Trade is the conduct of trade between economic agents. Trade generally refers to the exchange of goods, services or something of value between businesses or entities. From a broad perspective, nations are concerned with managing trade in a way that improves the well-being of citizens, provides jobs and produces beneficial goods and services.

Commerce generally refers to the macro-economic purchase and sale of goods and services by large organizations on a scale. The sale or purchase of a single item by a consumer is defined as a transaction, while trade refers to all transactions relating to the purchase and sale of that item in the economy. Most of the trade is conducted internationally and represents the purchase and sale of goods between nations.

The purpose of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce is to promote the common business interests of its general membership, to foster and promote a healthy, competitive business climate and to enhance the quality of life of the city of Walnut Creek, County Contra Costa, State of California and the United States of America.

  1. Focused on building a strong local economy. 
  2. Promotes the community and your business continuously.
  3. Is a clear voice for business to communicate to all levels of government to hold a line on taxes and government interference.
  4. Provides an extraordinary array of business networking opportunities to help you connect.
  5. Aggressively advocating for business, through effective political action, ensure that government offices are sensitive to business.
  6. Keep you up-to-date on important issues affecting your business, keeping you in front of the curve.
  7. Provide meaningful leadership training and timely skill building workshops to improve your business efficiency.
  8. You’ve put together a unique array of member discounts and benefits to save you time and money.
  9. It is uniquely positioned to represent your business by relocating residents, new businesses and visitors to our community.
  10.  Is an exciting organization of energetic, vibrant members coming together to help make Walnut Creek an even better place to live, work and recreate.

When properly managed, commercial activity can quickly improve the standard of living of a nation and increase its standing in the world. However, when trade is allowed to run unregulated, large enterprises can become too powerful and impose negative externalities on citizens for the benefit of business owners. Many nations have established government agencies responsible for promoting and managing trade, such as the United States Department of Commerce.

This well-known government office is located near the following offices in Walnut Creek, California:

  • Walnut Creek Public Services Department
  • Walnut Creek Traffic Operation
  • Walnut Creek Parks Division
  • CalPERS Walnut Creek Regional Office
  • City Engineering
  • DMV Walnut Creek
  • Sugarloaf Ranger Station
  • Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
  • Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s Office

All of these wonderful offices are located just a short distance from our location on Boulevard Circle in historic Walnut Creek, California.