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CHAMBER STAFF Mark Creffield, President/CEO Ruby Clark, Director of Member Relations Jenny Flores, Special Events & Graphics Coordinator Luis Urgilés, Director of Workforce Development Chelsea Sullivan, Internal Services Coordinator

CONTENTS 3

Chairman’s Message

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Board of Directors/Business Councils

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10 Keys to Small Business Success

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California Consumer Privacy Act

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Ribbon Cuttings

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Embracing Coffee Culture in the Workplace

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Member Representation Breakdown/ Legislative Update

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6 Tips to an Outstanding Holiday Season

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New Chamber Investors

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Referral Thank Yous

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Accolade Award Sponsor Benefits

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Chamber Calendar

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Chairman’s Circle

Published by the Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce 15428 Civic Dr. #310, Victorville, CA 92392 Tel: (760) 245-6506 Fax: (760) 245-6505 e-mail: mark@ghdcc.com Visit us on-line at www.ghdcc.com MANUSCRIPTS: The editor welcomes articles for possible publication. The Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce assumes no responsibility for the care or return of any manuscripts. Articles are subject to editing and are included on an “as space permits” basis. ADVERTISING: Advertising will be accepted from outside sources at the current member/non-member rates. The Chamber reserves the right to refuse any advertisement and/or sponsorship. The printing of an advertisement and/or content does not constitute or confer an endorsement of a product, business or service. DISCLAIMER: All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in Insight Magazine. The Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce accepts no responsibility for damages arising directly or as a consequence of the use or publication of inaccurate information. The opinions expressed by contributors are their own, and are not necessarily shared by Insight Magazine, its staff, the Greater High Desert Chamber or advertisers. Editorial content is intended as general information, and not as specific legal or financial advice; for such, readers are advised to consult professionals in the appropriate field. The Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce assumes no liability resulting from advertising contained in this publication.

Our community continues to experience growth, as does our Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce. Despite a struggling national economy, the High Desert is thriving. One only needs to drive five minutes, in any direction, to see new homes and commercial space being built. Homegrown and big-name businesses are choosing to plant roots and invest in our community. It’s a good time to be a High Desert resident. We have much to be grateful for today and much to look forward to in the coming months and years. This growth is welcome, especially as it builds a stronger and more diverse business community. For years, many of our neighbors have endured daily commutes down the hill or to outlying counties for work. This has changed. The opportunities are now close to home. With growth, we will see friends and family find work locally. No longer being required to grin and bear hours of windshield time, instead reaping the benefits of an improved quality of life. Again, we have much to be grateful for. Despite the changes we see around us, and whether you are a sole proprietor, owner, leader of a small business, or a decision maker for a large corporation, a few things that you can be assured will remain constant - The Greater High Desert Chamber will maintain its steadfast, probusiness advocacy approach on behalf of our members as a dedication towards giving back and strengthening our communities. No member’s voice will be discounted, and all have a role in shaping the vision and goals of this chamber. In short, we want to hear from you. I’ve shared before that the Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce is stronger and more capable with an involved and vocal membership. We’re here to help and welcome your feedback. Contact the Chamber today to share your goals and learn how we can help you achieve them. Best wishes for good health, continued success and a strong finish of 2022. Mike Thrapp ICR Staffing Services, Inc.

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BUSINESS COUNCILS ADELANTO

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2022 - 2023 Mike Thrapp – Chair of the Board - ICR Staffing Services, Inc.

Executive Committee Matthew Carlos – Chair – Desert Community Bank James Janecka – Secretary/Treasurer – GEO Group, Inc. Director Manny Serrano – Jet Room, Inc.

Lisa Lamb - Chair Elect - Lewis Center for Educational Research Shannon Shannon – Vice Chair/Finance – SaddleRock Reverse Mortgage Martial Haprov – Immediate Past Chair – Mojave Desert AQMD

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022 - 2023

APPLE VALLEY Executive Committee Lisa Kiplinger Kennedy – Chair – Boisset Collection Jessica Borzilleri – Secretary/Treasurer – Kindred Hospice Director Sabrina Schneider – Off the Grid Brewery

Clinton Alford – Farmers Insurance-Clinton Alford Agency Casey Armstrong – Armstrong Fairway Insurance Agency, Inc. William Brady – PRMG, Inc. Stacy DeVoll – DeVoll Rubber Mfg Group, Inc. Eddie Hernandez – Desert Valley Hospital/Medical Group Randi Hunt – Inland SoCal United Way Aaron Korn – Pacific Refrigerator Company Arsalee Morales - Apple Valley Communications Sarina Muhammad - Goodwill Career Resource Center Pat Orr – Individual Member Sharon Page – Sharon R. Page, Copywriter Dr. Kenisha L. Williams - TransFormNation Training & Development, LLC.

HESPERIA Executive Committee James Needham – Chair – Affordable Technology, Inc. Director Jessica Carrillo – A Magic Moment Custom Cakes

VICTORVILLE Executive Committee Gwen Bedics – Chair/Treasurer – Alaska USA Business & Commercial Services Chris Lamoreaux – Secretary – Coldwell Banker Home Source Directors Laura Andre – The Mall of Victor Valley Randall Castillo – Providence St. Mary Medical Center Yvonne Cox – Mojave Water Agency

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CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT WILL APPLY TO EMPLOYEERS IN 2023 Article courtesy of HR Watchdog presented by CalChamber https://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/2022/09/california-consumer-privacy-act-will-apply-to-employers-in-2023/ By CalChamber Employement Law Expert Matthew Roberts & CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act? Initially created in 2018, the CCPA went into effect on January 1, 2020, Roberts says. The CCPA was intended to provide data protection rights to California consumers, such as the right to know what data about a consumer is being collected or the right to certain protections of personal data, Hoffman explains. The law also provides some remedies in the event of a data breach and a right to inspect records. Certain companies have a few rights, for example, to opt out of some selling of information, right to request deletion of information, etc. While the law does not apply to every business in California, it does apply to three categories of for-profit businesses: Businesses with a gross annual revenue of $25 million or more; Businesses that buy, receive or sell personal information of 50,000 California household residents or devices (This figure will soon change to 100,000 California household residents or devices); and Businesses that derive 50% or more of annual revenue from selling consumers’ personal information. Who Is Covered by the CCPA? As defined in the law, a “consumer” means a California resident. Businesses crafting a CCPA policy should be very clear that its policies apply only to California residents, Hoffman stresses. Otherwise, if a policy is written too broadly, the business could find itself in a bind if the policy expresses the business is willing to apply these rights to people even outside of California. Any type of information can be covered under the CCPA, such as personalized information or anything that identifies or could be linked to a consumer or their household, she says. This includes things like names, birth dates and Social Security numbers. Starting January 1, 2023, the law will also apply to business-to-business information. So, if you are a smaller company that is doing business with a company covered by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), Hoffman recommends you familiarize yourself with the CCPA because it will affect you soon. CCPA Was Never Intended to Apply to Employees The CCPA was never intended to apply to employees, and the legislators who wrote the law were very clear that that was never the intent, Hoffman says. “But what happened was, when they were doing some cleanup, there was some concern from folks, that ‘consumer’ was written so broadly, that it could include employees,” she says. In response, an amendment was written to exclude employees and business-to-business transactions. When the bill was going through the Legislature, however, some groups wanted to force a discussion on worker privacy, and so a sunset was put in to force business, labor and attorney groups to come to the table and talk about worker privacy, Hoffman explains. Shortly after, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the sunset was extended to January 1, 2023, thanks to Proposition 24. Because no bill was formally passed to extend the current sunset this year, absent another bill or executive order, the employee and business-to-business exemption will expire on January 1, 2023, but enforcement will not begin until July 1, 2023 What Employers Should Begin Doing Employers should consult with their legal counsel to determine how the CCPA will affect their business and to ensure that proper policies are created, Hoffman says. Employers will need to know how to treat employee data, what data to collect and how long to retain the data. Employers also need to evaluate what other laws exist that have certain retention requirements. Employers will need to disclose to employees what data is being retained, and establish a system to manage requests protected under the law, such as rights to accessing information, a right to correct, etc. There also is a right to delete, which can be extremely concerning in the employment context, especially when one considers a situation where an employee is engaging in discriminatory or harassing behavior, and they may want to try and cover that up. Hoffman stresses that employers should learn about any exemptions that apply, such as an exemption for legal claims, or things like that. While employers should ensure there is a system in place for employees who seek to exercise their rights, employers also should know what the bounds of those rights are to ensure the integrity of key documents in a workplace investigation.. insight magazine | 7


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Embracing Coffee Culture

"You can do it!"

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It's no secret that caffeine is a popular pick-me-up among workers. A cup of coffee in the morning can help jumpstart your day, and many people rely on coffee to help them get through long hours at the office. While some may view coffee as a simple way to stay awake and productive, there's actually more to this popular beverage than meets the eye. In recent years, coffee culture has become a preferred way for people to interact with their coworkers and build relationships that go beyond business. At its core, coffee culture refers to the social aspects of drinking coffee with your coworkers. This can include everything from grabbing a cup of joe in the break room before work, to enjoying a latte on your walk to the office. Coffee culture can also involve more formal coffee breaks, where employees have the opportunity to sit down and chat with their colleagues in a relaxed setting. These types of coffee breaks can help establish trust and understanding among coworkers, which can be helpful during times of conflict.

Leveraging Coffee Culture in the Workplace

So how can you leverage coffee culture to benefit your team? First, it's important to understand the importance of taking breaks throughout the workday. While many people are tempted to power through and try to get as much done as possible in a short period of time, this strategy is actually counterproductive. By taking frequent breaks and allowing yourself time to recharge and connect with your coworkers, you can boost your productivity and creativity. Unlike traditional team building activities, which can feel forced or awkward, coffee culture is a more casual way for people to gather outside of work and socialize. In fact, a study from MDPIhas shown that coffee culture can actually improve workplace productivity and morale. Aside from simply providing a fresh cup of coffee, many companies have started offering perks like free lunches and on-site massages to help attract top talent and improve employee retention. While these types of offerings certainly have their benefits, the simple act of bringing coworkers together over a cup of coffee can be equally powerful. Some of the key benefits that coffee culture in the workplace can provide include:

Enhanced Creativity and Problem Solving Skills

By breaking away from traditional work environments and allowing people to socialize, coffee culture can help spark new ideas and encourage employees to work together more effectively.

Improved Communication Among Team Members

Whether you're brainstorming new ideas or collaborating on a project, building relationships with your coworkers or team is essential to effective communication. Coffee culture can help promote open communication by providing a relaxed setting for people to interact with one another.

Increased Motivation and Morale

When employees feel like they are part of a community, they are more likely to be engaged and motivated at work. Coffee culture can help build a sense of camaraderie among coworkers, which can lead to higher levels of productivity. Coffee culture in the workplace is more than just a way to stay awake and get work done. By bringing people together, coffee culture can have a positive impact on creativity, communication, and motivation. If you're looking for a way to improve your workplace, consider starting a coffee culture of your own.

Increased Retention

One of the most important aspects of a successful workplace is employee retention. In order to keep your best talent, you need to create an environment that is enjoyable and engaging. Coffee culture can help with this by providing a way for employees to socialize and connect with one another. When people feel like they are part of a community, they are more likely to stick around. According to a survey done by Nespresso: 65% of employees expect high-quality coffee in the workplace. 77% of employees agree that morning coffee breaks are important. 92% of employees want to have a social space (coffee/lunch spaces) in the office. These statistics show that coffee culture is an important component of employee satisfaction and retention, and it's something that more companies should be investing in. If you want to create a great workplace and keep your employees happy, start by building a coffee culture of your own. As the benefits of coffee culture become more widely recognized, more companies are starting to embrace this trend. If you're looking for a way to improve your workplace, consider implementing a coffee culture of your own. From improved creativity and communication to increased motivation and morale, coffee culture can have a positive impact on your business Article courtesy of Entrepreneur. Written by Adrian Nita. Full article at: https://www.entrepreneur.com/living/why-you-should-embrace-coffee-culture-ininsight magazine | 9 the-workplace/426364

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BUSINESS REPRESENTATION BREAKDOWN WHAT BUSINESSES REPRESENT OUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP? 91+ Employees This graph shows the 7.21% percentages of the 56-90 Employees Greater High Desert 2.15% Chamber of Commerce (GHDCC) 25-55 membership, based Employees on the size of their 4.91% business. It’s important to note 62.27% of the (GHDCC) membership represents small businesses at the 0-9 10-24 Employees employee level. 18.71% Including the 10-24 employee level, which still constitutes a small business, reflecting almost 81% of our chamber membership is a small business.

Individual/Retired 1.07% Church/ Organizations 3.68%

0-9 Employees 62.27%

ALTHOUGH THE GHDCC MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES, WE ARE PROUD THAT SMALL BUSINESSES COMPRISE MOST OF OUR MEMBERSHIP IN OUR HIGH DESERT COMMUNITY!

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE The Chamber has been hard at work following the “end of session” legislation that made its way through Sacramento. Each month the GHDCC works with CalChamber and the Inland Empire Chamber Alliance to research, study, and take positions on potential legislation that affects our business members. Being involved with these two groups gives us opportunities to meet various state legislators such as our Attorney General Rob Bonta who addressed the IECA group with his vision for California and a multitude of other topics in August. The monthly Legislative Zoom calls continue to be successful with attendance from 40-60 members each month. The September speaker, Benjamin Lopez from the Inland Empire Chamber Alliance, talked about the alliance we have formed with the other Chambers in the Inland Empire Region and the power we have when we all work together collectively. In addition, at these meetings you will hear from our elected officials or their staff on updates for our High Desert Region…so mark your calendars for the third Thursday of each month at 9 am. If you have legislation that is affecting your business, please call either Mark Creffield (707) 365-2990 or Shannon Shannon (760) 220-6590. insight magazine | 11


The holiday season is upon us, but as a business owner, you already know that. For many businesses, this is the most profitable time of year. For some it’s exciting, and for others, it’s a little nerve-wracking. Here are 6 ideas for you to prepare and grow your small business during the Holiday Season: 1) Set Sales Goals You can’t know what you need to prepare for the holiday season without knowing your goals. Sit down with your trusted team members and carve out goals for hitting different targets along the way from now until the end of the year. Define your goals as the minimum goals you need to reach, your expected goals, and your stretch goals. Don’t only define these goals in terms of revenue. Add any other goals you may have such as customer engagement and social media following. 2) Create a Holiday-Focused Marketing Campaign Use our holiday-crazed society as a benefit to your business. We’re programmed to LOVE holidays, especially the present buying season. Don’t be shy about it, let your target audience know that you have what they need and since you’re a small business, you actually care about them, so you’ll do it better than the big guys. 3) Make a Plan to Stock Up on Extra Inventory You’ve done your best to anticipate the crowds, their needs, and be prepared, but was it enough? Make sure you have a plan to purchase extra inventory quickly if your holiday sales are better than expected. 4) Decorate Your Windows and Store Even the “grinches” of the world secretly love the holidays, and they’ll love coming into your festive store. Take some time to decorate your storefront for the season. It’ll draw the eyes of passersby and bring them in. We know you don’t have the budget of Macy’s or Tiffany’s, but a bit of holiday cheer will help your bottom line. Here are a few tips on decorating your storefront. insight magazine | 12


6 TIPS TO AN OUTSTANDING HOLIDAY SEASON CONT. 5) Train Your Seasonal Employees You know you’ll be busier than usual this holiday season, so you hired a couple of extra employees. Invest your time and train them properly. Even though you may not see its worth now, the better their training, the better experience your customers will have, and the less stressed you’ll be about an unexpected rush. 6) Invest in New Software Have you been eyeing new software? Whether you’re in need of updated bookkeeping, inventory tracking, or employee management systems. The holidays are busy enough, buy yourself this early holiday gift and enjoy the perks of your business run smoother and spend more time with your family, friends, or alone with some peace & quiet.

About the Author Ariele Krantzow is a fierce advocate for small business education. She’s worked with small businesses for over 10 years as an educator, marketer and designer. She loves snowboarding, pop art and cocoa puffs.

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CHAMBER CALENDAR

OCTOBER 13

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening - Keystone Industrial Medicine 12:00pm

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Coffee Break Percy Bakker Community Center 7:00am

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening - The Tipsy Cactus 12:00pm

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State of the City - City of Hesperia Reservations Required Courtyard By Marriott 11:30am

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Groundbreaking Ceremony - Anacapa Storage 12:00pm

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Legislative Action Committee Via Zoom 9:00am

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Ribbon Cutting & Anniversary Celebration Chicago Title 4:00pm

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Coffee Break Percy Bakker Community Center 7:00am

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HDES Victor Valley College Victor Valley College 7:30am

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Re-opening Excelsior Charter School 2:30pm

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Ribbon Cutting - SoundSkilz, Inc. 5:00pm

NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2

Valley Morning Insight - Reservations Required Victorville Conference Center 7:30am

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Coffee Break Percy Bakker Community Center 7:00am

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Coffee Break Update - Reservations Required Via Zoom 9:00am

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening - The Break Room HD 3:00pm

Accolade Awards at Valley Morning Insight Reservations Required Victorville Conference Center 7:30am

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Ambassador Cmte. Meeting GHDCC - AV Office 12:00pm

Coffee Break Update - Rerservations Required Via Zoom 9:00am

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Ambassador Cmte. Meeting Location TBA 12:00pm

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GHDCC Offices Closed for Veteran’s Day Legislative Action Committee Via Zoom 9:00am

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Legislative Action Committee Via Zoom 9:00am

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Coffee Break Percy Bakker Community Center 7:00am

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Coffee Break Percy Bakker Community Center 7:00am

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GHDCC Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

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GHDCC Offices Closed for Christmas/New Year Holiday

Coffee Break Percy Bakker Community Center 7:00am

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Chairman’s Circle PLATINUM MEMBERS

GOLD MEMBERS Alaska USA Business & Commercial Services

PRMG, Inc.

Apple Valley Communications

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The Law Offices of Caldwell, Kennedy, & Porter

ICR Staffing Services, Inc.

SILVER MEMBERS Armstrong Fairway Insurance Agency Inc.

Mojave Printing Solutions

Bluestar Properties, Inc.

Options For Youth

AVC Tech Services, Inc.

Option One Solar

Coldwell Banker Home Source

Providence St. Mary Medical Center

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State of the City Presentations

El Dorado Broadcasters

Hesperia Recreation & Park District Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) Mitsubishi Cement Corporation

Southern California Edison

STEENO Design Studios, Inc.

Thompson Family Plumbing & Rooter Inc.

TransFormNation Training & Development, LLC.

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