Back to Business-Helping To Define The New Norm-Webinar Recordings

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

September 1, 2020: Click here to watch the recording of the Measure X that is to be headed towards the November ballot with proponents and opponents of this topic.

August 11, 2020: Sudden Impact: The Port of Oakland’s impact on the region and its future in the wake of coronavirus presented by Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland. To watch the recording of the webinar, click here.

July 28, 2020: Click here to watch the recording of the presentation BART in Pandemic presented by Robert (Bob) Powers General Manager, BART on how BART is navigating through the pandemic in the face of a dramatic downturn in ridership, what they predict for the future of the system and concerns about safety and risks about riding the trains as commuters return to work.

June 23, 2020: Watch the recording of  Helping to define the “New Norm.” | Topic Let’s Ask a Health Expert: A conversation about Coronavirus with our guests from John Muir Health – Ray Nassief, Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations and Nick Mickas MD, Medical Director of Clinical Operations.

June 16, 2020: Click Here to watch today’s webinar on Helping to define the “New Norm.” | Topic: The Post-Virus Economy: How fast a return to normalcy? by guests: Christopher Thornberg, Founding Partner, Beacon Economics, LLC, Director and Adjucnt Professor, UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development and Ed Del Beccaro, Executive Vice PresidentSan Francisco Bay Area Regional Manager, TRI Commercial Real Estate SErvices Board Director, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Check out the Presentation by Ed Del Beccaro on Walnut Creek Real Estate Trends.

June 9, 2020: Click here to watch the  Commercial Real Estate Shockwave as presnted by Eugene McGrane, Executive Managing Director | Cushman & Wakefield of California | Director, Walnut Creek Chamber | Graduate, Leadership Contra Costa

May 26, 2020: Click here to watch the recording on the updates for Restaurants and Food Service as they begin to re-open for the Phase 2 by Joe Stein, Restaurenter and Owner, Sunrise Bistro and Teri Killgore, Assistant City Manager and Matthew Sutton, Senior Vice- President,California Restaurant Association

May 19, 2020: Click here to watch the recording of Navigating Phase 2 For Businesses: Workforce Reintegration & Financial Wellbeing by DHLA Law  Group

May 12, 2020: Click here to watch the recording of Back to business – Retail in Walnut Creek