Feb. 01 - Feb.05, 2016

Presentation Is Everything

If your copy of the newsletter looks disjointed

Welcome New Members

Do Business With a Chamber Member

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

Pure Barre Walnut Creek
Melissa Momboisse

Canvas and Cabernet, LLC
Julee Herrmann

Pacific Funding Group
Tim Roberts

Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Charlotte Keezer

Cruise Adventures Unlimited
Colleen O'Connell

Hillendale Home Care
Bridget Waller

Rina accountancy corporation
Pamela Raumer

Teresa Zocchi Real Estate Team
Teresa Zocchi

NESC Staffing Corp.
Chris Logan

Hinds Realty Group
Marcus Hinds

Y2Y Youth to Young Adult
Sharon Soto-Aguilar


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


State of the City

WCCCVB  Board Chair Linda Rimac Colberg , Colberg & Company, and Mayor Loella Haskew  addressed a group of more than 200 community, business, and civic leaders at the annual State of the City luncheon that took place on January 26 at the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel. The presentations highlighted the many accomplishments achieved this year by working together as organizations and as a collective community. The State of the City Luncheon is presented each year by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek. This year’s event was generously supported by East Bay Municipal Utility DistrictF&M Bank and Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel.2016 State of the City Video, Click Here

It's In the Bag

Member Exclusive Marketing Opportunity

Would you like to put your company brand in front of 600+ of the most influential women in the Bay Area? If so, consider participating in the EBWC tote marketing offer. The East Bay Women’s Conference is set for Monday, March 7 at the San Ramon Marriott. As in past years, we expect a sold out audience of leaders and decision-makers from all over the Bay Area. Part of the fun each year is the conference tote. The totes are a fun takeaway for participants and also serve as a convenient way for attendees to carry their conference programs and other information they collect during the day, at break-out sessions, and from exhibitors. We are offering ten Walnut Creek Chamber members the opportunity to participate. The fee, exclusive of your costs for producing and delivering the item – is $250. If you are interested in participating, please contact Shawn Filardi at the Walnut Creek Chamber for more information. You may contact her either by email ( sfilardi@walnut-creek.com ) or by phone at (925) 934-2007. The deadline for this opportunity if Friday, February 12.
To reserve a space in the EBWC Exhibit Hall
 Click Here OR Click Here for a brochure.

Going, Going, Gone

EBWC expected to sell out soon

Don't be disappointed.
East Bay Women's Conference has sold out each year since inception, and seats for March 7 are about to disappear.

Monday, March 7 at the San Ramon Marriott
$195.00/person includes continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, and afternoon reception. 
Make your reservations now Click Here 
or call the Chamber office (925-934-2007) for assistance. 
Because soon...all the seats will be gone.

For More EBWC Details, Click Here


Your Opportunity to

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.

Your Opportunity to "Pay it Forward"
 We are looking for business reps to conduct mock interviews at this event. If you are interested, please contact Nicky Henzie at (925) 934-2007

The Chamber’s Education Committee created a program for high school students to help them develop better skills for college and career readiness. 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,

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Happy Hour With a Purpose

Chamber Networking BASH

Chamber Business And Social Hour
Thursday, February 25 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
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Our February BASH will be hosted by College Nannies & Tutors at their Walnut Creek location, 1557 Palos Verdes Mall #B, Walnut Creek. The event will be held on Thursday, February 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.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
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