15th Anniversary Gourmet East Bay

Gourmet East Bay is celebrating its 15th anniversary! Get a taste of the East Bay food scene with mouth-watering bites from local restaurants and delicious pours from wineries, breweries, and more!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/15th-anniversary-gourmet-east-bay-tickets-46595375021?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

Who: Presented by Diablo magazine and Broadway Plaza

What: 15th Anniversary celebration of Gourmet East Bay: Food, wine, cocktail, and beer tastings; dancing; fundraising; and more!

When: Saturday, November 3 from 7-10PM

Where: 843 South Broadway (South Broadway Parking Garage at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek)

In addition to kicking off the holiday season, Gourmet East Bay raises funds and awareness for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Win fabulous prizes through a silent auction and raffle drawing, benefitting the Food Bank. Get your tickets now before they’re gone. You won’t want to miss this!

Note: This is a 21 and older event. Persons under the age of 21 will not be permitted entrance to the venue.

Presenting Partners:

Lounge Sponsor:


Trick or Treat in Downtown Walnut Creek

Friday October 26, 2018   2-5pm

STARTING LOCATION: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 N. Civic Drive

Calling all goblins, superheroes, princesses & witches!

You’re invited to creep through downtown collecting Halloween
treats from participating businesses while you visit booths and businesses.
WCD encourages participants to be eco-friendly…

Please bring your own favorite candy bag!


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Begin your afternoon of fun at the starting location to pick up a
map of participating businesses between 2:00pm-5:00pm.
Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

Convenient parking available at the following city parking garages:
1625 Locust St. (next door to the Lesher Center)
1350 Locust St. (between Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Cypress St.)
Metered Parking throughout Downtown Walnut Creek

We look forward to welcoming you to this whimsical & ghoulish event!


Special note: Broadway Plaza has their own Trick-or-Treat event that takes place on October 31st.


Walnut Creek Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest in Downtown Walnut Creek!

From October 20, 11:00 am until October 20, 5:00 pm

Lace up the dirndl dress and don the lederhosen – Autumn starts with Walnut Creek’s third annual Oktoberfest, free, day-long, family-friendly festival recreates the beloved German traditional Fall celebration. The fun includes a Bier Garden, Kinder Platz, live music stages, gourmet food booths and more.

Locust St. between Civic Dr. and Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Concerts in the Garden: Tom Lilienthal & Friends with Jennifer Lee

Concerts in the Garden is new series presenting outstanding livemusic in a stunning outdoor atmosphere. Don’t miss a Sunday evening of swing, bop, blues and bossa in our gorgeous gardens! Bay Area bassist and band leader, Tom Lilienthal, brings sensational jazz vocalist, Jennifer Lee, and an all-star quartet to showcase lively jazz tunes sure to get you grooving.

Sunday Jazz with Tom Lilienthal & Friends featuring Jennifer Lee:

Jennifer Lee (vocals): Vocal sensation, Jennifer Lee has played many of the Bay Area’s best jazz clubs. Whether doing classic songbook tunes or eclectic Brazilian ballads, she impresses audiences with her smooth, sophisticated voice and relaxed, heart-felt style.

Tom Lilienthal (bass): Tom has shared the stage with many renowned musicians including members of Tower of Power, the Yellowjackets, and Santana. He has performed at numerous festivals including Monterey Jazz Festival.

Bob Athayde (keyboards): Respected music educator at Lafayette’s Stanley Middle School, Bob has been a main-stay in the Bay Area music scene for decades as a composer, arranger, keyboardist and band leader.

Jim Thorne (drums): Jim has played with a wide variety of jazz and Brazilian groups throughout the Bay Area.

Bernie Rivera (saxophone): A master of the reeds, Bernie plays tenor and alto saxes, as well as flute. He’s made a name for himself as a valued sidemay for various Bay Area jazz groups and has played at the renowned Monterey Jazz Festival.

Proceeds from the Concerts in the Garden series support The Gardens at Heather Farm’s nonprofit programs.

Walnut Creek First Wednesday 9/5

WCD Hosts Walnut Creek First Wednesdays the First Wednesday of the Month May Through September

May through September (except July 4th date has been moved to July 11th) you can end the work or school day on the first Wednesday of each month with a street festival full of live music, dancing, food trucks, wine and beer, Kids Fun Zone, interactive games and free prizes. This year we are partnering with the Contra Costa Certified Farmers Market (Sundays, 9a-1p, Cypress St, WC) to create a Chef’s Demo. Stop by and enjoy some delicious recipes.

May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1, and September 5th. 5:30pm-8:30pm, Cypress Street. Free admission.

Walnut Creek- East Bay Career Fair and Job Fair Thursday August 23rd, 2018

The Walnut Creek / East Bay Career Fair

Thursday – August 23, 2018 (11:30am-1:30pm)

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walnut-creek-east-bay-career-fair-and-job-fair-thursday-august-23rd-2018-tickets-17357004267?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse


Meet, sit down and interview with Fortune 500 employers at Walnut Creek’s Career Fair. Professional Dress (suit & tie or business suit) Bring plenty of resumes.


Industries represented at the San Francisco East Bay – Walnut Creek Career Fairs:   Sales, Inside Sales, Outside Sales, Retail, Law Enforcement, Financial, B2B Sales, IT Services, Technology Support, Customer Service, Healthcare Sales, Industrial Sales, Veteran, Enlisted Veteran, Customer Service, Security Sales, Military, Government Jobs,  Pharmaceutical Sales, Recruiting, Insurance,  Retail, Telecommunications, Logistics Sales, Solar Sales, Management, Medical Device Sales and more


*19th Annual East Bay & Walnut Creek Career Fair & Hiring Event… 


Walnut Creek / East Bay Career Fair
Thursday – August 23, 2018 (11:30am-1:30pm)
Walnut Creek Marriott 
2355 North Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

* Bring your Eventbrite ticket to The East Bay Career Fair for 1st admission`

Benefit packages vary by the company at the East Bay Career Fair and Hiring Event – and include a combination of the following :


Corporate Benefits Packages: 
Salaried Positions
Base Salary + Positions
Car or Car Allowance
Full Medical/Dental/Vision
Life Insurance
Paid Holidays
Expense Account
Complete Corporate Training
College Tuition Reimbursement
Management Training
Rapid Career Advancement

*Free Attendance for Candidates – Open to all candidates!


**Be prepared to interview with hiring managers and recruiters, Professional Dress (suit & tie or business suit) required. Bring plenty of resumes.


Employers: Please contact us for Special Discounts to participate in the East Bay Walnut Creek Career Fair.


Free East Bay Elite Rockstar Connect Networking Event

Greg McDaniel, the host of East Bay Elite Networking powered by Rockstar Connect, invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Modern China Cafe on Wednesday, August 15th, 6 PM to 8 PM.

It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.

Modern China Cafe is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks.

Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.

Greg McDaniel


Rockstar Connect


“2 cheers” 2nd year tour

Through a tour that includes 3 presentations in America, and in particular on the west coast, 2 great traditional European spirits “Tsipouro” and “Rakia” were presented.

On Friday, April 27, 2018, the famous “international smoke” restaurant in San Francisco hosted a presentation of the European program “2 cheers”, co-funded by the European Union, Bulgaria and Greece.

The event took place for the 2nd consecutive year in America, and is one of the three planned “stops” as the other two will take place in Las Vegas on May 2, 2018 at “The Meet” alongside the presence of the WSWA program and May the 4th 2018, in Los Angeles, in SLS Hotel Hall as the last stop.

The spirits were a key component of the cocktail offered to the attendees, giving a new idea of their qualities, apart from being consumed in the traditional way.

Main Bodies of this campaign are Regional Vine and Wine Chamber “South Coast” Burgas & Agricultural Winery Cooperative of Tirnavos.

Tsipouro is a Greek alcoholic beverage and its consumption is associated with religious holidays, as it is consumed in the period of Lent, together with meatless dishes. “Nowadays” tsipouro” still is famous among spirits.

This exceptional drink is the product of multiple distillations retaining the character of the Muscat grape variety.

The complex aroma and rich taste are elements acquired through the long aging procedure in oak barrels.

Rakya “Pomoriyska grozdova rakya” has a clear, transparent, free of admixtures, color, and a fascinating fragrance of white flowers and acacia, and the flavor of vanilla and caramel. “Burgaska muscatova rakya” is characterized by its transparent straw color, with a pleasant Muscat aroma, and the flavor of dried fruit, with a slight tinge of vanilla. Both drinks are with a light to golden color, acquired during their maturing in oak casks or from the addition of caramel.

For more information visit: http://twocheers.eu

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Harvest Wine Celebration – October 28, 2017

Join us in celebrating this years harvest with an exclusive evening of Wine Tasting & Live Music on Saturday, October 28th from 7:30pm – 9:30pm at the beautiful Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel, located at 2355 N. Main St., Walnut Creek CA 94596. (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/oakwc-walnut-creek-marriott/)

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-tasting-live-jazz-prohibition-night-walnut-creek-marriott-102817-tickets-37326689132

You will be tasting wines from a collection of wineries while enjoying live Jazz Music.

Costumes are welcomed, but certainly not required.


– All guests recieve a wine glass upon entry into the private ballroom.

– Guests may enjoy a tasting of all the wines available at this event.

– The full restaurant menu will be available for ordering food.

– Wine Clubs: opportunity for our guests to join new wine clubs.

– All Wine poured at the event shall be available for purchase via order forms on site.

– Photographer: A photographer will be at the event taking professional photos of guests.

– Costumes are welcomed if guests desire to dress up in the spirit of Halloween or the celebration, but certainly not required.

– Hotel accomodations: There is a special rate of $119 at the Walnut Creek Marriott (Event Venue) for all guests with proof of purchased ticket to this event. Use link: Book your group rate for Wine Dinner Marriott WC

– Our last event featured the following wineries:

Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards, VGS Chateau Potelle, Fifty Row & Smokescreen Winery, Vino Godfather Winery, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Cliquot.

Hope to see you at this event and create some wonderful memories!

Thank you,

Antoine Casanave Events

Antoine Casanave Events is part of the Casanave Group, an international company focused on Marketing, Promotions, Strategic Partnerships, Sponsorships, and Special Events.

We collaborate with strategic partners throughout the major U.S. markets and beyond to bring you exceptional one-of-a-kind events. Antoine Casanave Events specializes in premium upscale events.

We are bringing the best of wine country into the heart of Walnut Creek, California! Bringing some of the highly acclaimed wine varietals from the wineries of Napa Valley, Sonoma County, & International Wine Regions. All guests attending this event must be 21 years of age +.

Legal Professional Mixer & Social Media Policy Workshop, Walnut Creek 10/11

Join us on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM for a special Legal Professional Mixer after work and workshop on creating Social Media Policy. This event is perfect for both legal professionals and others looking to connect, share, and create new opportunities. The mixer and workshop will be held at the Regus location in Walnut Creek at 1255 Treat Boulevard, Suite 300, Walnut Creek. This workshop is an approved workshop for Law Firm Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).

During this afterwork event enjoy complimentary snack and drinks from our lead sponsor Regus. RSVP now at https://walnut-creek-networking-mcle.eventbrite.com or pay $20 at the door.

Be ready to interact, build contacts, learn new information and share your stories with other professionals attending our events. It doesn’t take much more than a conversation to connect with others and meet interesting individuals that will inspire you.

Event Agenda:
5:00pm to 6:00pm-6:15pm: Networking
6:15pm to 7:00pm: Workshop

Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Law Firm and Clients(MCLE credit)

Social media now intrudes on every aspect of personal and professional life. For a law firm, social media can be used as so many others do, for promotion, but there is also the overriding need to use extreme caution while considering potential legal ethics issues. Social media is such a part of everyone’s lives now that firms must set internal policy to avoid any unintentional issues that might affect their reputation, client confidentiality, case management, and potentially create a legal ethics dilemma.

Identification of the 9 Key Areas of social media related to the practice of law and a law firm’s public and private faces, with particular focus on the pitfalls for law firms and their clients, leading to practical solutions to develop a social media policy that can affect client confidentiality, conflict of interest issues, case management, how it relates to professional conduct and other workplace policies and impact firm reputation management. In addition, this seminar will provide some basis for attorneys to advise their own clients on such policies. 1 Hour MCLE Credit for those that need it,

RSVP Now at https://walnut-creek-networking-mcle.eventbrite.com 

Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Law Firm and Clients(MCLE)
10/11/17 – Walnut Creek
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Regus, Walnut Creek
1255 Treat Boulevard
#300, Walnut Creek

Who will be there?

Professionals who want to socialize, entrepreneurs, business owners, attorneys, bankers, real estate developers, technology gurus, sales and marketing experts and other professionals, along with others to socialize and meet new people.


Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace solutions, with customers including some of the most successful entrepreneurs, individuals and multi-billion dollar corporations.

Regus network includes almost 3000 business centres, spanning almost 900 cities across 120 countries.Through their range of office formats, as well as their growing mobile, virtual office, and workplace recovery businesses, they enable people and businesses to work where they want, when they want, how they want, and at a range of price points.

Learn more at http://www.regus.com

Porefessional-Connector-EventProfessional Connector. A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.

@ProfConnector @DavidMitroff

Professional Connector. A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.
We organize and promote hundreds of Bay Area business networking and social mixers to specifically target Business Strategies and Small Medium Business Enterprises and provide industry professionals with a chance to make new business and personal connections, build their network, find new clients, and expand their business. We bring the SF Bay Area working community together and strive to promote positive business relationships.


About Instructor:

David Mitroff, Ph.D., consults with organizations, business owners and law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Dr. Mitroff has held numerous consultative sales and technology positions, along with co-founding three companies, covering diverse environments including technology, business, legal, financial, retail, restaurant, government, academic, and health care. David started conducting MCLE presentations, seminars, and other workshops in 2004 while working with LexisNexis for 6 years. In this role, he conducted over 300+ CLE presentations at 100+ law firm’s throughout the West Coast on electronic discovery, legal research, public records, litigation and litigation support, patent and intellectual property, workers compensation, case management, and reputation management. David is an active member, on the executive board, or advisory committees for several organizations. He continually collaborates with several consultant groups, merchant associations, and charities to best serve the community.

The State Bar of California requires all MCLE activities relate to MCLE Provider Rule 3.601: Piedmont Avenue Consulting ensures the content of our MCLE presentations relate to Rule 3.601 in that our instructors have significant experience as a recognized law firm consultants and legal experts with additional experience as a consultant to various businesses and delivering trainings and presentations on the subjects we present. This additionally includes David Mitroff, Ph.D.’s 6 years of experience working with and delivering MCLE content on behalf of LexisNexis.

About Piedmont Avenue Consulting:

Piedmont Avenue Consulting was founded by David Mitroff, Ph.D., to meet the growing needs of the consulting relationships he has built with organizations and business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond over the last 15 years. To learn more about Piedmont Avenue Consulting and how we work with law firms like yours, or for more information about our Continuing Legal Education Seminars for law professionals, we invite you to contact us today and schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation.

Why & Who should attend this event?

Professionals who want to socialize, entrepreneurs, business owners, attorneys, bankers, real estate developers, physicians, technology gurus, sales and marketing experts, and others will greatly benefit from attending and networking with each other at this event.

Are you looking for expert advice on changing your business model? Come network with our professional consultants and learn more about how we can help you.

Looking for a Law Firm Bay Area Consultant? Come mingle and network with other attorneys and partners to learn about opening your practice.

Seeking to improve your business lead generation? Come join us at our event and discover how we could help develop your business strategy.

How many people show up?

Our events usually see anywhere from 45 to 400 people depending on the venue. We make sure people are open and approachable, regardless of how many people show up. You will be able to meet and talk to anyone; our greeters will be there to make introductions and keep things moving.

What to Bring:

Bring your business cards. Bring at least one card for the event organizer, so we can enter you in a raffle.

How to Dress:

This is after work networking, so even if you did not work…pretend and dress like you did! We all look good when we dress professionally. We always take pictures at our events, so you want to look your best!


Our events are photographed for our Websites and Social Media sites. By attending our event, you give us permission to take photographs and use the images. All participants at our events are beautiful people and are subject to be photographed and used to promote future events.

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