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26790 Ynez Court, Temecula, CA 92591 Phone: 951.676.5090 Fax: 951.694.0201 Email: info@temecula.org Web: www.temecula.org

OFFICERS Chairman — Brian Connors Southwest Healthcare System 1st Vice Chair — Tony Berardino Cornerstone E & S Insurance Services 2nd Vice Chair — Al Rubio DCH Auto Group Temecula Treasurer — Mike Noon Prudhomme Associates CPA’s Secretary — Janet Scott CNN Mortgage

DIRECTORS

Peter Baker - Loma Linda University Medical Center, Murrieta David Beshay - Corner Bakery Cafe Tom Demott - Temecula Creek Inn Leslie Doherty - Leslie Doherty, CPA, APC Soledad Escobedo - Pacific Western Bank BJ Fazeli - Fazeli Cellars Winery Jeff Kurtz - Promenade Temecula Dave Lester - Abbott Tammy Marine - Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley Paul Nolta - Small Business Development Center Esther Phahla - Esther N. Phahla, CPA, A Professional Corporation Robert Rosenstein - The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Associates Andrew Masiel, Sr. - Pechanga Development Corporation Donna San Miguel - California State University San Marcos Jackie Steed - Reliable Realty, Inc. Linda Wunderlich - The Valley Business Journal

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Alice Sullivan, President CEO Laura Turnbow, Chief Operations Officer Katie Cook, Membership Director Kara Hotz, VYP Director, Membership Director Jennifer Turnbow, Events Director/ Communications Coordinator Brooke Nunn, Communications Director/Events Coordinator Jeanette Kristensen, Community Specialist Sharon Lopez, Community Specialist/Membership Assistant

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IN THIS ISSUE

4 2018 Legislative Summit: “Politics and the Environment We Live In”.. pg. 5 Member Appreciation Night............................................................... pg. 6 City of Temecula Reports Strong Growth of Industry,...................... pg. 10 Success in Business: The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Murrieta........ pg.

Jobs, and Retail Expansion

CHAIRMAN’S ELITE CIRCLE MEMBERS

COMMITTEES

SWC LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL Chair — Greg Morrison, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Consultant – Gene Wunderlich MEMBERSHIP SERVICES Chair — Tena Caracciolo, Insurance All Stars Agency SC MANUFACTURING COUNCIL Chairs — Bob Sher, Tension Envelope Jan Refsdal, Optiforms VYP

Leadership Chair – Stephanie Staab, Avensole Winery

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SUCCESS IN BUSINESS: THE HAMPTON INN &

SUITES BY HILTON MURRIETA Welcoming, energetic, and authentic. The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Murrieta embraces and embodies these concepts in an effort to bring guests a fresh take on the travel experience. Offering 106 uniquely designed guest rooms and suites, the hotel opened in June 2017, making it one of the newest hotels in the Temecula and Murrieta areas. In addition to the many free amenities and exceptional service offered at this property, an ideal location just minutes from Temecula’s best wineries and attractions as well as local area businesses, medical centers, sports parks, restaurants and shopping mark this hotel as a trusted destination for travel lovers. The Hampton Inn & Suites Murrieta is nestled between the 1-215 and 1-15 freeways in a rapidly developing area of the city. With the hotel a short, 10 minute drive to the heart of Temecula wine country and its close proximity to the cities of Lake Elsinore and Wildomar, travelers to this part of Riverside County often note this property for its convenience as well as its ability to help business and leisure guests alike recharge after dealing with the chaos of the outside world. This comes in the form of friendly service, thoughtful amenities, and, most strikingly, the warm, wine-country inspired décor of the hotel.

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The Hampton brand thrives on creating spaces that not only meet the needs of the traveler but also introduce authentic elements of local flavor. Thus, the décor at Hampton Inn & Suites Murrieta endeavors to seamlessly merge these two forces - the Hampton Inn & Suites brand and the hotel’s unique Murrieta location and close proximity to Temecula wine country. All details of the guest rooms and public spaces were based on bringing rich, wine country colors and textures into the design concept. A variety of woods and deconstructed or weathered looking finishes meant to reflect wine barrels and barns were incorporated into the design as well as accent panels evoking the warmth of wine country. All of this was accomplished while making each space perfectly functional for the Hampton traveler. This combination of functionality and fun gives guests a sense of the real while they travel, whether it be for business or pleasure. Among the many properties under the Hampton umbrella, these elements truly make Hampton Murrieta stand out as a lively and improved take on a select service hotel. The many free amenities offered at Hampton Inn & Suites Murrieta also contribute to the welcoming feeling of this hotel. Guests all enjoy a warm Hampton hello upon check-in along with a complimentary daily


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hot breakfast buffet (available to eat at the hotel or on the go), free WiFi, and free parking. Standard king and two queen bed guest rooms are available as well as suites featuring separate sleeping and living areas and, for convenience purposes, every room comes equipped with HDTV, mini-refrigerator, microwave, and ergonomic work space. The property itself boasts a 24-hour fitness center (also free!), a 24-hour business center with free fax and printing services, an outdoor heated pool and spa, a built in BBQ grill with complimentary cooking utensils, and a treat shop with sundries, snacks, local wines and local craft beers available for purchase. With so much to offer, it should come as no surprise that Hampton Inn & Suites Murrieta consistently performs at the top level of guest service. The Hampton mantra is Making You Happy Makes Us Happy, so making each guest’s stay exceptional is really the driving force behind the brand. Nowhere is this mantra more practiced than at Hampton Inn & Suites Murrieta. The property consistently holds the #1 traveler ranked spot for Murrieta on TripAdvisor and strives mightily to bring a smile to

SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA

2018 LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT:

POLITICS AND THE

ENVIRONMENT WE LIVE IN The 14th Annual Legislative Summit will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The event is an annual forum providing businesses and local leaders the opportunity to meet with peers and state policy experts to focus on priority legislative issues facing California business.

EVENT MODERATOR Gene Wunderlich, Vice President, Government Affairs, Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors

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every guest’s face. This means everything from a friendly greeting in the hallway, to in-room treats left for guests’ anniversaries or birthdays, to dog sitting while a guest is away at a doctor’s appointment. Seeing these simple gestures make such an impact on guests’ stays energizes the Hampton Murrieta team and motivates them to constantly lift service above and beyond the ordinary. “Nothing makes the team here at Hampton Murrieta more excited that knowing we’ve created an exceptional experience that truly makes guests smile,” says General Manager Amy Toscano. “We will do whatever it takes to put the happy in their travels.” Such a welcoming and authentic hotel stay is a rarity in today’s world, making the Hampton Inn & Suites Murrieta an outstanding choice for any traveler coming to the Murrieta and Temecula areas. Reservations can be made online at HamptonMurrieta.HamptonbyHilton.com or by calling the hotel directly at 951-691-8820.

SPEAKERS Congressman Ken Calvert, California 42nd Congressional District Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Randy Record, Chairman, Metropolitan Water District Board By attending the Legislative Summit, you become a part of the voice to State Legislators. Specifically, you will: • Receive information from those closest to the action • Learn about the budget and the likely impact on you • Get insights own current issues affecting our state • Become a better advocate and make your voice heard! The cost is $50.00 per person and seating is limited so please register early. Corporate tables are also available for $500.00. Reserve an expo table for $125 (includes 1 ticket to the event.) For additional information or to make your reservation for the Summit, please contact Jennifer Turnbow at 951-676-5090 or email jennifer@ temecula.org

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SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019

will be honored at the 53rd Annual Awards Gala on February 23, 2019 at Pechanga Resort & Casino.

NOMINATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018

MAKE YOUR NOMINATIONS NOW!

Please submit all nominations to the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Events Department. For questions, please call (951) 676-5090.

The core of what makes Temecula so special is its people and businesses. So many individuals make extraordinary contributions to our community and now it is time to recognize them. The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Business, Citizen, Valley Young Professional and Service/Charitable Organization of the year to recognize at our Annual Awards Gala.

2019 AWARDS GALA SILENT AUCTION!

Do you know someone in the business community who makes Temecula a better place to live, work and learn? A business that demonstrates best practices in business sustainability and growth, commitment to employees and a track record of community involvement? An organization that is active in our community with philanthropic activities? We encourage our members to celebrate the achievements of their fellow business owners and colleagues by nominating them. Nominees

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The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala is the party of the year! Join us as we offer the opportunity to 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. This event is always a sell-out with over 700 guests in attendance and is a great opportunity to advertise to new customers. 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.

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APPRECIATION NIGHT & ANNUAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018 5:30 - 7:30PM

ULTIMATE BUSINESS MIXER & EXPO

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The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to host the 2018 Ultimate Business Mixer & Expo sponsored by Pechanga Resort & Casino, Corner Bakery Café and Temecula Valley Hospital. The event will be held on October 17th, 5:00-8:00pm at Temecula Creek Inn located at 44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula. This a great chance to visit over 50 local businesses, small and large, who will be showcasing their products and services to the community. In addition, this is an excellent environment for business professionals to network with one another and will encourage “Shop Local Temecula”. This event is open to the public to attend at no charge. For more information about the expo contact Jennifer Turnbow at the Chamber. 951-676-5090 or jennifer@temecula.org.

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JOURNEY AT PECHANGA

45000 PECHANGA PARKWAY, TEMECULA Sponsored By: Title Sponsor – Pechanga Resort & Casino Affiliate Sponsor – Southwest Healthcare System Corporate Sponsor – Eastern Municipal Water District & Loma Linda University Medical Center, Murrieta This is an evening just for you! An opportunity to network, enjoy delicious appetizers and desserts and celebrate with longtime members. The Chamber will recognize and honor it’s milestone members as they are presented with certificates and awards in appreciation of their partnership. This event is for TVCC Members only. All attendees must be at least 21 years of age. For more information, please contact the TVCC at (951) 676-5090.


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CITY OF TEMECULA REPORTS

STRONG GROWTH OF INDUSTRY, JOBS, AND

RETAIL EXPANSION

As summer winds down, Temecula’s economy is still going strong. The City of Temecula has experienced strong growth of its varied industry sectors including manufacturing, retail and hospitality, all of which provide additional jobs to the Temecula Valley economy. Western Plastics, an industry leader of manufacturing plastic wrap and foil for large-scale industrial users and the restaurant industry, has recently acquired a newly constructed 140,000+ square foot industrial building. This is the largest newly built industrial facility in the City of Temecula. By acquiring this new building, Western Plastics has more than doubled their former space, which will allow continued growth for years to come. This expansion led to an opportunity for NaturVet, another highly successful Temecula manufacturer of natural pet supplements, to expand into the former Western Plastics facility while keeping their existing three facilities. NaturVet’s products, which focus on dog, cat and horse supplements are available with online retailers such as Petco, Chewy. com, Allivet and iHerb.

2014 in the City of Temecula – equating to more than 5,300 jobs created since first quarter 2014. Reports state jobs at an all-time high with second quarter 2017 statistics reporting 54,231 total jobs within city limits. The increase in employment has been a direct benefit of highly desirable brands locating to Temecula and existing companies growing and expanding their operations. This job growth cycle is also due in large part to our local employers such as Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula Valley Unified School District and Abbott Vascular who represent our top three largest employing bodies. As Temecula continues to embrace growth and a full-circle ecosystem, the addition of the future state-of-the-art Mt. San Jacinto College campus among other higher education opportunities such as California State University San Marcos at Temecula campus is on the horizon, which will create more opportunity to capitalize on growing industries in Temecula and provide families with quality postsecondary education options. This continuous growth will provide residents the opportunity to live, work and play with an enhanced quality of life that conveniently offers resources and amenities locally.

Highly desirable brands such as The Cheesecake Factory and exciting family-friendly concepts such as Round One Entertainment, an indoor bowling and entertainment center, have selected Temecula as their new home. Temecula also experiences the expansion of existing brands such as AMC Theatres, who recently received Planning Commission approval to upgrade its theater to a luxury cinema with the ability to serve alcohol and restaurant quality food. Hotel development has also been a booming reality for Temecula. Uptown Temecula, located on the Jefferson Ave corridor has seen a huge rise in hotel interest and development that has resulted in eight new hotels entering the pipeline in the area. This development interest will support the continuous growth of tourism, which currently equates to 2.7 million visitors annually. Several hotels include Best Western Plus, Home2 Suites by Hilton and a Four-Star Luxury Hotel by Truax Development that will consist of 108 standard rooms, 21 deluxe, 16 premium, 3 luxury and 3 penthouses. The addition of all eight future hotels will account for over 700 rooms available for hotel stays in Temecula. With all of the growth Temecula has seen over the years, job creation also has been evident. The State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported a 10% rise in employment rates since

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OFFICE DEPOT AND THE TVCC PRESENT THE SMALL BUSINESS SAVINGS PROGRAM

Exciting news! Office Depot has enhanced our small business savings program to provide even more discounts in-store and online, plus added fantastic new benefits. More than just deals (that now extend to almost every item!), you’ll also get access to Office Depot’s new technology services, local Business Pros and more. If you currently use or have used our Office Depot program, nothing changes. You’ll still be able to access the same great pricing and deals that you’re used to. If you are not signed up for our Office Depot Small Business Savings Program, administered by Excelerate America, visit http://bit.ly/Temecula_OD to complete your registration or text “TemeculaCard” to 555-888 to save the image to your phone for in-store savings. For more information contact katie@temecula. org or (951) 676-5090.

SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED The Council has adopted the following positions on the California State November 2018 ballot initiatives:

Proposition 1

Vote No

Proposition 2

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Vote Yes

Proposition 4

Vote Yes

Proposition 5

Vote Yes

Proposition 6

Vote Yes

Proposition 7

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Proposition 8

Vote No

Proposition10

Vote No

Proposition 11

Vote Yes

Proposition 12

No Position taken

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Nominations are currently being accepted for representation on the Southwest California Legislative Council (SWCLC). Nominees must be a member in good standing of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce. Please contact Alice Sullivan to submit your nomination - 951.676.5090 or asullivan@temecula.org. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, October 31st.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Voter Reference Guide: https://tinyurl/2018CABallotProps

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Looking to connect with millennials? With the median age in Temecula being 35, it’s time to join Valley Young Professionals. VYP is a division of the Temecula Chamber for those 21-40 in age to network and get to know one another. It is crucial for the future leaders to become part of the community and get involved now! Membership is discounted for current chamber members and affordable for non-members. Networking mixers, education, and extra recognition are all included! Check it out! For more information contact Kara Hotz, VYP Director at (951) 676-5090 or kara@temecula.org

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Tuesday, October 2nd 5:30-7:30pm – Temecula City Council Candidates Forum @ City Hall, 41000 Main Street, Temecula Friday, October 5th 8:00-9:30am – Coffee Connection @ TVCC Tuesday, October 9th 12:00-1:30pm – Business Encounter @ TVCC

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Wednesday, October 10th 8:00-9:00am – Membership Committee Meeting @ TVCC Thursday, October 11th 3:30-5:00pm – Open House @ TVCC Monday, October 15th 12:00-1:30pm – Southwest California Legislative Council @ SRCAR, 26529 Jefferson Avenue, Murrieta

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Tuesday, October 16th 3:30-5:00pm – Ambassador Appreciation @ TBD. Ambassadors only, RSVP required

Wednesday, October 24th 7:30-9:15am – Morning Mixer @ BJ’s Restaurant, 26500 Ynez Road

Wednesday, October 17th 5:00-8:00pm – Ultimate Business Mixer & Expo @ Temecula Creek Inn, 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road Tuesday, October 23rd 7:00-9:30am – Legislative Summit @ South Coast Winery Resort, 34843 Rancho California Road

Thursday, October 25th 7:30-9:00am – TVCC Board Meeting @ TVCC Thursday, October 25th 5:30-7:30pm – VYP Mixer @ Avensole Winery, 34567 Rancho California Road

CHAMBER CALENDAR NOVEMBER 2018 Friday, November 2nd 8:00-9:30am – Coffee Connection @ TVCC

Tuesday, November 13th 12-1:30pm – Business Encounter @ TVCC

Saturday, November 3 E-Waste Collection - Promenade Temecula

Wednesday, November 14th 8:00-9:00am – Membership Committee Meeting @ TVCC

Sunday, November 4 E-Waste Collection - Promenade Temecula

Wednesday, November 14th 5:30-7:30pm – TVCC & VYP Joint Mixer @ LaMasters Jewelry

Tuesday, November 6th 12:00-1:30pm – Power Networking Workshop @ TVCC

Monday, November 19th 12:00-1:30pm – Southwest California Legislative Council – Closed Meeting

Thursday, November 8th 8:30-10:00am – Professionals Collective, Topic TBD @ TVCC

Wednesday, November 21st Morning Mixer – DARK

CHAMBER CALENDAR DECEMBER 2018 Wednesday, December 5th 5:30-7:30pm – Membership Appreciation & Annual Meeting @ Journey at Pechanga, 45000 Pechanga Parkway Thursday, December 6th 3:30-5:00pm – Open House @ TVCC Friday, December 7th 8:00-9:30am – Coffee Connection @ TVCC Monday, December 10th Southwest California Legislative Council – DARK

Tuesday, December 11th Business Encounter – DARK

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There were some 800 bills our legislators voted on during the last two weeks of the current session – 800! Naturally there was ample opportunity and time for substantive debate on all these issues and support or opposition reflected bi-partisan agreement. Sadly neither of those statements is true. There was no time or opportunity for discussion as most bills are introduced to the floor and voted on within minutes. And if the rules prohibit that, the rules are simply suspended. Further, more than 70% of the time there is no bi-partisan concurrence and bills are either passed or defeated on a party line vote.

A SIGH OF RELIEF! Mark Twain famously opined “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” Fortunately for Californian’s, we have entered that period of relative safety as of August 31st. And not a moment too soon as this just completed legislative session has wreaked havoc on our business community and abrogated even more of our personal freedoms, rights and responsibilities.

Following the Governor’s approval or veto of these bills, the Southwest California Legislative Council will publish our annual Legislative Report Card summarizing the results on the 98 bills we adopted positions on this year and how our local legislators voted. We will also be publishing the results of research done by our members on the 11 propositions you will face on the November ballot. As always, you are invited to attend our SWCLC meetings, held the 3rd Monday of the month at noon at the Realtor House, 26529 Jefferson and follow us at www.SWCLC.biz. Email your questions or comments to GAD@ swcaladvocacy.com.

California is justifiably proud of the fact that we currently rank as the 5th or 6th largest economy in the world (depending on the source). But it seems that too often our legislators take that as a challenge to see how far they can push, regulate or tax our business community without breaking them. Or in some cases, they will break them. Take, for example, SB 10 (Hertzberg), the bill recently signed by the Governor to end California’s system of bail bonding for pre-trial release. Whether you supported or opposed this bill (the Southwest California legislative Council OPPOSED it), among other things this bill killed the bail bond industry in the state putting an estimated 3,200 bail agents and their employees out of work. Who’s next? Not you? Ask the automobile industry, or aerospace, or furniture manufacturers or the timber industry. These formerly robust industry segments that helped build and support the California economy are all but gone from our state today. But even if your business is not targeted for extinction, your efforts to comply with new regulations dealing with overtime, flex-time, family leave, minimum wage and hiring practices will be further regulated in 2019 requiring additional hours dedicated to compliance, HR, and legal challenges. If you are a California based corporation, you will be mandated to include a certain number of women on your board of directors (SB 826 Jackson) or face fines up to $300,000. Law enforcement agencies will be forced to detail how they will use surveillance technology and have their plan approved by their governing agency before they can purchase or use the technology, and file full reports on their usage providing would be criminals with a roadmap of how to avoid the surveillance (SB 1186 Hill). If you are looking to hire a new employee, you may be prohibited from obtaining any criminal history on the applicant before you make them an offer of employment (AB 1412 Bradford). There have been two efforts to add another tax to the water you drink (SB 845 Monning). And the list goes on.

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