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.

Maria Dempsey

SoulCycle Inc.
Kaleigh Shafer

Photos for Every Occasion
Lara George

Las Trampas School, Inc.
Victoria Gallagher

Zhong Cao

Impulse Room
Peter Baron

What's Happening?

Community Calendar of Events

Halstrom Academy's Sip 'n' See

Mt Diablo Recycling Summer Camp

Silent Auction Fundraiser

Meet Me At Deliciouz

Sculpture Show Opening Night Sunset Social

Movies Under the Stars - Surfs Up

LinkedIn Workshop

Meet Me At Wish

Teacher Hiring Event

Live! from the Library: Commemorating Shakespeare

Summer Sounds

Walnut Creek First Wednesday

Summer Sounds

Be the Next Great Leader--Information Session

Halstrom Academy's Sip 'n' See

Work Free Wednesday/Hump Day Happy Hour

Mt. Diablo Business Women-Sales Skills Repair

Mt Diablo Business Women July 14 Meeting

Art and Swing Sunset Social

70th Anniversary Celebration for Central Contra Costa Sanitary District

10th Annual Chevron Family Theatre Festival

National Park Service Centennial

Free Senior Financial Fraud Seminar

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Seminar

ARF's Pet First Aid Workshop

Summer Sounds

ARF's Dogs and Diapers Workshop

Relay for Life

Charity Poker Tournament

Dementia: Understanding Behaviors & Finding Solutions

Summer Sounds

Mega Networking Mixer

Movies Under the Stars - Inside Out

Walnut Creek First Wednesday

The Broadway Plaza Summer Concert Series

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


Early Bird Exhibitor Fees: 
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

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