March 7 - March 11, 2016

Presentation Is Everything

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Welcome New Members

Do Business With a Chamber Member

AW Artistry
Alicia Williams

Lutheran Social Servcies of Northern California
Cheryl Nickerson

Jack London Kitchen & Bath
Kevin Kirby

Marilyn Weiss Interior Design
Marilyn Weiss

Tesla Motors
Renee Christensen

Farmers Insurance: Ruth Stroup Agency
Ruth Stroup

MyLife Recovery Centers
Travis Mozeke

Carondelet High School
Jennifer Ortega

Sarah Chance Counseling
Sarah Chance

Rachel Capil Photography
Rachel Capil

Top Shop Auto
Michael McKee

Come Fly With Us!

Beginning Wednesday, April 6 a new daily private 30-seat passenger jet service from Buchanan Field to Burbank will be available. Buchanan Field has positioned themselves to change the economics of flying privately through a program that offers:
· New Embraer 135 30 seat passenger jet combining the best of private jet travel by the seat at commercial fares.
· Top safety credentials that less than 5% of operators in our industry achieved.
· Dedicated company-owned, maintained and operated fleet of light jet aircraft.
· Seasoned pilots average over 8,000 hours and are top rated in the aircraft they fly.
An inaugural event is planned for April 6 from 4pm to 7pm at Buchanan Field to experience their new Embraer 135 Passenger Jets.

What's happening at Shadelands

Shadelands continues its transformation into an innovative Walnut Creek community. Read on to find out the latest developments.  READ MORE
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The Power of Possible was overwhelmingly evident at the East Bay Women’s Conference on Monday, March 7, when nearly 600 dynamic professional women, community leaders, and entrepreneurs gathered to participate in a full day of personal and professional enrichment. 
Nearly a year in the making by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau’s East Bay Women’s Conference committee, the group “hit it out of the ballpark” with their eleventh consecutive sold out event. Attendee buzz continues that speaker presentations by Mavis Nicholson Leno, Chair of the Feminist Majority Foundations's Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls; Leslie Blodgett, Beauty Industry Magnate and Creator of bareMinerals; and Ann Mahlum, Founder and former CEO of Back on My Feet made this the “best conference to date” because they were authentic, inspirational, real women of substance – who spoke from their hearts.
Attendees packed interactive breakout sessions conducted by powerhouses in the fields of finance, negotiations, work/life balance, communications, leadership, and sexual health.  In between, the exhibit hall offered plenty of shopping and information on products, services, and local non-profit organizations. John Muir Health and Stanford Children’s Health conducted a free health circuit that provided expert information and education resources, and tools to jump-start personal health and well being. The afternoon concluded with a champagne reception, and the opportunity to speak with hundreds of women with their own stories.
Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s East Bay Women’s Conference scheduled for Monday, March 6, 2017.
Click here, for an EBWC feature story

We Couldn't Do It Without You!

Thank you to our 2016 EBWC Sponsors

And the award goes to . . .

Nominate your favorite business or person for the Chamber's 2016 UXL Awards! This year’s awards will recognize a Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year. If you know someone who should be recognized for their extraordinary efforts as a business or citizen / volunteer, please let us know. For award criteria and a nomination form, Click Here
2015 UXL Award Winners

Citizen of the Year: Eric Rudney, Rudney Associates (left)
Business of the Year: Diablo Publications, Barney Fonzi accepting (right)

To view all past UXL Award Winners, Click Here


Hotel Project Coming to Council

A proposal to build a 160-room Marriott Residence Inn at the current site of the Bank of the West and Dirito Brothers Used Cars (corner of 2050 N California Blvd./2047 N. Main) will be heard by the Planning Commission this Thursday, March 10, and is expected to be considered by the City Council in April. Click here to read the staff report to the Planning Commission.

Happy Hour With a Purpose

Chamber Networking BASH

Chamber Business and Social Hour
Thursday, March 31 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
Hoted by Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar

1333 N. California Blvd. Walnut Creek.

Our March BASH  will be hosted by Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar ,1333 N. California Blvd. Walnut Creek. The event will be held on Thursday, March 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 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

The Pearl of the Adriatic!

Chamber Trip to Croatia – October 2016

Join us on our next adventure, as we travel to CROATIA! The seven night trip departs October 20, 2016. Trip extensions include  Montenegro and Venice. Get all the exciting details at a special travel meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at the Chamber.  
Register to attend an informational meeting conducted by the tour operator on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
March 16 at noon, click here
March 16 at 5:00pm, click here

Click here for Trip Brochure
Weekly e-Blast News - March 7 - March 11, 2016