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Advocacy Outreach

Finalists Announced




he Corona Chamber delegation traveled to our nation’s capital in mid-September with great results. A good gauge to determine how successful a lobbying effort is how many members of Congress you meet. The Corona Chamber met with three members and their chiefs of staff. To each the Chamber representatives presented the status of the unique public private partnership that we developed known as CORONA 2020. Here we present a recap of each Congressional visit: Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona), Ken is the now the Ranking Member on the Defense, Appropriations

T Congressman Ken Calvert with part of the CORONA Chamber delegation; L-R: Cherie Crutcher (Riverside Community Hospital); Jim Gore (Vulcan Materials Company); Barbara Goodrich-Welk (Vulcan Materials Company); Jeff Gibson (Occidental Communications Group/Chamber consultant); Marisa Yeagar (Riverside Community College District); Mike Ryan (Ryan & Associates Financial Services); Bobby Spiegel (Corona Chamber President/CEO) and Dean Seif (CARSTAR Allstar Collision)

Committee. He invested over 2 hours with our delegation. With him, we reviewed our visit earlier with the Navy and efforts for collaboration on Tech Transfers, as well as,

Chamber Honorees Named ANNUAL INSTALLATION AND AWARDS 02.06.20


he Corona Chamber is excited to reveal the recipients of the 2019 Year-End Awards. Honorees were nominated by the business community and will be honored at the Annual Installation & Awards event on February 6, 2020. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now at MyChamber.org

or (951) 737-3350. Lifetime Achievement Award: Carmen Cordova, Don Hendrickson, and Char Killingsworth Citizen of the Year: Dean Seif, CARSTAR Allstar Collision Businesses of the Year: • Do It American MFG (Manufacturing) ... Continued on Page 13

AB-5 and the challenges confronting our business community. In addition, we discussed the Prado Dam repainting and restoration as well as ... Continued on page 8



The 2019 Inland Empire Entrepreneurial Finalists include the following four Corona businesses:


Chad Willardson is the President and Founder of Pacific Capital and is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. Before founding Pacific Capital, he spent 9 years at ... Continued on page 14



egislative Advocacy has become the Corona Chamber’s mainstay – and it takes financial support to continue its progress. Join us on Saturday, November 23 for the annual Advocacy Outreach and member services fundraiser – the Monte Carlo Masquerade. Reserve your sponsorship, tables and seats


n a traditional Navy change of command ceremony September 6, Capt. Khary W. Hembree-Bey assumed command of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, from Capt. Richard A. Braunbeck III. Rear Adm. Eric Ver Hage, commander of the NAVSEA

he Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Cal State San Bernardino announced the finalists for this year’s Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards program. 33 entrepreneurs were selected from a pool of over 200 nominees. The finalists for the event will compete for the Spirit of the Entrepreneur award in eleven (11) different categories at the 17th annual awards black-tie gala on November 13 at the Riverside Convention Center. Winners will be announced that night at the event.

Honoring Military/Advocacy Outreach

New Leadership

Warfare Centers and the ceremony’s presiding officer, presented Braunbeck with the Legion of Merit award for outstanding service and achievements throughout his career. “With his bold leadership, keen attention to detail and complete dedication to duty, Capt. Braunbeck has led NSWC Corona in advancing the readiness of the warfighter,” said Ver Hage. “His determined and tireless efforts to engage Navy decision makers, program sponsors and fleet leadership have led to impressive growth in the command’s annual business.” Braunbeck expressed his gratitude to the command


as well as military, community and education leaders, and thanked his family and friends for their support of his 33-year career. “It’s been a tremendous privilege to serve as Corona’s commanding officer,” said Braunbeck. “I’ve witnessed an incredible group of engineers, scientists, technicians and support personnel dedicate themselves to the readiness of the warfighter, and our Navy is better prepared as a result of their efforts. I am excited about Corona’s future.” Since October 2017, Braunbeck has led the command’s support for mission readiness and overseen a ... Continued on page 11

for a night of fun, celebration and excitement! This year’s black-tie gala will include special recognition of our Active Duty Military (as guests of the Chamber and its sponsors). Some great surprises will keep attendees engaged and entertained. The Corona Chamber’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) is the local “watchdog” for businesses. Composed of Chamber members, individuals, and business leaders, this volunteer committee’s mission is to maintain a

favorable business climate in the greater Corona service area. We engage with decision and policy makers at all levels of government: local, regional, statewide, and in Washington, D.C. “Legislative Advocacy is an expensive venture, but well worth our investment!” says Mike Ryan, Corona Chamber Chairman of the Board. “It has been calculated that a business could invest $250,000 to equal the impact and effect that the Corona Chamber’s ... Continued on page 9



he 2020 Census is almost here! Here are a few quick facts from the October 14 Census Complete Count Committee meeting about what it is, why it’s essential, and what you can expect. The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790. It’s about fair representation; the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, which determines how many seats each state gets. State

officials also use this data to redraw the boundaries of the congressional and state legislature districts, which helps account for population shifts. The census also provides for the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, which is allocated by population for schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs. In 2020, participating will be easier than ever, with the ability to respond to the census online. ... Continued on page 15



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Small Business Saturday November 30 T

he CORONA Chamber has again joined the annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities everywhere out in support of their favorite small businesses. This year, Small

Business Saturday is November 30.  Stared in 2010, the movement began as American Express® realized small businesses were experiencing difficulty due to the recession. The

CORONA Chamber of Commerce 904 E. 6th Street, CORONA, CA 92879 (951) 737-3350 | MyChamber.org Stephanie Shapiro Member Services Stephanie@MyChamber.org

Bobby Spiegel President/CEO Bobby@MyChamber.org

Betty Sherin Bookkeeper Betty@MyChamber.org

Deserie Ramirez Member Services Assistant to the President/CEO Deserie@MyChamber.org

Marilyn Vargas Member Services Marilyn@MyChamber.org

Michael Gunder Membership Development Michael@MyChamber.org

Don Williamson Editor

Jenina Ramirez Membership Development Jenina@MyChamber.org

CORONA Business News Graphic Design Kim Mabon Creative By Design www.creativebydesign.net

Linda Richards Member Services Linda@MyChamber.org

following year, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of the day. By 2018, there were more than 7,500 neighborhood champions across 50 states. In 2018, U.S. consumers reported spending a record high of an estimated $17.8 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday. Over the years, Small Business Saturday spending has now reached a reported estimate of $103 billion since the day began in 2010 — that›s $103 billion over 9 days alone. Small Business Saturday continues to be an annual holiday shopping tradition — just one part of the larger Shop Small Movement to support small b us i n e s s e s every day and everywhere, because a visit to the family-owned framing shop or a stop at the neighborhood convenience store not only supports our local economies, it promotes

Jim Dorsey Photography (951) 735-8668

Finance Vice Chairman Palbinder Badesha Express Employment Professionals

Chairman-Elect Don Williamson Corona History Association

Immediate Past Chairman John Weyhgandt Western States Financial

First Vice Chairman Kim Mabon Creative By Design

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

Treasurer/Finance Chair Jon Haratyk Living Better 101


Meetings are held 8:00-9:30am the second Monday of each month at the Corona Chamber 904 E. 6th St. RSVP for free at MyChamber.org. Nov. 11 Mike Quraishi, Aladdin Cleaning Services Mike will share about his diverse background, from 22 years in the aerospace and high tech industries to owning his own professional cleaning service operation, running numerous crews and managing a work/life balance. Dec. 9 Rachel Bollin, Brooke and Nora at Home Rachel is the founder of Brooke and Nora at Home, and will share how she took her line of goat milk laundry products from a dream to a million dollar business in less than 5 years.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sam Buenrostro, Ed.D. Corona-Norco Unified School District Angie Byars 3M Corona Marta Cortez Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant Anthony Edwards Robertson’s Ready Mix Dr. Aimee French French Medical Corp. Don Garling Lifetime Vinyl Fence Fabricators, Inc. Jim Gore Vulcan Materials Company

Kristen Holstrom Holstrom, Block And Parke, APLC

Lea Petersen Southern California Gas Company

Ruth Jaffe Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Anthony Pirritano Integrated Medical Center Of Corona - CompAccess

Sean R. Kelley Kelley Law Gordon Macaulay Collins Aerospace Chad Miller American National Manufacturing, Inc. Mark Peabody Peabody Engineering & Supply, Inc.

Corona Chamber Board of Director Ruth Jaffe of Kaiser Permanente champions the Shop Small movement

Coffee with an Entrepreneur

CORONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2019 OFFICERS Chairman of the Board Mike Ryan Ryan & Associates Financial Services

more vibrant communities. That’s why American Express is proud to back Small Business Saturday and the Shop Small Movement.  Log on to MyChamber.org/ small-business-saturday to receive continual updates on various locally owned businesses participating. Shopping local helps build and sustain a strong local economy!

Lily Quiroa Waste Management Mike Quraishi Aladdin Cleaning Services, Inc. Dean Seif CARSTAR Allstar Collision, Inc. Janet Steiner Make Dust

Linda Pearson Corona Regional Medical Center

Liaison for NAVSEA Corona Division: Jennifer Stewart Naval Weapons Surface Warfare Center

For advertising information, contact the Chamber 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. Learn more by visiting www.MyChamber.org.


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CEO’S Adaptability from Employers Required CORNER Bobby Spiegel


ith an ever-changing economy, business owners need to be on top of their game. While continual growth has always been a dream for businesses, these days, the workforce choices are becoming slimmer. This is evident by the trend for less trained applicants making demands for higher wages. On our recent trip to Washington D.C., Dr. Isaac Maya with USC’s Center for Economic Research, Department of Homeland Security and Commerce Department shared thoughts about the progress in technology that has caused this to happen. While we are grateful for these advances, current employees often will be slow to adapt to the change. While newer employees may be more eager to embrace it, their in-depth knowledge and shallow experience causes new implementations to be challenging. The Corona Chamber is proud to be on the forefront of identifying some amazing individuals. We are seeking nominations for the 2020 presentation of “40 Under 40”. These individuals lead others toward a better, brighter future within the greater Corona service area and its neighboring communities. Nominations are for those who are at least 21 and as old as 39 by October 31, 2019. Additional requirements can be found online at www.Corona40under40.com.

ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVE, AND VETERANS RECEIVE FREE REGISTRATION Pre-registration must be received by November 7.

(951) 737-3350 or www.MyChamber.org Public invited to attend. Fees vary. Breakfast included.

with New Economic Changes Nominations are made by community and business leaders and are selected by committee. We are looking forward to recognizing the leaders under the age of 40 who are making a difference in our community by excelling in industries ranging from retail, service, distribution, manufacturing and beyond. As our community grows, so do our programs: Recently we partnered with Paul Webb to provide training courses “Sales Masters Training” as an exclusive member benefit. He provided the initial training at our Chamber with back-to-back sessions enabling 60 business leaders to begin this process. If you are interested in learning more, contact Linda Richards, Linda@ MyChamber.org and she will review various options for Paul’s next in person training session. On Friday, November 8, we are hosting the NEW ECONOMY and Economic Summit at Corona City Hall. This program will feature insight and information on the future of our city and region. This is a FREE session. Please RSVP at http://bit. ly/2019EconBriefing or call (951) 7373350. This all-day session will be presented and moderated by the engaging Mo Collins (author, professor and trainer) who will share the stage with other high-powered leaders. We are happy to announce that on Saturday, November 9, Mo will

deliver her nationally acclaimed seminar for women in business. Her special #RosieWasRight will be making its West-coast debut. The full day workshop will be discussing multiple topics such as: three things that have kept women from building business profits and wealth in the old economy; why your passion is legitimate and important to success; how a triple bottom line of people, place and profits will transform your business,

your customers and your community; and trends that are changing every industry – including four industries where women hold 80% of the market (for now). You will have the opportunity to meet women across industries who have combined their passion with clever innovations to grow their sales by 20% - 30% and more. As of this writing, we have some space still available. Register today at http://bit.ly/RosieWasRight2019.

The Chamber is counsel. We bring unparalleled experience and insight to everything we do. And we are a trusted guide for those working to make our communities stronger. Give your business a voice at www.mychamber.org

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Help Us Welcome Our New Members Listed on these pages are our newest members. For a complete member listing, visit www.MyChamber.org. Our members invest in our organization for numerous reasons. Many find the resources provided, the advocacy efforts and the economic profiles as viable assets driven by our five Core Competencies: Sustaining and Creating a Strong Local Economy;

Representing the Interest of Business with Government; Promoting the Community; Promoting Political Action; and Providing Networking Opportunities and Business Referrals for our member firms. If you are not currently a member, please contact the Corona Chamber at (951) 737-3350 or info@mychamber.org.

415 Consulting (909) 851-3150 Corona, CA 92877 Weapons training by former CCW unit member and RSO Distinguished Service Medal recipient. ABD Office Solutions, Inc. (714) 255-0505 x5511 180 Vander St. Corona, CA 92880 We are a digital specialist with over 30 years of experience in the office equipment industry. We are a leading provider of printers, copiers, multifunction printers, digital press & commercial printers. Acai Republic (951) 427-5193 2225 Eagle Glen Pkwy. #B-104 Corona, CA 92883 At Acai Republic we are passionate about acai and our commitment is to offer everyone an authentic Brazilian acai bowl. We use organic acai brought directly from the Amazon and mix our blends fresh. Aloha Photo Booth and Events (714) 787-6950 Corona, CA 92883 Aloha Photo Booth and Events is an open air photo booth. We provide custom digital designs and prints for all occasions, backdrops and custom props. American Made Fitness Company (714) 408-8828 320 S. Main St. #102 Corona, CA 92882 Fitness company dedicated to changing people’s lives through community and fitness. Apex Legal Solutions, Inc. (949) 379-2917 Tustin, CA 92781 Court reporting and certified interpreting services. Effective and timely services at affordable rates with qualified professionals. Aris Group (909) 706-2644 Corona, CA 92879 Supplemental Medical and Life Insurance benefits by design. We deliver competitively quoted options and design the plan tailored to your business and individuals. At the Riverbank (951) 312-6347 Riverside, CA 92504 Certified Life Coach services by Susan Goodson, an author and inspirational speaker.

Grand Canyon University (951) 218-0238 3300 W. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017 Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier, non-profit, private Christian university committed to delivering affordable, transformative higher education. Find your purpose at gcu.edu. Hawden Group USA (949) 302-2823 Tustin, CA 92780 Providing businesses and government entities office furniture that is American made. Celebrating the Ribbon Cutting of Aflac - Small Business

AV Softball (626) 384-8786 1531 Pomona Rd. Corona, CA 92882 Softball training in the areas of pitching, nutrition, and hitting by a former Oklahoma professional softball player and Division 1 coach from Southern California. BCFW Wealth Management (951) 602-5979 1250 Corona Pointe Ct. #402 Corona, CA 92879 BCFW Wealth Management is a Corona-based business providing comprehensive wealth and life management services. We work to help you enjoy the life you want to live. Blackstar Defense Services, Inc. (949) 549-9600 Corona, CA 92883 Private security and consulting services. California license number PPO120655. Braille Institute (951) 282-0763 6974 Brockton Ave. #100 Riverside, CA 92506 Braille Institute’s Riverside Neighborhood Center offers services, and programs and events for the visually impaired and blind. Camel Financial (949) 722-7717 700 West First St. #1 Tustin, CA 92780 For over 30 years, we have offered unique financing solutions for businesses in a variety of different “un-bankable” situations. Caveirinha Jiu Jitsu Family Corona (909) 894-6578 320 S. Main St. Corona, CA 92882 CJJF is a premier Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy that provides elite personal training in jiu-jitsu and boxing.

City Electric Supply (951) 523-0083 430 Princeland Ct. Corona, CA 92879 A family-owned electrical wholesale business dedicated to providing personalized service and support for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Cocina del Che (909) 268-1951 Eastvale, CA 91752 We offer traditional Argentinean empanadas, chimichurri steak sauce and our famous Chori Pan. We offer catering services to our surrounding cities to bring the flavor of Argentina to our community. Epic Wings Corona (951) 272-9700 350 N. McKinley St. #101 Corona, CA 92879 At Epic wings, our family believes in delivering not only natural and fresh food and ingredients, we believe in providing an experience.

ImPrint (951) 356-5376 650 E. Parkridge Ave. #102 Corona, CA 92879 We’ve been providing high-quality prints, binding work and copying service for years – to private individuals, companies and institutions alike. JoJo’s Dance (951) 339-9538 109 N. Maple St. #J Corona, CA 92880 Jo Jo’s Dance is a studio offering a variety of classes that will foster the love of dance for beginners of all ages, while challenging intermediate and advanced dancers. Master classes and dance parties are on the way! Just Natural Breastfeeding Solutions (951) 394-2087 Corona, CA 92881 Breastfeeding and lactation supportive services. Lake Elsinore Storm (951) 245-4487 500 Diamond Dr. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 Minor League Baseball Class-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Fantastic Café (951) 817-1111 994 Hamner Ave. Norco, CA 92860 For over 35 years, Fantastic Café has proudly served Southern California with unparalleled quality and service.

Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen (951) 735-8888 980 Montecito Dr. Corona, CA 92879 Experience the various regions of Mexico with a unique and modern twist. We encourage you to indulge your taste buds in an oasis of bold Mexican flavors and experience our interpretation of traditional Mexican food.

FMK Labs (951) 736-1212 1690 Delilah St. Corona, CA 92879 FMK Labs is a California based manufacturer of custom and private label formulations for the personal care industry.

Montanez Yu Personal Injury Law (951) 444-7407 127 Radio Rd. #2 Corona, CA 92879 We represent personal injury victims from auto accidents to dog bites. We are known for our superior customer satisfaction, zealous advocacy, and outstanding results.



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National Realty Group – Tony Garcia (951) 323-7249 6700 Indiana Ave. #130 Riverside, CA 92506 I am a real estate consultant specializing in finding homes in great neighborhoods with great schools, helping you find the home you want with confidence. New Exchange, Inc. (310) 432-4925 1109 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024 Professionally managed properties to help you thrive. Industry leading multi-family and commercial buildings in California and Washington. Corona location is at 1307 W. 6th Street. Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic (714) 537-3032 12750 Garden Grove Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92843 Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic provides after-hours care to pets at night, on weekends and on holidays.

Quests Genetics (909) 687-9553 6833 Indiana Ave. #203 Riverside, CA 92509 Providing comprehensive genetic testing throughout Riverside County. Riverside Indoor Shooting Range (951) 353-0001 11631 Sterling Ave. Riverside, CA 92503 We offer firearms training taught by certified experts. We carry a full line of supplies at competitive prices. Security guard training is also available. S Cube Technologies (714) 412-9661 1161 Pomona Rd. #206 Corona, CA 92882 IT Consulting business providing a service to the pharmaceutical industry by creating multiple business solutions. Set My Path Academy (951) 406-9722 Corona, CA 92883 We help you create loyalty with your existing customers by identifying a prospect’s unmet needs to better convert leads and prospects to sales.

SGC Japanese Restaurant (951) 738-0650 113 E. 6th St. Corona, CA 92879 SGC Japanese Restaurant in Corona offers teppan grills and all-you-caneat sushi. We are open 7 days a week and early on Saturdays and Sundays. Sylvan Learning Center of Corona/Norco (951) 272-0727 1180 El Camino Ave. #100 Corona, CA 92879 We offer tutoring programs for math, algebra, reading, writing, study skill and more! We also offer SAT/ACT Prep and STEM classes. Our staff are certified teachers. Sysco Riverside – Sheila Redman (951) 836-9343 15750 Meridian Pkwy. Riverside, CA 92518 Fresh food and fresh ideas are at the heart of food and service. Sysco delivers exceptional produce, custom cuts of meats, high quality seafood and imported goods. Tax Master Solution (951) 260-0107 514 S. Smith Ave. #B112 Corona, CA 92882 Providing tax preparation solutions to individuals and corporations. Spanish speaking services included. The Institute of Sports & Education (951) 403-0111 1531 Pomona Rd. Corona, CA 92880 Sports training facility with an emphasis on baseball and softball. Our facility fits every need, individual lessons, cage rentals, and agility space for team rentals. Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream (855) 951-9510 Norco, CA 92860 Tikiz serves shaved ice & ice cream treats at corporate staff appreciation days, fundraisers and birthday parties. VA Loma Linda Medical Center Voluntary Services (909) 583-6011 11201 Benton St. Loma Linda, CA 92357 Thinking of volunteering? We need you! Volunteers are a vital part of our health care team, and every day they help us provide the highest quality care for our Veterans. Vintage Stuff and Things (707) 666-0407 Corona, CA 92882 A specialty décor rental team with a Certified/Accredited Event Designer at the helm committed to helping make your event most memorable. Vivint Solar – Vanessa Jerez (714) 914-3198 4234 Green River Rd. Corona, CA 92880 Energy experts dedicated to improving the way you create power.

Anniversary Celebrations The following businesses were recently recognized at Good Morning Corona for their milestone anniversaries with the Corona Chamber. Join us in congratulating them for their ongoing investment in our community. 50 years

10 years

Hendrickson Bros. (951) 737-6822 2931 Rimpau Ave. Corona, CA 92881 Hendrickson Bros. is your best source for pressure regulators, flow controls, drip manifolds, hose modulators, and micro irrigation supplies for agricultural, commercial, landscape irrigation and more.

So Cal Stone Fabricators, Inc. (951) 371-6500 310 N. Cota St. #N Corona, CA 92880 At SoCal we value quality workmanship from start to finish, we value our customers, and we value honesty and integrity in business.

30 years

Dr. Oariona Lowe & Dr. Evangelos Rossopoulos (951) 371-8833 802 Magnolia Ave. #105 Corona, CA 92879 Dr. Oariona Lowe and Evangelos Rossopoulos are very proud of their long history of serving and providing dental care to the “extended family” of patients. A third generation of new patients are now being seen in their offices.

Proformance Manufacturing, Inc. (951) 279-1230 1922 Elise Cir. Corona, CA 92879 Proformance Manufacturing, Inc. is a leading industrial manufacturer and service-oriented precision metal stamping job shop. We manufacture precision metal components and parts with extensive high-quality manufacturing capabilities.

Cal-Draulics, Inc. (951) 340-1067 220 N. Delilah St. Corona, CA 92879 From design concept to finish product, Cal-Draulics, Inc. has over 50 years of customer satisfaction providing quality aerospace components. Lean design for lean enterprise.

Daum Commercial Properties (951) 768-7777 Corona, CA 92879 Daum’s brokerage professionals are highly skilled at guiding our clients through the ever-changing complexities of the site selection, proposal process and contract negotiations. 5 years

15 years

Corona Hardwood Western Municipal Water District (951) 571-7100 14205 Meridian Pkwy. Riverside, CA 92518 Providing reliable drinking water to our customers on a daily basis is fundamental to what we do. Western Municipal Water District works to secure your water supply for the future as well as today.

Crumbles Cookies (951) 270-2627 1191 Magnolia Ave. #C Corona, CA 92879 Offering delicious, fresh baked items from cookies to scones and more. Custom orders are our specialty! As a family owned business, being an asset to our employees and our community is primary to our calling.

(951) 278-4256 350 S. Maple St. #A Corona, CA 92880 Corona Hardwood is a familyrun hardwood flooring business with offices located in Corona, CA. Since 2007 we have excelled in online commerce to an award-winning hardwood retailer.

Pivot Charter School (951) 280-0229 4300 Green River Rd. #108 Corona, CA 92880 Pivot Charter Schools allows students to access their courses online or from our convenient campus. We serve students in grades 6-12 who need an alternative to the traditional classroom.



November/December 2019

Women’s Conference Hits a High Note

Photos by Focal Instincts Photography



ver 600 women and men gathered at the eighth annual Riverside County Women’s Leadership Conference on September 12 to celebrate the power and passion of women. The guest speakers and physician panel were captivating and engaging – from learning how to be a leader worth following, to the importance and power of words, to empowering women to lead with and not against their own biological instincts. The conference was filled with invaluable

life lessons and experiences that empowered all in attendance. Here is what a couple of women shared about their experience: “I learned that vulnerability is key to good leadership. I was reminded that in caring for others, women in particular, do not take time to care for themselves. We need to fill our tanks before we can give to others. I discovered some new insights on women in leadership, and how we perceive each other sometimes in

2019 Conference Co-Chairs Ruth Jaffe and Jan Steiner

a threatening way and how counter-productive that is and that the power of words should not be underestimated. I will also share the information on healthcare that I received with regard to early screenings for cancer from the panel of physicians.” – Denise Terrazas “I learned that we should live courageously, boldly and learn to step out of our comfort zone. We have to use our courage to speak truth and use our voice to create good change. We have to remind ourselves that the world needs us.” – Delia Miller “Bring back Dr. Heiss and Sophia Brooks every year. Powerful content!” – Cita Longsworth “I thought the conference was outstanding. The speakers were powerful, the auditorium was perfect and you started and ended on time. The physician panel was fabulous. Great job. I will attend next year.” – Joy Wolfsberger “[I] wish we could bottle this up and

Physician panel flanked by moderators Ruth Jaffe and Linda Pearson. L-R: Dr. Karin Jones, Dr. Samar Nahas, Dr. Ayodale Odulate, and Dr. Arti Amin.

explain what we took away, which is so intangible. Lifelong friendships easily may have started here.” – Sol Shapiro A special thank you to our exhibitors and sponsors for investing time and resources for this event. Stay tuned for the announcement of the ninth Riverside County Women’s Leadership Conference in 2020. We look forward to seeing you next year. If you would like to be part of the Conference committee, contact Stephanie Shapiro at (951) 737-3350.

2019 Speaker Sophia Brooks



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Executive Leadership Roundtable 2019-2020 LEADERS ANNOUNCED


nnually, the Corona Chamber hosts the Executive Leadership Roundtable (ELR) program, which is compiled of leaders and decision-makers in business, service, government and education. Unlike any general skills development program, ELR participants have already attained skills and positions of leadership. Through ELR, they become equipped with the knowledge and awareness of the forces and issues that shape our community’s future. Upon graduation and beyond the ELR community project, each 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, each monthly roundtable will get a unique opportunity to dissect and distill the critical challenges facing our city and region, while experiencing a civic leadership framework. This intensive series of meetings and workshops provide the breadth and depth of knowledge and relationships to be effective as an advocate, policy influencer, and policymaker. The 2019-2020 program, under the direction of Chairman Danette McCarns, is in full swing, with 27 dynamic individuals. • Francene Alexander – Assistant Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente

• Michael Altman – Owner, Midas Corona • Peace Aneke – Director of Purchasing, Corona-Norco Unified School District • Kathy Armstrong – Owner, Do It American MFG Company, LLC • Neha Arya – Founder/CEO, Futurelink • Palbinder Badesha – Owner, Express Employment Professionals • Travis Boan – Fire Inspector/ Investigator, Corona Fire Department • Wendell Bugtai – Legislative Aide, County of Riverside, Board of Supervisors, 2nd District • Gabbi Cao – Supervisor, City of Corona, Recreation Services • Sondra Davis – Vice President, Quality Risk Management and Utilization Management, Riverside Medical Clinic • Mark Edwards – Owner, Empire Energy Solutions • Brittany Ritzi Foust – Communications Manager, CoronaNorco Unified School District • Rich Good – Executive Director, Corona-Norco Family YMCA • Natasha Johnson – Branch Manager, Navy Federal Credit Union and Elected Official, Lake Elsinore City Council • Alistair Machoka – Chief Operating Officer, Corona Regional Medical Center • Tracie Moran – Director of Marketing, United Paving Co.

• Jesse Ramirez – Account Manager, Curt Pringle & Associates • Deanne Reyes – Director, Human Resources, Corona-Norco Unified School District • Fauzia Rizvi – Partner, S Cube Technologies • Adam Roulston – Lieutenant, Corona Police Department • Joshua Smith – Business Dev. Officer, Altura Credit Union • Anne St.Germain – Partner, Level Advisors • Jan Steiner – CEO/Change Maker, Make Dust • Kaneesha Tarrant – Interim Vice President, Student Services, Norco College • Leslie Trainor – Deputy Director, Riverside County Economic Development Agency • Dan Walters – President, Vito’s Italian Pizza and President, 911Vehicle • Denise Wolfe – Owner, Majestic Sign Studio This 10-month program empowers these decision-makers with the awareness and ability to address critical regional issues. Sessions include topics such as economic development, education, healthcare, public safety, social services, arts and culture, and more. The Corona Chamber is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Executive Leadership Roundtable. For questions or an application, contact Linda Richards at Linda@MyChamber.org or (951) 737-3350.

2019 Executive & Business Partners These financial partners provide additional funding to the chamber to support & provide additional member services.

To become an Executive or Business Partner for 2020, contact Bobby Spiegel at (951) 733-1836 or Bobby@MyChamber.org



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Success In D.C. Advocacy cont’d from page 1 development in Corona. Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside), Mark is the current Chairman of Veteran Affairs. Congressman Takano provided an update on what is expected from Congress for the rest of 2019. When the topic of healthcare was raised, our delegation expressed how difficult it is for small business owners to meet the high prices of healthcare. They informed Mark that they are not receiving appropriate value for the expense. As always, Congressman Takano was apprised of the CORONA 2020 progress. Congressman Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley), Geographically, Paul’s congressional district covers the largest part of Interstate 15. With Corona seeking transportation dollars and improvements, it is essential we maintain strong relationships with our regions elected officials. This was our first visit with Congressman Cook. We shared with him local initiatives, CORONA 2020 and I-15 funding. Other Capitol Hill visits included the offices of both of California’s US Senators, Feinstein and Harris. During a brief meeting with the Senators’ staffs, we provided Corona 2020 materials, expressed concerns on environmental issues and provided highlights of local business interests.

The Corona Chamber has enjoyed a longtime relationship with Admiral Eric Ver Hage, which began when he was Commander at NAVSEA, CORONA Division. The Admiral gave our group a 90-minute briefing regarding the Innovation Ecosystem Plan for NAVSEA. When he arrived at the NAVSEA there were about 890 emloyees, and today the local Navy base has over 1,700 jobs. These positions are filled by highly educated staff (83% scientists, engineers and technicians; 28% are veterans). NAVSEA is a state-of-the-art national asset facility, academic industry research partner and generous community citizen. The facility collaborates in education with numerous colleges and universities. Estimates are that 1,100+ employees make over $100k/year. Admiral Ver Hage shared activities at other NAVSEA installations (Newport, Keyport and Crane) and the Inland Empire Logistics Center. The NAVSEA goal is to improve the capability of naval fighting resources. The combined operations have increasing employee needs and are working with local community colleges to instigate certificate programs. This will help find and create the required talent. The CORONA Chamber held several meetings at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce offices revealed here: Tax Policy and Economic Development – The delegation met with the U.S. Chamber’s Interim Chief Economist, Executive Director, Federal Regulatory Progress, Joseph M. Johnson. He suggested that the possibility of

Congressman Paul Cook reviews documents submitted by the Corona Chamber delegation on the CORONA 2020 Public Private Partnership.

global recession is 7% in 2019 and 30% in 2020 while proposing a possible downturn in mid-2021. He differentiated between the global economies with the stability we are enjoying in the U.S. Labor Regulations, Workplace, Employment – Marc Freedman, the U.S. Chamber’s VP of Workforce Policy (Employment Policy Division) conducted a discussion of bills introduced by the House Education and Labor Committee and the myriad of rules and details of each potential law. Energy – Dan Byers, Vice-President, Policy; Information was provided on Green New Deal and polls that show over 50% “for”. A handout was provided on electricity rates from 2018 as well as oil production and gas production reports and the six-year cost of energy, which has dropped nationwide due to natural gas. In California, the cost of energy has continued to rise each year. This has

Corona delegation meets with Admiral Ver Hage

had an adverse effect on our State’s businesses where our operations are most sensitive to the cost of energy. Additional sessions attended by the delegation included: Dr. Isaac Maya with USC Center for Economic Research, Department of Homeland Security and Commerce Department spoke about implementing trade tariffs and utilizing data analytics for various Homeland Security measures. He explained challenges such as not enough training has been done for department members. This is essential to understand new technologies. Kathy Ruffalo and Cliff Madison are RCTC Federal lobbyists and are among the best in the country. They said that there is a potential that in 2020 or 2021 an infrastructure package could pass that would provide additional funding for the 91 and 15 freeways. Louis J. Jenny, Vice-President of Advocacy and Outreach, Design Build Institute of America, is also one of the Corona Chamber’s partners in Sacramento. They are the leading advocate for construction and help make the 91/15 projects possible. A special highlight was having our delegation visit Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, September 11. The Corona Chamber had the honor of placing the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 2018 Chairman of the Board John Weyhgandt, accompanied by his father, John, did this very significant task at 9:15am (coinciding with the horrific tragedy of 18 years prior). For the Corona Chamber of Commerce, ADVOCACY is a daily priority. We have monthly Legislative Meetings starting at 8am. Friday, November 1 we will be at Eagle Glen Golf Club for a special meeting with David Wolfe of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. On Friday, December 6, we will host State Senator Richard Roth at the Corona Chamber office. Our next delegation will visit Sacramento in June 2020. Registration is now open at http://bit.ly/SacramentoLegislativeSummit2020. For more information on any topic here, please contact Bobby Spiegel, President/ CEO for the Corona Chamber, at (951) 733-1836.



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Monte Carlo Masquerade cont’d from page 1 Advocacy program produces.” “Our committee is comprised of business owners who donate their time, talent and treasures,” states Anthony Edwards, the Chamber’s Chair for LAC. “They continue to work on behalf of the entire business community, seeking for better business laws, governing options and less regulations.” Why, you may ask? “It has been said, if you are not at the table, you are often on the menu!”

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES & TICKETS AVAILABLE “Staying on top of the issues, researching various propositions, and outreaching to policy and decision makers is all part of our ongoing expenses,” says Don Williamson, Chairman for the event and Chairman-Elect for the Corona Chamber’s Board of Directors. “The Corona Chamber’s LAC works diligently to ensure business-friendly legislation is supported and we work against job killer bills.”

To assist the Corona Chamber in our advocacy, the annual Monte Carlo Masquerade will be Saturday, November 23 at the Ontario DoubleTree by Hilton. You will want to be part of this great celebration and fun event. The evening will begin with a special hosted wine bar reception, with unique and new features in the reception, followed by ‘Honoring our Military’. Come enjoy a seated 3-course dinner, live music by TMK All-Starz, complete with dancing, Live and Silent Auctions, and play gaming better than Las Vegas! The Doubletree has a limited number of rooms at a reduced rate in case you want to stay the night in one of their luxurious rooms and enjoy a leisurely Sunday morning the day after the event. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, which include reserved seats for dinner, a special VIP reception and much more. Contact the Corona Chamber for Tickets, Sponsorships and other information at (951) 737-3350 or visit our website for additional details: http://bit.ly/CCC-MC2019.




SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 Funds raised to help offset Legislative Outreach Efforts and other Member Services

5:30 PM - MIDNIGHT Cocktail Attire (Black Tie preferred) DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport 222 N. Vineyard Ave. Ontario, CA 91764

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icture yourself in the shoes of your client, and ask yourself some simple questions. What is the reason you chose this business? Are there other options? Are there competitors that can fulfill the same desire or option? Would it also suffice just to do nothing? There are three words that may help to answer these questions: Unique Selling Proposition (USP). The Unique Selling Proposition is defined as the most important characteristic or driving force of your business. It’s what distinguishes your business apart from your competition. It’s what clients think of when they choose your business over others. The USP is often confused with a slogan or catch phrase. If the slogan doesn’t describe a promise, characteristic, or appealing idea that sets a business apart from other competitors, then it is not a real USP. So, what are some examples of the Unique Selling Proposition? Examples can be taken from some companies that have found extraordinary success with the USP. Some examples include: • Pizza hot and fresh in 30 minutes or less (Domino’s) • When you absolutely have to have it there overnight (FedEx)

• We Try Harder (Avis) • Melts in your mouth, not in your hand (M&Ms) Once you create your own Unique Selling Proposition, that message needs to be carried through in all of your marketing, advertising, and operations. There can be no conflict with the message. Everyone in the organization must know, act, demonstrate, and deliver the Unique Selling Proposition. So, go ahead. Look at the first paragraph and answer the questions. Developing and creating your own Unique Selling Proposition takes time and thinking. If you already have a Unique Selling Proposition, this might be a good time to re-examine. The reward will be well worth the effort. An effective Unique Selling Proposition will give you the differentiation, distinction, and advantage over your competition forever. Darren Takenaga, a business owner in Corona and a science teacher, writes on various topics that relate to business, marketing, and life skills. He is an author of “Profit Now for Your Restaurant.” He can be reached at Darren.takenaga@gmail.com or through his website – SenseiOfSuccess.com.

t has been nearly two years since the public first heard of the horrific abuse suffered by 13 children, members of the Turpin family, living in Perris. The cruelty meted out by their parents drew worldwide attention. Some of the siblings were taken to Corona Regional Medical Center (CRMC). Linda Pearson, the Director of Marketing and Volunteer Services, knew CRMC was not equipped to handle the many calls they were receiving regarding possible donations for the victims. Pearson contacted the Corona Chamber of Commerce’s President/CEO, Bobby Spiegel, who also had been receiving numerous calls also asking how to donate. Ultimately, the decision was made that while the Chamber handled the acquisition of goods and cash, it would be the Corona Chamber Foundation that would provide a safe haven for the hundreds of contributions, totaling over $200,000 that arrived from all over the world. Jolted by the shattering story of the children, the Corona Chamber Foundation Board of Directors were determined to fulfill the verbal promises made while collecting funds that ALL 13 children would benefit from these donations. The contributions would definitely not be spent on bureaucratic services. There would be no compromise on this point. The Board has been

patient, watching the plans develop for the care of the victims that Spiegel fondly dubbed “The Magnificent 13”. After reviewing all options, the Foundation Board believes that Family Justice Center (FJC), affiliated with the Riverside County District Attorney’s office, is the right organization (https:// rivcofjc.org/). The Center has accepted that this will be a restricted donation only for services for and to the Turpin siblings. It is understood that each sibling’s needs may be different, and some may have no needs. The Family Justice Center is a seasoned force and will be a dedicated advocate for the Magnificent 13. The Board is confident that the professionals at the Family Justice Center will be the most appropriate stewards of the donated funds. No one who has heard of the Turpin children will ever forget what these innocent targets of abuse endured. Those who contributed can forever be moved by the knowledge that they played a small part on their road to normal lives. The Chamber Foundation works throughout the year raising funds every Saturday at Cars and Coffee and hosts the Annual Memorial Mile March and Corona Night with the Angels. For more information visit GiveBigCorona. com or contact 2019 President Dean Seif at (909) 615-4770.

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he Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the 2019 second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) numbers July 26, finding that the real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.1% percent in the second quarter. “The Trump economy is growing strong and, on the heels of 3.1 percent growth in the first quarter, is poised to continue expanding,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “President Trump’s ambitious agenda of deregulation, tax reform,

and job creation is making the U.S. the premier place for business, and is restoring our position as an economic leader on the world stage.” The Trump Administration’s policies have delivered repeated wins for American workers. In July, the current economic expansion became the largest in U.S. history – a testament to the strength of President Trump’s business-friendly policies. In the second quarter, consumer spending, the engine of the U.S.

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economy, surged at a 4.3% annual rate, as spending on goods rose at the fastest rate since the first quarter of 2006. The economy beat expectations again in June by adding 224,000 jobs, the last month of the second quarter, and averaging 129,000 jobs added per month over the past year. Since the President’s election, the country has added nearly 5 million jobs, while the

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dramatic increase in the command’s annual business base from $475 million to $515 million in two years. This growth corresponded with increases in hiring, education offerings, new and refurbished facilities and workforce improvements. He also significantly advanced the command’s role in data analysis for ship maintenance and modernization, a primary initiative for the Navy. The incoming commander, Capt. Khary W. Hembree-Bey, has held a variety of operational and acquisition assignments and has commanded afloat and ashore. He brings a unique background with significant experience in civil affairs, engineering, financial management and acquisition. He most recently served as the Principal Integration Platform Manager for Amphibious and Unit-Level Ships at Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I/PMW 760).  “I am honored and humbled,”

manufacturing industry alone has added more than 500,000. The tight labor market benefitted American workers in another way in June as nominal average hourly earnings rose by 3.1 percent over the previous 12 months, meeting or surpassing 3.0 percent growth for the 11th month in a row. Before 2018, nominal average hourly wage gains had not reached 3.0 percent since 2009.

o you know a young professional who stands out amongst the crowd? The Corona Chamber of Commerce is searching for the region’s top business leaders under the age of 40 to honor! Nomination submissions will close on November 15, 2019. This is your chance to nominate someone who demonstrates dedication and passion in their careers and the success of others. 40 Under 40 recipients lead others toward a better, brighter future within the greater Corona service area and its neighboring communities. The best candidates quantitatively demonstrate: • Business success (financial results, career growth) • Community involvement (impact on the region, advocacy) Eligible candidates must meet certain criteria, all of which is detailed on the online submission form at Corona40under40.com. Each year this program continues to grow, which shows how many amazing

EACH YEAR THIS PROGRAM CONTINUES TO GROW, WHICH SHOWS HOW MANY AMAZING YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ARE IN THE GREATER CORONA AREA. young professionals are in the greater Corona area. Often referred to as the gateway to Inland Southern California, Corona and neighboring cities’ employers excel in industries ranging from retail, service, distribution, manufacturing, and beyond. TO NOMINATE, PLEASE COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM ONLINE AT WWW.CORONA40UNDER40.COM.

Hembree-Bey said. “Honored to once again be entrusted by our nation and Navy with the sacred duty of Command. There is no greater responsibility that can be bestowed on an officer. And I am humbled at the opportunity to work on the forefront of the Navy’s premier independent analysis and assessment agent.” Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona, headquartered in Norco, California, is the Navy’s premier independent analysis and assessment agent using measurement, analysis and assessment to enable our warfighters to train, fight and win. The center analyzes warfare and missile defense systems, provides systems engineering for Live Virtual Constructive training ranges, and advises and administratively manages measurement and calibration standards for the Navy and Marine Corps. Capt. Khary W. Hembree-Bey commands the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) field activity with a workforce of more than 3,700 scientists, engineers, contractors and support staff.

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Gratitude and a Heartfelt Thank You as We Move Forward into 2020 This holiday season and all year round, we are thankful for your trust in allowing us to be the voice of business. We are proud to be the catalyst for business growth, the convener of leaders and influencers, and the champions for a stronger economy. On behalf of the Corona Chamber Board of Directors and Staff, we wish you the very best this holiday season and look forward to a prosperous 2020.

Businesses of the Year cont’d from page 1 • Robertson’s Ready Mix (Distribution) • American Electric Supply (Wholesale) • Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant (Retail) • Riverside Medical Clinic (Health) • Bear Brake & Alignment (Service) • Friends of the Corona Public Library (Nonprofit) Rising Star: Crystal Lopez, Carter Bradley Insurance Solutions

Making a Difference: Kevin Button Chairman’s Award: TBA Ambassador of the Year: TBA We will also thank outgoing Chairman Mike Ryan of Ryan & Associates Financial Services for a great year, and welcome incoming Chairman Don Williamson of the Corona History Association. All of the new and returning Board of Directors will be installed at this event, and the vision will be cast for 2020.


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On Saturday, November 9th, international trainer Mo Collins is coming to Corona to deliver a nationally acclaimed one day seminar for womenowned business. You’ll have a chance to explore and share your current business model, affirm your business purpose and learn how to achieve a triple bottom line of people, place and profits that will attract passionate customers, loyal employees and financial success. Mo will guide attendees through an afternoon idea-storming session to identify new growth strategies to improve your business. She will introduce you to women entrepreneurs across industry, who are using clever, low cost tools to start or grow companies all over the country.


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The 3 things that kept women from building business profits and wealth in the old economy and what has changed Why your passion is legitimate - and important to success How a triple bottom line of people, place and profits will transform your business, your customers and your community Trends that are changing every industry - including the four industries where women hold 80% of the market (for now) Meet women across industry who have combined their passion with clever innovations to grow their sales by 20%-30% and more.

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Entrepreneur awards cont’d from page 1 Merrill Lynch, where he ranked in the top 2% of over 16,000 Financial Advisors nationally. He has won numerous awards and recognitions, including one of Corona’s 40 under 40 and Who’s Who of the Inland Empire. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and more. A native of Orange County, CA, Chad and his wife of 17 years live in Corona with their five children. He currently serves as the elected City Treasurer and volunteers with many organizations locally and abroad.


The mission of Sunergy Construction is to change the way energy is produced and construction projects are built by providing safe, affordable, and environmentally friendly options for our communities. They serve homeowners, businesses and nonprofit organizations in two areas: Southern California and the entire state of Colorado. They are constantly updating their product line to give the best opportunities. The team at Sunergy Construction are also philanthropic, partnering with the Ontario Reign, U.S. Marine Corps and Toys for Tots to provide bears to underprivileged children in the Inland Empire area. Jonathan has been president since 2015.


Dayn Holstrom has distinguished himself and his team as the number one family law firm in Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino. His commitment to excellence is evident throughout his numerous lifetime achievements. While attending Western State University College of Law, he received the American Jurisprudence Award for the highest achievement in a specific subject 17 times, more than any other student. He was Editor and Chief of the Western State University Law Review and Director of the School’s Don Program for tutoring other students. Dayn Holstrom was Valedictorian, and graduated summa cum laude with the highest GPA in the history of the school. He has been voted “Best Lawyers” by Inland Empire Magazine, OC Metro Magazine and has been consistently rated 10.0 of 10.0 by Avvo. As a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2017, 2018 & 2019, Kristen regularly ranks among the best attorneys in the state based on peer reviews, statewide surveys, and independent research. Attorneys recognized with this award are rated in the top 2.5 percent of lawyers statewide. Most recently, she was selected with the Top 50 Women Rising

Star award, and the Top 100 Upand-Coming Southern California Rising Star list, which is reserved for the top one percent of attorneys in practice under ten years. Kristen is heavily involved in the local community, working with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Olive Crest, and more.


Do It American was founded by Moe Vasquez and Jon Armstrong in 2008 with the belief that manufacturing can and should be done right here in the United States. They believe that as a nation we have underestimated the importance of manufacturing to the US economy and our security. Nothing can do more to elevate our nation’s standard of living than good, productive, manufacturing jobs. Do It American MFG Company, LLC was founded with the following three reasons for action: • Advance American Manufacturing – Employment, Teaching, Good Example • Create Meaningful Jobs – Satisfaction, Enthusiasm for Work, Purpose • Meet Customer’s Needs – Lowest Total Cost, Quality, Short Lead Time


The Best of the Best Award: The top entrepreneur from among the evenings award recipients that best exemplifies

the entrepreneurial spirit will take home the 2019 Best of the Best award. The Garner Holt Student Fast Pitch Competition: Witness 90-second business pitches from competing student finalists. Audience members cast their votes for the best business idea through a live voting poll to determine which students will walk away with the top cash prizes. Entertainment: Upcoming entertainment guest stars are always an anticipated reveal during the gala. Past events have included top flight entertainment such as: Rock Legend Eddie Money, Ekenah Claudin-Transcending Box, and Gregory Adamson- Facing the Music Performance Artistry. VIP Reception: The 2019 Spirit VIP Experience includes access to the exclusive pre-show VIP reception with hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and preferred access to showroom seating for the gala presentation as well as top section seating for the main event while you enjoy specialty selected cuisine for your 3-course dining experience. Proceeds from the Spirit of the Entrepreneur event benefit the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Scholarship established by Dr. Mike Stull, Director of Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at California State University, San Bernardino. The scholarship is awarded to vetted and deserving entrepreneurship students in order to assist them in achieving their degree. Attendees can learn more and purchase tickets online at SpiritAwardsIE.com.




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Census 101 cont’d from page 1 The data collected helps in other ways too. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality of life, and consumer advocacy. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. And real estate developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods, to name a few. One of the biggest concerns people have is in regards to their privacy. By law, responses cannot be used against an individual; the data is for statistical purposes only, and the


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All Star Drafts Sports Bar & Grill 2785 Cabot Dr. #110, Corona, CA 92883

Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant 513 West Sixth St., Corona 92882

Mead Valley Community Center 19450 Clark St., Perris 92570

Ayres Hotels 2260 Griffin Way, Corona, CA 92879

Fairfield Inn & Suites 3441 Hamner Ave., Norco, CA 92860

Mead Valley Library 21580 Oakwood St., Perris 92570

Ayres Suites Corona West 1900 Frontage Rd., Corona 92882

Family Basket Restaurant 670 7th St., Perris 92570

Miguel’s Jr - Compton Avenue 2320 Compton Avenue, Corona 92880

Baker’s Dozen Donuts 325 S Main St, Ste A, Corona 92882

Farmer Boys - Lincoln Ave. 263 North Lincoln Avenue, Corona 92882

Miguel’s Restaurant - Dos Lagos 2715 Lakeshore Drive, Corona 92883

Bear Alignment & Brake Service 927 W. 6th St., Corona 92882

Farmer Boys - Sixth 1625 East Sixth Street, Corona 92879

Motel 6 200 N. Lincoln Ave., Corona, CA 92882

Best Western 1084 Pomona Rd., Corona, CA 92882

First Bank 104 E. Ontario Ave. Corona, CA 92879

Mr You Express 175 E. Ontario Ave #101, Corona 92879

Bob’s Big Boy 3521 Hamner Avenue, Norco 92860

Glen Eden Sun Club 25999 Glen Eden Rd., Corona 92883

Norco Equipment Rentals 1246 Sixth St., Norco 92860

Burger Basket, Norco 2775 Hamner Ave., Norco 92860

Gregory’s Salon 16781 Van Buren #D, Riverside 92504

Norco’s Best Burgers 3158 Hamner Ave., Norco 92860

Charles Meigs Community Center 21091 Rider St, Perris 92570

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Corona 1550 Circle City Dr., Corona 92879

Orange Empire Railway Museum 2201 S A St., Perris 92507

Circle City Center 365 N Main St., Corona 92880 Citrus City Grille 2765 Lakeshore Dr., Corona 92883 City of Corona, Police Department 730 Public Safety Way, Corona, CA 92880 Corona Art Association 815 W. 6th St., Corona 92882 Corona City Hall (multiple locations) 400 S Vicentia Ave., Corona 92882 Corona Public Library 650 S Main St, Corona 92882 Corona Smog Center & Test Only 12690 Magnolia Ave., Riverside 92503 Cowboy Surfer Grill 387 Magnolia Ave., Ste. 106, Corona 92879 Cowgirl Cafe 2859 Hamner Ave., Norco 92860 Del Taco #1168 219 E. Ontario Ave., Corona 92881 Dollar Self Storage-Lincoln 205 North Lincoln Avenue, Corona 92882 Eagle Glen Golf Club 1800 Eagle Glen Parkway, Corona 92883

Howard Johnson 1695 Hamner Ave., Norco, CA 92860 Hunnys Cafe 9022 Puslar Ct., Corona 92883

Performance Auto Care 11883 Magnolia, Ste. 40, Riverside 92503 Perris Valley Recovery 236 E Third St, Ste. B, Perris 92570

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Silver Dollar Pancake House 710 East Sixth Street, Corona 92879 Sizzler Restaurant 1461 Rimpau Avenue, Corona 92879 Slam Dunk Sports Bar 2854 Hamner Ave., Norco 92860 So Much Style Barbershop 247 E 3rd St, Ste. B, Perris 92570 SOS Postal 277 E 4th St., Perris 92570 Staybridge Suites Corona South 2731 Blue Springs Dr, Corona, CA 92883

IHOP - Corona 2450 Wardlow Rd., Corona 92880

Postal Annex 387 Magnolia Avenue Suite 103, Corona 92879

Joanna’s Cafe 17950 Van Buren Blvd., Woodcrest 92508

Postal Annex, #54 Riverside 3410 La Sierra Ave, Ste. F, Riverside 92503

Joe’s Barber Shop 1009 W. 6th Street., Corona 92882

Storage Stop 3475 Second St., Norco 92860

ProView Eye Care Optometry 800 Magnolia Ave. Ste. 113, Corona, CA 92879

Sushi Kawa Sports Bar & Grill 469 Magnolia Ave., Ste. 101, Corona 92879

Kutt’n Kings Barber Shop 624 E Grand, Corona 92879 Kabob Hutt 165 Washburn Circle, Corona 92882

Residence Inn By Marriott Corona 1015 Montecito Dr., Corona 92879

Lake Mathews General Store 17 Cajalco Rd., Perris 92570

Round Table Pizza 1180 El Camino Ave, Suite 116, Corona 92879

Linda’s Feed & Supplies 1234 Sixth St., Norco 92860

Sandoval’s Barber Shop 126 S D St., Perris 92570

Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen 980 Montecito Drive, Suite 110, Corona 92879

Send & Receive Mail Printing N More 17130 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside 92504

Mantra Indian Cuisine 712 N. Main St., Corona 92880

Sentinel Weekly News 1307-C W. 6th St., Ste.139, Corona, CA 92882

Stone Church Brewing 2785 Cabot Dr., #160, Corona, CA 92883

TAPS Fish House & Brewery 2745 Lakeshore Dr., Corona 92883 The Grove Outreach Center 227 N. D St., Perris 92570 Time 2 Relax Day Spa 1261 Sixth St., Ste. 6, Norco 92860 Vito’s Italian Pizza 440 River Rd., Ste. C, Corona 92880 Woodcrest Library 16625 Krameria Ave., Riverside 92504 To be added to the location list please call Stephanie at 951-737-3350.

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We Are Thankful for the Many People Who Choose Us and ... • Healthgrades™ Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for the 4th year in a row (top 5% of hospitals nationwide) • Healogics® Center of Distinction/Excellence for The Wound Care Center® • American Heart Association®/American Stroke Association® Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus® Quality Achievement Award • Welcomed 39 new physicians to our community in the first six months of 2019 • Our Veteran employees who served our country • Over half of our employees live and work in our service area * Based on 2019 data.

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