Corona Business News July/August 2018

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July/August 2018



xecutive Leadership Roundtable (ELR), a signature program of the CORONA Chamber of Commerce, is looking for leaders and decision-makers in business, service, government, and education to apply for the incoming Class of 2018-2019. Unlike any general skills development program, ELR looks for those individuals who have attained skills and positions of leadership and equips them with the knowledge and awareness of those forces and issues that shape

our community’s future. Upon graduation and beyond the class project, each class member is expected to utilize the skills and information gained in this program to work and advocate for the betterment of the region. Through facilitated sessions and conversations with policymakers, industry experts, and visionary leaders, you will get a unique opportunity to dissect and distill the critical challenges facing our city and region, while experiencing a civic leadership framework to enhance

CORONA Chamber of Commerce 904 E. 6th Street, CORONA, CA 92879 (951) 737-3350 | Deserie Ramirez Member Services

Bobby Spiegel President/CEO

Kaitlynn Hartson Member Services

Heather Rawlings Member Services & Advertising Director

Don Williamson Editor

Bryan Hartson Executive Assistant to the President |CEO

CORONA Business News Graphic Design Kim Mabon Creative By Design

Linda Richards Member Services

Jim Dorsey Photography 951.735.8668

Stephanie Shapiro Member Services

CORONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2018 OFFICERS Chairman of the Board John Weyhgandt Western States Financial

Vice Chair of Finance Kim Mabon Creative By Design

Chairman-Elect Yolanda Carrillo Corona-Norco Family YMCA

Immediate Past Chairman Don Garling Lifetime Vinyl Fence Fabricators, Inc.

Vice Chair Mike Ryan Ryan & Associates Financial Services

President/CEO/Corporate Secretary Bobby Spiegel CORONA Chamber of Commerce

Chair of Finance Don Williamson Corona History Association


Palbinder Badesha Express Employment Professionals

Ruth Jaffe Kaiser Permanente

Linda Pearson Corona Regional Medical Center

Angie Byars 3M Corona

Sean Kelley Kelley Law

Lea Petersen Southern California Gas Company

Dr. Aimee French Breathe Clinic

Michael Lin, Ed.D. Corona-Norco Unified School District

Dr. Anthony Pirritano Integrated Medical Center of Corona – CompAccess

Chad Miller American National Manufacturing

Mike Quraishi Aladdin Cleaning Services, Inc.

Chris Miller Thomas Miller Mortuary and Crematory

Bryan Reece, PhD Norco College

Steve Glynn Waste Management Jim Gore Vulcan Materials Company Jon Haratyk Living Better 101 Kristen Holstrom Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC

Sal Montes Fender USA Mark Peabody Peabody Engineering & Supply, Inc.

Dean Seif CARSTAR Allstar Collision, Inc. Jan Steiner Thoro Packaging

Liaison for NAVSEA Corona Division Jennifer StewartUS Navy / Naval Weapons Surface Warfare Center

For advertising information, contact Heather Rawlings at (951) 737-3350 Since 1910, the Corona Chamber has been providing ‘resources for prosperity’ for the businesses and community of Corona, CA. This Chamber represents the interest of business in the greater Corona service area by providing its members networking opportunities, promoting the community, and engaging federal, state, and local officials in order to improve the economic prosperity of the Inland Southern California region. With a membership of over 750 businesses, representing over 55,000 jobs, the Corona Chamber is the voice of business.

personal and professional development. This intensive series of classes and workshops will give you the breadth and depth of knowledge and relationships to be effective as an advocate, policy influencer, and policymaker. This 10-month program empowers decision-makers of local businesses, government, non-profit organizations, schools, and universities with the knowledge to address critical regional issues. Such as economic development; education; health care; public safety; social services; arts and culture, and others. Classes consist of approximately 20-25

dynamic individuals who are drawn from different backgrounds and philosophical perspectives who upon graduating, go on to contribute to CORONA’s economic and cultural vitality. ELR is currently accepting applications for the Class of 2018-19 until Monday, July 23, 2018, at 5:00 pm. Our first class session will be our Orientation Day on Friday, September 14, 2018. To obtain more information on the program log on to; including requirements, tuition costs, a tentative schedule of sessions, and a program application.

ELR Project:



he CORONA Chamber’s Executive Leadership Roundtable class of 2017-2018 raised the bar for future classes with this year’s service project achievement. In November 2017 the class of 21 local leaders decided almost unanimously to raise money and resources to refurbish the American Legion Joe Dominguez Post 742. They went to work immediately, meeting every Monday morning with officers from the Post’s Building Committee. Many projects within the Post were discussed: HVAC, bathrooms, floors, parking lot, paint inside and out, fencing, kitchen, plumbing, and electrical. Finally, it was agreed upon to tackle the kitchen – the heart of this home to so many veterans. The kitchen needed to be gutted down to the studs. Members from the American Legion Post 742 stepped up and performed the heavy lifting while the ELR classmates pooled their resources together to raise funds and inkind donations. The two organizations worked together to sell tickets for an opportunity drawing held at the Post’s Open House & BBQ on May 25, 2018. By the end of the May 25th BBQ over $80,000 in cash and in-kind donations

had been received and the final touches to the kitchen were being applied. The inside of the Post had a fresh coat of paint. The parking lot had been resurfaced and painted. Members of this year’s ELR class were beaming with pride, having breathed into the spirit of the 71-year-old building. But the work is not done. The American Legion Joe Dominguez Post 742 Building Committee will continue to meet and fundraise for the completion of the renovation to their home. These are the items still needed: • Exterior painting of the building is estimated at $2000. • Restrooms repairs are estimated at $30,000, ADA compliant. • Stage lighting, carpet, and media equipment installation is estimated at $2500. For more information or to donate, please call (855) VETS-742 or visit For more about the CORONA Chamber’s Executive Leadership Roundtable program, please visit or call (951) 737-3350.

Corona Chamber Executive & Business Partners For 2018 These financial partners provide additional funding to the chamber to support & provide additional member services.

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