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February 2017

It All Begins with an Apple Seed... Page 4

EVERYTHING FOR THE WORKPLACE

Glenda Bayless

CPA


Chairman's MESSAGE By Bob Tinsley Staff

Janice Moore President/CEO Nyesha Loyd Executive Assistant

Committees

Ambassadors • Executive Government Relations

Executive Committee Chairman Bob Tinsley

First Vice Chairman Chris Ackerman Treasurer Victoria Martin Secretary Janice Moore Past-Chairman of the Board Colleen Hunt

Members of the Board Kevin Mahany Elizabeth Stepanian Krystal Beck Kari Leon Raghada Khoury Jeanie Miller Nick DiCosola Virginia Watterson Richard Richter Carol Thomas- Keefer Richard Bounce Tessa Schutz Miriam Munoz Tom Hoegerman Arlene Pence Bruinsma Terry Saenz

Source Magazine

Editor & Designer Chris Ackerman - Signify Designs Printed at Mojave Copy & Printing The AV Business Source Magazine is published monthly by The Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce Spirit River Center 16010 Apple Valley Rd. Apple Valley, CA 92307 Tel. 760.242.2753 Fax. 760.242.0303 Email. info@avchamber.org Web. www.AVChamber.org

Happy Valentine’s Day! Be sure to NOT forget this. It just might keep you out of the Dog House for a bit. Even if you’re a little late, Chocolate works Magic...I speak from experience!! Mark your Calendars NOW! APRIL 3 The next opportunity to Network, Market and Enjoy a Great Day is fast approaching. I’m speaking of The Chambers’ Annual Golf Tournament at The Apple Valley Golf Course. Call The Chamber Office now to reserve your space to market your business by being a sponsor, entering your team or spending the day lending a hand. We will be stuffing the Tee Prize Bags asap, so if you have Promotional Items drop them by or we will pick them up. Did I say APRIL 3 ????? “NOW” Do it ! See you then. If you are a New Member or not a Member, come out and see what we can do for your business. Another upcoming event you won’t want to miss. Apple Valley Chamber’s Summer Hops Brewfest. That’s right a Brewfest! We have partnered with Off the Grid Brewery to make it a huge success! The event will be held on June 10 at Lions Park in Apple Valley. The Committee is meeting regularly and has got a Great Event Planned. It ain’t ALL about tasting brews or playing golf, it’s about coming together as a Community and having a super day mixing and marketing our selves and businesses. Come out now and join the Team. The Chamber is “The Front Door to the Business Community” (Continued on page 10)

Calendar February 2017 February 14th Executive Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Chairman: Bob Tinsley, Spirit River Center February 15th General Membership Luncheon Apple Valley Golf Course 15200 Rancherias Road, Apple Valley 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. February 17th Ambassador Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chairman: Richard Bounce, Bounce Realty

February 21st Board of Directors Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Chairman: Bob Tinsley, Spirit River Center

March 2017 March 3rd Government Relations Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley Noon – 1:00 pm Chairman: Pat Orr, Little Caesars


Member Stats New Members

Simply Rockn’ It Events

David J. Gunderson, CPA

14631 Equestrian Ct. Victorville, CA 92394

13623 Quapaw Rd. Apple Valley, CA 92308

Member Stats

February 15th, 2017 Apple Valley Golf Course

Renewing Members

KIPA- Kennedy Professional Insurance Agency B.R. Tinsley, Inc W.A. Thompson Dist. Co. Apple Valley Fire Protection District Sunland Ford Law Offices Debra Popineau- Bake Capstone Consulting Group Apple Valley Animal Hospital Walmart Store #2333 Steven Hodgkin, M.D. CONCO Construction Apple Valley PBID Bayer Cemetery and Insurance Brokers Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living Decorating Den Interiors Little Caesars Pizza McNamara Group St. Bernardine Care Providers, Inc. Valley Crest Residential Memory Care The HR Edge Coldwell Banker Home Source The Phoenix Foundation Donna J. Wells CPA Century 21 Fairway Desert Rock High Desert Shuttle Desert Fiat Homewatch Caregivers Cardiware LLC

General Membership Luncheon

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We appreciate the overwhelming response in attendance at the General Membership Luncheon and wish to accommodate all members in attendance. In our efforts to fulfill the reservations at the Apple Valley Golf Course for the monthly luncheon we ask that members R.S.V.P. no later than the Thursday before the luncheon. Should a member reserve and not attend, the lunch fee of $25.00 will be billed to the member. Notice of cancellation of reservations for the luncheon must be made 24 hours in advance in order to avoid the lunch fee.

15200 Rancherias Rd. Apple Valley, CA 92307 Check-in begins at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.

Program Robert Martinez, AIA, CASp “ADA Requirements for Business”

Table Sponsor Lee & Associates

Drawing Terry Saenz, VVAPL Humane Society

Ticket Sales Armida Murphy

Ambassador Chair Richard Bounce, Bounce Realty

Ambassadors Jackie Bounce, Bounce Realty Joan Phelps, HD Center for Spiritual Living Miriam Munoz, Valley Hi Honda Linda Martin, Linda’s Tailor Shop Anita Holmes, California Writer’s Club Terry Saenz, VVAPL Humane Society Randy Mages, Century 21 Desert Rock Barbara Smith • Armida Murphy Lindsey Kerry, Thompson Family Plumbing Tessa Schutz, Kranbox

RSVP Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce (760) 242-2753 or nyesha@avchamber.org

Cost $20.00 per person with reservation $25.00 per person at the door without reservation Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon request.


FEATURE STORY

It All Begins with an Apple Seed...

For over five years, Meagan Robinson worked in different salons as a nail tech. Over those years, she envisioned a salon that was not just a shop, but a community. Meagan was finally able to make that dream a reality with a loan from the Apple Seed Small Business Loan Program through the Town of Apple Valley. Partnering with AmPac Tri State CDC, Inc., the Town is able to provide $10,000 loans with interest rates as low as 7.5% to use as general working capital, as well as job creation for established small businesses in Apple Valley. This program uses Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars, with nothing coming out of the Town’s General Fund. This program, is not a start-up loan program, rather it is for businesses who have been active for at least one year, and are ready to move to the next level, which was just perfect for Meagan and her Charmed Beauty Bar.

At only 25 years old, talking with her, Meagan Robinson has the drive and determination seldom seen in people her age nowadays. “I was terrified”, says Meagan, “Thankfully, I had such great people like Veronica and Robert at Salon 18 to give me insight and tips on how to grow and expand my nail salon.” After her mom, Agio Real Estate Agent Adriana Quayat-Martino saw an online ad for the program, she passed it onto her daughter, and the ball began

Words and Photos by Chris Ackerman

rolling. “The process was quite easy”, shared Meagan, “It was like filling out a credit application. I was approved in 2 days, and from there I began w o r k i n g directly with Damaris at AmPac Tri State. I had to provide the how’s, why’s and show my number projections. In fact, I ended up getting a higher loan in the end!”

According to Orlando Acevedo, Assistant Director of Economic Development and Housing, who oversees the Apple Seed program, one thing that makes this program so special is the business mentoring one receives from AmPac. Before the loan process is completed, they help the owner understand their books and help in managerial decisions that go along with business expansion. “Our partnership with AmPac makes this loan more than just about a loan, but about equipping our borrowers with the tools to prosper, create jobs and grow their bottom lines”. (Continues next page)

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And grow Meagan did. Being the very first applicant and recipient of the Apple Seed program, and with the working capital she needed, Meagan found her location at 18419 Highway 18, and completely gutted the suite, and redid everything to just the way she had envisioned it. She purchased upgraded equipment and began hiring additional staff, and now Charmed Beauty Bar is not only a nail salon, but provides hair styling services as well. The question now begs, where do we go from here? Over the next 5 years, Orlando and the Economic Development staff want to see many more success stories come out of the Apple Seed Program and continue to help businesses get from point “B” to point “C” in their entrepreneurial dreams. For now, the Department has their own dreams of creating a small business incubator program, with small office spaces and universal receptionist to help new and home-based businesses grow to the next level. For Meagan Robinson, Charmed Beauty Bar is only the first step. “At Salon 18, I had grown out of that location after 1 year, and needed to expand, and now I have to do it after only 2 months!” She would like to expand her current location and hire up to 12 staff which will offer a variety of services. Meagan’s overall goal is to someday have three locations, one in Victorville and another in the Hesperia/Oak Hills area. “I don’t want to be in the heart of the city, but in further out locations.” After years on envisioning her salon, her next vision is for her salons to become the best kept secret in the High Desert. For more information on the Apple Seed Loan Program, please visit www.selectapplevalley.com.

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Apple Bites

Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, provides options on the benefits of earthquake insurance.

Louisa Miller, IESBDC, promotes her next “Open for Business” workshop sponsored by the Apple Valley Chamber.

Tessa Schutz, Kranbox Video/ Photography, presents the benefits of video. Tessa is on “fire” to provide your business with a custom video!

“Yes! Apple Valley Solara Station No. 337 is OPEN!” claims Fire Chief Sid Hultquist. Thank you, Apple Valley voters for boosting public safety.

Steve Elliott promotes “Chameleon Entertainment & Productions” his newest business venture.

David Gunderson, CPA is a member of our newest Home Based Business Council. He is ready to do your taxes!

Mayor Scott Nassif introduces “Apple Valley Choice Energy Fund”, a program of the Town of Apple Valley to reduce our energy costs!

Carol Thomas-Keefer with Liberty Utilities Apple Valley discusses if we can take “emergency” out of “water conservation”.

Dana Hernandez, “Simply Rockin’ It Events” is ready to serve up fun and excitement at your next event!

Captain Lana Tomlin says “Happy Trails” to our membership as she takes the reins as Deputy Chief of all desert region stations.

Anthony Thomas, President of AVC Tech Services, is a proud new member as he receives his plaque and his 2017 Labor Poster from the Chamber.

Bob Tinsley, Chamber Board Chairman and CEO/President Janice Moore fires it up with “Summer Hops Brew Fest and Wine Too” event on June 10. “Somebody get these two a brewsky!”


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Chairman's MESSAGE

(Continued from page 3)

I’ll see you all at the Luncheon on the 15th at The Apple Valley Golf Course. I also said “Is your business ready for what’s coming”? Don’t miss out this time! YOUR Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce is Poised and Ready to help YOU! If you bring a friend or potential member, lunch is on us. BTW, how do you like our new SOURCE newsletter! Broader distribution and more pages thanks to our sponsors! Get your business noticed in the SOURCE! Apple Valley remains the best place to live and do business!

Bob Tinsley

Business MOMENT Leadership is an inside job. Before you can lead people outwardly, you have to lead yourself inwardly. Leadership starts with internal goodness. Goodness is not some pie-in-the-sky philosophical concept. It’s not some prudish, goody-two-shoes standard of stilted perfection. Goodness is practical. When you’re good, people trust you. They know you won’t cheat them, or violate their confidences, or mistreat them. They know you’ll consider their interests, listen deeply and share generously, and be respectful. Your goodness is the single most important determinant of whether followers will trust your leadership, and trust is crucial to good leadership. When people trust you, they’ll work harder on your behalf, they’ll have a higher tolerance for your idiosyncrasies, they’ll be loyal to you, and, most importantly, they’ll act with integrity too. Trust begets trust, and when you act with goodness it becomes an invitation for others to act with theirs, mutually strengthening the trust between you. Most of us think we’re good people, but we also tend to be more forgiving of ourselves when our goodness is compromised. How would you stack up, for example, against the concept of cash register honesty? Imagine driving to work tomorrow morning and stopping to get some coffee on the way. If, after driving a mile down the road, you realize that the cashier inadvertently gave you ten dollars too much in change, would you turn around and drive back? What if turning around meant that you’d be a little late for a meeting? What if the meeting was with your boss? What if the cashier had been a little snotty to you? It’s hard to be good if you haven’t defined the values that make up your goodness. Being good means

Leading, for Goodness’ Sake By: Bill Treasurer

living congruently with your values, and doing that requires actually knowing what your values are. Thus, it’s a good idea for all leaders, new and seasoned, to take stock of what they stand for and against: * Which values do you hold most dear? * Which values are nonnegotiable and define a boundary that you will always uphold? * Which values do you think you most embody? * Which values do you lack or most need to develop? * Are you living and working in alignment with your values? How do you know? When you live in congruence with a clear set of values, your motives, words, and actions come to embody your personal integrity. We know a good leader when we see one. There’s a certain consistency, fairness, and reasonability in her behavior. We have her full presence when we engage with her. She treats us as a fellow human being, even when she is rungs above us on the organizational ladder. We never feel small around her. We aren’t afraid to approach her or ask her a question. We know she respects us and herself. When we move into a leadership role, we refer back to the model she set- how she carried herself, how she weighed and made decisions, and how she treated us and others. We hope to be as good as her someday.

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