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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 Soledad Escobedo, Pacific Western Bank 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, Sunset One Escrow

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Alice Sullivan, President CEO Laura Turnbow, Chief Operations Officer Katie Cook, Membership Director Katy Winston, Membership/VYP Coordinator Jennifer Cloud, Special Events Director Brooke Nunn, Special Events Coordinator Jeanette Kristensen, Resource Coordinator Lynn Collett, Resource Coordinator

COMMITTEES

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

Leadership Chair – Jennifer Sevilla, Provident Bank

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4 Ribbon Cuttings............................................................................... pg. 7 City News..................................................................................... pg. 10 Awards Gala Winners.................................................................. pg. 11 Valley Young Professionals............................................................ pg. 15 Cover Story....................................................................................... pg.

Go online to www.temecula.org to read the full issue of the Temecula Today.

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Healthcare is in transformation. Length of stay in hospitals has decreased. What is contributing to this phenomenon? Efficiencies in operations, high-tech equipment, and innovative medical procedures have all played a part. It would be impossible to list all the contributing factors, but some specific examples highlight what is happening in healthcare. Hospitals are now utilizing more efficient methods of triage, admitting, patient monitoring and care, and record keeping. Computer technology has simplified many of these areas, making it easier to access critical information both past and present. Hospitals are designed around the needs of the patient, emphasizing bed-side monitoring, private rooms, and expanded visitation. Surgical suites and processes have been designed for better patient outcomes and safety. Secure medical information is readily available on-line to patients and family members. Surgical procedures are being assisted with the use of high-tech equipment. Blood vessels have been reconnected in microsurgery using a Synovis coupler which saves valuable time versus hand suturing. Vioptix tissue oximeters can detect compromises in tissue viability before obvious clinical signs using near-infrared light sensors. The Impella® heart pump can help patients with severe heart conditions to receive lifesaving interventions to open obstructed heart arteries. Telestroke video conferencing enables stroke patients and emergency physicians to connect to neurology specialists for immediate evaluation and treatment. Virtually every area of the hospital has new equipment to make their jobs easier, more efficient, and safer for the patient.

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Innovative procedures are making intervention and surgical techniques less invasive, which makes recovery times shorter and more comfortable. Transradial catheterization utilizes the wrist instead of the groin for stent insertion. “Off-pump” open-heart surgery allows a surgeon to operate on a beating heart. Post cardiac arrest therapeutic hypothermia is an innovative body-cooling procedure that can significantly improve a patient’s chances for long-term recovery after sudden cardiac arrest. These are just a few of the many ways healthcare is being transformed. As technology changes and improvements are made, the healthcare industry is actively pursuing ways to make the patient experience less stressful and more successful. Written by Nancy Obenberger, Temecula Valley Hospital

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BREAST CANCER TODAY Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women, with about 1 in 8 (12%) women developing invasive breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, in the year 2015, more than 231,000 cases of invasive cancer and 60,000 cases of carcinoma in situ will be diagnosed in women. Additionally over 40,000 women will die from breast cancer each year, making it the second leading cause of cancer death in women. That being said, death rates from breast cancer have been declining since 1989, likely due to earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment. At Breastlink Women’s Imaging center of Temecula Valley in 2014 there were 26,951 mammograms and 1,761 biopsies performed. Out of every 1000 exams performed, it is estimated that two to ten cancers will be detected. This was mirrored in our experience, as 232 cancer cases were diagnosed last year. The majority of cases are detected through mammography, where the goal is diagnosis prior to clinically palpable or symptomatic masses. At this point, the cancer is less likely to have metastasized. Although mammography is less sensitive in younger women and in those with dense breast tissue, the use of digital mammography improves the rate

of detection in this population of women, and is the most cost-effective and accurate screening tool for early detection. Death rates have been shown to be impacted as much as 30% in trials such as the Two County Trial in Sweden. As such, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) recommend annual screening mammogram for women age 40 and older. In order to improve breast cancer screening accuracy, newer technologies are being investigated and are showing promise. Breast tomosynthesis, for example, has demonstrated higher detection rates and fewer patient recalls for additional testing. This improved sensitivity will most likely save numerous lives. Overall, the objective is detection as early as possible. Detecting cancer at an earlier stage not only allows for more conservative surgery, but may obviate the need for chemotherapy altogether. Additionally, in the current health care climate, it’s impossible to ignore costs. Early detection assists in driving these down, allowing for more efficient allocation of resources. In the end, and most importantly, the early detection of breast cancer increases survival, allowing us to better accomplish our ultimate goal. Written by Dr. Amy Bremner, Board Member of Michelle’s Place.

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RIBBON CUTTINGS

American Financial Network Inc. 27349 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. 204 (951) 595-7063

Camp Bow Wow 42192 Sarah Way (951) 587-2267 www.CampBowWow.com/us/ca/Temecula

El Pollo Loco 40520 Winchester Road (951) 296-3835 www.ElPolloLoco.com

Heaven’s Shining Stars 41625 Enterprise Circle South (951) 319-6010 www.HeavensShiningStars.com

Heritage Learning Center 26720 Ynez Court (951) 676-1537 www.HeritageLearning.org

King Barrel Corp. 42030 Main Street, #G (951) 531-5525 www.KingBarrel.biz

Luke’s on Front Street 28693 Old Town Front Street, Ste. #402 (951) 699-9900 www.LukesOnFront.com

The Joint...the chiropractic place 39628 Winchester Road, Ste. A (951) 297-3660 www.TheJoint.com

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NEW MEMBERS AIG Financial Network 7676 Hazard Center Drive, Ste. 1500 San Diego, CA 92108 (951) 377-2634 www.AIG.com Online Business Category: Financial Services American Auto Care 26440 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. D Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 461-2507 www.GoAmericanAutoCare.com Online Business Category: Auto Repair Attan Recycling Corp. 13509 Vintage Place Chino, CA 91710 (909) 782-7802 Online Business Category: Recycling Bustin & Associates PO Box 890275 Temecula, CA 92589 (951) 295-0803 Online Business Category: Real Estate Commerical Leasing CBC Technical, Inc. 42128 Remington Avenue Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 304-0640 www.CBCTechnical.com Online Business Category: Audio Video Equipment - Sales/Service/Repair Center for Spiritual Living Temecula Valley 26871 Hobie Circle, Ste. A-1 Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 304-0268 www.CSLTV.org Online Business Category: Churches The Children’s Dental Practice 41530 Enterprise Circle South, #119 Temecula, CA 92590 (619) 507-9938 www.TheChildrensDentalPractice.com Online Business Category: Dentists Colorado West Construction 27705 Commerce Center Drive Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 514-4942 www.CWC.la Online Business Category: Construction Common Sense Events Temecula, CA 92591 (760) 805-9169 www.CSEventServices.com Online Business Category: Event Planning & Coordination / Employment Front Street Plaza 28693 Old Town Front Street, Ste. 300 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 297-9191 www.FrontStPlaza.com Online Business Category: Office Suites / Leasing

Happy’s on Main Street Cafe 42031 Main Street, Ste. A Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 699-4130 Online Business Category: Restaurant Heaven’s Shining Stars 41625 Enterprise Circle South Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 319-6010 www.HeavensShiningStars.com Online Business Category: Education – Preschool High Tech Lending Winchester, CA 92596 (760) 818-9739 www.ReverseMortgageData.com Online Business Category: Real Estate Inland Empire Business Journal 11875 Pigeon Pass Road, Ste. B13SMV Moreno Valley, CA 92557 (650) 771-6605 www.iebjpub.com Online Business Category: Publishers – Newspapers King Barrel Corp. 42030 Main Street, #G Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 531-5525 www.KingBarrel.biz Online Business Category: Home Décor Law Offices of Morton Grabel 29377 Rancho California Road, Ste. 103 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 695-7700 www.MGrabel.com Online Business Category: Attorneys Legends of Faith Menifee, CA 92584 (951) 437-1582 www.LegendsOfFaith.net Online Business Category: Churches Luke’s on Front Street 28693 Old Town Front Street, Ste. #402 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 699-9900 www.LukesOnFront.com Online Business Category: Restaurant Navy Federal Credit Union 32413 Temecula Parkway, #210 Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 303-8429 www.NavyFederal.org Online Business Category: Banks New American Funding 27431 Enterprise Circle West, #200 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 238-6950 http://branch.newamericanfunding.com/ temecula Online Business Category: Real Estate Mortgage Loans

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Operation Silver Star 26100 Newport Road, Ste. 12 PMB 13 Menifee, CA 92584 (951) 550-7584 www.OperationSilverStar.org Online Business Category: Organizations / Non-Profits

Sunil Sethi Real Estate 43950 Margarita Road, #J Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 760-8562 www.NeeruSehgal.com Online Business Category: Office Suites / Leasing

Pacific Sun Technologies 28121 Jefferson Avenue Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 308-1800 www.PacificSunTech.com Online Business Category: Solar

Tax Resolution Advocates Temecula, CA 92590 (877) 537-8948 www.TaxResolutionAdvocates.com Online Business Category: Consultants – Tax

San Diego County Apartment Association 5675 Ruffin Road, Ste. 310 San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 278-8070 www.sdcaa.com Online Business Category: Real Estate Trade Organization

Temecula Wellness Center 28780 Old Town Front Street, Unit D7 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 699-5000 www.TemeculaWellnessCenter.com Online Business Category: Health & Wellness /Nutrition

Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation PO Box 941 Murrieta, CA 92564 (800) 369-4620 www.SRPF.org Online Business Category: Organizations / Non-Profits Security Bank of California 3403 10th Street, Ste. 830 Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 368-2137 https://securitybankca.com/ Online Business Category: Banks Seponifiq LLC 37690 Via Vista Grande Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 218-4769 www.Seponifiq.com Online Business Category: Food – Specialty Smart & Final 25060 Madison Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 349-9310 www.SmartandFinal.com Online Business Category: Grocers – Retail SolarCity - Peter Chlebek 41568 Eastman Drive Murrieta, CA 92562 (858) 381-5051 www.SolarCity.com Online Business Category: Solar Stonehouse Insurance Services Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 333-1484 www.StonehouseIns.com Online Business Category: Insurance

Trauma Intervention Program P.O. Box 585 Murrieta, CA 92564 (951) 698-2453 www.TipNational.org Online Business Category: Organizations / Non-Profits Tyrina Quinn Mobile Notary Service Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 240-8923 www.TyrinaQuinn.com Online Business Category: Notary Public Vineyard Valley Pest Control PO Box 821 Temecula, CA 92593 (951) 676-6760 www.VVPest.com Online Business Category: Pest Control Wells Fargo Bank - West Temecula 28751 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 676-6501 www.WellsFargo.com Online Business Category: Banks Wells Fargo Bank - Ynez Road 27630 Ynez Road Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 676-5602 www.WellsFargo.com Online Business Category: Banks Wild Hairz Cutz For Kidz 41785 Nicole Lane, Ste. A4 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 694-5439 (KIDZ) www.WildHairzCutzForKidz.com Online Business Category: Beauty Salon / Hairstylists


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CPL-Cable, Pipe & Leak Detection, Inc.

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Pacific Western Bank

Abbott Vascular Advanced Orthopaedic Surgery Center

David Neault Associates, Inc.

Juice It Up!

Dental Pros, Inc.

Kairin Clinic

Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac

All About Storage

E.A.T. Extraordinary Artisan Table

Amante & Associates Insurance Solutions, Inc.

Eagle’s Mark

Lieberg, Oberhansley, Strohmeyer, LLP

Animal Friends of the ValleysLEAF Arizona Tile Artisan’s Palate Ashley Bee Photography / Studio Allure by Ashley Bee Baily’s Fine Dining & Front Street Bar & Grill Fred Bartz Bella Capelli Salon & Boutique BJ’s Restaurant Bongiornos NY Pizzeria Brandman University Briar Rose Winery California Realty Experts California State University San Marcos California State University San Marcos Temecula Campus Chappell Team Real Estate Services

Edward Jones Investments Andy Craig Eilek, Shirley Embassy Suites Hotel-Temecula Valley Wine Country Europa Village Executive VIP Transportation Fabozzi & Miller, APC Frank, Dennis Garage Brewing Co. Gentle Genie Rug Care Global CRES, Inc. Green Acres Ranch, Inc. Hampton Inn & Suites Hawk Analytics, Inc. The Health Insurance Agency Hillcrest Academy Home Smart Real Estate Home Smart Real Estate Roswitha Melander iHeartMedia iMortgage

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Markham Development Mgmt Group, Inc. McDonald’s Mira Loma Apartments Mission Pools Mt. San Jacinto College Mythos Technology Neighborhood Healthcare Novell & Novell Counseling Services, Inc. Old Town Tire & Service LLC Open Jar Concepts Pacific Barcode, Inc. Pacific Marine Credit Union Pacific Marine Credit Union South Temecula

Friday, March 6 8:00-9:30am- Coffee Connection

Thursday, March 12 9:00-10:30am and 1:00-2:30pm City Walk @ TVCC

Sutherland Networks Temecula Hyundai Temecula Roofing Company

Prudhomme Associates CPA’s

Temecula Town Center c/o Jones Lang LaSalle

Pulido Cleaning & Restoration R&R Payroll Services LLC

Temecula Valley Insurance Agency

R.E.E. Mechanical, Inc.

Temecula Valley Woman’s Club

Realty One Group Southwest Paul DeSimone

Temple Beth Sholom Tom’s Foreign Autohouse, Inc. The Valley Business Journal

Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)

Villaggio Family Pets

Robinson Printing & Creative Media

Vineyard Valet Dry Cleaning

Russ Builders

Voit Management

The Salvation Army

Wells Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc.

Viola’s Management Company

Save Your Legacy

Pacific Fire Protection

Sunset One Escrow Temecula Creek Inn

Provident Bank

Reno Contracting, Inc.

Nash Dental Care

Wednesday, March 11 8:00-9:00am- Membership Committee Meeting @ TVCC

Professional Women’s Roundtable

Ramada Inn

The Mortgage House

Thursday, March 5 8:00-9:00am Ambassador Training @ TVCC

Stutz, Artiano, Shinoff & Holtz, APC

Payroll Plus, Inc.

MaidPro of Temecula and Murrieta

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Paula L. Wilson, RHU, REBC

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Paradise Buick GMC

Western Municipal Water District

Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. Storage Express

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Thursday, March 19 9:00-11:00am SBDC Workshop @ TVCC

Wednesday, March 18 5:30-7:30pm Mixer @ Dream Dinners Temecula

Wednesday, March 25 7:30-915am Morning Mixer @ BJ’s Restaurant

Tuesday, March 10 12:00-1:30pm Business Encounter @ TVCC

C H A M B E R Thursday, April 2 4:00-5:30pm – Open House @TVCC

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Friday, April 10 9:00-11:00am- Professional Development Series Class 1 “Series 2: It’s All About the Customer” – Knowing your Customers @TVE2

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

Tuesday, April 14 12:00-1:30pm- Business Encounter @ TVCC

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Friday, April 24 9:00-11:00am- Professional Development Series Class 2 “Series 2: It’s All About the Customer” – Attracting More Customers Online & Offline @TVE2

Wednesday, April 22 7:30-915am Morning Mixer @ BJ’s Restaurant

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An additional 350+ jobs were created in 2014 from company relocations/expansions. With nearly 43,000 jobs and a growing diverse economic base, Temecula is the job center of Southwest Riverside County. The City of Temecula will close out 2014 with a flurry of more than a half dozen new company relocation/expansions bringing over 350 jobs to the community. Temecula continues to create a positive economic current that draws company relocations and spurs expansions. Moreover, the City continues to work with additional prospective company relocations through the successful Economic Development Ombudsman service. Industries from manufacturing to research and development have either relocated to Temecula or have expanded over the past year. Some of these include: EMD Millipore: The City of Temecula is pleased to welcome the business expansion of one of its largest life science companies, EMD Millipore. EMD Millipore has finalized plans to lease close to 38,000 square feet of additional building space in Temecula’s Business Park. In total, the organization will have nearly 150,000 square feet, spread across three buildings, dedicated to the development, manufacturing and distribution of biologics & chemicals. Over 100 additional jobs were created by this expansion, bringing EMD Millipore’s job count to over 350 people. Iron Grip: The largest provider of commercial free-weight equipment worldwide and the only manufacturer with a line of exclusively American made free weight equipment has recently acquired a 44,100 square foot building in Temecula.

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Rough Brothers Inc.: Since 1932, Rough Brothers Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures and installs custom greenhouses and conservatories that help commercial growers, retail garden center, research facilities, universities and schools throughout the country. Rough Brothers recently purchased a 60,000 square foot facility in Temecula. Temecula has not only successfully attracted large industry employers, but is also home to a growing number of new high-tech companies that are located in the City’s business incubator, the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange (TVE2). Currently, 11 start-up technology companies with 16 company founders and an additional 12 employees reside in the TVE2. The Office of Economic Development is focused on attracting, retaining and creating jobs in Temecula. Working with our business community is a very high priority. “Temecula’s Office of Economic Development is staffed with two former planners, who understand the construction, environmental and entitlement process. We use these planning skills and are able to save companies time by guiding them through the permitting process in an efficient manner” says Christine Damko, the City’s Economic Development Analyst. For more information on Temecula’s economic development and job creation efforts, please contact Christine Damko, Economic Development Analyst at 951-693-3952 or Christine.damko@ cityoftemecula.org.

Color Spot Nurseries: Recently relocated their corporate headquarters from San Diego County to Temecula, bringing over 50 jobs.

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On Saturday, February 21, 2015 the Chamber announced the Citizen, Valley Young Professional, Business, and Ruby Service/Charitable Organization and Emerald Service/Charitable Organization of the Year winners at the 49th Annual Awards Gala held at Pechanga Resort & Casino. In addition, the Chamber recognized the Lifetime Achievement, Ambassadors of the Year and Chairman’s Choice recipients. This amazing evening was sponsored by Abbott Vascular, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., Southwest Healthcare System, Domenigoni Barton Properties, The Law Offices of Rosenstein &Hitzeman, AAPLC, Pacific Western Bank, Promenade Temecula, Rancho Ford, Smith & Marion & Co. LLP, Temecula Valley Hospital, Temecula Valley Toyota, California State University San Marcos, Equity Management, Garage Brewing Co., Mythos Technology, Provident Bank, W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital Corporation, Southern California Edison, Timmy d. Productions, Wilson Creek Winery, Murrieta VIP Florist, Ashley Bee Photography, Star Way Productions, Creative Industries Media, JDS Video & Media Productions, The Creative Bar and The Valley News. The Chamber honored the following businesses, individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to this community. The 2014 Award Winners are Citizen of the Year: John Kelliher, Owner, Grapeline Wine Tours

Gold Business of the Year: Equity Management

Ruby Service/Charitable Organization of the Year: All From the Heart

Valley Young Professional of the Year: Jennifer Sevilla, Vice President Business Manager, Provident Bank

Bronze Business of the Year: Grapeline Wine Tours

Emerald Service/Charitable Organization of the Year: Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley

Sterling Business of the Year: Inland Management Group

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dan Atwood

Platinum Business of the Year: Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac

Ambassador of the Year: Roger Kaman, Breaking Records for Charities

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:30am-10:00am South Coast Winery Resort & Spa 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591 Learn how the current economic trends and conditions will impact our regional and local economy. This year’s forecast features an informative presentation on topics such as the housing market, retail leasing & demographics, statistics and local economic trends. If you do business in Southwest California you’re not going to want to miss this year’s Economic Forecast. The event title sponsors are Loma Linda University Medical Center, Murrieta and Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors. Reservations can be made online at www.temecula.org or by calling the Chamber office at (951) 676-5090

2015 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS PRESENTED BY THE HONORABLE M AY O R J E F F C O M E R C H E R O Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:30am – 10:00am Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway Join us for this annual event in which Temecula Mayor Jeff Comerchero will present on the recent accomplishments and future projects within the City. Tickets: $40 per person or $500 for a corporate table of 10 people. Reservations can be made online at www.temecula.org or by calling the Chamber office at (951) 676-5090.

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The California Legislature has been in session for just a few weeks now and they’ve already introduced several hundred bills that will tax us, regulate us or otherwise impact some aspect of our lives and businesses. By February 27, the final date to submit new bills, in all likelihood between 2,200 and as many as 3,000 new pieces of legislation will be launched down the alimentary canal that is the Sacramento Legislative Process. And you already know what type of effluvium will greet us at the end of the journey. The Southwest California Legislative Council is already on the job evaluating these new bills to see what impact they will have on your business. We’ve already seen some of that at work with re-introduced bills seeking to: • escalate the pace of minimum wage increase, • to expand the scope and reach of AB 32, the Global Solutions Warming Act of 2006, and • another shot at the Retail Bill of Rights. You might remember that one, if you are successful and buy another company, even an underperforming company, you will be required by law to retain ALL those employees for at least 90 days and you better have a darn good reason to fire them after that. We’re also likely to see: • another proposal to ‘reduce’ taxes by expanding taxes to include all services, • more attacks on Prop 13, • at least two efforts to implement a split-roll tax system,

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• introduction of a test program to study the feasibility of a vehicle miles traveled tax. That’s particularly welcome in our region with so many commuters, and • 5 bills already introduced expanding or otherwise seeking to legalize medical and/or recreational marijuana use. There will undoubtedly be a few beneficial bills come through as well - whether they make it or not will be anybody’s guess, but Senator Roth has again introduced: • SB 25, another attempt at retrieving some of the funds pilfered from our newest cities in 2011. His bill passed last session with broad bipartisan support but was vetoed by the Governor. • re-introduce the document dumping bill which would clarify and reduce the cost of property transfers within an HOA. If your company has its eye on a bill which you feel would be helpful or harmful to your business, please email GAD@swcaladvocacy.com with the information and feel free to attend the Southwest California Legislative Council meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month. This year our host is the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce and meetings are being held at the Mt. San Jacinto Campus. Contact your Chamber for more information on this important Member Benefit. Written by Gene Wunderlich, South West County Legislative Council.

WHAT IS AN AMBASSADOR? The Ambassador program promotes the enhancement and ideals of the Membership Committee. Individual members are trained to become a mentor for the incoming new members of the Chamber. Ambassador’s facilitate and promote Chamber events, welcome new members and outreach to the Chamber membership as a whole. Who can become an Ambassador? Any business who has been a member of the TVCC in good standing for more than 60 days.

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How do you become an Ambassador? Attend a one hour training led by the current Ambassador Chair. The meetings are held every other month at the TVCC. We welcome you in joining the TVCC Ambassador Team! For more information or to sign up for the next training contact Katie Cook at Katie@temecula.org or 951-676-5090 ext. 307.


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LEE COHEN WITH LEGAL SHIELD Lee Cohen is from Spartanburg, S.C. Upon graduating from high school he decided to join the United States Marine Corps instead of going to college. What was supposed to only be 4 years turned into 12. He loved serving his country but after his son was born it was time to focus on his family. In 2005 Lee, his wife Sheri and son Jakory moved to Temecula California. While attending college he decided to become a sole proprietor with LegalShield in 2009. While learning about the

business he realized that he had a passion for helping and educating people about the incredible services LegalShield provides. In 2012 Lee went full time with LegalShield and got certified to help families, consult with small businesses on various small business legal plans and offers legal and identity theft services to small and large companies as an employee benefit. Lee is the 2015 Education Chair for the Valley Young Professionals. You can reach him at: leecohen@legalshieldassociate.com

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BLAKE FAMBROUGH WITH DU BOTS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Blake Fambrough, Financial Advisor with Dubots Capital Management attended Texas Tech University and received a B.B.A. in Finance and a M.S. in Personal Financial Planning. In addition, Blake holds the Certified Financial Planner® designation. He has been working in the financial services industry since 2004. Blake works with John Dubots to provide outstanding service to

clients. Blake with his wife Christina and their daughter live in the Lake Elsinore area and enjoy volunteering their time to their local church. I appreciate the opportunity that is provided by VYP to learn & connect with other young professionals in the community

SPONSOR A VYP EVENT FOR AS LITTLE AS $100!

VYP’s average age is 33 and over 45% of the population in Temecula is in this demographic. Through VYP you are gaining exposure to an influential piece of our community. Support your community and advertise to a specific market through promotion at monthly events, educational opportunities and speed networking. For more information please contact Tiffany@temecula.org or call (951) 676-5090.

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Back by popular demand, the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting the incredible trip, Mission to China! The Chamber will once again partner with Citslinc International Inc., who works with over 800 chambers in the US and Canada to send over 20,000 people annually to visit China. During this tour you will visit memorable sites, both ancient and modern, and enjoy a multitude of unforgettable experiences. Trip highlights are Beijing, Tian An Men Square, The Great Wall, Lingering Gardens, Suzhou, National Embroidery Institute, Hangzhou and Shanghai. The Mission to China trip will have you departing on October 20, 2015 and returning on October 28, 2015. The cost of this 9-day trip is

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$2,399 per person based on double occupancy. There is an optional tour for additional $500 to Xi’an to see the Terra Cotta Warriors. Trip amenities include three meals a day, roundtrip international airfare, 5-star or 4-star hotel accommodations, transportation to & from the LAX airport, deluxe tour bus, English speaking tour guides and admission tickets to tourist attractions. Register today for this amazing trip! A $300 deposit is due at time of registration. The trip deadline and full balance is due by July 24, 2015. Hurry and make your reservation! Space is limited! For more information, please contact the Chamber office at (951) 676-5090. MA R C H • A P R IL 2015 | TE ME CULA TO DAY | 15


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