November 30 is "Giving Tuesday."The Dublin Chamber members that do great works in Dublin and the Tri-Valley to make our community better. Consider making a donation today to these worthy causes. The Biletnikoff Foundation Dublin Lions Club@therotaryclubofdublinhttps://www.easterseals.com/https://behively.org/Livermore Amador Symphony https://www.livermoreamadorsymphony.org/Assistance League https://www.assistanceleague.org/amador-valley/Caring Hearts https://caringheartsfoundationinc.org/Dublin Partners in
Are you participating in Small Business Saturday—or better yet—Small Business Season, where you encourage people to shop small throughout the holiday and not just on the day after Black Friday? If so, you might be scrambling right now trying to put together last-minute touches on what you hope will be a hot time of year for your business.
If you’re wondering how you should spend your hours leading up to Small Business Saturday and what you need for the biggest shopping season of the year, we have a
The City of Dublin invites residents to participate in the City’s Holiday Home Decorating Contest.
Categories are: Seen from Space (best use of lights), Winter Wonderland (best lawn display), Holiday Classic (best holiday theme/story), Gingerbread House (best neighborhood), and Deck the Halls (best apartment/condo/balcony). A Holiday Spirit award will be presented to the grand prize winner.
Judging will take place December 13-17, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Parks and Community Services Commission members will
Request for Qualifications: Reusable Foodware Support & Services
Are you a business, nonprofit, or individual with innovative ideas to eliminate single-use foodware? Local public agency StopWaste is looking for ideas and qualifications to help build a reusable foodware infrastructure in Alameda County. Visit www.StopWaste.org/RFQ-Reusables for submission details and eligibility. Deadline for first round review is Nov. 29.
December is a month full of holidays and ways to market your business. Here are our December 2021 marketing ideas to grow your small business. Article includes December monthly, weekly, and daily holidays you can use for your December marketing campaigns. Click here to learn more.
The cities of Albany, Hayward, and Pleasanton have recently committed their cities to transition to renewable energy for their electricity supply! In January 2022, all businesses and residents will transition from their current plan with East Bay Community Energy to the Renewable 100 plan! (Except residents enrolled in CARE/FERA/Medical Baseline, who will remain on EBCE’s Bright Choice service.) Renewable 100 is 100% California wind and solar energy at a price of 1 cent per kWh above PG&E’s generation
High schoolers looking to get ahead in their studies can take advantage of concurrent enrollment at Las Positas College (LPC), but they must submit all of their paperwork during the upcoming application window to be considered.
Between October 15 and December 3, interested 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students must submit all required documentation to apply for spring 2022 concurrent enrollment at LPC. After December 3, the window will close and no more applications will be accepted. Students who wish to
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD) will require all students attending in-person classes or participating in any activity on any campus in-person in the spring semester to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof.
It is the belief of the Board of Trustees that as a public agency it is incumbent upon our district to ensure our students are learning and our faculty and staff are working in the safest possible environment. After much consultation with health
As decisions to vaccinate and wear face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations, health officers for the nine Bay Area jurisdictions that require face coverings in most indoor public spaces today reached consensus on criteria to lift those health orders under certain conditions.
The counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley will lift the indoor masking requirement in public spaces not subject to
Operating under a Water Shortage Emergency, the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors approved Stage 2 Water Shortage rates at its October 5 meeting.
Calendar year 2021 is a critically dry year—the second in a row. Water levels in reservoirs across the state are below their historical averages. Based on current conditions and water supply scenarios for 2022, on September 1, 2021, the Zone 7 Board of Directors declared a Stage 2 Water Shortage Emergency asking for mandatory
Zone 7 is making it easier than ever before for customers to convert their lawns to more water efficient alternatives. Zone 7 and their water retailers are now offering increased rebate amounts for Water Efficient Lawn Conversion to single-family properties up to 50 percent of the costs with a maximum rebate of $2,000. The maximum rebate for a non-residential property or multi-family property is up to 50 percent of the costs, with a $6,000 maximum rebate. Since Zone 7 declared a drought emergency and
Do you know how many adults live in your state? Are there more children living in your county since 2010? In this Data Gem, you will learn how to quickly find the answers to these questions using a map-based visualization that allows you to identify trends for states and counties for the adult and under-age 18 population. Learn More
Marketing your business in November means more than talking turkey. Here are our marketing ideas to grow your small business. Key events include Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but there's much, much more! Click here to read the full article.
Whatever kind of business you have, Small Business Saturday can help. Here’s our rundown of the biggest benefits that come from participating.
According to a press release from the SBA (Small Business Administration) about Small Business Saturday 2020:American consumers spent an estimated $19.8 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday, according to data released by American Express, up from $19.6 billion in 2019. Online shopping at small businesses on the day was up
Influencers can be an effective way to market your small business but finding the right ones can be difficult. Here’s our guide on how to find influencers for marketing your small business.
How to find influencersWhere to find influencersHow to engage with influencersLEARN MORE
Dublin Unified School District is seeking applicants to fill vacant positions which currently exist on our Citizens' Bonds Oversight Committee (CBOC) and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee (PTOC.) The CBOC and PTOC are both independent oversight committees comprised of volunteers from within our community. These volunteers are entrusted with and dedicated to ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent according to voter-approved Bond and Parcel Tax language.
The PTOC is seeking member representatives for the
Do you want to wow your existing customers? Are you ready to take your “relationship” with them to the next level? Then it may be time to grab your data and do some personalized marketing.What You Need
To get your customers’ attention, you need to have tools in place to measure things like buying frequency and purchase history. You’ll also want your customers’ email addresses.
If you don’t have that, start collecting it. If you do, let’s talk about how you can use it to drive additional sales.
These days a lot of people are considering business ownership. Whether you buy into a franchise, lease some space and start your own thing, or log onto the internet and begin building an ecommerce website, doing it on your own has never been more alluring. But just because you have an incredible skill or access to cheap goods does not mean you're ready to open the doors to your own business.
Starting a business without a strong foundation can hinder your sales. If you open your doors prematurely, you
It seems like everybody with a cell phone is texting now but how about texting for your business? Here are some things to know about SMS marketing. In this article we cover -What is SMS Marketing and Why you should think about doing itHow to do SMS Marketing the "right way"LEARN MORE
Influencer marketing can be an effective way to reach your target audience but costs can vary. Here are some things to know about influencer marketing costs. The article covers important topics like:Influencer Marketing Rate FactorsRates Per Post on common Social Media Channels like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, SnapChat and TwitterTypes of PartnershipsClick here to read the full article.
Are you managing your online reputation? If not, it could be costing you business. Here are some things you should know.Why Manage Your Online Reputation
Online reputation management (ORM) is the process of monitoring and managing your business’s reputation on the web. Here’s why it matters.Buying Decisions - Most people do online research before making a purchase and how you appear online could be the deciding factor.Word-of-mouth - People treat online reviews like a recommendation or a tip from a
The scene is a common one these days. Lines of people waiting to pay in a restaurant, retail establishment, or grocery store. Tempers flare. Customers yell at staff and wonder why there’s only one person checking people out. Your staff thinks, “Who needs this?” and they’re not wrong. They feel overworked and underappreciated. Customers are demanding and loud. Customers vow not to return. It makes for a bad situation for everyone.
So what can you do to ensure it doesn’t happen in your
Let’s face it. You can’t throw a rock these days without hitting a help wanted sign. If someone wants to work, there is little stopping them on the employer side. (There may be things like childcare or scheduling on the employee’s side but that’s another article.)
If you’re running ads along with all the other employers out there, you’re at the mercy of their budgets—and if they have a larger one than you—they may be able to get their wanted ads in more effective places more often. A sign in your place
Do you have dreams about owning your own business or becoming part of the gig economy? Making your own hours? Working from wherever you want?
Then you’re not alone.
There are an estimated 582 million entrepreneurs (about 775,000 of them in the US) already working for themselves. And that number is growing. According to Guidant Financial, 27% of people polled in 2020 wanted to start their own entrepreneurial enterprises because they were disenchanted/dissatisfied with corporate America. And a lot of
If you were paying attention this week, you undoubtedly heard about the “gas crisis” where a cyberattack crippled a major pipeline. As if that wasn’t bad enough, consumers across the country panicked, running to the gas station to fill up whatever container they had, creating a gas shortage that was reminiscent of the toilet paper crisis of last year.
The media did its best to combat it by telling people in states like Florida, that its citizens were largely unaffected. However, few believed the reports
The Las Positas College (LPC) Music Department is proud to announce a first place win for talented composition student Sydney Roberts at the annual Music Association of California Community Colleges Conference held earlier this month. Roberts will be presented with a $200 scholarship in recognition of her talents.
Roberts took home first place for her original piece for 3 marimbas entitled Thief, inspired during class while listening to various marimba pieces, particularly Steve Reich's Nagoya Marimbas.