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August 2018



FROGEES Chris Ackerman’s





Glenda Bayless


Chairman's MESSAGE By Victoria Martin Staff

Janice Moore President/CEO Joy Adkins Membership Services Representative


Happy August! Thank you to all who attended the first joint luncheon of the High Desert Regional Chambers Coalition! A huge thank you to our amazing speakers, Sheriff John McMahon and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte. We had

Ambassadors • Executive Government Relations

a great time partnering with the Hesperia and Barstow Chambers of

Executive Committee

Commerce and look forward to providing many more opportunities for

Chairman Victoria Martin

First Vice Chairman Chris Ackerman

our members to network and grow their businesses. If you’re looking for additional opportunities to network, check out

Treasurer Virginia Watterson

the Apple Valley Chamber Facebook page at www.facebook.com/

Secretary Janice Moore

events – you can support your local business community by attending a

Past-Chairman of the Board Bob Tinsley

applevalleychamber. It’s a great place to find out about upcoming ribbon cutting, sponsor an upcoming luncheon, or even register to run in the 2018 Rockin’ the Desert Mud Run!

Members of the Board Richard Bounce Amber Brendel 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

Source Magazine

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. info@avchamber.org Web. www.AVChamber.org

Be sure to join us at my favorite luncheon of the year, the Town of Apple Valley State of the Town, held on August 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Apple Valley Conference Center. Our Town Council will share all about what’s

Calendar August 2018 August 8th Executive Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Chairman: Victoria Martin, ArchAngel Estate Planning August 10th Ambassador Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chairman: Dana Hernandez, Simply Rockin it Events August 14th 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

August 15th 2018 State of the Town Apple Valley Conference Center 14975 Dale Evans Pkwy, Apple Valley 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

September 2018 September 7th 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

new and happening in Apple Valley…the “Best Place to Live” in the High Desert!

2018 state of the town

Thank you, as always, for being a member of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce. If you have ideas, concerns, or feedback of any kind please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to serve you!

Member Stats

Victoria Martin

August 15, 2018 Apple Valley Conference Center 14975 Dale Evans Pkwy, Apple Valley, CA 92307 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sponsor Opportunities

Renewing Members Ranch Motor Co.

43 Years

Apple Valley Transfer & Storage, Inc.

38 Years

Century 21 Fairway

36 Years

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Business and Commercial Services 34 Years

For more information or to sponsor this event, please visit avchamber.org or contact Janice Moore of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce at 760242-2753.

Ambassador Chair


31 Years

Dana Hernandez, Simply Rockn’ it Events

Mitsubishi Cement Corporation

30 Years


Steven E. Kratofil, DDS

27 Years

Richard Bounce, Bounce Realty

Napa Auto Parts Apple Valley

24 Years

Joan Phelps, Hi Desert Center for Spiritual Living

Martinez + Okamoto Architects, Inc.

24 Years

Linda Martin, Linda’s Tailor Shop

Edward Jones Investments

23 Years

Costco Wholesale #101

23 Years

FHA Services, Inc.

18 Years

Alaska USA Federal Union

18 Years

Inland Empire United Way

17 Years

Apple Valley Glass

17 Years

John Wales, John-Wales Farmer Insurance

Desiree Burgnon

14 Years

Brandin Wilson Dillon, Shear Realty

Quail Valley Estates Inc.

11 Years

Watson Land

11 Years

Solution Strategies International, Inc.

11 Years

Jersey Mike’s Sub

4 Years

Ashwood Golf Course

3 Years

First Step Recovery Center

2 Years


2 Years

John Wales-Farmers Insurance

1 Year

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.

Jackie Bounce, Bounce Realty

Anita Holmes, California Writers Club Barbara Smith, Mohahve Historical Society Dana Hernandez, Simply Rockn’ it Events Eva D’Antonio, Entercom Radio Wendy Ramey, Agio Real Estate Tiffani Calvert, Oggi’s Pizza & Brewery Jacqueline Eldredge, Massey Insurance Services Brittany Depezynski, High Desert Shuttle

Tickets & Reservations

No lunch cards will be accepted for this luncheon. Reservation required to attend. Purchase tickets at avchamber.org


General admission with lunch = $25.00 Gallery seating (without lunch) = FREE

FEATURE STORY There are many added benefits of being a member of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, but one that a lot of our members love to take advantage of our Business Spotlight’s, which is a free service to new members as well as renewals. Due to space constraints, normally we are only afforded one or two Spotlight’s per issue, and as you can assume, our backlog can become quite daunting. Because of this, we are highlighting our members (as well as cleaning up the backlog a bit!) this month for our 2nd Annual “Membership Issue”! Please enjoy reading these articles on just a few of our members that make our Chamber of Commerce so special!


Help nourish. Help flourish. Be a sub above Jersey Mike’s is a brand that believes: In the value of ingredients, in the virtue of intention, and in the idea that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same.

CELEBRATING OUR MEMBERS! Words by T. Faye Griffin, & Chris Ackerman

Premium meats sliced on the spot, the freshest vegetables sliced fresh daily…a hot grill always ready and delectable bread baked throughout the day. And then…there’s the juice. Our signature red wine vinegar and special olive oil blend. The juice. It’s what turns good into great, better into best, and it elevates our sandwich to the highest level. The juice is the active ingredient in a sub above. It’s an exquisite zing… a splash of extra and unexpected. Of course the concept goes beyond sandwiches: Life is better with juice too. A little added effort, a splash of extra and unexpected, elevates everything. So we take the time to know your name. We enliven where we can. And when we ask “how can we help?” We mean it. After all, helping is who we are. It’s not an angle and it’s not an act. We don’t give to get, we give to give: Our passion, our time, our talent, and our attention…we always have and always will. We believe staying true to your roots is critical. Your history, after all, is a running start for your future. The key to authenticity is this: Remember where you came from, remember where you’re going, and choose the straightest line between the two. If you’re good, be good always. If you’re true, be true always. And if you’re the best submarine sandwich on the planet, be the best submarine sandwich on the planet always.

HIGH DESERT SHUTTLE At Jersey Mike’s, we offer a sub above – one that’s measured in more than inches or seconds ‘til served. We carefully consider every aspect of what we do – every slice, every sandwich, every store – we provide our customers with sustenance and substance too. We start with a strong foundation: the kind of highgrade ingredients you’d use yourself if you could.

Riding in Style...

Picture this: You’ve just received your itinerary from your travel agent. Flight? Check. Hotel? Check. Ground transportation to the airport? Uh oh! Let’s face it, the thought of arranging a ride down the hill from a friend or family member, or worse, navigating traffic yourself and leaving the car parked for days on end in a lot with nebulous security, can add stress to any trip.

Never fear. High Desert Shuttle to the rescue! Serving Apple Valley, Victorville, Hesperia, and surrounding areas, High Desert Shuttle provides local residents with dependable, door-to-door car service to and from Southern California’s most popular airports. Their fleet of comfortable, late model coaches can transport you to Ontario, John Wayne, Long Beach, LAX or Hollywood Burbank safely, on time, and with your nerves still in tact. “Everyone wants to go on vacation, no one wants to drive to the airport,” says owner Tommy Coe. Which is why the company offers a wide selection of one-way and round-trip options to accommodate the unique needs of their passengers. For example, their Red Shuttle features an attractive low rate (starting at $49 per passenger), and is suitable for those with more flexible schedules. Those who prefer not to share a ride will find that the Exclusive Shuttle offers both convenience and privacy. All of their services cater to the customer’s individual travel itineraries while ensuring comfort and peace of mind. Located in Victorville at 14176 Amargosa Rd, Suite A, High Desert Shuttle is proudly veteranowned and operated. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 6 pm, and Saturdays 12 to 4 pm. To book your reservation, give them a call at 760-486-8821. Or take advantage of the convenient 24-hour online reservation service through the website: www.thehighdesertshuttle. com. Be sure to inquire about the senior and military discounts.

RANCHO MOTOR COMPANY Rancho Motor Company is a proud member of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce. Dating back to our start in 1971, we’ve been

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serving Apple Valley and the surrounding communities of the High Desert area; helping our community members purchase and service their Chevrolet and Cadillac vehicles. We invite you to visit us online atwww.RanchoMotors.com or in person at 15425 Dos Palmas Road, (off the I-15 Freeway, Palmdale Road exit) to see how we can be of service to you.

production of the musical “Grease” are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

With a years-long history of charitable giving, Rancho Motor Company provides support to St Mary’s Foundation, Victor Valley College Foundation, Desert Manna, Fort Irwin Family MWR, High Desert Marines, Youth Soccer and Baseball, Lions Club, Victor Valley Community Services Council, Apple Valley Senior Center, Local HS Football/Cheer teams, Hesperia Parks Dept, City of Victorville Recreation, Phoenix Foundation and many more. Rancho Motor Company also holds long standing memberships in the local Chambers of Commerce and Rotary Clubs.

Located just east of The Village, the club could be called “Game Central on Central.” There are games galore for every interest and skill level. Members try their hand at billiards, Bunco, bridge, pinochle. dominoes, and more. And what would a hip and happening senior club be without Bingo? The club’s public tournaments are a hot ticket.

Rancho Motor Company looks forward to serving our customers for many years to come.

APPLE VALLEY SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB Thanks to advancements in healthcare and technology senior citizens are enjoying unprecedented longevity. They are the most active and well informed in history. Still, loneliness is a sad reality for many of our elders. Fortunately for “seasoned citizens” in Apple Valley there is a safe haven where friendships are forged and fun abounds. Enter Apple Valley Senior Citizens Club. Established in 1965—exactly one year after the last of the Baby Boomers were born—the warm and inviting gathering place provides a dazzling array of enriching activities seven days a week. Crafting projects, monthly luncheons, and outings such as the upcoming field trip to a

One of the favorites activities is dancing. Tap, square, aerobics, and line dancing are among the offerings. The monthly tea dance featuring a live band is open to the public and is always a crowd pleaser.

But it is not all fun and games. The staff strives to provide club members with information that will help keep their bodies strong and their minds sharp. Understanding how imperative it is that seniors remain aware of the socio-economic issues that impact them, guest speakers from health organizations, law enforcement agencies and others often share the most up-to-date information so club members are better equipped to make informed decisions. The club’s low annual membership fee of $25 is the passport to more than 55 activities to enjoy throughout the year. Apple Valley Senior Citizens Club is located at 13188 Central Road. Clubhouse hours are 8 am to 4 pm daily. All seniors are invited to join in on the fun! For a schedule of events, visit: applevalleyseniorcitizensclub.net. Or call: 760247-3155

BOISSET COLLECTION Close your eyes and imagine the taste of a delicious wine on your tongue; perhaps a buttery California Chardonnay or a full-bodied Malbec



from France. Think about what might make an awesome pairing. That is the beauty of wine, its ability to take you on a journey around the world in a glass. And Lisa Kiplinger Kennedy of Boisset Collection is the perfect tour guide.

High Desert for outstanding general contracting services. No small feat in an industry where too many instances of unreliability, shoddy workmanship, and unnecessary overages have caused “contractor” to become somewhat of a dirty word.

As a personal curator and ambassador for the Boisset Collection, Lisa will escort you and your guests through multiple wine regions right in the comfort of your home or office. Explore wines from 25 international wineries including Buena Vista, Raymond, DeLoach, Frenchie, Lyeth, Lockwood, and Wattle Creek.

Founded on the principle that “It shouldn’t be a daunting task to work with a contractor,” the husband and wife team are dedicated to providing quality work that leaves Cornerstone Construction Company customers feeling “appreciated, satisfied and completely jazzed about their project.”

Wine consumption has more than tripled in the last decade. Understandably one could be overwhelmed by number of vintages on the market. Boisset seeks to make shopping for good wine a more accessible and enjoyable experience. Their intimate wine-tastings not only instill a deeper appreciation for the world’s most mysterious and complex libation, it creates a memorable experience for all in attendance, making it perfect for your wine club, corporate party or other special event. In addition to intimate wine tasting experiences in your home or office, the Boisset Collection provides unique gift ideas for the connoisseur in your life such as wine-inspired jewelry and luxury accessories for the home. Unique wines presented in etched bottles with custom labels are a favorite for corporate gift giving. To arrange your own taste excursion, contact Lisa Kiplinger Kennedy at 760-954-5334.

CORNERSTONE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY If the Yelp reviews of their company are any indication, Chad and Kristin Shaules are doing something right. Cornerstone Construction Company is building a solid reputation in the

With a wide array of residential and commercial services to address both large and small projects, Cornerstone has proven to be equally adept at routine home maintenance projects like replacing dated kitchen or bathroom features or helping you build your dream home from the ground up. Because the High Desert is at high risk for natural disasters, Cornerstone Construction specializes in emergency restoration from water and fire damage. Other special services include a dedicated utility division that offers engineering, planning, and installation for public utility companies and developers. Whatever your needs Chad and Kristin hope you’ll give them the chance to “make your project Cornerstone Built.” For an initial consultation, call 760-503-5545. Or visit: www.cornerstonecchd.com

FROGEE’S COCKTAIL LOUNGE Most regulars will tell you that Frogee’s Cocktail Lounge is the kind of place where you can check the troubles of day at the door and simply chill. And that is the mission of owners Sue Luna and Joy Garcia. A fixture in the historic Village at Apple Valley since 2003, and noted for its “great vibes,” Frogee’s is committed to creating a safe, family-oriented Continued on page 9

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FEATURE STORY environment where all are welcomed and thus aligns with the town’s goal of building a inclusive community. Creating new relationships with people and treating all with kindness and respect makes the charming throwback pub a great place to meet, mix, and mingle all to the sounds of great music. A strong supporter of local musicians, Frogee’s is a popular spot to dance the night away to one of the many live bands. Wednesdays is their famed karaoke night. The spotlight shines on local vocalists as DJ Blaze spins and takes requests. Everyone is welcome to take to the stage for this favorite night of fun. Special events such as the recent Halloween in July, complete with costume contest, is just one of the many ways Frogee’s connects with the community and caters to their customer’s needs and desires. With all that singing and dancing, patrons work up quite a thirst. And Frogee’s does not disappoint. An impressive line-up of beers on tap and creative signature drinks such as the “Frog Hop” and “Stoplight Shots” cocktails are plentiful and powerful. Frogee’s Cocktail Lounge is located at 21820 US Highway 18 and is open daily. For event information and drink specials call 760-247-6800.

SNAPOLOGY OF HIGH DESERT Let’s face it. The older our children get, the harder it is to come up with creative birthday party ideas. But what if you could combine the fun of a celebration with the benefits education? Snapology of High Desert to the rescue! A new member of the Apple Valley Chamber, Snapology of High Desert is a mobile party service

CELEBRATING OUR MEMBERS! Continued from page 7

that offers a new concept in learning by creating a playful environment for kids to experience the fundamentals of STEM/STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, art and literacy concepts). Snapology’s interactive parties are geared for kids between the ages of 4 to 13. The future innovators are “guided through hands-on activities using things they already love: LEGO ® bricks, as well as K’Nex and technology. With several themes to choose from, the service includes a certified facilitator who will set-up, conduct activities, and clean up. (Set-up AND clean-up! Don’t you love it already?) In addition to parties, Snapology of High Desert conducts confidence-building classes, field trips, camps, and workshops year-round making them perfect for spring break, summer or holiday breaks. Their video game design camps are especially inspiring to the next generation of innovators. The flexible structure is designed to reinforce school curriculums by disguising learning as fun. Snapology High Desert is one of only four locations operating in California. Opened in Spring 2018 by Umang Patel, the Hesperia-based business serves the High Desert and surrounding areas. To learn more, call Umang at 520-661-4151 or email: upatel@ snapology.com.

Apple Bites

Michael Karen sings our National Anthem at the inaugural High Desert Regional Chambers Coalition (HDRCC) luncheon hosted by the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds.

Apple Valley Unified School District Superintendent Tom Hoegerman is one of the 300 influential attendees at the HDRCC luncheon comprised of the Chambers of Commerce representing Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow and Hesperia.

Great contacts are made between members, Amy Schneider of “Off the Grid Brewery” and Dana Hernandez, CEO of “Simply Rockin’ Our Disabilities” at the HDRCC luncheon.

Photos By Chris Ackerman

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte opens the luncheon with updates from the California Legislature on repealing the gas tax. Groups against the repeal are expecting to spend over $100 million to fight it.

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon presents the partnership with the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors providing $1 million in new funding to target gang arrests resulting in 1,800 additional arrests last year.

Janice Moore, CEO and President of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the paradigm challenge “how to lessen a chamber’s equity gap, in order to better opportunities for members that exceed our local capacity to respond.”

Eugene Butticci, Executive Director of the Barstow Chamber of Commerce, explains the goal of HDRCC “to optimize our collective resources, to build on each of our existing assets, to ultimately increase efficiency, and overall effectiveness.”

Cari Thomas, CEO and President of the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce announced the signing of “Sharing a Chamber CEO” contract between the Adelanto and Hesperia Chambers of Commerce.

Janice Moore concludes the presentation by describing the HDRCC joint efforts as “a new paradigm, established by seasoned chamber CEOs to use a common sense approach to search for new ways to solve existing problems that chamber CEOs experience every day.”

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