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CHAMBER STAFF Mark Creffield, President/CEO Ruby Clark, Director of Member Relations Jenny Flores, Special Events & Graphics Coordinator Sonia Miranda, Internal Services Coordinator

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Chairman’s Message

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Virtual Mixer Sponsors

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State of Education/State of the Chamber Sponsors

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Ribbon Cuttings

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New Chamber Investors

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Surviving The Great Resignition

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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.

I hope this note finds all members of the Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce prospering in business and in fun as we continue inching toward normalcy. First, as I’ve said multiple times in person and on Zoom in the last several months, thank you so much for your continued membership, your support of our chamber and your efforts to help our local economy rebound. There is still a long way to go, but our region’s resilience is proven in your commitment — time and time again. Second, let’s keep the momentum! We’ve now had multiple in-person events, beginning with our inaugural Coffee Break in June. It’s so wonderful to see so many faces igniting conversation, sparking ideas and building relationships that are the core of our chamber. But there’s plenty of room for more faces and new relationships! Invite a new business in town to join us for a Coffee Break, or bring a friend with you to the next Valley Morning Insight. The more our membership base grows, the greater the opportunities for networking and promotion, and the louder our voice can be in Sacramento. Lastly, I am honored to be your Chair of the Board of Directors over the next several months. My mission is to raise the banner for local chamber membership and High Desert economic prosperity higher than ever before. I also aim to encourage you to help me — help all of us — raise that banner and voice. We’ve come so far already, and as we continue to move forward as a united front, I’m confident we’ll see the fruits of that labor abound in our desert. Please feel free to get in touch with me with ideas, comments, concerns or anything else related to our chamber (or our air quality). I’m easy to reach! Martial Haprov Mojave Desert AQMD 2021-2022 Chair of the Board

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BUSINESS COUNCILS ADELANTO Executive Committee Matthew Souza – Chair of the Board – Desert Community Bank James Janecka – Secretary/Treasurer – GEO Group, Inc.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2020 - 2021 Martial Haprov – Chair of the Board – Mojave Desert AQMD Sharon Page – Immediate Past Chair – Sharon R. Page Consulting Mike Thrapp – Chair Elect - ICR Staffing Services, Inc. Lisa Lamb - Vice Chair - Finance - Lewis Center for Educational Research

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2020 - 2021 Clinton Alford – Farmers Insurance-Clinton Alford Agency Casey Armstrong – Armstrong Fairway Insurance Agency, Inc. Jan Gonzalez – Victor Elementary School District 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 Shannon Shannon – SaddleRock Reverse Mortgage Sam Thatte - State of the City Presentations Bob Tinsley – B.R. Tinsley Inc.

BOARD ADVISORS 2020 - 2021 Mark Austin – C-Me Promotions & Embroidery David Greiner – Greiner Buick GMC Janice Moore – Retired

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Director Manny Serrano – Jet Room, Inc. Stuart Young - SAY Marketing & Promotions

APPLE VALLEY

Executive Committee Keith Shannon – Chair of the Board – Mitsubishi Cement Corporation Jessica Borzilleri – Secretary – Kindred Hospice Lisa Kiplinger Kennedy – Treasurer – Boisset Collection Director Carol Thomas Keefer – Liberty Utilities Sabrina Schneider – Off the Grid Brewery

HESPERIA Executive Committee James Needham – Chair of the Board – Affordable Technology, Inc. Niru Vangala – Treasurer – Foremost Retirement Resort Director Jessica Carrillo – A Magic Moment Custom Cakes

VICTORVILLE Executive Committee Stacy DeVoll – Chair of the Board – DeVoll Rubber Mfg Group, Inc. Chris Lamoreaux – Secretary – Coldwell Banker Home Source Gwen Bedics – Treasurer – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Director Laura Andre – The Mall of Victor Valley Randy Castillo – Providence St. Mary Medical Center Karen Engelsen – Victor Valley College Eddie Hernandez – Desert Valley Hospital / Desert Valley Medical Group Yvonne Cox – Mojave Water Agency Ryan Orr – Mojave Desert AQMD

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THANK YOU SPONSOR!

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RIBBON CUTTINGS

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Hair & Nail Republic Beauty Salon DANA Construction, Inc. & Contemporary Cargo Designs

Choice Medical - Dr. Grier

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS FOR YOUR REFERRALS! Agio Real Estate, Purple Wendy Ramey Congressman Jay Obernolte | 8th District of California, Shannon Dunkle DANA Construction, Inc, Nancy Chambler Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce, Jenny Flores Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce, Sonia Miranda Mary Kay Cosmetics, Andrea Tober Mojave Printing Solutions, Sam Pulice

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Antelope Valley Learning AcademyHesperia 11960 Hesperia Rd. Hesperia, CA 92345 (877) 360-5327 http://learn4life.org Education

Adscot Pest Control, Inc. 22421 Powhatan # 9 Apple Valley, CA 92307 (760) 247-7999 https://www.facebook.com/ AdscotPestControl Pest Control

Bea’s Natural Store Hesperia, CA 92345 Beatriz Rivas (562) 209-1305 http://www.beasnaturalstore.com Health & Wellness

Bristol Hospice Inland Valley 7365 Carnelian St., Suite 240 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (760) 622-0245 https://bristolhospice-inlandvalley. com Hospice Care

Carpeteria 17260 Bear Valley Rd., Suite 102 Victorville, CA 92395 (760) 955-9551 http://www.carpeteria.com Carpets & Interiors

Choice Medical Group - Dr. Jhaj 12765 Main St., Suite 630 Hesperia, CA 92345 (760) 242-7777 http://www.choicemg.com Medical Group

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Chronicle Logistics LLC 15437 Anacapa Rd. Victorville, CA 92392 (760) 813-7161 http://www.chroniclelogistics.com Transportation

Heavenly Anointed Hair 15444 Bear Valley Rd., Ste. B Victorville, CA 92395 (760) 686-4274 http://heavenlyanointedhair.com Beauty Salons & Supplies

College Funding Remedies 100 West Lemon Ave., Suite 205 Monrovia, CA 91106 (626) 657-7887 http://collegefundingremedies.com Education

Impact Care Access Network Inc. 9390 Hesperia Rd., Ste. 7 Hesperia, CA 92345 Emanuel Jeanpierre, PA/CEO (760) 998-3550 Medical

Contemporary Cargo Designs 15330 Tamarack Dr., Unit #C Victorville, CA 92392 (909) 973-6912 http://contemporarycargodesigns. com Contractors-Building-General

Inland Signs 1715 S. Bon View Ave. Ontario, CA 91761 (909) 923-0006 http://www.inlandsigns.com Advertising Services, Signs & Banners

Damian’s Dry Cleaners 17360 Main St Hesperia, CA 92345 (442) 800-5193 Carrilloraquel51@gmail.com Cleaning Services

Galaxy Energy Companies Victorville/Adelanto, CA Angie Echols (714) 686-7770 angie@galaxyb4l.com Utilities, Business Consultants

Hair and Nail Republic Beauty Salon 17003 Bear Valley Rd., Ste. E Hesperia, CA 92345 (760) 998-3435 http://www.hairandnailrepublic.com Beauty Salons, Spa & Supply

J & G Supplies & Maintenance Company Apple Valley, CA 92307 James Gilliam (951) 318-0873 jamesgilliam55@gmail.com Pressure Washing, Cleaning Services

JCP Cottage Assisted Living 14241 La Mirada St. Victorville, CA 92392 (760) 780-0970 http://www.jcpcottage.com Senior Living, Senior Care


Legal Shield Business Solutions 6965 SVL Box Victorville, CA 92395 (951) 768-8129 http://www.terryfitch.com Legal Services

The Bradco Companies 12138 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 250 Victorville, CA 92395 (760) 951-5111 http://www.thebradcocompanies.com Real Estate Commercial

Lone Wolf Colony 23200 Bear Valley Rd. Apple Valley, CA 92308 (760) 247-7878 https://www.lonewolfcolony.org Community, RV & Boat Storage, Conference Rental - Events or Meetings

Total Package 8197 I Ave., Ste B Hesperia, CA 92345 (760) 998-4944 http://www.totalpackageplus.com Mailing Services, Shipping

ONEHOPE Wine Oak Hills, CA 92344 Jennifer Valencia (951) 834-6638 http://www.onehopewine/myshop/ cheers4charities Wine

People Ready 14344 Main St. Hesperia, CA 92345 (760) 948-4226 http://peopleready.com Employment Services

Premier Business Services Hesperia, CA 92345 Brian Westerman (760) 596-2724 brianwesterman@yahoo.com Insurance & Financial Services, Business Consultants

T-Mobile Adelanto, CA 92301 Karen Diaz (442) 354-7784 Karen.DiazCoreas1@T-Mobile.com Utilities Vivint 4931 N. 300 W. Provo, UT 84604 (877) 873-9883 https://www.vivint.com/locations/california/ victorville Security Services

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Wings Physiotherapy, Inc. 18231 CA Hwy 18, Ste. 3 Apple Valley, CA 92307 (760) 221-5079 http://www.wingsphysiotherapy.com Medical Services

Remsky, Inc. dba Grocery Outlet of Victorville 12220 Hesperia Rd., Suite A Victorville, CA 92395 (760) 780-0377 https://www.facebook.com/ VictorvilleGroceryOutlet Grocery Store, Outlet

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EMPLOYEES ARE QUITTING IN RECORD NUMBERS - HERE’S HOW TO KEEP THEM In April 2021, a record all-time high of 4 million people quit their jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — this equals a 2.7 percent rate of quit, which is the highest recorded since the BLS started collecting this data in 2000. Say hello to what some are calling the “Great Resignation,” which is a prediction that employees who stayed in their current positions due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are getting ready to find new jobs. Luckily for those departing workers, there’s a record high number of job openings — 9.3 million, according to the BLS. But that’s not so great for employers, who must do their best to be a desirable place to work. So, while employers can focus on offering more flexible or remote work and better professional development opportunities to keep current employees and attract new ones, workers are also looking for a connection to their company’s values. A company’s mission and values have become more important to employees, according to a recent Robert Half survey, which found that 31 percent of workers said they prefer to work for an organization that better aligns with their personal values, and 71 percent said they would leave a company whose values don’t align with their own. Workers found company programs focused on employee well-being (70 percent) and diversity, equity and inclusion (47 percent) to be the most important. “Today’s employees have high expectations of their employer,” said Lynne Smith, Robert Half senior vice president of global human resources, in a press release. “They want to belong to an organization that puts people first and takes action to create positive change in the workplace and community.” Employers should connect employees to their company’s mission and values, and share that vision with potential candidates. Let employees know how they fit into the company’s bigger picture. “You need to be great at telling stories in your organization,” Cassie Whitlock, head of human resources for the talent management software platform BambooHR, told Fast Company. “How are you making a difference? And are you sharing those successes with team members to help them feel good about the goals and outcomes you’re driving?” Unless employers adapt for the post-pandemic workplace, they may have a harder time attracting new employees and retaining their current ones. But there’s no time like the present to move forward with some of these post-pandemic adaptations. Katie Culliton, Editor, CalChamber

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CHAMBER CALENDAR

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening - Kentucky Fried Chicken, Adelanto 10:00am

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

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

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening - Total Package 12:00pm

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

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

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening - Jersey Mike’s Subs - Victorville 5:00pm Ambassador Committee Meeting Location TBA 12:00pm

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening - Wings Physiotherapy 12:00pm

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening - Remsky, Inc. dba Grocery Outlet of Victorville 8:00am

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Coffee Break Percy Bakker Center 7:00am

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State of the Town - Reservations Required Apple Valley Conference Center 10:30am - Check-In 11:15am - Program Coffee Break Percy Bakker Center 7:00am Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening - Heavenly Annointed Hair 7:30pm Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening - Jersey Mike’s Subs - Apple Valley (Tentitively scheduled) Time TBA Coffee Break Percy Bakker Center 7:00am

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening for New Location - Inglis Classics 11:30am

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Coffee Break Percy Bakker Center 7:00am

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Ambassador Committee Meeting Location TBA 12:00pm

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Kemper Campbell Ranch Mixer - Reservations Required Kemper Campbell Ranch 5:00pm

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Coffee Break Percy Bakker Center 7:00am

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening for New Location - Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group - FITHOUSE 4:30PM

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Chairman’s Circle PLATINUM MEMBERS

GOLD MEMBERS Apple Valley Communications Apple Valley Transfer & Storage, Inc. / Shred Your Docs City of Hesperia City of Victorville / SCLA Desert Community Bank - Hesperia Excelsior Charter Schools

ICR Staffing Services, Inc. Majestic Land SaddleRock Reverse Mortgage Southwest Gas Corporation The Don Ferrarese Charitable Foundation The Law Offices of Caldwell, Kennedy, & Porter

SILVER MEMBERS Alaska USA Business & Commercial Services AVC Tech Services, Inc. Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc. / Victorville Disposal Coldwell Banker Home Source El Dorado Broadcasters Farmer’s Insurance - Clinton Alford Agency HD Art N Frame Hesperia Recreation & Park District JMCO Marketing & Promotions

Mojave Printing Solutions Pacific Refrigerator Company Providence St. Mary Medical Center Southern California Edison State of the City Presentations STEENO Design Studios Stirling Development Thompson Family Plumbing Victor Valley College Foundation

TO BECOME A CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE MEMBER CONTACT MARK CREFFIELD (760) 245-6506 | mark@ghdcc.com insight magazine | 15


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