Chairman's MESSAGE By Victoria Martin Staff
Janice Moore President/CEO Nyesha Loyd Burnatte Executive Assistant 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 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