June 13 - June 17, 2016

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Take it to the Street

Walnut Creek
 First Wednesdays Street Fest!
Cypress Street (Between Main Street & Locust Street)

July 6th:   Country Carnival
August 3rd:   Summer Jam Fest
Festivities include live entertainment, arts & crafts, shopping, treats & more!
Enjoy FREE parking on Wednesday nights after 5PM!

Participating Garages:
N. Locust Garage - 1625 Locust St. / S. Locust Garage - 1350 Locust St.
N. Broadway Garage - 1390 N. Broadway

Have I Gotta Deal For You!


From Haircuts and Shaves to Spray Tans....Pizza to Pita ....Tuition Reduction to Carpet Cleaning.....

 Click Here to see special offers from our Chamber member businesses.

Welcome New Members

Do Business With a Chamber Member

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


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

Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation - Ygnacio Valley
Michael Bautista

Eric Baba REMAX C.C. Connection, Inc.
Eric Baba

Yoga Treat
Anya Litvinova

Nespresso USA
Scott Soo-Hoo

Walnut Hill Apartments
Eileen Greene

Farm Creek Brewing Company
Randall Janinda

Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center
Gwendoline Long

California Pizza Kitchen
Neil Remolar

Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation
Michael Bautista

Broderick WC Inc
Rolla Abu-Ghaben

Vanessa Sisemore Insurance Agency
Vanessa Sisemore

American Programming Company
Alex Andriyanov

Agora at South Main
Elizabeth Nicholson

Leaders Apply Here

 Leadership Contra Costasm
Accepting Applications
2016 - 2017 Session


Graduation Day
Leadership Contra Costa Class of  2016
​Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Contra Costasm (LCC), the Bay Area's premier countywide leadership program, accepts 25–30 individuals from throughout the county with diverse backgrounds to participate in the program. LCC is geared to people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work. Topics include Health and Aging, The Price of Justice, Business and the Economy, Environment, Education, Technology, Government and Politics, and Housing and Transportation. 

For 29 years Leadership Contra Costa has been helping identify and prepare community leaders. With an alumni roster of more than 600 graduates, including Mayor of Walnut Creek Loella Haskew, former Mayors of Walnut Creek Cindy Silva and Kathy Hicks, former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach, fomer Concord Mayor, Lou Rosas; Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder; and Ret. Superior Court Judge Harlan Grossan, this program has proven to be an asset to the community and society. 

As the Leadership Contra Costa program enters its 30th year, we are now accepting applications. To apply, click here.

To download a printable application {click here

If you are interested in finding out more about the program, please contact Marcie Hochhauser, Senior Vice President of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (925) 934-2007 or send her an email

Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings

The Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors invite you to join them as they help celebrate the Grand Opening events of Broderick and California Pizza Kitchen with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Grand Opening Celebration!

Tuesday, June 21- Ribbon Cutting at 5:30pm

1548 Bonanza St
Walnut Creek CA 94596​

Broderick Walnut Creek is located in the heart of Downtown Walnut Creek, in the space formerly occupied by a historic eatery, Hubcap's Diner. The new location features an over-the-top design and build out, featuring elements of Walnut Creek's history and artwork by Sacramento artist, Shaun Burner. Broderick Walnut Creek is set to be the area's destination location for scratch made comfort food, craft beer and cocktails! We are best known for our over-the-top burgers/sandwiches, dressed fries and gigantic wings. Brunch is served on Saturdays & Sundays.

 ~*~NEW  DATE~*~
Please join the Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors as they welcome California Pizza Kitchen with a ribbon cutting at the Grand Opening of  their new location the morning of Tuesday, June 28.

Tuesday, June 28 – 10:00 - 11:00AM
California Pizza Kitchen
1325 South Main Street, Walnut Creek

We can’t wait to share our reimagined restaurant with you!
Join us as we unveil a fully remodeled, exciting new restaurant design featuring unique renovations, creative décor and our seasonally-inspired, innovative menu—all inspired by our California vibe. Come sample our California cuisine and wines. Learn to "toss" dough, join our rewards program, and enter win some fabulous raffle prizes!
Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors 
Marcia Gerg, Summit Bank; Ron Hermanson, Cruise Holidays; Chantal Rees, Orr and Associates Insurance Services; Brian and Ingrid James, James Consolidated, Inc.; Deanna Pender,Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek; Mitchell Varhula, Farmers Insurance Company; Eileen McEntyre, Mike Kirwan, Mike Kirwan Photography; Tom Schnurr, Sequoia Signs & Graphics; Hali Hausman, Aloha Mind Math; and Ambassador ChairWanda Wallis, RE/MAX Accord. 

Member in the News

ARF Celebrates Their 25th Birthday

The catalyst for ARF came on May 7, 1990 at a televised baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees. In the middle of an inning and amidst cheers from spectators, a stray tortoiseshell cat looking for food took a wrong turn and suddenly found herself on the playing field.

Trapped in the enormous Oakland Coliseum and frightened by the roar of the crowd, the frantic cat dashed around the field, desperately leaping at any means of escape and eluding the players and umpires who tried to capture her. Panicked and unable to find a way out, she slinked towards the infield, exhausted from her ordeal. Tony La Russa, then-manager for the Oakland Athletics, coaxed her gently into the A’s dugout where she would spend the rest of the game in safe confines. TO CONTINUE THIS ARTICLE, CLICK THE "READ MORE" LINK BELOW.

ARF invites you to celebrate their 25th birthday at a special community open house! 

June 25, 2016 at ARF
Noon - 4 pm

Learn more about ARF’s programs, check out their dogs and cats or adopt one for FREEenjoy great activities for kids, behind-the-scenes tours of our beautiful shelter, raffles, prizes, refreshments, special offers, and more! They kindly ask you leave pets at home unless being brought for an adoption meet-and-greet.


Open for Business

How to Attract Customers on Your Opening Day

If you have a brick and mortar operation Opening Day can be a thrill if done correctly. One caveat to the article here... Do a soft opening for a week of more to get the kinks out.

Before you simply open your doors to the public, you may want to strategize. With a plan in place for your opening day, you’ll be able to ensure that you get plenty of customers in the door and generate enough media buzz to keep bringing in business long after. No doubt you’re probably excited (and maybe a little nervous) at the idea of finally opening your business, and a solid opening strategy is your key to making your first day unforgettable. Here are some strategies to help ensure that your opening day is a success. Click Here to continue reading.

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


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