Pleasanton Weekly

News - September 10, 2010

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Marketing workshop

The city of Pleasanton offers the next in a series of marketing workshops targeting Pleasanton retail and restaurant businesses from 8-9 a.m. Tuesday at the Farmer Restaurant, 855 Main St.

All Pleasanton retail and restaurant establishments are invited to participate in this free workshop to learn the benefits of a soon-to-be- launched "shop local" holiday campaign. Participants will learn national statistics on the success of such campaigns and how they can increase holiday sales and help to create a network of loyal customers.

The event is free to Pleasanton businesses and all attendees will receive a "shop local" kit with materials and instructions on how to capture more holiday sales. Participants are encouraged to register today to Rebecca Perry at 931-5038 or

Looking for interns

U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) is accepting applications for college and post-graduate student internship positions in his Pleasanton, Stockton and Washington, D.C., offices.

"I encourage students who are interested in public service and learning about a congressional office to apply," McNerney said. "It is an excellent way to gain professional experience and to serve our community."

Applications from high school students are considered on a case-by-case basis for Pleasanton and Stockton. All internship positions are unpaid although the congressman's office will work with educational institutions that award academic credit. To apply, mail or fax a cover letter and resume to the respective office. Mail delivery to D.C. is delayed due to security, so applicants are encouraged to fax a cover letter and resume.

Candidates forum Tuesday

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast next Tuesday where candidates for mayor and the City Council will discuss their views of issues affecting the city and answer questions about their candidacy.

Those invited to participate in the candidates' forum include Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, who is seeking re-election, and Councilwoman Cindy McGovern, who is also seeking election as mayor. Vying for the two available council seats are incumbents Cheryl Cook-Kallio and Jerry Thorne and challengers Karla Brown and Fred Watson.

Brad Hirst of Equity Enterprises will serve as moderator.

The breakfast and forum are open to the public but reservations are required. The cost is $22. Call 846-5858 to register.


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