In This Issue
Stay Home Order
Destigmatizing Small Business Investing w/ SMBX, 12/10
Pleasanton 2025 Forum, 12/9
December Networking Mixer, 12/14
Dr. Moss Update, 12/14
Maintaining a safe workplace, 12/15
Open for business
Calling all restaurants
Office Depot Program
Member News
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Pleasanton Chamber President/CEO Steve Van Dorn thanks our members for their ongoing support, which allows the Chamber to continue to advocate for business.
In case you missed it last week, take a glance at our E-Business Connection newsletter for December
Thanks Members and Staff for Their Generosity
1st United Credit Union is overjoyed by the generosity shown during this year's online food drive. Our members, staff, and community donated over $12,000. 1st United matched contributions and, in all, donated a combined total of $25,000 to the Alameda County Community Food Bank this year.
For a complete listing of new members, click here.


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Representing Business & 
Strengthening the Local Economy
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.
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce staff will be working remotely and be available for essential communication via email and voicemail.
The Chamber office is closed to the general public. For questions, please email SteveDawnKateSusie or 
Yianna or call the main line at 925-846-5858 ext. 200 and leave a message.

Issue Date:
December 7, 2020
Stay Home Order Implemented by Bay Area Health Officers
Bay Area Health Officers Move to Implement the State's New Regional Stay Home Order, Not Waiting Until Local Hospitals Are Near Crisis to Act

Last Thursday, Governor Newsom announced that all sectors other than retail and essential operations would be closed in regions of the State where less than 15 percent of ICU beds are available under a new Regional Stay Home Order. Although health officials throughout the Bay Area are glad to see the State take action in light of the rapidly escalating surge in hospitalizations statewide, many believe even more aggressive action is necessary in the Bay Area to slow the surge and prevent our local hospitals from being overwhelmed.

Rather than waiting until Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed availability reaches critical levels and delaying closures that are inevitable, the Health Officers for the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and Santa Clara as well as the City of Berkeley are jointly announcing that they will implement the State's Regional Stay Home Order now.
Small Business Investing Seminar this Thursday
Banks love lending to small businesses, but within private investment circles, small business investing still holds a stigma of being risky. Why is that?

During this event, we'll cover 
- Regulatory Landscape that caused this (5 minutes)
- What's created this misconception for business owners and potential investors?
- What business owners can do to overcome this stigma
- How to broaden your access to capital through the right investment structure
- How local community members can invest with minimized risk

Pleasanton 2025 Forum this Wednesday
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 Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision

Our December forum takes place the morning of Wednesday, December 9 and will feature Dr. Dyrell Foster, President, Las Positas College. Dr. Foster was selected as the new President of Las Positas College and began in February, 2020. He has been an administrator in the California Community College system for over 20 years. 

December Networking Mixer 

Join the Pleasanton Chamber for the last Virtual Mixer of 2020 as we check in with special guests, network one-on-one in breakout rooms, meet new members and even get a live visit from Santa Claus himself.
COVID-19 Update with Dr. Moss
Alameda County Public Health Director Dr. Nicholas Moss returns with an update on COVID-19 and the latest Alameda County Health Order. You will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of Dr. Moss' presentation.

The Pleasanton Chamber has partnered with the Livermore Valley Chamber and Dublin Chamber to bring you this informative presentation. No charge to attend. Registration is required. Zoom login will be sent prior to the meeting.

COVID-19: Maintaining a Safe Workplace
On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) voted to adopt comprehensive new regulations concerning COVID-19 in the workplace.

These regulations require that each employer develop and implement a broad, written COVID-19 prevention program.
Some of OSHSB's emergency provisions are already integrated into previous guidelines, but many are new altogether. Since the regulations are anticipated to go into effect as quickly as November 29, 2020, employers will want to understand their implications as soon as possible.

Local chambers and their members are invited to join us online for an informative 60-minute coffee chat with our compliance experts on December 15th - to "chat" about the new requirements facing employers.

Open For Business
iniBurger - for all your takeout needs
iniBurger is a fast casual burger chain founded in Northern California with plans for national expansion. iniBurger's menu is comprised of custom, gourmet burgers along with traditional sides including chicken wings, fries, and shakes. iniBurger is proud to feature a 100% Halal menu.

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation
HERS Breast Cancer Foundation

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation strives every day to bring HERS - Hope, Empowerment, Renewal, and Support - to our patients. Our mission is to support all individuals healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services, regardless of financial status. Our Program Stores are truly "a soft place to fall. 

Calling All Restaurants
Visit Tri Valley, the region's destination marketing organization, in partnership with the Cities and Chambers of Commerce of Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore and Town of Danville, are (re)launching the Tri-Valley Restaurant Week experience for residents and visitors in February, 2021

You are invited to participate in the Tri-Valley Restaurant Week campaign, Taste Tri-Valley, a 10-day dine-in/take-out restaurant promotion from Friday, February 19 through Sunday, February 28, 2021 for 60 participating dining  establishments ready to showcase their culinary talents.

The deadline to sign up has been extended to December 11, 2020. First come, first served. This promotion will go live in mid-January. If interested in joining this regional Tri-Valley promotion to bring diners to your door for your unique culinary experience, contact and we'll get you on the list with more info to follow. Let's celebrate the art and science of great food and libations.
Office Depot Program
Did you know that the Chamber sponsors a program that can give you and your business discounts?
Chamber members can save with the Office Depot program. The group buying power of the Chamber allows all members and their employees cost savings far below retail. To sign up and start shopping online today, visit this website.  
To shop in the retail store, simply text PleasantonSPC to 555-888 for your digital savings card, then present the image on your phone at checkout.

Member News
Member News
1st United Credit Union Thanks Members and Staff for Their Generosity

Elegance at Dublin now open

Assistance League's Food for Families Program

Shop Small - Support Local

Christmas is a Special Time at Shepherd's Gate