UPCOMING EVENTS

EAST BAY WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
Celebrating 16 Years of Excellence
Virtual Speaker Series
"REGISTRATION REIMAGINED"
 
Meet three remarkable women and receive a monthly dose of inspiration.
Tickets are on sale now for the three remaining dates in our speaker series, plus a special bonus session.
For more information and to register, click here.
 
EBWC 2021 is presented by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau in conjunction with John Muir Health & Stanford Children's Health.

 

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Join us at our orientation for new members, existing members and prospective members. This Zoom meeting offers an overview of the Chamber, programs and events, public policy initiatives and activities, sponsorship opportunities, networking, and ways to get involved.

Date: Wednesday,  April 28, 2021 | Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Location: Virtual Zoom Event (Zoom link will be sent to your email 1 day prior)

https://members.walnut-creek.com/events/details/walnut-creek-chamber-of-commerce-visitors-bureau-new-member-orientation-virtual-zoom-meeting-35210

Walnut Creek Chamber 1-1 Speed Networking

Join the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce for our monthly virtual speed networking series which is unlike Zoom.

Date: Thursday, April 08  | Time: 5-6 p.m.

 

Say hello to friends in the business community. Build new business contacts. All members & non-members are welcome at this FREE event.  If this is your first time using Blitzr, please set up a profile (takes five minutes).  Help us spread the word by inviting business owners and professionals you know. Contact Linda Vesneski for help if needed - 925-934-2007 x 105 or lvesneski@walnut-creek.com.

Thanks to The Light Digital for spearheading this official Chamber event.   

Back to Business

Business Owners, please join us!

“Hotels Drive Business to Your Business”

Tuesday, April 13

9:00 – 10:00AM

To register, click here.

Zoom link sent in an email the day before the webinar 

HOTELS DRIVE BUSINESS TO YOUR BUSINESS. Audrey Bascio, National Account Director for CVENT; Todd Craig, General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek; and Nicole Hankton, Director of Sales and Marketing, Walnut Creek Visitors Bureau, will affirm how hotels bring revenue to our city and how we can all work together to attract visitors. We’ll also discuss how our local hotels have remained flexible in these difficult times and they stay motivated for recovery.

To view video recording of past Back To Business webinars, Click here.

 

COVID-19 UPDATES

 

 

Chamber Trip to Sicily

The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is heading to:

Sicily

October 19 - 27, 2021

Palermo. Siracusa. Catania. Taormina

Join us as we discover Sicily through its glorious architecture, ancient ruins, breathtaking villages, and sumptuous cuisine.

Questions? Call Lynn Pauline, (925) 934-2007 x100. Click for Brochure

To hear about the trip from our tour guide Antonio click here.

 

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EBWC REIMAGINED 2021 FIVE-PART SPEAKER SERIES – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau in conjunction with John Muir Health and Stanford Children’s Health Celebrating 16 Years of Excellence EBWC REIMAGINED virtual series.

 

Exciting Speaker Series continues with another All Live Fireside Chat with Dr. Jennifer Ashton, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.O.G., Ob-Gyn, ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent, and author with moderator Jane Willemsen EVP and President, Hospital Operations – Walnut Creek & Concord Campuses and John Muir Behavioral Health 

 

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Ashton with moderator Jane Willemsen | Date: Tuesday, April 6th | Time: Virtual format 11.30 am (welcome and networking) 12 pm to 1.30 pm (EBWC program) 1.30 – 2 pm (followed by attendee networking)

 

To make inquiries about the East Bay Women’s Conference or 2021 Speaker Series Sponsorship, click here.

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Supporting the Business Community during

COVID-19

Months into the COVID-19 pandemic and with ever-changing regulations, our business community needs your support now more than ever. There are many ways you can continue to safely shop and support our local businesses and nonprofits!

Shop local first
Not sure where to start? Our business directory provides searchable list of local businesses.

 

*Shop local or online  *Order takeout or delivery  *Stay Subscribed  *B2B Collaboration  *Tip a little extra  *Buy a gift card  *Donate  *Utilize social media/chamber marketing platforms

 

If you are a Chamber member business, we are happy to help promote you on our website and social media platforms. Send an email with photos and text to tdhana@walnut-creek.com

We’re encouraging all local businesses and community members to share with us how they are supporting our local community with the hashtag #wcchamberca. Tag your posts and we’ll do our best to share on our channels, too!

 

If the COVID-19 crisis has caused challenges for your business that you feel the Chamber can assist with, we’d love to hear from you. Please email sfilardi@walnut-creek.com with your stories of resilience.

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EBWC REIMAGINED 2021 FIVE-PART SPEAKER SERIES – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau in conjunction with John Muir Health and Stanford Children’s Health Celebrating 16 Years of Excellence EBWC REIMAGINED virtual series.

 

Exciting Speaker Series continues with another All Live Fireside Chat with Dr. Jennifer Ashton, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.O.G., Ob-Gyn, ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent, and author with moderator Jane Willemsen EVP and President, Hospital Operations – Walnut Creek & Concord Campuses and John Muir Behavioral Health 

 

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Ashton with moderator Jane Willemsen | Date: Tuesday, April 6th | Time: Virtual format 11.30 am (welcome and networking) 12 pm to 1.30 pm (EBWC program) 1.30 – 2 pm (followed by attendee networking)

 

To make inquiries about the East Bay Women’s Conference or 2021 Speaker Series Sponsorship, click here.

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MEMBER STORIES

Over the past several months, our members have been taking action and developing many creative ideas to face these challenging times, whether by helping the community, feeding our front line heroes, finding innovative ways to pivot their businesses and offices, keeping a positive spirit, and more. You inspire us and keep us motivated.

 

We invite all our members to share their stories of resilience and optimism as we continue this journey…together. Send your story to sfilardi@walnut-creek.com and we will feature them in the Chamber newsletter and Facebook. Pictures / videos that help tell your story are encouraged.
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EBWC REIMAGINED 2021 FIVE-PART SPEAKER SERIES – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau in conjunction with John Muir Health and Stanford Children’s Health Celebrating 16 Years of Excellence EBWC REIMAGINED virtual series.

 

Exciting Speaker Series continues with another All Live Fireside Chat with Dr. Jennifer Ashton, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.O.G., Ob-Gyn, ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent, and author with moderator Jane Willemsen EVP and President, Hospital Operations – Walnut Creek & Concord Campuses and John Muir Behavioral Health 

 

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Ashton with moderator Jane Willemsen | Date: Tuesday, April 6th | Time: Virtual format 11.30 am (welcome and networking) 12 pm to 1.30 pm (EBWC program) 1.30 – 2 pm (followed by attendee networking)

 

To make inquiries about the East Bay Women’s Conference or 2021 Speaker Series Sponsorship, click here.

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ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

YOUR CALL TO ACTION HERE…

FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL
TDHANA@WALNUT-CREEK.COM

Some of the benefits enjoyed by our members

Free directory with listings, links and photos

Monthly virtual social networking opportunities (BASH)

Free online coupon generator

Ribbon cutting ceremony and plaque

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CHAMBER IN ACTION

LINDSAY WILDLIFE

Lindsay Wildlife Experience OPPORTUNITIES AMID THE CHALLENGES: These past few months have been monumentally challenging for everyone as we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the many challenges, Lindsay Wildlife Experience is “here to stay,” says LWE Executive D

PALEOVENTURES

Lemonade From Lemons! At the beginning of 2020 our business was on track to have its most successful year since opening in 2014. Then came the pandemic, and by the second week of March, most of our spring events had been cancelled due to mandated regulations. Since the core of Paleoventures Outdoo

CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY

CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC! Here’s how we keep the music playing throughout the pandemic.   California Symphony is known for doing things differently, and if ever there was a moment to lean into this side of who we are and what we do, it’s now. We continue to create and to innovate in

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY

In the Face of This Crisis Come Action and Growth On Monday, March 16, we received the order to shelter in place. By that night, we had built secure online spaces for all of our support groups and individual counseling sessions. The staff at Cancer Support Community worked hard to create new ways

WHITE PONY EXPRESS

White Pony Express Rises to Meet Challenges of Delivering Food to Those in Need during the Pandemic: In 2013, Dr. Carol Weyland Conner established White Pony Express (WPE), whose mission is to help eliminate hunger and poverty by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need – with love

Walnut Creek Ace Hardware

Walnut Creek ACE Hardware proves that for them, surviving the pandemic has been about staying the course: The nearly instantaneous shut down of businesses triggered by Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses large and small. Having endured nearly six months of changing mandates and regulations, man

THURSDAY VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR BASH – PIZZA & PLAID

Our pizza and plaid themed virtual BASH had guests  – Justin O’Neill with Skipolini’s Pizza and  Rocco with Rocco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria. Each guest briefly discussed abd explained on how their business model has changed that includes pick-up, delivery and working with

Thursday Virtual Yappy Hour – May BASH

  It was a great Yappy Hour which was fun and furry…. from an Owl named Cypress… Yessss….Owl to parrots to dogs and cats!! Thanks to Carlos De La Rosa, Executive Director, Lindsay Wildlife Experience for sharing their journey and the process and effort involved in their resc

THURSDAY VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR BASH – WINE & SCARVES

Week 2 of the Virtual Happy Hour BASH was quite a fiesta with the wine and scarves theme. Thanks to all the guests for their time and making it fun by sharing thir unique ways of spending their time during the SIP. Thanks to our members Shadowbrook Winery and Vinous Reverie Wine Merchant to talk

THURSDAY VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR BASH – PIZZA & PLAID

Our pizza and plaid themed virtual BASH had guests  – Justin O’Neill with Skipolini’s Pizza and  Rocco with Rocco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria. Each guest briefly discussed abd explained on how their business model has changed that includes pick-up, delivery and working with

Virtual Happy Hour with Beer & Hats

Our very first Virtul Happy Hour BASH was fun and successful, featuring Calicraft Brewing Company. We thank all the participants who shared their “Shelter In Place” experiences and how they are making productive use of their time. Also briefly disussed few options of the financial resou

Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa & Trinity Center

Last spring in the height of the pandemic, Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa (LFCC) quietly opened its fifth dining room inside the Trinity Center on the ground floor of St. Paul’s Commons. In March, we helped make it official with a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the long-awaited opening of an LFC

I Lash Suites

We celebrated the Ribbon Cutting for our new Chamber member I Lash Suites on November 12, 2020 They are located on 1434 N Main St Ste C Walnut Creek, down the hallway from Silkroad restaurant. They are licensed/certified lashes artists, clean/sanitary and they do not compromise on natural lashes. Ch

The Coder School

On 6th February, we welcomed The Coder School in Walnut Creek. The team at The Coder School is excited to be bringing Silicon Valley’s #1 kids coding program to the area to help your kids get going! At the Coder School, they want to do more than just teach coding. They want aspiring coders to

Travel Adventures Unlimited

We celebrated with our members at Travel Adventures Unlimited and welcomed them to their new location at 1515 Oakland Blvd, Walnut Creek CA. Go visit them to plan your next vacation!

The Ballet School Performing Arts

We were happy to have been a part of The Ballet School Performing Arts for their ribbon cutting ceremony on August 25th to celebrate their grand opening at Locus St after 42 years of business on Main St. This treasured family “owned and operated” business and staple to the Walnut Creek

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