|About WC Chamber|
The purpose of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce shall be to advocate the common business interests of its general membership, to foster and promote a healthy, competitive business climate, and to enhance the quality of life throughout the City of Walnut Creek, County of Contra Costa, State of California and the United State of America.
Founded in 1926, the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce has grown into a major grassroots, member-driven association of businessmen and women. As is stated in its mission statement, “the Chamber advocates common business interests, fosters and promotes a healthy, competitive business climate and enhances the quality of life in Walnut Creek.”
Comprised of approximately 800 firms representing more than 3000 employees, the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest accredited Chambers in the Bay Area. Accreditation by the US Chamber of Commerce requires the Walnut Creek Chamber to meet high standards of performance in planning, programming and conducting a well-balanced program of work.
The Walnut Creek Chamber is composed of hundreds of dedicated volunteers and a seasoned, professional staff. The 20-member board of directors is responsible for the goals, policy and direction of the organization while the staff coordinates the accomplishment of those goals. At the heart of the Chamber are energetic committees and a variety of task forces, undertaking a wide range of projects in a variety of areas. Certainly no business in Walnut Creek is complete without a membership in the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce.
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“As ambassadors, we have the best job at the chamber. We get to personally welcome new members, go to all the ribbon cuttings and BASHs, and basically be the party people of the chamber! Who wouldn’t have a good time doing that?”- Katherine Scott, Private Dining Administrator, Ruth's Chris Steak House