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

Directors Tony Berardino, Cornerstone E & S Services 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 Jeremy Goldman, Southern California Edison 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, Community Little Book Robert Rosenstein, The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Hitzeman, AAPLC Al Rubio, DCH Auto Group Temecula Jackie Steed, National Merchants Association

Management Team Alice Sullivan, President CEO Laura Turnbow, Chief Operations Officer Katie Cook, 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

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SWC LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL Chair — Alex Braicoviah, CR&R Consultant — Gene Wunderlich MEMBERSHIP SERVICES Chair — Roger Kaman, Your Fit City SC MANUFACTURING COUNCIL Chair — Jeff Powell & Jim Oesterling, Abbott Vascular VYP Chair-Kaelan Sutherland, Sutherland Networks

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The TVCC has come a long way since its inception in 1966. Since then the Temecula Valley has evolved into a beautiful, thriving destination. To help our community continue to prosper, takes hard work, from both people and organizations, working together. However, these partnerships don’t materialize out of thin air. Each TVCC partner has a common, clear vision and mission on how to build a diverse, strong community. And each partner knows the importance of collaboration and strengths of others will create the best outcome for our community. The TVCC would like to thank each of our community partners for their continued support of the Chamber and dedication to make Temecula an amazing place to live, work and play.

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Temecula Valley is the largest and most commercially successful winegrowing region in the South Coast AVA, the viticultural zone spanning more than 2 million acres from Riverside County to the San Diego border. The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association has long served as a steward of the Southern California wine community. Comprising 35 wineries and more than 60 winegrowers, the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association is a nonprofit regional organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the quality wines and wine grapes grown in the Temecula Valley and South Coast Appellations. Established in 1984, the Temecula AVA consists of 33,000 acres, of which approximately 1,300 acres are currently planted to commercial vineyards. Known as Southern California’s wine country, the Temecula Valley is located in Riverside County just one hour from San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs and 90 minutes from Los Angeles.

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With natural gifts of climate and geography, bolstered by Pu’eska Mountain, the Rainbow Gap, and Santa Margarita Gap, Temecula Valley is widely recognized for its scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and gracious and friendly wineries as Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The popular boutique destination also includes Downtown Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and the Temecula Wine Country Golf Trail, and is home to three-time award-winning California State Winery of the Year, South Coast Winery. Visit Temecula Valley, the region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors is online including a complete daily Event Calendar at VisitTemeculaValley.com; “Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country” on Facebook; and @Visit_Temecula on Twitter. Visit Temecula Valley also welcomes filmmakers, directors, writers, production companies, ad agencies, and location scouts online at FilmTemecula.com. The Temecula Valley Visitors Center is located in Downtown Old Town Temecula (Third Street and Mercedes) adjacent the free Old Town Temecula Parking Garage. For visitor information and assistance, call 888/363-2852 or 951/491-6085.

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The mission of the Economic Development Corporation of Southwest California is to enhance business retention and development by promoting economic growth and a positive business environment that enables the sustained economic success of the region. Southwest California companies rely on the EDC to take a leadership role in economic development, with the primary focus on creating a rich, sustainable economy that provides high-wage jobs. The EDC establishes the critical link between local government and the business community. In today’s competitive environment, with or without the EDC, local economic development strategies will be developed and implemented. Absent a private-sector economic development organization like the EDC, it is virtually assured that local government will be required to assume the responsibility for those economic development strategies. The primary advantage of a public-private model is that the private sector involvement is greatly expanded, thus gaining the expertise, knowledge, energy, resources, and the “buy in” of the business community. The role of the EDC is to ensure that the private and public partners together are given a substantive position in determining our region’s economic future.

S C O R E SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years. Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 11,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost. We can provide: Volunteer mentors who have their expertise across 62 industries Free, confidential business counseling in person or via email Free business tolls, templates and tips online Inexpensive or free workshops and webinars Our 320+ chapters hold events and workshops locally across the U.S. and its territories, and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors. In 2013, SCORE’s volunteers donated 1.1+ million hours of their time to help start up 38,630 businesses; create 67,319 jobs, 40,175 clients increased revenue; and mentor and train 124,817 small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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The Old Town Temecula Association, (OTTA), was founded in November of 2009. This new association of merchants was born of two different groups of people who merged together after finding their interests and goals were all centered around the betterment of the district of Old Town. The name was chosen so as to always leave the door open for our local Old Town residents and building owners  to join in the promotion and activities of the area. Our logo is a simple wagon wheel, signifying the roots of the community dating back to the early stagecoach days with a simple offering of “Old Town Experience”. The OTTA works to offer visitors and local residents the opportunity to have the best experience possible when stepping into the district. Our mission statement is, “The OTTA works cooperatively to promote, protect and enhance the vitality of Old Town Temecula”.  We do this by providing a walking map of the district that shows users where they can Dine, Wine, Play, Stay and Explore. All retail businesses are listed on the map including retail shops, winery tasting rooms, restaurants as well as the location of the 16 historic plaques that adorn various locales within the arches. Additionally, we provide an informational website for the more tech-savvy visitor. We utilize our relationships with promoters, event organizers, local community partners  and our City of Temecula Staff to keep a flow of information to all interested parties as to the activities and local events going on in the district.  Anyone is eligible to receive our information via email. Community partners and members are invited to our quarterly mixers to help become more educated on what is happening in Old Town.  In short, there is a lot to experience and the OTTA is here to help.

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The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (IESBDC), hosted at Cal State San Bernardino’s Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, provides the small businesses and entrepreneurs in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties with business assistance services from a variety of locations in the Inland Empire. It has been helping small businesses climb the ladder of success for over 20 years. The SBDC’s mission is “to provide the Inland Empire small business community we serve with affordable access to quality consulting, powerful training and key resources that allow people to achieve their dreams.” SBDC Business Consultants work with their clients in a confidential, one-on-one relationship. Consultants offer their guidance and expertise to help clients build a better business. Taught by SBDC Business Consultants and experts in various fields, the SBDC’s low cost, informative seminars and workshops are designed to give small business owners immediate knowledge they can put into action in running their businesses. Each business has its own particular needs. The SBDC recognizes that by offering specialized services and programs. Consulting and seminars cover topics from starting a business, funding a business, expanding a business to the buying or selling of a business. Additional Seminar topics include Legal, Human Resources, Taxes, Government Contracting and International Trade. The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and receives partial funding from contracts with sponsorships from Cities, Chambers of Commerce, Counties, State, and Corporate entities. Working in the southwest region of the Inland Empire since 2005, Paul Nolta, Assistant Director, has developed long term working relationships with Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and together we have had a number of small business successes in the region.

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The Southwest California Legislative Council - Nine Years of Local Business Advocacy Are you familiar with what your Southwest California Legislative Council does on behalf of Valley businesses? The Southwest California Legislative Council is a coalition of the Temecula Valley, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore Valley, Menifee Valley and Wildomar Chambers of Commerce. The mission of the SWCLC is to provide a basis for the five chambers to act on local, state and federal issues to secure a favorable and profitable business climate for the region. That means as a member of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, you are partnered with over 2,800 other business members representing nearly 30,000 employees across the region to advocate on behalf of local business interests. The Chamber feels it is critical to have the business voice of Southwest California, YOUR voice, heard in Sacramento and the council has been filling that role for the past nine years. During that time the Council has established a reputation as a bi-partisan voice for business, supporting job-friendly legislation and opposing job killers regardless of party of origin. Council meetings are routinely attended by representatives of our cities, county, state and federal government where we can engage in conversation to advance the goals of the local business community. We also notify legislators by fax and email on the dozens of bills we adopt positions on and track those bills through to their passage or failure. Based on those positions, the Council also publishes an annual Legislative Report Card, which you may have seen printed here, keeping our Legislators accountable to their vote record. We are proud to say that our local Legislators routinely score at, or near, 100% in their support or opposition of the bills the SWCLC takes positions on - bills that will ultimately help our state return to a more business friendly environment. Legislative Council meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at noon at the Realtor Home at 26529 Jefferson Avenue. Meetings often feature lively discussion and debate on the issues before us, including spirited input from our Legislators or their representatives. If you have any information about bills that would be beneficial or harmful to your business or industry segment, we encourage you to join us at our meetings. You can also forward information regarding the bill to gad@swcaladvocacy.com for consideration by the Council.

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Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange (TVE2)is a City of Temecula sponsored business incubator for startup technology companies. It offers affordable, collaborative office space, conducive to sharing ideas and networking with other entrepreneurs. TVE2 startup companies gain access to basic business services and mentors. TVE2 also functions as a regional business resource center to further support our local businesses and entrepreneurs by providing businessrelated workshops, special events and no-cost one-on-one business consultations through our partnerships with the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, IE SBDC, EDC, Tri-Tech SBDC, MSJC, and CSUSM @ Temecula. In the Fall of 2014, TVE2 will be home to the Temecula Education Complex 2 (TEC2) where MSJC and CSUSM @ Temecula will provide students with a seamless transition from the associate’s degree to the bachelor’s degree with all coursework conducted on site, locked pricing, guaranteed time-to-completion and a collaborative cohort-based model. To learn more about TVE2 visit www.tve2.org or call 951-506-5180.

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Temecula has strived to create a future enriched with maintaining the highest levels of public safety, expanded job growth, a wide variety of retail, food and entertainment opportunities, higher educational opportunities and keeping well maintained roads, landscaped medians, and beautiful parks. Community Special Events have become long time traditions that help to define who we are as a City and are important contributors to the high quality of life that our residents have come to know and love. As this year marks our 25th Anniversary as a City,  we are thankful for the invaluable relationships created with our business community, local non-profits, and thousands of residents and volunteers who give their heart and soul to Temecula, its people, and its causes. Without you, Temecula would not be who we are today.  “Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning”. – Bill Gates We are very grateful for the outstanding leadership and close partnership with the prestigious Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Board, Staff and Members. You are the eyes and ears of our business community and an integral part of the Temecula Valley economy and with that, we sincerely thank you! For more information on the City of Temecula, please contact Christine Damko, Economic Development Analyst at christine.damko@cityoftemecula. org or 951-693-3952.

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The 8th Annual Women In Business event will take place at the beautiful South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Join the TVCC for an event that focuses on providing an opportunity for women to network with each other, find resources, mentor others and receive additional education and support.  This year’s event offers you the opportunity to hear three incredible business women speakers including our keynote speaker, Darcie Harris. As CEO and founder of EWF International, a company offering peer advisory groups, coaching and consulting for professional women, Darcie has helped hundreds of women realize their professional dreams. Through the Alpha Mare Academy™, she offers her knowledge and tools to female entrepreneurs worldwide through the web. We look forward to seeing your business represented at this great event.  Many sponsorships are available. Be on the lookout for more information.  If you are interested in participating as a sponsor, exhibitor or event guest please contact Jennifer Cloud at jennifer@temecula.org or (951) 676-5090.

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You are not going to want to miss this year’s Monte Carlo Extravaganza! This year’s event will take place Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Wilson Creek Winery from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Feed your senses with the sights, sounds, and tastes from our local restaurants. Try your hand at Poker, Black Jack or Texas Hold ‘Em. Attendees will also have the chance to win a Grand Prize of $1,000 or $500 that will be given away at the end of the event! Tickets are $30 pre sale which includes $200 in play money. Tickets will be sold at the door for $35 but includes only $100 in play money, so get your tickets early! This event offers you a great opportunity to market your business to over 300 attendees. We have many levels of sponsorships available. Sponsorship provides exposure of your company to many local businesses. If you are interested in making sure your business is recognized at this event, contact the Chamber to find out how at 951-676-5090 or jennifer@temecula.org.

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What a great day it was for the Wine Country Classic golf tournament this past June at Temecula Creek Inn! With over 130 business leaders in attendance, the competition was fierce on the course. Congratulations to all of our winners! 1st Place: Promenade Temecula 2nd Place: Temecula Creek Inn

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Longest Drive Winner: Russ T. Young, Riverside Community Hospital Putting Contest Winner: John Muesse, The Press-Enterprise Rubber Ducky Race Winner: Scott Word, Pacific Western Bank And thank you again to our Title Sponsor, The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Hitzeman, AAPLC.

Highest Score (last place): City of Temecula Closest to the Pin Winners: Aaron Adams, City Manager, City of Temecula and Russ T. Young, Riverside Community Hospital

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The 10th Annual Legislative Summit will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The event is an annual forum that gives business and local leaders the opportunity to meet with peers and state policy experts to focus on priority legislative issues facing California business. By attending the Legislative Summit you become a part of the voice to State Legislators. Specifically, you will:

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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 reserve your spot at the Summit, please contact Jennifer Cloud at 951-676-5090 or email jennifer@temecula.org

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B E G I N Y O U R D AY W I T H R E F F E R A L S , L E A D S A N D O P P O R T U N I T I E S The TVCC Morning Mixer is a networking event held the 4th Wednesday of each month. It is attended by over 60 Chamber members and business professionals. This year the event will be held at BJ’s Restaurant in Temecula located at 26500 Ynez Road. TVCC members are free to attend and future members are $20. There are available openings for Spotlight Speaker Sponsors and Expo Table Sponsors. For more information, please contact the Temecula Chamber at (951) 676-5090.

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Great Oak High School: Andrea Henthorn

Rancho Christian High School: Austin Baca

Linfield Christian School: Grace Walker

Chaparral High School: Rachel Budd

Temecula Valley High School: Parker Yocum

Susan H. Nelson High School: Paula Lucci Caixeta

Rancho Vista High School: Jessica Gilbert

Temecula Preparatory School: Jeanette Burke

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David Neault Associates, Inc.

PKC Kuebler, APC, CPA

Erickson-Hall Construction

Promenade Temecula

First Citizens Bank

Rancho Family Medical Group

Leslie A. Doherty, CPA, APC

Sunpro Solar

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Murrieta

Temecula Valley Hospital

Milgard Windows & Doors

Toyota of Temecula Valley

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California Bank & Trust

Professional Hospital Supply

California Baptist University Online

Rancho Ford

California State University San Marcos

Riverside County Superintendent of Schools

Central Security Services/ Vyanet

Robinson Printing

David Neault Associates, Inc.

Rotary Club of Temecula

Deron Johnson, CPA

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Erickson-Hall Construction

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Hospice of the Valleys

Temecula Creek Inn

Julie Ngo—State Farm Insurance Agent

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Clear Blue Promotions

Mulligan Family Fun Center

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Mayor Maryann Edwards, City of Temecula

Senator Joel Anderson, 36th District

Kenneth Young, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, 67th District

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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

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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 katie@temecula.org to learn more or to schedule your ribbon cutting.

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TO THE 2014 CALIFORNIA & FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT POSTER Today more than ever, California businesses face increasing demands to comply with labor laws. The TVCC wants to make it easy for your business to meet compliance requirements. No matter how many employees you have in California, your business is required to post employment notices in a central location and distribute certain pamphlets. Severe fines and penalties will be assessed if a business doesn’t display a current poster. You can order your posters now at temecula.org or call 951-676-5090

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DR. JEREMY GREEN, D.C. WITH GREEN CHIROPRACT I C Dr. Jeremy Green, D.C., is a local chiropractor who has been practicing in Temecula Valley for the past three years. He owns and operates his own clinic, Green Chiropractic, where he specializes in treating auto accident injuries and sports injuries. Dr. Green graduated with his B.S. from Brigham Young University, then went on to receive his D.C. and M.S. degrees from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis.

He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and their two children, serving in his church, traveling, and snorkeling. He has been a member of the Temecula Chamber of Commerce and Valley Young Professionals since he opened his business in 2011. Dr. Green says, “Getting to know, like, and trust other entrepreneurs in VYP has helped my business grow.” www.Green-Chiropractic.com

AUGUST FEATURED MEMBER ASHLEY VANCIL WITH ALL THINGS IMAGINED Ashley, along with her husband Adam own All Things Imagined Events. Their company specializes in weddings, corporate, and charity events. With over 10 years of experience within the event industry they decided to take Adam’s strength in corporate events and Ashley’s strength in weddings and marry them to create, All Things Imagined Events. “Within events there is a lot of waste, this realization lead us in a direction that requires us to be more eco conscious. Keeping in line with our client’s vision we work to infuse eco friendly practices and services. From biodegradable serving ware, having recycling onsite, educating clients on eco friendly services and products,

we help to create awareness of an event’s carbon footprint,” says Ashley. “As certified green wedding professionals and a part of the Association of Bridal Consultants, we know what it takes to make your event one that is memorable and environmentally friendly. We are often referred to as a one stop shop. We work alongside some of the best vendors in the wedding and event industry. Offering continued assistance, solutions, and help to create your vision. Our clients have someone with them all the way to the aisle and even after the wedding day. On any budget Adam and I can make your imagination come to life.” www.AllImagined.com

VYP’S CIVIC COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT The Valley Young Professional’s civic committee focuses on 1 local nonprofit member each month, with efforts in providing volunteers for their events, fundraising and promotion. VYP just wrapped up their annual Oak Grove Room Decoration Project that was awarded to 2 young ladies at Oak Grove Center for Education Treatment and the Arts. VYP meets with the kids, gets their design ideas, raises funds and then goes out and purchases all the materials and redecorates. This was VYP’s 5th year organizing the project and it was a great success. VYP raised over $1000 and recruited over 17 volunteers, thanks to our local businesses. Thank you for your continued support in our efforts to give back to our community. Members of the Valley Young Professionals can get involved with the different committees from civic to events. VYP has organized groups that create and coordinate the many events and benefits that VYP has to offer. Please visit the VYP website for more information or for the calendar of events. www.TemeculaVYP.org.

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THE TEMECULA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Being a member of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) offers numerous benefits and keeps business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues and trends within the City. Membership with the TVCC gives your business credibility, making consumers more likely to do business with you. Founded in 1966, the TVCC has long been a crucial element to Temecula’s business initiatives. The Chamber fosters a greater sense of business community, identifies emerging leaders, and advocates on behalf of small businesses. To learn more about being a member of the TVCC, call Katie Cook, Membership Director, today!

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Tuesday, July 8 12:00-1:30pm- Business Encounter @ TVCC

Tuesday, July 15 11:30am- Southwest California Manufacturing Council 6:00-7:00pm- China Travel Orientation @Temecula Civic Center

Friday, July 18 9:00-11:00am- Professional Development Series @ Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange “Google”

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

Wednesday, July 16 5:30-7:30pm- Mixer @ Temecula Valley Hospital

Friday, July 11 9:00-11:00am- Professional Development Series @ Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange “Google”

Friday, July 18 9:00-1:00am- Professional Development Series @TVE2

Monday, July 21 12:00- Southwest California Legislative Council @ SW Riverside Assoc. of Realtors

C H A M B E R Friday, August 1 8-9:30am – Coffee Connection @ TVCC Tuesday, August 5 12-1:30pm – Power Networking Workshop @ TVCC Thursday, August 7 8:00am – Ambassador Training @ TVCC 4-5:30pm – TVCC Open House @ TVCC

C A L E N D A R Friday, August 8 9:00-11:00am- Professional Development Series @ Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange “Google” Tuesday, August 12 12-1:30pm – Business Encounter @ TVCC Wednesday, August 13 8-9:00am – Membership Committee Mtg. @ TVCC

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Thursday, July 24 5:30-7:30pm- VYP Mixer @ Mulligan Family Fun Center Friday, July 25 9:00-11:00am- Professional Development Series @ Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange “Google”

Wednesday, July 23 7:30-9:30am- Morning Mixer @ BJ’s Restaurant

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Development Series @ Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange “Google” Wednesday, August 27 7:30-9:15am – Morning Mixer @ BJ’s Restaurant Thursday, August 28 7:30am – TVCC Board Meeting 5:30-7:30pm – VYP Mixer @ Baily’s Fine Dining & Front Street Bar & Grill


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Danielle Barry 41715 Winchester Road, #101 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 308-4451 www.Temecula24HourUrgentCare.com Category: Urgent Care

Advantage Vending Services

Dennis Chance 31805 Temecula Parkway, #366 Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 302-8728 Category: Vending Machines

Ampurbiz

Helene Berren Temecula, CA 92591 (760) 803-1245 www.Ampurbiz.com Category: Marketing

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Justin Andrews 27640 Aqua Vista Way, Ste. B Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 901-3300 www.Andbio.com Category: Laboratory Equipment Suppliers

BNI - The Referral Source

Alan Winkelstein Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 676-9465 http://www.bniriversidecounty.com/cariverside-county-bni-referral-source/ Category: Networking Organization

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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fallbrook Downtown Manny Patel 1608 South Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-1127 www.EconoLodgeFallbrook.com Category: Hotels

Imelda Lemon 43114 Blackdeer Loop, Ste. B Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 719-3889 www.LemonWoodworks.org Category: Furniture - Indoor / Outdoor

Elsinore Care Dental

Maxim Security Systems, Inc.

Margie Zarate 2503 East Lakeshore Drive Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 (951) 674-4800 www.ElsinoreCareDental.com Category: Dentists

Engineering For Kids

Susan Gardiner Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 676-2969 www.EngineeringForKids.com/Temecula Category: Recreation

Erich Herber, DDS

Erich Herber 40140 Winchester Road, Ste. B Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 795-4833 www.DrErichHerber.com Category: Dentists

Fluid 5

Aaron Mortensen 500 La Terraza Place, #150 Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 260-8211 www.Fluid5.com Category: Credit Card Processing

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Corner Bakery Cafe (Tem. Pkwy.)

Inspire Kidz

Lucy Stanciu 32435 Temecula Parkway Temecula, CA 92592 (858) 688-2965 www.CornerBakery.com Category: Bakery

Devilicious Food Truck

Kenneth Danko 31805 Temecula Parkway, Ste. 623 Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 514-6332 www.DeviliciousFoodTruck.com Category: Food-Specialty

Dream Dinners Temecula

Suzanne Dew 31757 Temecula Parkway Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 302-6982 www.DreamDinners.com/79South Category: Meal Assembly

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Joel Garcia 42072 Fifth Street, Ste. 205 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 365-4634 Category: Information Technology Julia Carrillo Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 757-1904 www.InspireKidz.org Category: Organizations / Non-Profits

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John Luckey 29645 Rancho California Road, Ste. 126 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 676-5556 www.DrLuckey.com Category: Dentists

Kelly Allen & Associates, Inc. Miranda Ortega 41955 4th Street, Ste. 315 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 676-2222 www.IECPAs.com Category: Accounting / CPA

Samantha Buck 9064 Pulsar Court, Ste. F Corona, CA 92883 (951) 526-2979 www.MaximSecuritySystems.com Category: Security Systems

Mercedes-Benz of Temecula

Antony Chandler 40910 Temecula Center Drive Temecula, CA 92591 (877) 800-2654 www.MBTemecula.com Category: Auto Sales

Miss Ali’s Cake Pops

Paychex, Inc.

Tyler Priest Temecula, CA 92591 (909) 921-7846 www.Paychex.com Category: Payroll

Rancho Runners Courier Service Tim Walker PO Box 1356 Temecula, CA 92593 (951) 676-9564 www.RanchoRunners.com Category: Courier Service

Raymond Querido Insurance Agency Robert Davis 43920 Margarita Road, Ste. E Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 302-4440 Category: Insurance

Riverside County Law Library Resource Center

Alicia Hansen 29483 Rancho California, #617 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 821-8331 www.MissAlisCakePops.com Category: Bakery

Victoria Williamson 30600 Pauba Road Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 368-0368 www.RCLawLibrary.org Category: Organizations / Nonprofits

Mufflers West Auto Services

Rock N’ Jenny’s Italian Subs

Payman Sedighian 43119 Via Dos Picos Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 676-6654 www.MufflersWest.com Category: Auto Service

Networld Solutions

Lori Green 8316 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #210 San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 874-0464 www.NetworldSolutions.com Category: Information Technology

New Day Solar

Mary Carlson 23811 Washington Ave, Ste. C110 #224 Murrieta, CA 92562 (855) 444-6329 www.NewDaySolar.com Category: Solar Products

Jenny Baldino 40420 Winchester Road Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 296-5745 www.RockNJennysItalianSubs.com Category: Restaurant

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Young Pham 2023 Chicago Avenue, Ste. B-16 Riverside, CA 92591 (951) 684-3858 www.RSDAlarms.com Category: Security Systems

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Russ Levine 40335 Winchester Road, Ste. E Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 834-1737 www.RussBuilders.net Category: Contractors – General

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SereniGy Global, Inc.

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Southern California Hard Surface Restoration

Dawn Sneed 31500 Grape Street, Ste. 185 Lake Elsinore, CA 92532 (562) 209-2594 www.TheOliveBrand.com Category: Marketing

David Trujillo Temecula, CA 92591 www.ptxdt.com Category: Personal Trainer

Doug Macdonald Murrieta, CA 92563 (858) 401-9851 www.SereniGy.com/Remix Category: Health & Wellness / Nutrition

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Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education

Skylar Lewis 27890 Clinton Keith Rd #D46 Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 708-1380 www.SuperiorRestore.com Category: Property Preservation Karen Loft 32240 Temecula Parkway, #107 Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 303-6501 www.SweetSpotBakeries.com Category: Bakery Katie Dugan 31333 Temecula Parkway, #C10-140 Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 302-1331 www.TemeculaCreekOptometrist.com Category: Optometry

Temecula Pet Salon

Payman Sedighian 43119 Via Dos Picos Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 676-6654 www.MufflersWest.com Category: Auto Service

Ken Poblana 32037 Vineyard Ave Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 225-4488 www.TemeculaTours.com Category: Tour Operators Shawn Smoot 42072 5th Street, Ste. 101 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 693-9500 Category: Restaurant

Mark Katan 31350 Rancho Vista Road Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 551-5352 www.TVFEE.org Category: Education

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David Donner 30520 Rancho California Road, A103 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 676-7085 www.TemekuGrill.com Category: Restaurant

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Visiting Nurse Association California Kelli Ockinga 25467 Medical Center Dr, Ste 100 Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 318-0856 www.vnacalifornia.org Category: Home Health Services

Your Fit City

Roger Kaman Temecula, CA 92591 (904) 463-3340 www.YourFitCity.com Category: Personal Trainer

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory San Diego County Credit Union San Diego County Credit Union SCEGA Gymnastics SDL Real Estate & Property Management Shred and Go SIGN-A-RAMA Soboba Casino Southern California Hydroseed, Inc. Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors Stryder Transportation Sunpro Solar Swenson Advisors, LLP Temecula Dental Practice & Orthodontics Temecula Facial Oral Surgery Temecula Insurance Services

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MAYOR URGES LEADERS, INVESTORS TO SEIZE THE MOMENT Temecula has come “roaring back” from the Great Recession and the city is poised for another 50 years of growth and prosperity, Mayor Maryann Edwards told a large gathering of regional business, political and community leaders. Edwards said there is “a palpable economic momentum in the city” as Temecula prepares to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its incorporation. As that milestone nears, Temecula is experiencing some “amazing economic trends,” Edwards said during her State of the City presentation held May 8 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino. “Without question, now is the time to invest in Temecula,” she said. The event, which is hosted annually by the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, typically spotlights city projects and programs. It was the second time that Edwards’ anchored the presentation, and she gave an upbeat and energetic report on city issues and directions. Edwards featured splashy video segments as she explored the city’s business, tourism, economic development and public services arenas. Some of the segments featured interviews of longtime or newly-arrived business owners and entrepreneurs. And politics played a supporting role during the high profile event, as Edwards and at least four other participants there are currently campaigning or poised to enter a race. As in the past, the opening of Edwards’

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Edwards also touted an array of recently-completed traffic circulation projects that include the first phase of the French Valley interchange and a new bridge spanning Murrieta Creek at Main St. She noted that four companies have relocated to Temecula over the past year, numerous restaurants have opened and the 43,000-square-foot Truax Building, which will feature a residential and commercial mix, will be finished soon in Old Town. “Pretty exciting,” Edwards extolled. The new growth surge comes as the city prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Dec. 1, 2014. Since incorporation, the city’s population has grown from about 27,500 to approximately 105,000. And along with its commercial and residential growth, the city has seen its political influence solidify and spread throughout the region. Edwards’ speech did not touch on upcoming political races within the city, but she gave a pair of nods to Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone, who served three terms on the Temecula council before being elected to his current post. Stone is a three-time Temecula mayor who was elected to the countywide post in 2004. He became the first Temecula-area resident to win the Third District supervisorial seat that had been dominated for decades by Hemet-area political leaders. Early in her speech, Edwards introduced the supervisor as “soon-to-be California State Senator Jeff Stone,” and she urged audience members to vote in the June 3 primary election. Stone is locked in a six-candidate race for the Senate’s newly-created 28th district which stretches from Temecula to the Coachella Valley and is tilted toward the Republican Party in terms of voter registration. Stone, a Republican, faces two key contenders: Indio City Councilman Glen Miller and former state Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia. The top two vote-getters, regardless of their political affiliation, will vie for the open seat in November. Edwards also thanked Stone for helping to craft a future growth plan that could result in a doubling of the wineries and vineyards in the unincorporated wine country east of the city. Edwards also introduced the two council colleagues – Mike Naggar and Jeff Comerhero – who attended the presentation. The trio is expected to soon ramp up campaigns of their own. Naggar recently announced that he will run for Stone’s county seat when it becomes vacant in November 2016. Naggar said he envisions himself following that political path rather than seek a fifth term on the Temecula council. After her presentation, Edwards told a reporter that she plans to seek re-election in November. She and Comerchero have each filed candidate intention statements in that city race, according to Temecula records. When questioned after the presentation, Comerchero told a reporter that he has not made a final decision whether to seek re-election. Comerchero was first elected to the council in November 1997, and Edwards has served since 2005. “I’m leaving open the possibility that I won’t,” Comerchero said. A third potential Temecula incumbent did not attend the State of the City presentation. Councilman Ron Roberts, who was elected to the panel in November 1992, missed the event in order to attend his granddaughter’s college graduation. Roberts, who has not filed a candidate’s statement of intent, said in a March 2011 newspaper interview that he did not plan to seek re-election. 2 6 | TEMECU LA TO DAY | J U LY • AU GU ST 20 1 4

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CROSSOVER In legislative terminology, crossover is that time of year when a bill that has been introduced in the California Assembly or Senate, must pass from its house of origin to the other house or it is considered ‘dead’. It’s a particularly frantic time in the Capitol as literally hundreds of bills that have languished for months must be voted on or the hoped-for legacy of their author is denied. This year is even more critical as it is the 2nd year of our two year legislative session in Sacramento so some bills that have been around for over a year must be passed or die. It’s an ugly time to watch live proceedings from the floor of the Legislature as sometimes inches-thick bills are unceremoniously dumped on a Legislators desk and their vote on that measure is demanded moments later. Some of these bills may be familiar from previous votes, some may be brand new from committee and some will have been subject to the old gutand-amend process whereby a previously innocuous bill has been replaced by a doppelganger with evil and costly intent. This will happen hundreds of times during the final week of May and, if you keep a running tally of the moneys proposed to be spent in these bills, you will exceed the state budgetary limits within hours and approach the national debt ceiling by week’s end. It’s incredible. To date, the SWCLC has adopted positions on some 55 bills or measures, supporting 28 and opposing 27. Considering the political mix in Sacramento, finding 28 business-friendly bills to support has been no small effort and we are hopeful that some of these bills will actually pass all the way through and be signed into law by the Governor. We are hopeful but not optimistic. Historically we will have greater success killing some of the bad bills than we will getting the good bills passed - but that’s OK too. If we can’t make anything good happen, at least preventing something bad from happening will prevent additional economic and regulatory burdens from impacting our local businesses.

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For example, a bill by Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) that would have eliminated franchise tax bills on qualifying new employers for five years, a bill we heartily supported, was defeated in committee. Another bill by Brian Jones (R-Santee) that limited frivolous lawsuits against small businesses alleged to have been in violation of Prop 65 was also defeated. A bill by Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) that would have allowed businesses to expand and modernize within their existing footprint without jumping through CEQA hoops was amended into oblivion and now languishes in committee. It’s hard to get a good business bill passed. Unfortunately a bill that would authorize a split corporate tax roll to circumvent Prop 13 protections is proceeding, as are bills that would require employers to pay sick days after just three days of employment, a bill that purports to increase public safety by requiring costly and intrusive food labeling in the state, bills that further restrict hydraulic fracturing and exploration of local oil reserves and a bill that would significantly expand last year’s bill to increase minimum wage. It’s hard to get a bad bill killed. If there’s any good news coming out of Sacramento, it’s that some of the more onerous fiscal bills may die in the Senate this year because indictments and suspensions have cost the Democrats their supermajority vote. While this won’t impact the passage of many bills, any bills seeking to increase or modify your taxes may not make it through. For the latest in what’s happening in Sacramento that can affect your business, join us every 3rd Monday at the Realtor House, 26529 Jefferson Ave, Murrieta. The SWCLC is a Chamber member benefit and we invite you to get to know us.

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GOV. BROWN SIGNS 2014-15 STATE BUDGET Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a balanced, on-time state budget that pays down debt, shores up the teachers’ retirement system, builds a solid Rainy Day Fund and directs additional funding for local schools and health care. “This on-time budget provides for today and saves for the future,” said Governor Brown. “We’re paying off the state’s credit card, saving for the next rainy day and fixing the broken teachers’ retirement system.” The budget includes a plan of shared responsibility among the state, school districts and teachers to shore up the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS). The first year’s contributions from all three entities total approximately $276 million, growing in subsequent years to more than $5 billion annually. This is projected to eliminate the unfunded liability in the system by 2046. The budget also directs $1.6 billion into the state Rainy Day Fund – the first deposit into the fund since 2007. The fund is expected to grow to $4.6 billion by 2017-18, if voters approve of the measure on the November ballot that was proposed by the Governor and passed by the Legislature. When Governor Brown took office, the state faced a massive $26.6 billion budget deficit and estimated annual shortfalls of roughly $20 billion. These deficits, built up over a decade, have now been eliminated by a combination of budget cuts, temporary taxes approved by voters and the recovering economy.

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Living in the beautiful Temecula Valley means rarely ever having to work on a house built before 1995. To some of us that live here, even that might seem ancient. Let’s say you want to buy a home, a “fixer-upper” and either repair and sell it or repair and live in it.  What, exactly, could need repair?  What are the priorities to repair?  Well, in a sense, houses are like people.  You can fix them up to work better, fix them up to look better or both.  When a prospective customer walks me through a house they want me to renovate, I know all they’re thinking about are the cosmetic issues and what they will cost.  Of course I’m looking at that too but I’m also thinking about other issues as well.  If we are not in a situation where there is an available home inspection report, I’m wondering if there are water leaks anywhere like under sinks, at showerheads, around hose bibs or the water pressure regulator. It is also critical that the water pressure be checked.  Seems like a simple thing.  Just turn on a sink and if the water gushes out like Niagara Falls

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then we’re good to go, right? Not necessarily.  Too much water pressure is a bad thing.  It strains all copper joints and especially the faucet connection line hoses between the shut off valves, sinks and toilets.  That toilet hose is the number one source of houses being flooded but not the cause.  The cause is water pressure being too high either from a faulty water pressure relief valve or that valve needing an adjustment.  Optimum pressure should be between 55 and 60 psi.  60 psi is ok, but no higher.  If your water pressure is at an optimum setting and you have little pressure at some or all faucets, the fix can be as simple as water saving faucet devices that need to be cleaned or maybe the hot water tank needs replacing. Can  I tell the roof condition just by looking at it? Yes and no.  If it’s an asphalt/fiberglass shingle type roof I can tell if it’s past the best years of it’s life by looking at it, but leaks can only be determined by looking at ceilings and in the attic.  Then I check for signs that those leaks have or have not been repaired.  Ceramic

tile roofs need a closer inspection and again, a close-up look at the ceilings and attic. The electrical is equally important.  Are there still plenty of spaces left in the main electrical panel or is it completely full with lots of “doubled-up” spaces?  That could lead to breakers shutting off in the middle of summer, especially the HVAC (heat/air) breaker.  A service panel like this needs to be replaced and the house electrical system properly upgraded so there are no safety issues to be concerned about. There are other issues that should be addressed as well. Are there cracks in the foundation that are visible?  Is the sprinkler system working properly with no leaks and spraying away from the house at all heads?  How about the windows, do they all work well?  There are lots of considerations, both safety-wise and practical that should always be looked at when considering this kind of real estate investment.  None of these corrections is complicated and all can be completed in a very short period of time.

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We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child” at some point in our lives. It could easily be said, “It takes a community to build a business” wouldn’t you say? According to BusinessBrief.com, companies will lose 14% of their customers each year. To a small business, that may be the very thing that keeps owners up and night wondering where things went wrong. This fact has nothing to do with whether or not you added or removed employees, increased your services, or decided not to add a new item to the menu. The bottom-line here is, business owners must never stop prospecting. Guess where the most fertile ground is? In your very own backyard, your community.

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There are a few misconceptions regarding networking events and associations out there. Many business owners may believe that networking events full of “prospects” are the only ones worth attending, and joining an association will roll in new leads. Let’s address the latter first, shall we? Simply completing an application, adding the plaque to your wall and the logo to your website, are very small pieces of the puzzle. Associations do not work themselves. Being a member allows you the opportunity to meet and greet with others in your community while building strategic partnerships with fellow business owners. If you think paying the fee alone will give you a return on your investment, you are sadly mistaken.

To dovetail off that, networking events are often full of other business owners like yourself looking for leads. More often than not, companies like yourself will outnumber the prospects. However, there is no reason to fret. Utilize the opportunities before you and team up with a complimentary business to yours. Let’s say, if I create websites and another prints brochures, we could make a great team. Together, we have increased our list of prospects. In closing, do not forget to prune the flowers in your own community. You never know what good things could blossom.


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ORGANIC ROOTS CELEBRATES 25TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY In 1989, a mother and son set out to form the first high quality vitamins and all natural supplements store in the Temecula Valley. Paul Cook and Linda Watson were dedicated to bringing the community a natural approach to health. Their 1,200 square foot store, originally called Health Zone, has now evolved to what the store is today; an 18,500 square foot organic and natural food market called Organic Roots. This August, the company will be celebrating its 25th year anniversary in business as well as in Temecula! With this milestone event, each day customers can look forward to something clever around the theme “25.”; like .25¢ off Smoothies or Juices one day, 25% off all specialty drinks from our organic coffee bar another day or even a $25 Gift Card to the 25th person that enters the store. Each day will be different so customers will have to stay tuned on Facebook or be signed up for emails to see what the next day will hold in store. There are still so many who are unfamiliar with what “organic & non-gmo“ mean, but for thousands of families in the Inland Empire that do know the importance of eating organic, nongmo and local, Organic Roots is the place to go. Organic Roots features a robust 100% organic

produce area with lots of locally grown options. They also have a huge array of specialty dietary products like gluten-free, vegetarian, raw, paleo and more. But besides your everyday grocery needs, Organic Roots features 10 organic and all-natural food bars. A made-to-order juice & smoothie bar, frozen yogurt bar, made-fresh daily hot bar, a cold case deli with house-made salads, an olive bar, a sandwich bar, a burrito bar, a salad bar with 40+ ingredients, a bakery and coffee bar. “Our goal is to be a place in the community where people can come for high quality, local organic produce, all their grocery needs (no matter the dietary restrictions), a grab and go meal or juice, but most importantly, to be a resource to people who have questions about organic, non-gmo, and other health related concerns,” states Paul Cook, Founder and CoOwner of Organic Roots. “I would also like to add”, states Linda Watson, Founder and Co-Owner of Organic Roots, “that young children have a special place in our hearts. Especially in today’s day and age where fast food chains are on every corner and genetically modified foods are in almost everything manufactured. Teaching our children a proper diet while they’re young is so important since early food experiences will impact their eating

patterns and habits in their adult life. They are our future and we need to guide them on the path of wellness and happiness.” Over the past 25 years, Organic Roots has seen many ups and downs, but in the last several years they have seen a huge increase in the community’s alertness of what the government and food industry is allowing our country to consume; many of the same things that are banned in countries all over the world. As the community and even the country, gain more and more awareness, stores like Organic Roots are going to be a vital part to the health and well-being of the people. About Organic Roots Organic Roots is a family owned organic & natural foods market in Temecula, California. We are proud to be the largest provider of the highest quality organic and natural products in the Temecula Valley. We have a strong commitment to organic farming, supporting local, promoting sustainable agriculture and preserving the earth for future generations. By living in harmony with the earth we can enrich both ourselves and our planet. Organic Roots 40458 Winchester Road Temecula, CA 92591 951.296.3444 organicroots. net JU LY • AU GU ST 2 0 14 | TEM ECU L A TODAY | 31


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