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October 2017

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7 Ways to Be a Great Leader Page 10

Cover Photo by: Scott Plummer

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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

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

Hello Chamber Members! My name is Victoria Martin, attorney and owner of ArchAngel Estate Planning and Trust Services and a Financial Advisor and co-owner of ArchAngel Financial. I’m honored to serve as your Chairman of the Apple Valley Chamber for the 2017-18 year. For my first message, I’d like to share with you my Chamber story. Although our financial advisory firm has served the High Desert since 1994, when we opened the law firm in 2011, I really didn’t know anyone in the Apple Valley community. Janice Moore reached out to me and asked us to join the Chamber. Shortly thereafter, I was asked to join the board. Since that time, I’ve had the opportunity and privilege of getting to know so many of the business and government leaders in our community! I feel like I “belong” and am blessed to have friends I can go to for advice, with issues, and for resource connections. We want each member of our Chamber to feel the same way: welcome and connected. Let me introduce you to a few members of your board: Tom Hoegerman, our Apple Valley Superintendent of Schools is amazing intelligent, even-keeled, and someone I look to as a source of wisdom. Raghada Khoury, Rotary District Governor shows such selflessness and an admirable “getter-done attitude.”. If you’re looking for someone to show you the ropes and help you get involved in the community - she’s your woman! One of my favorite mentors and friends is our Vice Chair, Chris Ackerman. He’s the “Voice of the Desert,” so much fun and the best public speaker I know! I certainly hope he’ll give me lots of speaking pointers this year. Our amazing Ambassadors, Terry Saenz, Maria Munoz, and Richard Bounce (to name a few), always bring a cheerful smile and outgoing personality to all of us and I couldn’t be more

Calendar October 2017 October 10th Executive Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Chairman: Victoria Martin, ArchAngel Estate Planning October 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 October 18th Chamber Membership Luncheon Apple Valley Golf Course, 15200 Rancherias Road, Apple Valley 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

October 20th 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

November 2017 November 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

grateful. If you’re new to a Chamber Luncheon and looking for someone to introduce you around, you won’t find a more wonderful group than one of our “red shirts!” And Janice Moore, CEO of our Chamber - she has seen it all! She’s an incredible wealth of information and is happy to connect you with any resource you may need. These are just a few of our wonderful board members who are here, eager and committed to making each member of our Chamber feel welcome and valued.

General Membership Luncheon

I’d also like to welcome our newest Board Members this year - Sabrina Schneider, Isaac Cisneros, and Dana Hernandez. Sabrina, Arlene PenceBruinsma and the rest of the Brewfest Committee did an incredible job on the Chamber’s super fun first annual Brewfest this June. Take a look at the “Meet Your Board” on page 7 for an introduction to the rest of your board.

Apple Valley Golf Course

Please don’t hesitate to contact any one of us with comments, critiques or concerns. We’re here to serve YOU. Thanks for the honor!

Member Stats New Member

Victoria Martin

WENO Office Solutions 15375 Anacapa Rd., Suite A Victorville, CA 92392 (760) 684-4139

Renewing Members

October 18, 2017 15200 Rancherias Rd. Apple Valley, CA 92307 Check-in begins at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.

Program San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon “Crime Prevention” Michael Stevens Stevens Consulting Services “Community EngagementThe Key for Safer Communities”

Table Sponsor Simply Rockin’ It Events

Drawing Terry Saenz, VVAPL Humane Society

Ticket Sales Armida Murphy

ISU Stephen B. Marvin Insurance Agency

44 Years

AVCO Disposal Burrtec Waste

38 Years

Victor Valley Community College

25 Years

Law Offices of Caldwell, Kennedy & Porter

18 Years

Jackie Bounce, Bounce Realty

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

18 Years

Joan Phelps, Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living

Victorville Motors, Inc.

15 Years

Linda Martin, Linda’s Tailor Shop

Agio Real Estate

14 Years

Anita Holmes, California Writers Club

Desert Valley Hospital

12 Years

Barbara Smith – Mohahve Historical Society

Lewis Operating Corp.

11 Years

Courtyard by Marriot

8 years

Hi-Desert Alarm

7 Years

Merrell Johnson Companies

6 Years

Art Bishop

4 Years

Jayco Industries, LLC

2 Years

Flyers Energy LLC

1 Year

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

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.

Ambassador Chair

Miriam Munoz, Valley Hi Auto Group

Ambassadors Miriam Munoz, Valley Hi Honda

Tessa Schutz, Kranbox Armida Murphy Eva D’Antonio, CBS 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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$20.00 per person with reservation $25.00 per person at the door without reservation $30.00 for non-members

FEATURE STORY For the past 15 years, all eyes are on the sky over Apple Valley, and this year will be no different, as the Airshow returns to the Apple Valley Airport on Saturday October 14th. The event, now in its 16th year, brings together industry, community and business under one roof for a day of fun, thrills and excitement. This year promises to be the largest airshow ever seen at Apple Valley Airport with the most aerobatic performers, warbird fly-bys, skydivers and formation teams. Some of the thrilling aerobatic teams and skydivers include the Read Eagles Aerobatic Formation Team, the West Coast Ravens and Just in Time Skydivers, to name just a few. In addition to the sky thrills, on the ground fans will see experimental and vintage airplane displays, vendor booths as well as the NAPA Auto Parts Car Display, entitled “Show and Shine” where visitors get to vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. NAPA’s Scott Nassif, and Town of Apple Valley Mayor said, “The Apple Valley Air Show has something to enjoy for all ages and is a great opportunity to connect with families throughout the Victor Valley.” Each year, the show attracts families and businesses not only from the V i c t o r Valley, but from all of Southern California, which makes for a great marketing opportunity to business owners and

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Apple Valley Air Show By Chris Ackerman, Signify Designs

professionals outside of the High Desert. Sponsor David North from Alaska USA shared “Aviation had such a major impact on the way we do business today. It connected us from coast to coast then all around the world. Being able to support and see events like the Apple Valley Air Show is a simple reminder of how far we have come.“ Community groups, volunteer organizations and sponsor businesses take part in the Apple Valley Air Show. A great example of this is the Millionaire MindKids, a non profit aviation career academy. The purpose of this group is to expose many Victor Valley youth to the various aviation career opportunities across the industry. One of their local graduates is now the youngest pilot in the history of UPS! L o c a l organizations are involved, which create great networking and marketing potential. The Rotary Club of Apple Valley will be operating the Budweiser Beer Garden as a fund raiser for the


programs served by the Club. Jennifer Dieter, President of the Rotary Club of Apple Valley shared that, “it’s important for Rotary to be part of local events. This helps us raise money for our community’s kids in need. Each year, we focus on helping several programs that serve education, clothing, nutrition and more.” Chamber businesses will also be on display promoting local business engagement. CBS Radio General Manager Jeff Salkin will be there with staff to market their stations within the community. “When an important event as significant as the Apple Valley Air Show comes to the Victor Valley, it’s an honor to welcome them and be able to let local residents know the High Desert is not just a great place to live, work and do business, but to also enjoy first class quality entertainment for our families, in our own backyard.”, Jeff said. The Apple Valley Air Show takes place on Saturday, October 14th, from 9am - 3pm at the Apple Valley Airport, at 21600 Corwin Road, with aerobatic performances beginning at 10am. Admission is only $5 cash and children 11 and under are free. Parking is also free, so this provides not only a great marketing tool for your business. but a great way to say thank you to your vendors and employees. You can buy tickets at the airport main terminal Monday - Friday during business hours, or at the gate on event date. Photos by Scott Plummer, Lee Calkins, Anthony Oshinuga and Robert Jensen.


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Incoming Chair, Victoria Martin, ArchAngel Estate Planning, takes her oath quite seriously!

Photos courtesy of KRANBOX

Installing Officer, Chris Martin, ArchAngel Financial, proudly provides Victoria her oath of office.

Miriam Munoz, Valley Hi Auto Group, announces the All Chamber Mixer on October 7 at the Adelanto Stadium. Party starts at 4:30 PM.

Board Chair Victoria Martin welcomes new members Tamika and Chris Richardson with Second Chance Credit.

Apple Valley Sheriff Captain Frank Bell informs the membership on the new cameras deputies will be wearing throughout the Town.

Rebecca Tennison, representing CA State Senator Scott Wilk for the 21st District, presents outgoing chair Bob Tinsley with a beautiful certificate.

Apple Valley Chamber’s “High Desert Diva”, Victoria Watterson with Massey Insurance encourages all to “Vote for Gini!”

Adelanto Chamber CEO Cari Thomas announces the launch of “High Desert Diva” supporting the Adelanto Chamber of Commerce.

Former Ambassador Chair, Richard Bounce with Bounce Realty introduces his company as this month’s Table Sponsor.

Dr. Breada Leach, ABC 123 Christian Academy, provides an update on the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce happenings.

New Chairman Victoria Martin gives Nick DiCosola his outgoing plaque for six years of continuous service on the Board of Directors.

Newly installed Chairman Victoria Martin thanks outgoing Chairman Bob Tinsley with an appreciation plaque.

Thomas Hallin, ITM Mobile, presents on the benefits of our newest Chamber App.


PRESIDENT / CEO Janice Moore Apple Valley Chamber

VICE CHAIRMAN Chris Ackerman Signify Designs

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Victoria Martin ArchAngel Financial

Photos courtesy of KRANBOX

TREASURER Virginia Watterson Massey Insurance

PAST CHAIR Bob Tinsley Spirit River Center

Miriam Munoz Valley Hi Auto Group

Sabrina Schneider Off the Grid Brewery

Richard Bounce Bounce Realty

Terry Saenz VVAPL - Humane Society

Tom Hoegerman AVUSD

Joy Adkins AV Chamber Membership Services Representative

Thomas Hallin ITM Mobile

Mike Thrapp ICR Staffing Services

Kevin Mahany, St. Joseph Health, St. Mary

Tessa Schutz Kranbox

Not Shown: Arlene Pence-Bruinsma, Splattered Ink Isaac Cisneros, Cisneros Brothers Plumbing Dana Hernandez, Simply Rockin’It Events Carol Thomas-Keefer, Liberty Utilities Apple Valley Raghada Khoury, Rotary Club of Apple Valley Kari Leon, Agio Real Estate, Inc Richard Richter, WENO Office Solutions

Shop Local. Source Local.

Apple Valley-based Tonyan Coffee Roasters and Off the Grid Brewing Company recently partnered to create El Dorado, a lager beer infused with freshly roasted coffee beans.

Is your business sourcing local? Share your story at shoplocal@applevalley.org for a chance to be featured in an upcoming Shop Local ad.


Business Spotlight Transformation Multi-Cultural Fellowship In the Source, we celebrate not only business accomplishments, but artistic ones as well. This month we are spotlighting Chamber member Rev. James Munyi of Transformation Multicultural Fellowship and his new book “Out of Season - Workplace Reflections. “Out of Season” invites one to carefully consider and reflect on who one is, particularly in relation to God. It encourages tough-mindedness and focus on the value of human dignity and community belonging. It is an inspiration to hope faith and starting again. It emphasizes empathy towards the dear neighbor. There will be local book signings this coming November, but you can order it now. The book is now available through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or you can order directly at: Rev. James Munyi Transformation Multi Cultural Fellowship c/o Apple Valley of Commerce 16010 Apple Valley Rd Apple Valley CA 92307 You can also order by calling 205-807-7378, 205-470-0176, 760-646-9940 By Email- jmmunyi@hotmail.com or joycepwmwangi@yahoo.com

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Business MOMENT Talented people want to make big things happen and improve themselves. Talented people don’t want to be seen as just an employee, but as someone to be nurtured and improved. Talented people want to work for leaders, not managers. So how can you become a leader? Try this;

Be Selfless You will gain more if you concentrate on how best to serve the people who work for you. Take out obstacles, provide strategic advice and minimise distractions. Help others find solutions. Thinking outwards, not inwards will deliver powerful results in the long term.

Be Authentic It is said that people don’t leave companies, they leave managers. The truth is that talented people will often stay with a company despite difficult times if they have a manager that inspires them. A great leader is approachable, thinks about the accomplishment of each employee’s personal mission and helps them successfully achieve it.

Be Humble It could be as simple as saying hello to everyone. Talk and listen to people, take the time to train and develop your team. Understand that neglect just reinforces bad habits. Provide feedback proactively – constructive criticism is often welcome and effective. Treat your position as a manager as a privilege and you are well on the way to becoming a great leader.

Be an Example If you are learning, so are those who work for you. So, don’t stop learning! Be curious and never satisfied.

7 Ways To Become A Great Leader And Not Just A Manager By Richard Hanson

Encourage questions from others, and question yourself. Self-awareness is key. Make sure you are ‘in the trenches’ with your team and don’t ask others to do things you wouldn’t do yourself. That’s the behavior of a truly great leader.

Be Positive Positive energy is contagious. The best leaders don’t carry grudges, dwell too long on failure, or rub someone’s nose in it if they are wrong. Focus on what can be learnt from any given situation. This attitude will create an atmosphere of openness and trust. What a winner!

Be Proud Whether they say so or not, most people want to see their blood, sweat and tears generate something significant. Something of value. If you want to be a great leader, you should always give credit where and when it’s due. This will embed loyalty and enthusiasm in your team. If a leader can’t be loud and proud, who else is going to be? Share your love for all the good things your workforce, team, department and colleagues do.

Be Your Best You don’t need to “demand” excellence. You do however need to demand your best endeavours. Ask “Is this the very best we are able to do?”. Help others create challenging goals and a strategy to achieve them. Push hard but recognise limits. As a great leader, you should be nudging the bar higher at every opportunity, but making those moves alongside your team, not racing out ahead or asking others to lead the charge whilst you bring up the rear.

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