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October 30, 2023

You're Invited: Fall Tradeshow Mixer

Confirmed vendors

Next Wednesday at The Club at Ruby Hill

Our Fall Tradeshow Mixer is free and open to the public and combines a happy hour atmosphere with business vendor tables. Join us on Wednesday, November 8 at 5:00 p.m. at The Club at Ruby Hill. Vendors can reach and connect with hundreds of fellow members, the local business community, and potential clients. Attendees will enjoy food tastes from local restaurants as well as wine, beer, appetizers, and a chance for great raffle prizes. 


We have just a couple of vendor spaces left. We provide you with a 6 or 8-foot table and a linen, you bring everything else for your table-top display. Vendors also have the opportunity to select their booth location on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the event beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Cost for members to be a vendor $350

Cost for non-members to be a vendor $475

All vendors must register no later than November 3.


Add your name to the attendee list by clicking the Register button here. Includes two drink tickets, open to everyone in the community. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Pleasanton: The Destination for Successful Innovation

A discussion on emerging technologies and artificial intelligence

Promoting Pleasanton as an innovation center and highlighting the contributions of businesses to the overall quality of life, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and City of Pleasanton are pleased to present Pleasanton: The Destination for Successful Innovation, a luncheon event on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.

The Chamber and the City will partner to recognize four successful Pleasanton-based companies achieving advancements in their industry and making significant contributions locally and globally as this year's Economic Drivers followed by the awardees engaging in an insightful conversation about emerging technologies and artificial intelligence. 

This is our annual economic development luncheon, and is open to everyone in the community. Lunch is $75 per person before October 31, and $85 after. All guests must register to attend no later than November 6. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Main Event sponsorship is $1,500, and includes a table of 8 at the event. Participating sponsorship is $750 and includes 2 reserved seats. Email Susie with any questions.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cuttings

The Pleasant Chiropractor Grand Re-Opening

Congratulations to The Pleasant Chiropractor on your grand re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony. At The Pleasant Chiropractor, Dr. Dan Russell and his staff are committed to providing the best possible chiropractic care in the Amador Valley. With over 20 years of experience, they have the knowledge, tools, and resources to help their clients achieve a pain free lifestyle in as few as a couple of visits. Located at 1811 Santa Rita Road, Suite 118 in Pleasanton.

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.

Pleasanton Young Professionals

This Thursday 10-year celebration mixer

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 and opportunities below.

Pleasanton Young Professionals

Celebrating 10 years November Mixer

Register in advance here

November 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Recognition Award

Recognizing the next generation of business leaders and advocates who are making strides in their industries and the business community in the Tri-Valley area.

Recognition Award

Member Workshops and Seminars

Series of Medicare Meetings

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

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

Featured Members

Trick or Treat at Kottinger Barn Plaza

Join Kottinger Barn Plaza on Halloween. Take a stroll through the oldest building in Pleasanton. View the costumes, decorations, and get your treats. Bring your ghosts, goblins, witches, warlocks, and join the other spirits. Dalia, the taco lady, will be there to serve her incredible Mexican favorites.

Kottinger Barn Plaza Trick or Treating

200 Ray Street, Pleasanton

3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31

Trick or Treat at Kottinger Barn Plaza 10/31

ACE Announces Partnership with 49ers and Levi’s Stadium to Serve 49ers Games

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) and the San Francisco 49ers and Levi’s® Stadium are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to provide and promote sustainable transportation via the ACE train service to select events at Levi’s® Stadium. ACE will be serving weekend San Francisco 49ers games throughout the 2023-24 NFL season. For tickets and information visit: https://acerail.com/event-train

ACE Special Trains are back
Featured Member and Community Events

Pleasanton Art League's Fall Members' Show Reception 11/4

Gracie Custom Creations at Holiday Boutique 11/4

Supervisor Haubert Special Community Town Hall 11/9

Pleasanton Adult & Career Education Holiday Expo 11/18

VFW Annual Turkey Bingo 11/18

Tri-Valley Community Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner 11/23

411 on Member Benefits

Next Monday 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. 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.

Take the Return to Office Survey

Takes five minutes or less

The Return to Office survey helps the Bay Area Council better understand current and future travel patterns and design transit services that best meet commuters’ needs. Help us plan for the future of the Bay Area by completing the Return to Office survey today.

The survey will be live until Tuesday, November 21st at 5:00pm and should take five minutes or less to complete. 

Take the survey

E-Business Connection

Electronic newsletter for October

In case you missed it earlier this month, 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.

October E-Business Connection

Leadership Pleasanton program

A program to develop community leaders

Leadership Pleasanton was created by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce in 1988, and has produced more than 800 graduates in its 30-plus years.

In the Fall of each year, 30 individuals from local businesses, professional, government and service organizations as well as residents begin participating in monthly, day-long sessions, culminating in a graduation in May. Participants have the opportunity to go behind the scenes with current leaders in the community to learn what makes Pleasanton work. The Leadership Pleasanton program is committed to the betterment of our community and is open to everyone.

The Class of 2024 is underway and continued last week with its next day of the program - Pleasanton: Then and Now. If you're interested in being a part of a future Leadership Pleasanton class, email Yianna.

We invite you to view the sponsorship opportunities for the Leadership Pleasanton program here.

Leadership Pleasanton

PG&E Program for Energy Efficient Upgrades

Helps businesses upgrade to new LED lights for $0 out of pocket

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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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

Website banner ads available now

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

Networking Mixers

Mark your calendar for these upcoming mixers

Networking Mixers provide the perfect opportunity for business-to-business networking to establish new relationships and business contacts. Mixers are held the second Wednesday of each month and are hosted by various Chamber members at their business. They take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Attendees are invited to get a first-hand view of the hosts' facilities, products and services. Networking mixers are a benefit of Chamber membership and are free for members to attend.

December 13, 2023

Hosted by Serendipity Labs Dublin-Pleasanton

January 10, 2024

Hosted by Inklings Coffee & tea

February 14, 2024

Looking for a host, email Susie if interested

March 13, 2024

Hosted by American Legion Post 237

April 10, 2024

Hosted by Adams Pool Solutions

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

KARUNA - Yoga with Compassion

KARUNA - Sanskrit term for compassion or mercy, is the foundation upon which empathy for others flourishes. A welcoming, safe, and judgment-free space where practitioners can explore the depths of their being through the practice of yoga. 

Villa Sport Fitness

A modern, state-of-the-art facility for fitness enthusiasts who want the luxury of a resort-style club but in a relaxed setting that cultivates friendship and connection.


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.

New Members
Member News

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Much Ado Holiday Pizza Parties Available

ACE Announces Partnership with 49ers and Levi’s Stadium to Serve 49ers Games

Pleasanton Art League’s 2023 Members’ Exhibition

2023 Tri-Valley Community Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner

Agape Villages Brighter Future Campaign for October

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

Kottinger Barn Plaza to Host Trick or Treaters

TVNPA Announces Finalists for the 2023 Power of Giving Impact Awards

1st United Credit Union is Collecting Supplies for Local Schools

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