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July 18, 2022
Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare Presentation Tuesday this week
Preventing and Recognizing Skin Cancer
Tips and Strategies that Help Prevent Skin Cancer Presented by Meghan Dickman, M.D.

This is a free, virtual educational presentation, hosted by The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Stanford Health Care ValleyCare and Tri-Valley Chambers of Commerce.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Free, virtual educational presentation, open to everyone

--Learn early signs of melanoma and other skin cancers that should prompt you to see your doctor
--Understand daily strategies that help prevent skin cancer
--Learn about other common growths and changes that happen to our skin as we age
Your input is important to us
Let us know how we're doing
The Pleasanton Chamber is currently conducting a survey about our services. Your input is extremely important as it informs our broader conversations about the chamber's purpose and role. We will use this input in our strategic planning process later this year as we begin to plan for 2023 and beyond.

Please help us better understand your needs and wants by completing this survey. It includes 26 questions and should take about 5 minutes to complete.
Salute to Partnerships Joint Mixer & BBQ wrap up
Working together, we cause great things to happen
We had a great turnout last week at the Salute to Partnerships Joint Mixer & BBQ. The event, sponsored by the Chamber Foundation and PG&E, brings together the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Pleasanton alumni, the Pleasanton Downtown Association, the City of Pleasanton Mayor and City Council, and City of Pleasanton employees. This is all in an effort to honor the partnerships that involve everyone working together for the betterment of the Pleasanton community.

Special thank you to the following Pleasanton leaders, who were on the serving line for the bbq dinner:
  • Mayor Karla Brown
  • City Manager Gerry Beaudin
  • Police Chief David Swing
  • Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Lacey
  • Chamber CEO James Cooper

Thank you to Joe Barone and Barone's Restaurant for use of the backyard, Tony Macchiano and his BBQ team from Pleasanton Garbage, our partner in this event, the PDA, Jordon and Gabi, Sarah at PG&E for being a sponsor of the Foundation and this event, Anne Roby, Chair of Chamber’s Foundation, and the chamber ambassador committee for bartending and helping at check-in.

Golf Outing online registration now open
Friday, September 23 at Callippe
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be hosting our annual Golf Outing on Friday, September 23, 2022 at Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton. Sponsorship opportunities and golf options are available online here.

Sponsorships begin as low as $200 and a foursome is $900. Popular sponsorships are filling quickly, secure your spot today. This event is a fun-filled afternoon of golf, great food, drink and fantastic prizes, with lots of great networking and business promotion, whether you golf or not.

Contact Susie with questions on how you can be a part of this great day on the links.
Thank you to the following sponsors that have confirmed their participation in our Golf Outing.
Main Event Sponsors
Theme Hole Sponsors
Rancho Grande Taqueria
John Muir Health - San Ramon Regional
Corporate eWaste Solutions
All Natural Stone
Sunol Creek Memory Care
Morgan Stanley Tri-Valley Group
Jill Cash - State Farm Insurance
Pleasanton business climate is key driver of community's success
Economic driver awards presented
Pleasanton is widely recognized as a premier community in which to live, work and do business. Pleasanton companies generate close to 50% of the local tax base and collectively act as the community’s economic engine.

“The Pleasanton Chamber and City of Pleasanton have a strong partnership in supporting our business community,” said Kim Damiani, chamber board chair. “It’s an honor to come together each year to celebrate companies with a strong commitment to Pleasanton.”

The City of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce partnered to recognize five outstanding businesses as economic drivers in Pleasanton on June 14, 2022. These companies represent a wide range of industries driving the local economy and have a strong presence in the Pleasanton community.
Ribbon Cuttings
You're invited this weekend
Ribbon cuttings increase the visibility of a grand opening, new location, ground breaking or special anniversary. We'll bring the giant scissors and the red ribbon, invite our ambassadors and publicize the event in our various publications.

You're invited to join the chamber and our ambassadors at the following ribbon cutting ceremonies.

Friday, July 22, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
1991 Santa Rita Road, Suite E, Pleasanton
Grand Opening Celebration

Monday, July 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
349 Main Street, Pleasanton
One-year anniversary celebration
Calling all health and wellness businesses
Opportunity to set up a booth
On Saturday, August 6, the theme for the First Weekends on Main is Health and Wellness. There will be businesses set up on Main Street hosting classes, handing out information and goodies, a caricature artist, live music, as well as some children's activities.

The Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) would like to invite any additional businesses, particularly those in the health and wellness industry, that would like to promote themselves to participate on Saturday, August 6.

Please reach out to Jordon at the PDA for specific details and more information.
Pleasanton Young Professionals
Empower - Grow - Learn
The Pleasanton Young Professionals (PYPs) is the premier networking group for emerging and established young professionals ages 21-40.

Monthly Mixer
Thursday, August 4 at 5:00 p.m.

Learn more about the PYPs on our website, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Business Connection newsletter for July is here
Available online too
We're pleased to share with you our July Business Connection newsletter. This came out as an insert in the Pleasanton Weekly. In case you missed it, you can flip through it here and read it online here.

It features business spotlights on members, a column by the board chair, membership anniversaries, ribbon cuttings and more. Learn more about advertising in our Business Connection newsletter here.
Poppy Bank named Best Business Bank
Recognition from local community
Poppy Bank, located at 5870 Stoneridge Mall Rd Suite 100, Pleasanton with branches and lending offices throughout California, has been recognized as the Best Business Bank by NorthBay Biz Magazine. The recognition comes from the local community as a result of their commitment to local businesses and their business clients.

The pandemic changed the way large banks, and some smaller institutions finance small businesses, but Poppy Bank continues to go out of their way to help customers and non-customers gain access to financing.

Recently, Poppy Bank provided $18 million in financing to keep a community staple located in Santa Rosa, the Epicenter, open and operating following a tumultuous two-year shutdown due to the pandemic.
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber
Educational Presentation by Lifesystems101
Overcoming your immunity to change
Overcoming your immunity to change - Introduction
Presented by Thomas Milus, Ph.D., Lifesystems101.com

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
At the Pleasanton Chamber

Who should attend
Anyone having difficulty making a significant change in their life.

Topics of discussion 
--Introduction to the Immunity to Change process
--Examine a sample "Immunity Map"
--Instructions for preparing for the upcoming Immunity Map-Building workshop (90 minutes. no charge)

About the presenter
Thomas Milus, Ph.D., Lifesystems101.com. Tom is an executive and personal development coach and a certified coach in the immunity to change process.

Secure your spot today. RSVP to Tom at tmilus@gmail.com or by calling 925.216.1886.
August Mixer hosted by Insignia Designs and VIP Audio Visual
Outdoor event, open to all members
Insignia Designs and VIP Audio Visual Company are partnering to host our next networking mixer on Wednesday, August 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Celebrating 10 years in business, Insignia Designs is a local sign business offering a wide range of custom signage. Product portfolio includes 3D dimensional signs, vehicle graphics, window & wall graphics, tradeshow/event signs, banners, posters and much more.

Your audio visual partners, VIP Audio Visual Company delivers professional, engaging audio visual experiences for your corporate events and meetings. From initial planning to content development and event management, our team will make your event a success.
Featured Member Events
5k for a Cause August 7
Join our 5k for a Cause on Sunday, August 7th. This is a fun walk/run, created by Prodigy Fitness, Girls Soccer Worldwide, and Fleet Feet to support a great cause - to empower girls to rise out of poverty through sports, education, and leadership opportunities.
Greek Festival August 19-21
Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church is happy to once again share our Greek Culture, Cuisine, and the Orthodox Faith with our friends in the Bay and Tri-Valley areas at the Castro Valley Greek Festival August 19-21. Get ready to eat, drink, shop, and dance the syrtaki! Admission is FREE.
Online registration open for Leadership Pleasanton Class of 2022-23
Deadline to register is August 1
Leadership Pleasanton is a program to develop community leaders, co-sponsored by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pleasanton.

The Goal
  • Identify and motivate individuals who are committed to the betterment of the Pleasanton community
  • Acquaint participants with community assets, needs, and issues; and provide a forum to discuss these challenges with current community leaders.
  • Encourage active community involvement, whether in politics, non-profit organizations, boards, and/or commissions.

The Program
Leadership Pleasanton is comprised of individuals from all sectors of our community. The participants meet monthly from September through May, and classes are presented through experiences that inform, educate and challenge. Sessions are designed to be interactive and participants are expected to share their experiences and viewpoints.

Each year 25-30 individuals from local businesses, professional, government, social and service organizations participate in the program. We are now accepting applications for the Leadership Pleasanton Class of 2022-23. Space is limited, reserve your spot today. Deadline to register is August 1.
Save the date for these future mixers
Attending is free and a benefit of your membership
Networking mixers provide the perfect opportunity for business-to-business networking to establish new relationships and business contacts. Mixers are held the second Wednesday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and are hosted by various chamber members at their business. Attendees are invited to get a first-hand view of the hosts' facilities, products and services. Networking mixers are a benefit of chamber membership and are free for members to attend.

Take a look at our Attending Mixers 101 information page if you have questions about our networking mixers or if you have not attended one of our monthly mixers in the past.

September Networking Mixer

October Networking Mixer
News from our members
Poppy Bank named Best Business Bank

Castro Valley Greek Festival Aug. 19-21

Pleasanton business climate is key driver of community's success

1st United Credit Union Named a 2022 Greater Bay Area Top Workplace

Stanford Blood Center Has Critical Need For O- Blood Types

Tri-Valley Water Agencies Encourage Local Business Community to Reimagine its Landscaping

Assistance League Donor Thank You

1st United Credit Union Annual School Supply Drive
Opportunities for you through the chamber
Jump start your outreach with a targeted advertising 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. Take a look at all of our marketing opportunities here.
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.
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. If you're thinking about taking a trip, visit the chamber's travel page online here.