Nov. 30- Dec. 04, 2015

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Make Some Cool Moves

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.

Welcome New Members

Do Business With Chamber Members

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

Nearon Enterprises

Huntington Learning Center
Liz Deiwert

The Woodhouse Day Spa
Jennifer Doerger

Diablo Valley Ca - Defying Expectations
Matt Hohenstreet

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!  

GROWING Your Business

Many business owners equate a 'marketing program' with a 'business expense', and not everyone can afford one. Guerrilla marketing is the usual alternative, but it's not very well understood. If you fall into this category, then this infographic on How To Acquire Customers Without A Marketing Budget should help get you started.  MORE  
Did you know that the U.S. federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and service from small businesses each year? If you're not one of these lucky vendors, you may be missing out on a golden opportunity. The General Services Administration (GSA) is the major procurement arm for federal agencies and they have developed an excellent online guide for anyone interested in Selling To The GovernmentMORE

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EBWC Reservations on sale now

East Bay Women's Conference

Monday, March 7, 2016

Presented by 
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
 in conjunction with John Muir Health


The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is thrilled to announce our 2016 East Bay Women's Conference with keynote speaker Mavis Nicholson Leno, Chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls and special guest Leslie Blodgett, Beauty Industry Magnate & Creator of bareMinerals.

ABC 7 News Anchor Dan Ashley will emcee this distinctive conference that blends premier keynote and featured speaker presentations, breakout sessions focused on contemporary issues, exhibitor booths, a fully stocked bookstore, author signings, and a few surprises. The $195.00 ticket price includes continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, and afternoon reception. Don't be disappointed, the East Bay Women's Conference has sold out each year since inception.

To ensure your seat, register now. Click Here  
or call the Chamber office 
(925) 934-2007 for assistance. 

To reserve a space in the EBWC Exhibit Hall, Click Here
Click Here  for  Exhibitor brochure.

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}  

Five Nominated to Serve on Chamber Board

Karla Garcia, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Board Chair, is pleased to announce that five Chamber members have been nominated to serve three-year terms on the Chamber Board of Directors beginning April 1, 2016 through March 2017.
The nominees are:
Eugene McGrane, Cushman & Wakefield of California
Ron Hermanson, Cruise Holidays
Diana Morello, Morello Accounting Group
Jim Fidelibus, Photography by James Fidelibus
James Brian Studios
Nancy Olson, John Muir Health
“I am very pleased with this strong list of nominees”, said Garcia, “each of whom is a talented business leader and each brings a unique array of skills and talents to the Board.”
Additional names of nominees may be submitted by Chamber members-at-large to the President/CEO of the Chamber by December 10, 2015. Submissions must be in writing and must include the signatures of 10 Walnut Creek Chamber members-in-good-standing. If additional names are submitted and verified all Chamber members will be asked to vote on the five to be selected. If no additional names are submitted, the proposed nominees will be ratified by the current Board of Directors.

Baby It's Cold Outside

Coat drive drop off at Walnut Creek on Ice

One Warm Coat Drive
When: Beginning Friday, November 27 at 11 am
Where: Barrels are provided inside the Walnut Creek on Ice venue

Walnut Creek on Ice will partner for its second year with One Warm Coat, St. Vincent de Paul & KTVU to collect coats for the needy. Drop off gently used, clean coats into the One Warm Coat barrels inside the ice rink.  The coats from this drive will benefit St. Vincent de Paul’s organization.

Hostess With the Mostest

Left to right: Mike Kirwan, Mike Kirwan Photography; Marsha Gerg, Summit Bank; Chantal Rees, Orr and Associates Insurance Services; Ron Hermanson, Cruise Holidays

Chamber Ambassadors welcomed an overflowing crowd of merry-makers at the Chamber Holiday BASH hosted by Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar. Thank you to all the Ambassadors and Scott's staff who worked so hard to create such a fun evening. A great time was had by all!

Put the Spotlight On Your Business...Host a Chamber B.A.S.H
For complete hosting details & request form, please click here.


Full of Energy

December Community Choice Energy Workshops

Contra Costa County invites you to attend a free educational workshop to learn about Community Choice Energy (CCE) in the Bay Area and its potential in Contra Costa County. CCE is a hybrid approach between private investor-owned utilities and public municipal utilities. CCE enables local agencies to procure electricity on behalf of their public facilities, residents, and businesses and can help increase the use of renewable energy. Come learn from CCE experts about how the program works, its potential for local economic and environmental benefits, and the various program options the County is exploring. Choose one of three dates/ locations. All meeting times are 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Please RSVP early as space will fill up

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