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Janice Moore President/CEO Joy Adkins Membership Services Representative
Ambassadors • Executive Government Relations
Executive Committee Chairman Virginia Watterson
First Vice Chairman Tom Hoegerman Treasurer Carol Thomas Keefer Secretary Janice Moore Past-Chairman of the Board Victoria Martin
Members of the Board Chris Ackerman Richard Bounce Amber Brendel Arlene Pence Bruinsma Isaac Cisneros Thomas Hallin Dana Hernandez Arsalee Morales Richard Richter Terry Saenz Sabrina Schneider Tessa Schutz Mike Thrapp Bob Tinsley
G r e e t i n g s Fellow Chamber Members! My name is Virginia Watterson, and I am humbled to have been selected as your 2018/2019 Chairman of the Apple Valley Chamber Board of Directors. For those of you who do not know me, I am the owner of Massey Insurance Services , located in the beautiful Spirit River Center here in Apple Valley.
Calendar September 2018 September 12th Executive Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Chairman: Virginia Watterson, Massey Insurance September 14th 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 September 18th 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: Virginia Watterson, Massey Insurance
Staff Writer: T. Faye Griffin
September 19th 2018 General Membership Luncheon Apple Valley Golf Course Check-in begins at 11:15 a.m. Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 5200 Rancherias Rd., Apple Valley, CA 92307
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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. email@example.com Web. www.AVChamber.org
October 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
Shortly after relocating my business to Apple Valley in 2015, I joined the chamber and quickly got involved by being accepted to the Board of Directors. I have served on many committees, including as your Treasurer last term. I am excited about all the forward progress the Chamber has made over the last three years, and I am equally excited to see continued growth and strength for this organization, its members, and the shared relationships we continue to foster with the Town. We have just completed our annual Board orientation where all of your current board members met with the ambassadors. A number of great ideas were shared and many robust conversations were had; everyone left with a sense of what has gone well, what we need to work on, and with excitement for future additional benefits we can bring to the membership. I look forward to working with and serving you!
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Victor Valley Community College
Golden State Water Company
Assistance League of Victor Valley
Alpha Connection Youth & Family Services
Law Offices of Caldwell, Kennedy & Porter
ICR Staffing Services
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Apple Valley Communications, Inc.
“The California Fix ”
Victorville Motors, Inc.
Agio Real Estate
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Mojave Water Agency
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Dana Hernandez, Simply Rockin’ it Events
Desert Valley Hospital
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Hi Desert Alarm
Sonic Systems, Inc.
Merrell Johnson Companies
Apple Valley Church of the Nazarene
Automobile Club of Southern California
American- Pacific Borate & Lithium
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.
Program Tom McCarthy
Drawing Joy Adkins
Ambassador Chair Dana Hernandez, Simply Rockin’ it Events
Ambassadors Richard Bounce, Bounce Realty Jackie Bounce, Bounce Realty Joan Phelps, Hi Desert Center for Spiritual Living Linda Martin, Linda’s Tailor Shop Anita Holmes, California Writers Club Barbara Smith, Mohahve Historical Society Dana Hernandez, Simply Rockin’ it Events Eva D’Antonio, Entercom Radio Wendy Ramey, Agio Real Estate
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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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Effective Networking Made Simple…and Fun!
or many, the word “networking” conjures up visions of uncomfortable people, in uncomfortable settings, trying desperately to appear comfortable. The thought of milling about a room, striking up strained conversations with strangers who may, or may not, be interested in your business is enough to strike terror in the most confident business executive. Fortunately, there is a networking event that is actually effective and fun! Quick Connect, an informal gathering of area businesses, is quickly becoming a hot ticket. The leisurely meet-andgreet is held the first Thursday of every month, and is free and open to Apple Valley Chamber members and nonmembers alike. This unique opportunity offers companies a platform to
introduce their products and services in a relaxed environment. Upon entering the Chamber’s community room, the modern, Western-themed space instantly draws you in. The mood is always jovial and open as decision makers from a cross section of diverse industries connect. As an exclusive member benefit, companies can sponsor the popular event. Most recently, first time sponsor ITM Mobile hosted Quick Connect in August. Thomas Hallin, Founder and CEO of the Apple Valley-based IT and digital application development firm, wasn’t sure what to expect, but admits he was pleasantly surprised at the turn out and how much fun everyone seemed to have. “I liked the buzz in the room,” says Hallin. “It’s so good for businesses to connect; to make it clear what their business is about.”
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WHERE LEADS HAPPEN There is no doubt Quick Connect produces a certain excitement—and for good reason. From executives to entrepreneurs, each is given the chance to give an elevator pitch about their companies during the 90-minute proceedings. This is an especially vital opportunity for home-based businesses. Hallin, also a facilitator of the HomeBased Business Council says he’s pleased with the number of leads he secured, making it clear that both sponsors and attendees can benefit. With only 12 sponsorship opportunities available each year, Chamber members interested in hosting are invited to apply quickly to reserve their space on the 2019 calendar. Once a date is secured, the Chamber staff will guide the company through the
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logistics of planning an event that best showcases their business and leaves a lasting impression. Here’s an insider tip: raffle prizes, good eats, and smileinducing libations will never go unappreciated. Hallin says it best by drawing an ironic parallel between his company motto and Quick Connect-“We [both] make connecting fun.”
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Chair Victoria Martin welcomes Sam Thatt with State of the City Presentations; Adolf Collaso with Cherry Creek Mortgage Co; Umang Patel with Snapology; Jeremy Hinson with Minuteman Press.
Council person Barb Stanton presents her farewell message at the State of the Town.
Councilman Scott Nassif gives us our Economic Development Department updates.
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Mayor Art Bishop opens the State of the Town event.
Councilman Curt Emick announces the opening of Big Lots Distribution Center in Northern Apple Valley.
Smitty Smith with Mojave Water Agency, and Doug Robertson Town Manager welcome our guests.
Mayor Pro Tem Larry Cusack presents the awesome events of the Townâ€™s Park and Recreation Department.
Apple Valley Fire Chief Lorenzo Gigliotti and Town Manager Doug Robertson enjoy the State of the Town networking.
Apple Valley Fire Protection District presents the colors of our flag.
Chamber staff, Joy Adkins and Nyesha Loyd Burnette welcome our guests to the luncheon.
Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Janice Moore calls the State of the Town to order.
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