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October 10, 2023

All Natural Stone to host October Mixer this Wednesday

Joint mixer with the Dublin Chamber

The October Networking Mixer is hosted by All Natural Stone, and this will be a joint mixer with the Pleasanton and Dublin Chambers of Commerce. View PDF of event flyer here.

The perfect finishes in your home create the perfect space for living. They make your home unique and reflect your individual style. Visit one of our four showrooms filled with rare and exotic stone, luxury porcelain, handmade tile and experience our exceptional service and endless inspiration. Find the perfect finish at All Natural Stone. Visit All Natural Stone on Facebook and on Instagram.

Networking mixers are a benefit of chamber membership, and are free for chamber members to attend. 

Wednesday, October 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Legislative Update Session this Wednesday

Facebook event
LinkedIn post

Fast-paced review of legislative priorities

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Legislative Update Session on Wednesday, October 11 at 12:00 p.m.

The Legislative Update Session is a fast-paced review of the economic development-related legislative priorities from our representatives from the federal, state, county, and city levels of government. This will be followed by a panel discussion on specific issues of importance to the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and our members. This meeting is open to everyone in the community, including Chamber members and the general public.

The following elected officials or a representative from their office will be presenting Legislative Updates:

  • Congressman Eric Swalwell
  • State Senator Steve Glazer
  • State Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
  • County Supervisor David Haubert
  • County Supervisor Nate Miley
  • Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown

The Legislative Update Session will be moderated by Tracey Lewis Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, and held in a hybrid format, in-person at the Chamber or virtually via Zoom. ​Register in advance for the Zoom link here.

Wednesday, October 11 at 12:00 p.m.

Leadership Pleasanton Fundraiser this Sunday

Benefitting Leadership Pleasanton program

You're invited to a Leadership Pleasanton Alumni Spaghetti Dinner, A Fundraiser Benefitting the Leadership Pleasanton Program at Sunshine Saloon on Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and include a spaghetti dinner with salad, bread, and one drink. All attendees must register by October 6. View PDF of event flyer.

If you are unable to attend on Sunday, but would like to support the program, you can make a voluntary contribution here.

Mingle with fellow Leadership alumni and re-connect with your old classmates while supporting the Leadership Pleasanton program. Please note - Sunshine Saloon is a 21+ establishment.

Sunday, October 15 at 5:00 p.m.

Leadership Pleasanton was created by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce in 1988, and has produced more than 800 graduates in its 30-plus years. We invite you to view the sponsorship opportunities for the Leadership Pleasanton program here.

Thank you for an amazing golf tournament

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Photos by Ron Essex Photography

We appreciate your support

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of our sponsors, golfers, contributors and volunteers for a wonderful day at our annual Golf Outing.

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of our sponsors, golfers, contributors and volunteers for a wonderful day at our annual Golf Outing. We returned to Callippe Preserve Golf Course for our biggest fundraising event of the year, and we were thrilled to have 140 golfers and countless sponsors participate in a fun-filled afternoon. The day was successful for the Chamber, and we realize that this is due to the many participants and contributors, such as you. On top of 18 holes of scramble golf, golfers had great sandwiches from Jersey Mike's Subs for lunch, on-course tacos from Rancho Grande, bloody marys, mai tais, John Dalys and bundt cakes just to name a few followed by dinner and raffle prizes. Contests for putting, long drive, and closest to the pin were part of the day as well. We hope you had a good time and enjoyed the day, and we hope to see you all at our golf tournament next year.

Congratulations to the winning foursomes

Fremont Bank

Corporate VIP Challenge

CP Caspersen Construction


Big O Tires of Pleasanton


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Photos by Ron Essex Photography

E-Business Connection

Electronic newsletter for October

In case you missed it last week, our October E-Business Connection newsletter is here. This is our electronic newsletter, featuring a word from our CEO, checking in with our chair, a glimpse into the PYPs, spotlights on members, featured member events, listing of new members, ribbon cuttings and more. 

Check it out below and on our website here.

The following members were featured in this issue. Take a second to check them out.

October E-Business Connection

Member spotlights

Agape Villages

Garage Kings

Beautycounter Nancy Morehead

Alexander Chiropractic


Circle of Influence - Elite Business partners of the Chamber

SafeAmerica Credit Union

1st United Credit Union

Ribbon Cutting ceremonies
You're invited to join us

Ribbon cuttings increase the visibility of a grand opening, new location, ground breaking or special anniversary. The chamber brings the giant scissors and the red ribbon, invites our ambassadors and publicizes the event in various publications. To schedule a ribbon cutting, email Dawn. Take a look at our recent ribbon cutting ceremonies here.

You're invited to join the Pleasanton Chamber and our Ambassador Committee at the following ribbon cutting ceremonies.

Stratford School Expansion

Pleasanton Valley Dental Grand Opening

The Pleasant Chiropractor Grand Re-Opening

PG&E Program for Energy Efficient Upgrades

You're invited to join us

California Bill AB2208, signed into law in September 2022, bans the sale and distribution of fluorescent bulbs in California starting from January 1, 2024. The bill specifically targets screw or *bayonet base type compact fluorescent lamps, with a phase-out of pin-base type compact fluorescent lamps starting from January 1, 2025. The move is applauded by climate, clean air, worker safety, and public and environmental health advocates as it protects Californians and the planet from the dangers of mercury in these lamps.

"My goal is to help inform local businesses about a PG&E program that helps businesses upgrade to new LED lights for $0 out of pocket," said PG&E Trade Pro and Energy Efficiency Advisor Erik Wheelock. If you are interested in this program, contact Erik at 925.243.5637 or erik@everwattlights.com.

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Featured Member and Community Events

Oktoberfest at SideTrack

10/13 and 10/14

Gracie Custom Creations at ArtWalk 10/14

Set to Thrive Fore The Kids Golf Tournament 10/16

CityServe of the Tri-Valley - An Evening Under the Stars 10/19

Las Positas College Challenge For Veterans 10/21

Boots and Spurs Country Music Festival - Country Fest to Cure ALS 10/21-22

Pleasanton Halloween Spirit Run 10/22

Connect to a Cause - Xtreme Music Bingo at BottleTaps 10/24

Spectrum's Savor the Season: Virtual Cooking & Wine Affair 10/29

Featured Members

Agape Villages:

Securing a brighter future for children and youth

Agape, a licensed foster family agency, provides quality foster homes for children who are between the ages of newborn to 21 years. All donations in October to Agape Villages Foster Family Agency via credit card are being matched by Community Health and Education Foundation (CHEF). Together we make a bigger impact! Contact Janet Kleyn for more info at 925-866-3020or donate online here.

Shelley Goldblum

Boisset Collection Discount on Custom Label Wines

Shelley Goldblum is offering a discount of 10-20% on Custom Label Wines for the month of October. She also has a large selection of gorgeous gift ready gifts for corporate client and personal gifting needs. Learn more online here.

Kottinger Barn Plaza to Host Trick or Treaters

Calling all local businesses - Kottinger Barn Plaza is inviting you to set-up a festive Halloween-themed booth for free in their plaza on Halloween. Contact Bruce at (925) 989-6983 for details.

Member Workshops and Seminars

D-Kode Dine & Learn: Social Media for Small Businesses

Join us for an empowering and informative Social Media Workshop, tailored exclusively for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Hosted by Daniel Kodam and Jennifer Warren of D-Kode Technology, at Gianni’s Italian Bistro in San Ramon, this workshop is designed to help you harness the power of social media to grow your business and enjoy an authentic Italian 3-course meal with the option of hand-selected wine.

As proud members of the Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, we are deeply committed to supporting the growth of local businesses. All Chamber members receive $15 OFF!*

Tuesday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m

Series of Medicare Meetings

You're invited! Join Kathleen O'Leary and Julie Brajenovich for any of these three Medicare Meetings taking place at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Kathleen and Julie have years of experience helping clients select their Medicare coverage. Join them for refreshments and learn about your options. To RSVP, call Julie at (408) 647-7873 or scan the QR code.

Thursday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Pleasanton Young Professionals

Learn, Grow, Empower

The premier networking group for emerging and established young professionals, the Pleasanton Young Professionals is a committee of the Pleasanton Chamber that strives to help other young professionals to learn, empower, and grow from their mastermind lunches, volunteering and fundraising opportunities, and monthly networking mixers. View their upcoming events here.

The Pleasanton Chamber and the Pleasanton Young Professionals (PYPs) are proud to recognize the next generation of business leaders and advocates who are making strides in their industries and the business community in the Tri-Valley area. Honorees will be announced and recognized during the State of the Chamber event in early 2024. Learn more here.

Pleasanton Young Professionals

Pleasanton 2025 Forum Meeting

Quality of life by design, Pleasanton 2025

The Pleasanton Chamber hosts a bi-monthly meeting: Pleasanton 2025 Forum, bringing stakeholders together to focus community resources, time and talent to achieve greater understanding of issues, obstacles and opportunities related to Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision.

Meetings are held in a hybrid format and open to everyone in the community. In-person at the Chamber, 777 Peters Avenue, Pleasanton or virtually via Zoom. Register in advance for the Zoom link

Up Next

Wednesday, November 8 at 12:00 p.m.

Guest Speakers and Topic TBD

Pleasanton 2025 Forum Meetings

Member Benefits Guide

Printed piece available at our office and online

The Pleasanton Chamber is pleased to introduce our Member Benefits Guide, a detailed marketing piece that outlines who we are, what we do, your benefits of membership and how we can elevate your presence together through programs, committees and different membership levels.

Member Benefits Guide
Marketing Opportunities

Compiling ads for November and December

We are pleased to offer advertising options for our members ranging from a one-time print ad to having a regular presence in all of our publications to a banner ad on our online directory. Give consumers the knowledge of what your business is known for. Take a look at our 2023 Marketing Opportunities.

By the numbers

  • Our Business Connection print newsletter has a reach of 10,000 residences and businesses and a readership of 25,000.
  • Our website pleasanton.org averages more than 29,000 views per month, including 5,200 views on average for the Business Directory and 4,100 views for the Events Calendar. 
  • Our E-Business Connection newsletter has a reach of more than 1,100 in the business community.

Email Susie if you're interested in learning more.

Marketing opportunities

411 on Member Benefits

Open to everyone, at the chamber

On the Monday before the second Wednesday mixer each month, the Pleasanton Chamber hosts a 411 on Member Benefits. This meeting is open to prospective, new and long-time Chamber members.

  • Learn what it means to be a part of the Chamber
  • About the opportunities available to you and your business
  • How to take advantage of the benefits of Chamber membership

Our next 411 on Member Benefits is set for Monday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m. at the Chamber.

*Note -the 411 on Member Benefits is not taking place in October due to holiday. The 411 on Member Benefits is presented by Membership Director Dawn Wilson. If you'd like to attend, please register in advance here. Email Dawn with any questions.

Monday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m.
Save the Dates
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events

Fall Tradeshow Mixer

November 8 at The Club at Ruby Hill

Economic Development Event

November 15 at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

Networking Mixer

December 13 at Serendipity Labs Dublin-Pleasanton

Chamber Events Calendar
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these members that have recently joined the Chamber


As a National Board Certified Health and Wellness coach, with a master's degree in public health & a Certified Parent Coach, I help connect the dots between your health vision & achieving results.

Mark Zevanove - JPAR Iron Horse Real Estate

Mark was born in Livermore and has lived throughout Northern California in Modesto, Santa Cruz, and Pleasanton. He is a licensed REALTOR® with JPAR Iron Horse Real Estate in Pleasanton.

Morgan Stanley - The Tri-Valley Group

With our combined 66 years of experience at Morgan Stanley, we can provide services to successful individuals, families and business owners to help accumulate, preserve & transfer wealth responsibly.

Garage Kings

Epoxy and Polyaspartic concrete floor coating for garages, patios, basements, and more. We also offer storage solutions - cabinets, slat walls, and more.

SpringHill Suite and TownePlaces Suites

Opening soon on Johnson Drive in Pleasanton. All-suite hotel that seamlessly blends design and functionality offering the modern amenities you need.

The Pleasant Chiropractor

Providing patient-specific treatment plans that incorporate the use of chiropractic care, physical therapy techniques, at-home exercises, and more.

New Members
Member News

TVNPA Announces Finalists for the 2023 Power of Giving Impact Awards

Kottinger Barn Plaza to Host Trick or Treaters

CA Bill AB 2208 – So Your Business Can’t Legally Buy Fluorescent Light Replacements – Now What?

Halloween Spirit Run to raise money for scholarships and community grants

1st United Credit Union is Collecting Supplies for Local Schools

Zone 7 upgrades Stoneridge Well with Ion Exchange PFAS Treatment Facility

PG&E Helps Small Businesses Save Money with PG&E’s Energy Advisors

Boots & Spurs Country Music Festival to benefit ALS Cure Project

Member News
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