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October 2, 2023

Thank you for an outstanding golf tournament

Confirmed participants

Great day on the links at Callippe

A special thank you to everyone that participated in our annual Golf Outing this past Friday at Callippe Preserve Golf Course. It is the Chamber’s one true fundraising event of the year, and we could not have the success that we do without you.


Special thank you to Gillian Froelich and Bennett Ball of Jersey Mike's Subs for providing lunch, Ron Essex Photography for photographing the day, Greg Betty of Studio Blue for providing all of our signage, Kim Falahati of Family Matters for the beer bottled water, Edgar Hernandez of Rancho Grande Taqueria for the tacos, and Nicole Sanciangco of Nothing Bundt Cakes for the bundtlets. Thanks to Callippe Preserve Golf Course for hosting the tournament, and a special thank you to Charissa Roberts, Morgan Chandler and AJ Hebert of Callippe.

 

Thank you to the vendor row sponsors, theme hole sponsors, leaderboard sponsors, tee sign sponsors, raffle prize contributors and especially everyone that volunteered at the tournament. 


We hope to see you again at our annual Chamber Golf Outing next year.

Main Event Sponsors for the Golf Outing

All Natural Stone to host October Mixer next week

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.

Workforce Development Survey for Businesses

Work with the Chamber and the School District to help students

As a local Pleasanton business, your company has a unique opportunity to participate in Career Awareness and Exploration Activities or to engage in Career Preparation and Training Activities with Pleasanton Unified students.


The benefits for your company include the following: 

  1. Workforce development and talent pipeline
  2. Community engagement and social responsibility
  3. Industry-relevant training


Please take a moment to complete this two-question brief survey to let us know if you, or anyone at your company, would like to learn more about ways to work with the Chamber and the school district to help students learn about or train for career opportunities in your industry.

Workforce Development Survey for Businesses

Pleasanton Expands Workforce Development Opportunities

Hacienda's Pulse newsletter recently featured a story on the Chamber’s partnership with the school district on growing their CTE program. Special thank you to James Paxson, general manager, Hacienda and Deborah Branscum, Hacienda Pulse Staff Writer for the partnership and help in promotion.

Read Hacienda Pulse feature article here

Innovation & Inspiration, by Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley

Free virtual educational seminar this Wednesday

Join us for an interactive virtual discussion with one of the Bay Area's most inspirational and provocative leaders. Tracey Lewis Taylor serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley. Hear her story and learn what's on the horizon for one of our region's most dynamic innovators.


This program is presented in partnership with the Tri-Valley Chamber Alliance and the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce. Register in advance for the Zoom link here.

Wednesday, October 4 at 11:00 a.m.

Job Fair and Career Expo 2023 is this Thursday

Over 50 employers from multiple industries

This event is hosted by the Tri-Valley Career Center (TVCC), Tri-Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance (TVCCA) and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District.


This is the largest, most well-attended Job Fair we host annually. In the past, we've had over 300 job seekers register and over 200 participate. We can accommodate up to 65 vendors total and be providing both premium tables and standard tables for reservation. This job fair will sell out and has sold out almost every year. Don't miss your chance to find your next great employee.


Job Seeker Registration - click here

Employer Registration - click here


Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions to Amy Miller at amiller@clpccd.org.

Thursday, October 5 at 4:00 p.m.

Pleasanton Young Professionals mixer this Thursday

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.


The next event for the PYPs will be the October monthly mixer at Oasis Wine Lounge.

Thursday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Legislative Update Session nest week

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 Alumni Spaghetti Dinner at Sunshine

Fundraiser benefitting Leadership Pleasanton

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.


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.

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

Featured Member and Community Events

Set to Thrive Fore The Kids Golf Tournament 10/16

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

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

Pleasanton Halloween Spirit Run 10/22

Las Positas College Challenge For Veterans 10/21

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

October First Weekends on Main brings classic cars to Main Street

Vehicle road closure begins Friday night

The Pleasanton Downtown Association is proud to announce the theme for October's First Weekends on Main - Hot Rod Row! We are gearing up for a weekend full of family-friendly and community-oriented fun. Main Street will be closed to vehicles Friday, October 6 beginning at 5 p.m. until Sunday, October 8 at 9 p.m.


On Saturday, October 7, we invite you to come downtown and enjoy the pedestrian-only atmosphere while you shop, dine and enjoy all things local. Our wonderful Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Angela Street.


Hot Rod Row will cruise onto Main Street from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday. There will be over 70 amazing cars from local hot rod groups such as Good Guys, P-Town Push Rods and Altamont Cruisers parked in Downtown. Come check out these awesome hot rods, motorcycles and trucks while enjoying live music & lots of fun. We are so excited to bring classic cars back to Downtown!

First Weekends on Main

Community Celebration of the arts

Visit Gracie Custom Creations next wekeend

A community celebration of the arts, ArtWalk returns to Downtown Livermore on October 14. Attendees can experience both local businesses and restaurants as well as the arts. Look for ArtWalk in the Bankhead Plaza, down First Street, and through Livermorium Park.


Gracie Custom Creations will be located on First Street directly across from the Bankhead Theater. Come get your holiday home decor. She will have Halloween, Fall and Christmas wreaths, faux floral arrangements and home decor. With the holidays approaching, keep Gracie Custom Creations in mind for your business gift needs. This is a great opportunity for all Pleasanton Chamber members to see what Grace Carr can make. 

Livermore ArtWalk October 14, 2023

Member Workshops and Seminars

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's Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for ad copy by October 5

New this year, the City of Pleasanton is offering an opportunity for retail, restaurants, personal service providers, fitness studios, and entertainment businesses to advertise in the 2023 Pleasanton Holiday Gift Guide which is mailed to over 34,000 households in the Tri-Valley through the Your Town Monthly December publication. Additionally, a digital version of the guide will maximize multimedia reach and online visibility. As an added benefit, the City will distribute 1,500 standalone gift guides at city facilities and other public locations throughout the holiday season.


If you are interested in being a part of this year's Holiday Gift Guide, click the link below. Note that the deadline for ad copy is October 5th. However, due to the high demand, spaces are likely to sell out quickly. 

Pleasanton's Holiday Gift Guide

California Shop Small is here

From Brick-and-Mortar to Click-and-Order

California Shop Small – From Start to Cart

Have you been dreaming of selling online? California Shop Small is here! 


Your eCommerce Jumpstart

From Brick-and-Mortar to Click-and-Order in 6 Weeks

Classes starting Oct 3, 2023


California Shop Small is a six-week online training and mentoring program offered by the Norcal SBDC to help product-based aspiring business owners sell online. Business owners will learn to set up an eCommerce website and understand online marketing, get their businesses online, reach new customers, and increase sales at a local, regional, and national scale. 


There are six 2-hour cohort workshops to attend. All workshops will be online webinars, and participants must attend all sessions! 


The program will run from October 3, 2023 to November 16, 2023. Webinars will take place on either Tuesdays or Thursdays. All clients must select a cohort to participate in and must stay with your cohort until the end of the program. 

California Shop Small

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

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

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


Pleasanton Holiday Gift Guide


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


California Shop Small is here


Why Modernizing Infrastructure Will Benefit Our Future Water Supply






1st United Credit Union Named a Greater Bay Area Top Workplace for the 5th Year


Boots & Spurs Country Music Festival to benefit ALS Cure Project


Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance Hosts Anti-Poverty Collaborative Event ''Bridging the Gap'' October 5

Member News
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