Nov. 16- Nov. 20, 2015

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Welcome New Members

Do business with a Chamber member

To learn more about these Chamber members, visit their websites.

Un Deux Trois, Inc.

Anjelica White

Marygold Delivery Service
Tiffany Kelly

Nearon Enterprises
Huntington Learning Center
Liz Deiwert

The Woodhouse Day Spa
Jennifer Doerger

The Big Reveal

Join Broadway Plaza on November 20 as they start the Reveal to the shopping center's amazing transformation with the opening of new stores and additional parking...just in time for the holiday season! This morning event will feature early morning treats, live entertainment, Macy's re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony and other fun surprises! For more information, 
Click Here

A Space For Me

Take the guesswork out of Holiday parking

Complimentary Valet Parking at Broadway Plaza now through December 31. Customers will be able to access this complimentary service at the valet podium located in the Main Street Parking Garage next to Crate & Barrel. Complimentary Valet is available 7 days a week.  
Hours of Operation  
M - F, 11 am - 9 pm
Saturday,  11 am - 8 pm 
Sunday, 11 am  - 7 pm

Parking Downtown
Meter hours are 10am- 8 pm Monday through Sunday
(Meter rates are $2/hr)
City garages offer free parking for the first hour
City garage rates
S Broadway & N Locust 

(next to Lesher Center)  50 cents/hr
City garage rate at S Locust 
(above Lark Creek Restaurant)  $1/hr
A special $25 per month parking pass for City garages is available at
Get real time parking information by downloading a free smart app powered by ParkMe.

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Holiday Parade of Lights, Open House & Tree Lighting

December 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Music and festivity will fill Broadway Plaza, beginning with a Retailer Open House at 6pm.  At 7pm, find a good spot on Broadway Plaza Street for the Parade of Lights, which will end with a very special appearance by Santa Claus himself, who will light Broadway Plaza’s magical Christmas Tree and make it snow! More details to come!  

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Filling the Bill

Recently, CalChamber tallied and published their findings on how often our legislators voted in accord with the California Chamber of Commerce position on bills relating to business. Senator Steve Glazer (D) 7th District, and Assemblywoman Catherine Baker (R) 16th District, both voted 80% or more with CalChamber. The CalChamber publishes this report in response to numerous requests by member firms and local chambers of commerce that would like a gauge by which to measure the performance of their legislators. Click here to veiw the complete list.


Business volunteers needed for special morning

#WhatWouldYouDo?  The Chamber’s Education Committee will pose this question to a group of middle school students on Wednesday, December 9 from 9:00am to noon. The program, formally known as Ethics Day, is an extremely popular and rewarding experience for participating students and volunteers.
This unique experience offers direct interaction between students, business leaders, educators, and government officials as they ask each other “What Would You Do?” to a series of timely ethical scenarios.  Participants will discuss current issues to consider how to form ethical values, resolve ethical conflicts, and to identify potential long-term effects of various decisions.  It also promotes actively listening to the perspectives of others.

#What Would You Do? is a great volunteer opportunity. To learn more about the program and how you can participate, please contact Chamber Senior Vice President, Marcie Hochhauser at or (925) 934-2007.

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 | 

For a Sponsorship Brochure,
 {Click Here}  

Holiday Season Begins With a B.A.S.H.

Special Chamber Business and Social Hour

Thursday, November 19
 5:30 - 7:30pm

Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar
1333 N. California Blvd.

Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar is the Chamber host location for this year's "Holiday" B.A.S.H. To make this event extra special, we will be joined by members of Crossroads Hospitality and continue the fun through 7:30pm.  This event is FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members & Crossroads Hospitality Members. Pre-Registration is Greatly Appreciated, Click Here. Non-member admission is $10.00 [cash only] and a business card.

Click here for more details

Shop Small

November 28 is Small Business Saturday

Shop Small
November 28 is Small Business Saturday

Last year, 88 million people showed up to Shop Small® on Small Business Saturday®. This year could be even bigger. Get started here to apply for free marketing materials that will help inspire your customers to Shop Small For All on November 28. Make the day eventful, from hosting an in-store event to decorating your shop on the day. Get started by applying below for FREE marketing materials that will help you get the most out of your Small Business Saturday. Get help all in one place, click here.

Support Small Businesses in Walnut Creek


Chamber Ambassador Gets Adopted

Mike Kirwan, Mike Kirwan Photography, is an enthusiastic Ambassador for the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.  Mike shares his time and talents by attending and photographing the new member Ribbon Cutting celebrations and Business and Social Hours. Recently, Mike was photographing at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) for the Shadelands Business Park redevelopment project, and met up with an adorable Cairn terrier/Italian Greyhound mix named “Sparky”.  Sparky ran full steam ahead into Mike's arms,immediately adopting him as her new owner. Sparky now accompanies Mike on many of his assignments, and really gets excited when he picks up his cameras as she knows she is going on an adventure.

From portraits to real estate, and everything in betweenMike Kirwan Photography is passionate about providing the highest quality images that can be captured using state-of-the-art technology.

The Coolest Place in Town

Open Rain or Shine
Holiday Outdoor Ice Ring
Through January 18, 2016
 Get  your groove on with a pair of ice skates at Walnut Creek on Ice in Civic Park. Visit the webstie for all the "cool"detials.
Good Day Sacramento, dropped by for a closeup look at the rink as rink staff tested the ice in final preparations of the Children's Winter Festival. Take a look.
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