www.riponchamber.org Septemeber 2012
Welcome Ripon Chamber of Commerce’s New Executive Director - Rebecca Naranjo A message from Rebecca Naranjo
Inside this issue: 2 Service Clubs / Membership Renewal
It is an honor to be working for the Ripon Chamber Commerce as Executive Director. President’s Circle / 5 First I would like to thank the board of directors, as well as Sam Carhart and Bonnie Nutt Director’s Corner for being extremely welcoming, demonstrating to me first-hand the great things that 6 New Member chamber has done and looks forward to accomplishing. Just to give you a little background about myself, I am married to a wonderful man, 7-8 Advertising Mike Naranjo, and have two fun-loving children, Kaylee and Kyle. I tell everyone one of Dates of Interest: the best decisions my husband and I have made was moving to Ripon. It is a city with a September positive and vibrant spirit. Color the Skies 1&2 I attended Stanislaus State University and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications. Growing up I had a fear of public speaking. Once I 14 Chamber Coffee completed one year of college I decided on my major, “Organizational Communications.” Les Schwab Tire I believe in facing your fears, overcoming them, and growing. Through my motivation, 7:45am hard work, and education I definitely faced this fear. I still get a little nervous, but before 20 CEA Presentation I didn’t have a voice. So now I like to say I found it! It wasn’t just me that accomplished 9:00am this goal. It was a team. I made an important decision towards a positive change in my life. Once I did that I received incredible support. That is what I feel makes the Ripon 27 Chamber Mixer All About the Girls Chamber of Commerce successful. It is a team working toward common goals. I 4:30pm welcome new ideas, creative ways to help one another, and I encourage each one of you to share your ideas with me. October My commitment to you as Executive Director is to do my best to (a) provide all Meet the Candidates 4 businesses the opportunity to grow, (b) consistently have the chamber provide value, (c) Night increase member-business exposure, and (d) continue to have successful events that create valuable marketing opportunities. I am happy to be a part of this wonderful organization 6 Emergency Vehicle Show and team. I look forward to meeting you. Rebecca Naranjo Executive Director Ripon Chamber of Commerce
11 Silverado Open House 5:30pm 20 MAIN STREET DAY
Ripon Chamber of Commerce 929 West Main Street P.O. Box 327, Ripon, CA 95366
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The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is committed to serving and promoting the common interest of the Community through activities and opportunities that foster a positive business environment thereby enhancing prosperity and quality of life for all the Community Members.
MEMBER SERVICE CLUBS American Cancer Society Sandy Stoddard 209-941-2677 American Legion Post #190 James Moore 209-345-6036 Assist International Non-Profit Humanitarian Organization
Tim Reynolds 209-599-1890 Color The Skies Hot Air Balloon Festival, Inc. Jessica L. Coleman 209-480-5244 Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library David Humiston 1-866-805-7323 Marissa’s Closet Melinda Shaw Ripon, Ca. 95366 209-613-0836 Ripon Arts League Kit Oase 209-599-3408 Ripon Community Athletic Foundation Stephanie Hobbs 209-599-6861 Ripon Consolidated Fire District Chief Dennis Bitters 209-599-4209
Ripon Garden Club Michele Bartels 209-609-1010 Ripon Grange #511 Patricia Ray 209-599-2554 Ripon Lions Club Rev. Bruce Clatterbuck 209-599-9258 Ripon Police Department Chief Ed Ormonde 209-599-2102 Ripon Quarterback Club John Franscella 209-401-0418 Ripon Rotary Club Dr. Louise Johnson 209-253-0045 Ripon Senior Center Teri Silva 209-599-7441 San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club Marge Imfeld 209-599-2253 Soroptimist International Diane Ratto 209-599-3001 South County Crisis Center Lyn Price 209-824-0586 V.F.W. Post 1051 John Franscella 209-401-0418
Ripon Chamber of Commerce 929 W. Main Street P.O. Box 327, Ripon, CA 95366 (209) 599-7519 Fax 1-888-556-4944 www.riponchamber.org BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE BOARD 2012-2013 PRESIDENT Janell Zuidervaart Friend’s Salon VICE PRESIDENT John Heida Heida Computers TREASURER Kristine Griesheimer Oak Valley Community Bank SECRETARY Danielle Pierce Bank of Stockton GOVERNING BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2012-2013 Lori Adams PMZ Real Estate Darryl Bartels State Farm Insurance Agency Helen Caetano The Tank House Gift Shoppe Kevin Hawes Ability Mortgage
Thank You for renewing your Membership in August GENERATIONS SPA AND SALON DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA C.M.B. ENTERPRISES RIPON CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS NUCAL FOODS, INC. TUFF BOY SALES, INC. OAK VALLEY COMMUNITY BANK JULIE’S BOOKS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS HOWELL CONSTRUCTION
John Heida Heida Computers
BRENDA NORTH KID RED ENTERTAINMENT
John Mangelos Barnwood Restaurant & Catering
CK SIGN SERVICES
Ed Ormonde Chief of Police, Ripon Police Department
K & M SIGNS
Jake Parks Jake’s Coffee, Tea & Sandwiches Leo Zuber Retired Superintendent Ripon Unified School District CHAMBER STAFF Rebecca Naranjo Executive Director Sandra Carhart Executive Assistant
Support our Hosting Businesses For our September Mixers
Bonnie Nutt Administrative Assistant RIPON COMMUNICATOR (USPS 0045) Is published monthly by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 327, Ripon, CA. 95366 (209) 599-7519 BULK RATE POSTAGE PAID At Ripon, California Postmaster: Send address changes to: Ripon Communicator P.O. Box 327, Ripon, CA 95366 Editorial opinions are not necessarily those of the Board of Director’s or members of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members may submit news and inquire about ad rates by contacting: Rebecca Naranjo Call (209)599-7519 or write P.O. Box 327, Ripon, CA 95366
Doing the right thing since 1952
President’s Message Janell Zuidervaart President
What’s Happening Around Ripon?
Where do I even start answering a question like that? Well, here goes…this month I want to highlight some great contributors to this GREAT community in which we dearly call Ripon, and I also want to let you in on some great things the Ripon Chamber has been working on! Do you feel the changes in the air? With school being back in session brings SPORTS! My family and I love sports! Kids are practicing football, both pop-warner and High School! Volleyball is in full swing, soccer is hopping! Think of all the hours coaches spend on game plans, strategies, keeping kids safe (the list goes on and on) all for our viewing enjoyment and for the love of our community all while working jobs! Not to mention the parents who keep uniforms clean, kids fed, and water bottles filled. So get out and sponsor a team or watch a game or two this season, your support will be greatly appreciated. Thank you ALL! Let’s not forget the RCAF, the field on which our kids will be playing! Wow Stephanie Hobbs, can you get over this great town of Ripon donating $100,000 in a week’s time? ($50,000 raised and matched by a donor!) Now that is what I call support! (For more on this story Like RCAF on Facebook) The Chamber ambassador committee has been working on scheduling the morning mixers, which are always the 2nd Friday every month from 7:45-8:45. These events are a great way to meet new people, see people you already knew, learn about a business you might have never been into, enjoy a free cup of coffee and a morning snack, or win a raffle prize, whatever strikes your fancy, it happens at a mixer! September 14th will be at Les Schwab, a willing sponsor at many Chamber events! (Like Ripon Chamber of Commerce page on Facebook for reminders) October 4th will be meet the candidates night, held at the City of Ripon council chambers. There will be 3 seats open for election, and 7 candidates vying for a spot! More community volunteers! It comes from a love of our town that so many candidates step forward to make this an even better place to live, work and run a business… good luck to all. Come out and hear what they have to say on October 4th. (updates of time of event will be posted on Facebook) One of the annual events for the Chamber is Main Street Days! The fire station kicks off the morning with a great pancake breakfast at the station, served by the fire cadets and full time firemen as well! There is a car show, and vendor booths lining Main Street. If you haven’t turned in your booth application form the deadline is September 12th, with the event being held Saturday, October, 20th. What a great way to showcase your business or organization, or sell some of your goods down beautiful Main Street Ripon. (riponchamberofcommerce.com will take you to the info!) The Chamber downtown committee has been working on lighting the poles down Main Street as a project to enhance your driving or walking experience at night. (you can see a “model” at the corner of Main and Elm) Pending council approval and a lot of other details, you will soon be able to see the transformation! The committee has been working with Schemper’s Hardware to help chose and purchase the best lights for this purpose! Big thank you Ward and Bud for your time! The Chamber wants to keep all residents and business informed, whether you are computer savvy or prefer to support the paper, so starting soon, we will have a full page of advertising in a local paper! Business advertising space will be available around the edges, a business of the month feature article, calendar of events will be posted, and many other news worthy items. So be looking for your opportunities to be involved in this monthly publication! Speaking of Around Ripon…hopefully if you are on Facebook, you are getting their posts. What a great idea a couple of volunteers Around Ripon thought of to keep everyone informed. In addition, there are endless ways to be connected to this town, Ability Mortgage posts some pretty awesome videos of businesses and accomplishments around Ripon. Kevin Hawes (a chamber board member) and his video whiz of a wife, Heidi (who is a teacher at Weston Elementary) do a wonderful job getting the word out. The football teams all have a Facebook page, as do the schools, businesses, The Ripon Record, RCAF, Chamber, churches, wow too many to list, but if you want to know its out there, you just have to look! Well, that’s enough for now! Get connected, get active, get going and go get business! Make it a great month!! And thanks again to all the people who help make this town HOME!
Janell Zuidervaart President Ripon Chamber of Commerce President
ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, September 14, 2012 Hosted by: Les Schwab Tire Center 750 N. Jack Tone Rd., Ripon 7:45am
Thursday, September 27, 2012 Hosted by:
All About the Girls
111 E. Main St., Ripon 4:30pm
RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL Thursday, October 4, 2012 Ripon City Council Chambers 7:00pm - 9:00pm If you have any questions that you would like asked of the candidates, please contact the Chamber office at 209209-599599-7519, no later than September 17, 2012.
Grand Opening October 11th, 2012 5:30pm to 8:30pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 6:30pm Silverado Building Materials, Nursery & Design Center 460 S. Stockton Avenue, Ripon 209209-599599-4543
SPEAKER: DATE: TIME: LOCATION:
Stephanie Hawkins, CEA Regional Director Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:00amâ€”11:00am Ripon Fire District 142 South Stockton Avenue Ripon, Ca. 95366 Free public parking across the street and on Nourse St. by the side of the fire house.
$45.00: CEA Member price $65.00:Non-Member price Forums are non refundable within 7 days of the event. Seating Is Limited! Register online at www.employers.org or call (800) 399-5331.
Board of Director’s Corner
WHAT CAN THE CHAMBER DO FOR YOU? The strength of any community-based organization is in its membership. In order to recruit new members and retain existing members, the organization must be viewed as having value. This issue has been a driving force for the Board of Directors. The Board has worked to define the Chamber in terms of the value it can provide to its members. It has also worked to have a staff that will develop and implement programs and procedures designed to make the Chamber valuable to its members and the community. But, The Board and the staff cannot do this alone. We all need input from the businesses and the community concerning just what services and programs are needed. What can the Chamber do for you? Businesses need to let us know what they need to be successful, whether members or not. Do you need training? What kind? Our staff has access to a wide range of programs and presentations that might be valuable to a business. Don’t make us guess about what you might need. Tell us. Maybe we can provide the service. Or maybe we will be able to refer you to a provider.
P R E S I D E N T ’S C I R C L E MEMBERS Platinum: Bank of Stockton - Danielle Pierce Brocchini Farms, Inc.- Robert Brocchini City of Ripon, Mayor & City Council City of Ripon, Public Works Director - Ted Johnston Oak Valley Community Bank - Kristine Griesheimer Ripon Fire Department - Chief Dennis Bitters Ripon Police Department - Chief Ed Ormonde
Gold: Bethany Home Society of San Joaquin County Inc. - Andrew Lee K&M Signs - Manuel King McManis Family Vineyards, Inc. - Jamie McManis South San Joaquin Irrigation District - Troylene Sayler Tuff Boy Sales, Inc. - Bryce Perkins & Martin Harris Turkhan Foods - Ulash Turkhan V-V Enterprises - David Van Vliet World Food Products, Inc. - Christian Bartels
Silver: Do you need help with advertising? Do you need help determining how best to market your business or service? Again, don’t make us guess about what you need. Tell us. Come in and present your case. That discussion could go a lot of different ways, but unless you tell us what you need, it might never happen.
Tana W. Henderson, DDS - Tana W. Henderson Martha Klean—Frank Izzaquire Ripon Primary & Urgent Care Center - James Simmons Restuccia Enterprises - Mike Restuccia 2
The Tank House Gift Shoppe - Helen Caetano Do you need help with facilities? Equipment? Our staff is working to establish and strengthen our connections with neighboring Chambers and communities. As this process moves forward, a network of businesses and services will also develop. We are working to develop the ability to connect local businesses with regional sources of information and materials that will support our local businesses as they strive to grow and improve. But we cannot help you if you do not tell us what you need. Up to now the Board has tried to anticipate interests and needs of our local businesses. That effort has been met with limited success. We now want to move to a service provider model. We want to know what you want us to do for you. We will strive to get that job done. Give us a call. Leo Zuber Director Ripon Chamber of Commerce
Ina’s Travel Center - Ron Douma Mario’s Family Restaurant - Mario Majid American Legion Post #190 - James Moore Hospice of San Joaquin– Carolyn Teixiera Gomes
Bronze: Gate-or-Door - Steve and Renee Bickle Steve’s Mobile Sunscreens, Inc. - Steve Dillman R&S Erection Tri-County - Mike Fleck Almond Valley Realty & Investments, Inc.- Marge Imfeld
LIFE TIME CHAMBER MEMBERS Harvey Douma, Art Weststeyn, & Frank Zumstein
Schedule Your Event with the Chamber (209) 599-7519
RIPON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2012-2013 PRESIDENT
Janell Zuidervaart Friend’s Salon
John Heida Heida Computers
Danielle Pierce Bank of Stockton
Kristine Griesheimer Oak Valley Community Bank
Lori Adams The Lori’s PMZ
Darryl Bartels Helen Caetano State Farm The Tank Insurance House Gift Shoppe
Kevin Hawes Ability Mortgage
John Mangelos Barnwood Restaurant & Catering
Ed Ormonde Chief of Police
Jake Parks Jake’s Coffee, Tea & Sandwiches
Leo Zuber Retired Superintendent RUSD
STAFF Emergency Vehicle Car Show
Sponsored by the Ripon Police Department Date: October 6, 2012 Location: Ripon Community Center. 335 W. 4th Street • Law Enforcement Collectors Show
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