Jan. 11 - Jan.15, 2016

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Outdoor Ice Rink Remains Open Through Jan. 24



Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink 
SEASON EXTENDED 
ONE MORE WEEK
Through January  24
Visit the webstie for all the "cool"details.  iceskatewalnutcreek.com

Welcome New Members

Do Business With a Chamber Member

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

Open Barre Fitness Studio

Andrea Holbert
Website
Andrea@openbarrefitness.com

Berkshire Hathaway HS | Drysdale Properties
Mary Ellen Mancino
Website
maryellen@bhhsdrysdale.com

Pure Barre Walnut Creek
Melissa Momboisse
Website
walnutcreek@purebarre.com

Canvas and Cabernet, LLC
Julee Herrmann
Website
events@canvascabernet.com

Pacific Funding Group
Tim Roberts
Website
troberts@pfgbayarea.com

Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Charlotte Keezer
Website
walnutcreek@arthurmurraylive.com
 

Get Involved in 2016





The City of Walnut Creek is seeking new commissioners to fill vacancies on the Transportation; Planning; and Park, Recreation and Open Space Commissions . In addition, there is an opening for the Walnut Creek Representative to the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control Board.

The application and more information about these vacancies is available on their website . click here.

Customer-Friendly

15 essentials for small business websites

Critical Items Every Small Business Website Needs
Many small business owners need help with their websites. Even a simple website can generate business. You just need to know what’s important. To be sure you’ve got the basics covered for your website, here are 15 essentials for any small business website.  If you have questions on making your small business site more customer-friendly or finding ways to convert your site visitors to paying customers, get free advice from a SCORE mentor today. Get more helpful tips to improve your website from these free online workshops.  September 8, 2015 — Posted By Brian Sutter

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Member Import

Open Barre Fitness Studio
Andrea Holbert
Website
Andrea@openbarrefitness.com
Join Date: 12/02/2015

Berkshire Hathaway HS | Drysdale Properties
Mary Ellen Mancino
Website
maryellen@bhhsdrysdale.com
Join Date: 12/08/2015

Pure Barre Walnut Creek
Melissa Momboisse
Website
walnutcreek@purebarre.com
Join Date: 12/21/2015

Canvas and Cabernet, LLC
Julee Herrmann
Website
events@canvascabernet.com
Join Date: 01/05/2016

Pacific Funding Group
Tim Roberts
Website
troberts@pfgbayarea.com
Join Date: 01/07/2016

Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Charlotte Keezer
Website
walnutcreek@arthurmurraylive.com
Join Date: 01/11/2016

State of the City

State of the City Luncheon 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N. Main Street
Tickets:$45*/person(If purchased by January 19*;$55 thereafter.)
To make reservationsclick here


You are invited to the State of the City Luncheon presented by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau in partnership with the City of Walnut Creekwith support from Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel.

Mayor of Walnut Creek Loella Haskewand Linda Rimac Colberg, Chair of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau will review the current status of Walnut Creek and discuss plans for the coming year. This annual luncheon offers a unique networking opportunity and is always a sell-out. Reservations are requiredTickets: $45.00 / person if purchased by January 19; $55.00/person thereafter. Space is limited. Reservations Required. 

Just Released

Assemblywoman Baker Weighs In on State Budget

Assemblywoman Baker Issues Statement On Governor Brown’s 2016-17 Budget | 01/07/2016 -- San Ramon, CA—Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) issued the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 Budget: I commend Governor Brown for relying on more conservative...Read More

CHAMBER MEMBERS: Save the date of Tuesday, February 9, 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. for our next Civic Affairs Committee meeting because you won't want to miss the opportunity to hear from Assemblywoman Catharine Baker on the newly released state budget as well as local issues. There will also be a Q&A session with the Assemblywoman.   Seating is limited. RSVP required to nhenzie@walnut-creek.com We hope to see you there!

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Secure your EBWC seat today








Seize this opportunity to secure your seat
at the annually sold out East Bay Women’s Conference.
Monday, March 7 at the San Ramon Marriott
$195.00/person includes continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, and afternoon reception. 

Seating is limited, make your reservations now Click Here 
or call the Chamber office (925-934-2007) for assistance. 

For More EBWC Details, Click Here

InstaSuccess

Chamber offers Success Workshop for High School Students

InstaSuccess Workshop
Impress Colleges & Get a Job!
Tuesday, February 23 – Las Lomas High School
6:30-8:30 PM (Event Check-In Begins at 6 PM)

Registration is required.

Questions about your resume?
Know what to wear to an interview?
Unsure of the interview process?

The Chamber’s Education Committee created a program for high school students to help them develop better skills for college and career readiness. This year's InstaSuccess workshop will take place on Tuesday, February 23 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM at Las Lomas High School. 

InstaSuccess will equip high school students with skills to help them be successfully prepared for the college and career world. Students can participate in low-stress mock interviews, the development of resumes, and awareness of how to dress and present themselves to make the most of their first impression! We can’t wait to see you there! This event is FREE, but space is limited.

 Register by Friday, February 19th

 Students Register here

 

It's Mardi Gras Season!

Chamber New Year Networking BASH

Chamber Business And Social Hour
Thursday, January 28 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
F&M Bank, 1990 N. California Blvd, Ste. 100,Walnut Creek
 
Please join us as we ring in the New Year with a Chamber B.A.S.H. hosted by F&M Bank. Our hosts will help us kick off 2016 with a Mardi Gras on Thursday, January 28. In addition to the fun networking, there will be fabulous food from our Chamber member restaurant Sunrise Bistro, wine, beer, and fun entertainment in the spirit of the occasion. 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. See you there!
This event is
FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members. Non-member price is $10.00 (cash only) Please bring your business cards. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE

CORDIALLY INVITED

Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings

Join the Chamber Ambassadors as they celebrate Grand Openings and important milestones with other members. Have fun while meeting your new neighbors and discovering  what exciting services they bring to Walnut Creek.

Friday, January 29 ~ 4:30 - 8:00pm
Ribbon Cutting at 5:30pm

The Woodhouse Day Spas
1636 Cypress Street, Walnut Creek - 270-1854

Owner Jen Doerger invites you to celebrate and experience Walnut Creek's newest luxury spa! Hors d'oevres, Wente Wine and Champagne, and Complimentary Award Winning Mini-Services await. A portion of the evening's shopping and raffle proceeds will be donated to Go Red For Women. of The Woodhouse Day Spas
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