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Discover the Hospitality Gems of the Tri-Valley

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Discover the Hospitality Gems of the Tri-Valley

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Cresta Blanca Ballroom LivermoreThe Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to Discover the Hospitality Gems of the Tri-Valley on Tuesday, March 19th at 4:30-8:00PM at the Cresta Blanca Ballroom at the Robert Livermore Community center. This is the perfect event to try Livermore Valley wines and taste gourmet cuisine from Tri-Valley restaurants such as Wente Vineyards Restaurant and Winery, Ravenswood Winery, Valley Catering, Valor Winery, Eddie Papa’s, Garre Vineyard and Winery, Tenuta Vineyards, and more! Enjoy live music by James Nagel, while networking. Learn from our keynote speaker David Mitroff and expert panel on marketing, branding and partnering in the Tri-Valley. Come for food and fun and stay to network with business professionals. This event is not to be missed.


  • Network while enjoying appetizers and samples of local wines
  • Hear keynote speaker, David Mitroff, Ph.D., and our expert panel discuss how to use Social Media to promote the Tri-Valley as a Global Destination
  • Enjoy live acoustic performance by local singer and guitarist James Nagel
  • Relax, with a complimentary chair massage



4:30-5:45 PM    Arrive, Check-In, Networking, Food & Wine Tasting

5:45-6:00 PM    Welcoming 

6:00-7:00 PM    Keynote Speaker & Panel Discussion

7:00-8:00 PM    Networking, Food & Wine Tasting & Entertainment 


Conveniently located at the Cresta Blanca Ballroom at the Robert Livermore Community Center.

4444 East Ave, Livermore, CA 94550. Plenty of free parking available.

The 6,600-square-foot Cresta Blanca Ballroom has a high ceiling, plush patterned carpet, soft gray-green linen walls and light-colored natural maple accents. A raised platform large enough to accommodate a small orchestra dominates the north end of the room, where a spacious dance floor invites celebrants to kick up their heels. Big windows let in natural light during the day, but as the sun sets, wall sconces and pendant and indirect fixtures come into play. The space can easily accomdate parties up to 500+ inside or outside.


David Mitroff, Ph.D. will give a presentation on Social Media Marketing Strategies and Best Practices to get the most out of your Social Media activities right now (sponsored by Constant Contact). Topics covered include:

9 Key Areas of Social Media Ecosystem
Core Social Media Tools
Real World Examples to Implement Today
Building Your Social Network
Managing Time and Measuring Results
and more...

Without purchase of a ticket, this event is $40 at the door. Register now for discounted rate.

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Young Professionals who want to socialize, entrepreneurs, business owners, industry leaders in hospitality and leisure, magazine editors, sales and marketing experts and other professionals, along with others to socialize and meet new people.

The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a variety of events that vary in size; anywhere between 50 people up to 200 people depending on the venue.  At this event, Discover the Hospitality Gems of the Tri-Valley, we are expecting 200-300 attendees. 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.

Bring your cards. Bring at least one card for the Livermore Valley Chamber raffle.

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 professional. 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.


The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce is one of the fastest growing chambers in California. Recognizing the special needs of business, we advocate for members at every level of government from local to Federal.

The Livermore Valley Chamber is run like a business because that is who we represent. We are constantly evolving and adopt, adapt and synthesize ideas from our members, who have been with the chamber for fifty years as well as the ones who are bursting their way onto the global stage.

Mission Statement: The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce enhances the business environment and quality of life in the Livermore Valley through innovation, leadership, visionary programs and powerful connections.

Walnut Creek Events are perfect for San Francisco East Bay professionals who want to connect with other professionals. Make new business and personal connections, build your network, find new clients, and identify business opportunities.

We make networking easy by having greeters at the door to not only welcome you - they introduce you to others, along with having events in elegant environments that makes it fun to connect with others.

Walnut Creek Events (WalnutCreekEvents.com) produces and promotes upcoming Walnut Creek Networking, Social Mixers and Business events in or around Walnut Creek.




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.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. His extensive education includes a Doctorate Degree, Masters, and Bachelors, in Clinical Psychology with additional coursework in law and business administration. This wealth of knowledge is transferred to clients, in particular, David shows clients how to master the psychology behind the customers decisions leading to heightened sales, increased customer experiences, and enhanced relationship building techniques.


Chris Chandler provides the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association with an exceptional combination of strategic leadership, marketing implementation, and hospitality experience.  She has held marketing and leadership positions in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors including Disney Studios, the entertainment industry’s Environmental Media Association in Los Angeles, Sony’s Metreon and the American Cancer Society.  Prior to joining the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association five and a half years ago, she was a Director for Tavistock Restaurants, LLC in Emeryville.  




A lifelong foodie, Ethan worked as a reporter at the San Francisco Examiner newspaper for several years before moving to the East Bay and joining Diablo. He is responsible for all food-related coverage in the magazine and online, including penning the weekly Dish dining column that appears every Wednesday on diablomag.com.




Matt is the President and Co-Founder of LocalGrüv, a Tri-Valley Daily Deal Site. Launched just over a year ago, LocalGrüv’s success has been a result of a hyper-local approach, social media savvy, and a unique take on Daily Deals.  Matt’s strengths and experience include Facebook strategy for businesses, Facebook Marketing/Advertising, Social Marketing, and Branding for small businesses.



Tim Toonen moved to the Bay Area from Nashville, Tennessee a year ago to accept his current position as Director of Marketing and Branding for the Tri-Valley Tourism Bureau. He is accomplished, and has more than 20 years experience working as a creative professional. Prior to moving to the Tri-Valley Tim was contracted by Voith Industrial Services to develop a new brand for their North American Operations including front-end design and development of the software used for the companies Intranet. Toonen was also responsible for a majority of the company’s creative, including design, copywriting and photography, for internal communications, marketing, presentations and training materials. Toonen founded, and served as CEO/Publisher, of Scene Newspapers in Wisconsin from 1993-2002, and was CEO for Nashville’s Freedom Press Publishing from 2004-2008.    


James Nagel is an artist apart from other singer/songwriters. His voice will warm your soul while his earthy tunes will grab hold of your spirit, keeping you begging for more. His sound is heavily influenced by timeless greats, and it artistically blends old-school rock and roll with contemporary, zesty pop. This down-to-earth Bay Area native has an unparalleled passion and drive that is not going unnoticed in today’s music industry. President of Songwriter’s Resource Network and Writer/Producer Steve Cahill (Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Billy Joel) hails James as, “easily one of the most talented young songwriters around today. His work resonates with insight, emotional complexity and creative passion. James is an artist who impresses on every level.” 



We are looking for volunteers to help out at our events. Please introduce yourself to our Director of Membership & Communication, Nichole Christoffersen, via email nicholec@livermorechamber.org and let us know how you would like to volunteer and we can then better determine if there is a good fit.

Social Media Promoters

Advertise and promote your business to our huge audience across emails, at events, and on our website and social media sites. Please the Director of Membership & Communication, Nichole Christoffersen by email,
nicholec@livermroechamber.org, or by call (925) 447-1606 ext. 203, learn more and to determine if there is a good fit.

  • Food
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  • Raffle Items
  • Gifts & Donations

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Robert Livermore Community Center - Cresta Blanca Ballroom
4444 East Avenue

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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