UPCOMING EVENTS

Chamber Orientation Meeting

Date: Wednesday,  August 24th
4pm - 5pm

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

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Lunch Hour Power Hour - Virtual Business Speed Networking!

Thursday, September 15th – 12:15pm
 
We welcome business owners and professionals in the East Bay.

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

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 send a message here.

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

 

 

Civic Affairs Forum 

Friday, July 29, 2022

Reflections on the June Election and Perspectives on November

Click here to watch a recording of the event


 

Click Here to View Previous Forum Recordings

 

Catharine Baker

Catharine B. Baker

Catharine Baker is a former California State Assembly member who represented the 16th Assembly District from 2014 through 2018. She is a Commissioner with the California Fair Political Practices Commission, which administers and enforces California’s landmark government ethics laws. Catharine is Special Counsel at Hoge Fenton, where she advises businesses and non-profits and practices election law.

Lisa Tucker

Lisa Tucker

Lisa Tucker is president of the Tucker Group, a consulting firm that provides strategic political and communications consulting services for candidates, initiatives, advocacy groups, and businesses. 

 

 


 

August 2022 BASH - Ethan Allen

Join us to network and connect with Chamber staff, Chamber Ambassadors, Board members and members of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.  We will gather at Ethan Allen in their beautiful showroom near Broadway Plaza.

Thursday, August 25th
5:30pm – 7pm

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Class Photo

 

Click Here to view our Leadership page with more information

 

Leadership Class 2020

Back row, left to right: Kevin Marstall, City of Concord; Justin Ezell, City of Concord; David Sachs, David N. Sachs Photography & Film; Robert Lutz, Tony La Russa’s – ARF; Ryan Pursley, City of Concord; Chip Griffin, City of Walnut Creek; Patience Ofodu, MPA Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa – East Bay Works

Middle row, left to right: Michelle Monaco, Mechanics Bank; Betsy Burkhart, City of Walnut Creek; Rebecca Cushing, The Seven Hills School; Lisa Mendes, Mendes Weed, LLP; Kathryn Reisinger, City of Walnut Creek; Elizabeth Orcutt, Diablo Regional Arts Association; Ruby Horta, County Connection

Front row, left to right: Kara Galindo, City of Martinez; Jenna Elkins, State Assembly District 14; Monisha Merchant, Lotus Advisory Ltd., LLC; Joelle Fockler, City of Concord; Dulce Petagara, Jacklyn Snyder, Marcus and Millichap; Carry Warner, CalFoods Logistics; Marie Suvansin, City of Concord Not pictured: Libby Eppinga, Cancer Support Community

 

Proven Asset to Our Community

 

For 34 years Leadership Contra Costa has been helping identify and prepare community leaders. With an alumni roster of more than 700-800 graduates, including former Mayors of Walnut Creek Loella Haskew, Cindy Silva and Kathy Hicks, former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach, former Concord Mayor, Lou Rosas; Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder; and Ret. Superior Court Judge Harlan Grossman, this program has proven to be an asset to the community and society.

The class members have also included Jay Lifson from the Lafayette Chamber
and Steve Van Dorn from the Pleasanton Chamber. As the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau expands the emphasis on regional collaboration, Leadership Contra Costa provides a unique opportunity for furthering this effort.

Apply for Leadership Contra Costa 2023 today!

 

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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