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Chairman's MESSAGE By Victoria Martin Happy April!
Janice Moore President/CEO
I hope each one of you enjoyed a wonderful Easter.
Nyesha Loyd Burnatte Executive Assistant
I’m delighted to share with you the exciting networking and sponsorship opportunities available over the next few months as a member of the Apple Valley Chamber.
Joy Adkins Membership Services Representative
Ambassadors • Executive Government Relations
Executive Committee Chairman Victoria Martin
First Vice Chairman Chris Ackerman Treasurer Virginia Watterson Secretary Janice Moore Past-Chairman of the Board Bob Tinsley
Members of the Board Richard Bounce Arlene Pence Bruinsma Isaac Cisneros Thomas Hallin Dana Hernandez Tom Hoegerman Carol Thomas- Keefer Kari Leon Kevin Mahany Richard Richter Terry Saenz Sabrina Schneider Tessa Schutz Mike Thrapp
Editor & Designer Chris Ackerman - Signify Designs Staff Writer: T. Faye Griffin Printed at Mojave Printing Solutions 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. firstname.lastname@example.org Web. www.AVChamber.org
First is our annual golf tournament on Friday, April 13th. Registration is still open for golfers and sponsors. Even a golfer who isn’t “up to par” will have a blast at this tournament, which I believe is the MOST FUN golf tournament in the High Desert (can anyone say Jell-O shots?). You especially won’t want to miss our annual “ball drop,” where one lucky winner will win $1,000.00! You don’t need to be present to win, so swing by the Chamber office or give us a call to purchase raffle tickets. Next we’re gearing up for an event to kick off the summer, our second annual Summer Hops Brewfest (and wine too!)! The Apple Valley Chamber is proud to partner with Off the Grid Brewery to bring the FIRST Brewfest to the High Desert! Join us June 2nd to taste delicious craft brews and wines from breweries and wineries all over Southern California, rock out to some phenomenal bands and check out the best food trucks the Desert has to offer! Finally, we’re delighted to invite you to the first joint luncheon brought to you by the High Desert Regional Chambers Coalition. The Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow and Hesperia Chambers are combining our July luncheons to create a Continued on page 5
Calendar April 2018 April 11th Executive Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Chairman: Victoria Martin, ArchAngel Estate Planning April 13th Ambassador Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chairman: Miriam Munoz, Valley Hi Auto Group April 17th 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: Victoria Martin, ArchAngel Estate Planning
April 18th Chamber Membership Luncheon Apple Valley Golf Course, 15200 Rancherias Road, Apple Valley 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
May 2018 May 4th 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
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Make Your Business Grow Victorville, CA (760) 493-0665
New Members Living Joy With Others 17993 US Hwy 18 #102 Apple Valley, CA 92307 (760) 963-1345
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Apple Valley Golf Course 15200 Rancherias Rd. Apple Valley, CA 92307 Check-in begins at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.
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Drawing Miriam Munoz, Valley Hi Auto Group
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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. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon request.
Miriam Munoz, Valley Hi Auto Group
Ambassadors Richard Bounce, Bounce Realty Jackie Bounce, Bounce Realty Joan Phelps, Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living Miriam Munoz, Valley Hi Honda Linda Martin, Linda’s Tailor Shop Anita Holmes, California Writers Club Tessa Schutz, Kranbox Barbara Smith – Mohahve Historical Society Armida Murphy Eva D’Antonio, Entercom Radio Wendy Ramey, Agio Real Estate Curry Ramey, Agio Real Estate Isaac Cisneros, Cisneros Brothers Plumbing Tori Millian, Agio Real Estate, Inc. Tammy O’Neal, Agio Real Estate, Inc.
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FEATURE STORY At a recent Chamber luncheon, the keynoter spoke on tax law. What could have been a deadly boring presentation instead had everyone in the room rapt. How did he do it? The presenter employed the greatest speech hack known to mankind: Humor. Studies show that 74% of people suffer from glossophobia, better known as speech anxiety. Ouch! As a business owner, manager or supervisor, public speaking is one task that’s difficult to avoid. From conducting staff meetings to sales presentations, chances are you’ll find yourself speaking to a group. And if the nerves kick in—oh boy! You’re in for a rough time. OR, MAYBE NOT… Anxiety often arises when speakers anticipate a negative reaction (or a lack of one) from the audience. Inducing laughter is a tried-and-true method of creating a comfortable atmosphere for and your audience. • Humor relaxes people. • Humor boosts retention. • Humor makes people more receptive to the material.
The #1 Public Speaking Hack By T. Faye Griffin
While it’s not recommended that you attempt to become a stand-up comedian overnight, a well-placed, funny story or a few innocuous jokes or puns can go a long way in holding the audience’s attention and getting your message across. What’s that you say? You don’t think you’re funny? No problem. Let others be funny for you. By sharing video clips, comics, cartoons, sound bites, or props, you can attain the same results—a relaxed, attentive, engaged audience who’s not only listening, but also hearing you. But a word to the wise— tread carefully. Sarcastic, derogatory, sexual or racial humor in a workplace setting will always backfire. Even political humor might yield an undesirable reaction. Here are 3 1/2 tips for adding some humor to your next presentation: #1: PLAY WITH YOUR WORDS • Mother may have said, “Don’t play with your food.” But she never said you couldn’t play with your words. Use descriptive language and joke devices like alliterations, hyperboles, puns, and malaprops to add humor. (But use puns sparingly
to avoid sounding corny. Unless, of course, your audience is vegan.)
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#2: RESEARCH YOUR AUDIENCE • Identify the most pressing problem the audience has and rephrase that problem in a humorous way. It will demonstrate in a lighthearted manner that you understand and you care.
#3: PRACTICE • Consider joining your local chapter of Toastmasters International. There you can sharpen your speaking skills in a safe and nurturing environment.
#½ : LAUGH • If your speech doesn’t make you laugh out loud, rewrite it until it does.
Chairman's MESSAGE Continued from page 2
HUGE networking opportunity for our members! As a member of any of the Chambers, we welcome you to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to meet business leaders from all over the High Desert and even advertise your business through a sponsorship! We’ll be sharing more details shortly, but mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the Victor Valley Fairgrounds. It’s part of our mission at the Apple Valley Chamber to create a stronger business community, so if there’s an additional benefit you’d like to see or you have any suggestions at all, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Wishing you a happy and prosperous April.
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Long time member Richard Rorex invites our members to the “Man About Town” event for the High Desert Phoenix Foundation.
Victoria Martin, Chairman of our board, opens our membership luncheon.
Chris Nunez, President of the High Desert Phoenix Foundation announces the Grand Finale for 2018 Man About Town on Saturday April 28 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park.
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Chairman Victoria Martin welcomes new member Super Collision Center and their staff.
Heather Obernolte informs our membership on important legislation authored by Assemblyman Jay Obernolte.
Logan Olds, General Manager with VVWRA, is a 2018 candidate for Man About Town. Logan claims to have the “Speakeasy Password!”
New member Elementum Services presents on their fire and water restoration services.
Salon 18 Suites, Veronica Martinez presents her newest stylist joining the salon.
Dana Hernandez and Bob Tinsley, Co-Chairs of The Apple Valley Chamber Golf Classic challenge the members to give it your best shot!
Victoria Martin welcomes newest member Angela Sorrell with Make Your Business Grow!
Robert Martinez presents on the most recent changes to the ADA law and its impact on business.
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