UPCOMING EVENTS

WALNUT CREEK ON ICE

The Sparkle Returns to Civic Park This Holiday Season!

It's official! The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown will bring the sparkle back to Civic Park this holiday season! Get ready to Get You Skate On beginning November 19. The 16th annual Walnut Creek On Ice, in the heart of downtown at Civic Park, is excited to welcome back skaters of all ages and abilities to tie on a pair of ice skates and skate daily through January 30, 2022. Whether you continue a tradition or begin a new one, Walnut Creek On Ice is the perfect destination for holiday fun. Stayed tuned for more cool skating news.

To inquire about sponsoring this popular community event, please contact the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce at (925) 934-2007.

EAST BAY WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
Celebrating 16 Years of Excellence
Five-Part Virtual Speaker Series
 
FINAL POWERHOUSE SPEAKER - TUESDAY, JULY 6
Join the Conversation
 
Celebrate the power and resilience of women with the final powerhouse speaker in our virtual series. Once the Assistant to President Obama and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, American Lawyer Tina Tchen now serves as the CEO of Time's Up, focused on achieving justice for women through legal activism.
 
 
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

 

Chamber Orientation Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 23rd 4pm - 5pm

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.

Register

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, June 10th 5pm - 6pm

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

​Our Back to Business webinar series continues Tuesday, August 10 at 9:00 AM with one of downtown Walnut Creek's preeminent developers whose passion for the city and its future is reflected in his past projects which include Sasa, Tiffany & Co., Va de Vi, and 1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd. home to Rooftop, Slice House, and Teleferic Barcelona. As the California economy reopens what does it mean for retail? Hirahara will weigh in and discuss his plans for The Foundry, a future food hall on Locust Street.
 
Click here to register.

Click here to view past webinars.

No session in July


 

 

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.

 

Our Chamber BASH is back! Are you ready to network face to face? We can't wait to connect with you in person again. Join us at Walnut Creek's new event space, Gather Walnut Creek for happy hour!

Thursday, June 24th -5:30pm - 7:00pm
Gather Walnut Creek
1347 Locust St.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Registration will be required. Limited to 100 people.
Chamber members are free. Guests pay $20 with a business card at the door.


Register here

To host an upcoming BASH please submit a Request Form.

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Contra Costa Health Services COVID-19 vaccine scheduling, click here

City of Walnut Creek COVID-19 Updates, click here

Latest State of California COVID Updates, click here

Official California State Industry Guidance – click here

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WALNUT CREEK ON ICE

BE SEEN AT THE COOLEST PLACE IN THE EAST BAY!

Ten Weeks of the
Coolest Advertising

A limited number of ice rink dasher boards are available.

For complete details, click here.

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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