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February 22, 2022
State of the Pleasanton Chamber recap
Annual transition of chamber leadership
Mayor Karla Brown installed Kim Damiani of Summit Financial Group as the 2022 Chair of the Board at our State of the Pleasanton Chamber event last week before a sellout crowd of more than 125 attendees at The Club at Ruby Hill. Watch a video of the installation here. We recognized outstanding volunteers, met the new board of directors and heard all about what's ahead in 2022.
Shelley Despotakis
Carol Bush Outstanding Volunteer Award
Steve Baker
Board Chair's Award
Herb Ritter
Board of Directors 2016-2021
Randy Brown
Board of Directors 2016-2021
VIP Audio Visual Company
Award of Appreciation
Special thank you to our State of the Pleasanton Chamber sponsors
American Legion Post 237 to host in-person mixer next month
Downtown at Veterans Hall
Join the Pleasanton Chamber for an in-person networking mixer, hosted by American Legion Post 237 on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

As a patriotic Veterans organization dedicated to serving our fellow Veterans and Service members, American Legion Post 237 participates in programs that promote duty and honor through patriotism in our communities and seeks to inspire others in the spirit of volunteerism. Find out ways you can partner with us and reach out to the military community here or visit American Legion Post 237 on Facebook here.

Networking mixers are a benefit of chamber membership, and are free for chamber members to attend. Prospective members can contact Dawn Wilson in advance.
Pleasanton Young Professionals
Learn, grow, empower
The Pleasanton Young Professionals (PYPs) is the premier networking group for emerging and established young professionals ages 21-40. Learn more about the PYPs on our website, on Facebook and on Instagram.

Upcoming PYP events
March 3 - Mixer at McKay's, 5:00 p.m.
March 21 - Mastermind at Porky's Pizza Palace, 11:00 a.m.
April 7 - Mixer at Cellar Door, 5:00 p.m.
Featured Members
Join Spectrum Community Services for a fundraising event. Our Twilight Tasting will be on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. at Page Mill Winery in Livermore. Our goal is to have fun, enjoy some amazing local wine and raise crucial funds to enhance the quality of life for low-income families and seniors living in Alameda County.
Tasting fee is $15 per person and can be purchased at the venue when you arrive. Page Mill Winery will donate $10 of each tasting fee as well as 10% of proceeds from sales to Spectrum.
StopWaste is offering grants with a total of $700,000 available in funding, for projects that focus on preventing waste in Alameda County and supporting local communities in these categories:
• Reuse & Repair
• Food Waste Prevention & Recovery
• Reusable Foodware Pilot Projects
• Surplus Food Donation Equipment (nonprofits only)
• Reusable Transport Packaging

Businesses, nonprofits, and institutions are eligible for funding, unless noted otherwise. For details visit www.StopWaste.org/Grants. Application deadline is February 25, 2022.
The Rotary Club of Pleasanton presents $50,000 in scholarships to graduating Pleasanton high school seniors. The Warren Annis Service Above Self Scholarship, Roger Dabney Memorial Scholarship, and the Harry Plett Memorial Scholarship are each awarded in honor of former distinguished Rotarians.

Financial need is the main criteria for selection for all scholarships. Other considerations are school and community activities, work experience, academic record, career and educational aspirations and goals as well as personal recommendations. Learn more here.
State of the City Pleasanton 2022
Save the date
Save the date to join us for Mayor Karla Brown's first in-person State of the City luncheon. Main event and participating sponsorships now available. Email Susie. Individual registration is open online as well.

At the State of the City luncheon, the elected Mayor of Pleasanton gives an address on city priorities for the upcoming year. This event has a great turnout of elected officials, key city department heads, influential business and community leaders.
Thank you to our Main Event Sponsors for the State of the City
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber
Tri-City Mixer and Ribbon Cutting in April
Joint mixer and new offices celebration
This is a Tri-City Chamber of Commerce networking mixer and new offices ribbon cutting with the Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore Chambers of Commerce.

Hosted by Chabot Las Positas Community College District
Economic Development and Contract Education.

Economic Development and Contract Education (EDCE) works “at the speed of business” with both public and private sector organizations to provide a broad range of educational, training, consulting and fiscal-related support services. We empower individuals and communities to thrive by creating career, education and economic opportunities.
Marketing Opportunities for 2022
Advertise in chamber publications
Jump start your outreach with a targeted campaign to a very active business community and vibrant community of readers. With options 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, we invite you to give consumers the knowledge of what your business is known for.

Our first publication for 2022 was the February E-Business Connection, and currently we are putting together our March Business Connection newsletter. Contact us today to find out how you can be included.
Learn more about our travel program
Thinking about taking a trip in 2022-2023?
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has traveled to more than 30 destinations over the past decade. From river cruises and trains to ancient ruins and sandy beaches, the chamber partners with top tour companies to offer a wide variety of destinations for both domestic and international travel. We take care of the details to ensure a smooth planning process and a great trip.

Take a look here for specific details. If you missed the Travel Info Meeting hosted by Collette, you can watch the recording here.
2022 Travel Destinations
Western Canada's Rockies, Lakes & Wine Country
July 30 - August 7, 2022
Alaska: America's Last Frontier
August 18 - 26, 2022
Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria
featuring Oktoberfest
September 20 - 29, 2022
2023 Travel Destinations
Tropical Costa Rica
January 21 - January 29, 2023
Shades of Ireland
March 13 - 22, 2023 - Enjoy St. Patrick's Day in Ireland!
Discover Bluegrass Country & the Smoky Mountains
April 27- May 5, 2023
News from our Members
Twilight Tasting: A benefit for Spectrum Community Services at Page Mill Winery

Rotary Club of Pleasanton supporting graduates with scholarships

Visit Tri-Valley Announces Second Annual Taste Tri-Valley

City of Pleasanton transitioned to EBCE’s Renewable 100 plan

UNCLE Credit Union celebrates 65 years of service

Space for lease at Row House Pleasanton

$700,000 in StopWaste Grant Funding