritage Bank of Commerce will host the October 29 Business and Social Hour. Our hosts plan for a fun evening that will include delicious hor 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.

SCORE One for the Home Team

WC Chamber member & SCORE Consulor mentors winner

SCORE held its gala awards ceremony in Washington DC in late September. Of the ten national awards presented, an East Bay SCORE client mentored by our own Larry Tessler won the Outstanding Franchise of the Year award. Click here to watch the short video.

Larry Tessler offers free SCORE business consulting at the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau office every Monday. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call the Chamber at (925) 934-2007.

SCORE's Larry Tessler, for bio click here
Weekly e-Blast News - Oct. 5 - Oct. 09, 2015