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March 14, 2022
Mayor Karla Brown's State of the City luncheon
Sell-out anticipated, secure your spot today
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present State of the City Pleasanton 2022, featuring Mayor Karla Brown. Everyone in the community is invited to hear Mayor Brown's first in-person State of the City address, set for Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pleasanton at The Club.

"I look forward to sharing this year’s update with the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and the community at the State of the City address," said Mayor Brown. "I invite Pleasanton residents and businesses to learn about the projects and programs our city has been working on, and some of the exciting initiatives on the horizon that will help ensure our city's growth, vitality, and stability in the years to come."

The luncheon event is a collaborative effort between the City of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. Tickets to attend are available at www.pleasanton.org, $60 per attendee. A limited number of sponsorships are still available. Email Susie for details.
State of the City 2022 Sponsors
Thank you to American Legion Post 237
Outstanding networking mixer last week
As a patriotic Veterans organization dedicated to serving our fellow Veterans and Service members, American Legion Post 237 participates in programs that promote duty and honor through patriotism in our communities and seeks to inspire others in the spirit of volunteerism. Find out ways you can partner with us and reach out to the military community here or visit American Legion Post 237 on Facebook here.

Special thank you to Greg Clune, Commander of American Legion and his team for hosting the March networking mixer for us last week. Take a look at the photos from the mixer here.
Event Sponsorship Opportunities
For you and your business
We, at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, take great pride in helping Pleasanton remain among the very best cities in the country in which to live, work and raise a family while providing great support, services and value for our member organizations whose financial support and engagement make it all possible.

The Pleasanton Chamber is organized to benefit business by being the catalyst for business and economic growth, the convener of leaders and influencers, and the champion for a stronger and healthy community.

In line with our mission, we are pleased to present to you our 2022 event sponsorship opportunities. We have put these together to fit all business sizes, and we encourage you to consider making an investment in any or all of these events.
St. Patty's Day and March Madness at Sunshine Saloon
Corned beef, drink specials, open at 9am
Sunshine Saloon opens at 9:00 a.m. on March 17 and their legendary St. Patrick's day specials are back again this year. Come out for succulent corned beef and cabbage, have one of their signature holiday cocktails, and enjoy the day in your best green outfit! While you're doing all of that, don't forget to fill out your March Madness bracket, they'll have the games on all day long!

March Madness
Open at 9:00 a.m. March 17-20.
TVs inside and on patio. Full menu available. Breakfast served all day, price includes a complimentary beverage.
Ribbon Cutting and Soft Opening Special
Exclusive new patient special
You are invited to join the Pleasanton Chamber and the ambassadors for a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for Ideal Body Chiropractic Pleasanton.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m.
Ideal Body Chiropractic Pleasanton

Soft Opening Special
We are offering an exclusive new patient special during our soft opening! All new patient appointments during this time are discounted to the special price of $87! This is a $197 value. Offer is valid from March 22, 2022 to April 2, 2022. Request an appointment by calling us at (925) 232-1058 or by clicking here.
Tri-Valley Career Center: Veterans Job Fair
Open to Employers and Job Seekers
Are you a Veteran friendly employer looking to hire or recruit? Please join us at our Career Expo / Job Fair specifically marketed to attract and recruit local Veterans looking for a new career opportunity.
DATE: Thursday, March 24, 2022
TIME: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Tri-Valley Career Center (TVCC)
TVCC is conveniently located on the Pleasanton side of the Dublin BART station in the John Muir Building.

$150.00 - Please fill out the registration form here to reserve your table for the event. Once we receive your registration, you will receive a confirmation email within a week. The Tri-Valley Career Center will provide tables, chairs and tablecloths for participating employers and organizations.

Are you a Veteran looking for a new Career? This in-person event allows Veterans to meet directly with leading industry recruiters interested in hiring Veterans!
Pleasanton Young Professionals
Learn, grow, empower
The Pleasanton Young Professionals (PYPs) is the premier networking group for emerging and established young professionals ages 21-40. Learn more about the PYPs on our website, on Facebook and on Instagram.

Upcoming PYP events
March 21 - Mastermind at Porky's Pizza Palace, 11:00 a.m.
April 7 - Mixer at Cellar Door, 5:00 p.m.
Stanford Health Care - Valley Care presentation
Emergency Department vs. Urgent Care
This is a virtual educational presentation by Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare, and brought to you by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce.

Emergency Department vs. Urgent Care, featuring Dr. Edward Kan.
Monday, April 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

Seminar will discuss
  • Services offered in the Emergency Department in Pleasanton and the Urgent Care locations in Dublin and Livermore
  • Areas of specialty and emphasis
  • When to use the urgent care vs. what needs to be seen in an emergency department 
  • How the affiliation with Stanford Medicine has enhanced the care we are able to provide locally

Who Should Attend
This virtual presentation complimentary and open to everyone in the community.
Leadership Pleasanton All-Class Reunion
Fundraiser at SideTrack Bar + Grill
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation invites you to an All-Class Reunion on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at SideTrack Bar+Grill in Pleasanton. Mingle with old classmates and join the Pleasanton Chamber Community Foundation Board for a fundraiser benefiting Leadership Pleasanton.

Tickets must be purchased in advance for $30 per person, which includes food. Drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event, which includes a live and silent auction.
Featured Members
Assistance League of Amador Valley
For the second year in a row, Assistance League of Amador Valley is inviting everyone to participate in the Tea Party in a Box Fundraiser.

Last year it proved to be so successful that this year two pick up days are being offered on two consecutive Saturdays, April 23, 2022 and April 30, 2022. The boxes, catered by Crown & Crumpet in San Francisco, are beautifully presented and contain delicious sweet and savory items. Continue reading here.
East Bay Community Energy
Many customers are noticing higher-than-expected energy bills right now. In January, PG&E increased electricity delivery rates by 8%. Natural gas prices continue to rise and are double that of last year. Electric rates are increasing by 10-15% in March. EBCE Bright Choice customers will maintain your 1% discount PG&E’s rates. If you would like to review your bill with us feel free to contact us at 1-833-699-3223 Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM. Also, check out our bill assistance programs web page to see if you are eligible for programs that can help you save money on your next bill. Learn more here.
Museum on Main
The Museum on Main is throwing a welcome party for Gus, the Christensen’s store horse, and everyone is invited! The party will be on the Museum on Main’s front lawn on March 26th from 10am-12pm.

The museum will also be partnering with Big Bay Ray, a local nonprofit that raises money to support local horse rescue organizations. They will be selling their popular tote and wine bags, which are sewn by local volunteers out of recycled animal feed bags. 
Pleasanton Adult & Career Education
We provide free interns
Our Adults with Disabilities Interns work four hours per day, Monday through Friday. We pay them intern's wages.

Are you interested in learning more about providing an internship?
Please contact Jamie Renton, Adults with Disabilities Transition Specialist at jrenton@pleasantonusd.net or 925-596-3914. Learn more online here.
Bocado: Un Petit Bistro
As March is Women's Herstory Month, Bocado is honoring and celebrating the accomplishments of women around the world. We have designed a window display featuring 30 women trailblazers taking over our storefront windows!

Beginning on March 8th (International Women's Day) and all throughout the month, we will be giving away a free cup of regular coffee with the purchase of a pastry.
Stanford Blood Center
Blood donors are essential to the health and safety of our community, and this March, saving lives is a slam dunk at Stanford Blood Center.

As a special thanks for keeping patients a priority, anyone who donates at any center or mobile drive March 1-31 will be entered into a drawing to win one of TWO pairs of tickets to see the Golden State Warriors face off against the Los Angeles Lakers on April 7!
Business Connection newsletter is here
Spotlights on members, ribbon cuttings, more
Our print newsletter for March is here. Take a look at our bi-monthly publication that is inserted into the Pleasanton Weekly, and reaches 11,000 in the community. The March Business Connection officially came out earlier this month inside the Pleasanton Weekly. You can flip through it here.
Watch: Pleasanton 2025 Forum
Topic: Pleasanton Unified School District
The Pleasanton Chamber hosts a 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.

For the March 2022 forum last week, our guest speaker was Dr. David Haglund, Superintendent of Schools for Pleasanton Unified School District.
Chabot Las Positas Community College District April mixer
New offices ribbon cutting celebration
This is a Joint Chamber of Commerce networking mixer and new offices ribbon cutting with the Dublin, Hayward, Livermore and Pleasanton Chambers of Commerce.

Hosted by Chabot Las Positas Community College District
Economic Development and Contract Education.

Economic Development and Contract Education (EDCE) works “at the speed of business” with both public and private sector organizations to provide a broad range of educational, training, consulting and fiscal-related support services. We empower individuals and communities to thrive by creating career, education and economic opportunities.
Dublin San Ramon Services District mixer at end of April
Refreshments and prizes
Join us for Dublin San Ramon Services District's grand reopening, which will take place on Wednesday, April 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This Multi-Chamber mixer and Ribbon Cutting with the Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon Chambers of Commerce will take place at Dublin San Ramon Services District's administration building in Dublin.

The event will take place on the back patio, east side of the building. Attending this mixer is a benefit of your Chamber membership. Prospective members should contact dawn@pleasanton.org.
Save the Date
First Tradeshow Mixer of the year
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. as OMRON Robotics and Safety Technologies will host our first in-person Tradeshow Mixer since November of 2019.

This Tradeshow Mixer is open to everyone in the community and represents a great opportunity to network with local businesses in a fun and interactive setting. Vendor registration is open online now. Email Susie with any questions.
Pleasanton Community of Character
Accepting nominations and scholarship recipients
Now open online, April 11, 2022 is deadline for submissions. The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative is seeking nominations for the 2022 13th Annual Juanita Haugen Community of Character Awards. These awards were established in 2008 to recognize Pleasanton citizens who model high ethical and moral standards of behavior and are dedicated volunteers contributing their time to our community. Candidates for this award should exhibit traits chosen by the Citizens of Pleasanton and Advocated by the Collaborative: Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Integrity, Self-Discipline, and Responsibility. Read more here. Juanita Haugen Community of Character Award recipients will be honored at the May 18, 2022 Community of Character Collaborative Luncheon.

Four high school seniors have been selected by the Community of Character Collaborative as recipients of the 2022 Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship. Applicants were required to explain how their actions have reflected any or all of the six characteristics adopted by the Pleasanton Unified School District, City of Pleasanton, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce faith and other organizations: compassion, honesty, respect, responsibility, integrity, and self-discipline. Continue reading here.
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber
Advertise with the chamber
Print, website and electronic ads available
Jump start your outreach with a targeted campaign to a very active business community and vibrant community of readers. With options 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, we invite you to give consumers the knowledge of what your business is known for.

Contact us today to find out how you can be included.
Learn more about our travel program
Thinking about taking a trip in 2022-2023?
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has traveled to more than 30 destinations over the past decade. From river cruises and trains to ancient ruins and sandy beaches, the chamber partners with top tour companies to offer a wide variety of destinations for both domestic and international travel. We take care of the details to ensure a smooth planning process and a great trip.

2022 travel destinations include Western Canada's Rockies, Lakes & Wine Country, Alaska and Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria. 2023 destinations include Costa Rica, Ireland and Bluegrass Country & the Smoky Mountains.
News from our Members
Gus’ Welcome Party at the Museum on Main

Tea Party in a Box Fundraiser

St. Patty's Day and March Madness at Sunshine Saloon

Energy Bill Assistance from EBCE

Struggling to find staff?

Donate at Stanford Blood Center in March to win Warriors tickets vs. LA Lakers on April 7

Community of Character Collaborative announces Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Bocado Celebrates Women's Herstory

Community of Character Collaborative announces Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Pleasanton Chamber CEO Steve Van Dorn to retire

Rotary Club of Pleasanton supporting graduates with scholarships