July 18 - July 22, 2016

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Welcome New Members

Do Business With a Chamber Member

To learn more about these member businesses, visit there website.

JetSuite
Maria Dempsey
Website
maria.dempsey@jetsuite.com

SoulCycle Inc.
Kaleigh Shafer
Website
kaleigh.shafer@soul-cycle.com

Photos for Every Occasion
Lara George
Website
lara.george@yahoo.com

Las Trampas School, Inc.
Victoria Gallagher
Website
vgallagher@lastrampas.org

PEONY GARDEN
Zhong Cao
Website
peonygarden.ca@gmail.com

Impulse Room
Peter Baron
Website
peterbaron@impulseroom.com

What's Happening?

Community Calendar of Events

Halstrom Academy's Sip 'n' See
06/14/2016

Mt Diablo Recycling Summer Camp
06/15/2016

Silent Auction Fundraiser
06/15/2016

Meet Me At Deliciouz
06/16/2016

Sculpture Show Opening Night Sunset Social
06/17/2016

Movies Under the Stars - Surfs Up
06/17/2016

LinkedIn Workshop
06/18/2016

Meet Me At Wish
06/22/2016

Teacher Hiring Event
06/25/2016

Live! from the Library: Commemorating Shakespeare
06/29/2016

Summer Sounds
06/30/2016

Walnut Creek First Wednesday
07/06/2016

Summer Sounds
07/07/2016

Be the Next Great Leader--Information Session
07/07/2016

Halstrom Academy's Sip 'n' See
07/12/2016

Work Free Wednesday/Hump Day Happy Hour
07/13/2016

Mt. Diablo Business Women-Sales Skills Repair
07/14/2016

Mt Diablo Business Women July 14 Meeting
07/14/2016

Art and Swing Sunset Social
07/15/2016

70th Anniversary Celebration for Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
07/16/2016

10th Annual Chevron Family Theatre Festival
07/16/2016

National Park Service Centennial
07/18/2016

Free Senior Financial Fraud Seminar
07/18/2016

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Seminar
07/21/2016

ARF's Pet First Aid Workshop
07/21/2016

Summer Sounds
07/21/2016

ARF's Dogs and Diapers Workshop
07/21/2016

Relay for Life
07/23/2016

Charity Poker Tournament
07/23/2016

Dementia: Understanding Behaviors & Finding Solutions
07/27/2016

Summer Sounds
07/28/2016

Mega Networking Mixer
07/28/2016

Movies Under the Stars - Inside Out
07/29/2016

Walnut Creek First Wednesday
08/03/2016

The Broadway Plaza Summer Concert Series
08/04/2016

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

August 16 Beer at the Bruns

California Shakespeare Theater invites you to join us for a free Happy Hour in the Upper Picnic Grove at the beautiful Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda. Enjoy the natural surroundings and meet up with local community members, business owners, and changemakers. Space is limited; RSVPs required. To register, click here.


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The Early Bird Gets the...Discount

Final two weeks to get in on the discount pricing


 BUSINESS TRADEFAIRE 2016
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION*

Early Bird Exhibitor Fees: 
$245 
Walnut Creek Chamber Members

$445 Non-Members
 

On Thursday, September 29, 2016 businesses and organizations of all types will fill the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel for this popular event that exhibitors anticipate all year. Business Tradefaire is the face-to-face marketing opportunity that is a proven winner for small business operations, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs.

From visibility to credibility, exhibiting has hundreds of benefits for your business. Establishing a presence, whether big or small, for your company at the Chamber Business TradeFaire gives you a powerful platform for meeting new customers, reaching out to your existing clientèle, and building a more established and reliable brand.

{Click here} for Online Registration  ~*~ {Click here} for an Exhibitor Packet

*Early Bird pricing applicable to registrations received by end of day Friday, July 29, 2016.
Booth fees after July 29:
WC Chamber Members - $295  |  Non-members - $495

Lead or Follow?

 
Leadership Contra Costasm

Accepting Applications



 
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. 

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


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Members in the News

Congratulations to member Canvas and Cabernet Walnut Creek for being featured in 86 Magazine (page 22)! Find out the inside story behind this popular Walnut Creek recreation stop, and congratulations to member Hillendale Home Care  (page 32)whose president, Bridget Waller, is featured on the cover! 

 Click here for the full story on both these Walnut Creek Chamber member businesses.

 

The More the Merrier

Nine Chamber MEGA MIXER

NINE CHAMBER
MEGA BUSINESS MIXER
Date: July 28, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM -- 7:00 PM

PlacePleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill
 
This is a FREE event. 
To Register, Click Here.
 

The annual MEGA Business Mixer (Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Concord, Martinez, Orinda, Moraga, Danville and Hispanic) will take place on Thursday, July 28, from 5:00—7:00pm at the Pleasant Hill Community Center in Pleasant Hill. Hosted by the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce, the MEGA Mixer typically draws 200-500 attendees from the eight chambers making this a great opportunity to expand networking circles and learn what’s happening in our neighboring cities.  Attendees will enjoy appetizers and sweet treats provided by member businesses of all eight chambers. Kinder's Meats Deli BBQ will represent the Walnut Creek Chamber with a sampling of their delicious offerings. Bring a raffle prize and we will announce your business. 

Point of Contact

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more. 

Contact one of our staff members with specific questions or contact a business specialist to get customized help with your business. The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) includes the following units:Business Development (CalBIS), Permit StreamliningSmall Business AssistanceInnovation and EntrepreneurshipInternational Affairs and Trade Development

Get Business Help. Use our online form to get help with your business needs

Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of your newest neighbor! Join the Walnut Creek Chamber Ambassadors as they welcome Agora at South Main with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their Thursday, August 4 Grand Opening. Poolside live music, tapas, light refreshments...and more.

Grand Opening Celebration
Thursday, August 4 from 5:30 to 8:00pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:45pm
Agora at South Main

1500 Newell Avenue, Walnut Creek
Please RSVP by July 26 to Agora@essex.com

Spacious, beautiful apartments with easy access to the entire Bay area. Agora at South Main Apartments is a contemporary, mixed-use building with 35,000 square feet of shopping and dining at street level and luxurious apartment living above. Our Walnut Creek apartments come complete with a fitness center, large sundeck with a pool and spa, clubhouse with a double-sided fireplace, full kitchen, and more.

Picture Perfect

Top-notch toolkit of Instagram apps

13 Essential Instagram Tools for Social Media Marketing

by Kevin Donnelly8 minute read

​Instagram is more than just a casual pastime: It’s a powerful marketing platform for business owners everywhere. With over half a billion monthly active users, Instagram has opened up huge opportunities for brands to find new customers and get their products seen. Tactics like running Instagram ads and reaching out to influencers are effective, but, without the right tools, it can be tough to get the results that you want.

To help you turbocharge your Instagram account, we’ve put together a top-notch toolkit of Instagram apps that will set your business apart and drive more customers to your online store. Let’s get into it. Click here.

Weekly e-Blast News - July 18 - July 22, 2016