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July 19, 2021
Thank you to Porky's Pizza Palace
Hear from Nick Valenziano of Porky's Pizza Palace as he spoke to attendees at last week's mixer.
Great turnout for the first in-person mixer
Porky's Pizza Palace is a family-owned, neighborhood pizza parlor established in 1963. Specializing in great authentic hand tossed pizza with an amazing amount of fresh toppings. Also serving fresh, plump, juicy fried chicken and pasta with mom's homemade meat sauce. Served in a family friendly atmosphere with patio dining. Local craft beers, wine and cocktails, full bar.

Porky's and the Valenziano family hosted the Chamber's first in-person networking mixer in more than a year last week as they opened their patio to all Chamber members for the July mixer.

Did you know Porky's is open for lunch seven days a week and has great lunch specials for you to enjoy during the work week, including everthing from their delicious fried chicken to personal pizzas to pasta and sandwiches.
Tri-Valley Chamber Alliance Workshop with SBA today
Get the latest from the SBA on COVID-19 relief options and PPP forgiveness
If you were a beneficiary of the Paycheck Protection Program, now that this program has ended, learn about applying for PPP forgiveness. As our economy recovers from the pandemic, SBA remains committed to supporting small business. Get the latest, also, on Covid 19 relief options and additional resources.
Pleasanton Young Professionals in-person social this week
Empower, Grow, Learn
The Pleasanton Young Professionals (PYPs) is the premier networking group for emerging and established young professionals ages 21-40.

Goals of the PYPs
LEARN - to focus on professionalism, leadership, and community service
GROW - to cultivate and promote career growth
EMPOWER - to provide a professional arena for ages 21-40

The PYPs are having an in-person, no-host social on Thursday, July 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at McKay's Tahouse & Beer Garden on the front patio. All attendees will be entered into a gift card raffle.

This free event is open to first-time and returning young professionals. Learn more about the PYPs on our website and on Facebook.
Featured Member Information
Regulations for Employers regarding N95 Masks

Executive Order N-84-20 (effective June 17, 2021) requires employers to provide respirators / N95 masks for unvaccinated workers upon request.

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has partnered with State’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) to make N95 masks available for pick up by Employers.

Please email Kate with your request with the quantity you'd like to pick up. The deadline for pick-up is July 31, 2021.
Global Skills Day - Co-creating a vision of an inclusive future of work+learning
Mom Relaunch, a platform to connect stay at home talent with career opportunities, will be participating in Global Skills Day 2021. Reena Gupta, founder of Mom Relaunch, will be part of a panel that is speaking about being an entrepreneur and the skills required to be successful.
Global Skills Day 2021 is a FREE worldwide virtual gathering to collaborate on the future of work and learning as we envision a post-pandemic world.
1st United Credit Union is collecting school supplies and backpacks for Alternative Family Services and the Alameda County Family Justice Center. Please consider supporting Alameda County youth.

Here’s how to donate by July 31, 2021:
Donate Supplies 
Backpacks and school supplies for elementary, middle, and high school students can be dropped off at a 1st United branch.

Donate Money 
Monetary donations will be combined with the Credit Union's contribution and used to purchase additional school supplies.
What's Happening at Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare
Featuring Rick Shumway, President/CEO
You're invited to join the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare for a virtual educational presentation on what's happening at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare.

Please join SHC – VC President and CEO Rick Shumway for an overview on what is happening at the health system including new programs and services.
Celebrating 75 years of supporting the community
75th anniversary for the Chamber
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, one of the most engaging and successful chambers in the Bay Area, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021, and will be commemorating the occasion with a variety of captivating stories, news articles, and reflections from community leaders.
Frank Capilla recalled a significant time where “the chamber was flat broke, no money.” Over lunch at LaRochelle’s restaurant in 1979, Wells Fargo agreed to loan $7,000 to the chamber, thanks to the efforts of Larry Lindsey and Jim Barri.

"We hired Debra Strong, and when she came on board, she really took us to the next step. And that’s when we really started to be an official Chamber of Commerce. Joe Callahan said if you’re going to do business at Hacienda, we want you to belong to the chamber. We just really started to take off."

-Frank Capilla, 1984 board chair
Save the Date: Tri-Valley Job Fair
Thursday, September 9
The Tri-Valley Career Center and the Tri-Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance are partnering to host an in-person job fair. We recognize the need to fill positions and believe the timing is perfect to attract the best workforce in the Tri-Valley region.

The event will take place at the Tri-Valley Career Center's new office in Pleasanton and will feature businesses from the Chambers of Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore and Danville as well as business partners of the Career Center.

Stay tuned for more information on how you can register to be a part of this event.
Watch: Pleasanton 2025 Forum
Meeting held in hybrid format
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.

In case you missed it last week, you can watch the Pleasanton 2025 Forum for July here. Our guest speaker was Ellen Clark, Director, Community Development for the City of Pleasanton. Ellen provided an update on the Council’s recent discussion on the Downtown Active Ground Floor use policy, and also spoke on the Downtown Pop-Ups on Main Street as far as timing to transition out of the temporary program and if it would be appropriate to consider developing a longer-term/more formal parklet program.
Business Connection newsletter for July
Spotlights, board chair column, ribbon cuttings and more
Take a look at our print newsletter that is inserted into the Pleasanton Weekly, and reaches 11,000 in the community.

Once our newsletter is published and circulated, we keep the electronic version here on our website. We also increase exposure for our featured members with these individual member spotlights, which are shared on our social media channels.

For more information about how you can be included in a future Business Connection newsletter, email Susie.
Chamber Golf Outing set for October 1
Food, drinks, golf, prizes, fun
The Pleasanton Chamber Golf Outing 2021 returns on the first Friday in October at Callippe Preserve Golf Course. This is the Chamber's one true fundraising event of the year.

Jump on this fantastic opportunity to start your weekend early. This event is a fun-filled afternoon of golf, great food, drink and fantastic prizes, with lots of great networking, business promotion and contacts to be made.

Save the date for Friday, October 1, 2021 at Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton and round up your foursome today.
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber
Upcoming Chamber events
Mixers to take place every second Wednesday
With last week's networking mixer at Porky's, the Pleasanton Chamber was pleased to welcome the return of its in-person events for the first time since the pandemic. Take a look at upcoming Chamber events here.

As a member of the Pleasanton Chamber, you have the opportunity to attend our monthly networking mixers for free. They take place each second Wednesday of the month, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at various Chamber member sites.

2021 Networking Mixers at a glance
August 11 at Poppy Bank
September 8 at Omron
October 13 at Cellar Door
November 10 at All Natural Stone
December 8 at Venture X Pleasanton

We are following the guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health and Alameda County Public Health Department. Please remember this guidance is subject to change and that the Pleasanton Chamber and each event host will be working together to ensure a safe and successful event.
News from our Members
Save the Date: Tri-Valley Job Fair September 9

N95 Masks Available at Chamber Office

Global Skills Day to feature local entrepreneur

1st United Credit Union’s Annual School Supply Drive Support Alameda County Youth

Tri-Valley REACH Celebrating 30 Years

Tri-Valley Innovation Fair Set for September 18 at Alameda County Fairgrounds

DoorDash and Close the Gap Foundation launch partnership that will expand Bay Area youth mentorship

Don't Get Caught Off Guard

Confused About Recycling? Pleasanton Students Can Help!

1st United Credit Union is Up to Bat to Fight Hunger

Vacancy at Bay East offices

Pleasanton Housing Element Update

UNCLE Credit Union Names 2021-2022 Board of Directors and Officers

Sunflower Showcase, A Fundraiser Benefitting Sunflower Hill
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