A Year in Review! Chris Ackermanâ€™s
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Janice Moore President/CEO Nyesha Loyd Burnatte Executive Assistant Joy Adkins Membership Services Representative
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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 Raghada Khoury Kari Leon Kevin Mahany Miriam Munoz Richard Richter Terry Saenz Sabrina Schneider Tessa Schutz Mike Thrapp
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Merry Christmas! My husband refers to me as a Christmas Elf. I’m one of those people who’s ready to put up their Christmas Tree, start the Christmas music and bake cookies in Christmas pajamas the day after Halloween. Don’t hate. When I’m not having visions of sugar plums, what’s on my mind as a business owner is planning for 2018: analyzing what worked this year, creating a marketing plan for next year, and drilling down on our expenses and budget. Having a buttoned-down budget is a vital aspect of running a business – and running a household. We itemize and categorize every expenditure in our office to ensure we’re staying within our budget and taking advantage of potential tax-deductions. If your expenses are exceeding your budget, you may find that your budget has “sprung a leak.” In our household we often find the “leak” is dining out. I highly encourage everyone to use a program like Quickbooks or Quicken to track their business and personal transactions. It helps you find your “leaks” and makes categorizing transactions when it comes time to do your taxes infinitely simpler! Thank you to everyone who attended our first annual Winter Wonderland! I’d also like to thank Miriam Munoz, Dana Hernandez, Sabrina Schneider, Bob Tinsley, Tessa Schutz, Tom Hoegerman, Thomas Hallin, and our wonderful Janice Moore for making this event such a huge success. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we look forward to celebrating together next year! Thank you all for your membership in the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce. I hope that each and every one of you have a beautiful holiday season.
Calendar December 2017 December 13th Executive Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Chairman: Victoria Martin, ArchAngel Estate Planning December 19th 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 December 15th 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
December 20th Chamber Membership Luncheon Apple Valley Golf Course, 15200 Rancherias Road, Apple Valley 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
January 2018 January 5th 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 San Bernardino County Auditor- Controller/ Treasurer/ Tax Collector 268 W. Hospitality Lane San Bernardino, CA 92415 (909) 382-7015
New Members Pacific Advisors 4675 MacArthur Court Suite 725 Newport Beach, CA 92660 (650) 278- 7359
General Membership Luncheon December 20, 2017 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.
Col. Seth D. Krummrich
Union Bank of California
Alpha Connection, Youth & Family Services
State Farm Insurance Co.
Miers & Miers CPA
Hamilton Landon Real Estate
ALTEC Engineering, Inc.
Lee & Associates- Inland Empire North, Inc.
Victor Valley Global Medical Center
Miriam Munoz, Valley Hi Auto Group
Bayless Accounting Corporation
Freedom Financial Services
Richard Bounce, Bounce Realty
Jackie Bounce, Bounce Realty
Enterprise Funding Corp.
Joan Phelps, Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living
Apple Valley Legacy Museum
Parade of Pianos
SaddleRock Reverse Mortgage
Tessa Schutz, Kranbox
Ebmeyer Charter & Tour
Barbara Smith – Mohahve Historical Society
Family Assistance Program
Victor Valley Transit Authority
St. Mary High Desert Medical Group
ArchAngel Estate Planning & Trust Services
Isaac Cisneros, Cisneros Brothers Plumbing
Delta Sigma Thea Sorority High Desert Alumnae Chapter
Tori Millian, Agio Real Estate, Inc.
Greater Hope Foundation Foster Agency
Tammy O’Neal, Agio Real Estate, Inc.
Massey Insurance Services
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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.
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Miriam Munoz, Valley Hi Honda Linda Martin, Linda’s Tailor Shop Anita Holmes, California Writers Club
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2017 Year in Review By Janice Moore, CEO of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
What a year in 2017! Our board of directors embrace a three-legged stool when designing a service to our members. Will the proposed service position the chamber as a catalyst for issues, a convener for solutions, or a champion of business? Do we utilize our talents in advocacy in front of government, do we provide relevant business education classes, are we stimulating our local business economy, and are we assisting our members to network among the leaders of our community. These initiatives bring a point of view. They are not necessarily safe and may bring conflict, controversy and confrontation. Our desire is to provide stimulating programs, to challenge our leadership, while offering relevant services, and current speakers, on point with member’s requests. How well did we do this year? Our membership survey
revealed a desire for more networking opportunities. In response, we launched quarterly Quick Connects and increased an affordable sponsorship opportunity for members. We desired a strong business relationship with the Town of Apple Valley; in response, we led the Town’s ribbon cutting of the Yucca Loma Bridge and welcomed our community to the other side of Town!
small business Apple Seed Loan Program, we celebrated the first award with a ribbon cutting at our luncheon. “Charmed Beauty Bar” is a successful nail salon completing their first year in business.
Additionally, we collaborated with our newest Eagle Scout Jonathan Cosico in restoring our “Welcome to Apple Valley” historical sign. Proudly our Town Counsel congratulated Eagle Scout Cosico at their recent Town Council meeting. Friends of the Museum invited us to hold a mixer at the San Bernardino County Museum on Apple Valley Road, with over 100 attendees. Mayor Pro Tem Art Bishop led the group through the display on the history of Apple Valley. We were pleased to participate in recognizing our membership with awards from our legislatures. Richard and Jackie Bounce of Bounce Realty awarded the Business of the Month by Senator Scott Wilk and Off the Grid Brewery earned Business of the Month award from Assemblyman Jay Obernolte. Recognitions continued with the 2017 Top Chamber Business Awards by Assemblyman Jay Obernolte. Our membership voted for Apple Valley Fire Protection District, Apple Valley Transfer and Storage, Inc., and Signify Designs.
In tradition, we also sponsored the State of the Town annual event. As the Town of Apple Valley launched the
Member survey revealed that home based businesses, which comprise 25% of our Town’s business licenses, feel isolated and tend to lose their “mojo”. In response, we launched our “Home Based Business” meetings for morning, afternoons,
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and evenings. Topics randomly selected by the attendees, have grown these unique solopreneurs to nearly 20 members. Two inaugural events emerged this year with our Summer Brewfest and Wine, too event at Lion’s Park and our Winter
Wonderland Christmas party at Sunset Hills Memorial Park. We adopted the Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation as our non-profit recipient of proceeds. Because of strong member support, we expanded our SOURCE monthly magazine to a 12-page edition. We mail our newsletter to nearly 400 businesses through the Victor Valley and host archived editions on our website. We concluded our year with a trip down the Danube River visiting four European countries. Thank you, everyone for coming to our events, supporting our Lunch & Learns, attending our Small Business educational programs and renewing your membership. Our members are everything to us and we cannot be successful without you!
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Business Spotlight Assistance League® of Victor Valley is a non-profit organization whose volunteer members identify, develop, implement and fund ongoing community-based philanthropic programs for specific needs of the Victor Valley. With us, it’s all about our community and touching the lives of children throughout the Victor Valley who are less fortunate. We strive to make a difference, with over 125 members, giving more than 29,000 hours of volunteer service back to the community through are philanthropic programs. Assistance League Thrift Shop is the primary source of funding for our programs. We have expanded the shop this year by 800 square feet and have new merchandise being donated daily. The shop is open TuesdaySaturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ‘Gently’ used adult/children’s clothing, jewelry, housewares, books, linens, and toys/games are accepted and appreciated! Our main philanthropic program is Operation School Bell. This program provides new school clothes to over 1500 school children each year! Students attend ‘Shopping Events’ at local department stores where they are able to select their own school clothing at no charge. We also have a program to supply over 1600 cuddly teddy bears to local area Emergency Rooms to distribute to children to comfort them during stressful times, and a program that provides clothing and personal grooming items to victims of sexual assault when their clothing is retained as evidence in a criminal investigation. For more information about our other philanthropic programs please visit our website at: www.victorvalley. assistanceleague.org Assistance League also believes in letting our youth serve! We have a group of young people from grades 7-12, who form the Assisteens®. The aims of participation in this group of teens, are to develop a sense of community responsibility, selfreliance, personal responsibility, poise, public speaking and leadership skills. We are always looking for new members who are interested in serving their community through volunteer service and fundraising activities. If interested please write to ‘membership@ assistanceleaguevv.org’ or stop by the Assistance League Thrift Shop and pick up a brochure and application. We would love to see you!
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