May 16 - April 20, 2016

Presentation Is Everything

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Welcome New Members

Do Business With a Chamber Member

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Ascent Walnut Creek

Renee Shelton

Ashley Johnson

Aurora Organic Spray Tans
Amy Staubitz

Antonio Padilla

PNC Mortgage
Kristie Turoff

Black Bear Diner
Matt Sabha

Apres Soleil Tanning
Jenny Schneider

Ashley Aberi

Sunvalley Mall
Dorian Bordenave

Teleferic Barcelona
Xavi Padrosa

High Class Cleaning Company
Curtis Lindsay

Health Aim Inc.
Purnima R. Sreenivasan

City Lights Promotions
Angie Garcia

Prospect Mortgage
Julie Chroust

Irene Bee-Kain

Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Harry Lucho

Oakmont of Concord
Amy Mourelatos

YP Marketing Solutions
Justin Parnell

Walnut Creek Village
Patsy Barich

iCandy Eye Salon
Shareen Malik

Graduating Class of 2016

Leadership Contra Costa Graduates Twenty-five

Leadership Contra CostaSM ended its twenty-ninth year on a high note on Thursday May 12 with the Leadership Contra Costa Class of 2016–2017 graduation ceremony at Scott's Seafood, Walnut Creek. The graduation ceremony was lead by Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Chair Linda Rimac Colberg. Attendees heard from guest speaker, Jeffrey Weil, who has been selling and leasing commercial real estate for the past 40 years, and heard parting thoughts and notable moments from graduating class participants, Michael Doten, Erika Calabro, and Michael Chandler. Class graduate, Mary Murphy, took a moment, to thank program leader Marcie Hochhauser on behalf of the whole class.

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Something to Celebrate!

The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau celebrated its 90th anniversary at the May 4 Installation Luncheon and UXL Awards ceremony, and there was much to celebrate. Festival Opera gave a wonderful performance, we got to see Mayor Pro Tem Rich Carlston in a birthday hat and incoming Chair, Linda Rimac Colberg,installed herself, as she stepped into the role several months ago. We took the opportunity to recognize some of our longstanding members, John Muir Health (1965)Contra Costa Association of REALTORS (1957), Kaiser Permanente  (1956)Pacific Gas and Electric Company (1954)Broadway Plaza (1952), and Schroder Insurance Services (1932)! Check out the fun photos, by clicking here.

The UXL Award ceremony honored two outstanding women: Kathleen Odne and Angela De La Housaye.

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The Countdown to Summer Starts Now

Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival June 4 & June5

​35th Annual Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival

Kicks-Off Summer With Fun For The Entire Family
  Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  
Sunday, June 5, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m
Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek

Calling all SummerAti! Kickoff summer at the 35th annual Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival set to take place on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. Heather Farm Park will be filled with more than 250 arts and crafts booths, live music, craft brews, wine tasting, dozens of food options, a Kids Zone and more. This year, everything gets kicked up a notch with several new features including Keith Sayers’ high flying freestyle motocross performances all weekend. Guests will also enjoy Premium Collection, a new fine art area coupled with fine wines and a collection of single malt scotches for tasting.  Festival admission is free; souvenir wine and beer glasses and drink tickets can be purchased.  
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Sum´mer · a´ ti | noun (plural) 

:connoisseurs of summer who guide the artistic, social, and gastronomic elements required for serious summer fun.

Example: The Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival is the favorite haunt of the SummerAti.

Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings

The Chamber Ambassadors joined the celebrations and conducted ribbon cuttings at 18|8 Fine Men's Salon in Walnut Creek, and Dr. Haena Kim, Facial, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, and Dr. Christian Kirman, Aesthetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery & Breast Microsurgery.

Please join the Ambassadors as they welcome Aurora Organic Spray Tans, Nerd Crossing , and California Pizza Kitchen with a ribbon cutting during their Grand Opening events!

Saturday, May 21 - 5:30pm
Aurora Organic Spray Tans
1109 Bont Lane,Walnut Creek 

Friday, June 17 – 10:00AM
California Pizza Kitchen

1325 South Main Street, Walnut Creek

Thursday, June 23 at 5:30pm
Nerd Crossing

1475 N Broadway #307, Walnut Creek 

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. 
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Questions? Call the Chamber and ask for Lynn Pauline. (925) 934-2007


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