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OFFICERS Chairman — Jerry Konchar Pechanga Development Corporation Immediate Past Chair — Jeff Kurtz Promenade Temecula 1st Vice Chair — Brian Connors Southwest Healthcare System 2nd Vice Chair — Kim Kelliher Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle Treasurer — Leslie Doherty Leslie Doherty, CPA, APC Secretary — Janet Scott CNN Mortgage

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Tony Berardino - Cornerstone E & S Insurance Services Tom Demott - Temecula Creek Inn Soledad Escobedo - Pacific Western Bank LouEllen Ficke - Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley Kimberly Freize-Uhler - Clear Blue Promotions Jann Gentry - Gentry Studio Crystal Magon - South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Tammy Marine - Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley Lori Marruffo - Virtual Outsourcing Solutions Jeff Powell - Abbott Robert Rosenstein - The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Associates Al Rubio - DCH Auto Group Jackie Steed - Reliable Realty, Inc. Linda Wunderlich - Valley Business Journal

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Alice Sullivan, President CEO Laura Turnbow, Chief Operations Officer Katie Cook, Membership Director Kara Hotz, VYP Coordinator, Membership Coordinator Jennifer Cloud, Special Events Director Brooke Nunn, Events Coordinator Candice Russell, Events Coordinator Anneke Pyle, Director of Public Relations Jeanette Kristensen, Resource Coordinator Lynn Collett, Resource Coordinator

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4 Awards Gala.................................................................................... pg. 6 City News..................................................................................... pg. 10 Travel With the Chamber............................................................. pg. 13 SWCLC........................................................................................ pg. 15 Restaurant Month............................................................................. pg.

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The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce caught up with Local Food Artisan, Chef Leah Delyte Di Bernardo to discuss her phenomenal restaurant and how she plans to partake in Temecula Valley’s Restaurant Month this January.

the help of our community and some amazing friends, we moved to the Old Town Plaza in 2013, where we are currently loving life.

Tell us a little bit about Temecula’s Restaurant Month and How did you get into the culinary field and how did EAT how you will be participating. Marketplace come about? I fell in love with the idea that extraordinary things can happen to ordinary people, through something as basic as cooking. Really, a bit of a dream. I was living in Manhattan in the late 90’s, working on a depression awareness campaign for MTV. I was sitting on the porch of Vice President Gores home. Tipper Gore was hosting us, she had asked me what I loved the most about my job- and I said the food. Odd response at the time, but out of that experience, I started sketching an eatery that was a one stop shop of real food, grown by people who are the true back bone of their communities. I was infatuated with beautiful, perfect food- you know the perfectly shined apples that all match. It all felt so un-real to me, and I knew there was a screw loose in our food system. So I went to work on creating a shoppe that would exemplify real food. I had no idea, at the time, just how much that all meant or how many lives could be affected positively, through Good Food. After many years of catering, plotting, planning, failing and planning again. There was a great deal in between all the layers of the years, but we managed to open on a shoe string budget in a small location on Jefferson and Overland in 2010. Through 4 | TEMEC UL A TO DAY | J AN U A RY - M AR C H 2 0 1 6

Temecula’s Restaurant Month is part of California Restaurant month- 31 days of establishments across our agriculturally rich state- featuring farm to plate prix-fixe menus, wine and craft beer paired specials and chef-led events, all of which feature seasonal and local ingredients to represent the REAL people making it happen- California Farmers! E.A.T chefs crafted a menu around what our local ranchers and farmers have in season. We have a set menu for the month, but will also feature new items throughout the week as a kind of pop up menu if you will- as it depends on what the farms are delivering that particular week. The entire staff is involved, having a lot of fun creating a one of a kind experience for our locals and out of town guests alike. Staff is designing a T-shirt to pay tribute (either that or they just want a new uniform?) Craft-Culinary Bartender, Twigs is pulling in local breweries for pairing (concocting dreamy culinary beer & elevated weekend brunch cocktails. Not sure how he does it, he’s tricky). We end the meal with a walk to our dessert case, featuring handmade and painted macarons from local artisan, Monika. So I guess Temecula’s Restaurant month for E.A.T, is all about community artisans, farmers, craft breweries, wineries and cooks one beautiful table of Good Food!


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We know that you are very supportive of eating locally sourced food from sustainable agriculture, as well as protecting the work of farm workers and the environment. How does eating at a restaurant like yours help to accomplish the “Eat Local, Support Local” movement? We are often referred to as the healthy place in town, as if that is a bad thing and our food is smack out of the 70’s health-food hippygranola store. Healthy Food in this millennial means it is Good, Clean and Fair. Food that is free of antibiotics, growth hormones, pesticides and is serviced by individuals that are paid a fair and sustainable wage. Foraging from Temecula/Riversides local food-shed supports 3 E.A.T Values 1. Nutrient dense food- vital for individual health and wellness 2. Taste damn good 3. Keeps our dollars with hard working families and small batch producers (instead of large conglomerates that see & treat the consumer as a financial projections). Eating Local & supporting your neighbors isn’t a market trend for E.A.T- it has been ingrained in our company philosophy since we begin in 2001. “Farm to Table, Farm to Plate” what does that mean... well considering ALL food comes from the farm- we take it a step further and ask- who’s farm, what are their values, how do they treat their workers, livestock? How are they treating our Earth, and what is their STORY. We believe in the entrepreneurial spirit of America, we want to see our neighbors and small producers make it. We take steps every single day to assure our local partner-farmers, stay in business. So when you shop in our marketplace or dine with E.A.T, your supporting not only our local economy but small batch producers across our country, and your keeping their stories alive, as well as diversity in our food system. Further-California is one of only five agricultural regions in the world that has a Mediterranean growing climate, producing over 400 commodities, more than any other state in the nation. Being valued at $46.7 billion in 2013, and accounting for 17.3% of total U.S. agricultural output- we live in the most prolific agricultural region in the world, should be every chef/restauranteurs dream!

What are some of your most popular items that you serve at the eatery? Brunch and Dinner seem to be the favorites, as we extend these dining times to full table service, rather than our normal afternoon lunch pace of fast-casual counter service. We have an interesting following of Vegans, traditional eaters and Paleo clientele, so house favorites tend to vary.

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Gonestraw farms half roasted chicken over carrot mashed potatoes with sautéed organic greens from Sage Mtn. Farms is a huge seller. Another big hit, our small plate offerings during happy hour (3-7pm Tues-Fri). Roasted potatoes with feta cumin dip; Scotties meatballs in red sauce with ciabatta and the Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts. But I think the Mario’s Pizza (a tribute to my poppa) with aged ham, mortadella, pesto, fontina cheese, and bacon has always been at the top of the list! Not to forget our artisan house baker, Lisa B and her amazing apple tart tatin; monika’s macarons and our house favorites- dairy & gluten free donuts Maple Bacon or Mocha Java are the best sellers (we have so many requests for these- we ship them around the country- amazing how much joy a donut can bring).

Congratulations on your acceptance to participate in the 2016 Good Food Awards! Tell us a little about this prestigious honor. I was invited by the founder of Good Food Awards- to participate as one of 5 Chefs. This is the first time a chef from outside of San Francisco has been asked to participate, and I take great honor in that. There is heartfelt connection that I know Sara tuned into, and it means a great deal to me. My involvement with Slow Food spans 15 year. My love, support and appreciation for the founders of such a significant organization is magnified through the artisanal craftsmanship at E.A.T, and the menu item we have the opportunity to feature over this weekend. Cooking for the countries best small batch food-producers; Alice Waters, Nel Newman and Carlo Petrini is an honor and a privilege. I just hope I don’t pull a Jennifer Lawrence, trip and fall with food for 1000, while representing our Valley.

Where can we find EAT Marketplace and how can one get involved with EAT @ Home and the Harvest 2u Program? Extraordinary Artisan Table can be found at the beginning of Old Town Temecula- EAT@Home is our already prepared meal service that can be delivered to your home or office- or pickup at E.A.T. Meals are an extension of our eatery- appealing to many varied dietary needs. Paleo-Fitness, Vegetarian and Gluten Free. All meals are chef made, and carefully packaged to go. 28410 Old Town Front Street, across from the post office and fire station. Best part of our location, the farmers market is directly behind us, so it makes for excellent weekend brunch and shopping! Ethical, Sustainable & Delicious, see you soon!

WHAT IS TEMECULA VALLEY RESTAURANT MONTH?

Temecula Valley Restaurant Month is part of the statewide California Restaurant Month, which happens every January and is produced locally by Visit Temecula Valley and the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce. Get to know Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country as a culinary destination. In Temecula Valley, we’re using Restaurant Month to not only increase business to our wonderful, diverse community of diners, bistros, cafés and restaurants at a time when business traditionally slows, but also to educate eaters on the fantastic fresh and local food that’s farmed and produced right here. To learn more about Temecula Valley Restaurant Month, call 951-491-6085.

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50TH ANNIVERSARY AWARDS GALA

COME CELEBRATE 50 YEAR S OF ADVOCACY THIS FEBRUARY” Celebrate with the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce as we recognize 50 years of excellence. Mark your calendars to attend the Annual Awards Gala and take part as some of the most prestigious awards are presented to deserving businesses and individuals. It promises to be the party of the year! This event is always a sell-out with over 600 guests in attendance and is a great opportunity to meet and network with elected officials as well as community and business leaders who join in to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of our members. Promote your business by contributing a product or gift certificate to the Silent Auction packages. Your company will receive recognition in the Silent Auction Program and your business name will be displayed in the Silent Auction area. The funds raised from this event support the programs and services the Chamber offers to sustain and market the business community. If you would like to participate please contact the Chamber at (951) 676-5090 or email Events Director, Jennifer Cloud at Jennifer@temecula.org

Make your reservations now for the premier black tie event of the year! Tickets are $125 per person or $1,350 for a table of 10. Reservations can be made online at www.temecula.org Congratulations to the following businesses and individuals on their nomination. 2015 Bronze Business of the Year Nominees A R Home Loans Direct, Inc. / 1st Action Real Estate American Saver Clear Blue Promotions Dr. Tina Gottlieb, DC Dubots Capital Management Exit Realty Impact Marketing & Design JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc. / JDS Actors Studio Julie Ngo Agency State Farm Insurance Law Office of Robin Johnson Leslie A. Doherty, CPA, APC Meridian Payroll Group Morrison McNabb/ James R. McLaughlin Motion Sports M.D. Murrieta VIP Florist Nothing Bundt Cakes - Temecula Peg McLaughlin Paralegal & LDA Services Primal Cravings R&R Payroll and Bookkeeping Services Smith, Marion & Co., LLP The Valley Business Journal Wine Country Notary

2015 Sterling Business of the Year Nominees American Pacific Mortgage AppleOne Employment Services The Broken Yolk Café California Bank & Trust Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley David Neault Associates Financial Accounting Services, Inc. Glass Doctor South West Riverside County Mythos Technology Prudhomme Associates CPA’s The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Associates Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors Temecula Valley Communications, Inc. Union Bank of California

2015 Service/Charitable Organization of the Year Nominees Animal Friends of the Valleys - LEAF The Bridge Church California State University San Marcos Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Jacob’s House Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services Sigil Social Foundation Special Olympics Southern California Temecula Valley Area Temecula Education Foundation The Salvation Army Toward Maximum Independence Women’s PEER Connection

2015 Gold Business of the Year Nominees Hampton Inn & Suites John Hine Temecula Mazda Subaru Michael Baker International, Inc. Pulido Cleaning & Restoration

2015 Citizen of the Year Nominees Garland Bell David Beshay Adam Bouvet Tena Caracciolo Nate Fowler Jackie Hunter Brad Neet Julie Ngo Mike Noon Shawn Sorenson Bernard Truax Lisa Wayman

2015 Platinum Business of the Year Nominees Abbott DCH Auto Group Temecula EMD Millipore Paradise Buick GMC Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. Southwest Healthcare System Temecula Creek Inn Wilson Creek Winery

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2015 Valley Young Professional of the Year Nominees Nichole Elliott Josh Emerson Emily Falappino


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Nerium (760) 936-5151 www.HappyTatyana.com

Sunpro Solar 34859 Fredrick Street, Ste. 101, Wildomar (951) 570-7914 www.Sunpro-Solar.com

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Bamboo House Asian Bistro 27473 Ynez Road, Temecula (951) 695-9651 www.BambooHouseBistro.com

CORE Physical Therapy 41278 Margarita Road, #102, Temecula (951) 587-8105 www.CorePT.net

New American Funding 27431 Enterprise Circle West, #200, Temecula (951) 238-6950 http://branch.newamericanfunding.com/ temecula

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NEW MEMBERS Aadvanced Home Health Services 1155 Camino Del Mar, Ste. 471 Del Mar, CA 92014 (858) 259-9228 www.AadvancedHomeHealth.com Business Type: Home Health Services Adams Landscaping, Inc. 26050 Hoover Street Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 694-9787 www.AdamsLandscaping.com Business Type: Landscaping All State Propane 21520 Yorba Linda Blvd., G508 Yorba Linda, CA 92887 (951) 244-2484 www.AllStatePropane.com Business Type: Gas-Propane Bahama Bucks 41269 Margarita Road, Ste. C105 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 296-5252 www.BahamaBucks.com Business Type: Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts Bamboo House Asian Bistro 27473 Ynez Road Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 695-9651 www.BambooHouseBistro.com Business Type: Restaurant

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Edward Jones - Allen F. Montemagno Jr. 27364 Jefferson Ave. Ste C Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 695-8844 www.EdwardJones.com Business Type: Financial Services

Pacific Construction Analysts, Inc. 28600 Mercedes St. Ste. 101 Temecula, Ca 92592 (951) 527-5359 www.PacConAnalysts.com Business Type: ConstructionManagement

Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors Murrieta, CA 92562 (267) 240-6999 www.BridgetteMayerArtAdvisors.com Business Type: Arts, Culture & Entertainment

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Pahal, Vora and Associates 41973 Sixth Street, Ste. C Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 850-0553 www.PahalVoraandAssociates.com Business Type: Financial Advisor

Caliber Collision Centers 28093 Jefferson Avenue Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 699-6325 http://calibercollision.com/locate-a-calibercollision-center/temecula/ Business Type: Auto Repair

Flowserve Corporation 27455 Tierra Alta Way, Ste. C Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 719-3087 www.Flowserve.com Business Type: Manufacturing

Pedego Temecula Electric Bikes 43053 Margarita Road, Ste. 102B Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 693-2266 www.PedegoTemecula.com Business Type: Bicycles

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Green Acres Interactive Therapy 35750 De Portola Rd Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 302-2384 www.GaitProgram.org Business Type: Organizations/Non-Profits

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Quality Car Connection 28971 Old Town Front Street Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 676-2277 www.QualCars.com Business Type: Auto Sales Rancon Real Estate - Eric Tomlinson 27740 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. 100 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 970-6727 www.TomlinsonGroupRealEstate.com Business Type: Real Estate Rancon Real Estate - Serina OrtizTomlinson 27740 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. 100 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 805-1115 www.TomlinsonGroupRealEstate.com Business Type: Real Estate River Springs Charter School 43448 Business Park Drive Temecula, Ca 92590 (951) 252-8800 www.SpringsCharterSchools.org Business Type: Education Sustainable Fitness Solutions Kimberly Smith 41615 Date Street, Ste. 4 Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 757-5171 Business Type: Health & Fitness/Personal Trainer Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club PO Box 2203 Temecula, CA 92593 (951) 719-1212 www.TemeculaSunriseRotary.com Business Type: Organizations/Non-Profits Temecula Valley Unified School District 31350 Rancho Vista Road Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 506-7904 www.tvusd.k12.ca.us Business Type: Education Trinity GFX 27430 Bostik Court, Ste. 101 Temecula, CA 92590 (760) 458-4002 Business Type: Event Planning & Coordination Vipco Advisors, Inc. Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 318-2188 www.MyVipco.com Business Type: Consultant – Business Wealthblders Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 544-6521 Business Type: Business & Professional Services


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California T’s Screen Printing & Embroidery Camp del Corazon

CBC Technical, Inc.

Chappell Team Real Estate Services Clear Blue Promotions

Colorado West Construction, Inc. Cool Air Solutions, Inc. CSL TV

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No matter the size, nature or medium of your business the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) offers numerous resources to benefit you. We help you stay ahead of the ever-changing issues and trends within the City. Membership with the TVCC gives your business credibility, making consumers more likely to do business with you. Founded in 1966, the TVCC has long been a crucial element to Temecula’s business initiatives. The Chamber fosters a greater sense of business community, identifies emerging leaders, and advocates on behalf of small businesses. To learn more about being a member of the TVCC, call Katie Cook, Membership Director, today!

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C R E AT E D BY U P TOW N T E ME C U L A S P E C I F I C P L A N TEMECULA, CA - The City of Temecula will kick off 2016 with a new Specific Plan adopted by the Temecula City Council to ultimately invent “Uptown Temecula” over time as landowners and developers take advantage of additional land use and zoning opportunities within this area. As a result of 38 public meetings and workshops that included community input over the span of four years, the City of Temecula finalized its Uptown Temecula Specific Plan. Formerly known as the Jefferson Avenue area, Uptown Temecula is located just north of Old Town in Temecula and encompasses approximately 560 acres north of Rancho California Road, west of Interstate 15, south of Cherry Street, and east of Diaz Road, with Jefferson Avenue being the primary corridor. Council Member Jeff Comerchero, together with Council Member Michael McCracken, are members of the Uptown Temecula Specific Plan Subcommittee. “The City is setting the wheels in motion to economically and aesthetically revitalize an area of Temecula that developed primarily during the 1970s and 1980s before Temecula was incorporated,” stated Council Member Comerchero. “The Uptown Temecula Specific Plan provides greater flexibility to land owners and developers with a wider array of allowable land use choices and development options that will modernize and enhance the area,” added Comerchero. Council Member McCracken noted, “The City hosted many public meetings to receive feedback from the community and stakeholders to develop a vision and plan for this area. Goals and guidelines were formulated to create a dynamic mixed-use environment, promote strategic economic development, enhance property values, and contribute to the long-term vitality of Temecula.” The future vision of Uptown Temecula is a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, urban area within the City of Temecula that allows for a mix of uses ranging from eight-story full service hotels to multi-level residential, mixed use, and commercial uses; depending on the designated zoning district. Street enhancements are planned as development occurs to achieve human-scaled walkability neighborhoods that will balance the needs of pedestrians, bicycles, cars and public transit. The creation of smaller blocks in Uptown Temecula is a key strategy to develop a street network that will provide safe, convenient and walkable routes to local conveniences, parks, and open spaces. Smaller blocks will support the mobility of those that live, work and play in the Uptown Temecula area and help create a destination for those visiting the area. Additionally, Uptown Temecula’s close proximity to Murrieta Creek, and its adjacent trail system, provides an added outdoor amenity. For more information or details, contact Luke Watson, Director of Community Development, at Luke.Watson@CityofTemecula.org or (951) 6946415.

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CREATING COMMUNITY LEADERS The Valley Young Professionals is a group designed to connect, engage and inspire the “Leaders of the Future” by increasing opportunities for Young Professionals in the Temecula Valley. VYP provides a forum for networking, continuing education, personal and professional growth, development of leadership skills and access to the professional community. If you are at least 21, you’re in! For more information on how to join VYP or participate in a committee contact Kara Hotz at (951) 676-5090 or email kara@temecula.org.

TRAVEL WITH THE CHAMBER IN 2016 SOUTHERN CHARM April 10-16, 2016 Trip Highlights: Historic Charleston, Boone Hall Plantation, Beaufort, Savannah, Factors Walk, Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island and St. Augustine. Experience true southern hospitality and charm in South Carolina and Georgia. Your tour opens in beautiful antebellum Charleston, where magnificent formal gardens grace much of the historic district. The cost of this incredible 7-day trip is $2,399 based on double occupancy. Price includes: Round Trip Air from San Diego Int’l Airport, tour guide, 9 meals and hotel accommodations. Not included in price: Cancellation waiver and Insurance of $205 per person. Hurry and book your trip by February 10, 2016. For detailed information or questions about these trips, please contact Jennifer Cloud at (951) 676-5090 or email jennifer@temecula.org.

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CHAMBER CALENDAR JANUARY 2016 Wednesday, January 20 5:30-7:30pm- Mixer @ Monte De Oro Winery, 35820 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Wednesday, January 27 7:30-9:15am- Morning Mixer @ BJ’s Restaurant, 26500 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA

Thursday, January 21 3:30-7:00pm- All Chamber Mega Mixer @ Murrieta Town Center, 39837 Alta Murrieta Drive, Murrieta, CA (Near Burlington Coat Factory)

Thursday, January 28 5:30-7:30pm- VYP Mixer @ DCH Auto Group / Acura, 26799 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

Monday, January 25 12:00-1:00pm- Southwest California Legislative Council @ Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors, 26529 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, CA

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Friday, January 29 9:00-11:00am- Professional Development Series, Fiscal Fitness Topic: “Managing Your Credit Profile” @ TVE2, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, CA

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CHAMBER CALENDAR FEBRUARY 2016 Tuesday, February 2 12:00-1:30pm- Power Networking Workshop @ TVCC

Wednesday, February 10 8:00-9:00am- Membership Committee Meeting @ TVCC

Thursday, February 4 4:00-5:30pm- Open House @ TVCC

Thursday, February 11 9:00-10:30am- City Walk, Meet @ TVCC 1:00-2:30pm- City Walk, Meet @ TVCC

Friday, February 5 8:00-9:30am- Coffee Connection @ TVCC Tuesday, February 9 12:00-1:30pm- Business Encounter @ TVCC

Friday, February 12 9:00-1100am- Professional Development Series, Fiscal Fitness, Topic: “Put More Money in Your Pockets” @ TVE2, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, CA Monday, February 15 Office Closed- President’s Day

Wednesday, February 17 5:30-7:300pm- Mixer, Location TBD Saturday, February 20 5:30-12:00am- 50th Annual Awards Gala @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA Monday, February 22 12:00-1:30pm- Southwest California Legislative Council @ Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors, 26529 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, CA

Thursday, February 25 5:30-7:30pm- VYP Mixer @ Ironfire Brewing Company, 42095 Zevo Drive, Unit 1, Temecula Friday, February 26 9:00-11:00am- Professional Development Series, Fiscal Fitness, Topic: “A Roadmap to Becoming Debt Free” @ TVE2, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, CA 11:30-1:00pm Ambassador Luncheon @ TVCC

Wednesday, February 24 7:30-9:15am- Morning Mixer @ BJ’s Restaurant, 26500 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA

CHAMBER CALENDAR MARCH 2016 Friday, March 4 8:00-9:30am- Coffee Connection @ TVCC Tuesday, March 8 12:00-1:30pm- Business Encounter, @ TVCC Wednesday, March 9 8:00-9:00am- Membership Committee Meeting @ TVCC 12:00-1:30pm- VYP Speed Networking @ TVCC

Tuesday, March 15 11:30-1:30pm- Southwest California Manufacturing Council, (Exclusive to Manufacturing Companies Only) Wednesday, March 16 5:30-7:30pm- Mixer @ Temecula Wellness Center, 28780 Old Town Front Street, Unit D7, Temecula, CA

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Monday, March 21 12:00-1:00pm- Southwest California Legislative Council @ Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors, 26529 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, CA Wednesday, March 23 7:30-9:15am- Morning Mixer @ BJ’s Restaurant, 26500 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA

Thursday, March 24 5:30-7:30pm- VYP Mixer @ Rock Fitness, 24305 Prielipp Road, Ste. 107, Wildomar, CA


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COUNCIL ADDS PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERN TO STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

At their strategic planning meeting in November, the Southwest California Legislative Council decided to add a new plank to their Strategic Initiatives - Public Safety. For much of the past decade the Council has focused on measures that impact local businesses’ ability to create and retain jobs. Job Creation and Business Retention has been a guiding platform of the Council’s Strategic Initiatives since being founded in 2004. Over the years those areas of strategic focus have expanded to include Budget and Tax Reform and Infrastructure and the Environment. In 2014, in response to business concerns about the impact of the Affordable Care Act, the Council added a feature for Healthcare, adopting several positions during the past two session aimed at reducing the regulatory and cost burden of employee healthcare/ scheduling/safety. This year concerns about the impact of Prop 47 and AB109, prompted the Council to include Public Safety to their ongoing advocacy efforts. 2014/2015 Council Chair Alex Braicovich talked about why the Council decided to expand their scope. “AB109, the so-called ‘Public Safety Realignment’ measure passed in 2011, followed by the public vote on Prop 47, which reduced penalties on some crimes, appears to have resulted in an increase in local crimes as evidenced by recent statistics compiled by our District Attorney and local police chiefs. This not only impacts our residents but our businesses.” “Crimes against property, vandalism and shoplifting are just a few areas where our business members are feeling the results of those measures. That is counterproductive to our efforts to make it easier for local businesses to start up and succeed. Individuals and companies looking to an area to start or expand their business will inevitably look at crime statistics for that area before making a decision and we want

to keep our region at the forefront of safety. Local cities like Murrieta have been among the safest cities in the nation for years but it seems like the state is determined to undermine the efforts of our local leaders. The Council will redouble our efforts to ensure our business members continue to have a safe environment in which to operate.” To provide additional guidance, District Attorney Mike Hestrin will be the featured speaker at the SWCLC January meeting to discuss the impact on local communities and businesses as well as alert the Council about legislative efforts on his radar for 2016. Chamber members are always invited to attend Council meeting, typically held the 3rd Monday of each month. Due to holiday schedules, the SWCLC January meeting will be held the 4th Monday, January 25th at noon at the Realtor House, 26529 Jefferson Ave in Murrieta. JA N U A RY - MA R C H 2016 | TE ME CULA TO DAY | 15


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