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The mission of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is to promote the economic environment of all member businesses and by so doing will support the programs which preserve and improve the quality of life.



Brian Connors, Southwest Healthcare System Tom Demott, Temecula Creek Inn LouEllen Ficke, Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley Kimberly Freize-Uhler, Clear Blue Promotions Jann Gentry, Gentry Studios Kim Kelliher, The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle Shane Lesovsky, Temecula Valley Communications Suzanne Lingold, California State University San Marcos Crystal Magon, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Tammy Marine, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley Paul Nolta, Inland Empire Small Business Development Resource Center Jeff Powell, Abbott Vascular Rick Rawson, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Murrieta Janese M. Reyes, CLB Local Media Robert Rosenstein, The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Hitzeman, AAPLC Jackie Steed, National Merchants Association

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Chairman of the board: Jeff Kurtz, Promenade Temecula First vice chairman of the board: Jerry Konchar, Pechanga Development Corporation Second vice chairman of the board: Lori Marruffo, Virtual Outsourcing Solutions Treasurer: Leslie Doherty, Leslie Doherty CPA Secretary: Janet Scott, iMortgage Past chairman of the board: Isaac Lizarraga, Rancho Ford Lincoln

In this Issue

26790 Ynez Court, Temecula, CA 92591

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Alice Sullivan, President CEO Laura Turnbow, Chief Operations Officer Katie Edmonds, Membership Director Tiffany Clark, Membership Coordinator/VYP Director Emily Pulley, Communications Director Jennifer Cloud, Special Events Director Brooke Nunn, Special Events Coordinator Jeanette Kristensen, Resource Coordinator Lynn Collett, Resource Coordinator Justin Lawler, Creative Director


SWC Legislative Council Chair — Dennis Frank; Consultant — Gene Wunderlich Membership Services Chair — Jim Mclaughlin, Morrison Mcnabb SC Manufacturing Council Chair — Jack Mobilia, Concannon Business Consulting VYP Kaelan Sutherland, Sutherland Networks



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a vital part of Temecula


onprofits and service organizations are a vital part of the Temecula Valley community and the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce. These organizations provide our community with places for our children to visit or places for seniors to socialize or get support. They provide volunteer opportunities for people to offer their services and make a difference in the community. And many of these wonderful nonprofits who are fighting for a cause and know without the additional funds they wouldn’t be able to continue with needed services and research in our community. The TVCC would like to take this opportunity to recognize our nonprofit and service organization members and say “thank you” for all you do. Beth Soltysiak 951-894-1959 2k4kids was established in 2007 to assist students graduating from high school and/or current undergraduate students to achieve their educational goals and objectives. The specific purpose is to help students with financial obligation, defray costs, and assist monetarily of those attending an accredited college or university. Financial assistance may cover but is not limited to tuition, registration, books and supplies, or equipment needed in the required course/s of instruction mandated by the college / university standards. All From the Heart Judy Harter, President 951-290-VETS (8387) All From the Heart’s mission is to provide support to our troops, veterans and their families. This is accomplished through our annual Support Our Troops Event honoring military families with special circumstances, Wheels For Warriors which gifts independence by providing motorized power chairs and scooters to veterans, and our newest program, Divine Equine horse therapy for PTSD sufferers. In our everyday lives we sometimes take our military’s sacrifices for granted. All From The Heart’s purpose is to make sure that those sacrifices do not go unnoticed and show that we care and appreciate the service they provide to our country.

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Animal Friends of the Valleys-LEAF Ellen Bilney 951-471-8344 Animal Friends of the Valleys is dedicated to promoting humane care of animals through education and a humane, pro-active animal services program. We are committed to preventing the suffering of animals and to ending pet overpopulation. Assistance League of Temecula Valley Dorcas Shaktman, 2012/2013 President 951-694-8018 Since 1989, Assistance League has been dedicated to serving families in Southwest Riverside County through community-based philanthropic programs developed and administered by our all volunteer members. By putting caring and commitment in action, we aspire to meet the challenging needs of individuals, families and children in our communities to help them achieve a better quality of life. Birth Choice of Temecula Danalee Bettis 951-699-9808 Birth Choice of Temeculais a non-profit organization offering free pregnancy testing, counseling, STD education, single parenting support and material assistance to mothers and their babies until the age of two. Visit the Birth Choice of Temecula website for information about the organization’s services and resources. BNI Temecula #1 Gerren Parker 951-552-0068 BNI Temecula #1 is a local chapter of Business Networking International Inc. With over 145,000 members worldwide, BNI is the largest business networking and referral marketing organization in the world. We have been in the community for over 10-years and this year alone our chapter has shared over $500,000 in business referrals with each other. We have approximately 40-members in our local chapter and starting January 8th, 2013 we will be meeting on Tuesdays at 6:45am at “The Grill” at Temeku Hills Golf Club in Temecula. Our motto is ‘”Givers Gain”!

cover Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County Maryann Edwards 951.699.1256 With outstanding support from the Temecula Business Community, the 4 Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County provide before/after school transportation, enriching daily programs, camp, educational field trips, and league sports to more than 12,000 children annually. Studies prove that Club Kids do better in school, develop strong leadership skills and character, and perform better in the workplace. Great Futures really DO start at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County. (Annual dues of $25 cover ALL daily programs from 2:30 – 6:30pm Mon-Fri. Before-school programs and daily private round trip transportation to/from school is available. Scholarships are available.) California Equine Retirement Foundation Grace Belcuore 951-926-4190 CERF was founded in 1986 to provide charitable assistance to former race and performance horses upon the conclusion of their careers, through permanent retirement or rehabilitation into other careers. CERF is proud to be helping our Thoroughbreds in need for 25 years. Camp del Corazon Janene Hogan 818-754-0312 Camp del Corazon is an organization that provides a medically supervised, residential summer camp for children ages 7-17 who are living with heart disease, as well as additional programs for these children and their families.Located on Catalina Island, 22 miles off the California coastline, our camp has served approximately 300 children each year for the past 17 years. Having begun with a volunteer staff of two, 49 campers and a minimal budget, our growth and success stands as a testament to our steady commitment to the population we serve. Canine Support Teams, Inc. Rosie Girardot 951-301-3625 Canine Support Teams is a non-profit, volunteer organization, made possible by the many people who volunteer their time, energy, money and love for the purpose of enhancing the lives of those affected by disabilities. We rely entirely on donations and support to continue our mission to change the way the world thinks about disabilities, one dog at a time. We have several ways for you to help and ALL donations are very much appreciated. No donation is too small! Celebrity Foundation for Children Michael Farah 949-719-2625 The Celebrity Foundation for Children is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to protect and develop the health, welfare, and education of children. To this end, the foundation develops further programs to strengthen the family. The Celebrity Foundation is unique in that it is operated with no payroll. All directors, officers and staff are volunteers, so the operation expenses are among the lowest of any national program.


Charity for Charity Charity Prestifilippo 951-77-STARS Charity for Charity is a non-profit organization raising funds to fulfill the wishes of local residents with special needs whether it is medical, financial or other. What’s special about this organization is not only the fact that it’s collaborated by a group of girlfriends, but that they focus on INDIVIDUALS and making a difference, one person at a time. The board of directors is made up of these friends, all volunteering 100% to make a difference in their community. Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Inc. Jill Roberts 951-302-3827 Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is a non-profit artists retreat set on 340 acres along a ridge overlooking the Temecula Valley. The colony covers approx 10 acres with the rest of the land left in its natural state. Plants, oak trees, and wildlife abound on the property. The views are incredible which overlook the Temecula Valley to the West and the mountains to the East. Economic Development Corporation of Southwest California Morris Myers 951-694-9800 Founded in 1991, The EDC is a private/public partnership that promotes Southwest California regional economic development through business retention and development, job opportunities, and related economic growth. The EDC is dedicated to expanding the competitive position of the regional businesses in a global economy. Farmers Market Management Company, Inc. Gale Cunningham 760-728-7343 Enjoy locally grown produce, hand crafted items and specialty food items at the Temecula Old Town Farmer’s Market every Saturday, 7:30am12:30pm. Or you can check out the same great event every Wednesday in the Promenade Temecula Parking lot. Friends of Ronald Reagan Sports Park Perry Peters (951) 676-1984 FRRSP works to inculcate individual initiative in our young people through specific programs for 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th graders and high school seniors. We seek to spread our programs beyond the Southwest Riverside County community. We develop tools to assist the teaching of initiative. Our latest is a lesson plan explaining the difference between Capitalism vs Communism.

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Goodwill Southern California Danielle Dutsch 888-4-Goodwill Goodwill Southern California is: Empowering Individuals through education, training and access to new employment opportunities. Advancing Businesses through our recruitment services, secure shredding, document imaging, e-waste recycling, landscape, custodial, assembly and contract fulfillment services.Enriching Communities through partnerships, youth programs, donation drive fundraisers and a positive economic impact. Caring for the Earth through the resale of used goods, and recycling efforts, which resulted in the diversion of 53.6 million pounds of textiles, furniture, home goods, paper and electronics from landfill in 2011. Goodwill is Good for Everyone! Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley Tammy Marine (951) 296-3362 The Mission of Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley is to facilitate the dream of homeownership as well as improve the living conditions for those in the community. With volunteers, sponsors and business partners, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley builds and rehabilitates homes in the cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore and Perris. Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley also owns and operates two ReStore home improvement discount stores located in Temecula and Lake Elsinore. Help Hospitalized Veterans Mike Lynch 951-926-4500 Help Hospitalized Veterans’ (HHV’s) primary mission is to provide armed service and military patients receiving care at US federal, state, and commercial medical or nursing home care facilities with therapeutic arts & crafts kits. HHV will promote the general welfare of armed service veterans and military patients so that, despite profound disabilities and pain, they maintain a sense of pride, self-confidence and dignity during their rehabilitation process. Hemet Hospice Voluntears, Inc. & Community Hospice Services 951-766-9629 Hemet Hospice Volunteers, Inc., and our Temecula branch office, Community Hospice Services, is a locally based, non-profit charitable organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. For over 30 years, our efforts have focused on the needs of hospice families, the bereaved, and promoting the hospice mission in Southwest Riverside County. As an independent hospice support agency, we have been able to be true to our founding mission and have supported thousands of hospice families as they faced the end-of-life with bravery and compassion.

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Homes for Heros Karen Davis 951-695-2727 Our mission is to provide extraordinary savings to local heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community every day. Homes for Heroes® is a company that affiliates with Realtors®, lenders and other real estate-related service providers who offer substantial rebates and discounts to the Heroes who serve our nation and its communities every day. Our Heroes include military personnel, firefighters, law enforcement officers and others who make our communities a better place to live. Hugs Foster Family Agency Jeanne Faught 951-695-0888 Terra Manor Inc. DBA Hugs Foster Family Agency is a non-profit 501 (3) (c) corporation, our agency is unique from other foster family agencies because it was founded by people with foster parenting experience. We provide on-going training to help foster parents meet individual challenges of children placed in their care and your assigned HUGS social worker is available 24/7. A team approach is used that consists of the agency staff, agency and county social workers, agency certified foster parents and family advocates. A registered nurse is on staff to provide medical support and training.


Kiwanis Club of Temecula Valley Jim Stead 951-676-6560 Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. LifeStream Sandy Hale 951-687-2530 LifeStream is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) comprehensive blood center, founded in 1951 that serves more than 70 medical facilities throughout Southern California. The truth is that more than 500 donations of lifesaving blood are needed each day to meet emergency and ongoing patient needs in Southern California. In fact, every 3 to 4 seconds of every day, someone needs a blood transfusion. MFI Recovery Cindy McDonald 951-683-6596 Established in 1972, MFI Recovery Center is a CARF accredited, nonprofit corporation (501-c-3) dedicated to providing quality, affordable mental health and substance abuse treatment programs in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Licensed and certified by the State of California Alcohol and Drub Programs, MFI’s 100 employees are committed to the clients that participate in the variety of residential and outpatient programs offered at three residential treatment centers, 5 counseling centers and 4 sober living homes.


cover Michelle’s Place Women’s Breast Cancer Resource Center Kimberly Goodnough 951-699-5455 Michelle’s Place was founded in 2001 to provide support and resources to women battling breast cancer as well as to educate the community about breast cancer prevention and detection. With the mission of providing emotional and education support and facilitating breast health care services, Michelle’s Place has implemented numerous programs to help women make informed decisions and to encourage women to take responsibility for their breast health. NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness Virginia Marshall (951) 672-2089 NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of families, as well as persons living with mental illnesses. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness. With affiliates in every state, NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to improve the quality of life for all those affected by these disorders. NAMI-Temecula Valley’s mission is to help to support, educate and advocate for those affected by mental illness. Neighborhood Healthcare Danae Gill (760) 520-8311 Founded in 1969, Neighborhood Healthcare is an award-winning organization that is known for excelling at its mission. A private, nonprofit 501(C)(3) community health organization, it employs 470 people and provides medical, dental, behavioral health counseling and wellness promotion to 66,500 people a year including 20,600 children who might otherwise go without care. At its ten health centers located throughout San Diego and Riverside counties, Neighborhood Healthcare is regarded as a caring and compassionate place that helps those most in need. Oak Grove Center for Education, Treatment & The Arts Tammy Wilson 951-677-5599 Oak Grove operates two special education nonpublic schools under our umbrella of services – Jack Weaver School, located on the Oak Grove Campus in Murrieta, and Oak Grove at the Ranch, located in Perris. Both serve similar populations and are certified by the California Department of Education. Additionally, both campuses are in the third year of a six-year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Jack Weaver serves up to 76 children who reside at the facility as well as 90-100 day students, while The Ranch has a capacity of 60. Each site has a faculty of special education teachers who are either fully credentialed or in credentialing programs, licensed clinical therapists, and a staff of fully-trained and dedicated professional and para-professional support staff.


Our Nicholas Foundation Mark Anselmo 951-303-8732 The Foundation’s primary mission is to increase awareness of Autism and to provide financial support for education, therapies, families and research organizations that enrich the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. P & R Foundation Ray Waite 951-444-5763 P & R Foundation is the organization that puts on the Temecula Rod Run. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County. Professional Women’s Roundtable Jan Duran 951-837-7227 The Professional Women’s Roundtable (PWR) is a non-profit women’s organization serving Southern California. PWR focuses on assisting members to succeed in their business by providing dynamic and valuable resources with an environment that promotes success. Project T.O.U.C.H (Together Our Unity Conquers Homelessness) Anne Unmacht 951-677-96611 Bridging Individuals and Collective Bodies of Faith within our communities together with civil and business organizations to effectively overcome homelessness and establish effective methods of homeless prevention. Rady’s Childrens Healthcare Deanne Stott 951-600-1640 Parents and children come to Rady Children’s from across the country to see our nationally renowned physicians, and our focus on research, teaching and innovation is helping our patients to receive state-of-theart care. Ramona VNA & Hospice Lauren Mahieu 951-658-9288 Hospice provides specialized care to patients with life-limiting illness. It transitions curative care to comfort care, focusing on relief from pain and other symptoms so that patients live as fully, as comfortably and as long as possible. It is a philosophy of care that respects the emotional and spiritual needs as well as the physical. And hospice cares for the loved ones who care for you. Inland Empire Home Health & Hospice is a proven leader in the delivery of hospice care in Southwest Riverside County. As the only locally based accredited hospice agency, our team of nurses, physicians, chaplains, social workers and support staff have provided high quality, ethical care to our community for more than thirty years. January • Feb ruary 201 3 | T e me cula Today | 7

Rancho Damacitas Children’s Homes Clifford Nunn (951)302-2317x332 Rancho Damacitas Children’s Home provides out of home services to 36 youth ranging in age from 6 to 18. We provide a therapeutic, relational, and family like program where these youth can heal, thrive and transition successfully into adulthood. We have been serving the Temecula Valley for 30 years. Rotary Club of Temecula Rachel Mason Rotary International is an organization of business and profressional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian servies, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peach in the world. S.A.F.E. Alternative for Everyone Melissa Donaldson 951-587-3900 S.A.F.E. is committed to providing services for children, youth and families who have experienced or are at risk of abuse and violence. Our vision is of parents, schools, businesses and agencies working together to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families. The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Stephanie Lauderdale 951-940-5790 The Riverside County Salvation Army ARC provides a six month residential program for men. The program is free of charge through donations and revenue generated from our Family Stores. We offer individual and group counseling, substance abuse education, anger management, work therapy, twelve step program, bible study and chapel services and re-entry and alumni support. Southwest California Pageants Anne Bowman 951-541-9163 Southwest California Pageants came into existence because we believe that every girl is beautiful inside and out. Each of us has something special and unique, and when we share that with the people around us, we grow and reach our full potential. Southwest Riverside Friends of the N.R.A Nathan Guy 951-699-7500 There is something for everyone at a Friends of NRA banquet. From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere is brimming with excitement. Whether you’re keeping an eye on that unique item in the silent auction, trying your luck at the game tables, or just dining on some delicious food, you’ll be sure to have a good time. It’s a family-friendly event chock-full of everything from exclusive, limited edition merchandise, firearms, knives, art, jewelry, and more. Not to mention all the great 8 | Teme c ul a Today | Janua ry • F e b r ua ry 201 3

people you’ll meet in the process! Special Olympics Southern California Temecula Valley Area Stacy Fish 951-461-6569 Special Olympics provides training for life. Our programs not only provide people with intellectual disabilities with physical fitness and athletic competition, but also social interaction, community involvement, and empowerment. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Katie Parker 951-676-7211 The Inland Empire Affiliate is the breast cancer resource for women and families in the Inland Empire region…from screening to diagnosis and everywhere in between! Up to 75 percent of our fundraising dollars remain in the Inland Empire to fund local nonprofits that provide education, diagnostic services, patient navigation, financial resources and treatment support programs for uninsured/underinsured women and families while 25 percent supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Program. Thank you to the Temecula Valley community for your continued support for our cause and dedication to the Komen Promise: to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people , ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures!


Temecula Catalina Island Masonic Lodge #524 Dan Bagwell 951-695-0811 Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization. It is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself and help make the world a better place. As Masons, we lead by example, give back to our communities, and support numerous Masonic philanthropies. We invest in children, our neighborhoods, and our future. Temecula Citizen Corps Becky Obmann 951-712-3383 The Temecula Citizen Corps will establish and maintain effective lines of communication between the City and public safety agencies and the community to promote safety, security, and emergency preparedness for the benefit of all residents. TCC is to educate the greatest number of people for the greater good of the community in order to respond to an emergency or disaster by first being prepared for self-sufficiency. Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival Carol Popejoy 951-676-6713 The mission of the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival is “to enhance the charitable, cultural, educational and economic development of the region.”




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Temecula Valley Historical Society Bonnie Martlan 951-302-9536 The Temecula Valley Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical heritage of the Temecula Valley and to educating the public about its importance. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month at the Little Temecula History Center ( Red Barn) next to Kohls near the corner of Temecula and Redhawk Parkways.. A presentation about a topic related to local history begins at 6pm; business meeting follows at 7pm; everyone welcome. Temecula Valley Slow Foods Leah DiBernardo 951-694-3663 Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions, encourage knowing where food is grown, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association Peggy Evans 951-699-3626 Promoting the making and growing of quality wine and wine grapes in the Temecula Valley through education and research. Temecula Valley Woman’s Club Jean Lash 951-302-1375 Jean Lash, incoming president of the Temecula Valley Woman’s Club 2013, will lead 140 local members through another action packed year of volunteerism at its best. TVWC recently awarded the honor of best non-profit organization in Inland Empire and honored by the City of Temecula for outstanding contributions, both financial and volunteer hours, support many organizations throughout Temecula and Murrieta, including college scholarships for all the public high schools. All funds for their charities are derived from their Annual Holiday Home Tour, going on its 29th year in 2013. Tentmakers Paul Rosenow 951-970-5595 The Tentmakers are a network of Christian business men and women who are inspired to use the gifts and talents that God has given them to fulfill the Great Commission. We are empowering the workforce to make a mark on our communities. Through practical strategies The Tentmakers will continue to mobilize and raise up a new standard of leaders! The workplace is our mission field.

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Toward Maximum Independence Maria Salcedo 951-296-2090 It is the mission of TMI to support the value, right and responsibilities of all people with the support of their advocates, to make informed choices regarding how they live, work and express their membership in community. We accomplish this by providing personalized supports to people in their own homes, workplaces, schools, families and neighborhoods. Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau Kimberly Adams 951-491-6085 The TVCVB is a non-profit organization responsible for promoting the Temecula Valley region as a year-round tourism destination to leisure and business travelers. Keeping the tourism industry vital, the TVCVB strategically markets to specific tourism segments in an effort to increase awareness of Temecula, create a desire to visit and generate midweek room nights and visitor spending. The TVCVB’s core strategy and marketing objectives include building destination awareness by clearly differentiating the Temecula Valley experience as well as a comprehensive measurement system to ensure all marketing efforts are maximized. United Way of the Inland Valleys Kari Hollis 951-697-4700 United Way of the Inland Valleys was formed in 1931 by community leaders for the purpose of making our region a better place to live and to do business. The mechanism for doing this was to raise funds to support health and human services provided by United Way affiliated agencies through a single fund-raising campaign. Veteran Supplemental Support Network Daisy B. Tate 951-821-8776 Veterans Supplemental Support Network (VSSN) is an alliance of concerned community members (veterans, individuals, nonprofits, and businesses) who leverage resources and volunteerism efforts to develop supplemental support for Veterans, Military uniform service members and their families and those organizations that support them. VSSN typically gives directly to non-profit organizations that support the military and/or veteran communities. VSSN rarely gives resources directly to military service members and/or veterans however allowances are sometimes made based on the urgency of the request or the type of resources such as referrals.



Wishes For Children Foundation Charles Pate 951-302-2231 Wishes for Children Foundation is a non-profit organization that collaborates with local charities. Our only commitment is to raise money that will help children right here in the Temecula Valley. To accomplish this goal, we seek many avenues, ventures and projects including scholarships, donations to children’s charities, special events, golf tournaments and so on.

Jacob’s House Shawn & Stephanie Nelson 951-452-2627 Crisis can strike a family at any time, without warning. Suddenly, the only prayer is for God to reach down and save the life of that loved one. It’s the only thing that matters. But where do families find a place of refuge in the middle of such a traumatic life changing storm? It is the vision of Jacob’s House to be a place of comfort and a place of hope to help families survive and overcome life’s challenges.

Women’s Peer Connection Nicole Albrecht An independent professional women’s peer organization designed to encourage the ongoing conversation toward personal and profession growth, health, support, inspiration and connection. At Women’s Peer Connection, every women has a voice. We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month at Baily’s in old town Temecula from 11:30-1:00.

While we cannot change the destiny, we can impact the journey. No matter what the outcome, Jacob’s House will be a strong tower for families. It is our express purpose to build Jacob’s House adjacent to a local hospital in the Temecula Valley Region. Further, we envision that Jacob’s House will cooperatively function to support all local hospitals but will also partner with Hospice of the Valleys to impact even more families in need.

The Rotary Club of Old Town Temecula Bill Cary 951-704-6139 Rotary International is an organization of business and profressional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian servies, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peach in the world.

ROW ONE: 1. Hugs Foster Family Agency, Jeanne Faught 2. Assistance League of Temecula Valley, Electra Demos 3. Oak Grove Center for Education, Treatment & The Arts, Tammy Wilson 4. All From the Heart, Judy Harter 5. Toward Maximum Independence, Maria Salcedo 6. Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley, Tammy Marine 7. Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kimberly Adams 8. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County, Maryann Edwards 9. MFI Recovery, Cindy McDonald 10. United Way of the Inland Valleys, Kari Hollis 11. Temecula Valley Slow Foods, Leah DiBernardo 12. Jacob’s House, Stephanie Nelson 13. Jacob’s House, Shawn Nelson ROW TWO: 1. Rotary Club of Temecula, Rachel Mason 2. Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, Carol Popejoy 3. LifeStream, Sandy Hale 4. Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Katie Parker 5. P & R Foundation, Ronda Henne 6. Camp del Corazon, Janene Hogan 7. Birth Choice of Temecula, Danalee Bettis 8. The Rotary Club of Old Town Temecula, James Stewart

ROW THREE: 1. Animal Friends of the Valleys-LEAF, Ellen Bilney 2. The Salvation Army, Stephanie Lauderdale 3. Our Nicholas Foundation, Jackie Steed 4. Homes for Heros, Karen Davis 5. Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association, Peggy Evans 6. Neighborhood Healthcare, Danae Gill 7. Project Touch, Anne Unmacht ROW FOUR: 1. Friends of Ronald Reagan Sports Park, Perry Peters 2. Safe Alternatives For Everyone, Inc., Melissa Donaldson 3. NAMI - Temecula Valley, Judy McConahay 4. Tentmakers, Roger Kaman 5. Temecula Catalina Island Masonic Lodge #524, Tom Hafeli 6. Temecula Catalina Island Masonic Lodge #524, Dan Bagwell ROW FIVE: 1. Michelle’s Place Women’s Breast Cancer Resource Center, Kimberly Goodnough 2. P & R Foundation, Ray Waite 3. BNI Temecula #1, Gerren Parker 4. Rancho Damacitas, Clifford Nunn 5. Women’s Peer Connection, Nicole Albrecht

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Chamber Calendar January 2013 Tuesday, January 1 TVCC Closed – New Years Tuesday, January 8 12:00-1:30pm – Business Encounter at TVCC Wednesday, January 9 8:00-9:00am – Membership Committee Meeting at TVCC Thursday, January 10 4:00-7:00pm – Mega Mixer at Murrieta Spectrum

Friday, January 11 8:00-9:30am – Coffee Connection at TVCC

Monday, January 21 TVCC Closed – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 16 10:00-3:00pm – Ewaste Collection Event at TVCC

Wednesday, January 23 7:30-9:15am – Morning Mixer (former Networking Breakfast) at Embassy Suites Hotel -Temecula Valley Wine Country

Wednesday, January 16 5:30-7:30pm – Mixer at Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Friday, January 25 9:00-11:00am – Professional Development Series at TVE2 “Effectively Managing Your Company” (Class 1 of 4) Monday, January 28 12:00-1:30pm – Southwest California Legislative Council at Ortega Adult School

Chamber Calendar February 2013 Friday, February 1 8:00-9:30am – Coffee Connection at TVCC Tuesday, February 5 12:00-1:30pm – Power Networking at TVCC Thursday, February 7 9:00-10:00am – Ambassador Training at TVCC 4:00-5:30pm – New Member Reception at TVCC

Friday, February 8 9:00-11:00am – Professional Development Series at TVE2 “Effectively Managing Your Company” (Class 2 of 4)

Friday, February 15 9:00-11:00am – Professional Development Series at TVE2 “Effectively Managing Your Company” (Class 3 of 4)

Tuesday, February 12 12:00-1:30pm – Business Encounter at TVCC

Monday, February 18 TVCC Closed – President’s Day

Wednesday, February 13 8:00-9:00am – Membership Committee Meeting at TVCC

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Wednesday, February 20 5:30-7:30pm – Mixer at TVE2 Friday, February 22 9:00-11:00am – Professional Development Series at TVE2 “Effectively Managing Your Company” (Class 4 of 4)

Monday, February 25 12:00-1:30pm – Southwest California Legislative Council at Ortega Adult School Tuesday, February 26 11:30-1:00pm – Ambassador Luncheon Wednesday, February 27 7:30-9:15am – Morning Mixer at Embassy Suites Hotel -Temecula Valley Wine Country



tEMECUlA VAllEY ChAMbEr oF CoMMErCE announCEs 2013 boarD of DirECtors


he Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2013 Board of Directors. Ballots sent to chamber members in October resulted in the election of six incumbents and three new directors.

At the board meeting on December 20, 2012, board members elected the following to serve as the 2013 Executive Officers for the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce: Chairman of the board: Jeff Kurtz, Promenade Temecula First vice chairman of the board: Jerry Konchar, Pechanga Development Corporation

Under the leadership of the 2013 Board of Directors, the TVCC will continue to strive to fulfill its potential as the leading chamber in the 21st century and present nearly 200 quality programs and events that will contribute to the success of our members and the business community.

reach over 1 million visitors in the Inland Empire

Second vice chairman of the board: Lori Marruffo, Virtual Outsourcing Solutions Treasurer: Leslie Doherty, Leslie Doherty CPA Secretary: Janet Scott, iMortgage Past chairman of the board: Isaac Lizarraga, Rancho Ford Lincoln

2013 Board of Directors Brian Connors, Southwest Healthcare System Tom Demott, Temecula Creek Inn LouEllen Ficke, Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley Kimberly Freize-Uhler, Clear Blue Promotions Jann Gentry, Gentry Studios Kim Kelliher, The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle Shane Lesovsky, Temecula Valley Communications Suzanne Lingold, California State University San Marcos Crystal Magon, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Tammy Marine, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley Paul Nolta, Inland Empire Small Business Development Resource Center Jeff Powell, Abbott Vascular Rick Rawson, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Murrieta Janese M. Reyes, CLB Local Media Robert Rosenstein, The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Hitzeman, AAPLC Jackie Steed, National Merchants Association

MeDIA sPonsoRs

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TravelHost is distributed in over 7500* hotel rooms throughout the Inland Empire and is the most cost effective way to reach this influential market. Over 1,000,000 travelers per year trust us for visitor information, area history, maps and, the best shopping and dining guides available. *Hotel Distribution Audited by Audit Bureau of Circulation.



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he Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate the 2012 Nominees for Businesses, Citizen, Service/ Charitable Organization, and Valley Young Professional of the Year. Nominated by member businesses, these nominees demonstrate strong community involvement in management philosophies, everyday operations and leadership.

The TVCC will honor the following companies and individuals at the 47th Annual Awards Gala on March 2, 2013, at Pechanga Resort & Casino presented by CLB Local Media. Winners of each category will be announced at this year’s event. Congratulations to the following businesses and individuals for being nominated: Sterling Business of the Year Nominees A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure AAMCO of Temecula Amante & Associates Insurance Solutions, Inc. The Beauty Studio Clear Blue Promotions Cornerstone E&S Insurance Services David Neault Associates Europa Village Gentry Studio Hopes Chest Co. Julie Ngo Agency State Farm Insurance *Modal Logic, Inc. *Nothing Bundt Cakes Temecula Insurance Services The Valley Business Journal Virtual Outsourcing Solutions Wine Country Notary Bronze Business of the Year Nominees AppleOne Employment Services Baron’s Marketplace Brighton Collectibles California Bank & Trust CLB Local Media Dogtopia of Temecula *Financial Accounting Services, Inc. Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle Juice It Up Kid’s World Killarney’s Restaurant & Irish Pub Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball Murrieta Day Spa Pacific Western Bank Promenade Temecula *Sunset One Escrow

Macy’s Pala Mesa Resort Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac Rancho Ford Lincoln Temecula Creek Inn Walmart

Gold Business of the Year Nominees CR&R Recycling & Refuse Service John Hine Temecula Mazda Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Temecula Valley Drywall, Inc. Tilted Kilt *Wilson Creek Winery

Service/Charitable Organization of the Year Nominees All From the Heart Assistance League of Temecula Valley Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County Charity for Charity Dorland Mountain Arts Colony EDC of Southwest California Habitat For Humanity Inland Valley Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Michelle’s Place *Rotary Club of Old Town Temecula Rotary Club of Temecula Special Olympics Southern California Temecula Valley Area

Platinum Business of the Year Nominees Embassy Suites Hotel - Temecula Valley Wine Country FFF Enterprises *Kaiser Permanente

Citizen of the Year Nominees Steve Amante *Maryann Edwards Soledad Escobedo *LouEllen Ficke

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Terry Gilmore Chad Harris John Kelliher Michael Klein Rachel Mason *Christine McCusker – Respectfully declined nomination Jami McNees Craig Puma *Adam Ruiz – Respectfully declined nomination Yvonne Ruiz Trish Shea Anne Unmacht Valley Young Professional of the Year Nominees Christine Chappell Jason DeArmond Jason Hope Mark Merritt Jennifer Rasmussen Dane Wunderlich * As per nomination criteria, elected officials, businesses with a member join date less than one year from time of nomination and past award winners for three consecutive years following their win are not eligible to win.



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47th ANNUAl AwArds GAlA

sponsors anD silEnt auCtion. Sponsorships Available

Affiliate Sponsor: $2,500

The Annual Awards Gala, a 47-year tradition, gathers community leaders to celebrate the achievements of local businesses and individuals. An energizing and unifying event, the Awards Gala provides supporters of the Chamber a networking and marketing opportunity while recognizing Businesses, Citizen, Service/ Charitable Organization of the Year recipients, and Valley Young Professional of the Year.

• Corporate table of ten with special reserved seating • Recognition on all print material and media publicity • Quarter-page ad in souvenir program • Recognition in Temecula Today Newsletter • Recognition at event as Affiliate Sponsor

Our comprehensive sponsorship packages provide donors highprofile branding and visibility opportunities that meet your marketing, community relations, and public affairs goals. Sponsorships provide unique naming and/or media exposure opportunities to the Chamber membership and community. Key sponsors and partners are displayed on all event-related programs and materials sent out to over 1,200 local businesses.

Entertainment Sponsor: $4,000 • Corporate table of ten with premier reserved seating • Recognition on all print material and media publicity • Signage and recognition at event as Entertainment Sponsor • Half-page ad in souvenir program • Recognition in Temecula Today Newsletter • Recognition at event as Entertainment Sponsor • Logo prominently displayed at event

Silent Auction Sponsor: $3,000 • Corporate table of ten with premier reserved seating • Recognition in Silent Auction area as Auction Sponsor • Recognition on all printed material and media publicity • Quarter-page ad in souvenir program • Recognition in Temecula Today Newsletter • Recognition at event as Silent Auction Sponsor 16 | Tem ec ul a Today | JA N UArY • F E b r UArY 201 3

Community Sponsor: $1,000 • 5 reservations to event with special reserved seating • Recognition on all print material and media publicity • Quarter-page ad in souvenir program • Recognition in Temecula Today Newsletter • Recognition at event as Community Sponsor

Promote your business at the 2013 Awards Gala Silent Auction! 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. Every business can be recognized. Donate a gift certificate or basket under your name and receive the recognition. 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 500 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.

Thank you for your long-standing membership in the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce


ach of these members were recognized at the Chamber’s annual Member Appreciation Night event in December for their milestone membership; 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 41 years. The Chamber is honored by these businesses who have partnered to assist in creating a thriving business community.

41 Year Member Rancon Real Estate 35 Year Member Cregar Printing 30 Year Members Kid’s World Strachota Insurance Agency 25 Year Members Carol’s Restaurant at Baily Winery Eastern Municipal Water District International Rectifier Lonnie Smith Construction, Inc. Margarita Summit Apartments Rancho Army-Navy Store Sycamore Terrace Apartments Temecula Creek Inn Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association Thornton Winery 20 Year Members Aces Driving School Baily’s Fine Dining & Front Street Bar & Grill Bank of America Home Loans Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County Diane L. Anderson, D.D.S. Econ.Dev.Corp. of Southwest California Glennie’s Office Products Pacific Western Bank Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac Pulido Cleaning & Restoration Rancho Ford Lincoln Shafer & MacRae, CPA’s Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors Swenson Advisors, LLP Temecula Carpets, Inc. 15 Year Members American Pacific Mortgage Anderson Assoc. Counseling Services, Inc. CC & Company, Inc. D & D Ballooning

D.L. Phares & Associates Daniel S. Venne, CPA Dennis Frank Destination Temecula Farmers Market Mgt. Co, Inc. Hearts Home Farm Hospice of the Valleys K-Frog 92.9 Los Willows Midas of Temecula Murrieta-Temecula Property Managers Promenade Temecula Rancho TV, Inc. South County Pest Control State Farm Insurance - Richard Lawe Sterling at Vintage Hills Time Warner Media Sales Town and Country Towing University of Redlands, School of Business Vail Ranch Self Storage & Postal Center Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Workforce Development Center of Riverside County 10 Year Members AB Mailing Solutions Gentry Studio Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle Guadalajara Mexican Grill Image Source Mira Loma Apartments Molly Maid Nimmo Construction Oak Mountain Winery Protection One Rancho California Water District South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Keith Sullivan Temecula Olive Oil Company Temecula Valley Golf School Temecula Valley Historical Society Tina M. Gottlieb, Chiropractic University of Phoenix

Walt Allen Architects West Coast Flooring Center Western Municipal Water District 5 Year Members ACE Computer Technology Azusa Pacific University Bank of Mexican Food, The Barrett Business Services, Inc. Certified Folder Display Service, Inc. Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley Cool Air Solutions, Inc. Crescent Heights Apartments Cruise Planners Employer Services Executive VIP Airport Shuttle Extreme Signs & Graphics Fitness Together Humana Inc. Inn at Churon Winery Kaiser Permanente Keck Insurance Agency New Life Ultrasound, Inc. - 3D/4D Imaging Studio Quality 1 Auto Service Inc. Reno Contracting San Diego County Credit Union SCEGA Gymnastics Shred and Go Smart Card Spa Escape Swim to Shore Technology Squared Temecula ACE Hardware Temecula Citizen Corps Temecula Valley CVB Wahoo’s Fish Taco

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proFEssioNAl dEVElopMENt sEriEs


our new relevant topics in 2013, four classes each, exceptional presentations and certificate of participation! Topics to include: Effectively managing your company, Marketing, Branding, Useful tools for your Everyday Work and Business Etiquette.

$500 Affiliate Sponsorship Includes:

“Learning QuickBooks and taking advantage of the Professional Development Series has been of great help to me and my business. Thank you to all at the Chamber!”

• Sponsorship of 1 Professional Development Series, 4 classes • Company logo on all pre-event promotion • Company logo on all pre-event promotion, class material, event sign-in sheet • Placement of company logo on Sponsor Thank You signs • Recognition as breakfast sponsor by speaker/facilitator • Opportunity to place business cards and/or brochures at each event

— Zoila Hillier, El Toro Genetics Inc.

• Banner placement at each event

The New Year will kick off with a series entitled “How to Effectively Manage Your Company.” Learn about different business entities, liabilities, taxations, bookkeeping and human resource management. January 25, February 8, 15 & 22. Classes will be held at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula.

$250 Corporate Sponsorship Includes:

Sponsorships Available: $1,000 Title Sponsorship Includes: • Sponsorship of 1 Professional Development Series, 4 classes • Company logo on all pre-event promotion, class material, event sign-in sheet • Placement of company logo on Sponsor thank you signs at event • 8.5 x 11 flyer insert in Temecula Today Newsletter (printed on back of TVCC event flyer) • Recognition and introduction as Sponsor by speaker/facilitator • Opportunity to speak for 2-4 minutes to all in attendance • Opportunity to place business cards and/or brochures in binder for each attendee • Table top display at each event • Banner placement at event

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• Sponsorship of 1 Professional Development Series, 4 classes • Company logo on pre-event promotion • Company logo on all class material • Placement of company logo on Sponsor Thank You signs • Recognition as sponsor by speaker/facilitator For more information, please contact or call (951) 676-5090.


Dine • Shop • Style • Home Décor 10% Discount on advertising for Temecula Chamber Members For information call 951-970-3800



Chamber Office Depot Program The savings are real!

“I went to Office Depot to pick up my fliers for an event (over 1,000). My bill came to $136.00. I gave them the Chamber Program number and it took my total down to $37.00. This was an excellent example of how the Chamber & Office Depot are working together to make life just a bit easier for businesses. Thank you very much and I will definitely continue getting my business supplies from Office Depot.”

This discount program is FREE and exclusive to Chamber members. See how much you save Visit the Chamber’s website to sign up or call today, (951) 676-5090.

-Peter Carrube

Business Encounter New Dates & Location


hese topical seminars are not only informative educational events but also a way to build your business through networking. Throughout 2013 the Business Encounter events will be held the second Tuesday of each month from 12-1:30pm at the TVCC. Free for members, $20 for non-members. Lunch will be provided. Each presentation is given by a member of the TVCC based on the members expertise.

Opportunities to sponsor and speak are available. Please contact Tiffany Clark at or (951) 676-5090 to take advantage today.

$100 Sponsorship Includes: • Placement of company logo on event flyer • Recognition in email blast to TVCC membership • Signage with company logo displayed at event • Table top display available for business cards, brochures and company collateral




ow is the time to evaluate and select advertising opportunities that deliver! How do you maximize your exposure and your return on your investment? Simple: Sponsor a Temecula Chamber Event! Affordable Sponsorships ranging from $50-$150.

including printed materials, signage and samples of your products in a designated area in the TVCC area for an ENTIRE month. The TVCC lobby sees 2,000 visitors a month! For more information on these sponsorships please contact the TVCC Membership Department at (951)676-5090 or

$50 - Coffee Connection – Promote your business with a table top display $100 - Business Encounter – Sponsor lunch for these monthly business forums $50 - Table Sponsor at the Morning Mixer – Promote your business with a table top display $75 - Danish & Coffee Sponsorship for the Morning Mixer $100 - Spotlight Speaker for the Morning Mixer – Give a short presentation on your business to approximately 85 fellow members and guests $150 Lobby Spotlight – Display information about your company January • Feb ruary 201 3 | T e me cula Today | 19





he Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce will be presenting 3 tours for 2013. Join us on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6:30pm for a Travel Presentation on our 2013 Trips.

The Wild West and Yellowstone Family Adventure August 3 – 9, 2013 Set off on a Wild West adventure to explore some of America’s most amazing treasures: the national parks of Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. Travel with ease knowing that Collette Vacations has selected the best hotels, restaurants, and tour guides for your trip. You and your family will depart on Saturday, August 3, 2013 and return on Friday, August 9, 2013. The cost of this incredible trip is $2,199 based on double occupancy. Book early and save $100 per person! Price includes: Round Trip Air from San Diego Int’l Airport and Hotel Accommodations. Not included in price: Cancellation waiver and Insurance of $220 per person. During your vacation you will enjoy a 4-night stay in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, raft the Snake River and take in the amazing scenery of the Grand Tetons, Tour Yellowstone National Park, and the West will come to life at the Jackson Hole Rodeo. The deadline to register is March 4, 2013. A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot. For detailed trip information or for any questions please contact Brooke Nunn at (951) 676-5090 or A webinar will be held on January 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. To register go to: www.

Shades of Ireland October 29 – November 7, 2013 The Emerald Isle, a land renowned for its “forty shades of green,” is filled with rolling hills, warm people, stately castles and rollicking fun. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick as this comprehensive tour introduces Ireland’s natural beauty, rich history and most importantly, its hospitable culture. The tour will depart on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 and return on Thursday, November 7, 2013. The cost of this incredible trip is $3,199 based on double occupancy. Book early and save $250 per person! Price includes: Round Trip Air from San Diego Int’l Airport and Hotel Accommodations. Not included in price: Cancellation waiver and Insurance of $220 per person. 20 2 0 | Tem e c ul a Today | Janua ry • F e b r uary 201 3

During your vacation you will join in the festivities as a guest at a traditional Irish Night, travel the Ring of Kerry, one of the world’s most beautiful coastal routes, meet an Irish family during a visit to a working Irish farm, sample homemade tea and scones while they explain their everyday life, behold the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, and experience an overnight on the grounds of a castle and experience old Ireland at its finest. The deadline to register is May 23, 2013. A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot. For detailed trip information or for any questions please contact Brooke Nunn at (951) 676-5090 or A webinar will be held on January 29, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. To register go to: www.

Reflections of Italy November 11 – 20, 2013 Italy awaits you, a land rich in history, culture, art and romance. On this special journey you will enjoy walking tours in Italy’s most charming towns, visit magnificent historic monuments, and sample mouth-watering cuisine & wines. Travel with ease knowing that Collette Vacations has selected the best hotels, restaurants, and tour guides for your trip. The Reflections of Italy tour will have you departing on Monday, November 11, 2013 and returning on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. The cost of this incredible trip is $3,699 based on double occupancy. Book early and save $250 per person! Price includes: Round Trip Air from San Diego Int’l Airport and Hotel Accommodations. Not included in price: Cancellation waiver and Insurance of $220 per person. During your vacation you will visit Rome, Colosseum, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Chianti Winery, Venice, Murano Island, Como and Lugano, Switzerland. Also included with the trip are 14 meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 5 Dinners. The deadline to register is May 12, 2013. A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot. For detailed trip information or for any questions please contact Brooke Nunn at (951) 676-5090 or A webinar will be held on January 29, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. To register go to: www.


whAt is VYp?


alley Young Professionals is a division of the Temecula Chamber designed to meet the business, personal advancement and social networking needs of the ambitious young professionals in the Temecula business community. Membership is for ages 21-40 years of age but everyone is welcome to attend VYP events. VYP offers monthly VYPERS (mixers), educational opportunities for personal and professional advancement, civic involvement, and an overall friendly, welcoming environment for our members to build business relationships. We are the future business leaders of the community and the chamber. It’s a new year, start the year fresh with Valley Young Professionals! Check us out on or follow us on ValleyYoungProfessionals.

whAt’s VYp doiNG NEXt?


eginning January 2013, the Valley Young Professionals will be taking things to the next level with the introduction of a pilot personal and professional development program, Pro Evolution. Pro Evolution is a program designed to equip next generation business leaders with the tools and skills needed to thrive in the marketplace. The program will consist of dynamic real-world business leaders, top educators and other innovators. The 4 week program will target professional development and specific skill development, using the newest tools available. The success of the pilot program will lead to the full scale launch of a permanent program designed to give our members the competitive edge. If you’re interested in being considered for the program, please contact the Valley Young Professionals at 951-676-5090. Seating is limited, so be sure to contact us today!

“The Valley Young Professionals helped me ‘break into’ the community over three years ago and I have been a happy and satisfied member ever since! Attending mixers is not only a fun social event, but it allows you to get your name out to other young professionals and businesses in the Valley. I have received many referrals and business through being a part of VYP. This group has become more than just a networking group; they have become friends. […] I would highly recommend The Valley Young Professionals as a group to make business contacts, make friends and grow as a person.” Jennifer Rasmussen, Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley

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New Members: a very special welcome Anytime Fitness Temecula Steve Fellin 30520 Rancho California Road, Ste. 108 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 695-2111 Fitness Clubs, Health & Fitness

Eye Associates of Southern California Mary Porter 31515 Rancho Pueblo Road, # 103 Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 303-6111 Opthalmology, Optometry

Bionomic Paks Kevin McElmury Temecula, CA 92591 (858) 361-1991 Disaster Preparedness, Online Retail

Home Smart Real Estate Skip Bettarel 27645 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. 116 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 491-7800 Real Estate

The Broken Yolk Café Oscar Babb 26495 Ynez Road Temecula, CA 92591 (855) 229-9655 (YOLK) Meeting Rooms, Restaurant

Home Smart Real Estate Roswitha Melander Roswitha Melander 27645 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. 116 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 907-9221 Real Estate

Bulldog Electric, Inc. Cheryl Herman PO Box 892522 Temecula, CA 92589 (951) 757-2492 Contractors - Electrical, Electrician Dickey’s Barbeque Pit Josh McLaughlin 40315 Winchester Road, Ste. D Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 296-5105 Catering, Restaurant Eco Planet Consulting Group Michael Carroll 31735 Riverside Drive, Ste. C-336 Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 (951) 256-6514 Landscaping Everzocial Kevin McGrew 27292 Via Industria Temecula, CA 92592 (888) 859-6156 Consultants - Social Media Exit Alliance Realty Shawn Sorensen 29377 Rancho California Road, Ste. 100 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 639-8777 Property Management, Real Estate

Home Smart Real Estate Terri Parker Terri Parker 27645 Jeffferson Avenue, Ste. 116 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 377-4111 Real Estate Inland Valley Surgical Center Billie Graves 41900 Winchester Road, Ste. 102 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 679-0400 Medical - Surgery Center, Physicians Jacob’s House Katherine Bailey 27636 Ynez Road, L7#293 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 452-2627 Organizations / Non-Profits La Mode Salon Rick Jaramillo 25155 Madison Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562 (310) 871-6403 Beauty Salon, Hairstylists

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Lillibet’s Place, LLC, Senior Adult Daycare Elizabeth Whittington 24710 Washington Avenue, Stes. 8&9 Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 696-4747 Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care, Day Care - Senior Adult Program, Residential Care - Senior Adult, Senior Services Living Hope Faith Center Alnita Moore 32819 Temecula Parkway, Ste. B Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 302-6776 Churches, Weddings Magnolia School of Etiquette and Protocol Jonnie Fox Flanagan 932 Rainbow Crest Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (619) 977-9181 Consultants, Education Mile’s Construction Group, Inc. Mike Stevens 27226 Via Industria Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 260-2504 Construction The Mobile App Brigade Charles Tumbrello 43980 Mahlon Vail Circle, Ste. 1904 Temecula, CA 92591 (888) 284-8568 Internet Advertising, Internet Marketing Refuge Brewery, Inc. Glenn Wichert 43040 Rancho Way Temecula, CA 92591 (679) 993-5434 Breweries The Rotary Club of Old Town Temecula Bill Cary 31915 Rancho California Road, Ste. 200-358 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 704-6139 Networking Organization, Organizations/Non-profits

Sysco Food Services Tim Petretta Temecula, CA 92591 (619) 647-9098 Food Services Temecula Valley Real Estate Brian Freeman 27290 Madison Avenue Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 304-1200 Real Estate, Real Estate New Homes/Residential U.S. Bank Jay Henslee 27280 Jefferson Avenue Temecula, CA 92590 (619) 744-2195 Banks Westminster Title Company, Inc. Karl Kooser 41593 Winchester Road, #200 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 347-7771 Insurance - Title, real Estate Escrow Service



Thank you Renewing Members Support Local Chamber Businesses AAMCO of Temecula Adkins Consulting All Pro Displays & Graphics, LLC Brandman University Bryant Insurance and Financial Services Callaway Vineyard & Winery Camp del Corazon Canine Support Teams, Inc. Care Animal Hospital CC & Company, Inc. Clear Blue Promotions Cornerstone E&S Insurance Services Country Villa Murrieta Healthcare Center Coworking Connection The Creative Bar Credential Protection Diane L. Anderson, D.D.S. Diaz Super Storage The Endeavor Production Group Faith Quality Auto Body Gershon Bachus Vintners Golden Eagle Properties Michael Crawford Great Clips Greenview Resource Management Homes for Heros Inland Eye Specialists Inland Management Group “IMG” JD Promotions Joe Grays Plumbing KATY 101.3 FM Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball Lieberg, Oberhansley, Strohmeyer & Garn, LLP LLUHC Plastic Surgery Center Loma Linda University

Medical Center – Murrieta LSL, CPA’s Maxim Healthcare Services Michelle’s Place Women’s Breast Cancer Resource Center Minuteman Press Murrieta Day Spa Murrieta VIP Florist NPG Paving PacTrust Bank Pet Medical Center Rightway Site Services RKR Marketing & Advertising Rodrigo’s Mexican Grill Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School Sam’s Club Scarcella’s Italian Grill Shakey’s Pizza Parlor Sharp Business Systems South Coast Winery Resort & Spa South County Pest Control Southwest Restoration, Inc. SSD Systems (Security Signal Devices, Inc.) Stater Bros. Market Stater Bros. Market Sterling at Vintage Hills Stromsoe Insurance Agency Sunbelt Business Brokers Sunrise Dental / Parul Mehta DDS Sutherland Networks Temecula Public Cemetery Temecula Valley Communications, Inc. (DBA & TVC) Timberlake Painting Toward Maximum Independence

Truly Nolen of America, Inc. Uhler Spine Sports Medicine & Family Practice Clinic Wal-Mart West Coast Flooring Center WestMar Property Management, Inc. Wright Management Services, Inc.

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Temecula Valley

ribbon CuttinG CErEmoniEs The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrates each new member with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Or, if you are an existing member and move locations let the business community know with a ribbon cutting. At no additional charge Chamber staff and Ambassadors will to come out to your place of business and will bring the camera, red ribbon and the giant scissors. If you have a home office or no physical business location we can do it right at the Chamber. Contact Katie in the Membership Department at to learn more or to schedule your ribbon cutting.

maui Wowi hawaiian Kari smedley 27501 Ynez Road temecula, CA 92591 (951) 526-1991

platinum Wealth management Vickie Ashmore 42690 Rio nedo, ste. e temecula, CA 92590 (951) 587-4150

bo bo usa Daniel A. Rangel & Irene hyink 42045 Remington Avenue, ste. 103 temecula, CA 92590 (951) 676-7775

my Girl! friday services Valerie harbottle temecula, CA 92592 (951) 313-2036

David r. powers, DDs Brenda Bentivengo 26810 Ynez Road, ste. e temecula, CA 92591 (951) 695-2222

pahal, vora & associates homan nikzad 41593 Winchester Road, ste. 200 temecula, CA 92590 (951) 734-0400

Envoy mortgage tony Votaw 1 Better World Circle, ste. 100 temecula, CA 92590 (951) 506-4000

temecula valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange Cheryl Kitzerow 43200 Business Park Dr. temecula, CA 92590, (951) 694-6409

michelle’s place Women’s breast Cancer resource Center Kimberly Goodnough 27645 Jefferson Avenue, ste. 117 temecula, CA 92590 (951) 699-5455

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Southwest California Legislative Council 2012 Vote Record Released


his report for the second year of the 2011–2012 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on the Southwest California Legislative Council’s priority bills. This is the 7th vote record the SWCLC has compiled. The SWCLC publishes this report in response to numerous requests by member firms and coalition members that would like a gauge by which to measure the performance of their legislators. In 2012 the SWCLC adopted positions on 85 bills. Of these, just 29 wended their way through the legislative process and made it to the Governor’s desk. Each bill was a priority for the SWCLC, a position had been adopted by the SWCLC and that position had been communicated one or more times to the author of the bill, the appropriate committee and to our local legislators. No vote record can tell the entire story of a legislator’s attitude and actions on issues of importance to business. Each year, legislators cast thousands of votes on thousands of proposed laws. Many anti-business bills were rejected by legislators in policy or fiscal committees, thus stopping proposals before they reached the floor for a vote. The vote record does not capture these votes. For the past four years our local legislators have scored a perfect 100% voting record on SWCLC business issues. This year we did not expect that result and, in fact, did not repeat it. Does this indicate our legislators have grown less business friendly? Not at all. It does reflect the fact that the SWCLC took positions on nearly three times as many bills in 2012 as in prior years. We expanded our focus to a broader spectrum of bills in keeping with our strategic initiatives of budget & tax reform, job creation & retention and environmental reform. Within that framework, the SWCLC took positions on CEQA reform, workers compensation, healthcare coverage, global warming initiatives and issues of local concern like returning Vehicle License Fees to local cities (AB 1098 - LOSS) and

limiting frivolous lawsuits on ADA compliance (SB 1186 - WIN). It would be statistically improbable to garner 100% agreement on such a broad range of issues. While our legislators did not agree with the SWCLC 100% of the time this year, the reasons they did not were (mostly) understandable. For example, AB 369 (Huffman) and AB 1000 (Perea) were health care bills intended to control certain costs for prescription drugs and cancer treatment. While the bills might have conflicted with SWCLC goals to contain costs for businesses, from a humanitarian perspective the bills might have represented good policy. Senators Emmerson and Anderson and Assemblyman Nestande disagreed with our position on AB 369, Senator Emmerson and Assemblymen Jeffries and Nestande disagreed with us on AB 1000. In both cases the Governor agreed with us and vetoed the bills. Assemblyman Jeffries broke ranks to vote YES on AB 278 (Eng) and SB 900 (Leno), the Attorney Generals Homeowners Bill of Rights. While these measures were initially opposed by the SWCLC and the California Association of Realtors, the amended version that was finally passed was far superior to the bill as introduced. CAR had switched to a neutral position but the bill passed too quickly for the SWCLC to react to the final version. Senators Joel Anderson and Bill Emmerson each scored 100% votes on the 10 Senate bills evaluated by the California Chamber of Commerce. Assembly members Kevin Jeffries and Brian Nestande each scored 100% on the 11 bills rated by CalChamber. The Southwest California Legislative Council considers it a privilege to advocate on behalf of business interests in Southwest Riverside County. We would like to thank our dedicated Legislators and their local staffs for their support and cooperation in 2012. The SWCLC recognizes that there are many bills supported or opposed by business that may not be included in this vote record and analysis. A full list of bill positions for SWCLC is available at



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Governor Jerry Brown




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Putting Your Ideas into Action


013 is upon us and the New Year is a perfect time for setting goals and contemplating the future. With this perspective in mind, it is the ideal time for entrepreneurs to take an idea and turn it into action. Often times this can be an intimidating and stressful path. The Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange (TVE2) provides an excellent environment for innovative start-up companies to take the next step toward business growth and development. For entrepreneurs with a fresh idea, TVE2’s incubator program offers a place to grow, collaborate, and learn. Incubator services and programs are designed to increase a start-up’s likelihood of successful development and growth beyond what the client company could achieve on its own. Offering value-added services is key to the incubator’s ability to successfully spinout

graduates into the community generating jobs and wealth in the region. TVE2’s business incubator includes low cost furnished work stations, mentoring and professional services, and facility amenities. TVE2 is the ultimate environment for start-up businesses that are ready to set goals and see real growth this coming year. The incubator is currently home to two technology focused start-ups, NZN Labs, Inc. and Anywhere Science, Inc. NZN Labs is developing wearable technology that will have the ability to track activity data for extreme sports enthusiasts. Anywhere Science’s LabStrip turns an iPhone into a personal mobile laboratory with the capabilities to test and interpret data. The New Year is a time to set goals and put them into action and NZN Labs and Anywhere Science are examples of the immense possibilities that are open to entrepreneurs at the business incubator. The New Year is not only a time for new ventures, but also for existing businesses to reflect on what the coming year has to offer. For businesses ready to take things to the next level, TVE2’s Regional Business Resource Center provides resources for new and existing companies throughout Southwest Riverside County. Resources include workshops on business related topics, and business counseling and assistance provided by the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center and Economic Development Corporation, both located on-site of the Resource Center. The Tri-Tech Small Business Development Center will also be available to provide services as needed. In addition, Cal State San Marcos at Temecula will be scheduling classes and events at the Resource Center. The City of Temecula’s TVE2wants to see your business grow and is looking forward to the opportunities that the incubator and resource center will bring to the region this year. For more information contact us at 951-506-5180 or email info@tve2. org. You can also like our Face book page at www.facebook. com/TemeculaValleyEntrepreneursExchange and check for updates at our website at

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