In This Issue
BACPAC Endorsements
Virtual Trick or Treat Around Town
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Restaurant Industry Webinar, 10/21
Museom on Main Virtual Ghost Walk
Take a Walk with The Parkview
BACPAC Online Fundraiser
Member News
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1st United Doubles Down to Help Fight Hunger Through Donation Matching 
To help local families during these unprecedented times, 1st United Credit Union is matching virtual food drive donations - up to $10,000.  
Due to COVID-19, food has become more of a necessity now than ever before, according to Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). And every dollar donated to the ACCFB equates to $7 worth of healthy food for a  local family. That's why 1st United has moved their food drive online this year and will be matching monetary donations made by members, staff, and community.  
Every dollar donated will be doubled by 1st United, up to a maximum of $10,000. Donations can be made until  November 15, 2020 by visiting 
Meet the new owners of 
Vic's All Star Kitchen
Congratulations to The Muñoz and Castro Family on their recent ribbon cutting ceremony at Vic's All Star Kitchen, 201 Main Street in downtown Pleasanton. Vic's All Star Kitchen offers breakfast and lunch every day until 3:00. Learn more about
For a complete listing of new members, click here.

How Volunteers and Community Donations Meet a Student Need
This has been a very trying time for residents and non-profits in the Tri-Valley. Assistance League® of Amador Valley has been and is committed to the addressing the unique needs and challenges our communities. Our mission is to "transform lives and strengthen our community." 
As a non-profit, our philanthropic projects are locally designed and carried out by volunteers--so that our funds, which are generously supplied by our community-- benefit children and seniors in the Valley. Our volunteers spend an average 9,000 hours annually in making their contributions to our citizens. 
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.
Latest Updates from Alameda County Public Health Department
As of October 6, 2020, the new health equity metric is in effect. In order to advance to the next less restrictive tier, each county will need to meet an equity metric or demonstrate targeted investments to eliminate disparities in levels of COVID-19 transmission, depending on its size.
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:
October 19, 2020
Preparing for the 2020 Election
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Pleasanton Weekly to host two candidates forums in preparation for the upcoming November 2020 election. If you would like to learn more about all of the candidates running for Pleasanton Mayor, City Council and School Board, we've got you covered. Videos of each forum are available for your to watch on our YouTube channel online at your convenience. These links below are to the videos of each forum as well as the BACPAC endorsed candidates.
Mayor and City Council Candidates Forum 2020
Mayor and City Council Candidates Forum 2020
Watch: Virtual Trick or Treat Around Town
In case you missed it last week, the Chamber hosted our October mixer, A Virtual Trick or Treat Around Town. Meet our new Chamber members and 
see special presentations from Museum on Main, Gay 90's Pizza Co., Pirates of Emerson, and Pet Supplies Plus.

Watch: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the workplace
If you're interested in hearing from diversity leaders in our community, take a look at our Pleasanton 2025 Forum from last week:  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the workplace. Special thank you to Lise Edwards of Robert Half, Gustavo Santoyo of Chevron, Jennifer Cantero of Sensiba San Filippo, and Debra Gill of the City of Pleasanton for joining us in this discussion.
Every second Wednesday of the month, the Chamber brings stakeholders together to focus community resources, time and talent to achieve greater understanding of issues, obstacles and opportunities related to the Pleasanton 2025: A Community VisionLearn more here.
Calling all restaurants - free webinar
The California Restaurant Association in partnership with the Livermore Downtown Inc. and Pleasanton Downtown Association, invites all Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore restaurateurs to grab a seat at our virtual table to discuss the current state of affairs as it relates to state and local indoor restaurant reopening protocols, prospects for legislative relief, and how you can join our efforts. This is a restaurant industry specific event.
* 9:00 AM Introductions
* 9:05 AM CRA State + Local Government Affairs Update
* 9:35 AM Open Q+A

Museum on Main Virtual Ghost Walk and Paranormal Investigation
Meet the ghosts of Pleasanton's past in this uniquely spooky annual event held by Museum on Main. This year, our popular guided walking tour is moving to Zoom. Two ghosts host will be live on Zoom to guide your virtual tour of downtown Pleasanton's most haunted locations. Ghosts will visit participants' screens and share more of their site's history and hauntings! This family-friendly tour, held for over thirteen years, is a staple of the Halloween season and we can't wait to bring it to you in the comfort of your home!
Take a Walk with The Parkview
Take a walk with The Parkview, Your Assisted Living & Memory Care Specialist. We invite you to take a walk through our beautiful to find your new home and discover all that The Parkview has to offer. 
Call now to book your virtual tour 925-398-3939
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
1st United Doubles Down to Help  Fight Hunger Through Donation Matching 

''We Are Pleasanton'' campaign looks to businesses for support

Take a Walk with The Parkview

Museum on Main Virtual Ghost Walk

Row House Pleasanton Row For The Cure, 10/24

Museum on Main Presents Paranormal Investigation, 11/7

Share a Smile in Support of Hope Hospice

How Volunteers and Community Donations Meet a Student Need

1st United Credit Union Introducing the Youth Financial Literacy Ambassador Program

Introducing Beets + Eats

Luxglo has UV lights in stock

Stanford Blood Center Has Critical Need for O Blood Types

Hively selected by Assemblymember as Non-Profit of the Year

October Specials at Niles Canyon and Halloween Family Diesel Trains

Planning to get your flu shot

Sunflower Hill Moonlight at Home