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The Brentwood Voice of Business May 2012

Vol. 48, No. 5

New Chamber Website! If you haven’t visited the Chamber lately at, don’t delay and visit today! Our new website, designed by Chris Hopkins of Virtual Planet, is up and running. The new website is designed to integrate seamlessly with our new membership software, ChamberMaster, which is web-based and is the software used by most Chambers in the U.S. ChamberMaster allows members to log in with their own username and password and register for events, pay their membership online, post “Hot Deals”, “Member to Member Deals, job postings and news releases. Potential members may also join the Chamber online and pay their dues for instant membership activation. Members are also able to enhance their web listing by adding keywords, directions to their place of business and hours of operation. Our directory is searchable by category, keywords and alphabetically. When clicking on a member, an individual page comes up with a link to the members’ own website. Look for more details to come. We will be emailing members their username and login info to get started soon.

Page 1: New Website, City Grand Opening Page 2: Director’s Message, Board of Directors and Staff Page 3: Ambassador’s Corner, Upcoming Chamber Events

Page 4: New and Renewing Members Page 5: Gallery on Second Ribbon Cutting, Brentwood Theater Upcoming Plays Page 6: April Mixer Page 7: May Mixer

Page 8: CornFest Poster Page 9: June Mixer Page 10: Get Out The Vote! Page 11: Community News/Relay for Life Page 12: General Information

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Page 2 BRENTWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Paul Kelly, President Prospect Mortgage Joe Trebino, Past President Delta Pure Water

DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE John Muir Health – Serving East County Residents and Beyond By Jacqueline Hanel

Dirk Zeigler, Chief Financial Officer Zeigler Insurance Group Brent Aasen Equus Group Amy Alvis Alvis Frantz and Associates Kathy Blanton Sutter Delta Medical Center Maurice Daroy Farmers Insurance Fred Ehler Ehler Management Group Kerri Fritsch Monogramming by Frichy Jacqueline Hanel John Muir Health Lori Knudsen California Payroll Greg Robinson Brentwood Press Robin Schiavone Raley’s Ken Seamann Discovery Professional Services ********************************

Chamber Staff Jilda Fairhurst, Office Manager Lisa Hurt, Support Services Director Pat Trombino, Event Coordinator Bill Putman, Volunteer

John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood’s location on Balfour Road makes it easy for families to coordinate their primary care needs locally and receive the high- quality care they expect from John Muir Health. Offering programs and services ranging from primary and pediatric care, to imaging, rehabilitation, and behavioral health, we are able to meet the needs of most patients, all under one roof. Recently added to the Brentwood campus is family practice physician, Dr. Adric Huynh. New services include: a Pediatric Diabetes Educator provided through the John Muir Health Women’s Health Center and parenting classes provided through our Behavioral Health Center. These services join many others available for patients at the Brentwood Outpatient Center, including general X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, dexascan for osteoporosis testing, and nuclear medicine; lab testing; cardiac diagnostics, including stress testing, echocardiograms and treadmill testing; cardiac rehabilitation; and other physical rehabilitation services (physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy). Urgent care services for non-emergency care are also available including evening, weekend and holiday hours. We also offer specialized surgical procedures on an outpatient basis in the Brentwood Surgery Center. With the latest medical advances and technology, more procedures are being done that do not require an inpatient hospital stay. Should a hospital stay be required, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Medical Center, Concord were ranked the top hospitals in the East Bay by U.S. News and World Report. Both hospitals recently completed new expansions to provide facilities that match the excellent care provided at both hospitals. The new patient care towers feature private rooms and combine the latest in technology with an emphasis on a welcoming environment that reduces anxiety and enhances healing. The new addition to John Muir Medical Center, Concord features a larger, relocated Emergency Room and houses John Muir Health’s award winning cardiovascular services. At John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, the new addition doubled the size of the campus. Major areas of expansion include the Emergency Room; Trauma Services; Imaging; Surgery; Critical Care; Birth Center; Pediatrics; Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. A new rooftop helipad allows the County’s only Level II trauma center to accept air ambulance traffic, sometimes flown in from our very own Brentwood helipad. The Brentwood Outpatient Center and all of John Muir Health are built on the principles of highquality care and convenience with a personal touch. We listen, we explain and we work together as a team to deliver the care you expect and deserve. I would like to invite you to meet our team and experience our broad range of services and dedication to patient-centered care. Jacqueline Hanel John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood Executive Director 2400 Balfour Road Brentwood, CA 94513 (925) 308-8100

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Chamber Ambassadors Vicki Sexton, Chair, First Bank

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Ambassador's Corner

Amy Alvis, Alvis-Frantz and Associates Kathy Blanton, Sutter Delta Medical Center Maurice Daroy, Farmers Insurance Nelda Devine Delta Community Services Fred Ehler, Ehler Management Group Kerri Fritsch, Monogramming by Frichy Lori Knudsen, California Payroll Sam Lamantia, Lamantia Insurance Services Michele Lane, ReMax/Accord John Lawrence, New York Life Insurance Diem Nguyen, State Farm Insurance Kathi Reed, Wineshop at Home

Hello Brentwood, My name is Diem Nguyen and I am currently working as a Marketing Representative for Agent Terry Nguyen at State Farm. We have been open since the beginning of this year. We would like to thank the Brentwood of Commerce for the support and giving us the opportunity to market our organization to the city of Brentwood as well as the surrounding areas. Being an ambassador has benefited me in a way of helping me expand my networking and learn how the Brentwood of Commerce works. Like our company’s logo “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.” ® As an agency we would like to strive to stand by our logo as well as our mission statement and sharing our ideas with other small business owners and the citizens of Brentwood and the surrounding areas.

Kathi Regan, Maxx Worms Kurt Tomicich, KRT Services Dan Torres, New York Life Insurance Joe Trebino, Delta Pure Water, Etc. Pat Trombino, First Bank

Diem S. Nguyen CA Ins Lic #0H66365 State Farm 2411 Empire Avenue, Suite #108 Brentwood, CA 94513-51301

Kimberley Victor, Mary Kay Cosmetics


Chamber Mixers Thursday, May 17, 2012 Bill Brandt Ford Thursday, June 21, 2012 Sugar Barge Resort,

Mission Statement:

The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization dedicated to the promotion of the civic and commercial progress of the community. We will continuously strive to maintain and foster a healthy business climate for Chamber members and the entire community.

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NEW MEMBERS The Brentwood Chamber is pleased to welcome the following new members: Brentwood Smiles Dentistry Sarah Groft 6660 Lone Tree Way Brentwood, CA 94513 (925) 513-8363 Element Power Systems, Inc. Brian Allison 9010 Brentwood Blvd., Suite F Brentwood, CA 94513 (925) 513-1772 Elizabeth’s Cleaning Service Maria Velazquez PO Box 713 Knightsen, CA 94548 Five Guys Burgers & Fries Doron Segal 6660 Lone TreeWay, Suite 8A Brentwood, CA 94513 (925) 240-6030 John Marsh Historic Trust Steve Torgeson PO Box 1682 Brentwood, CA 94513 Whitewater Group Mike Crosby Brentwood, CA 94513

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS Thank you to the following members who recently renewed their membership. The Chamber appreciates your continued support. 110 Magazine Brentwood Kiwanis Club Brentwood Surgery Center Coldwell Banker-Cecily Tippery Get Fit Pilates Groundworks Harvest Time Assembly of God Homelife Senior Care Peet’s Coffee & Tea Raley’s Super Store Safeway Sugar Barge Resort TLCakes Wineshop at Home

New Member and Mixer Offers! Thinking about joining the Chamber? Come to our next mixer, complete an application there and pay your first year dues and we will waive the $25 administration fee! Bring a friend to a mixer! You will receive a free drink ticket and if your friend joins the Chamber that night, you will receive a free 1/2 page ad in the Clarion! Bring a raffle prize and receive a free drink ticket!

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Gallery on Second A division of the Brentwood Theater Company

A Ribbon Cutting was held on April 14th to celebrate the Grand Opening of Brentwood’s newest art gallery, Gallery on Second. Guests viewed works from artists that were featured on last week’s Artists Tour. Jack Gaughan, Brentwood Arts Commissioner and executive producer of the Brentwood Theater Company opened the venue to highlight fine arts in the city. The Gallery will showcase various media, including painting, jewelry, collage, sculpture and conceptual art and will specialize in California artists. You may visit the Gallery on Second at 741 Second Street in Brentwood across the street from the new Civic Center. Their number is 925-516-2741.

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April Mixer at Thank you to New York Life Insurance for hosting April’s mixer at their beautiful offices on Sand Creek Road in Brentwood. The event was very well-attended and there was plenty of food, drink and raffle prizes to enjoy. Thank you to the following who donated raffle prizes: New York Life Insurance, The Monthly Grapevine, Higgins Chapel, Oak Street Boutique, Sutter Delta Medical Center, Relay for Life of Brentwood, Body by Vi’s Jill Fister, The Commons at Dallas Ranch, John Marsh Historic Trust, Brentwood Press, Contra Costa District Fair, Delta Valley Athletic Club and Dr. Margaret Stahler. We appreciate your support. Anyone who brings a raffle prize to a mixer, will receive a free drink ticket!

The New York Life crew

If you haven’t been to a mixer lately, you are missing out! Members are invited to give a 30-second infomercial about their business. Members who bring a guest receive a free drink ticket. If their guest joins the Chamber that night, the member receives a free 1/2 page ad in the Clarion and the guest receives a discount on their first year-dues! The member who wins the Business Card Drawing is also entitled to a free 1/2 page ad in this newsletter. See you at the next one!

Steve Torgeson of John Marsh Historic Trust

Maria Velazquez, Dirk Zeigler and Michele Lane. The Contra Costa Fair Queen makes an appearance.

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Our system of government has served as a model for democracies around the world. Even so, only about half of those eligible in the United States regularly use their most powerful tool: the right to vote. Translation? Only about half of us decide who will represent all of us. Many fail to understand how critical each vote can be. Consider this: in the 2000 elections, fewer than 10,000 votes determined control of the entire U.S. government. That’s only about 2 votes per elected state or federal official! Because the cornerstone of our system is a government of the people, increased voter participation can and will improve how that system performs for each of us. Our industry has much at stake in this election. On Nov. 6, 2012, voters will elect thousands of state and local leaders, 435 Members of Congress, 33 Senators, 11 Governors and a new President. Each and every one of these elected officials has the ability to positively or negatively shape legislation affecting each of us, our company, and our communities. We encourage you to visit our website at for general information that will help you to prepare for the upcoming elections. These materials are designed to encourage voters, regardless of political affiliations, to exercise their civic duties to learn about political issues and to vote their conscience on Election Day. Tweet: Make your voice count in 2012! Visit our website at to prepare for the upcoming elections. Facebook Post: Make your voice count in 2012! For information on the upcoming elections, visit our website at

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PET EXPO Saturday, June 23rd 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. General Admission: $2.00 per Person Dog Fashion Show $10 Entry Fee (Register by 1 p.m.) Pet Adoption Fabulous Raffle Prizes Where: The Commons at Dallas Ranch 4751 Dallas Ranch Road, Antioch

On Friday, May 4th the residents of the Commons at Dallas Ranch supported Relay for Life in a big way. During Paint the Town Purple Weekend, the residents showed off their purple spirit and decorated their facility and had a purple party. Way to go, Commons at Dallas Ranch!

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Page 12 IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS City of Brentwood

(925) 516-5400

Parks & Recreation

(924) 516-5444

Community Development

(925) 516-5405

Brentwood Library

(925) 516-5405

Police Non Emergency

(925) 634-6911

Fire Department

(925) 634-3400

Brentwood Aquatic Park

(925) 516-5430

Newspapers Brentwood Press

(925) 634-1441

Contra Costa Times

(925) 757-2525

Brentwood News

(925) 779-7120

Transportation Tri Delta Transit

(925) 754-4040

Hotels Hampton Inn

(925) 513-1289

Holiday Inn Express

(800) 345-8082

Medical Services Sutter Delta Medical Center

(925) 779-7200

John Muir Outpatient Center (925) 308-8100 Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center

SCORE Counselors, Counselors of Small Business Now at the Brentwood Chamber Office ----Call (925) 634-3344 for your appointment today.

(925) 813-6500

Theaters Delta Cinema

(925) 240-7370


(925) 809-0030

The Brentwood Clarion Brentwood Chamber of Commerce 8440 Brentwood Blvd., Suite C Phone: 925-634-3344 Fax: 925-634-3731 Email:

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