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September 2018

QUICK CONNECT Chairman’s Message

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Calendar

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Renewing Members

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Luncheon Info

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Quick Connect

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State of the Town Sponsors - 6 Apple Bites

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Chairman's MESSAGE By Victoria Martin Staff

Janice Moore President/CEO Joy Adkins Membership Services Representative

Committees

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. info@avchamber.org 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!

Victoria Martin


Member Stats AVCO Disposal Burrtec Waste

39 Years

General Membership Luncheon

Rotary Club of Apple Valley

32 Years

Union Bank of California

26 Years

September 19, 2018

Victor Valley Community College

26 Years

Golden State Water Company

23 Years

Assistance League of Victor Valley

23 Years

Alpha Connection Youth & Family Services

21 Years

Law Offices of Caldwell, Kennedy & Porter

19 Years

ICR Staffing Services

16 Years

General Manager of Mojave Water Agency

Apple Valley Communications, Inc.

16 Years

“The California Fix ”

Victorville Motors, Inc.

16 Years

Agio Real Estate

15 Years

The Installation of the Board of Directors

Mojave Water Agency

14 Years

Le Chateau De Soul

13 Years

Dana Hernandez, Simply Rockin’ it Events

Desert Valley Hospital

13 Years

Ticket Sales

Lewis Operating Corp.

12 Years

Glee Heikes

10 Years

Renewing Members

Hi Desert Alarm

8 Years

Sonic Systems, Inc.

7 Years

Merrell Johnson Companies

7 Years

Apple Valley Church of the Nazarene

3 Years

Automobile Club of Southern California

2 Years

American- Pacific Borate & Lithium

1 Year

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.

Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce (760) 242-2753 or nyesha@avchamber.org

Cost $21.00 per person with reservation $26.00 per person at the door without reservation $31.00 for non-members


QUICK CONNECT

Effective Networking Made Simple…and Fun!

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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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Apple Bites

Proud of our Town of Apple Valley are: Sabrina Schneider, John and Gini Watterson, Rachel Tonyan.

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 Town’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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