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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.


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


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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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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, Mobilia & Associates VYP Kaelan Sutherland, Sutherland Networks



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hile Baby Boomers have some time before they’re completely out of the work force, their numbers dwindle every year. As far as businesses are concerned, buying power has already shifted. Generation Z is fresh out of diapers, Generation Y has entered their 30’s and even those “slacking” Gen X’ers are finally taking charge. All this talk of change can be scary to some—and change is accelerating.  Gone are the times of spending 20 years at a single company. The average tenure now is just over four years, with millennials clocking in at about two. Businesses can be funded, launched, grown and sold completely online. All in less time than it takes to get a college degree. Sometimes in place of one. We don’t even have to watch TV on TV. We are the generation born in the digital age, nurtured with technology and raised by social media. We take over management and executive positions armed with iPads and smart phones, some with the intention of laying waste to the “old school” conventions like executive titles, networking and even traditional community involvement. All in the name of the new and “better.” Titles like CEO—only about 40 years old in the first place—are deemed antiquated and are eliminated altogether. Networking is done online with LinkedIn connections and Facebook friends. We live in a global community where civic responsibility becomes texting your donation to the Red Cross or supporting a Kickstarter campaign. None of this is inherently wrong, but what we don’t realize is much of this “new school” is firmly rooted, and would not exist without, the old. Yet we constantly seek to improve and hasten the transactions, all while walking down the street with our eyes drinking from our four inch screens; never considering the ones we are brushing by, with the worn out oxfords and the business card scribbled with notes in hand, inspired the CRM software we use on that very phone. They can see us as entitled, wet behind the ears and lazy. We can see them as old-fashioned, tired and out of touch. Both sides question the others’ motivation, skill-level and passion. But what can we learn from each other if we really look?  My generation can learn nothing seals a deal better than a handshake, a smile and simply remembering their name. That dropping a handwritten card in the mail is better than an e-card any day. Even if it is your face signing Happy Birthday. We can learn getting your hands dirty in the local community can show you people who are hurting and in need right here. That gives you more than a new perspective. It gives you a love and passion for your neighbors. 4 | Temec ul a Today | Ma r c h • A p r i l 2 01 3

Talking About My Generation They can learn connecting online doesn’t mean you fear physical interactions; it can actually facilitate them and form stronger relationships. That even though our emails are short and to the point, doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten how to have an intelligent conversation. They can learn that clicking the button on a mouse and knowing you just contributed to providing clean water or an education to a third world child is an amazing feeling and gives you a sense that you can actually change the world. We can learn that we have a lot more in common than we think. We’re all looking for that path to happiness. I consider myself lucky to live in a place which seems to blur the lines between generations. We have thriving networking and service groups consisting of professionals 40 and under which are embraced and encouraged by established groups just wanting to see us succeed at whatever we do. They even want to learn from us. It really is encouraging. Heck, if we play bingo and they have iPhones, anything is possible. Written by: Jason DeArmond, DeArmond Creative



Raising a Professional, Building a Community


t takes a lot of work to grow a young professional from infancy to breaking out into the world of business. I know from personal experience that my business “know-how” was limited at best when I first joined the Valley Young Professionals back in 2010. My adventures into the world of the Temecula Chamber and VYP introduced me to a myriad of business professionals, far more seasoned and knowledgeable than I. Many of whom devoted their time, advice and council to help me take those first baby steps on my own.

The Valley Young Professionals group is a breeding ground for tomorrow’s future business leaders. But one of the most important lessons that my colleagues and I have learned during our time spent in VYP is that the commitment to giving back to our community is not just a show to get publicity, but rather a deep-seeded desire to truly make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Many of these community outreach efforts go on in the background, away from the cameras and the publicity, and far from the reaches of the spying eyes of the business world. Most of us, in addition to our coordinated efforts at VYP, sustain the spirit of volunteerism by donating our time and/or treasure to local sport teams, churches, schools, non-profits, and shelters, to name a few. What has struck me as I have grown to know and become good friends with many in VYP is the fact that serving our children and our neighbors has gone far beyond the perceived requirements of group participation and instead and become part of our very own woven fabric. Community service has become a part of who we are in every day life, even when no one is watching. You might see it more obviously when VYP participates in events such as the Oak Grove Room Decoration project or the Junior Achievement Program. Our efforts have been featured in newspapers, magazines, press releases, and online articles. The sweat we’ve poured during Habitat for Humanity events and the smiles we’ve seen when we’ve donated books to homeless children continue to be reminders of a job well done, not only as business people, but as citizens of the Temecula Valley. Behind the scenes, you don’t see the hours of commitment that it takes to pull off every Civic event that we coordinate, or the volunteer hours that are requested of our members when we help charity in need. Naturally, these qualities of integrity and serving others have also bled into our own businesses, to the point that some of us are in a continuous state of offering more of ourselves than we have to give because of the desire to set the needs of others above our own. At the very heart of our young professionals, you won’t find a petty complaint when it comes to giving back. Most, if not all, of us want to participate in some shape or form and are in tune with the opportunity when it presents itself. It is my belief that because VYP and the Temecula Chamber have helped to nurture a culture of civic duty, we have begun to reap the fruits of seeds long ago planted; our beautiful community, flourishing and healthy, raising tomorrow’s business leaders, parents, coaches and volunteers. While these two organizations might have had the initial intent of helping the Temecula Valley raise well-adjusted young professionals, they also got a bonus thrown in: a profitable investment into the welfare of the community. Written by: Christine Chappell, eMedia Insiders

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ABOUT VYP alley Young Professional has several committees and many ways to get involved. Each committee has a chair to head up the efforts, the TVCC and VYP greatly appreciate the commitment of these Chairs and the hours they volunteer to help in the success of the VYP. Here is a little bit about each of the committee chairs.


Kaelan Sutherland has been with Sutherland Networks as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing since October of 2011. She promptly joined and began actively participating in the Valley Young Professionals and Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband of almost 10 years have lived in the Temecula Valley for nearly 13 years where he started doing business as Bill Sutherland Network Services in 2003. They decided to shorten the name to Sutherland Networks a few years later. After having been in the escrow industry, specializing in Reverse Mortgage for more than 8 years, Kaelan left the hustle and bustle of escrow and joined Bill on his journey to help Small to Medium Businesses increase sales by offering a direct and personal approach to customer service. Her goal is to help improve efficiency and productivity as well as saving businesses money on their phone service, ultimately providing reduced operational costs and IT budgets. Coming into Sutherland Networks, Kaelan recognized the vast majority of underserved local small businesses and saw a great opportunity to provide flexible, cost effective phone and network services. “We want our clients to be able to choose among various solutions that fit their individual organizations and that can support their needs to grow and change. The goal is to offer clients a range of services, applications, and support options from which to choose. Then, allow them to determine the allocation of time given to focus on the technology driving their business. Particularly in this economy, SMB’s are not in the position of paying for anything that is not necessary at the moment. Pay-as-you-use is certainly the way to go.” Currently and prior to accepting the position as 2013 Valley Young Professionals Chair, Kaelan participates in many of the Civic Committee opportunities that VYP offers. Helping promote and create fundraisers for different nonprofits such as Project T.O.U.C.H., Rancho Damacitas, Assisteens, and Habitat for Humanity. For example, she played an integral part in the concept and shopping for the annual Oak Grove decoration of one of the rooms and she was one of the many volunteers at the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival. Kaelan also joined the Temecula New Generations Rotary Club in September 6 | Teme c ul a Today | Mar c h • APRIL 2 013

of 2012, which provides her with multiple service opportunities, such as helping raise money for Our Nicholas Foundation, Michelle’s Place and multiple other charities. She actively pursues opportunities to better herself, her business, and the community-at-large. Kaelan and her husband currently live in Temecula with their 3 children between them, ages 15, 17 and 19. As a family, they love to ride quads and camp with their 5th wheel toy hauler in the deserts of Ocotillo Wells and camping at KQ Ranch in Julian. They have 2 dogs, Parker and Max and 14 fish.

CIVIC CO-CHAIR Christine, the co-owner of eMedia Insiders, has been consulting with self-employed professionals and small business owners on the power of email and social media marketing since 2009. As a Constant Contact® Business Partner and All-Star award winner, she uses her knowledge of email and social media integration to help clients create well-rounded eMedia marketing strategies. Above and beyond production and consulting work, Christine conducts social media and email marketing workshops focused on giving small business owners the keys to unlock a successful e-marketing strategy. She is able to effectively communicate and teach business owners why social media and email marketing are crucial components of any marketing campaign, as well as outline creative ways to keep customers engaged and interacting with their brand. Christine currently serves as the 2013 VYP Civic Co-Chair. Her previous positions include 2012 VYP Chair and 2011 eMarketing Co-Chair. She has been nominated for the Temecula Chamber Valley Young Professional of the Year award for 3 years straight. Her passion for Christian ministry is expressed through her involvement with Covenant Grace in Murrieta, CA as well as her own personal ministry Rookies in Christ. She presently resides in Temecula with her husband of 9 years, Brett Chappell, and her 6 year old daughter, Brianna. Christine is now pregnant with the family’s first son, who is due May 2013.

cover HOSPITALITY CO-CHAIR Jennifer Rasmussen has been a resident of the Temecula area for most of her life, having moved to Temecula in 1986, she says “ There is nowhere else I would rather be!” She has been a part of the Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley team, as a Banking Specialist, since the doors opened in September of 2007. CBTV is a Community Bank that specializes in providing all banking services to businesses, their owners, and their employees- with the highest level of customer service! “I love my work, the people I work with and our customers!” “I am so excited to be the 2013 VYP Hospitality Chair! Although I have been a member of VYP for over 4 years, my involvement has mostly been in the civic area, so I am looking forward to being in a new position and bringing new ideas to VYP. Being a part of The Valley Young Professionals is important to me because I see firsthand how much VYP can foster both business and personal relationships. When I attended my first VYP mixer, I was shy, didn’t know anyone and honestly, I was nervous! Instead of not coming back, I jumped in with both feet; I attended (and still do) the monthly planning meetings, which not only informs you of everything that is going on in VYP, but it also allows you to give input and get to know people! I also attend every mixer I can, because you get to know people and build lasting relationships. Through VYP I have absolutely brought business to Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley and hope to continue to do so as long as possible! Some of Jennifer’s favorite past times include riding dirt bikes in Ocotillo Wells, going to the River and hanging out with her family and friends. She currently resides in Wildomar with her husband.


Mark’s financial expertise and business loan structuring have helped companies achieve their goals. Starting out in underwriting and financial analysis, his experience involves all types of lending including SBA, commercial real estate, construction, business acquisition, lines of credit, and equipment.  In addition to VYP Education Co-Chair, he was Vice President of a local BNI chapter, and remains heavily involved in the area chambers of commerce. Mission Oaks National Bank is community business bank headquartered in Temecula and decision making is made locally at their headquarters in Temecula. Mission Oaks National Bank has been a member of the Temecula Chamber of Commerce for 12 years, and giving back to the community since its inception in 2000.

MARKETING CO-CHAIR Jason is the founder of DeArmond Creative and his biggest passion, next to Star Wars, is helping businesses look good. A student of art throughout high school, Jason started in design over 13 years ago while working at a surf shop and creating t-shirt logos. Since then he moved on to one of the shop’s suppliers and then worked for 4 years designing everything—from the logo, to a website, to weekly bulletins—for a small church in San Diego County. That’s where he found he loves logos and developing a system to make them work. Jason and his family moved to Temecula in 2008 and started DeArmond Creative in January of 2009. He has since been dedicated to helping small business owners and non-profits (such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County) brand their businesses with a professional, clean design style. He has a BS in Business/Marketing from University of Phoenix and studied Design in the Masters Program at The Academy of Art University.


Jason can usually be found at a networking event with the Temecula Mark Merritt has lived and worked in the Chamber or Valley Young Professionals as well as serving the community Temecula Valley for the past nine years.  with Temecula Valley’s New Generation Rotary Club. As a resident of the Valley, his work with EVENTS CO- CHAIR Mission Oaks National Bank allows him to help the area businesses grow and succeed Raj Narayanan is an Assistant General Manager with the Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball team, and is in charge of while providing responsive service. Mark Corporate Partnerships. He is currently specializes in business financing, where he entering his 8th year in baseball after provides tailored financing for Southern spending 6 years as a Financial Professional California businesses to help them achieve in New Jersey. Prior to assuming the role of success.  Mark has been involved with Assistant General Manager with the Lake VYP for several years and was drawn to Elsinore Storm, Raj served as a Director of the organization by its community involvement, volunteer work, and Group Sales for the Lake Elsinore Storm networking opportunities. and previously held the same title for As the Education Co-Chair for the second consecutive year, Mark enjoys the Inland Empire 66ers. He was able to seeing area businesses and their professionals grow through the various successfully switch careers after spending 6 years as a Financial Professional events that VYP provides to its members. These include community in New Jersey, having worked with companies such as MassMutual and volunteer work, educational events, and networking opportunities Oppenheimer Funds. provided. “As a Co-Chair, it is very rewarding to be involved in the planning Raj Narayanan is honored to serve as the 2013 VYP Events Chair, after process to help shape the direction and growth of the organization”. having been involved as a member for the last 3 years. He is passionate about With a degree in Finance and 15 years’ experience in business banking, helping make Valley Young Professionals a leading group to help develop March • APRIL 201 3 | T e me cula Today | 7



leaders in both business and in the community. “Young Professionals need a forum that allows them to foster their development both socially and in our ever-changing business world and I believe that VYP is the best such forum in the valley. The events are a great start to the development of our future leaders and when combined with everything VYP has to offer can really set young professionals up to be successful.”, says Raj. In addition to joining the Valley Young Professionals as the Events Chair, Raj is a big believer of being involved in the community. A life-long believer in giving back and community service, Raj currently also serves as the Membership Co-Chair for the Temecula Noon Rotary Club. He was involved in working with the Temecula New Generations Club and previously helped start a Lions Club in San Bernardino. Raj volunteers his time through many projects and groups locally, having been involved with groups such as: the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Riverside County, Michelle’s Place, JDRF, United Way, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity and serving several roles for both the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce. He was proud to have been nominated for the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award in 2011. Raj Narayanan graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a focus on Finance and Marketing. He has a passion for sports, which is evident in his work, and also for music of various genres. In his spare time, Raj likes to golf, watch sports, read books, explore new places and skydive. He would love to swim with sharks in the open water one day and find out first hand just how amazing a creature sharks can be. His favorite quote is “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” by Nelson Mandela

A VYP Committee that fits you Getting involved with a committee is a great way for you to connect in order to get the most out of your VYP membership. Your involvement helps VYP members meet other professionals, collaborate on various projects and give back to the community. Consider joining a committee to share your unique skills and creative talents to help build Valley Young Professionals; which in turn grows your business and your overall professional experience. hospitality Committee – Meets the 2nd Monday each month at 12:00pm at Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley. This is a warm, inviting committee that works together creating additional ways to involve VYP members in an assortment of activities, boost member retention and encourage creative networking. Each of these components combined assists in creating an even greater benefit for each member. The goal of the Hospitality team is to welcome guests and recruit new members at monthly events in order to increase the Valley Young Professionals membership. Successful business connections don’t always happen in one night or over just one mixer; meaningful business relationships develop over time and the Hospitality Committee assists in fostering an atmosphere to do so. Education Committee – Meeting time TBD. The objective of the 8 | Teme c ul a Today | Ma rch • a p r i l 2 01 3 Mar ap 013

Education Committee is to improve the success of businesses and the wellbeing of its members. This is done through offering various events that provide information and teach fresh business techniques that can be used to enhance individual and business growth. These events are created and planned by VYP members whose innovative ideas are put into action. Any individuals interested in lending their talents are encouraged to contact Mark Merritt at (951) 719-1208 or Aaron Lloyd at (951) 445-4186. Events Committee – Meets the 1st Wednesday each month at 4:00pm at that month’s VYPER location. This committee is a team of VYP members who meet to coordinate each month’s VYPER events. Join the fun in choosing venues, networking activities, event themes and assist in planning the event. Each member of the events crew will also be asked to work closely with all other committees especially the Marketing Committee to help “spread the word” about future events. Civic Committee – Meets the 4th Monday each month at 12:00pm at Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley. This is your opportunity to give back! This committee is passionate for the local community and is heavily involved in the Assisteens program, providing a young professional speaker at each of their meetings, and highly anticipates the annual Oak Grove Center for Education Treatment and the Arts dorm room decoration project. The committee continues to support 4-5 non-profit organizations throughout the year by means of raising funds and/or volunteering their time. Be part of the creative efforts to give back to our community. Marketing Committee – Meets the 3rd Tuesday each month at 9:00am at Coworking Connection. Exciting fresh ideas spur on the marketing committee who is dedicated to implementing marketing tactics to effective advertise VYP and its members. This encompasses various marketing areas such as: Website material, articles, ads, directory listings, sponsor recognition, Facebook/Twitter recognition , flyer design for events, new materials , ideas, promotions, new member packets, newsletters, VYP involvement with the Temecula Chamber. Join this committee to be a part of the driving force behind Valley Young Professionals. Check the VYP website calendar for updated meeting times and event schedules


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news Chamber Wins

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he Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce won another national award for their creative and cutting edge marketing piece, the 2012 46th Annual Awards Gala Invitation. The invitation was recently featured in the largest issue of Graphic Design USA Magazine and has now won a total of 7 prestigious awards, including 2 Gold Addy Awards for excellence in creativity and execution. Congratulations to Justin Lawler, Creative Director, and the rest of the staff at the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Wine Country Classic Temecula’s Premier Golf Tournament Presented by the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Brought to you by The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Hitzeman, AAPLC Friday, June 28, 2013 10:00am Shot Gun Start Temecula Creek Inn, 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road Join the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce for a day of networking and golf on the incredible Championship Golf Course at Temecula Creek Inn. All Chamber members, industry leaders, and golfers are encouraged to attend. Whether you hit the ball short or far, straight or sliced, this is the event for you. The course features 18-holes of Championship Golf surrounded by over 300 acres of rustic beauty, dramatic elevation changes, sweeping mountain views and year-round sunny weather. Sample delicious wines provided by local Temecula Wineries and learn about what the Temecula Wine Country has to offer. So come on out, play a round of golf, network with others, advertise your company, generate business and most importantly, have fun! For sponsorship information or to make a reservation to play, please contact the Chamber office at (951) 676-5090.

State of the City Address Presented by the Honorable Mayor Mike Naggar Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:30am – 10:00am Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway “Back to the Future” Join us for this annual event in which Temecula Mayor Mike Naggar 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 temecula. org or by calling the Chamber office at (951) 676-5090. 10 | Tem ec ul a Today | Ma r c h • APRIL 2 01 3



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Chamber Calendar March 2013 Friday, March 1 8:00-9:30am – Coffee Connection

Wednesday, March 13 8:00-9:00am – Membership Committee Meeting

Saturday, March 2 5:30pm – midnight – Annual Awards Gala

Thursday, March 14 9:00-11:30am – SBDC “Business to Business Sales and Sales Team Management” at Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange

Tuesday, March 12 12:00-1:30pm – Business Encounter

Monday, March 18 12:00-1:30pm - Southwest California Legislative Council at Ortega Adult School

Thursday, March 21 9:00-11:00am – SBDC “How to Start Your Business” at Temecula Chamber

Wednesday, March 20 5:30-7:30pm – Mixer at DCH Auto Group

Wednesday, March 27 7:30-9:15am – Morning Mixer at Embassy Suites Hotel of Temecula Valley Wine Country

Chamber Calendar April 2013 Thursday, April 4 8:00-9:00 – Ambassador Training 4:00-5:30pm – New Member Reception Friday, April 5 8:00-9:30am – Coffee Connection Tuesday, April 9 12:00-1:30pm – Business Encounter

Wednesday, April 10 8:00-9:00am – Membership Committee Meeting Thursday, April 11 9:00-11:30am – SBDC “PCI Compliance – What it is, Why you need it?” at Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange Friday, April 12 9:00-11:00am – Professional Development Series; Series 2, Class 1 of 4 at Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange

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Monday, April 15 12:00-1:30pm - Southwest California Legislative Council at Ortega Adult School Wednesday, April 17 5:30-7:30pm – Mixer Thursday, April 18 2:00-4:00pm – City Walk Wednesday, April 24 7:30-9:15am – Morning Mixer at Embassy Suites Hotel of Temecula Valley Wine Country

Friday, April 26 9:00-11:00am – Professional Development Series; Series 2, Class 2 of 4 at Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange



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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. Your trip will begin on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 and end on Thursday, November 7, 2103. 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.

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. 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. For detailed trip information, please contact the Chamber office at (951) 676-5090.

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ith youth being barraged everyday with predications and standards they need to meet in their future someone or something needs to step back and see how they can be helped to reach the lofty goals being put forth. The City of Temecula is doing just that and thanks to the Youth Master Plan, programs and opportunities are actively being made to help the youth of today become the leaders of tomorrow. Whether it be offering information to help young people choose or outlets to let them show what they are made of, Temecula is on the forefront of youth development because to invest in tomorrow you need to invest in the people who will be there. With Temecula’s motto being, “Old Traditions New Opportunities” it only makes sense that opportunities are an essential part of Temecula’s plan for its youth. The City of Temecula Fellowship Program is designed to allow graduate and post-graduate level students to work in their areas of interest, gain valuable work experience, and learn the skills and knowledge that will enhance their job prospects by working in a fast-paced, challenging environment. Fellowships open during the summer and last between 6 to 8 weeks with stipends allotted depending on availability. But only having positions during the summer was not enough so The City of Temecula Internship Program offers parttime internships to high school and undergraduate college students all year long. The internships are designed to expose students to the workings of local city government and help the youth to find out more of what a real work environment is like and where they fit best. Fellows and Interns can choose to work in different departments including Planning, Building, Public Works, Theatre, Community Service, Special Needs, and Economic Development to name a few. This incredible opportunity has pulled college graduates, college undergraduates and high school students from all manner of universities, UCR, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly SLO, Cal Baptist, Chico State, and University of Oregon to name a few.

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investing In its future economic development through youth The City of Temecula has not forgotten those who are not quite as far along though or are just looking for information. The Fourth Annual City of Temecula College and Vocational Fair takes place every year, most recently on Saturday, September 22nd at the Promenade Mall. The event continues to grow each year and there were over 170 colleges, universities, vocational schools and military service representatives this year. They have come from all over the country with the Ivy League, Pac 12, Big 12, UC, State and private schools all represented.  With its great diversity and wealth of information the event was a resounding success and continues to be the marquee college fair in the region.  For some though college still may be a distant thought so last year with the help of members of the community the City of Temecula hosted its first ever science fair, dubbed the “Science and Technology Fair. This year the Second Annual Science and Technology Fair will be taking place on April 20nd. With last year’s unquestionable success the city is thrilled to be able to keep this new tradition going and see what amazing innovations students from throughout Temecula think up with this year! Before this fair students were lacking an outlet to share their great creativity in the areas of science and technology but with over 60 young innovators participating last year it is clear that this fair is and will continue to be a prized opportunity for youth and will not be a tradition that stops any time soon. Everyone is encouraged to come witness the creative nature of youth today and every year after this! This great effort is no mistake, Temecula knows youth are critical for every form of success and new chances are coming all the time. Following the inspiration that is the Youth Master Plan, Temecula is proud to invest in its youth and is sure it is not a risky investment but one that will continue to make Temecula the outstanding success it is today.



Hang on For the Ride!


he new legislative session opened with a bang for the Southwest California Legislative Council, reflected in their first meeting of the new year. Following up on a recent planning session, the Council ratified their 2013 Policy Platform supporting their Strategic Initiatives for this year:

Budget & Tax Reform/ Job Creation & Retention/ Healthcare Reform The Assembly and the Senate in Sacramento have until February 22nd to submit legislation in this new session. If the past month is any indication, we’ll easily see at least a thousand new bills that Sacramento feels you are currently bereft of. Some area of your business or personal life that would benefit from more oversight, regulation and/or taxation. It’s the mission of the SWCLC to prevent as much of that from happening as we can by advocating on behalf of businesses in Southwest California. We’re coming off a strong year in 2012 where we took positions on more than 100 measures. Only 28 of those made it to the Governor’s desk and our position prevailed in 18, lost in 10. That’s a winning season. Sometimes we won by having a good bill pass, more often we won by having a bad bill fail. And again we had a great partnership with our local legislators and their staffs to make your voices heard. Another of our goals for 2013 is to expand our outreach. We have several more legislators to work with this year as the result of last year’s district re-alignment. The council has introduced ourselves by mail or in person and most of our legislators had a representative present at our first meeting of the year - including Congressman Calvert’s office. There really is no better place to meet your legislative rep than at an SWCLC meeting.

you belong to a civic group, a member of the Council will be happy to come out and tell your members about the benefits the SWCLC brings to their business. And if you would like to become a sponsor or the Council, there are additional benefits for your support - and we would really appreciate it. You’ve heard about the I-5 - Ortega Project? The SWCLC was one of the first groups CalTrans visited with a presentation on the impact the project will have on Riverside County Commuters. That information will be posted on our website. We also heard from the Transportation Corridor Agencies on their plan to expand the 241 toll road. The Council has joined a coalition supporting CEQA reform, putatively in the form of a yet-to-be introduced bill by Senator Michael Rubio. Local businesses, developers, city and county governments have all decried the abuses of CEQA to stymie local issues. SWCLC has also joined the EDC and other groups to urge the California Air Resources Board to relocate to Riverside. CARB has voiced their intention to leave their El Monte home and is casting about for a new destination. This would bring numerous jobs to the region while CARB would benefit from a lower cost base and access to UCR and other local research facilities. You can contact the SWCLC via email at gad@swcaladvocacy. com. You can find out what we’re up to by visiting us at and get daily updates on business issues in the state by ‘liking’ us at Our next meeting is on 2/25, noon, at the Ortega Adult School Board Room, 520 Chaney Street, Lake Elsinore. We hope to see you there.

We also want to extend the outreach to our members. If you know of a local business that’s having issues with a regulation or a proposed bill, have them bring it to our attention. If March • APRIL 201 3 | T e me cula Today | 15



uneMployMenT fund deficiT


he federal tax that California employers pay to support the unemployment insurance (UI) program increased again January 1 due to the continuing insolvency of the UI Trust Fund, and will continue to increase every year until the debt is paid. The state administration projects that without corrective action, the federal loan will not be fully repaid until sometime after 2020. California employers have been paying higher taxes since the beginning of 2011 because the state has not repaid money it borrowed from the federal government to pay UI benefits. California’s outstanding federal loan was $10.3 billion at the start of this year, more than $6.5 billion greater than the next highest state loan, New York. California has the third highest unemployment rate in the nation, behind Rhode Island and Nevada, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Stakeholder Meetings The Governor has acknowledged the need for action to deal with the plight of the UI fund and has directed the Labor and Workforce Development Agency to bring key business and labor stakeholders together this year to identify alternatives to meet the state’s annual federal interest obligations, repay the federal loan and return the state’s UI fund to solvency. California’s UI program is funded exclusively from taxes on employers, with the exception of federal grants for administration and certain extended benefits. Since 2001, California’s total benefit costs have exceeded its revenue in all but two years.

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mEans highEr EmployEr taX Insolvency Factor California’s current UI fund insolvency is caused not only by significant unemployment, but also can be traced back to the UI benefit increases imposed in 2001. The California Chamber of Commerce opposed this increase in benefits because it was not coupled with cost savings. Further exacerbating the situation, as unemployment and duration of benefits increase, the state is collecting fewer tax revenues and paying more benefits to unemployed Californians. With annual UI benefit obligations projected to be around $6.5 billion in 2013, California can expect its UI Trust Fund to be in debt about $10.2 billion to the Federal Unemployment Account (FUA) by the end of 2013. The state Employment Development Department (EDD) projects the fund balance to be at a $9.2 billion deficit by the end of 2014. If California does not have sufficient UI tax receipts to both pay ongoing benefits and repay the FUA loan, the principal debt will remain outstanding, the state will continue to pay interest on the balance, and the federal tax on employers will continue to rise by about $21 per employee per year. The first annual interest payment on the FUA loan was slightly more than $303.4 million, which was paid in September 2011. The second interest payment, made on September 30, 2012, was $308.2 million. An additional $291.2 million is estimated due in 2013, and $278.8 million in 2014. Federal law prohibits paying interest from the UI Trust Fund. Therefore, given California’s budget woes, the interest payments in 2011 and 2012 were loaned from the State Disability Insurance account, and will be paid back with interest from the General Fund.


Reduced Tax Offsets Federal law requires the federal government to incrementally reduce the tax offsets to employers in states that do not timely repay their FUA loans—essentially a tax increase. A federal tax is levied on employers at a current rate of 6% on wages up to $7,000 a year. Employers will lose 0.3% of their federal tax credit each year, which translates into approximately $21 per year for any employee who makes $7,000 or more a year. (California employers pay UI taxes on the first $7,000 of wages per employee.) Statewide, the tax increase totaled an estimated $289.8 million in 2012 and $615.7 million in 2013, according to the EDD. This represents a loss of 0.6% of the tax credit this past year. The additional taxes paid will help offset California’s federal loan balance. The table above illustrates the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax increase to employers over the years. The tax will continue to increase 0.3% per year until such time as the offset credit is exhausted, or the fund becomes solvent. The offset credit will be fully restored once the trust fund is solvent.


A report of the state Legislative Analyst’s Office suggested that options involving UI tax increases on employers would quickly improve the fund’s condition, but also concluded that tax increases could hurt California’s competitiveness.

CalChamber Position The CalChamber believes that for California to combat rising unemployment, and therefore improve the stability of the UI Trust Fund, the state must improve the business climate in California. The California Legislature has made a series of public policy choices that has led to California having a high cost of wages, a high tax burden, excessive power costs and expensive commercial property. Any “fix” for the UI fund must address the trust fund insolvency, ensure further debt is not incurred going forward and include a consideration of all options to streamline the system. Furthermore, any solution must include a series of policy changes that will improve California’s business climate and spur investment and job creation. Written by: Cal Chamber staff, Marti Fisher

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n February, the California Council for Excellence recognized the 2012 recipients of the California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) at its annual conference in Irvine, California. Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center Area was awarded the Eureka Gold Award. The Eureka Award is the top-tier award for CAPE, and only two organizations received Eureka Gold Awards this year. In addition, Kaiser Permanente Riverside was recognized on February 5 for earning the California Team Excellence Gold Rush Award for three teams, the Stroke Program Team, the Advanced Management of Inpatient Diabetes Care Team, and the Environmental Services Team. The California Council for Excellence’s California Team Excellence Awards is an authorized showcase of the American Society for Quality International Team Excellence Award Program. The program criteria focus on post team assessment and providing nonprescriptive feedback on project and process improvement events. “This achievement is a testament to the excellent performance of the Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center Area,” said Vita Willett, executive director, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/ Health Plan. “Hospitals who earn the CAPE and Baldrige Awards have demonstrated that they provide top quality care.” The CAPE award program, which emulates the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, recognizes organizations that demonstrate superior performance in seven key business areas: leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, measurement and knowledge management, human resources, process management, and organizational results.

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“The CAPE program guides California organizations in maintaining competitiveness by promoting continuous improvement,” said Jill Duplechan, RN, MAOL, chief administrative officer, Southern California Permanente Medical Group. “Hospitals who focus on the CAPE and Baldrige strategies, processes and initiatives provide some of the best care in the nation.” Award applicants are evaluated through a 50-page application and a weeklong site visit. “This award is a recognition of Kaiser Permanente Riverside’s commitment to excellence in the provision of health care,” said Richard G. Rajaratnam, MD, FRCS, FACS, area medical director Area Medical Director. “I am proud to work with a team of dedicated physicians and staff who have the patient at the center of their focus and are continually innovating new strategies to elevate the care they provide to the next level.” About Kaiser Permanente: Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 3.5 million members in Southern California. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to:



South coast winery Wins award


esults are coming in for the 2013 Wine Competitions, and the competition is heating up in Southern California with the dominance of South Coast Winery in the international mix. With the addition of the recent results from the Winemakers Challenge and San Francisco Wine Competition, South Coast Winery has now topped the charts, earning a total of 1,800 medals in both domestic and international wine competitions, one of the highest in the nation. Contrary to popular belief, one need not travel to the northern part of the state to take advantage of an array of award-winning wines. Jim Carter’s South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, located in Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country, produces 65,000 cases annually and has been growing grapes, blending quality fruit with wine-making savoir-faire and creating over 40 varietals of award winners all within ten years. According to Peggy Evans, Executive Director, Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association, “The ability to garner that number of awards in such a short span of time acknowledges the passion Jim has for this valley - and this industry as a whole. The dedication of time, energy and funds required to create a world class winery like South Coast demands a determination and a drive to succeed that Jim Carter displays in every way, every day. He has not only put South Coast Winery on the map, but has paved the way for the entire Temecula Valley to be recognized as a player in the California wine world. For that, we owe him a tremendous thank you.” Producing just 65,000 cases of wines each year, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a two–time title holder of the prestigious CALIFORNIA STATE WINERY OF THE YEAR award. In 2008/2009 it shocked the wine industry when it beat out generations’ old wine producers AND then managed to garner the award with a back–to–back win for the 2009/2010 competition. Better still, perhaps, is the fact that South Coast Winery’s 39– acre Southern California resort not only houses breathtaking vineyards and a stellar wine production facility with tasting

room, but South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is also home to a 15,000 square foot GrapeSeed Spa with specialty vine–based spa treatments, the Vineyard Rose restaurant which has held the coveted Wine Enthusiast Award of Excellence for the past three years, 76 private villas and 50 specialty suites tucked away in the vineyards for luxurious overnight accommodations, and several extraordinary indoor and outdoor meeting and function spaces throughout the property. Because the property is independently owned and operated, it has the ability to customize celebrations to each guest’s unique taste and has the professional staff to ensure a smooth and timely execution. From white–glove lunches in the gardens, to Roof Top Concerts In the Clouds, to Winemakers Dinners in our Library Reserve Room, and everything in between, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a tasteful wine–based adventure to be talked about for months and years to come. To date, South Coast Winery’s 2013 GOLD Medalists Include: NV South Coast Winery Gewurztraminer Sparkling 2011 South Coast Winery Sauvignon Blanc Musque Clone 2011 South Coast Winery Tempranillo Rose 2009 Carter Estates Penrose March • APRIL 201 3 | T e me cula Today | 19



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New Members: a very special welcome A Family Tree Florist Marie & Steve Schroeder 43064 Blackdeer Loop, Ste. A Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 719-3260 Florists

Devoted Ink Matt Laster 26780 Ynez Court, Ste. E Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 239-5395 Tattoos

Anza Investigations Merrilee Riley P.O. Box 893818 Temecula, CA 92589 (888) 377-2692 Private Investigations

Exit Alliance Realty Shawn Sorensen 29377 Rancho California Road, Ste. 100 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 639-8777 Real Estate

Ashley Bee Photography Ashley & Jason Edmonds Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 216-3395 Photography Best Friend Financial Tax & Immigration Service Christina Nichols-Wainright 27780 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. B Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 699-8714 Tax Preparation Bumba Windows & Doors Ray Bumbaugh Temecula, CA 92592 (619) 683-8933 Window & Door Sales

Fazeli Cellars Nicole Blankenship 41955 Fourth Street, Ste. 101 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 695-9100 Wineries The Grossman Law Firm, A.P.C. Juliet Grossman 43537 Ridge Park Drive, Ste. 101 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 683-3704 Attorneys - Civil Litigation Horizon Entertainment Sean Azel (951) 296-7984 Limousines

Cathryn Leff, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Cathryn Leff 29291 Providence Road Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 296-9460 Therapist

iMortgage Judy Marburger 1250 Corona Pointe #101 Corona, CA 92879 (951) 735-6267 Marburger Real Estate Mortgage Loans

Citslinc International, Inc. Leo Liu 108 N. Ynez Avenue, Ste. 205 Montery Park, CA 91754 (626) 571-0616 Travel Agency

Kairin Clinic Aimee Warren, D.O. 31717 Temecula Parkway Temecula, CA 92592 (760) 659-5592 Physicians

Contour Skin & Laser Lumy Juglau 41964 Main Street, Ste. F Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 240-3984 Laser Clinic - Hair Removal, Skin Rejuvenation

Magnolia School of Etiquette and Protocol Jonnie Fox Flanagan 932 Rainbow Crest Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (619) 977-9181 Consultants

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Maria’s Mexican Cuisine Maria Fleak PO Box 381 Temecula, CA 92593 (918) 373-3772 Catering McCune Global Marketing Casey McCune 42072 5th Street, Ste. 205 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 566-7591 Marketing Merrill Lynch Joe Rivas 27450 Ynez Road, #200 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 695-6620 Financial Advisor/Planning My Big Fat Greek Restaurant Reeve Benaron 26460 Ynez Road Temecula, CA 92591 (310) 346-8612 www.MyBigFatGreekRestaurant. com Restaurant Novell & Novell Counseling Services, Inc. Ben Novell 29748 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 694-0695 Counseling Oncore Dance Company Kaila Cumberbatch 33353 Temecula Parkway, Ste. 105 Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 234-9224 www.OncoreDanceCompany. com Dance Instruction Pacific Marine Credit Union South Temecula Claudia Laines 31709 Temecula Parkway Temecula, CA 92592 (760) 430-7511 Credit Union Mindy Skaggs Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 264-6078 Website - News Media

R&R Payroll and Bookkeeping Services Mark Rowley 41890 Enterprise Circle South, #230 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 296-0412 Payroll SeniorNest Gabriel Badescu 40847 Cebu Drive Temecula, CA 92591 (949) 415-6378 Residential Care - Senior Adult The Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery 39252 Winchester Road, Ste. 145 Murrieta, CA 92563 (951) 696-5252 www. TheShamrockIrishPubAndEatery. com Pub / Taverns

Stews Barber Shop James “Stew” Stewart 30590 Rancho California Road, #306 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 693-9867 Barber Shop Take Shape for Life Darlene Smith Winchester, CA 92596 (951) 223-3994 Weight Loss Temecula Buick GMC Steve Gaines 27420 Ynez Road Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 216-2260 Auto Sales Truly Madly Sweetly Bake Shop Cathryn Howard 40754 Winchester Road, Ste. 300 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 719-3440 Bakery



Thank you Renewing Members Support Local Chamber Businesses Abbott Vascular Acuvest Commodity Brokers Advanced Orthopaedic Surgery Center All About Storage Amante & Associates Insurance Solutions, Inc. Animal Friends of the Valleys-LEAF Arizona Tile Baily’s Fine Dining & Front Street Bar & Grill Barrett Business Services, Inc. Bella Capelli Salon & Boutique - Carole Spears Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County Brighton Collectibles California Equine Retirement Foundation California T’s Screen Printing & Embroidery Clear Channel Radio Temecula Competitive Edge Construction, Inc. Corman Leigh David Neault Associates Frank, Dennis Dental Pros, Inc. Destination Temecula Dogtopia of Temecula Downs Energy Eagle’s Mark Embassy Suites HotelTemecula Valley Wine Country Encore Financial Consulting Envoy Mortgage Extreme Signs & Graphics

Fuller Paving and Development, Inc. Glennie’s Office Products Global CRES, Inc. Global Health Insurance Marketing, Inc. Green Acres Ranch, Inc. Hampton Inn & Suites Hemet Hospice Volunteers, Inc. & Community Hospice Services Hillcrest Academy Humana, Inc. Ideal Print & Copy Inn at Churon Winery JP Specialties, Inc. / Earth Shield Waterstop Kaiser Permanente La Masters of Fine Jewelry The Law Offices of Dennis F. Fabozzi, APC The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Hitzeman, AAPLC Le Tip of Temecula Lienzo Charro, Inc. LifeStream Logo Media Group Macy’s Magnetic Creative McDonald’s Mira Loma Apartments Mission Pools Modern Ideation Motel 6 Mt. San Jacinto College Murrieta Day Spa Mythos Technology Nash Dental Care Neighborhood Healthcare Old Town Tire & Service, LLC

Open Jar Concepts Our Nicholas Foundation Pacific Barcode, Inc. Pacific Fire Protection Pacific Marine Credit Union Pacific Western Bank Palumbo Family Vineyard & Winery Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac Passion 4 Pets, LLC Paul Mitchell the school Paula L. Wilson, Health Insurance Benefits Prime Lending - Myrna Crowther Professional Women’s Roundtable Promethean Biofuels Prudhomme Associates CPA’s R.E.E. Mechanical, Inc. Rancho California Water District Rancho Land Associates, Inc. Rancho Physical Therapy, Inc. Real Goods Solar, Inc. Reno Contracting Robinson Printing & Creative Media Royale College of Beauty S. Sanders Company Insurance Sagicor Claims Management The Salvation Army San Diego County Credit Union Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. Send Out Cards

Shafer & MacRae, CPA’s Shirley Eilek SolarMax Technology, Inc. Sonoma at Mapleton Spa Escape Strachota Insurance Agency Studio, The Stutz, Artiano, Shinoff & Holtz, APC Sunset One Escrow Temecula Carpets, Inc. Temecula Creek Inn Temecula Dental Group Temecula Roofing Company Temecula Town Center c/o Jones Lang LaSalle Temecula Valley / So Cal Plumbing Temecula Valley Woman’s Club Toyota of Temecula Valley Truax Development, Inc. Voit Management Wallick & Volk Walt Allen Architects Wells Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc. Westel Communications, Inc. Western Municipal Water District Wishes For Children Foundation

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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.

novell & novell Counseling services, inc. 29748 Rancho California Road temecula, CA 92591 (951) 694-0695

Exit alliance realty shawn sorensen 29377 Rancho California Road, ste. 100 temecula, CA 92591 (951) 639-8777

fazeli Cellars 41955 Fourth street, ste. 101 temecula, CA 92590 (951) 695-9100

mile’s Construction group, inc. Mike stevens 27226 Via Industria temecula, CA 92590 (951) 260-2504

national merchants association heather Peterson 43620 Ridge Park Drive, ste. 310 temecula, CA 92590 (866) 509-7199

the shamrock irish pub & Eatery 39252 Winchester Road, ste. 145 Murrieta, CA 92563 (951) 696-5252

springleaf financial services sheri Bagwell 26451 Ynez Road, ste. C temecula, CA 92591 (951) 676-2880

sweat Cardio & yoga Michelle Rotell 32839 temecula Parkway, ste. 1 temecula, CA 92592 (951) 302-0088

temecula valley real Estate Brian Freeman 27290 Madison Avenue temecula, CA 92590 (951) 304-1200

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The Broken Yolk Café 26495 Ynez Road Temecula, CA 92591 (855) 229-9655 (YOLK)

Cathryn Leff, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 29291 Providence Road Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 296-9460

Everzocial 27292 Via Industria Ste. B Temecula, CA 92590 (888) 859-6156

Lorenz Fiduciary Services 43567 Ridge Park Drive Temecula, CA 92590 (760) 728-6688

California Baptist University, Online & Professional Studies Temecula Educational Center at the Promenade Ted Meyer 40764 Winchester Road, Suite 590, Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 343-3900

Pacific Marine Credit Union – South Temecula 31709 Temecula Parkway Temecula, CA 92592 (760) 430-7511

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naTional MerchanTs associaTion (nMa) is proud to announCE partnErship with ranCho damaCita


ational Merchants Association (NMA) is proud to announce a charitable partnership with Rancho Damacitas through the NMA Give-It-Back donation program. Their mission statement: “At the heart of Rancho Damacitas Children’s Homes (TFS) is a dedicated team working in concert for the benefit of the children entrusted to us! The goal is to heal emotional scars and provide hope for a new beginning...One of Promise, Purpose, and Integrity” With an eye on philanthropy and service, National Merchants Association (NMA) is proud to support Rancho Damacitas through its “Give-it-Back” donation program. NMA business members can donate up 50% of the profit on their merchant fees back to local schools and charitable organizations like Rancho Damacitas. Under National Merchant Association’s Give-It Back program, not only do schools and charities benefit, but also NMA provides its business members with a year-end tax statement of their annual donation. NMA will not increase credit card fees to cover the program.

“They’ve made it so simple. The merchant saves money while receiving a great service and National Merchants then turns around and gives a portion of their income to our youth and programs.” - Clifford Nunn Director of Development at Thessalonika Family Services “We are excited to partner with Rancho Damacitas through our Give-it Back program.” said Heather Petersen, founder of the National Merchants Association. “Our motto is ‘we work for you®’, and partnering with our members in charitable contribution, is just another way we live that everyday. National Merchants Association, a financial services company, is a nationwide Association dedicated to reducing the unnecessary fees of credit card processing. As a member of The National Merchants Association, you not only save on your merchant services program, but you gain a partner in business development. To find out more about NMA and the Give-it-Back program visit, www.nationalmerchants.orgnationalmerchants. org or call (866)509-7199.

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