September 14, 2021: California’s Water Crisis – A Conversation with Contra Costa Water District Vice President Ernesto Avila and East Bay Municipal Water District Vice President John Coleman. Hear what our presenters had to say about the hotter and drier weather conditions draining the state’s reservoirs at an alarming rate, California is at a critical juncture with its water supply.
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August 10, 2021: One of downtown Walnut Creek’s preeminent developers, Brian Hirahara, 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.
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June 8, 2021: Welcome Mark Wardlaw, Community Development Director, City of Walnut Creek. This session provided the Walnut Creek business community to meet Mark and exchange ideas on Walnut Creek’s future. To view recorded webinar click here. Topic: Back to Business – Welcome Mark Wardlaw
Start Time : Jun 8, 2021 08:39 AM
May 11, 2021: Perspectives on Homelessness: Successful Strategies and Continued Challenges for Contra Costa County. Iman Novin, Principal, Novin Development; Leslie Gleason, Executive Director, Trinity Center; Jaime Jenett, Community Engagement Specialist, Contra Costa Health Services, andCpl. Gary Silva, Walnut Creek Police Department. Click Here to view recording.
April 13, 2021: Hotels Drive Business to your Business. Audrey Bascio, National Account Director for CVENT and Nicole Hankton, Director of Sales and Marketing, Walnut Creek Visitors Bureau. Click here to view recording.
March 16, 2021: Click here to hear the Lewis T. Broschard III, Fire Chief, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District had to say about the fire season (it’s sooner than you think!); Covid-19 protocols and implications, on-street business openings/closing, and more.
January 12, 2021: “Preparing for Round Two” New COVID Funding Approved for 2021 discussed by Marlow Schindler, Assistant District Director for Lender Relations, Public Information Officer –
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December 22, 2020: Navigating Your Commercial Lease During the Pandemic – Featured guests on our last session: Chamber Board Chair Matthew Guichard, Guichard, Teng, Portillo & Garrett | APC Board Director Edward Del Beccaro , TRI Commercial Real Estate Services | Board Director Eugene McGrane, Cushman & Wakefield of California. Click here to watch the webinar recording.
November 10, 2020: Matthew Record, Ph.D., San Jose State University as the presenter this week where he gave great insights on the presidential results, and who is controlling Congress and how California state Democrats are losing their ground. Matthew also briefly discussed the various propositions and where they stand and finally dove on to where and how the elections went wrong and what is the future with many legal arguments being put forward by the current administration. To view the complete webinar for election insights click here
October 13, 2020: Kathleen Odne, Interim Executive Director of the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundationon gave an in-depth glimpse on both the sides of the coin of how the non-profits are trying to thrive during the pandemic. Click her for the full webinar