In This Issue
BACPAC Endorsements
Pleasanton 2025 Forum, 9/9
Business Connection Newsletter
Week of Networking
Comcast Business Lunch & Learn, 9/10
Hoge Fenton Webinar, 9/15
PUSD Candidates Forum, 9/21
Meet the Candidates, Watch Now
BACPAC Online Fundraiser
Member News
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Latest Updates from Alameda County Public Health Department
Hair salons and barbershops can operate indoors
Starting Friday, Sept. 4 hair salons and barbershops can operate indoors. Other limited reopenings in alignment with the State's Purple Tier include outdoor family recreational activities, indoor malls at 25% capacity, and outdoor non-contact dance classes.

Press Release as of Sept. 2
Alameda County Issues In-Person Learning Readiness Questionnaire for Schools; Allows Selected Activities in Alignment with State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy Purple Tier.

Blueprint for a Safer Economy
On Friday, August 28, 2020, the State announced a shift from its Monitoring List to a color-coded four-tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy. In doing so, the State altered requirements for some businesses and activities, allowed opening of some that had been prohibited and imposing new
standards on others. The State also reiterated that local Health Officers can be more restrictive than the State. Alameda County is in the Purple Tier, which indicates widespread COVID-19 in our county.
Niles Canyon Railway
Ride through the canyon on a beautiful summer weekend day, afternoon or evening. 
The Niles Canyon Railway is pleased to be able to offer its first planned train rides since the COVID-19 pandemic and its shelter-in-place orders went into effect.
 Pleasanton 2025: 
A Community Vision
Representing Business & 
Strengthening the Local Economy
The Chamber relies on Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision as its local public policy agenda, committing volunteer and staff time to work toward its fulfillment as a catalyst, convener and champion for all things Pleasanton.
View Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision Here
For a complete listing of new members, click here.

Turning Point Chiropractic is now open for business!
Hear from Dr. Arnold Koo about how he's opened a brand new facility right here in Pleasanton.
Supporting a healthier community
City of Pleasanton 
Business Support Fund 
Zero-interest, short term loans now available
The Pleasanton City Council has approved an update to the City's Business Support Fund program which provides zero-interest, short term loans to independently or locally-owned Pleasanton businesses, with an approved special loan amount for Downtown businesses, that have been adversely affected due to COVID-19. 
COVID-19 Testing at Fairgrounds 
The regional COVID-19 testing site at the Alameda County Fairgrounds is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (or while supplies last), Monday-Friday.Testing at this site is to determine if a patient is currently infected.
No appointment is required.
Visit our Chamber sponsored 
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce sponsors the  "Business Connections" networking group, which is for Chamber members-only and meets twice a month virtually via Zoom.
"Smarter Business Building"
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of each month, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
If interested, please email Wallace Wong.
Chamber Office
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce office will be closed until further notice. Staff will be working remotely and be available for essential communication via email and voicemail.
The Chamber office is closed to the general public and all meetings that were scheduled to take place in the Chamber conference room have been cancelled. 
For questions, please email SteveDawnKateSusie or 
Yianna or call the main line at 925-846-5858 ext. 200 and leave a message.

Issue Date:
September 8, 2020
BACPAC Endorses Candidates for Mayor and City Council
The Pleasanton Chamber's Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC) is pleased to announce its endorsements for Pleasanton Mayor and City Council in this November's election.
Decisions were based on interviews with three of the five Mayoral candidates and all seven City Council candidates as well as a recent virtual forum sponsored by the BACPAC and Pleasanton Weekly in which candidates addressed priorities and answered questions rooted in Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision, the Chamber's local public policy platform with goals for the economy, jobs, education, infrastructure, public safety, health, housing, arts, leadership, culture and recreation.
Mayoral candidate Jerry Pentin and City Council candidates Jack Balch and Randy Brown bring a combination of excellent experiences, are most closely aligned with Chamber goals articulated in Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision, and in our view are best qualified to help Pleasanton remain the Bay Area's best place to live, work and raise a family. All three have earned our endorsement.
Jerry Pentin
Jack Balch
Randy Brown
Pleasanton 2025 Forum Wednesday morning this week
Every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m., the Chamber brings stakeholders together to focus community resources, time and talent to achieve greater understanding of issues, obstacles and opportunities related to the Vision. 

This month's Pleasanton 2025 Forum will feature Pleasanton Police Chief David Swing. Chief Swing will provide an update on the impacts of COVID-19 on the operations of the Pleasanton Police Department, recent discussions with the City Council and community and will answer your questions.  Please see below for the link to our  Zoom call.  Hope to see you on 9/9 at 7:30am!

Business Connection newsletter is here
In case you missed it on Friday, the September issue of our newsletter is here. This is our bi-monthly publication that is inserted into the Pleasanton Weekly, and reaches 14,000 in the community. 
Week of Networking Returns 
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome back an opportunity for engagement as well as the continuation of a popular networking event for all of our members and the community. Both events are complimentary as a benefit of your Chamber membership.

Virtual Trip Around Town
Everyone is invited to join us for our second Virtual Trip Around Town as we check in LIVE on local businesses in Pleasanton. Meet new members, get the latest info on Pleasanton happenings, and "mix" it up from the comfort of your own computer. This takes place via zoom on Monday, September 14 at 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Speed Networking
Later in the week, we'll be hosting a Virtual Speed Networking event. Make more business connections in less time from the comfort of your own space. You will be sent to small breakout "rooms" to meet one-on-one and connect with others, exchange information, and promote your business easily and effectively. This takes place via zoom on Thursday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. Advance registration for Virtual Speed Networking is required.
Comcast Business Lunch & Learn 
Enjoy lunch on us as we describe how our next-gen platform for software-defined services can help set the stage for your digital-centric future. You'll have a chance to participate in a discussion with your peers on the challenges businesses are facing and their needs moving forward.
Hoge Fenton Webinar: The Future of Retail in the Tri-Valley
Hoge Fenton is hosting a free webinar next week and all are invited. Key personnel representing the cities of Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon come together to discuss the future of retail in the Tri-Valley.
Join us for fresh updates from these Tri-Valley cities, moderated by Hon. Catharine B. Baker and featuring Jill Bergman, Pamela Ott, Steven Spedowfski, Adam Van de Water, and Hazel Wetherford.

Topics discussed in the webinar include:
* Status of key retail projects underway and planned in the Tri-Valley
* How Tri-Valley retail is preparing to succeed for the holiday season
* Thoughts on the future of retail in the Tri-Valley

Save the Dates - PUSD Candidates Forum
Save the date - Monday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m.
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce the Pleasanton 
Weekly are partnering to host a Forum for the candidates running for the board for Pleasanton Unified School District in the November election. More info coming soon. 

Meet the Candidates
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Pleasanton Weekly hosted a Candidates Forum on Thursday evening, featuring the mayoral and city council candidates in the November 2020 election. Watch it now.
Takin' Care of Business "NoBQ" 2020 Fundraiser
The Chamber's political action committee, BACPAC, relies on Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision as the barometer by which to endorse and fund candidates for elected office at all levels of government, with greatest emphasis at the local level.

While the annual BBQ Fundraiser celebrating local business has been cancelled, the election goes on. We still need your financial help to support candidates and causes aligned with the Chamber's Vision 2025 document.

This election is like no other and BACPAC wants to make a difference. We can't do it without your support, so, "Just write the check and avoid the mess!"

Member News
Member News
Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance Launches the Philanthropy Institute

Comcast Business Lunch & Learn

September Breakfast at Vic's

Niles Canyon Railway Updates

1st United Credit Union Named a Bay Area  Top Workplace for 2020

Campo di Bocce: Brunch is Back

CMIT Solutions Presents Combating the Ransomware Epidemic

Elliston Vineyards Tasting Room Re-Opening

UNCLE Credit Union Hosts Shred Fest

Feel Good Friday Story: Arrive Real Estate Group & Porky's Pizza Palace

Body Balance: Keeping fitness alive, virtually, outdoors

CalSavers or 401(k)

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation Announces Virtual Fundraiser

Save the Date Shepherd's Gate Backyard Bluegrass & BBQ

Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund 2nd Distribution and 3rd Drive

UNCLE Credit Union Presents 2020-2021 Board of Directors