Nov. 3 - Nov. 7, 2015

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Welcome New Members

Do Business With Chamber Members

To learn more about these member businesses, visit their websites.

Wallick & Volk Mortgage Bank

Mathew Tews
Website
matthew.tews@wvmb.com

HomeStreet Bank
Margaret Caddel
Website
margaret.caddel@homestreet.com

JonesBecker
Pam Farly
Website
pam@jonesbecker.com

Un Deux Trois, Inc.
Anjelica White
Website
walnutcreek@udtfashion.com

Marygold Delivery Service
Tiffany Kelly
Website
info@marygolddelivery.com

Nearon Enterprises
Website
sroberts@nearon.com

Huntington Learning Center
Liz Deiwert
Website
Ldeiwert@hlcwalnutcreek.com

 

Get Sharp

SAT Practice Test for Your Student

Join us for the
New SAT Practice Test

Gain valuable experience taking a full length mock test under realistic conditions to help you better understand this new version of the SAT and accurately measure your performance before the actual exam!
Location: Ygnacio Valley Library
Date: Saturday, November 7th
Time: 10:30am-2:30pm
 
For additional details and registration link , click  here. You can also call the library at 925-938-1481

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Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink Opens November 11

Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink 
11.11.15 – 1.18.16
 Get  ready to get your groove on with a pair of ice skates at Walnut Creek on Ice, brought to you by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown. We’re celebrating our 11th season in Civic Park and you’re invited to join in the fun!

Children’s Winter Festival  Saturday, November 14
11am-1pm 
Free to the first 250 guests
$5 admission after 250
Families are invited to skate, meet Frosty, and be entertained by skating performances, food, beverages, giveaways, & much more! 
iceskatewalnutcreek.com

View the Fun Photo Gallery {Click Here}

The Pleasure of Your Company

East Bay Women's Conference 
 Monday, March 7, 2016


Don't miss this amazing sponsorship opportunity!

The EBWC is the most anticipated and talked about
women's conference in the Bay Area!

 
 Always a sold out event
 Unique, high-caliber demographic
 Vast array of pre-event & event day publicity
 Intimate venue guarantees brand visibility 
 Interact with your target market throughout the day 
 Amazing speakers 
 ABC7 news anchor, Dan Ashley as event emcee! 
 
To learn how you or your organization can become a part of this amazing day-long conference, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President & EBWC Founder, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (925) 934-2007 | mhoch@wlanut-creek.com 

















{Click Here} for a Sponsorship Brochure

FREE - Virtually

Free three-day virtual online conference

EMAIL MARKETING SIMPLIFIED 2015
EASY TO IMPLEMENT TRAINING FOR BUSY ENTREPRENEURS

A free,  three-day virtual online conference that will help you transform your business.  On November 10, 11, and 12, eight hand-selected industry experts will share their BEST strategies for how you can succeed with email marketing. So register now to take advantage of three full days of priceless education...all without leaving your desk. For all the details and FREE Registration, Click Here

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BIG IDEA

Walnut Creek Magazine - Sep-Oct 2015

THE PAST AND FUTURE OF BROADWAY PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER
Walnut Creek’s fortune stems from its gift of geography in the heart of the East Bay. From its earliest days, the city was an essential transportation hub for Contra Costa County. With a pleasing climate and terrain of rolling hills tucked below Mt. Diablo, it was also well-suited for investment.

In 1949, an agent for San Francisco’s MacDonald Products Company chose a parcel of land on Main Street for the site of a commercial venture that transformed the city into a regional shopping mecca. Thirty-acres were acquired, from eight different property owners, before construction began in 1950 on what was originally called Broadway Walnut Creek Shopping Center. JC Penney and Sears were the main attractions, along with Lucky’s and Woolworth’s. On October 11, 1951 Broadway Shopping Center made its debut, complete with 38 stores and 1,500 parking spaces.
 
Screen legend Harpo Marx appeared at the official opening on November 8, attracting thousands of people and creating plenty of fanfare. In 1985, Macerich Northwestern Associates acquired the shopping center and renamed it Broadway Plaza. Sales tax revenue from the outdoor shopping center helped usher in a wide range of community improvements including parks, swimming pools, and a golf course. Over its 63-year history Broadway Plaza has taken many twists and turns; currently it’s getting a $250 million makeover.

Stop by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and pick up a free copy of Walnut Creek Magazine. The pages are packed with local happenings, great places to eat, drink, and shop, people and places in the news, and much more.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Great Scott!

Holiday Networking Event Nov. 19

Chamber Business And Social Hour
Kick Off the Holiday Season
Thursday, November 19
 5:30 - 7:00pm
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar ,
1333 N. California Blvd.

Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar is the Chamber member host and location for this year's "Holiday" B.A.S.H. (Business And Social Hour) Please join us as we kick off the holiday season with a fun and festive evening in their beautiful garden setting. 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. 

PRE- REGISTRATION IS APPRECIATED, CLICK HERE.
 

Inspiration Awaits

5 Influential Business Books
You Need to Read

March 25, 2015 — Posted By Edward Francis

Are you searching for inspiration, solid resources or tips to help you lift your startup from the ground and become a successful entrepreneur? Or, maybe you need some insights to encourage you to build a new business and have a mindset change? Regardless, one thing’s for sure: you need help, and not the kind of help where someone tells you what to do. Whatever the genre, books have always managed to stir our perceptions and modify our way of thinking. Here are five of the most influential books that might change the way you perceive the business environment.
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