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CORONA BUSINESS NEWS

VOL 5 | #5 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019

The Future of Economic Development Higher Education on INNOVATION, TALENT AND LIVABLE COMMUNITIES

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n Friday, November 8, a full day of intensive training is slated in Corona, developed specifically for those interested in learning more about how Economic Development is created and its functions. The seminar is offered for free, but pre-registration at MyChamber.org is required. The morning session is designed to educate and engage attendees in emerging issues associated with economic development in the “New Economy.” The afternoon panel presentations and discussion will explore the emerging

topic of ‘livability’ and how it integrates into economic development in Corona and Riverside County. Morning Summary: This New Economy seminar, led by Mo Collins, will provide an in depth look at economic development in the 21st century. Collins is a New Economy Specialist with more than 20 years of academic, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial experience. Topics will include: 1) emerging global economic trends and the profound impact these changes are having upon our local communities; ... Continued on page 13

Chamber’s Radar U niquely placed in our region is our local community college, Norco College, one of three independent colleges part of the Riverside Community College District (RCCD). With recent change in leadership of their President, from Dr. Bryan Reece to Interim President Dr. Monica Green, the CORONA Chamber has successfully met with many of the top leaders in RCCD and Norco College, and will continue to do so. An initial request from the CORONA Chamber Board of

Directors to elected RCCD Board of Trustee Bill Hedrick was received and positively responded to with Bill inviting fellow Board of Trustee Jose Alcala to join the discussion. CORONA Chamber CEO Bobby Spiegel also met with Interim President Monica Green, Vice Chancellor Rebeccah Goldware, and Governmental Liaison Marisa Yeagar. As of this writing, future engagement includes meetings with elected RCCD Board Members Virginia Blumenthal ... Continued on page 14

Advocacy #1 Focus for Corona Chamber LEGISLATIVE OUTREACH AND MILITARY APPRECIATION HIGHLIGHTED AT MASQUERADE

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ot so facetiously, it’s often stated at CORONA Chamber Board meetings, “If we’re not at the table, we’re probably on the menu!” Never has this adage been truer than it is today. Our state is an economic

leader; however, for decades Sacramento officials (regardless of political affiliation) have enacted new laws which have become increasingly burdensome to businesses. Over the last ... Continued on page 11

What’s In It For Me? WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE BRINGS WORLD CLASS SPEAKERS TO CORONA

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omen are leading the charge in Riverside County. For the past several years, the majority of new entrepreneurial endeavors were established by women. The Riverside County

Future Pro Athletes Train in Corona WCA BRINGS UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITIES TO STUDENTS WITH BIG DREAMS

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ordan Campbell learned early on that vision and planning were critical to athletes, personally and professionally. The distinction with Jordan

is that his concept has dramatically changed the lives of hundreds of kids, thanks to his creation of Winner Circle Athletics, a one-of-a-kind charter

school and sports training facility catered to middle school age kids with big athletic dreams. It’s the first charter school in the country with a focus on athletics. At just 30 years of age, the former college and NFL football player has parlayed his affinity for both sports and business into a model of entrepreneurism. Fueled by his natural ability honed as a star player at Norco High, Campbell was imbued with sports starting with his family, including his grandfather and mentor, a highly regarded high school strength coach ... Continued on page 6

500 PLUS Attendees

Women’s Leadership Conference [WLC] will provide an opportunity to learn from inspirational leaders and make connections that will be beneficial in both their personal ... Continued on page 8

Corona Farm Favorite of OC Fair A

fter winning multiple second place awards for their honey, grapefruits, avocados and lemons in prior years, Corona’s own Bobcat Properties Farm proudly won first place at the OC Fair this year for their black sage (super bloom) honey and second place for their buckwheat honey. Both are California wildflowers and excellent for allergies. They also won second place for their lemons. The honey contest was open to all of California, which means the best judged honey

in California was produced right here in Corona. Bobcat Properties Farm, homesteaded in 1885, is owned and operated ... Continued on page 10


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Increase Your Influence and Awareness Register at MyChamber.org for the September 20 and October 18 meetings, or call us at (951) 7373350. Register early and save on admission. You won’t want to miss either of these days!

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ach month, business owners share their top tips for leveraging new and existing contacts. The following tips were shared by Derek Gutierrez of Authority Mortgage and Crystal Lopez of Carter Bradley Insurance Solutions at the June and July meetings, respectively. Learn how to put

these and other tools into practice by joining us every third Friday at Good Morning Corona, the place where businesses converge. Register at MyChamber.org now for the September 20 and October 18 meetings, or call us at (951) 737-3350. November 15 will be a special themed program, a Salute to the Military. All active duty, reservists, and veterans are invited to join us as guests of the business community. Register early and save on admission each month. You won’t want to miss any of these days! Barriers to Communication: Pay

attention to your non-verbal body language, such as vocal tone, eye movement, facial expressions, gestures, posture, and touch/handshakes. Being self-aware will be a game changer for you. Network Like You Mean It: Figure out who matters most, and ask yourself how you can help this person. If you genuinely try to help others, they will want to do the same for you. Have your elevator speech prepared, and always find a way to stay in touch. The key is in the follow up.

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

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

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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

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

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Professional Development Critical Component of Success YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD OR TOO IMPORTANT TO LEARN FROM OTHERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE YOUNGER THAN YOU By Bobby Spiegel

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ecently, I had the pleasure to attend an international conference for Chamber Executives. Due to its close location in Long Beach, and trying to keep costs reduced, I spent 3 days with about 1,000 professional leaders of various chambers, ranging in size of membership, number of staff and communities they serve. Professional development is always a key factor for successful businesses. I was intrigued and so pleased that our Chamber leadership allowed me to attend this conference. While I could write volumes of tips and

things of interest, I have selected the following to share: A common thread of “Under Promise and Over Deliver” was loud and clear. Additionally, be clear with your intention. Let your team know what you are planning, and what “perfect” looks like. Carla Harris was one of our general assembly presenters, as was father/ son duo David and Jonah Stillman of GenZ Guru. They were our closing speakers, and I had already mentally shifted to all of the things I needed to get done back at work, but I went, somewhat internally fighting

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my decision, with crossed arms, legs, eyes, etc. Then this 20something opened his mouth and I was hooked, scooting to the edge of my seat to capture as much from him (and his father) as possible. They provided such insight on different generations. To quickly summarize their presentation: they shared about Boomers – with the photo of the NASA and Apollo 11 (reaching the moon); the next photo was for Gen Xers, as the photo displayed was the explosion of the Challenger, as students were communicating with astronauts and

all watching live TV when the malfunction occurred. The next slide showed Gen Z (after Millennials), which featured Elon Musk and asked why our government should pay to do space travel, when private business is now an option. My blog on the Chamber’s website goes further into this, but in short, I found this professional development a critical shot in the arm, a much needed, timely and excellent use of my resources. As with any organization, profession and careers, professional development is a must!

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As speaker and presenter Jonah Stillman stated, these photos above indicate the different images and thoughts of each generation.

The Elimination of Independent Contractors?

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FRANCHISES MAY ALSO BE AT RISK

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oncerns still arise from the California Supreme Court’s April 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. This completely changed the way in which an individual is classified as an independent contractor versus an employee in this state. Without a legislative fix, the Dynamex decision could jeopardize work opportunities and income potential for millions of independent contractors. Most of our members utilize various segments of Independent Contractors. The decision has made it less flexible and more restrictive on the ability for individuals to freelance and work as independent contractors. In Dynamex, the California Supreme Court abandoned a long-established balancing-of-factors test previously adopted by the court in a 1989 decision, S.G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Dept. of Industrial Relations (48 Cal.3d 341). This previous approach weighed multiple factors in their totality to account for the variety of California industries and professions, as well as diversity of California’s workers. Dynamex jeopardizes freedom of choice for individuals and pushes them into a traditional employment model that lacks flexibility. As the

decision stands right now, that is the concern. This one decision that was dealing with the transportation wage order is now going to be applicable to independent contractors working in virtually every industry in California. The California Legislature has an opportunity to intervene and update California’s outdated labor laws to reflect a modern economy. The Wage Orders that were at issue in the Dynamex decision haven’t been updated for over a decade; this was even before the smartphone was available. Our laws have not reflected the modern economy and it certainly hasn’t reflected the growing desire of individuals to have flexibility in their work, and wanting to have that flexibility is a big issue. The  Dynamex decision is a great lesson about how the courts must deal with the facts in front of them. The Legislature is able to take testimony from all parties affected. If you would like to learn more about this and other pending job-killer legislation, join us the first Friday of every month at 8am at the Corona Chamber’s monthly Legislative Action Committee meeting, where we advocate on behalf of the business community.

Coffee with an Entrepreneur (every 2nd Monday) Management vs. Leadership (September 28) Strengthen Your Brand (October 24) The New Economy (November 8) “Rosie Was Right” Women’s Retreat (November 9) For more information or to register, visit MyChamber.org or call (951) 737-3350


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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;

BBVA Bank (951) 687-0121 3600 Tyler St. Riverside, CA 92503 BBVA has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 6th nationally in the total number of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2017. Big Air Trampoline Park (951) 256-2791 705 N. Main St. #106 Corona, CA 92882 With unique attractions, awardwinning birthday parties, and exclusive events, we offer an experience found nowhere but Big Air! Burger IM (951) 475-7245 1240 E. Ontario Ave. #107 Corona, CA 92881 Gourmet Burgers in South Corona! Burger IM offers delicious burgers in a single, duo, trio and party box (16). Enjoy customizable burgers that will satisfy all of your cravings! Cinderella’s Closet (951) 790-3039 P.O. Box 362 Norco, CA 92860 Pretty by Cinderella’s Closet was founded by a Breast Cancer survivor, dedicated to providing quality products and services to Breast Cancer fighters and survivors. Coeste Design (714) 779-7800 451 N. Cota St. Corona, CA 92880 Coeste Design builds custom trade show exhibits for small, medium, and large businesses. We are the best in the United States at designing, engineering, building, and getting amazing exhibits out there in the world – helping you improve your company image and getting new customers.

CORE360 Advantage (833) 267-3360 11750 Sterling Ave. #G Riverside, CA 92503 Full-service brokerage firm specializing in Employee Benefits, Property and Casualty, Payroll, and HR Consulting Services. We have developed a unique, proprietary health management program to assist businesses with out of control healthcare costs and rising deductibles and co-pays. We provide a common-sense solution to a problematic healthcare system. As a member of the chamber, our program will save your business $700-$1000 per employee per year. Country Estate Fence (800) 286-0999 535 W. Rincon St. Corona, CA Country Estate Fence is a small company established in 1984. We specialize in the following fence applications: vinyl, steel, aluminum, wood, chain link and glass fence, custom gates and rails. Harpreet Singh Gill, DDS (951) 279-1172 360 W. Foothill Pkwy #103 Corona, CA 92882 General Dentistry practice that has specialists such as Endodontist, Periodontist, Ortho and oral Surgery. Insync Media Company (951) 532-0229 Eastvale, CA 92880 We specialize in video production, media, digital marketing, and everything else in between. We take pride in our client relationships and producing the best possible product for our clients, because when you’re happy we are happy. International Auto Crafters (951) 309-2224 23143 Temescal Canyon Rd. Corona, CA 92883 International Auto Crafters is a leading provider for Collision & Body Repair. We are certified by several leading vehicle manufacturers in order to promote safe and accurate repairs for our customers.

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. Larsun Solar (909) 600-5050 1611 Pomona Rd. #206 Corona, CA 92882 All of our systems come with a 25-year warranty so you can be rest assured to have power for a long time to come. All systems include a full monitoring system so we and you can track the performance at any time. Lunamotiv (951) 316-4469 Corona, CA 92879 Custom crafted enterprise software consulting company. We offer web services, backend systems, and mobile – we do it all. Main Street Dental Group & Orthodontics (951) 898-9700 131 W. Ontario Ave. #102 Corona, CA 92882 Comprehensive, modern dental care all under one roof. We specialize in General Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Pediatric Dentistry. Merrill Lynch – Ramon Baez (909) 461-5075 Eastvale, CA 92880 Whatever your personal goals may be, I will work with you to develop a customized financial strategy designed to help you pursue what’s most important to you. Metro Nail Lounge (951) 496-3050 420 N. Main St. #116 Corona, CA 92880 Nail spa services including waxing and facials. Modern Woodmen of America (951) 454-3366 3400 Inland Empire Blvd. #101 Ontario, CA 91764 Helping individuals achieve their financial goals and making an impact in the community. OBC Theater (951) 264-5794 815 W. 6th St. Corona, CA 92882 Off Broadway Community Theater

is a non-profit organization which strives to provide high quality theatrical productions and performing arts training opportunities for actors of all ages. OG Ducks (760) 213-5208 1352 W. 5th St. #L15 Ontario, CA 91762 Local non-profit youth football league that provides mentoring, training, and development. Oscar Tortola Group (951) 733-2040 4160 Temescal Canyon Rd. #500 Corona, CA 92883 When you think Real Estate think OSCAR! Your “Smart” choice in Real Estate! With over 100 million SOLD, don’t make a move without contacting us! Peace Lutheran Church (951) 735-0917 280 E. Ontario Ave. Corona, CA 92879 We welcome all people to experience and accept God’s love; to grow together in faith as a family of God; to care for others as we go into the world sharing God’s love. Postal Express (951) 278-8827 1240 E. Ontario Ave. #102 Corona, CA 92881 Postal Express is your one stop for the services you need. From notary, shipping, and faxing to mailbox rentals, custom calendars and labels, we go above and beyond your expectations with the services we offer and our great customer service. Razco Inc. (888) 819-1015 150 Business Center Dr. Corona, CA 92880 We specialize in transporting products and materials to and from your business, making sure customers are satisfied. We oversee the entire transportation process, storage of materials, and production. RSM IT Technologies (800) 861-0869 1151 Pomona Rd. #N Corona, CA 92882 RSM IT Technologies, LLC is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations and budgets. We specialize in Cloud services, VoIP, managed IT services, onsite and remote support.


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SpringHill Suites by Marriot (951) 520-0984 2025 Compton Ave. Corona, CA 92881 Book your relaxing stay at Marriott’s newly renovated SpringHill Suites – Corona/Riverside, located off I-15 near Glen Ivy Hot Springs and Ice Town Riverside, offering complimentary wifi, hot breakfast, and parking. The Press Café (951) 987-0533 2079 Compton Ave. #106 Corona, CA 92881 We wanted to combine the authentic tastes of home with the new forward-thinking food movements of Northern California to present a non-traditional, traditional Italian dining experience. Titan Postal Plus (951) 200-5495 1411 Rimpau Ave. #109 Corona, CA 92879 Titan Postal Plus is the go-to resource for mailboxes, packing, shipping, printing and business service needs. Z Pizza Tap Room (951) 356-4406 420 Main St. #107 Corona, CA 92880 The leader in gourmet pizza, featuring fresh ingredients that are naturally better for you. Self pour craft beers on tap with sports and entertainment on numerous big screen TVs.

Celebrate! 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.

Know a Young, Talented Professional? CORONA’S 40 UNDER 40 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

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o you know a young professional who stands out amongst the crowd? The Corona Chamber of Commerce is searching for the region’s 40 top business leaders under the age of 40 to honor at the annual 40 under 40 Awards! Nomination submissions for 40 under 40 opens August 15, 2019, and 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 THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

• Must be between 21 and 39 years of age as of October 31, 2019; • Must be a business owner or serve in a leadership role in their work or philanthropic life • Must either work or live in the regions listed: Corona, Norco, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Chino, Ontario, Riverside, Temescal Valley or Lake Elsinore • Is not a past / prior 40 Under 40 Honoree • Nomination forms must be completed in their entirety • Nominees are willing to submit a resume/CV, Cover Letter, and 2 letters of recommendation as pdfs TO NOMINATE, PLEASE COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM ONLINE AT WWW.CORONA40UNDER40.COM.

TIPS FOR THE NOMINATION FORM:

• The online form will not allow you to save and return to finish later. • The more detail you can provide, the stronger the nomination will be. • Answer all of the nomination questions first in a text document, then cut and paste into the online form. This will allow you to keep a copy of your answers for your files, as we cannot provide a copy of your answers. Nominations are made by community and business leaders and are selected by committee. Each year the 40 Under 40 program continues to grow, which shows how many amazing young professionals we have in the greater Corona area. Corona employers excel in industries ranging from retail, service, distribution, manufacturing, and beyond. We are looking forward to recognizing these leaders under the age of 40 who are making a difference in our community.

Coffee with an Entrepreneur 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.

25 years • Vista Medical Group 15 years • EmbroidMe Corona • Latitude 36 Foods, LLC • Peabody Engineering & Supply, Inc. 10 years • Aladdin Cleaning Services 5 years • Green River Golf Club • Machine Control Technologies

Sept. 9 Palbinder Badesha Express Employment Professionals

Oct. 14 Hari Dhiman 88 Spirits Corporation

Nov. 11 Mike Quraishi Aladdin Cleaning Services


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WCA cont’d and local sports announcer, as well as his stepfather and siblings. But his early years also shaped a keen business mindset, as he worked nights in a family-owned pizza parlor after school and practices. Even as a teen, Jordan recognized a successful athletic career could only be achieved by a combination of hard work, exposure and a true plan. His dream of playing football for USC was realized after intense participation in numerous sports camps and, as he describes it, his desire to surround himself with winners. After shattering records at Norco High (four straight CIF championships), he was awarded a full-ride scholarship to USC, which cemented his belief in surrounding himself with winners – a philosophy that set the foundation for Winner Circle Athletics years later. Dismissing criticism of his being too short or not fast enough, Jordan went on to three years as a pro football player in the NFL, playing with the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, and Kansas City Chiefs. It was during his last pro stint in 2014 that he created Winner Circle Athletics, having established a huge following generated from his remarkable series of YouTube training videos. Business savvy and athletic passion merged to create a brand and a culture to fill the void Jordan had witnessed firsthand: that student athletes wanting to play sports at the college level on

scholarship opportunities were at the mercy of chance. Starting with $5,000 of his own money and eventually using his NFL earnings, he opened a small 4,000 square-foot warehouse in his hometown of Corona, CA, and Winner Circle Athletics (WCA) was born. The name came from a T-shirt company he

and his brother owned at the time. His dream, now realized, was to help 7th and 8th grade students prepare for high school, academically and athletically, in a personalized and unique experience. Just four years later, WCA has evolved into a “Gladiator School with Education”

– comprising a 25,000 square foot facility that recently expanded to 82,000 square feet. WCA boasts WASC accreditation, CIF qualification and is NCAA approved. Aspiring student athletes focus on core subjects in the morning, taught by fully credentialed teachers, and in the afternoon physically train, recover, and fuel their bodies like world-class athletes. They focus on preparation for high school in an environment without distractions. There are two teachers for every 25 students in the classroom. Beyond athletics, students have to maintain a 3.0 GPA.  WCA currently has 250 students enrolled, with another 400 students in after school athletic programs who utilize WCA’s unparalleled training facilities, which offer equipment most colleges cannot match. His students train in many sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, softball, track and hockey. In five short years, Jordan has provided a stimulating college and professional level experience to 1st12th graders with resources that are unique. A testament to his vision is that several of his students have already gone pro and some are already getting scholarship offers from Division 1 colleges at 12 and 13 years old, which is unprecedented. Jordan Campbell has learned what some athletes never do—specifically, that you can live out your dreams of the sport you love, yet stay connected with the game through mentoring, motivating and educating.

LeanFeast Set to Revolutionize the Food Industry CORONA LOCATION FIRST OF ITS KIND IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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ean Feast, as it’s known today, was founded in 2015 by Owner, Operator and Head Chef, Eric Larosa. His goal was to build a platform that would eliminate all roadblocks to consistent, healthy and clean eating. Enter Lean Feast. Lean Feast is a convenience-based traditional restaurant and online storefront. It provides healthy meals for on-the-go or for whenever you find it challenging to get a meal in. Lean Feast owes much of its success to modern day social media, and boasts high profile clientele within such professional organizations as the San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks, Lockheed Martin, eBay,

Google, NVidia, Apple, local Senior Citizen and assisted living facilities, and fitness professionals, all while never forgetting the average and everyday consumer. More than 40% of clientele consists of professionals within the police, fire, medical, military, and service-based industries. Lean Feast watched its initial success explode, and immediately took steps to open a brick and mortar store front in June of 2017. As a six day a week and 24-hour production, the two-man crew turned into an eight-employee powerhouse and became a household name within the San Francisco Bay Area. With franchising in the process, Lean Feast has very promising ambitions of becoming a well-known nationwide brand. The flagship store will remain known as Lean Feast, and franchises as LeanFeast. Its first-ever franchise location opened in Corona in June 2019 by owners Jaime and Antoinette Cordova. A description of Lean Feast might lend itself to a Chipotle/Subway

hybrid, with the conveniences of a clean eatery. Within their store, you’ll find 23 flavors of protein (chicken, steak, fish and ground turkey), 13 vegetable options and six carbohydrates to choose from. Customers select a protein, a carb and a veggie--it’s as simple as that. Meals are prepared before the customer and they have the option of taking it to go or dining in to enjoy the experience that is Lean Feast. They accommodate (but are not limited to) gluten free, celiac restrictions, Whole 30, Keto, Weight Watchers, Paleo, low carb, professional show

prep, families and even children. There is no limit to what Lean Feast can provide, and they welcome the opportunity to accommodate your most challenging diet restrictions. There is no subscription or monthly service fee and they plan to keep it that way. When you find yourself ready to eat a wholesome, healthy, and easy meal, Lean Feast will always be ready to serve you. Visit the LeanFeast location at 540 Hidden Valley Pkwy., Ste. 101, Corona 92879, give them a call at (951) 547-4118, or visit them online at https://leanfeast.com/lean-feast-store-corona/.

CORONA Chamber seeks Award Nominations

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elebrating its 110th year of providing resources for prosperity, the CORONA Chamber is seeking nominations for their 2019 annual awards, celebrating businesses and individuals doing amazing things in the community. You can nominate yourself or others, and submissions are due

September 13, 2019. Recognition will be held at the Chamber’s Installation & Awards ceremony in January, with announcements in the November/ December issue of CORONA Business News. To obtain a nomination form, visit www.MyChamber.org or call (951) 737-3350.


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New Riverside Medical Clinic in Temescal Valley FACILITY SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 OPENING

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onstruction at Riverside Medical Clinic’s (RMC) new Temescal Valley Facility is underway and expected to be completed on time for its September grand opening. RMC’s newest center, located at 21634 Retreat Parkway, Corona, CA 92883, will meet the needs of the growing population in the region and will provide additional clinic specialties and reduce wait times. “We are committed to excellent patient care, and adding our new Temescal Valley location will benefit our members with leading-edge technology as well as the exceptional customer care Riverside Medical Clinic is known for,” said Riverside Medical Clinic’s President and Chief Operating Officer Judy Carpenter. “Our members in the region will have the convenience of one-stop medical care and services at this location.” The nearly 97,000-square-foot facility features a full-range of specialty services to meet the needs of RMC’s members living in or near the Temescal Valley in South Corona. It takes the place of the current Corona facility, located at 818 & 830 Magnolia Ave., which will close on August 30. Services available at this location will include an outpatient surgery center, ambulatory care, primary care, and urgent care. The location

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osie Was Right is a women-only retreat serving select women entrepreneurs and small business owners with a full day of learning and connections Saturday, November 9 in Corona. If you are interested in attending, visit www.MyChamber.org or call (951) 737-3350 for details and to register. Due to requirements, we are limited on the number of attendees we can accept. #Rosie is a nationally acclaimed retreat for women to start or expand a small company and for those who believe that a healthy bottom line includes a combination of people, place and profit. International trainer Mo Collins will engage, inspire and deliver proven strategies for women taking on business startup and scale up activities. Hear the stories of women achieving success using technology and/or unusual business models and learn exactly how they do it. We will show you what kind of capital you should be seeking—where to find it, how to

will also feature medical specialties, including adult medicine; pediatrics; occupational medicine; endocrinology; gastroenterology; neurology; cardiology; pulmonary; ENT/audiology; urology; orthopedic, OB/GYN; podiatry; cosmetic and dermatology services and procedures; health education; and wellness counselors. RMC patients who receive services at the Temescal Valley facility will enjoy the seamless ability to receive direct referrals from a primary care

ask for it, and you’ll practice your pitch during our women-only pitch event. From artists to coders, retailers to recyclers, consultants to crafters, #Rosie offers novel strategies to succeed in today’s economy and a roadmap to get there. If you are a woman in business, this is a retreat you cannot miss! Here’s what people are saying: “I can’t wait to implement some of these ideas! I’m finally out of the weeds.This is exactly what I needed!” Cedar Falls, Iowa “I hesitated signing up because I didn’t know if it would be relevant for my business. I’m so glad I came! Loved the whole day, especially clarifying why I am in business!” Spring Hill, Tennessee “#Rosie helped me formulate so much that has been in my head. Thank you, Mo!” Maricopa, Arizona “This is the best retreat/workshop I have ever attended…and I’ve attended a lot!” Mankato, Minnesota. Register at MyChamber.org

provider to a specialist that can be immediately handled within the network of RMC locations. In addition, the Temescal Valley RMC facility includes the latest technology for its laboratory and radiology services, including MRI, CT Scan, X-ray, 3-D mammography and DXA bone density scan equipment. The facility will also include a café where patients can enjoy light food and beverage options during their visit, as well as public wifi.

“The new Temescal Valley facility further solidifies our reputation as one of the premier health care providers in Riverside County,” noted Carpenter. “We continue to look for ways to ensure high service levels for our members.” The Temescal Valley Facility is anticipated to open on Sept. 3, 2019; a grand opening/ribbon cutting community celebration will be announced later. For more, visit www. RiversideMedicalClinic.com.

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September/October 2019

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

“From my perspective, it is important to attend the Women’s Leadership Conference because it offers opportunities to learn new ideas and approaches to old situations. You will meet experts and influencers faceto-face in a venue filled with energy of like-minded individuals. As women, we must invest in ourselves more often, and have more fun.”

–Sophia Brooks, speaker

“Because for too long women have been pitted against one another. We are not one another’s competition and deserve an opportunity to find new ways to learn with and from one another. Together all of our individual voices are stronger.”

–Dr. Rebecca Heiss, speaker

and professional life,” said Riverside County Supervisor (and Founder of the WLC) Karen Spiegel. Give yourself permission to attend on Thursday, September 12. If you’re an employer, invest if your staff. The event will begin at 7:15am with a “Rise and Shine” networking hour, which includes light breakfast and exhibitor booths. Official program is set to begin at 8:15am through 12:30pm, and exhibitors will be open during and after the event as well. A VIP reception is planned for sponsors to meet the speakers, who are also looking forward to meeting

with general attendees. You can win a ticket to the reception by helping to promote the event. Simply share any of the Conference social media posts, videos, or marketing materials, letting people know why you’re going to be there, make sure the post(s) are public, and use the hashtags #CoronaChamber and #WLC19. Connect and learn from great women and fill your soul with inspiration and powerful stories that will empower the way you work and live. Bring your friends and family and let’s celebrate the power and passion of women together.

“I’m delighted deliver the opening presentation at the Riverside County Women’s Leadership Conference. Connection is the new currency – and this is a great place to invest in yourself and make new connections. If you’re a woman leader or interested in leadership development, join me and this amazing speaker line-up on September 12th.”

–Lisa Marie Platske, speaker

“I believe strongly that empowered women empower women and that is why I attend the WLC. I love the energy and the encouragement I get from other successful women. We all need to be empowered.”

–Michelle Mills, Diana Renee Homes, powered by Keller Williams & conference volunteer

Tickets are on sale for just $60 per person through September 9. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available through www.mychamber.org/WLC.

Sponsors as of August 1 include:


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This year’s speaker lineup includes (full bios available at www.mychamber.org/WLC):

Lisa Marie Platske

Leeza Villagomez

Sophia Brooks

Dr. Rebecca Heiss

Award-Winning Leadership Expert, Master Coach, International #1 Best-Selling Author, and Founder of Design Your Destiny Live Topic: Courageous Leadership: How to Be a Leader Worth Following

Owner and Founder, Yoga Den Health Spa & School Topic: How to maintain a healthy mind, body, and soul in a stress induced world

Author, Speaker, Master Trainer, and CEO of Global Learning Partners Topic: Harnessing the Power of Words

CEO/Founder, Rebecca Heiss, LLC Topic: Evolving Power - Empowering Women to Lead With, Not Against, Our Biology

Physician Panel: Questions for the panel can be submitted anonymously at MyChamber.org/ WLC. Dr. Karin Jones

Dr. Arti Amin

Dr. Ayodale Odulate

Dr. Samar Nahas

OB/GYN, Chief of Service, Kaiser Permanente (importance of well woman check-ups and preventative care)

Podiatrist, Corona Regional Medical Center (Foot health = good overall health)

Radiologist, Riverside Medical Clinic (mammograms and preventative care)

Gynecologist/Oncologist, Riverside Community Hospital.

Conference schedule*:

Exhibitors as of August 1 include:

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019

10:15am: Break - Visit Exhibitors

Altura Credit Union

Leeza Villagomez, Yoga Den

Another Brilliant Idea

Lisa Marie Platske, Upside Thinking

Location: Crossroads Christian Church Main Hall 2331 Kellogg Ave., Corona 92881

10:30am: Physician Panel

Arbonne International – LuAnn Budiselic

Nothing Bundt Cakes

7:15am: “Rise & Shine” Networking Hour Check in, Breakfast, and Exhibitors

12:15pm: Final Remarks

8:15am: Conference Welcome 8:30am: Lisa Marie Platske

11:30am: Dr. Rebecca Heiss

Bank of America California State University, San Bernardino City of Hope

12:30pm: Program Concludes - Continue to Network and Visit Exhibitors and Speakers

Corona Regional Medical Center

*Speakers and schedule subject to change.

DeVry University

Corona-Norco Family YMCA Damsel in Defense

9:15am: Leeza Villagomez

Get Skinny With Me

9:45am: Sophia Brooks

Kaiser Permanente

Holstrom, Block and Parke, APLC

Dr. Rebecca Heiss Riverside Community College District Riverside Community Hospital Riverside Medical Clinic Sam’s Club ScholarShare529 State Treasurer’s Office Sophia Brooks, Global Learning Partners Support Sisterz Teresa Clement Coaching Waste Management


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September/October 2019

SoCalGas Offers Resources and Rebates for Restaurants A n energy efficiency rebate program is available for non-residential customers through the Southern California Gas Company, offering financial assistance for energy efficient equipment installed in 2019. Rebate categories include combination ovens, convection ovens, conveyor ovens, rack ovens, griddles, fryers, steamers, broilers (conveyor and underfired), pre-rinse spray valves, and commercial dishwashers, and can be applied for online at caenergywise. com, through a hardcopy application, or instantly when purchasing equipment from an Instant Rebate vendor. An online directory is available at socalgas.com. The 9th Annual SoCalGas Foodservice Equipment Expo will be held October 7 and 8 in Downey. There is no cost to attend, and you can register

at socalgas.com/expo. There will be over 40 booths, and live manufacturer and chef demos. There are also workshops available at seminars.socalgas.com. Other resources include a food service equipment center with demonstrations, manufacturer comparisons, and professional expertise. Free seminars are held each month, focusing on a different course. Learn more at socalgas.com/foodservice. Commercial service technicians are available to provide service, repairs, and parts for commercial gas cooking equipment. No charge appointments can be made at (800) GAS-2000. For further information on SoCalGas and the foodservice industry, contact Carmen Oliver at (310) 8030973 or coliver@semprautilities.com. SoCalGas is here to help.

Salute to the Military CHAMBER’S ANNUAL PROGRAM RETURNS NOVEMBER 15

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he Corona Chamber’s annual Salute to the Military program will be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at Eagle Glen Golf Club. All veterans, reservists, and active duty military are invited to attend

this early morning breakfast and networking meeting as guests of the business community. Let us honor you this Veteran’s Day week. Register by October 25 for free at MyChamber.org.

THE 9TH ANNUAL SOCALGAS FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT EXPO WILL BE HELD OCTOBER 7 AND 8 IN DOWNEY. THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND, AND YOU CAN REGISTER AT SOCALGAS.COM/EXPO. Corona Farm cont’d by three siblings and their families and is surrounded by the Cleveland National Forest. They are proud second owners, taking over in 2003. They grow avocados, grapefruit, lemons and oranges in the foothills of South Corona, and produce excellent honey from the surrounding mountains and Cleveland National Forest. Bobcat Properties Farm also produces a skincare line, handmade with their beeswax, soothing lip balms, and a moisturizing honey and spring water-based soap. Glen Ivy Hot Springs

FOOD RUNNERS CLUB'S 3RD ANNUAL

BBQ & BREWS LIVE MUSIC! RAFFLES! LIVE AUCTION! Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 5pm-9pm

Lawn Area of Corona City Hall 400 S. Vicentia Ave. Corona, CA 92882 $50 FOR ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ *$75 FOR ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ & DRINK *BEVERAGECHOICES OF BEER, WINE AND/ OR MARGARITA

For tickets visit our website at: foodrunnersbbqandbrews.com Family Style VIP tables available

Proceeds wil go towards funding Food Runners activities and College Road trips opportunities! For general information, please contact: Lucy Silva: 951-235-2423 or Lucy@foodrunnersclub.com

Every Saturday 7am until 9am—FREE, Family Friendly Located at Saleen Automotive 2735 Wardlow Road, Corona 92882

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Spa carries their whole line of products. You can also find their products at the Bee Hive Market & Deli in Whittier, Quail Valley Country Store in Canyon Lake, and Graber Olive in Ontario. They are currently in negotiations with Hickory Farms to carry their products at the Tyler Mall in Riverside. State certified as a California local farmer, Bobcat Properties Farms can be found at the Farmers Market at Main/ Sixth Streets in Corona every Saturday. Learn more at bobcatpropertiesfarm.com.


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September/October 2019

Advocacy #1 Focus cont’d decade, 800 new bills have become law, an average of 2 new laws each week. The CORONA Chamber and our business community truly want to be good corporate citizens and do what is best for California. We are simply asking for all legislators to consider reducing new legislation and enable our businesses to properly respond to fewer new regulations. On the first Friday of each month, our Legislative Advocacy and Outreach meetings are held in the CORONA Chamber’s conference room. The CORONA Chamber researches and reports on various proposed bills that fall within our legislative platform. Funding for our Legislative Advocacy and Outreach is obtained through our annual fundraiser, the Monte Carlo Masquerade. This year, the party is scheduled for November 23 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Ontario. If you would like to attend and/or are able to assist in sponsorship/underwriting, please contact Chamber CEO Bobby Spiegel at (951) 737-3350 or Bobby@ MyChamber.org. This FUN event will feature a wine reception, Salute to Active Military, seated 3-course dinner,

live music, dancing, play casino gaming, prizes, auctions, games, and more. Special hotel pricing is available as well. Contact the Chamber for room information. Below are some of the active JOB KILLER bills (as of the end of July) we are tracking. We invite you to visit our website (MyChamber.org) and visit the advocacy section under programs for updates: AB 51 (GONZALEZ; D-SAN DIEGO) Ban on Arbitration Agreements: Significantly expands employment litigation and increases costs for employers and employees by banning arbitration agreements made as a condition of employment, which is likely preempted under the Federal Arbitration Act and will only delay the resolution of claims. Banning such agreements benefits the trial attorneys, not the employer or employee. Governor Brown vetoed a similar measure last year and stated it “plainly violates federal law.” In Senate Appropriations. AB 1066 (GONZALEZ; D-SAN DIEGO)  Unemployment During Trade Disputes:  Significantly increases costs on employers engaged in a

trade dispute by allowing employees on strike to receive unemployment benefits if the strike lasts more than four weeks, incentivizing strikes, raising costs for employers, and potentially affecting the solvency of California’s UI fund. In Senate Appropriations. AB 1080 (GONZALEZ; D-SAN DIEGO)  Unprecedented Product Regulation In California:  Substantially increases the cost to manufacture and ship consumer products sold in California by providing CalRecycle with broad authority to develop and impose costly and unrealistic new mandates on manufacturers of all single-use packaging and certain single-use plastic consumer products under an unrealistic compliance time frame that fails to address California’s lack of recycling and composting infrastructure. In Senate Appropriations. SB 1 (ATKINS; D-SAN DIEGO)  Negatively Impacts Water Management and Increases Litigation: Creates significant regulatory uncertainty and litigation risks to regulated entities by giving certain state agencies unfettered authority to adopt rules and regulations without any

CORONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS

THE MONTE CARLO

Masquerade

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

Dinner | Dancing Casino | Silent Auction Live Auction | Live Music

DON’T FORGET YOUR MASK!

Honoring Active Duty Military

For Sponsorship contact Bobby Spiegel at the Corona Chamber 951.737.3350 | www.My MyChamber.org | 904 E. Sixth Street, Corona, CA 92879

of the Administrative Procedure Act safeguards when the agency, in its discretion, determines that the federal rules and regulations in effect on January 19, 2017 are “less protective” than existing federal law. It also undermines current state efforts to utilize science-based decision-making to manage and provide reliable water supplies for California and protect, restore, and enhance the ecosystems of the BayDelta and its tributaries. It further increases the potential for costly litigation by creating new private rights of action under California law. In Assembly Appropriations. SB 54 (ALLEN; D-SANTA MONICA) Unprecedented Product Regulation In California:  Substantially increases the cost to manufacture and ship consumer products sold in California by providing CalRecycle with broad authority to develop and impose costly and unrealistic new mandates on manufacturers of all single-use packaging and certain single-use plastic consumer products under an unrealistic compliance time frame that fails to address California’s lack of recycling and composting infrastructure. In Assembly Appropriations.


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September/October 2019

Compassion First for Corona Business FRANCHISE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY OFFERED WHILE HELPING OTHERS THROUGH TRAGEDY

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ounded in Corona, CA, TraumOne began as an offshoot of what was a long construction development career for Kurt Szalonek and Don Gilmartin. Their independent water and fire restoration company, APRIS, incorporated in 2013, itself an offshoot of the global economic crash of 2007. APRIS was essentially established emanating from Kurt’s valued experiences as an independent insurance adjuster writing claims for major natural catastrophes. By doing so, Kurt realized his ability to help people recover could essentially create a “recession proof” business opportunity. APRIS grew rapidly, which resulted in a nomination for the Spirit Award by the City of Corona in 2015 and sparked an interest to develop a trauma scene clean-up division. What the two did not know would happen, was that by taking trauma clean-up cases, they were further compelled to help clients in ways well beyond water or fire restoration. The difficulty came in marketing for these cases. Neither Kurt nor Don had any connection to this industry. Along with Kurt’s ability to learn the trade and secure the licensing, Don was able to apply his guerilla marketing grit within the industry, eventually supporting several chapters of TIP (Trauma Intervention Program), District Attorneys’ victim services division in four counties, and eventually APRIS was noticed by various first responder agencies. What the two began to understand is

that most of the trauma clean-up industry was simply janitorial in nature. The two elected to train their labor force similar to TIP, and therefore go beyond the clean up and offer many resources to help start the healing process for the families and clients experiencing trauma. By doing more than just cleaning, they were able to help save real estate from being foreclosed in these cases, restore homes, and offer real estate professionals and estate attorneys to assist. If cases needed to be done pro bono due to the level of financial strain or simply the tragedy of the event, they were. Deductibles on insurance were often waived, and some clients never even knew who came and cleaned up as needed. In August, TraumOne began its national franchise offering, and shared, “We offer a unique full turnkey franchise opportunity in a rewarding recession proof industry,” stated founder Don Gilmartin. “Franchisees are typically offered to anyone with a passion for growing a business and serving the public in their time of real need, or often to existing restoration service companies looking to expand, as well as individuals within the funeral industry.” Their first franchise is located in the same hometown where their Corporate Headquarters are, Corona, CA. Interested franchisees have come in from other states, including Missouri, Oregon, Colorado and Nevada. Don and Kurt personally interview prospective franchise candidates to seek their inner desire to help and

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continue to serve the public. Most importantly, the two seek individuals who stand behind their true meaning of what they call a business, that not only

says it but also means they are “COMPASSION FIRST”. For those interested in learning more about TraumOne, contact Don Gilmartin at (714) 863-8725.

$11 Billion Annual Increase in Property Taxes ERADICATION OF PROP 13 BALLOT INITIATIVE MUST BE STOPPED

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our decades ago, a revolt by the citizens of California forced the state government to stop increasing property taxes each year. Proposition 13 was referred to as the Howard Jarvis Tax Bill. Since 1978, the limit has been 1% of a property’s cash value and has capped yearly value split increases to 2%. This ‘freezing’ of the tax percentage remains in place until the property changes ownership, and then there is a revalued amount. The law is very much in danger for commercial and industrial properties, and could be changed by a potential ballot initiative in November 2020. The result would be an estimated $11.4B increase in property tax every year. It is alarming to consider this could be the very legislation that ends ownership of land and buildings literally overnight! Any California business owner will tell you that the business tax climate is already higher here than most of the United States. Those who do not own land or a building may be thinking this is someone else’s problem, but this is not so. If you are renting your office building, your rent will increase substantially. If you are an employee, and your owner has higher costs, the likelihood of increased wages, bonuses or benefits will also likely see deep reductions. The immediate threat to increased property taxes is only for commercial and industrial properties; however, it’s easy to imagine that once that state has their hands on the increased revenue, their attention will turn to private homes and residential property. This would be consistent with our lawmakers who regularly have little empathy for those facing the challenges of owning a business. Businesses are fleeing from California at an alarming rate for the first time in state history, to the likes of Texas, with more business-friendly tax codes, or Nevada, where taxes are near exempt. The stakes are very high for California’s business community. The more businesses that leave the Golden State, the more the tax burden for services and infrastructure will fall upon the residents. This means more new taxes. Shrewd politicians always have fancy words for

grabbing more of our money, like fees or supplemental payments, but regardless, they are taxes. Supporters of the split-roll split property tax movement cite a need to close tax loopholes and bring in more funding for California’s beleaguered public schools. Initiative sponsors like the California Federation of Teachers and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California say Prop 13 has placed the burden for local services and education disproportionately on cash-strapped homeowners instead of deep-pocketed commercial owners. Under the proposed split-roll system, commercial properties would be revalued every three years, rather than just at their transaction dates. Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees would (currently) be exempt from these measures. Opponents of the split-roll initiative include businesses, commercial property owners and many elected county tax assessors. They argue that a dual system will not just shift market forces and deter economic growth, but also increase complexity and administrative costs. The elimination of Prop 13 would further separate business from the economic conditions that affect the entire state, thereby creating inequities by having two groups, each following different sets of rules. Organizations over the 50-employee limit might be forced to reduce their employee count to escape this proposed law. Californians are currently taxed at rates unthinkable to the rest of the country. Each year, revenues to the State increase, and each year the governor and legislatures demand more. Hopefully the citizens of California will see the negative results this money grab will have on their personal finances and sustain Proposition 13 as it was forced upon the State Legislature four decades ago. If you would like to learn more about this and other pending job-killer legislation, join us the first Friday of every month at 8am at the Corona Chamber’s monthly Legislative Action Committee meeting, where we advocate on behalf of the business community.


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T Economic Development cont’d 2) emerging best practices in business and entrepreneurial innovation, livability and talent development; and 3) strategies to build prosperous 21st century communities. Afternoon Panel: The unique identity and community character that distinguishes Corona from Ontario or Riverside County from neighboring San Bernardino County is critical to a vibrant economy and fulfilling potential. These important assets include equitable economic prosperity, culture, entertainment, and recreational resources,

with support and guidance of forward-facing public policies. This panel will have representatives from the Ontario International Airport, Riverside County Economic Development Agency and California Govenor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). They will drill down into the regional opportunities in each of these areas and reflect upon the leadership options needed to guide Corona into the 2020s and beyond. Visit www.MyChamber.org or call (951) 737-3350 to learn more.

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hree years ago, the Corona Art Association (CAA) decided to make the Historic Civic Center their home, surrounded by other art-related nonprofit organizations. The CAA has been serving the community for 58 years. They promote art in the community and provide opportunities for individuals to learn about the visual arts, enhance creative skills through classes and demonstrations, and by participating in art shows and various community events. Located just east of the central lobby in Room 145, their Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Their local artisan’s exhibit, which changes every two months, is waiting for you to stop by and see. Their membership includes many recognized artists in the Southern California area whose work spans a variety of styles and media.

THE CAA OFFERS LOW COST CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN. The CAA offers low cost classes for adults and children. They also partner with the Corona Public Library and offer free classes to special needs adults and children at the library located at 6th and Main. On October 19, the front lawn of the Historic Civic Center will be filled with artwork for sale and lots of other fun stuff when Corona Art Association puts on the Corona Lemon Festival. Vendor opportunities are available. www.coronaartassociation.org or debmorganlemonfest.wixsite.com/ mysite.


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Higher Education cont’d and Mary Figueroa. Having just met with Chancellor Dr. Wolde-Ab Isaac, the Chamber found his dedication to RCCD to be sincere and focused on following all rules and platforms outlined by the governing agencies that community colleges operate under. In short, Spiegel summarizes, “it is critical for our Chamber to be on the forefront of higher education. Our manufacturers, and all businesses offering jobs, need to have the best, the brightest and hopefully our own homegrown residents be qualified to work, live and enjoy CORONA and the surrounding area.” Initially, our Chamber Board wanted answers as to why the district dismissed President Reece; however, realizing the confidentiality agreement Dr. Reece signed prevented the District from elaborating, the conversation quickly shifted to the future of Norco College. Trustees Hedrick and Alcala assured our Board that the education master plan was approved by all RCCD Trustees, and that the Veteran and prison programs are included in the plan. The internship program developed under Reece’s tenure is also being kept. Duplication of JFK Middle College High School’s program is expanding to eight comprehensive high schools this coming year. Rest assured, the CORONA Chamber leadership will continue our efforts in ensuring our local students will have a college that provides for their interests for future workforce development.

September/October 2019

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ith a sense of community pride and a concern for the citizens, employees of Lucas Oil Products were encouraged to give back after their 2018 all employee summer team building day. From hospital room remodels, food bank drives, a blood drive, Shelter For Change landscape improvement project, and other local community projects, one team set out on their own to CLEAN UP! Known as TEAM GREEN, gloved and ready to clean-up, round one started at 9 o’clock on June 27. This began the series of 4 different days, once per week to improve the business area close to Lucas Oil. A little background might help…

Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV, a Corona-based organization, encourages their employees to be healthy, bring your dog to work, take your breaks and walk regularly throughout the day. With the many routes available in the area located near all of the new businesses and residential living near Main Street and the Metrolink train station , they started noticing the many new “treasures” on the routes, which included a front fender of a car, utility cart, extension cords, tire, plastic tubs, cigarette butts, cans, cups, bottles, glass, shoes, clothing, general trash and many other things, along with plenty of pet droppings. Equipped with a golf cart for any and

all special treasures they might find and accompanied with rakes and pooper scooper buckets as well, they started out in front of the Lucas Oil building. With enough TEAM GREEN members, they were able to hit both sides of the streets down N. Sheridan St., W. Rincon St., Hope St., W. Harrison St., and W. Blaine St. to get the job done. With their focus to clean up this rather large area, they serviced several well pocketed areas needing extra clean-up time. Besides the garbage, the quantity of pet waste was incredible. “PickUp After Your Pet” double-sided signs were made by TEAM GREEN and installed. Much appreciated by the many landscape companies servicing the business community.  TEAM GREEN realized the need for “Pet Waste Stations”, so the team requested and were approved by Lucas Oil to purchase 5 new Pet Waste Stations. Working with various property owners, TEAM GREEN supplied these “Stations” to locations needing the most attention, which were installed in August. Each station location will be maintained and restocked by the property owners. Team Green’s hope is that this project will encourage the residences living and working in this area to be more aware of the need to pick-up after themselves and their pets. We all live and or work around here. For more information, contact Kelli Gunn, Aid to the President/ CEO and Vice President of Lucas Oil Products (951) 270-0154 or KGunn@ LucasOil.com.

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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Things You Can Do TODAY To Strengthen Your Brand TOMORROW

Attract More Clients with Comprehensive Marketing

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 AT 8:30 AM When the word “brand” is mentioned, the mind might flash to an image of tubes of toothpaste, cereal boxes or dish soap. A “brand” can be many different things, and every person and every organization has one, whether they think they do or not. Much more than logos, products, or trademarks, a brand represents what you mean, and is the sum of all of the experiences a person has with you or your organization. Cultivating positive relationships, creating satisfied customers and positive qualities are positive attributes that are associated with “branding.” A strong brand is essential to cultivating profitability and loyalty in your customer relationships. The process of defining and promoting an effective brand takes time, but there are some simple actions you can take today that will strengthen your brand immediately. Join us in Corona October 24 to learn more. Visit MyChamber.org to register for free, or call (951) 737-3350.

About the Speaker Having served in agency, corporate and classroom environments, Jeremy Zimmerman understands the intersection of branding theory and practice as well as how organizational culture influences (and is influenced by) marketing strategy and execution. Jeremy has developed and tested an approach that recruits people from every part of the organization in a process of discovery that not only fosters a culture of engagement and innovation, it lays the foundation for a relevant and compelling brand that inspires customer delight and loyalty. Jeremy served as marketing director at California Baptist University and Riverside University Health System as well as adjunct faculty at University of Redlands, California Baptist University and UCR Extension.

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